Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 15th Apr 2007 16:59 UTC, submitted by shykid
Hardware, Embedded Systems "In the first purchase of his collection, Sellam Ismail loaded the trunk of his car with old computers he stumbled upon at a flea market for USD 5 apiece. He soon had filled his three-car garage with what others would consider obsolete junk. Years later, his collection of early computers, printers and related parts is piled high across shelves and in chaotic heaps in a 4500-square-foot warehouse near Silicon Valley. And it is worth real money."
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RE[3]: Cool
by jcgf on Mon 16th Apr 2007 16:17 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Cool"
jcgf
Member since:
2005-11-14

dec alphastation 433a



I have a dec alphastation 433au that I am trying to get rid of and can't bring myself to take it to be recycled. Do you know anyone who wants it bad enough to pay shipping from saskatchewan? It's "free" otherwise. It's running freebsd 4.11 now. It has a dead battery and will ship sans hdd (ultimate data security, reformats aren't enough). Only annoying thing is it loses time and boot device info when the power is removed. Of course being an alpha, you never need to turn it off anyways, but I'd imagine that a battery could be found easily.

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RE[4]: Cool
by ajacques on Mon 16th Apr 2007 19:35 in reply to "RE[3]: Cool"
ajacques Member since:
2007-04-16

Hi, I'm in Montréal. I've been dying to get my hands on an Alpha box to revive my high school memories of OpenVMS (no kidding). If you're interested, I'd definitely be glad to pay for shipping.

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RE[5]: Cool
by jcgf on Tue 17th Apr 2007 03:26 in reply to "RE[4]: Cool"
jcgf Member since:
2005-11-14

Ok, email my hotmail address at jaredthegreat for more info. It's at my folks place, but I should be picking it up this weekend and hopefully will be able to take some pictures (I have to borrow a camera from work).

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