[rescue] Slightly OT: ?Bad Cap Saga

Geoffrey S. Mendelson gsm at mendelson.com
Tue Aug 19 12:31:53 CDT 2008

On Tue, Aug 19, 2008 at 01:05:57PM -0400, der Mouse wrote:

>I am.  I find parallel ports very useful for driving random digital
>electronics.  I've built some three or four circuits designed to be
>driven off a parallel port, and it was a good deal easier than doing
>the corresponding thing with a serial port would have been.  (This is
>probably at least partially an artifact of what's in my toolbox, as it
>were, but I don't see that that invalidates the point.)

Ok, so you expect Joe Consumer to pay for a port that you use for
experimenting? I don't even think you can buy a NEW parallel port
printer, why should 99.99999999% of the people buying computers pay for
the ability to plug in a printer they can't buy?


Geoffrey S. Mendelson, Jerusalem, Israel gsm at mendelson.com  N3OWJ/4X1GM

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