Supercomputers, fishing for information

Eric Smith spacewar at
Sat Nov 5 20:34:35 CDT 2016

Around 1985, Tony Anderson of Intel gave me a tour of the Intel Scientific
Computers operations at their Oregon facility. At the time they were
building the 80286-based iPSC/1.  Seemed like pretty neat stuff.

That was where I learned that one shouldn't stick one's hands into a
computer while wearing metal jewelry (rings, watches, etc.), even if only
low voltages are present.  Fortunately I didn't have to learn it the hard

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