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19433Re: VCF E 7 Exhibitor Details PRELIMINARY

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  • brian_cirulnick
    Jan 3, 2011
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      Wow, so to win this "First to smoke" prize, all I need to do is show up with the Apple IIgs I think I still have that was "Submerged" in someone's wet, flooded garage... Those power supplies are remarkably touchy...




      --- In midatlanticretro@yahoogroups.com, Bruce Freeman <freemab222@...> wrote:
      >
      > Reminds me of an idea I had back when working for a computer firm -- a
      > "chip" that would do nothing but release a cloud of smoke when it was first
      > powered up. Preferably configured to replace some removable chip, so it
      > could be swapped out quickly the evening of March 31.
      >
      > On Mon, Jan 3, 2011 at 2:30 PM, Mr Ian Primus <ian_primus@...> wrote:
      >
      > >
      > >
      > > --- On Mon, 1/3/11, Andrew Molloy <awmolloy@...<awmolloy%40landsnail.com>>
      > > wrote:
      > >
      > > On Mon, Dec 27, 2010 at 11:02 PM, B Degnan <billdeg@...<billdeg%40degnanco.com>>
      > > wrote:
      > >
      > > > > There is a new award category - First to Smoke - First computer to
      > > > > go up in smoke or otherwise cook itself will win this prize.
      > > >
      > > > Poor Ian...was the Prime ever brought back to life?
      > > >
      > >
      > > That particular machine-smoking was not my fault, nor was it the machine's
      > > fault, so I don't know if it would qualify under those rules - i.e., it
      > > didn't cook "itself". Now, if you were to add "miswired electrical socket"
      > > to the list, then, yeah.
      > >
      > > I was eventually able to repair it. One of the terminals was a total loss
      > > though.
      > >
      > > -Ian
      > >
      > >
      > >
      >
      >
      >
      > --
      > Bruce
      > NJ
      >
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