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by robespierre
Sat Jan 20, 2018 2:40 pm
Forum: SGI: Discussion
Topic: Maintaining Hardware / fesability of keeping hardware running
Replies: 44
Views: 1438

Re: Maintaining Hardware / fesability of keeping hardware running

That monitor has a diagnostic service port that may reveal more information about the failure.
by robespierre
Fri Jan 19, 2018 10:48 pm
Forum: SGI: Discussion
Topic: Octane Dual 400. EMXI Card. Arrived. Problem.
Replies: 7
Views: 166

Re: Octane Dual 400. EMXI Card. Arrived. Problem.

If you decide to keep it, one thing you can do while it's still working is flood the area with CA adhesive (top and bottom). That will shore it up somewhat against flexing and shorting out, but it probably won't be reliable in the long term. Still, it can't hurt anything.
by robespierre
Fri Jan 19, 2018 12:57 pm
Forum: SGI: Discussion
Topic: Octane Dual 400. EMXI Card. Arrived. Problem.
Replies: 7
Views: 166

Re: Octane Dual 400. EMXI Card. Arrived. Problem.

The PCB is cracked and the internal copper planes are shorting out. It will need to be removed with a grinder and repaired using donor board material.
by robespierre
Thu Jan 18, 2018 2:37 pm
Forum: SGI: Hardware
Topic: ADAT. And the secret is...
Replies: 6
Views: 188

Re: ADAT. And the secret is...

ADAT isn't TOSLINK: unless your converter box has the ADAT (Alesis DAT) logo, it doesn't support it. ADAT is actually a digital audio tape format using SVHS tapes in special Alesis decks. Confusingly, it is also used for two other different things: the 8-ch optical audio interface, and the 9-pin syn...
by robespierre
Thu Jan 18, 2018 1:17 pm
Forum: SGI: Hardware
Topic: sgi shutter shades?
Replies: 2
Views: 126

Re: sgi shutter shades?

I am not sure if my hardware would even be able to play blu ray quality video without stuttering, or at all. I think that a Tezro or other late model SGI can play back video from a Stone array at 2K/1080p (possibly a DM3-VBOB is needed, I don't know). This is not going to be the same codec as the o...
by robespierre
Tue Jan 16, 2018 7:31 pm
Forum: SGI: Hardware
Topic: Indigo 2 Hardware Dilemma!!! :(
Replies: 12
Views: 206

Re: Indigo 2 Hardware Dilemma!!! :(

I'm seeing an awful lot of plastic wrap and a whole lot of no bubble wrap.... I wasn't going to pile on, but maybe this can be helpful as a warning: Also note the USPS freely-supplied mailer used as "padding". This is always an extremely bad sign when people use garbage in lieu of actual ...
by robespierre
Sun Jan 14, 2018 8:36 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Operating Systems/Hardware
Topic: Computer with a real serial port
Replies: 16
Views: 446

Re: Computer with a real serial port

smj wrote:Have a look at this site for details on many models, including Linux compatibility and expansion options: http://www.parkytowers.me.uk/thin/index.shtml.

Good advice, and that site's a great resource.
by robespierre
Sat Jan 13, 2018 2:00 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Operating Systems/Hardware
Topic: Computer with a real serial port
Replies: 16
Views: 446

Re: Computer with a real serial port

Toughbooks also had real serial ports until a few years ago.
by robespierre
Thu Jan 11, 2018 12:05 pm
Forum: IBM
Topic: Spectre and Meltdown
Replies: 10
Views: 330

Re: Spectre and Meltdown

I'm not intimately familiar with that tool, but from the messages it appears to be simply scanning for known mitigations and not an actual Proof of Concept attack.
by robespierre
Mon Jan 08, 2018 9:17 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Operating Systems/Hardware
Topic: Talos Secure Workstation
Replies: 59
Views: 3239

Re: Talos Secure Workstation

It's an A1138. Here are the results from 10.4.11 on a PPC7447A: -arch ppc -O0: 16 bytes wrong in 3.58 sec -arch ppc -O1: 17 bytes wrong in 2.62 sec -arch ppc -O2: 17 bytes wrong in 2.59 sec -arch ppc -O3: 13 bytes wrong in 2.60 sec -arch ppc750 -O0: 16 bytes wrong in 2.64 sec -arch ppc750 -O1: 28 by...
by robespierre
Mon Jan 08, 2018 8:05 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: SOLVED: Smelly screwdriver handles? (juvenile humor aside..)
Replies: 19
Views: 4005

Re: SOLVED: Smelly screwdriver handles? (juvenile humor aside..)

Yes, those are very nice tools. The Wera Kraftform are also tops.
by robespierre
Sun Jan 07, 2018 9:50 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Operating Systems/Hardware
Topic: Talos Secure Workstation
Replies: 59
Views: 3239

Re: Talos Secure Workstation

Interesting. I have a DLSD running 10.4.11, do you have a zip of the binary?
by robespierre
Sun Jan 07, 2018 2:55 pm
Forum: SGI: Discussion
Topic: Suddenly, a wild Octane appears!
Replies: 7
Views: 248

Re: Suddenly, a wild Octane appears!

I have an impression of Japan's justice system as both strict and efficient, so I wouldn't like to steal anything. That could be wrong, though. I would particularly not want to appear in court there in the current climate (which resulted from a rather disrespectful YouTube video which was recently r...
by robespierre
Sun Jan 07, 2018 1:02 pm
Forum: SGI: Discussion
Topic: Suddenly, a wild Octane appears!
Replies: 7
Views: 248

Re: Suddenly, a wild Octane appears!

It looks from their geiger counter that the dose rate is as high as 4.5 µS/h near the soil, or about twice the rate of an airline flight.
So they were in basically no danger as long as they didn't eat or drink while they were there.
by robespierre
Sun Jan 07, 2018 12:01 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Intel backdoor: not a bug, a feature (buy a new processor!!!)
Replies: 43
Views: 1048

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

As I understood, the kernel patch only applies to the "Meltdown" named attack but not for "Spectre", because for the later one you not need KPT/I. Or does I miss something? Spectre is mostly a problem for applications. Firefox and Chrome announced mitigations last week. It could...

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