VAX wanted in Bristol, UK

From: Eric Dittman <>
Date: Mon Dec 9 16:14:00 2002

> On Erebus, they use pressurized drive canisters for external SCSI drives.
> At Pole, they don't do anything special. Drives die all the time. To
> add insult to injury, massively dry air holds a lot less heat than the
> air you and I are breathing right now - computers and hard disks frequently
> die from overheating at the South Pole - the air is thinner and drier
> and can't conduct as much heat away from CPUs and drives.

The flame throwers to incinerate the Things can't help,
either. :-)

I always thought it would be fun to visit Antartica and maybe
work there for a year. Now that I'm married I don't think I'd
be able to go there.
Eric Dittman
Check out the DEC Enthusiasts Club at
Received on Mon Dec 09 2002 - 16:14:00 GMT

This archive was generated by hypermail 2.3.0 : Fri Oct 10 2014 - 23:34:40 BST