Crays, SB1105, Texas state law (was: Re: Hardest to Find Classic Computers ....)

From: Jeffrey S. Sharp <>
Date: Mon Dec 17 01:12:25 2001

On Sun, 16 Dec 2001, Doc wrote:

> I was the LAN Op at Building 5, PRC from mid-98 thru late last year.
> That's literally next door to the cantral surplus barn. I was friends
> with the guy who is now the director, who was the shop foreman then. I
> can tell you first-hand that the Surplus department has a lot more
> control over classification than the releasing department.

They must have more control. As I said on another thread, they auctioned
a huge load of very much on-topic stuff to me from that very barn.

> There is some leeway as to what is designated DCE. If the unit is
> suffciently outdated and slow (OK, by THEIR standards), it's likely to
> be sold as scrap at auction.

The auctions seem to be held by Swico Auctions (,
and there's one coming up on January 23. I'm waiting for them to post a
list of items. I don't have the money to make a haul this time, but I'm
still eager to see what will be there.

Jeffrey S. Sharp
Received on Mon Dec 17 2001 - 01:12:25 GMT

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