[rescue] SGI goodies anyone?

pete leaknoil at charter.net
Sat Oct 16 11:22:41 CDT 2010

  I never said people shouldn't get an Onyx 2 and play with it. I am all 
for it. What I said is people should think before they do. Think if they 
can actually run it safely and understand the power requirements. This 
is true for anything that has the potential to hurt you. You going to 
jump out of an airplane without knowing how to use a parachute ? You ok 
with people just jumping in cars and teaching themselves to drive on the 
highway without some instruction first ? There is some _learning_ that 
needs to take place before you operate equipment that can hurt you or 
damage things. Hopefully some people have _learned_ from this discussion 
about power in their home.

The average expertise level on cctech is higher. Sure there are some 
very experienced users on this list too but, there are also a lot of 
people that are just out for free gear and don't really think about what 
it is before they send an email asking for it.

On 10/16/2010 6:33 AM, Patrick Finnegan wrote:
> 1) 120V, 20A ISN'T a ton of power. Maybe compared to a laptop, but you
> can find 120V, 20A (and higher power outlets) in most homes.
> 2) Why is it necessary that you run a machine 24x7 if you get it?
> 3) One thing that really grates on me in this society is everyone that
> goes around pooh-poohing idea because "oh no that's out of the
> ordinary!" or "most peoble aren't skilled at that, so obviously you
> shouldn't try or aren't skilled!"
> The rescue list is far from cctech.
> This is just a dumb statement.
>> Lot of people on here would have no idea and if a shiny Onyx
>> showed up in their town for free they might just try.
> What's wrong with trying new things that you're not experienced with?
> That's called _learning_.
> I've learned huge amounts of stuff by reading books, asking people on
> mailing lists, and just trying things.
> Pat

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