[vcf-midatlantic] Bernoulli Drives needed in working condition
gregg.drwho8 at gmail.com
Wed May 19 03:04:32 UTC 2021
And Jeff B, then why did you react to mine when it came time to find
Gregg C Levine gregg.drwho8 at gmail.com
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On Tue, May 18, 2021 at 9:50 PM Sentrytv via vcf-midatlantic
<vcf-midatlantic at lists.vcfed.org> wrote:
> I can never figure out why people take fuzzy blurry pictures and post them.
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> > On May 18, 2021, at 9:41 PM, Jeffrey Brace via vcf-midatlantic <vcf-midatlantic at lists.vcfed.org> wrote:
> > <jeffrey at vcfed.org>
> >> On Tue, May 18, 2021 at 5:06 PM Herb Johnson via vcf-midatlantic <
> >> vcf-midatlantic at lists.vcfed.org> wrote:
> >> This caught my attention, because I likely have a clue about this tech.
> >> http://www.retrotechnology.com/aux/iomega10.html
> >> Are these the 'droids you are looking for?
> > Yes! They are the droids that I'm looking for! And FYI: Jedi mind tricks
> > don't work with me ;)
> >> First: the propositions, as stated by Jeff Brace:
> >>> Someone donated two 10x10 Bernoulli drives to VCF. They are in unknown
> >>> condition. She gave us the manual, a cable and one cartridge. She wants
> >> to
> >>> donate the remaining cartridges, but would like to supervise the deletion
> >>> of the data they have on them. So we need one in working condition first.
> >> and:
> >>> It is payroll data that the couple used for their business for many
> >> years,
> >>> so it is quite sensitive.
> >> First: this appears to be a legal contract over property and services.
> >> Not that I'm a lawyer. VCFed Incorporated may wish to examine these
> >> terms, as Dave McGuire pointed out, and see if the Corporation wishes to
> >> engage in such contracts with clients. Hint. Hint.
> > Yes, Dave gave us some contract and we are looking to use it out of an
> > abundance of caution.
> >> Second: how many carts is this about, anyways? Ebay price - by luck I
> >> happened to look recently - some tens of dollars each. Point being: why
> >> spin all our wheels, just over a few carts? And: *are there any in the
> >> VCFed Inventory already*? Just a thought.
> > There are about 30 to 40 cartridges, maybe 50. I had them give me one for
> > testing purposes because I'm pretty certain that VCF *doesn't* have any of
> > these. Tony and the Inventory Committee would know better than me, but I
> > have never seen any in the warehouse.
> > Related: "two 10X10 drives" is ambiguous. Is it one cabinet with two
> >> drives, as per my unit? That's my guess, and I show an example.
> > It is two cabinets with two drives per unit. So two units like the one that
> > you have. One is labeled "working", but who knows when it was last working.
> >> Third: I see no "data recovery" in these terms, as suggested in the
> >> chatter. Just data security. So: let the client keep the carts, if they
> >> choose to destroy them, that would be sad. But that solves the problem,
> >> no. further. fuss. needed. That's my recommendation.
> > She wanted to destroy the cartridges. I didn't have time to research how
> > rare they were, so I asked if we could have them. Then she said that there
> > was payroll data that she wanted deleted. She wanted to go through the data
> > herself and delete it herself once we got the drives working.
> > =========================================
> > Jeff Brace
> > Vice President & Board Member
> > Vintage Computer Festival East Show-runner
> > Vintage Computer Federation is a 501c3 charity
> > http://www.vcfed.org/
> > jeffrey at vcfed.org
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