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Roy J. Tellason rtellason at
Sat Aug 5 19:06:19 CDT 2006

On Saturday 05 August 2006 02:17 pm, Chuck Guzis wrote:
> On 8/5/2006 at 1:26 PM Roy J. Tellason wrote:
> >I've been a tech for coming up on four decades now,  most of that time
> >having my hands inside of the hardware of one sort or another,  and the
> > earlier stuff had vacuum tubes in it,  on up to current technology.
> >
> >And I've *never* seen anything like what you describe here,  or heard of
> > such a thing either.
> I've seen something close to it--an old PC stored in a garage next to a
> leaking jug of muriatic acid. Most of the copper turned to green dust, but
> the packages (ceramic and plastic) were fine.  The zinc plating on the
> chassis was gone and the steel underneath was nearly rusted through in
> places.  The concrete floor also took a hit.

I've heard some similar stories about that stuff,  too,  now that you mention 

Sometimes it's amazing what people will end up storing in their garages,  
especially in situations where all sorts of stuff has been collecting for 

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