Re: PreOwned machine privacy - Was: Acclaim Entertainment Indy (with data, emails, etc) on eBay

2017-03-28 Thread Chuck Guzis via cctalk
On 03/28/2017 06:21 PM, Fred Cisin via cctalk wrote: > When I did media conversion for people, I ignored their content, > other than monitoring for quality control. Same as when I used to do > photographic color printing, and did some for other people. Anything > else would be seriously unethical.

Re: PreOwned machine privacy - Was: Acclaim Entertainment Indy (with data, emails, etc) on eBay

2017-03-28 Thread Fred Cisin via cctalk
How do you feel about reading dead presidents personal letters? At some point personal information ends up being historic information. The item in question seems to be ten years old. THAT doesn't sound like "historical" can or should over-ride current rights holders. At some point, "grave

Re: PreOwned machine privacy - Was: Acclaim Entertainment Indy (with data, emails, etc) on eBay

2017-03-28 Thread jim stephens via cctalk
On 3/28/2017 6:38 PM, Al Kossow via cctalk wrote: the guy on ebay made a big deal on the net about one SGI machine that he knew had video game source code on it. Not unusual. The more people crow about it the more hammers will swing on good hardware that could otherwise be repurposed. I

Re: PreOwned machine privacy - Was: Acclaim Entertainment Indy (with data, emails, etc) on eBay

2017-03-28 Thread Tony Aiuto via cctalk
On Tue, Mar 28, 2017 at 6:51 PM, TeoZ via cctalk wrote: > How do you feel about reading dead presidents personal letters? At some > point personal information ends up being historic information. > > If there is money (or more money) to be made associating a Computer to a >

Re: PreOwned machine privacy - Was: Acclaim Entertainment Indy (with data, emails, etc) on eBay

2017-03-28 Thread Al Kossow via cctalk
https://motherboard.vice.com/en_us/article/turok-source-code-ebay On 3/28/17 6:36 PM, Al Kossow via cctalk wrote: > > > On 3/28/17 6:21 PM, Fred Cisin via cctalk wrote: > >> Anything else would be seriously unethical. > > the guy on ebay made a big deal on the net about one SGI machine that

Re: PreOwned machine privacy - Was: Acclaim Entertainment Indy (with data, emails, etc) on eBay

2017-03-28 Thread Al Kossow via cctalk
On 3/28/17 6:21 PM, Fred Cisin via cctalk wrote: > Anything else would be seriously unethical. the guy on ebay made a big deal on the net about one SGI machine that he knew had video game source code on it.

Re: PreOwned machine privacy - Was: Acclaim Entertainment Indy (with data, emails, etc) on eBay

2017-03-28 Thread Fred Cisin via cctalk
When I did media conversion for people, I ignored their content, other than monitoring for quality control. Same as when I used to do photographic color printing, and did some for other people. Anything else would be seriously unethical. THAT is simple professional ethics. Otherwise, it's on

Re: PreOwned machine privacy - Was: Acclaim Entertainment Indy (with data, emails, etc) on eBay

2017-03-28 Thread Chris Hanson via cctalk
On Mar 28, 2017, at 2:36 PM, JP Hindin via cctalk wrote: > > While I'm not specifically crapping on the guy selling this Indy - I'm kind > of curious how others feel about this sort of thing as it's something I've > been confronted with personally lately. It’s going to

Re: PreOwned machine privacy - Was: Acclaim Entertainment Indy (with data, emails, etc) on eBay

2017-03-28 Thread Chuck Guzis via cctalk
On 03/28/2017 02:36 PM, JP Hindin via cctalk wrote: > But... eMails? I dunno. I've been pulling a lot of data off a Cray > J90 and I've had a lot of people ask me to release it to the public > and I just can't bring myself to do so. I'm _pretty sure_ that it > belonged to NASA, which might mean

Re: PreOwned machine privacy - Was: Acclaim Entertainment Indy (with data, emails, etc) on eBay

2017-03-28 Thread Toby Thain via cctalk
On 2017-03-28 6:51 PM, TeoZ via cctalk wrote: How do you feel about reading dead presidents personal letters? At some point personal information ends up being historic information. I am not a lawyer, but it almost seems like something that actual law should cover. *

Re: PreOwned machine privacy - Was: Acclaim Entertainment Indy (with data, emails, etc) on eBay

2017-03-28 Thread TeoZ via cctalk
How do you feel about reading dead presidents personal letters? At some point personal information ends up being historic information. If there is money (or more money) to be made associating a Computer to a company or specific somewhat famous people then sellers will play this angle for all

PreOwned machine privacy - Was: Acclaim Entertainment Indy (with data, emails, etc) on eBay

2017-03-28 Thread JP Hindin via cctalk
On Tue, 28 Mar 2017, Michael-John Turner via cctalk wrote: Own a piece of gaming history! This Indy workstation was once owned by Acclaim Entertainment, the legendary game publisher, and was liquidated at Acclaim's bankruptcy sale in 2004. It sat untouched in a Brooklyn warehouse for