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19436re: [midatlanticretro] Re: VCF E 7 Exhibitor Details PRELIMINARY

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  • Bill Degnan
    Jan 3, 2011
      We may need a pistol start!

      Bill Degnan

      -------- Original Message --------
      > From: "brian_cirulnick" <techrat@...>
      > Sent: Monday, January 03, 2011 5:54 PM
      > To: midatlanticretro@yahoogroups.com
      > Subject: [midatlanticretro] Re: VCF E 7 Exhibitor Details PRELIMINARY
      >
      > 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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