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by Jack Luminous
Thu Aug 17, 2017 3:42 am
Forum: SGI: Discussion
Topic: Your first SGI encounter
Replies: 24
Views: 610

Re: Your first SGI encounter

Met an SGI Indy for the first time during an internship at Thomson Training & Simulation (now called Thales Training & Simulation) in 1995. Working on a nuclear power plant simulator (!!). I spent more time playing Doom during that summer than real programming to tell the truth. But my first...
by Jack Luminous
Mon Jun 12, 2017 5:06 am
Forum: Japan
Topic: Whats it like living in japan?
Replies: 10
Views: 776

Re: Whats it like living in japan?

7) DO NOT even think of working for traditional Japanese company - you'd have to conform to the stupid rules and stuff, if you're thinking of moving to Japan the easiest thing for foreigners is to become English teachers (but these days you'd need to be be native speaker). It's actually possible to...
by Jack Luminous
Fri May 12, 2017 6:33 am
Forum: SGI: hinv
Topic: Onyx2 Deskside, 4x400MHz R12K, IR3, 8GB RAM
Replies: 24
Views: 1622

Re: Onyx2 Deskside, 4x400MHz R12K, IR3, 8GB RAM

Impressive machine ! 8-)
by Jack Luminous
Wed Mar 29, 2017 7:22 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Operating Systems/Hardware
Topic: Best BSD Laptop Guide
Replies: 15
Views: 801

Re: Best BSD Laptop Guide

I think you overpaid a bit for the whole thing. I bought a refurbished W520 with i7/8gig/K1000m and the docking station for $350. I added a 500gig msata SSD for $200. The thing works very fine for anything and total cost was $550. ;)
by Jack Luminous
Fri Mar 17, 2017 4:20 am
Forum: Japan
Topic: Whats it like living in japan?
Replies: 10
Views: 776

Re: Whats it like living in japan?

A good friend of mine is married to a pretty japanese girl. He loves Japan, everything japanese and speaks japanese very fluently (took him 10 years to get there). He often travels over there with his wife to visit her family. He told me it would be impossible for him to live full-time in Japan beca...
by Jack Luminous
Mon Jan 16, 2017 6:29 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Interesting read: Compiling a Mac OS 8 application on Sierra
Replies: 5
Views: 255

Re: Interesting read: Compiling a Mac OS 8 application on Sierra

Nice article. First ever I see "Lightspeed C" mentionned somewhere ! My father taught me C in 1987 with that thing on a Mac SE. The 3D starfield splashscreen is what got me into this whole computing mess. Dammit ! :lol:
by Jack Luminous
Mon Jan 09, 2017 5:42 am
Forum: Hardware For Sale/Trade
Topic: SALE: SGI Tezro 4x1Ghz / Lucid / VBOB / DmediaPro / Betacam Recorder / Wacom / Monitor + More! (EUROPE)
Replies: 54
Views: 2836

Re: SALE: SGI Tezro 4x1Ghz / Lucid / VBOB / DmediaPro / Betacam Recorder / Wacom / Monitor + More! (EUROPE)

Very nice !! Don't have that much money right now though. If the buyer isn't interested by the Lucid interface, I'd gladly take it off you hands. I'm in Paris too.
by Jack Luminous
Sat Jan 07, 2017 9:47 am
Forum: SGI: Discussion
Topic: Acquired a Fuel.
Replies: 10
Views: 583

Re: Acquired a Fuel.

BTW, I bought a Dr Bott "SGI saver" some times ago and it works better than the MLA. No need for pin removal anymore as the thing supplies the right DDC info directly. Also, it displays the boot log better.
by Jack Luminous
Wed Jan 04, 2017 6:57 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Interesting Topic on Slash Dot
Replies: 20
Views: 829

Re: Interesting Topic on Slash Dot

ClassicHasClass wrote:As far as computing, I'll repeat what I said on VCF: computing is much more fun as a hobby than it ever was as a career.


So sad and so true. I lost all interest in computing just after a few years working in it, about 15 years ago. :cry:
by Jack Luminous
Wed Dec 14, 2016 6:27 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Operating Systems/Hardware
Topic: Non-inkjet Color Printer Recommendations??
Replies: 13
Views: 673

Re: Non-inkjet Color Printer Recommendations??

Success ! I printed from my Octane using Alias Studiopaint 9.5 and Photoshop. I just chose some random postscript HP model in the list from printer config and it worked right away. 8-)
by Jack Luminous
Mon Dec 12, 2016 7:39 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Operating Systems/Hardware
Topic: Non-inkjet Color Printer Recommendations??
Replies: 13
Views: 673

Re: Non-inkjet Color Printer Recommendations??

I forgot : I paid €285 for it, which is about $300. I had to disable the antivirus (Avast) because it messed with the HP driver install. All in all, it was pretty straightforward to get it running via ethernet. there's a guy on Ebay Germany selling a full set of XXL compatible toner cartridges for a...
by Jack Luminous
Mon Dec 12, 2016 3:07 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Operating Systems/Hardware
Topic: Non-inkjet Color Printer Recommendations??
Replies: 13
Views: 673

Re: Non-inkjet Color Printer Recommendations??

So, this WE, I bought a HP Laserjet M277DW. I briefly tested it with my windows 10 laptop yesterday night and was very pleasantly surprised with the results. Printing several big A4 photos, the results were very good ! And the thing is damn fast. About 2s for a big A4 pic. It ticks all your boxes ap...
by Jack Luminous
Mon Nov 21, 2016 7:06 am
Forum: Nekochan Net
Topic: PayPal Donation Link Added (plugin requires Prosilver theme)
Replies: 104
Views: 8439

Re: PayPal Donation Link Added (plugin requires Prosilver theme)

Donated again ! Didn't catch the thing until I saw the thread today. Subsilver2 theme has the "Active Topics" link, which I'm using all the time, while prosilver theme has the donate button. I need both ! 8-)
by Jack Luminous
Tue Nov 08, 2016 4:55 am
Forum: SGI: Discussion
Topic: Clearing out found these
Replies: 12
Views: 723

Re: Clearing out found these

I'd love to teach both of them everything I know ! :lol:
by Jack Luminous
Thu Nov 03, 2016 8:52 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Operating Systems/Hardware
Topic: SATA performance with SSDs?
Replies: 19
Views: 757

Re: SATA performance with SSDs?

commodorejohn wrote:I loathe the chiclet keyboards. It's like typing on a Tupperware lid. That and the fetish for 16:9 displays are the main reasons I'm looking at an older model.


OK so X220 in this case. Normal keyboard and trackpad. Maybe 16:9 though.

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