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by josehill
Mon Jan 15, 2018 7:41 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Your favourite XKCD comic
Replies: 15
Views: 277

Re: Your favourite XKCD comic

smj wrote:I refuse to be limited to some arbitrary number of xkcd comics, unless that number is asymptotic to the number of xkcd comics currently known to exist.

:lol: Well said!
by josehill
Sun Jan 14, 2018 6:27 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Your favourite XKCD comic
Replies: 15
Views: 277

Re: Your favourite XKCD comic

Not necessarily my favorite, but I have been guilty of this now and then:

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by josehill
Sat Jan 13, 2018 10:26 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Operating Systems/Hardware
Topic: Computer with a real serial port
Replies: 16
Views: 479

Re: Computer with a real serial port

You can get PCMCIA cards for laptops that add proper hardware ports. I have a parallel port one for an old laptop of mine. Or, the Dell Latitude D630 is a good bet. Core 2 Duo, can take 4GB of RAM and an SSD if required, runs Windows 7 fine (or whatever else you want), and has a proper serial port ...
by josehill
Wed Jan 10, 2018 9:19 pm
Forum: Hardware Wanted
Topic: WTB: Powerbook G4, 12in / 1.5GHz
Replies: 16
Views: 333

Re: WTB: Powerbook G4, 12in / 1.5GHz

I have one that's working but doesn't save PRAM settings for whatever reason. I've got a charger and two extra batteries for it. That's a PRAM battery failure and can easily be fixed. The 12" PowerBook G4 doesn't actually have a PRAM battery. It has a small, 0.022 F, 5.5 V capacitor that norma...
by josehill
Sun Jan 07, 2018 2:55 pm
Forum: Nekochan Net
Topic: A smear campaign against nekochan.net mods on reddit
Replies: 120
Views: 6201

Re: A smear campaign against nekochan.net mods on reddit

Hi Everyone,

It's one thing to document specific trolling behaviors, but it's another thing to get into name-calling and ad hominem attacks. Please avoid the latter, or this thread will be locked.

Thanks,
-jh
by josehill
Sat Jan 06, 2018 10:47 am
Forum: IRIX and Software
Topic: Newbee needs help with error message...
Replies: 35
Views: 384

Re: Newbee needs help with error message...

For general slowness, you should rule out DNS configuration issues before spending a lot of time troubleshooting. Misconfigured DNS has an unusually large impact on IRIX operations, and the symptoms often are mistaken for other issues. Also, as uunix hinted, /etc/fstab can slow down the system, espe...
by josehill
Thu Jan 04, 2018 1:52 am
Forum: Getting Started, Documentation, Tips & Tricks
Topic: Backing up data / licenses?
Replies: 3
Views: 213

Re: Backing up data / licenses?

There are some SATA cards that will work in a Fuel. You can't boot a Fuel from a SATA drive, but an internal SATA drive can be a fast, relatively inexpensive way to backup the SCSI drive. See the Fuel Hardware Aggregator for more info.
by josehill
Tue Jan 02, 2018 6:54 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: SOLVED: Smelly screwdriver handles? (juvenile humor aside..)
Replies: 19
Views: 4041

Re: SOLVED: Smelly screwdriver handles? (juvenile humor aside..)

dpasek wrote:This thread is old, but it was never really answered...


A first post that shares actual scientific/technical information is worth some applause! Welcome to Nekochan!
by josehill
Sat Dec 30, 2017 3:24 am
Forum: IRIX and Software
Topic: IRIX remote install from macOS
Replies: 5
Views: 160

Re: IRIX remote install from macOS

Thanks dexter, I know rsh was in El Capitan 10.11 (slightly broken on incoming connections) but cannot find it in 10.12 at all as it appears Apple omitted in favour of ssh. Correct. Apple dropped rsh, rcp, rlogin, and a few other related commands as of Sierra (10.12). I've updated the wiki accordin...
by josehill
Sat Dec 30, 2017 3:07 am
Forum: IRIX and Software
Topic: IRIX remote install from macOS
Replies: 5
Views: 160

Re: IRIX remote install from macOS

We do have a VM image which can do IRIX installs, and that is DINA from http://shiftleft.com/mirrors/dina.harrydebug.com/ The DINA VM requires VMPlayer so i'm not sure you can use that on OSX. If you want to go VM, best is to start with Debian and configure your rsh and bootp/tftp servers in there....
by josehill
Sat Dec 02, 2017 9:04 pm
Forum: Apple
Topic: Garbage
Replies: 19
Views: 835

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: 107
Views: 4634

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: 913

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: 107
Views: 4634

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: 4900

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...

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