Made a deal to get a Vax 6000, 2 Fujitsu Supercomputers and TOPS10???

From: Richard W. Schauer <>
Date: Wed Nov 24 23:10:58 1999

On Wed, 24 Nov 1999, Dave McGuire wrote:

> On Wed, 24 Nov 1999, John B wrote:
> >As for the systems, I will probably scrap the Vax6000 (for EBay souvenirs).
> >
> >I saw one of the Fujitsu boards last year.... nice... most of the chips had
> >heat sinks on them (ram board).. and they were huge.. Again too new and too
> >big to deal with.. I'll get what gold I can out of it.
> Grrrrrr.

I agree with you, Dave- it seems that recently there's been a surge of
"this or that computer is junk, it's only worth scrap for metals content.
I'll enjoy scrapping this one" As I recall, indiscriminate bashing of any
particular computer is prohibited by this list's FAQ and Rules (and I'd
definitely say that calling a whole class of machines junk would be

When some of us go hunting in Dumpsters and scrapyards for measly old
micros, while working minis are being gleefully hauled to the shredder for
gold content, it kind of makes you wonder if it's all worth it.

Received on Wed Nov 24 1999 - 23:10:58 GMT

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