Sean Caron scaron at umich.edu
Fri Jun 12 09:52:13 CDT 2015

I dunno, guys, that might be a little paranoid ... a lot of this stuff is
big and heavy ... I just can't imagine a thief coming in and carting away
PDP-11s, VAX-11s, RP/RL/TU drives, IBM mainframes, whole racks and the like
... I can hardly move some of this stuff I have as one guy and it is
certainly a loud, time-consuming, sweaty process ... not to mention, how
would anyone go about fencing something like that? I don't think the local
pawn shop will want it ... imagine a giant illicit market for stolen
computers, like for stolen artwork? LOL. I'm not so sure. If someone wants
to keep their QTH anonymous that's cool and totally your business but I
suspect most intruders really couldn't care less about old computers... but
who knows. Maybe all this stuff will turn out to be the Old Masters of the
digital age and we'll all be rich! :O



On Fri, Jun 12, 2015 at 9:43 AM, Noel Chiappa <jnc at mercury.lcs.mit.edu>

>     > From: Fred Cisin
>     > If somebody were to try to make a "complete" list, it would make
> sense
>     > to provide variable levels of anonymity
>     > ...
>     > Prob'ly some people would be more willing to discuss what they have
>     > they aren't opening themselves to theft risk, and/or a deluge of "I'd
>     > like to buy".
> Let me second that. Particularly as the value of these things goes up,
> security will be a real issue for people.
> As I like to say, the _good_ thing about the Internet is that it brings the
> world to your doorstep; and the _bad_ thing about the Internet is that it
> brings the world to your doorstep...
>         Noel

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