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by bigD
Tue Jun 21, 2016 7:04 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Operating Systems/Hardware
Topic: New toy
Replies: 21
Views: 1691

Re: New toy

I appreciate all of the reviews! I think my next machine will be a Razer Blade - I love the idea of taking all that performance on the road with me.
by bigD
Thu Jun 09, 2016 6:03 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Operating Systems/Hardware
Topic: 68k MVME?
Replies: 6
Views: 764

Re: 68k MVME?

I appreciate all the responses (and PMs)! Seems like pretty interesting stuff, actually. I'll probably hold off for a bit, but maybe down the line, I'll take the plunge! :)
by bigD
Sat Jun 04, 2016 2:27 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Operating Systems/Hardware
Topic: 68k MVME?
Replies: 6
Views: 764

68k MVME?

I was screwing around on eBay and ran across this MVME 177-014 board: http://www.ebay.com/itm/NEW-IN-BOX-MOTOROLA-MVME177-014-SINGLE-BOARD-COMPUTER-VME-CHASSIS-10-/152087167110?hash=item23691a0086:g:GFcAAOSwt7pXMzV0 Growing up around various Macs in the 80s, I'm a fan of all things 68k, but never th...
by bigD
Fri Jun 03, 2016 10:45 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Operating Systems/Hardware
Topic: Giant MOS 6502 processor
Replies: 5
Views: 524

Re: Giant MOS 6502 processor

There are few things in life that I love more than random, pointless, off the charts geeky s***t. :) :)
by bigD
Fri Jun 03, 2016 9:36 am
Forum: SGI: Hardware
Topic: the best LCD for coding and photo/video editing
Replies: 5
Views: 422

Re: the best LCD for coding and photo/video editing

I'm a big fan of the most resolution possible, so I certainly wouldn't go below 1920x1200, but you might have trouble getting two of them for less than 320 euro. I own one of the these, and love it: http://www.amazon.com/Dell-UltraSharp-24-Inch-Discontinued-Manufacturer/dp/B005JN9310?ie=UTF8&psc...
by bigD
Thu May 26, 2016 5:29 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Operating Systems/Hardware
Topic: New toy
Replies: 21
Views: 1691

Re: New toy

Ugh...dammit guardian452 - you just put the Razor Blade Stealth on my radar. ;) I've been a MacBook Air and OS X guy for quite awhile, but agree that Apple has lost its way. It's been downhill since Snow Leopard, IMO. My generic i5 desktop runs Windows 7 (and Slackware), and it's pretty solid. I mig...
by bigD
Thu May 26, 2016 5:07 am
Forum: SGI: hinv
Topic: Power Indigo2, R8K 75MHz, 256MB, Extreme
Replies: 12
Views: 1193

Re: Power Indigo2, R8K 75MHz, 256MB, Extreme

Haha - thanks guys! I'm pleasantly surprised by the responsiveness of the system. I know the R8K was known for its FP, but figured the 75MHz clock rate would really hurt it otherwise. I've found that it's not bad at all, and doesn't feel much different than my 250MHz R4K. And this one has the advant...
by bigD
Mon Apr 18, 2016 5:22 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: What pointless thing are you doing right now?
Replies: 317
Views: 19354

Re: What pointless thing are you doing right now?

uunix wrote:We have to have them front and back.


Many (most?) states here require front and back as well, but it's not something that's heavily enforced. I drove my last Acura for almost 15 years in both Texas and California without a front plate and was never ticketed. ::shrug::
by bigD
Mon Apr 18, 2016 8:10 am
Forum: SGI: Discussion
Topic: THIS IS THE NEW BOEING 777. And this is the box it came in.
Replies: 12
Views: 1892

Re: THIS IS THE NEW BOEING 777. And this is the box it came in.

I'd love to find a way to make a high quality scan of my poster. The problem is that I had it framed, and the glass it's behind creates pretty strong reflections if I attempt to take any photos of it. There's no way to remove the poster without destroying the frame, unfortunately. Perhaps a hand sca...
by bigD
Wed Mar 30, 2016 8:50 am
Forum: Apple
Topic: What Apple hardware do we have?
Replies: 131
Views: 10122

Re: What Apple hardware do we have?

I have some Apple iHardware, mainly because the woman in my life has Apple stuff, and the integration makes life easier. So I have an iPhone 6s, an iPad Air 2 (provided by my employer), a MacBook Air, and a late model Apple TV. Of vintage hardware, I own a Quadra 700, a Macintosh TV, a Macintosh 512...
by bigD
Tue Mar 22, 2016 9:26 pm
Forum: SGI: hinv
Topic: Power Indigo2, R8K 75MHz, 256MB, Extreme
Replies: 12
Views: 1193

Re: Power Indigo2, R8K 75MHz, 256MB, Extreme

Thanks all! The poor photo covers up many of the scratches, and there are lots on the top of the case, but overall it's in really good shape. As good as I can hope for, given the machine's age.
by bigD
Tue Mar 22, 2016 4:09 pm
Forum: SGI: hinv
Topic: Power Indigo2, R8K 75MHz, 256MB, Extreme
Replies: 12
Views: 1193

Re: Power Indigo2, R8K 75MHz, 256MB, Extreme

hinv -v FPU: MIPS R8010 Floating Point Chip Revision: 0.1 CPU: MIPS R8000 Processor Chip Revision: 2.2 1 75 MHZ IP26 Processor Main memory size: 256 Mbytes Secondary unified instruction/data cache size: 2 Mbytes Instruction cache size: 16 Kbytes Data cache size: 16 Kbytes Integral SCSI controller 0...
by bigD
Thu Mar 17, 2016 5:46 am
Forum: SGI: Discussion
Topic: THIS IS THE NEW BOEING 777. And this is the box it came in.
Replies: 12
Views: 1892

Re: THIS IS THE NEW BOEING 777. And this is the box it came in.

Nice! :D Love that poster too! Is that an actual SGI poster or did you print it yourself? Thanks! I found it on eBay years and years ago. It was a promotional SGI poster printed on heavy foam board, perhaps from a trade show or something. Recently I spent some money to have it professionally framed...
by bigD
Sun Mar 06, 2016 4:37 pm
Forum: SGI: Discussion
Topic: THIS IS THE NEW BOEING 777. And this is the box it came in.
Replies: 12
Views: 1892

Re: THIS IS THE NEW BOEING 777. And this is the box it came in.

I love that poster (especially given my career). I even have it framed and hung up over my teal Indigo2. :mrgreen:
by bigD
Thu Aug 06, 2015 10:32 am
Forum: Hardware For Sale/Trade
Topic: Onyx2 DS, Fuel, Indigo2, Origin 300 (Socal)
Replies: 10
Views: 774

Re: Onyx2 DS, Fuel, Indigo2, Origin 300 (Socal)

davidmichaud wrote:Whereabouts on the east coast will you be you moving?


Philadelphia. I'm going to do the urban living thing and got a place downtown. But at only 850 square feet and no garage, it's not conducive to an SGI habit! :)

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