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18 year-old buys IBM Mainframe; puts it in basement

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  1. ThunderRd

    ThunderRd Irreverent Query Chairman Staff Member

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    Connor Krukosky is an 18 year old college student with a hobby of collecting vintage computers. One day, he decided to buy his own mainframe...an IBM z890. This is his story.



    Fun video, takes about 45 minutes. Enjoy it!
  2. Daniel~

    Daniel~ Chief BBS Administrator Staff Member

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    Short on time so I skipped about a bit. This guy grows on you as you go along. So I'll be back!
    So like computers are already being built so we will remember them!?
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    cloasters Active Member

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    18 years old and be acquires and sets up--and runs an ancient mainframe. He raises the bar for 18 year olds everywhere. $340 worth of parts--IBM sold the same computer for $350,000 when it was new. Raises the bar for olde phrts too!
  4. booman

    booman Grand High Exalted Mystic Emperor of Linux Gaming Staff Member

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    Wow, I will watch this later, but I'm very impressed. Its amazing how people are attracted to technology and computers in specific.
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    Problem solving in action. Well done that lad!
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    I can imagine it could be worth $350,000 again, when he is old.
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    If so, good on him!

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