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Subject: Re: New wooden chess computer by me.

Author: Vincent Diepeveen

Date: 17:51:15 01/28/05

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On January 28, 2005 at 18:31:06, Steve B wrote:

>>No, he's just toying with outdated 400 Mhz MIPS stuff and outdated network
>>stuff.
>>
>>1 Mhz of a MIPS is like a part of 1Mhz of opteron/A64/banias.
>>
>>Mobile phones can beat that.
>
>you miss the point for Ruud
>he is making the strongest Dedicated computer ever released for sale
>he played at the 2004 Anuual dedicated computer tournament in Kaufbereun Germany
>snd blew away ever other computer
>
>for Collectors of dedicated computers this is important and they will pay for it
>and many collectors are older men and they have money to pay and do not cry
>about spending $25 for a chess program like younger men do
>
>Rudd knows the market he is reaching

Without intending to say this to Ruud: You get what you pay for.

Dedicated computers are collectors items and not expensive. What he's making
will be very expensive though.

I have heard prices of course and i also know what it means they will sell for
as you cannot sell under the hardware price. Some things go wrong and shipping
costs are huge and import tax here is 20%. VAT is 19%.

I can do math there.

Updated modules under 1000 euro are simply very difficult.

>Steve



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