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by uunix
Wed Jan 17, 2018 2:29 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Things to buy....
Replies: 6
Views: 95

Re: Things to buy....

Raion-Fox wrote:An IBM z Mainframe. I would have little practical use for it but the design is sexy and I would probably have people wanting to rent time on it.

Certainly rent a bit of time and run the old Lotto predicting computation program on it.
by uunix
Wed Jan 17, 2018 1:37 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Things to buy....
Replies: 6
Views: 95

Things to buy....

OK, similar to the most wanted prized possession of ultimate computer thread but not so.. since the idea is to spend hours browsing ebay and think.. hey I want one.. So you then edit your post.. Ah but you say.. also similar to the wanted board.. but NO.. this is a editable list of just shite you wa...
by uunix
Mon Jan 15, 2018 7:08 am
Forum: Hardware For Sale/Trade
Topic: Octane video setup (not mine)
Replies: 3
Views: 203

Re: Octane video setup (not mine)

GIJoe wrote:just curious what kind of drive is installed in the middle bay - is that a Jaz or Zip?


That's a floppy drive. They fit upside down.

GIJoe wrote:without the disk array the smoke install is probably useless -

I hear you can get around that.
by uunix
Sat Jan 13, 2018 2:33 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: [insert "ohai again!" thing here]
Replies: 7
Views: 185

Re: [insert "ohai again!" thing here]

Welcome back chap.
by uunix
Sat Jan 13, 2018 5:36 am
Forum: IBM
Topic: Spectre and Meltdown
Replies: 10
Views: 298

Re: Spectre and Meltdown

The POWER6 is not vulnerable to Meltdown. It _is_ vulnerable to Spectre. It's not clear whether IBM will offer firmware patches for it yet. source: tested my own system with the PoC Hurrah for my POWER5 then. Not necessarily: POWER4 (and then most likely also PowerPC 970 and derivatives) and POWER5...
by uunix
Sat Jan 13, 2018 1:08 am
Forum: IBM
Topic: Spectre and Meltdown
Replies: 10
Views: 298

Re: Spectre and Meltdown

ClassicHasClass wrote:The POWER6 is not vulnerable to Meltdown.

It _is_ vulnerable to Spectre. It's not clear whether IBM will offer firmware patches for it yet.

source: tested my own system with the PoC

Hurrah for my POWER5 then.
by uunix
Sat Jan 13, 2018 12:57 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Operating Systems/Hardware
Topic: Computer with a real serial port
Replies: 15
Views: 375

Re: Computer with a real serial port

I have two nice little 'SHUTTLE' boxes that come with real serial, very small base units. Can't recall the exact model, CPU is i3 with 16GB, SSD all of which I had to buy separately. They are mounted on my wall and I RDP into them, although you can use them directly with keyboard/mouse and they have...
by uunix
Thu Jan 11, 2018 7:41 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Intel backdoor: not a bug, a feature (buy a new processor!!!)
Replies: 43
Views: 1024

Re: Intel backdoor: not a bug, a feature (buy a new processor!!!)

If you have a web application running on a server, that just does DB serving and web pages, therefore no outgoing 'browsing', could this be affected do we know?
by uunix
Wed Jan 10, 2018 3:17 am
Forum: Hardware For Sale/Trade
Topic: Tezro for sale (mine) (located in The Netherlands)
Replies: 4
Views: 263

Re: Tezro for sale (mine) (located in The Netherlands)

Hi Guys, A combination of lack of time, space and some repairs to my house has led me to the decision to sell the Tezro that is detailled here: http://forums.nekochan.net/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=16732168&p=7403658#p7403658 The machine is in the same state as depicted there. I really would not l...
by uunix
Tue Jan 09, 2018 11:30 am
Forum: SGI: Discussion
Topic: Octane arrived. Advice on small problem.
Replies: 28
Views: 745

Re: Octane arrived. Advice on small problem.

JacquesT wrote:What resolution do you intend to run the Octane at?

Cripes JacquesT, I will try and remember your stuff the weekend honest.
by uunix
Mon Jan 08, 2018 2:43 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: What pointless thing are you doing right now?
Replies: 335
Views: 20861

Re: What pointless thing are you doing right now?

Calling this thread pointless may have been incorrect.. anyway..

My first telecine recording..

Not that good.. but in all fairness viewable.

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by uunix
Sun Jan 07, 2018 5:39 am
Forum: IRIX and Software
Topic: Newbee needs help with error message...
Replies: 35
Views: 372

Re: Newbee needs help with error message...

Well, still saying the disk is bad, but to keep you entertained are you able to run the network setup from the tool chest?

Depending on your version of IRIX, this can be done through SYSTEM --> SYSTEM MANGER and then Networking & Connectivity. I can't recall earlier versions tbh.
by uunix
Sun Jan 07, 2018 3:02 am
Forum: SGI: Hardware
Topic: Octane 1.5 + Irix 6.5.26 + Wacom (sharing a great feed back)
Replies: 14
Views: 429

Re: Octane 1.5 + Irix 6.5.26 + Wacom (sharing a great feed back)

as for the tablet disconnecting itself - never happened here on any generation. perhaps the cable is damaged - or if it's a serial one - the power supply on the way out? also in irix i've always used the wacom-provided driver, never the one that ships with discreet gear (wacom one works for that as...
by uunix
Sun Jan 07, 2018 2:57 am
Forum: IRIX and Software
Topic: Newbee needs help with error message...
Replies: 35
Views: 372

Re: Newbee needs help with error message...

Morning hansolo15,

Can you type "hinv" and post the output here (when logged on).
by uunix
Sat Jan 06, 2018 1:47 pm
Forum: IRIX and Software
Topic: Newbee needs help with error message...
Replies: 35
Views: 372

Re: Newbee needs help with error message...

Well that rules out any other drives.

Also lack of DNS resolvers explains a bit of slowness, but why no resolv? Is this a new install? What's the history in this machine?

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