[rescue] FFS to a good home

Jason T silent700 at gmail.com
Sun Aug 15 03:02:30 CDT 2010

Hello - I'm interested in the 3B1, if you'd be willing to ship it.  I
am mainly interested in the ethernet card, as I already have pair of
3B1s here, but I understand if you're not willing to break up the
system.  I'd give a third system a home then :)

The Sun 3/50s are interesting also, but we're starting to get into
serious shipping costs there.  Still, I'm wondering if we can figure
out a cost based on approximate weight.  I am in 60074.



On Sun, Aug 15, 2010 at 1:21 AM, James Birdsall <jwb-tech at picarefy.com> wrote:
> The following are in my garage and need to be somewhere else, for the price
> of shipping from 98087.
> Somebody was talking about IBM's serial disk (SSA) stuff recently. I have
> three 7133 chassis, several boxes of 4G drives in sleds, cables, and a
> variety of Microchannel controllers. Everything but the chassis are
> shippable fairly easily. It was sold to me as working, but that was ten
> years and several moves ago. I have no idea what shape they're in now --
> except that the foam on the chassis is sorta decaying -- and no way to
> check. As sweet as big disk arrays are, I can't justify the heat, power, and
> noise for seventy-two gigs of space.
> AT&T 3B1 in the wedge chassis, with keyboard and mouse, 3.5 megs of memory,
> 40(?) meg hard drive, and the rare ethernet card. Last known working, and I
> can check. I'll need to reset the root password, at any rate.
> Sun 386i. It passed self-test many years ago, I can check. It has the
> keyboard/mouse/framebuffer card but I don't have a cable for it, so I can't
> check that part. I also have a set of SunOS 4.0.1 floppies for it, condition
> iffy.
> Five Sun 3/50's in various chassis. One of them has an expansion
> daughterboard which brings the memory up to 8M. These are easy to check.
> Local pickup ONLY: Alphaserver 2000 4/275. No disks, but I think it has a
> couple sleds. Linux supported this at one time, although these days Alpha
> Linux seems to have gone by the wayside. I don't think any of the BSDs ever
> supported it. You could load NT4 on it and play solitaire, I suppose...
> Not specifically in my garage, but possibly of interest to this group:
> Journal of Irreproducable Results v35n6 (Nov/Dec 90) through v39n1 (Jan/Feb
> 94),
> Annals of Improbable Research v1n1 (Jan/Feb 95) through v5n6 (Nov/Dec 99)
> (but missing v3n6 for some reason), and AIR (Jan/Feb 02 through Nov/Dec 02).

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