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by robespierre
Mon Jul 17, 2017 6:38 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Operating Systems/Hardware
Topic: Who can identify this serial adapter?
Replies: 2
Views: 79

Re: Who can identify this serial adapter?

I can't see it being useful with a KVM; for every mouse you need a keyboard, too. The minidin-9 mouse port was only used with "bus mice" on PCs, but this adapter has a mac serial port. A strange combination. I suspect it was a port replicator dongle for an early PC laptop like the ones fro...
by robespierre
Sat Jul 15, 2017 8:55 pm
Forum: SGI: Hardware
Topic: Sgi Onyx terminator rack - 3 phase questions
Replies: 2
Views: 76

Re: Sgi Onyx terminator rack - 3 phase questions

The standard, accepted way to turn 1 phase power (either 120 or 240 volts) into 3 phase is with a rotary converter . In some cases VFDs made for machine tools can also be used, but there are a number of caveats to their operation. But the Onyx may not require 3 phase after all: DC power supplies are...
by robespierre
Tue Jul 11, 2017 6:00 pm
Forum: SGI: Hardware
Topic: Indigo 4000 power on till chime and dead
Replies: 9
Views: 378

Re: Indigo 4000 power on till chime and dead

Tried everything but just no luck until found a ceramic capacitor on the graphic card is cracked. May be not the reason but took it out. [image was posted lower down] No. There is a + mark on the silkscreen, and ceramic capacitors are never polarized. That was a tantalum capacitor that did auto da ...
by robespierre
Mon Jul 10, 2017 2:42 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: never under underestimate what a she-lifeguard warns you
Replies: 6
Views: 200

Re: my proposal for the unidentified aquatic creature which gave me a bite

He said he's "between France and Italy" which seems to limit it to Monaco or the Côte d'Azur generally. Searching for "venomous fish in the Ligurian Sea" doesn't turn up very much, but the lionfish has been spotted in those waters. Coral snakes and sea snakes can be excluded as t...
by robespierre
Sat Jul 08, 2017 2:30 pm
Forum: SGI: Hardware
Topic: Unhappy Octane frontplane, capacitors leaking. Anyone spec'ed replacements?
Replies: 3
Views: 125

Re: Unhappy Octane frontplane, capacitors leaking. Anyone spec'ed replacements?

SMD electrolytic capacitors are made in standard sizes, so you need to measure the diameter (as with a caliper). They also have standard capacitance and voltage series. One problem with markings is that each supplier uses a different convention: some will print the capacitance in uF, while others pr...
by robespierre
Fri Jul 07, 2017 5:25 am
Forum: SGI: Discussion
Topic: Fragged my friends fuel
Replies: 9
Views: 262

Re: Fragged my friends fuel

I'm glad it worked for you! do you think I should read the address before this point and see if it has no reference to XFSB or a reference to a raw partition, or does the XFSB lable only shown at the very start of the partition? Disk structures have "magic numbers" for identification, much...
by robespierre
Fri Jul 07, 2017 3:29 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: your latest purchase
Replies: 552
Views: 16851

Re: your latest purchase

I didn't watch the whole compilation—are all the wraks Citröen 2CVs? :P
That has to be a huge advantage of being in America: no French cars.
by robespierre
Thu Jul 06, 2017 6:16 am
Forum: SGI: Discussion
Topic: Fragged my friends fuel
Replies: 9
Views: 262

Re: Fragged my friends fuel

If you want to go that route, which in the circumstances seems to be a rational option, you would do this: 1. insert 6.5 install tools CD 2. stop for maintenance/command prompt >> dksc(0,4,8)sash64 sash: dksc(0,4,7)stand/fx.64 -x fx: (dksc) fx: ctlr# = (0) fx: drive# = (1) fx: lun# = (0) fx> d fx/de...
by robespierre
Wed Jul 05, 2017 10:58 pm
Forum: SGI: Discussion
Topic: Fragged my friends fuel
Replies: 9
Views: 262

Re: Fragged my friends fuel

It appears you have a similar problem to another recent visitor: http://forums.nekochan.net/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=16731777 My advice in that thread would apply here also. You have likely blown away the volume header by overwriting it with a PC Master Boot Record (possibly as a result of Windows fa...
by robespierre
Wed Jul 05, 2017 11:13 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Operating Systems/Hardware
Topic: Rising NeXTStation prices
Replies: 23
Views: 618

Re: Rising NeXTStation prices

I purchased an Indy in working condition for $50 just a month ago. So from my perspective, prices haven't increased: I would not have paid more for any Indy. Years ago, I paid over $1500 for an Indigo2. Would I pay that much for one today? I think you are dreaming.
by robespierre
Tue Jul 04, 2017 5:52 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Operating Systems/Hardware
Topic: Rising NeXTStation prices
Replies: 23
Views: 618

Speaking of odd prices:

What do you make of this Tandy 100: http://www.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-RADIO-SHACK-TRS-80-Model-100-COMPUTER-Portable-works/172747974546 (everything in an eBay link after the item number is for tracking, and has been deleted as a courtesy to the readers.) My best guess is that the external battery/ROM ...
by robespierre
Tue Jul 04, 2017 5:47 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Bizarre connection attempts to Facebook
Replies: 8
Views: 145

Re: Bizarre connection attempts to Facebook

hm that's odd about netstat. Maybe try lsof -i4?
by robespierre
Tue Jul 04, 2017 2:49 pm
Forum: SGI: Discussion
Topic: Forensic analysis of SGI IRIX disk volume [PDF] July 2016
Replies: 4
Views: 160

Re: Forensic analysis of SGI IRIX disk volume [PDF] July 2016

The disk partitioning scheme (and the volume header) was developed by MIPS Computer Inc for RISC/os. You can see this in the header file comments.
by robespierre
Tue Jul 04, 2017 11:38 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Bizarre connection attempts to Facebook
Replies: 8
Views: 145

Re: Bizarre connection attempts to Facebook

did you check netstat(1) on each VM?
by robespierre
Tue Jul 04, 2017 8:59 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Bizarre connection attempts to Facebook
Replies: 8
Views: 145

Re: Bizarre connection attempts to Facebook

do all the packets have ACK FIN turned on? That isn't a connection request, it's attempting to close a connection.

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