[rescue] Wanted: Rackmount kit for a SGI Origin 200
Sheldon T. Hall
shel at artell.net
Tue Mar 30 16:06:54 CDT 2010
Quoth Jonathan Patschke ...
> On Tue, 30 Mar 2010, Ethan O'Toole wrote:
> > Yes, take the side panels off, and the feet come off, and it turns
> > sideways and sits in a rack.
> Or toss a cotton ball at it and all the fragile SGI plastic
> will crumble right off.
Let me phrase it like Kinky Friedman ... the [non-]quality of SGI's plastic
parts has always failed to amaze me. Most of my SGIs (I still have a
couple) have avoided major breakage, but, even given the great care with
which I've treated them, the cases all have various minor bits broken off.
Since I got all the stuff cheap-or-free, it's hard for me to complain. If
I'd laid out $35k (or whatever) for a loaded Octane, however, only to have
the front door break off, I wouldn't be so sanguine.
Y'gotta wonder why they didn't do better.
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