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by josehill
Wed Aug 16, 2017 12:16 pm
Forum: SGI: Hardware
Topic: Indy or O2 for hostile-heat environment
Replies: 30
Views: 411

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: 3673

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: 30
Views: 411

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: 30
Views: 411

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: 757

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: 2079

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: 591

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: 175

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: 120

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: 149

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?
by josehill
Tue Jul 11, 2017 9:24 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Operating Systems/Hardware
Topic: Windows for serious business
Replies: 7
Views: 219

Re: Windows for serious business

Once I ponied up the $100 extortion fee to get windows pro I was able to update on my own schedule. Highly recommended! All your other complaints are valid :) ...and you get RDC and Bitlocker. In general, I recommend the Pro edition to anyone with some technical competence and who needs/wants to ru...
by josehill
Sat Jul 08, 2017 3:57 pm
Forum: Getting Started, Documentation, Tips & Tricks
Topic: Created an account without password but can not login
Replies: 5
Views: 111

Re: Created an account without password but can not login

There are a couple of parameters regarding passwords that get configured in the /etc/default/login file. Details are in the man page for the login command.
by josehill
Wed Jul 05, 2017 6:50 am
Forum: SGI: Hardware
Topic: Fuel mouse no response.
Replies: 10
Views: 196

Re: Fuel mouse no response.

Vanne wrote:question, does the Fuel need an old school mechanical ball mouse? or will it work with an optical ps2 mouse?


Optical mice work. FYI, also take a look at the wiki page for configuring wheel mouse behavior. http://www.nekochan.net/wiki/Wheel_Mous ... Under_IRIX
by josehill
Sun Jul 02, 2017 2:37 pm
Forum: SGI: Discussion
Topic: SGI Original Stock Ticker/ Historical Stock Data
Replies: 6
Views: 169

Re: SGI Original Stock Ticker/ Historical Stock Data

You need access to a source that contains information for delisted/defunct stocks. The free/consumer oriented sites tend not to have information for those kinds of securities. If you are near a library, especially a university library, they may subscribe to a service that includes the info, like Tho...
by josehill
Sat Jul 01, 2017 7:12 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Heads up: Photobucket is nuking its reason to live
Replies: 11
Views: 336

Re: Heads up: Photobucket is nuking its reason to live

Wow! That's lousy. I don't necessarily have a problem with them charging for embedding/linking, but I'd be thinking more like $10-20/year for reasonable, personal usage, rather than $400/year. Of course, I'm sure there are unscrupulous people/businesses who were taking advantage of the free hosting ...

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