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by ClassicHasClass
Sun Feb 25, 2018 7:39 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: What pointless thing are you doing right now?
Replies: 344
Views: 21885

Re: What pointless thing are you doing right now?

Benchmarking the PA-RISC laptop in KEGS. (See other thread.)
by ClassicHasClass
Sun Feb 25, 2018 7:36 pm
Forum: HP/DEC/Compaq
Topic: stupid PA-RISC laptop tricks
Replies: 15
Views: 948

Re: stupid PA-RISC laptop tricks

Tonight's stupid PA-RISC laptop trick was installing Frodo 4.1 and KEGS 0.37 on it. Frodo is fairly conventional, but KEGS was specially optimized in hand-coded assembly language for PA-RISC processors. Let's ask: does it shine? 160MHz PA-RISC laptop, KEGS 0.37: 17MHz emulated CPU, 9.4:1 emulation r...
by ClassicHasClass
Wed Feb 21, 2018 5:36 pm
Forum: Apple
Topic: Will MDD/FW-800 CPU work in G4 MDD?
Replies: 4
Views: 117

Re: Will MDD/FW-800 CPU work in G4 MDD?

Why do you want to do that?
by ClassicHasClass
Wed Feb 21, 2018 5:34 pm
Forum: Apple
Topic: Mac OS 9 in 4K res - pointless evening
Replies: 7
Views: 204

Re: Mac OS 9 in 4K res - pointless evening

do some Quake.


Man. I think that would be "seconds per frame" at this resolution, even for the original Quake engine.
by ClassicHasClass
Wed Feb 21, 2018 5:32 pm
Forum: Sun
Topic: issues with Tadpole Ultrabook IIe U50-14-2Y-1G
Replies: 4
Views: 184

Re: issues with Tadpole Ultrabook IIe U50-14-2Y-1G

Wouldn't think so if NetBSD can talk to it; I suspect the hardware is just fine and this is a software problem. ISTR that some Ultrabooken either needed specific drivers or a specific release of Solaris. I don't remember if this is the case for your specific model, though.
by ClassicHasClass
Tue Feb 20, 2018 11:11 am
Forum: Apple
Topic: Mac OS 9 in 4K res - pointless evening
Replies: 7
Views: 204

Re: Mac OS 9 in 4K res - pointless evening

Goodness gracious.

I guess OS 9 wouldn't really care what the resolution is. I've been using a 1080p display with my MDD for the longest time.
by ClassicHasClass
Sun Feb 18, 2018 5:21 pm
Forum: Apple
Topic: iMac Pro review
Replies: 2
Views: 144

Re: iMac Pro review

It's a pretty machine, and the display and CPU are great (if I were in the market for an Intel Mac, which for reasons previously discussed, I'm not). But I dislike AIOs because I rarely upgrade everything simultaneously, and for a system at that price point, I'd like to see more expandability than &...
by ClassicHasClass
Thu Feb 15, 2018 10:12 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Operating Systems/Hardware
Topic: A Guide on Your Options for non-x86 Computers (2017)
Replies: 164
Views: 6842

Re: A Guide on Your Options for non-x86 Computers (2017)

My ipad pro is right on par with the i7 in my razer gamer-laptop (i7-7500u) according to geekbench,


Eh? This sounds hinky. Are geekbench scores really comparable across architectures/OSes?
by ClassicHasClass
Thu Feb 15, 2018 8:08 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Intel backdoor: not a bug, a feature (buy a new processor!!!)
Replies: 46
Views: 1259

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

Atleast the Alpha, MIPS and SPARC aren't affected by this foolishness. Not sure if you mean Spectre or Meltdown, but at least some MIPS and SPARC designs are affected by Spectre. Meltdown, no. However, Raptor CS has gone out and said it: POWER8 and POWER9 was patched for Meltdown ; see also https:/...
by ClassicHasClass
Thu Feb 15, 2018 7:50 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: your latest purchase
Replies: 930
Views: 33317

Re: your latest purchase

Bought another hue lamp so that I can put the foyer under central control (using huepl, natch). That brings the total number of Philips hue devices in this house to 11.
by ClassicHasClass
Thu Feb 15, 2018 7:44 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Operating Systems/Hardware
Topic: A Guide on Your Options for non-x86 Computers (2017)
Replies: 164
Views: 6842

Re: A Guide on Your Options for non-x86 Computers (2017)

The A-series chip in the iPad Pro is actually getting into the low performance range for Intel designs -- I'd say it's even competitive with, though clearly does not eclipse, i3 -- but I think we have a long way before there are Apple ARMbooks. When Apple moved from 68K to PowerPC, the 601 ran rings...
by ClassicHasClass
Wed Feb 14, 2018 12:26 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Operating Systems/Hardware
Topic: A Guide on Your Options for non-x86 Computers (2017)
Replies: 164
Views: 6842

Re: A Guide on Your Options for non-x86 Computers (2017)

Talos is absolutely a no go with such high price. For that amount of money I can build a Xeon monster Go for it. Just don't complain in 10 years when your only choice is Intel no matter how much you pay. That's a depressing and bleak dystopian future. :( Arm seems to be doing well ;) many more syst...
by ClassicHasClass
Tue Feb 13, 2018 6:35 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Optical storage lasts 14 billion years?
Replies: 12
Views: 332

Re: Optical storage lasts 14 billion years?

That newfangled cuneiform clay tablet format seems to last a damn long time.
by ClassicHasClass
Mon Feb 12, 2018 11:58 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Optical storage lasts 14 billion years?
Replies: 12
Views: 332

Re: Optical storage lasts 14 billion years?

Boy, don't scratch it. You'd wipe out an entire civilization.
by ClassicHasClass
Mon Feb 12, 2018 11:48 am
Forum: HP/DEC/Compaq
Topic: HP-UX compilers
Replies: 11
Views: 348

Re: HP-UX compilers

and the compilers didn't give me more or less trouble than other proprietary ones.


This is not a high bar to reach. ;)

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