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by spiroyster
Sun Sep 03, 2017 6:30 am
Forum: SGI: Discussion
Topic: How frequently you use your SGI (in 2017)?
Replies: 70
Views: 1624

Re: How frequently you use your SGI (in 2017)?

My Irix boxen have sadly been sat dormant for the last 4 years :(. My use for them ran out back in 2009 ish :( :(. The defib is out on my VW's (540/320), unfortunately not a quick revival given current 'life shite' going on, o.0 ... as sure as I am that portions of the ram will prematurely die... re...
by spiroyster
Sun Sep 03, 2017 6:16 am
Forum: SGI: Hardware
Topic: FPA from a 350 Workstation.
Replies: 4
Views: 155

Re: FPA from a 350 Workstation.

Greetings, welcome to nekochan :) Apologies, I forgot to tell you the last part of the adventure, which was to come on to nekochan as someone may be interested in the FPA. Best if you update your location! However I did mention it at the time to you because there was at least one other in your count...
by spiroyster
Wed Aug 23, 2017 1:41 am
Forum: Hardware Wanted
Topic: WTB Altix XE340 barebones with Bezell (US)
Replies: 1
Views: 74

Re: WTB Altix XE340 barebones with Bezell (US)

Altix XE are nothing more than rebadged Supermicro. My google-fu suggests the equivalence is the Supermicro 808-12, and comes in two flavours depending if you need infiniband or not. It's probably easier to get one of these and an 'sgi' bezel :).
by spiroyster
Mon Aug 21, 2017 2:14 pm
Forum: SGI: Computer Graphics
Topic: Let's check your depth buffer precision!
Replies: 12
Views: 569

Re: Let's check your depth buffer precision!

I have Maya 6.5 and a 540 that I have been wanting to setup so might do this sometime this weekend. I can do one better! write an OpenGL app to exploit this directly! You'll also find that if you move the object closer to the far clipping plane it will get a lot worse. Z-Fighting is undefined behavi...
by spiroyster
Thu Aug 17, 2017 1:56 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Gone.. tired..
Replies: 20
Views: 567

Re: Gone.. tired..

..being put on an ignore list... There's an ignore list? Can we apply ourselve's to someone else's ignore list? Ah... I see the mods have already done this for us. Thanks :D The title of this thread is a status update for last night no :shock: ? I do hope you're still around next time he comes back...
by spiroyster
Mon Aug 07, 2017 1:51 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: A curious proposal
Replies: 28
Views: 633

Re: A curious proposal

Why Excel for tables? Word would be sufficient no? WTF? Her university asked her to use Latek to write the final report. What the is the meaning of Excel in this? The only good point is: she can now quote a new tool in her CV's abilities! What is Latek? Do you mean LaTeX? Since mathematical symbols...
by spiroyster
Sun Aug 06, 2017 7:58 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: A curious proposal
Replies: 28
Views: 633

Re: A curious proposal

we are already talking about what in 80s was simple impossible: concurrency and parallelism! The CM-5 (among others) disgrees with this. Indeed they tried to invent the Transputer with its own Occam language. They failed... The transputer was invented o.0 as well as learning Latek (why not Word?) t...
by spiroyster
Wed Aug 02, 2017 10:52 am
Forum: Hardware Wanted
Topic: WTB 1600sw adapter for Sgi 320 and/or Fuel
Replies: 6
Views: 140

Re: WTB 1600sw adapter for Sgi 320 and/or Fuel

Oh, interesting, I just saw your pictures in the other thread. You are definitely missing the header. I did not even realize the header was an option. On the other hand, you got dual CPU, 1GB RAM, and the VRM, so pretty lucky on the whole. Yep, I wonder how hard to find those headers are... Dang ne...
by spiroyster
Tue Aug 01, 2017 4:16 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Show Off Your Home Office Setup & SGI Collection...
Replies: 163
Views: 11762

Re: Show Off Your Home Office Setup & SGI Collection...

^^ Awww, I missed that tablecloth :cry: . So you took it to Denmark? ^^ I am an aviator by profession. That is an actual throttle quadrant from a Boeing 737-200. 737 eh? Isn't there an awesome 'This is the new 737, and this is the box it came in' Indigo poster? [EDIT:] Nope that would be 777. http:/...
by spiroyster
Tue Aug 01, 2017 4:14 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: A curious proposal
Replies: 28
Views: 633

Re: A curious proposal

C or - heaven forbid - anything else. Fixed ;) C opens the door to all the other C-like languages. Even the java virtual machine is written in C.... nuff said (imo, that makes java nothing more than a glorified scripting language, and python, that relies on java, well...:roll: ). You can learn all ...
by spiroyster
Wed Jul 26, 2017 6:15 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Show Off Your Home Office Setup & SGI Collection...
Replies: 163
Views: 11762

Re: Show Off Your Home Office Setup & SGI Collection...

@Irinikus
Are you one of them aviator types? Or is that monstrosity of levers to the right of the O2 the power switch/dsitribution board for all these things. :D
by spiroyster
Wed Jul 26, 2017 5:58 am
Forum: SGI: Discussion
Topic: What to do with a VW320?
Replies: 18
Views: 675

Re: What to do with a VW320?

Nice! ...but wait, no sgi branded cheap plastic charcol mouse? Nice mouse mat though, not seen that one before o.0. Sadly, no mouse. It came with a Microsoft mouse. Apparently the original owner disliked the original mouse and threw it away. :roll: understandable. Did your cardboard 'folder' in the...
by spiroyster
Wed Jul 26, 2017 4:58 am
Forum: Hardware For Sale/Trade
Topic: [not mine] Dutch lot of SGI PC's
Replies: 11
Views: 456

Re: [not mine] Dutch lot of SGI PC's

o.0

I'm a bit rusty on my non-existent Dutch. But I think thats 5 x 320's (and 5 x 5021, one per 320 :D), and a single 330 (linux 'L' added for value).

Old 5021's too. The 5411 was 4:3 screen of choice imo ... lose the barrel distortion, it's not worth the headfu*k anymore.
by spiroyster
Wed Jul 26, 2017 4:49 am
Forum: SGI: Discussion
Topic: What to do with a VW320?
Replies: 18
Views: 675

Re: What to do with a VW320?

I promised pictures! ... Nice! ...but wait, no sgi branded cheap plastic charcol mouse? Nice mouse mat though, not seen that one before o.0. Did your cardboard 'folder' in the background come with a cover? I have two, but never seen the outside of them. Shame about the bug/stylised logo mismatch. I...

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