Evil Lurker Won, Gets His Parts

From: healyzh_at_aracnet.com <(healyzh_at_aracnet.com)>
Date: Tue Jun 27 15:15:54 2000

> Chuck was right about the guy that won the bid on
> the MicroPDP-11/73... the buyer's name is Chris
> Hoaglin, and all he is interested in is f*cking
> up a working computer to end up with parts he
> can sell to fund his greedy little schemes. He
> wants the backplane and all the cards. I wish the
> seller would have said NO, but that was not to be.

Grow up! I don't know who he is, but I've a feeling he's someone trying to
keep systems doing real work in operating order. You bid to low on a piece
of valuable equipment, and you lost. Live with it. Especially since you
were apparently told you were bidding low!

You do realize that PDP-11's are more than just cool toys don't you? There
are people/companies whose livelyhood depends on these systems and their
continueing to run.

The only thing I can see that the buyer did wrong was leaving the
powersupply! At least from what you've said I assume he left it. If he
went so far as to get the backplane he really should have taken that.

Received on Tue Jun 27 2000 - 15:15:54 BST

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