Reply to post: Reminds me of the old BBS days....

Wait, what? The Linux Kernel Mailing List archives lived on ONE PC? One BROKEN PC?

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Reminds me of the old BBS days....

Someone has an interest in something and runs a BBS (or server, or mailing list). Lots of happy users.

Owner doesn't make any money but is doing it because they want to and it's a good service.

Service goes down because hardware. Suddenly mad panic, even if it's mirrored. User base gets upset. Owner has to find parts/money to fix problem.

Once fixed, everyone is happy and using his/her service (usually for free) again.

Ah the joys of the past come to the present. I would hope, in this case as it sometimes did in the past, that someone (or a lot of someones) helped out with some cash or parts.

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