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Sat Jun 13 03:16:04 CDT 2015

Heh!  The  will have to pry my PDP 8  from my cold dead  hands to get it 
In a message dated 6/13/2015 1:14:19 A.M. US Mountain Standard Time,  
tmfdmike at gmail.com writes:

I have  an old computer collection in the workshop.

I also have a gun  collection in the house :-)

If anyone can *still* successfully make off  with my pdps, they can
bloody have them! :D


On Sat, Jun  13, 2015 at 2:52 AM, Sean Caron <scaron at umich.edu> wrote:
> I  dunno, guys, that might be a little paranoid ... a lot of this stuff  
> 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 
> ... 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 
> 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 
> 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... 
> who knows. Maybe all this stuff  will turn out to be the Old Masters of 
> digital age and we'll all  be rich! :O
> Best,
> Sean
>  On Fri, Jun 12, 2015 at 9:43 AM, Noel Chiappa  <jnc at mercury.lcs.mit.edu>
> wrote:
>>   > 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
>> IFF
>>     > they aren't  opening themselves to theft risk, and/or a deluge of 
>>   > 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 
>> world to  your doorstep; and the _bad_ thing about the Internet is that 
>>  brings the world to your doorstep...
>>     Noel


'No greater love hath a man than he lay  down his life for his brother.
Not for millions, not for glory, not for  fame.
For one person, in the dark, where no one will ever know or  see.'

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