Estimated Price Of A "Classic" PDP-8?

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Date: Sun Jan 25 10:20:26 2004

> I'm baaaaack!...
> Apologies if this has been posted here already... I found this
> little horror story on alt.sys.pdp8, and it made me cringe. If
> honeymoon for about a week when their home was struck by a flying
> car - which took out every floor joist and sent cinder blocks
> crashing through his Straight-8 destroying a glass front panel,

Yow. That's unreal... in our town we had exact same thing happen
twice in 2002 and 2003...

One girl is still learning to drive and hit the gas instead of brake,
launching her jeep into hard U turn hit the rental house that she
lives in!

Other one is sadder. The two couples (older), one of couple owns the
resteauent place and both couples were drunk and refused taxi, drove
off , missed the sweeping curves and went through several front yards
and smashed into house, instantly killed a senior sitting on their
lawn chair inside lower split level house and one person dead in the
car also.

That one about the flying car, I bet driver had good headstart to get
that assumed 100mph to fly that high and far? Smashed joists in the
house and launched the PDP-8 PSU across and hit lolly post. Amazing.
Was these guys drunk or was racing? I'm curious how this streets and
roads was laid out this way? It takes at least 3/4 to 1 mile for
car to get that speed. Fire dept condemned the house so quickly, I'm
curious what about recovering stuff after shoring up first from that
house or destroyed along with house when house being razed?


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