Powering ancient computers (was: Happy Holidays!)

From: Boatman on the River of Suck <vance_at_ikickass.org>
Date: Thu Dec 27 16:06:23 2001

On Thu, 27 Dec 2001, Roger Merchberger wrote:

> Rumor has it that Clint Wolff (VAX collector) may have mentioned these words:
> >I was sympathizing with the checkout chick at home-depot today... Can you
> >imagine working someplace that plays christmas music 24 hours a day, 7
> >days a week, since mid November?!!!???!
> I really do think there should be a law (in the US) that no christmas
> decorations/music/advertising/etc. should be used until after Thanksgiving.
> In Canada, the law should read that non should be used until after the US's
> Thanksgiving. (Canadian Thanksgiving is in October.)

This leads to the Conservative Reactionary Right Nazi people to send the
police out to force Hindus to take down Deewali lights in early November.
Regulating anything *remotely* religious can cause *serious* unforseen

> I also think that it should be kept in mind that Native American people
> shouldn't be chastised for disliking Thanksgiving - remember, it was a
> "going away party" to the Europeans, they never left... ;-)
> [[ And yes, being primarily of Native American & German descent, I really
> wasn't sure which way to word the above paragraph... ;-) ]]


> >On the other hand (and to bring us slightly closer to topic), I got my
> >200Amp load center installed and wired up. Now I just need to get an
> >inspection (ummmm.... Yup, thats a load center.... Your wire is the
> >improper shade of red, you'll have to replace it all...), and get PSCo
> >out to hook the feed wire up. Then I'll have an extra 80Amps to run
> >VAXEN!!!!!!
> Pfffft. You call that an upgrade??? The house I'm buying has [ahem] 2
> 30-amp services - hell, that won't run my sawzall! And most of the wiring
> is the original "knob & tube" wiring that was used back when many parts of
> the US (and this house) ran on 50 Hz. [Yes, the town I live in ran on 50 Hz
> for around 20 years, before the US standardized on 60.]

When I build my first house, I am going to have a 200 A service for the
machine room, and a 200 A service for everything else.

Peace... Sridhar
Received on Thu Dec 27 2001 - 16:06:23 GMT

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