serial ports

Janina Sajka janina at
Sat Jul 14 18:36:43 EDT 2012

Keith Barrett writes:
> On 13/07/2012 17:25, Janina Sajka wrote:
> >Kyle, I wouldn't dream of contradicting your experience except to say
> >that it's obviously not indicative of the world at large.
> >
> >It may be your experience, but that's all it is. Serial ports can be
> >had, for very little cost, unless someone wants to markup the price
> >unreasonably. We've established that. Let's move on.
> Well, they may be available where you people are but here in the
> u.k. I am having real issues.

Hmm, must be hard to be in one of the main economies of the planet.
After all, it's a lot of work for manufacturers to make boards different
just for one country. Costs so so much more.

Sorry, just having a hard time believing you.

Asrock --

Asus --

Super Micro --

See why I can't believe anything you say anymore?


> I have even found work stations in other parts of the world that
> contain serial ports but when you search here, the product is
> unavailable.
> Following a suggestion on the list, looked at the supermicro work
> stations but seems that noone can get one in the country.
> Thanks all for your interest, looks like I will have to look on the
> used market.
> >
> >Janina
> >
> >
> >Kyle writes:
> >>I am such a computer builder who will customize a PC to a client's specifications. I haven't been asked to build a computer with a serial port recently, but unless it is in fact non-negotiable, the increase in the price of building such a computer seems unreasonably high for technology that is many years behind even today's low-end budget technology. As not only a computer builder but also an advisor to people who want to build their own machines, I find it very hard to sell anyone such outdated and obsolete technology, especially if it causes the price of the machine to jump significantly. If a serial port is a strict requirement, perhaps the used workstation is in fact the best option.
> >>~Kyle
> >>--
> >>Kyle is a droid.
> >>The whole world knows it
> >>This e-mail shows it.
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