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by josehill
Sat Dec 02, 2017 9:04 pm
Forum: Apple
Topic: Garbage
Replies: 18
Views: 588

Re: Garbage

guardian452 wrote:having a calculator that works properly in iphone, why are they screwing that up?


On the bright side, they finally fixed the calculator today with the release of iOS 11.2, which also fixes a major crashing bug that started appearing yesterday. :roll: http://tidbits.com/article/17659
by josehill
Fri Dec 01, 2017 3:45 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: What extremely rare (non-prototype) computers do you wish you could find?
Replies: 100
Views: 4040

Re: What extremely rare (non-prototype) computers do you wish you could find?

I worked on E10k when it was current. Back when I worked for GlobalMegaPharmaDrugCo, we had an E10k for serving our in-house, multi-tier chemistry database applications (Oracle, Java, tons of custom code), and we paired it with an Origin 2000 that served as a compute server. I had accounts on both,...
by josehill
Fri Dec 01, 2017 12:16 pm
Forum: IRIX and Software
Topic: Obtaining licenses for old software
Replies: 23
Views: 766

Re: Obtaining licenses for old software

As far as I know, it's legal to resell software licenses in the EU {snip} Is it harder in the USA? The laws on the subject are substantially different in the USA than in the EU. Relatively speaking, the USA gives significantly more weight than does the EU to the person/organization granting the lic...
by josehill
Fri Dec 01, 2017 11:22 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: What extremely rare (non-prototype) computers do you wish you could find?
Replies: 100
Views: 4040

Re: What extremely rare (non-prototype) computers do you wish you could find?

If Wikipedia is correct, it was actually designed by Cray. Wikipedia is correct. The internals are from Cray, though I don't remember how much of the cosmetic exterior is from Cray vs SUN. There are elements of the external design that resemble older Crays, but there are some differences. At the ti...
by josehill
Thu Nov 30, 2017 11:07 am
Forum: Apple
Topic: The Problem with Apple
Replies: 117
Views: 4386

Re: The Problem with Apple

as a stable, pleasant to use operating system without mandatory phone home and snooping policies (as far as is known anyway) that doesn't start to mysteriously choke when you have lots of background apps and things going on on virtual desktops and that also has decent commercial/popular app support...
by josehill
Thu Nov 30, 2017 7:44 am
Forum: SGI: Discussion
Topic: Maintaining Hardware / fesability of keeping hardware running
Replies: 36
Views: 1089

Re: Maintaining Hardware / fesability of keeping hardware running

I seriously will never forget the moment almost 30 years ago when I was wrestling with equations for my Physical Chemistry course, and I finally understood entropy at the mathematical level. Entropy has no mercy...probably the most sobering thing I learned in college. Could you share something on t...
by josehill
Wed Nov 29, 2017 2:41 pm
Forum: SGI: Discussion
Topic: Maintaining Hardware / fesability of keeping hardware running
Replies: 36
Views: 1089

Re: Maintaining Hardware / fesability of keeping hardware running

We are fighting entropy and it is a losing battle. I seriously will never forget the moment almost 30 years ago when I was wrestling with equations for my Physical Chemistry course, and I finally understood entropy at the mathematical level. Entropy has no mercy...probably the most sobering thing I...
by josehill
Wed Nov 29, 2017 2:52 am
Forum: Apple
Topic: Garbage
Replies: 18
Views: 588

Re: Garbage

what's the deal with the new iOS calculator? The iOS 11 calculator can't keep up with moderate typing speed because it apparently is too busy playing with stupid visual effects, leading to accidental math errors. For example, if you try to type 1+2+3, there is a higher chance that you'll come up wi...
by josehill
Tue Nov 28, 2017 7:51 pm
Forum: Apple
Topic: Garbage
Replies: 18
Views: 588

Re: Garbage

having a calculator that works properly in iphone, why are they screwing that up? Seriously! The calculator issue was a horrible regression. I keep a freebie flip phone as a backup phone, and when the calculator you get on a no-name flip phone outperforms the latest iOS calculator, it should be an ...
by josehill
Tue Nov 28, 2017 3:11 pm
Forum: Apple
Topic: Garbage
Replies: 18
Views: 588

Re: Garbage

(btw, didn't realize this forum does Twitter embedding. Is that desired?) phpBB uses iframes for embedding tweets. We don't have a specific policy on it, but I suggest that rather than embedding a tweet, attaching a screenshot of the tweet usually would be better, since it avoids link rot. The othe...
by josehill
Sat Nov 25, 2017 11:05 pm
Forum: Hardware Wanted
Topic: Looking for 1MB or larger 30-pin SIMMs - SF Bay Area
Replies: 3
Views: 135

Re: Looking for 1MB or larger 30-pin SIMMs - SF Bay Area

Zerolapse wrote:This should probably be in hardware wanted.


yep -- done!
by josehill
Sun Nov 19, 2017 3:45 pm
Forum: Getting Started, Documentation, Tips & Tricks
Topic: Irix quick Referance Sheet
Replies: 6
Views: 480

Re: Irix quick Referance Sheet

Thanks - There is a copy on the Wayback Machine from 12 Nov 2004 at - https://web.archive.org/web/20041112175418/http://reality.sgiweb.org/nekochan/unix_cmd.txt
Do you have a newer version, by any chance?
by josehill
Thu Nov 16, 2017 8:41 am
Forum: Nekochan Net
Topic: How can we encourage better group participation on this site?
Replies: 47
Views: 1240

Re: How can we encourage better group participation on this site?

Someone(tm) can write a Nekochan client for IRIX. Done. :mrgreen: This probably is a good time to remind everyone that the Nekochan.net forums are available via RSS. In fact, RSS is my favorite method for accessing Nekochan.net. It's very fast and efficient. (I'll leave the mechanics of subscribing...
by josehill
Thu Nov 16, 2017 1:23 am
Forum: SGI: hinv
Topic: R12K O2
Replies: 9
Views: 465

Re: R12K O2

Fair enough. I'm still skeptical that it's a motherboard version issue, though, since it seems like it would be very common knowledge by now if there were O2 motherboards that had distinctive RAM requirements. Then again, I seem to be getting old enough now that I keep forgetting what I've forgotten...
by josehill
Thu Nov 16, 2017 12:38 am
Forum: Nekochan Net
Topic: How can we encourage better group participation on this site?
Replies: 47
Views: 1240

Re: How can we encourage better group participation on this site?

Have you guys ever considered a facebook page for SGI computers? I belong to a commodore 64 group and it went from small to decently large with many posts a day. I do love the forum here though. FB kind of killed most forums. I don't believe anyone ever tried to set up a Nekochan Facebook Page or G...

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