[Namron] OT: Meatsword

Robert Atwood rob at mummersguild.com
Fri Apr 17 13:34:10 PDT 2009

I'm not sure... I've heard there are compatibility problems with the  
IBM 997X series which require the regular infusion of IBM 7117 Pixie  
Dust.  While the cartridges are quite small, they're only capable of  
handling about 1024 (+/- 16) writes before they need to be replaced,  
so the cost is, IMHO, prohibitive.  Additionally, the non-IBM custom  
unit would work for hours at a time on a relatively small lithium-ion  
battery pack, which could be concealed between HE's shoulder blades,  
only leaving a small hump.  While there exist powerful generators  
which could be hidden beneath, say, the throne, I think HE Muriel  
would object to a 46 lb Honda EU2000 generator being strapped to her  
back for mobile access requirements, and the equipment rack could be a  
bit unwieldy.

In summary, I believe the micro Taser unit solution is much more cost  
effective, with the added benefit of additional entertainment for the  
populace.  While it may not provide the full range of features  
available with the IBM system, but the form-factor and weight  
considerations outweigh the loss of features in a mobile application.

*evylle grynne*

-Robert o' the Faire

On Apr 17, 2009, at 2:24 PM, mikea wrote:
> This is an application for which there already exists hardware and
> software. The IBM 9976 Mind-Writer, IBM 9977 Mind-Reader, and IBM 9979
> Mind Controller, with the IBM Mental Access Method (MAM), are  
> perfectly
> suited to this use, and with a little programing on the part of the
> system administrators,
> 9976 and 9977 dimensions, weight, and power requirements: 1.75"  
> high, 19"
> wide (standard rack mount, 1 rack unit), 36" deep; 37 pounds; 145  
> Watts
> at 120 Volts AC, 50 or 60 Hertz, or 85 Watts at 240 Volts AC, 50 or 60
> Hertz.
> 9978 dimensions, weight, and power requirements: 5.25" high, 19" wide
> (standard rack mount, 3 rack units), 36" deep; 95 pounds; 755 Watts at
> 120 Volts AC, 50 or 60 Hertz, or 390 Watts at 240 Volts AC, 50 or 60
> Hertz.
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