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by josehill
Mon Aug 21, 2017 7:03 am
Forum: Apple
Topic: OSX Snow Leopard - NTFS Support
Replies: 3
Views: 94

Re: OSX Snow Leopard - NTFS Support

Is it possible that the drive is encrypted with Microsoft's Bitlocker? macOS doesn't recognize Bitlocker-encrypted volumes and rather unhelpfully offers to initialize them.
by josehill
Thu Aug 17, 2017 8:46 am
Forum: Apple
Topic: Eclectic Light: "We need to document macOS"
Replies: 3
Views: 149

Eclectic Light: "We need to document macOS"

An interesting post about the decline in the quality of Apple's documentation -

https://eclecticlight.co/2017/08/13/las ... ent-macos/

(The author is Howard Oakley, who has written some very nice utilities, like the Consolation log browser for macOS Sierra.)
by josehill
Thu Aug 17, 2017 7:41 am
Forum: SGI: Hardware
Topic: The Octane Hardware Aggregator
Replies: 19
Views: 10755

Re: The Octane Hardware Aggregator

Dodoid wrote:The only MIPS SGI workstation released during my lifetime was the Tezro.


:shock:

I think I'm going to go to the park, sit on a bench, and feed the pigeons for the rest of the day.

PS. Always happy to see Diego back on Nekochan!
by josehill
Wed Aug 16, 2017 4:15 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: LOL
Replies: 3
Views: 242

Re: LOL

User Y888099 has been banned from the forum for repeated disruptive posts. The moderators regret the need to take this action, but this is not the first time that he has been banned. Thank you for your patience and understanding.
by josehill
Wed Aug 16, 2017 3:16 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: LOL
Replies: 3
Views: 242

Re: LOL

Please remember that most forums, mailing lists, and newsgroups consider publicly posting the contents of private messages without the permission of the sender to be a serious breach of netiquette, almost always regardless of the nature of the content. Please avoid doing so. If you feel that you are...
by josehill
Wed Aug 16, 2017 12:16 pm
Forum: SGI: Hardware
Topic: Indy or O2 for hostile-heat environment
Replies: 33
Views: 534

Re: Indy or O2 for hostile-heat environment

I have an INDY up for 70 days in a hot office, I have never heard the fans come on. If that's the case, I'd check to make sure that the fan actually works! :lol: FWIW, my experience with Challenge S systems has been similar: rock solid reliability. I had one that worked as a corporate intranet serv...
by josehill
Wed Aug 16, 2017 9:36 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Operating Systems/Hardware
Topic: uptime contest !
Replies: 69
Views: 3706

Re: uptime contest !

Indeed, the beginning of the Unix epoch, 1 Jan 1970, is 17,394 days before 16 Aug 2017.

I have a few machines that haven't been powered on in a while. I probably should sell them or give them away before they get much closer to 50 years of "uptime!" :)
by josehill
Tue Aug 15, 2017 5:44 pm
Forum: SGI: Hardware
Topic: Indy or O2 for hostile-heat environment
Replies: 33
Views: 534

Re: Indy or O2 for hostile-heat environment

I agree with Ian's general advice to go with an O2 instead of an Indy for that kind of environment, for all of the reasons he shared. If you do go with an Indy, one specific piece of advice that SGI used to give out was to avoid placing two hard drives in an Indy. The drive slots were very close tog...
by josehill
Tue Aug 15, 2017 4:55 pm
Forum: SGI: Hardware
Topic: Indy or O2 for hostile-heat environment
Replies: 33
Views: 534

Re: Indy or O2 for hostile-heat environment

Good point! Btw, some have said 6.5.30 has issues on O2; can't say I've ever noticed this (except for the ChangeSysID prog not working), but someone mentioned it to me the other day. uunix, do you know what issues people are referring to with 6.5.30 on O2? Though of course, one can use earlier vers...
by josehill
Sun Aug 13, 2017 1:41 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Vintage Computer Festival August 5 and 6
Replies: 33
Views: 774

Re: Vintage Computer Festival August 5 and 6

Y888099 wrote:Girls (unless they are geek, but geek girls usually have moustache) don't like computers, no matter if you explain you reasons, they believe it's all resources wasted with computers.


When will you be applying for a job at Google? :lol:
by josehill
Sat Aug 12, 2017 2:10 pm
Forum: Apple
Topic: PowerPC Macs - Are They Still Useful?
Replies: 69
Views: 2101

Re: PowerPC Macs - Are They Still Useful?

But all PowerPC macs can run the Classic environment in OS X 10.4.11. Not exactly. Only G3/G4/G5 machines officially could run OS X. Machines based on the 601/603/604 PowerPC CPUs were limited to various versions of the classic MacOS. (Sure, there were patches and workarounds that would let OS X ru...
by josehill
Sun Aug 06, 2017 4:55 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: A curious proposal
Replies: 28
Views: 598

Re: A curious proposal

wasn't there a textfile that once said before you can learn programming, you must first learn to read? like that new-math thing, where they tried teaching graph theory with mathematics to 'enhance' the learning of math, when you first need to learn the pretense? it's backwards. i've taught schoolch...
by josehill
Sat Jul 29, 2017 10:16 pm
Forum: IRIX and Software
Topic: What is a Complete Software Set
Replies: 3
Views: 185

Re: What is a Complete Software Set

:?: What are all of the CDs necessary to install IRIX, a development environment, and some demo applications? So far I know about: ⋅ Installation Tools & Overlays 1 ⋅ Overlays 2 ⋅ Overlays 3 ⋅ Foundation 1 ⋅ Foundation 2 ⋅ Applications...
by josehill
Tue Jul 25, 2017 8:30 am
Forum: IRIX and Software
Topic: Looking for SGI products Propel and Provision
Replies: 1
Views: 126

Re: Looking for SGI products Propel and Provision

As an aside, Oracle's IRIX installation GUI was written in Tcl/Tk.
by josehill
Sun Jul 16, 2017 10:10 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Operating Systems/Hardware
Topic: Who can identify this serial adapter?
Replies: 3
Views: 158

Who can identify this serial adapter?

From the public Low End Mac Facebook group - https://www.facebook.com/groups/lowendmac/permalink/10154584382641689/

I don't remember seeing too many 13 pin DIN connectors in the ancient times. Did this unit plug into a KVM, perhaps?

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