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by sgifanatic
Sun Aug 13, 2017 1:15 pm
Forum: SGI: Discussion
Topic: SGI Indy YouTube Video - Silicon Classics #7
Replies: 11
Views: 245

Re: SGI Indy YouTube Video - Silicon Classics #7

Fantastic video! The best yet about SGI gear... I would say your Indy documentary and the LGR Indigo2 review set the standard to beat.
by sgifanatic
Sat Jul 08, 2017 8:13 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Operating Systems/Hardware
Topic: BeBox on eBay... get it while you can!
Replies: 18
Views: 1086

Re: BeBox on eBay... get it while you can!

And another one. 66Mhz. Given the reference to "SGI collection", this may even be owned by one of the forum members here. $1000 Buy It Now:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/112473539060?ul_noapp=true
by sgifanatic
Fri Jun 09, 2017 9:12 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Operating Systems/Hardware
Topic: Rising NeXTStation prices
Replies: 23
Views: 723

Re: Rising NeXTStation prices

Prices are aimed at anyone who will buy.. including hobbyists. I don't have a BeBox yet.. what are my choices if I did want one? Only today's high prices. Supply and Demand as jan-jaap said. Spot on. And for the historical significance of the BeBox, combined with the near-zero supply and low produc...
by sgifanatic
Fri Jun 09, 2017 4:56 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Operating Systems/Hardware
Topic: Rising NeXTStation prices
Replies: 23
Views: 723

Re: Rising NeXTStation prices

those prices aren't aimed at hobbyists like us, they're aimed at people with corporate budgets who need to replace dying legacy hardware which can't be upgraded (at least in theory). its the same reason you see $200+ prices on 20mb That may be the case for SGIs, which were widely used in commercial...
by sgifanatic
Thu Jun 08, 2017 4:18 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Operating Systems/Hardware
Topic: Rising NeXTStation prices
Replies: 23
Views: 723

Re: Rising NeXTStation prices

Dodoid wrote:Hoard your SGIs I suppose!


:-)
by sgifanatic
Thu Jun 08, 2017 4:15 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Operating Systems/Hardware
Topic: Rising NeXTStation prices
Replies: 23
Views: 723

Re: Rising NeXTStation prices

jan-jaap wrote:Those systems are all gone now. The rest is a matter of supply and demand I guess.


Exactly! This is a broad trend. Apple II prices have gone up tremendously, as have BeBox prices... NeXTStations and Indys, as you say, are heading in the same direction.
by sgifanatic
Thu Jun 08, 2017 4:13 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Operating Systems/Hardware
Topic: Rising NeXTStation prices
Replies: 23
Views: 723

Re: Rising NeXTStation prices

robespierre wrote:(You should also do readers a favor and remove the tracking tags from your links.)


Not sure what you mean.

What "tracking links" and what favor would I be doing them?
by sgifanatic
Wed Jun 07, 2017 6:56 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Operating Systems/Hardware
Topic: Rising NeXTStation prices
Replies: 23
Views: 723

Rising NeXTStation prices

Following up on the two recent BeBox auctions where 66Mhz systems were sold between $1000-1300, now NeXTStations also appear to be increasing in value... working systems listed at $699, $799 and $1200 at the moment. And the $800 unit doesn't even boot into an OS. $1200 http://www.ebay.com/itm/Next-N...
by sgifanatic
Wed Jun 07, 2017 6:53 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Operating Systems/Hardware
Topic: BeBox on eBay... get it while you can!
Replies: 18
Views: 1086

Re: BeBox on eBay... get it while you can!

And this one's in Denmark too so it should be great for the Nekochan members in Europe! I've been plagued by the latest round of the 'Creeping Crud' here in LA (had it for almost three weeks!) so I haven't had the strength to dig into my storage shed and drag out my BeBox. But now I'm on two weeks ...
by sgifanatic
Sat Jun 03, 2017 7:00 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Operating Systems/Hardware
Topic: BeBox on eBay... get it while you can!
Replies: 18
Views: 1086

Re: BeBox on eBay... get it while you can!

Another one just appeared. It started at $1K and already has a first bid. Let's see where it ends up but may go higher than the last one that sold...

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Very-rare-BeBox ... SwlY1ZLqzK
by sgifanatic
Tue May 16, 2017 3:18 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Operating Systems/Hardware
Topic: BeBox on eBay... get it while you can!
Replies: 18
Views: 1086

Re: BeBox on eBay... get it while you can!

Well, with two days to go someone finally bid on it. Looks like it will sell. Question is how much it will eventually fetch.
by sgifanatic
Wed Apr 26, 2017 5:46 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Operating Systems/Hardware
Topic: My FPGA based Lisp Machine project
Replies: 10
Views: 425

Re: My FPGA based Lisp Machine project

Amazing work. LISP machines are fascinating for sure... closest I've been to one was at the MIT Museum in Cambridge.

Enjoyed your video description and demo. Congrats to you and Alex for pulling off an admirable feat!
by sgifanatic
Sat Apr 15, 2017 11:45 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Operating Systems/Hardware
Topic: 7 BeBoxen on eBay
Replies: 13
Views: 501

7 BeBoxen on eBay

Probably the largest collection of these systems anywhere?

http://www.ebay.com/itm/322483980652
by sgifanatic
Sat Feb 04, 2017 4:58 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Operating Systems/Hardware
Topic: Retro magazines online!
Replies: 10
Views: 489

Re: Retro magazines online!

By the way, this is a little off-topic for this thread, but many here might be interested in looking up HAL Computer - it's a bit of lost Unix workstation history. Andy, who I got to know in later years, was the father of the RS/6000 and left IBM to start HAL. It was later bought by Fujitsu.

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