Subject: Powering large VAXen [was Re: MV3100-96&1.5.2]
To: Olof Johansson <>
From: Brian Chase <>
List: port-vax
Date: 12/10/2001 13:21:19
On Mon, 10 Dec 2001, Olof Johansson wrote:

> Not necessarily cheap, but the University was paying for it. :-]

I think you mean to say that the Swedish taxpayers are paying for it,
which I guess begins to explain the high rate of taxation there.  A
sizable fraction of the money goes to paying for the electricity to
run old VAXen.

> (Even though at my last comparison, electricity was alot cheaper
> back home in Sweden than here in the US).

That's okay.  Here in the US we've got cheaper gasoline, so all we need
are some large diesel powered generators.  I mean if we Americans are
going do destory the earth with our greenhouse gases, we may as well get
some extra life out of those VAX 8000s in the process.

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