[rescue] long shot... anybody got a Gateway 486?

Phil Stracchino alaric at metrocast.net
Tue Apr 30 11:11:45 CDT 2013

On 04/30/13 11:43, JP Hindin wrote:
> My practically biological need to collect things outstrips my time to work
> on them. I have two children, and a wife to go with (or is that the other
> way 'round?) and I also have a couple of cars I fiddle with ('70 UK import
> Ford Capri, a DeLorean, '54 Mercedes Benx 220S)...

Any tuning tips for the flux capacitor?  :)

> I heard some scuttlebutt that the fully stacked, fully licenced E10ks were
> on the order of ~$10m in 2002 when they started getting the 466mHz
> processors, but that may not be accurate. I'm fairly certain it's still
> the most expensive machine I have, originally.

A righteous piece of hardware either way.  :)  I've never had the
opportunity to play on a 10K/12K/15K.

> The nCUBE2 has a little battle damage. The previous owner took it to a
> basement and it slipped going down the stairs. Internally it's in good
> shape and I've powered it up without smoke and clean voltages, but all of
> the buttons on it are broken off - I don't actually know what they do. I
> have the host processor with software and interface card (a Sun 4/470 in
> this unit's case), but until recently had absolutly no idea how to even
> talk to the nCUBE. A helpful chap posted simultaneously to my YouTube
> channel and classiccmp a bunch of documentation from a Russian university,
> so I'm trying to find time to pull them back out - reverify its in working
> state - and see if I can talk to it.

Best of /usr/bin/fortune with that endeavor.  :)

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