PDP-11/03, LSI-11 KEV11-C CIS option

Tothwolf tothwolf at concentric.net
Sun Jan 31 20:20:35 CST 2016

On Sun, 31 Jan 2016, Pete Lancashire wrote:
> On Sun, Jan 31, 2016 at 1:24 AM, Henk Gooijen <henk.gooijen at hotmail.com> wrote:
>> OK, if nobody in the USA steps up, I will check where I have stored 
>> that little box. At least, I am pretty sure I have that chip. I can do 
>> that this week. Insured shipping would not cost much is it is tiny 
>> enough to be shipped in a "bubble envelop".
> Spend the extra few dollars (or what your currency is) and pack it in a 
> very strong box. I've actually had EPROMs show up cracked in half

Seconded. The machines the USPS uses for automated sorting of mail are not 
gentle on parcels. That said, even a box isn't foolproof, I had one small 
box containing 2GB registered ECC DIMMs packed in clamshells arrive that 
had clearly been run over by a forklift (none of the memory modules 

I would also strongly advise anyone who uses printed shipping labels with 
barcodes to always use a box or mailer large enough for the label to fully 
fit flat on one side. If you wrap a label around a parcel, the automated 
label and barcode scanners in the processing machines cannot read them and 
those parcels tend to get delayed, sometimes for a significant amount of 
time (the record so far for stuff sent to me with an improperly applied 
label is a little over 3 months). The absolute worst thing you can do is 
wrap a label around a round tube horizontally...the barcode readers can't 
read it and the OCR scanners can't read the address. Such parcels end up 
having to be sorted by hand.

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