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Topic: My tea-drinking wife has taken to coffee (10 msgs / 208 lines)
1) From: Thomas Pfau
My wife saw how many messages were in my inbox from this list the other 
day.  Then I showed her some pictures several of you posted to the list 
of the contraptions you've made.  She thinks you all need to put down 
your coffee cups and get lives.
I guess I have some educating to do yet....
Meanwhile, I'm roasting coffee in the basement next to a window with two 
9" cabinet fans removed from a PDP-11/70 sucking the smoke out of the 
house....
She is drinking more coffee now than she ever had before, though, but 
she still can't drink it without a bunch of sugar and milk.
Anyway, I just roasted up some more El Pacamaral and it tastes a lot 
better than the last batch I did even though it was just roasted within 
the last three hours.  I'm not sure if it's because it roasted a little 
darker, because the roast took longer due to some simple mods to my 
pumper, or if it's the SwissGold one cup brewer.  Definitely a good cup 
of coffee.
-- 
tom_p
pfau --http://nbpfaus.net/~pfau/

2) From: Rick Farris
Dude!  How is the 11/70 gonna stay cool?  Holy, moley, man!  What were =
you
thinking?
-- Rick
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10/29/2005 1:17:17 PM
Sunny in San Diego, CA
66F (18C)  -  62% RH 
Wind From WNW at 15 mph (13:15:07)
ICBM: 3242'48" 11710'13"
"If you can't say anything good about someone, sit right here by me."
--Alice Roosevelt Longworth

3) From: Thomas Pfau
I pulled those fans out to replace them 23 years ago.  I'm sure that 
machine is easily maintaining room temperature today.
Rick Farris wrote:
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-- 
tom_p
pfau --http://nbpfaus.net/~pfau/

4) From:
you guys need to get exhaust fans if you can put a little hole in the wall.
9" fans, you may as well get 15 four year olds fanning paper!
ginny
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5) From:
you must pull it out, not push it out...
the smoke/air
ginny
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6) From: Ed Needham
Building coffee contraptions is what allows me to be sane enough to HAVE a 
life!  best therapy money can buy.
Maybe your wife is right though.  I'll quit building roasters and roasting 
great coffee and take up something way more productive like knitting or 
stamp collecting, or maybe reading cheap romance novels (no insult or 
insinuation of whatever your wife's hobbies might be).
*********************
Ed Needham
"to absurdity and beyond!"
ed at homeroaster dot com
(include [FRIEND] somewhere in the subject line of any email correspondence)
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7) From: Peter Zulkowski
Ginny,
If I remember correctly, the fans Thomas is using could be used for 
hovercraft!
PeterZ
badabingbadabean wrote:
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8) From:
that works Peter.
g
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9) From: Rick Farris
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You let that 11/70 get away?  That is one of the coolest (and biggest) =
minis
ever created.  I mean, that was the father of the VAX!
 
 
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10/29/2005 3:05:17 PM
Sunny in San Diego, CA
67F (19C)  -  60% RH 
Wind From WNW at 15 mph (14:45:22)
ICBM: 3242'48" 11710'13"
"Martinis should always be stirred, not shaken, so that the molecules =
lie
sensuously one on top of the other." --W. Somerset Maugham

10) From: Thomas Pfau
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Well, at the time I was working for DEC in field service.  I think 
several people would have been upset if I had taken the machine.  BTW, I 
still work on VAXen, but now I program them.
I do agree that the 11/70 was a heck of a machine but I'd take an 11/44 
- a good workhorse and much lighter power requirements.
Rick Farris wrote:
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-- 
tom_p
pfau --http://nbpfaus.net/~pfau/


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