slick bits in computers (WAS: VAXen Rule!)
Gordon JC Pearce
gordon at gjcp.net
Tue Aug 15 12:35:34 CDT 2006
On Thu, 2006-08-10 at 09:08 -0400, Sridhar Ayengar wrote:
> Dave McGuire wrote:
> > Sridhar Ayengar wrote:
> >>>>> I like PDP-11s because they have personality and soul.
> >>>> *That* is the primary reason I like mainframes. And European cars.
> >>> I hate to break it to you, Sridhar, but your Camry isn't a European
> >>> car. :)
> >> I drive an Audi A8 4.2 Quattro.
> > ...and I put an Origin 2000 into the trunk of said Quattro a couple of
> > months ago. That's a damn fine automobile our skinny beige friend has,
> > there. I nearly beat him over the head and took it home. =)
> I was quite surprised that it fit so easily. I believe there were three
> O200's in there too.
A MicroVAX 3300
A MicroVAX II with a tape drive and two whacking great Fujitsu Eagles
all cables for the above
some spares too
Fairly comprehensive grey wall
a non-disassembleable 19" cabinet about 4' tall (for the MVII)
some other random bits like 80s home computers
into my 1988 Citroën CX. It took nearly 20 seconds to lift to running
height. I shudder to think what kind of weight was in it, and what kind
of pressure on the hydraulics. But it belted up from Manchester to
Glasgow at a steady 95mph quite happily, if a little thirstier than
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