[rescue] Cable Balls

Mauricio Tavares raubvogel at gmail.com
Wed Sep 17 15:14:55 CDT 2014

On Wed, Sep 17, 2014 at 3:10 PM, Stephen Conley <cheetah at tanabi.org> wrote:
> Hi guys;
> I have one or two "cable balls" in my possession, which are
> semi-tangled balls of old cables that I will probably never use.
> Though the cables have not been immaculately kept (i.e. they have been
> allowed to form a cable ball) they should all be in functional
> condition.
> There are a lot of SCSI cables in these balls, both internal and
> external, mostly SCSI-2, SCSI-3, and Ultra2 LVD.  There's a lot of
> standard power cables, various power bricks, network cables, USB
> cables, a few SCSI terminators from SCSI 1 through SCSI 3, some VGA
> <-> 13W3 Sun cables, phone cables, and other stuff in these balls.  I
> ran Sun SPARC equipment and a few PCs over the years, so that's where
> these cables have come from -- mostly Sun stuff.
> I'm absolutely not interested in sorting these things out and I'm
> really tempted to toss them in the dumpster, though there's probably
> cables of significant value to people on this list.  Therefore, anyone
> who wants to inherit my cable balls, may. :)
> The "cost" is cost of shipping; the cable balls are somewhat heavy and
> I would guess all this mess will be $20-ish to ship in the US.
> Alternatively, if you're in the RTP area of NC, I don't mind figuring
> out a way to get these cables to you in person for free.  There's a
> lot of garbage cables in these balls, certainly, but there's
> definitely more than $20 worth of SCSI in here so it should be worth
> your while.
> If there is a particular cable you want me to check for in the balls
> before committing, I'm happy to take a look.  However, I'm not really
> interested in piecemealing unless you really want to offer me some
> money for the trouble.  And at that point, you may as well just take
> the whole ball for cost of shipping and sift out the diamonds from the
> rough yourself :)


> Thanks!
> Steve
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