Mike Ross tmfdmike at gmail.com
Sat Jun 13 03:14:31 CDT 2015

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 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
> 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 "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


'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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