[rescue] FFS to a good home

James Birdsall jwb-tech at picarefy.com
Sun Aug 15 14:02:55 CDT 2010

The 3B1 is already spoken for, but I should still have a 3/50 available. 
I wasn't honestly expecting much interest in them, so I didn't test them 
beforehand and I don't know how many of the five are still operable.

The raw weight of a 3/50 is about 27 pounds, so figure about 33 padded 
and boxed. It looks like shipping would be around $35.

Jason T wrote:
> 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.
> Thanks!
> -jason
> 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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