Re: [NTLK] 28 2100s!

From: Laurent Daudelin (
Date: Wed Jun 19 2002 - 14:47:48 EDT

On 19/06/02 12:45, ""
<> wrote:

>> Well, I lost. Jumped at the end... Oh well...
> So did I. I am not experienced at using eBay but I was prepared to
> bid more than the final price which is irritating. It just
> skyrocketed in the last few seconds. Is that the way it usually works
> on eBay?

It's always like that. There is almost always someone waiting at the very
end that comes up with a bid. I can certainly set the maximum amount I want
to pay, but I hate loosing by a buck or two. So, I always try to check at
the end of any auction. Usually, if I know I'll be able to check, I won't
bid until the very last moment. That way, I don't make the high bidder
suspicious and put more chance in my bid. Most of the times, the highest bid
is just a few dollars above the second highest.


Laurent Daudelin              Developer, Multifamily, ESO, Fannie Mae             Washington, DC, USA
********************** Usual disclaimers apply **********************
fat electrons n.: Old-time hacker David Cargill's theory on the causation of
computer glitches. Your typical electric utility draws its line current out
of the big generators with a pair of coil taps located near the top of the
dynamo. When the normal tap brushes get dirty, they take them off line to
clean them up, and use special auxiliary taps on the bottom of the coil.
Now, this is a problem, because when they do that they get not ordinary or
`thin' electrons, but the fat'n'sloppy electrons that are heavier and so
settle to the bottom of the generator. These flow down ordinary wires just
fine, but when they have to turn a sharp corner (as in an integrated-circuit
via), they're apt to get stuck. This is what causes computer glitches.

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