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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: 160
Views: 6435

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: 1229

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: 921
Views: 32547

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: 160
Views: 6435

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: 160
Views: 6435

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: 10
Views: 264

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: 10
Views: 264

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: 261

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. ;)
by ClassicHasClass
Sun Feb 11, 2018 6:55 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Operating Systems/Hardware
Topic: A Guide on Your Options for non-x86 Computers (2017)
Replies: 160
Views: 6435

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. :( I don't think it's inaccurate, though. Curre...
by ClassicHasClass
Sun Feb 11, 2018 12:58 pm
Forum: HP/DEC/Compaq
Topic: HP-UX compilers
Replies: 11
Views: 261

Re: HP-UX compilers

Any particular reason? I remember cursing aCC in the 10.20 days. I had to do horrible things like hacking header files and the like.
by ClassicHasClass
Sun Feb 11, 2018 12:56 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Operating Systems/Hardware
Topic: A Guide on Your Options for non-x86 Computers (2017)
Replies: 160
Views: 6435

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

alexott wrote: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.
by ClassicHasClass
Sat Feb 10, 2018 11:03 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Operating Systems/Hardware
Topic: A Guide on Your Options for non-x86 Computers (2017)
Replies: 160
Views: 6435

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

Well, the Talos II should make it to Q4 orders in March is what they're saying. Boards are already in mass production. Looking forward to mine. Just make sure the package isn't intercepted by the tailored operations unit. ;) Oh, I'm quite sure that I'm on some NSA watch list just for having ordered...
by ClassicHasClass
Fri Feb 09, 2018 9:40 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Operating Systems/Hardware
Topic: A Guide on Your Options for non-x86 Computers (2017)
Replies: 160
Views: 6435

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

Well, the Talos II should make it to Q4 orders in March is what they're saying. Boards are already in mass production. Looking forward to mine.
by ClassicHasClass
Wed Feb 07, 2018 9:02 pm
Forum: SGI: Discussion
Topic: Hello from Melbourne, Australia!
Replies: 6
Views: 227

Re: Hello from Melbourne, Australia!

Welcome to the show.
by ClassicHasClass
Mon Jan 29, 2018 12:52 pm
Forum: SGI: Hardware
Topic: Fuel snaphat replacement
Replies: 6
Views: 193

Re: Fuel snaphat replacement

Yes, an IC extractor is how I got mine off. More info: viewtopic.php?f=3&t=16728064&p=7363678&#p7363678

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