Here's What Happens When an 18 Year Old Buys a Mainframe

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Here's What Happens When an 18 Year Old Buys a Mainframe

Unread postby pentium » Mon Mar 28, 2016 4:35 pm

This subforum is kinda dead but this is TOTALLY fitting with the theme.

It's a 45 minute long video from Connor Krukosky, known by a few of us as "Conmega".

Funny how that works, huh? We always start small with a few dinky machines and somehow end up with beasts we can barely transport. :mrgreen:
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Re: Here's What Happens When an 18 Year Old Buys a Mainframe

Unread postby ClassicHasClass » Mon Mar 28, 2016 5:32 pm

It's what happened to me with pinball machines. And I only have two!
smit happens.

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Re: Here's What Happens When an 18 Year Old Buys a Mainframe

Unread postby Pontus » Tue Mar 29, 2016 5:26 am

I recognize myself quite a lot in his experience. I have fairly good story when I salvaged an 11/750, an Eclipse and a PDP-11/34 from a house with a collapsed floor :twisted:
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Re: Here's What Happens When an 18 Year Old Buys a Mainframe

Unread postby mopar5150 » Tue Mar 29, 2016 7:10 am

That was awesome! I wish more 18 year olds had that kind of determination. I can relate as I have salvaged and revived several '50s cars, Atari vector arcade machines and an Onyx rack.

My '51 Dodge and the Onyx were similar in that they both caught fire....twice.
If the thing isn't on fire it's a software problem.

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Re: Here's What Happens When an 18 Year Old Buys a Mainframe

Unread postby dexter1 » Wed Mar 30, 2016 7:12 am

Inspirational and very recognisable:
I almost went the same road when i was offered an Onyx1 Terminator Rack to pick up from an old data center and install in my Condo. When i decided to actually have it, i called the company, only to find out that they had scrapped the entire machine just two weeks before by cutting it up into pieces ... completely ... :(
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Re: Here's What Happens When an 18 Year Old Buys a Mainframe

Unread postby jan-jaap » Wed Mar 30, 2016 3:30 pm

ivelegacy wrote:he said 240V, 30A :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock:

Probably the breaker on the PDU, not the actual power consumption.

My 4D/380 consumes ~ 6.5A (1.5kW), but:
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Re: Here's What Happens When an 18 Year Old Buys a Mainframe

Unread postby SAQ » Fri Apr 01, 2016 6:54 am

The 3-phase is the killer (some VAXes and IBM boxes, big SGIs, probably big other boxes).
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Re: Here's What Happens When an 18 Year Old Buys a Mainframe

Unread postby uunix » Fri Apr 01, 2016 7:38 am

I wonder what he will do next? :lol:
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Re: Here's What Happens When an 18 Year Old Buys a Mainframe

Unread postby uunix » Fri Apr 01, 2016 10:10 am

ivelegacy wrote:my speculative engine has said: he will probably buy a raspberry3 :lol:

That made me chuckle Iva' :lol:
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