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by kramlq
Tue Mar 14, 2017 6:17 am
Forum: HP/DEC/Compaq
Topic: Diagnosing an HP Visualize C3000
Replies: 10
Views: 285

Re: Diagnosing an HP Visualize C3000

TBH it sounds like a problem more complex than this... but just as a precaution, take off the side panel and put it back on, ensuring it is firmly in place, with the thumb screws tightened. I think there is some switch that detects when the side isn't properly fastened and it wont boot. I had a C375...
by kramlq
Sat Mar 11, 2017 8:15 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: What extremely rare (non-prototype) computers do you wish you could find?
Replies: 59
Views: 941

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

Not sure if this is 'extremely' rare, but I'd be chuffed to find a MIPS-based Sony NWS workstation in the UK. There used to be one at my university in Amsterdam many many moons ago. A one-off purchase or 'donation' to the faculty I was studying at. I guess there might be a market for them in Japan,...
by kramlq
Sat Mar 11, 2017 9:19 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: What extremely rare (non-prototype) computers do you wish you could find?
Replies: 59
Views: 941

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

Mainly systems with an unusual form factor or configuration, or rare systems that can only run a particular OS no other system can: - Ross SPARCplug - A SPARCstation spec slot-in module in a mini tower form factor system. - Omron Luna88k - For exactly the same reasons duewix mentioned - a history co...
by kramlq
Tue Feb 14, 2017 4:59 am
Forum: HP/DEC/Compaq
Topic: stupid PA-RISC laptop tricks
Replies: 13
Views: 413

Re: stupid PA-RISC laptop tricks

Sigh... I was briefly the very proud owner of a fairly rare (and quite expensive) maxed out RDI PrecisionBook 180. Sadly, in between me paying for it and it arriving to me, someone at a postal depot in San Francisco seems to have decided they'd prefer to take it instead. The annoying thing is that a...
by kramlq
Fri Feb 10, 2017 3:46 am
Forum: Hardware For Sale/Trade
Topic: fs: O2 kit (news: R10k/R12K mobo-kit still available)
Replies: 5
Views: 304

Re: fs: O2 kit

PM sent.
by kramlq
Wed Feb 01, 2017 1:16 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Buy now! Before it's too late!
Replies: 7
Views: 364

Re: Buy now! Before it's too late!

There is a pool of talent abroad that historically US multinationals etc. have liked to tap into. Google, Facebook, Apple and non-tech companies like the big US banks etc. tend to have sites all over the world, sometimes with thousands of employees in some offices. Its possible this latest policy wi...
by kramlq
Fri Jan 13, 2017 5:22 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: getting a vehicle for moving computers
Replies: 5
Views: 216

Re: getting a vehicle for moving computers

When I moved everything to/from a storage unit when I constructed my computer annex, I rented a truck with a tail gate lift. I've successfully moved tall racks over long distances using a horse trailer. They have a ramp to load the equipment, and it's possible to secure a rack inside the trailer wi...
by kramlq
Tue Jan 10, 2017 6:30 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: 22% Increase Microsft Cloud in the UK as of January 2017
Replies: 5
Views: 238

Re: 22% Increase Microsft Cloud in the UK as of January 2017

@Jimmer I can't speak definitely of that company or your situation, but any connections to GBP can be tricky right now. An example (in theory): If they were selling to you, then they are probably liable for submitting VAT on the transaction in GBP under a UK VAT registration even if they have no phy...
by kramlq
Sat Dec 03, 2016 10:32 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: 22% Increase Microsft Cloud in the UK as of January 2017
Replies: 5
Views: 238

Re: 22% Increase Microsft Cloud in the UK as of January 2017

Didn't the currency actually tank by close to 20% (at peak) since Brexit though? It would be a huge ask for just about any business of any size to try and absorb that on behalf of its customers without killing margins. As big as they are, Microsoft are not a charity. Many of the UK services we use a...
by kramlq
Wed Nov 09, 2016 5:48 am
Forum: Hardware For Sale/Trade
Topic: Sold: Indigo1 R4400 XS-Z, 256MB RAM, incl. keyboard & mouse
Replies: 6
Views: 482

Re: Make offer: Indigo1 R4400 XS-Z, 256MB RAM, incl. keyboard & mouse

Add me to the queue if previous offers don't work out. I'd need it shipped though.
by kramlq
Tue Oct 25, 2016 5:57 am
Forum: Hardware For Sale/Trade
Topic: Ebay yet again..
Replies: 19
Views: 899

Re: Ebay yet again..

Its almost certainly a real ex-Arrows machine and not a fan's artistic tribute. There was an ex-Arrows SGI VW320 available on sgidepot many years ago, still with all the cad designs, data, simulators etc. on the HDD, so they were definitely users of SGI X86 machines for car development work. Was th...
by kramlq
Sat Oct 15, 2016 5:04 am
Forum: Japan
Topic: Buying retro hardware in Japan
Replies: 12
Views: 899

Re: Buying retro hardware in Japan

Just be thankful the vintage hardware gods have blessed you with a mk1 Omron. Some of us have none :) I humbly acknowledge the truth of what you say. I was indeed very fortunate back in 2002... But this seems like the best opportunity I've had to date to find other Japanese workstations, so I've go...
by kramlq
Fri Oct 14, 2016 11:18 am
Forum: Hardware For Sale/Trade
Topic: Ebay yet again..
Replies: 19
Views: 899

Re: Ebay yet again..

What is this? http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/SGI-550-Workstation-Arrows-F1-livery-fully-working-/122181014777?hash=item1c728e54f9:g:4h8AAOSwZJBX~-t1 Just a bit of cosmetic dust? I wonder if that paint job was done by a fan, or this hardware was actually used by the Arrows F1 team? Incidentally didn't Ar...
by kramlq
Fri Oct 14, 2016 6:07 am
Forum: Japan
Topic: Buying retro hardware in Japan
Replies: 12
Views: 899

Re: Buying retro hardware in Japan

smj wrote:Nuts. Oh well - thanks for the feedback.

Just be thankful the vintage hardware gods have blessed you with a mk1 Omron. Some of us have none :)
by kramlq
Thu Oct 13, 2016 5:08 am
Forum: Hardware For Sale/Trade
Topic: Ebay yet again..
Replies: 19
Views: 899

Re: Ebay yet again..

I'm itching. =))))))))))) just keep chanting "it's just another x86 box" and apply calamine lotion I have one, and as x86 goes its a really unique system, so I'll probably never sell it. But it really is love-hate. Its the most frustrating X86 and possibly even the most frustrating system...

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