[rescue] Help me rescue a vintage video game console...

Sandwich Maker adh at an.bradford.ma.us
Fri Sep 26 09:31:44 CDT 2008

" From: wa2egp at att.net
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" From: "Geoffrey S. Mendelson" <gsm at mendelson.com>
" >
" > 
" > If any of you remember the Motorola bag phones from the 1980's, they
" > were held together with a torx screw. The state of Illinois had recently
" > replaced all of the locks in their prison cells with the same screws thinking
" > that since no one knew what they were the prisoners could not obtain them.
" > 
" > Soon after that, cell locks started to mysterious fall apart, so the state
" > responded in the quickest and best way it could, it made it illegal to
" > sell or posses one of these bits.
" Couldn't they think of a little epoxy in the hole to stop that?
" Bureaucrats!  No imagination!

bureaucrats and lawyers, imagining a legal solution would trump a
merely technical one.
Andrew Hay                                  the genius nature
internet rambler                            is to see what all have seen
adh at an.bradford.ma.us                       and think what none thought

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