Scored an SGI 4D/480 VGX
hilpert at cs.ubc.ca
Tue May 12 13:22:13 CDT 2009
> In article <15c901c9d2ea$a5a00e00$767919bb at desktaba>,
> "Alexandre Souza" <alexandre-listas at e-secure.com.br> writes:
> > > <http://www.govliquidation.com/auction/view?id=2332176>
> > > I was surprised noone else bid on it. The skins look in good
> > > condition.
> > > This is the biggest model of the 4D series ever made. Yummy :-)
> > What is that "no mutilation required" I see on these ads, Richard?
It's a rare instance of accuracy & honesty in terminology from a bureaucracy.
I'm rebuilding some RACAL radio receivers that were mutilated/demilitarised
before release from the military.
Some switches were removed, numerous components snipped out, some component
boards snapped in half, etc.
They're recoverable, but it sure is annoying. In this case it may be that the
person doing the work was actually trying to cut a line between meeting the
(silly) military directive and leaving the equipment in a still-recoverable
state for those that might obtain later them on the surplus market.
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