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by commodorejohn
Sun Mar 26, 2017 11:59 pm
Forum: SGI: Discussion
Topic: Hardware is Cheap, Programmers are Expensive
Replies: 9
Views: 145

Re: Hardware is Cheap, Programmers are Expensive

And this is why I do my own small part by actually trying to learn the material for which I'm developing code and come up with sensibly optimized solutions, and not relying on everybody else to do my work for me and accepting any preexisting efforts as the gospel truth - because no matter how many t...
by commodorejohn
Sat Mar 25, 2017 4:37 pm
Forum: Apple
Topic: The Problem with Apple
Replies: 85
Views: 1547

Re: The Problem with Apple

The 1084s is a damn fine display, for sure. I'm never selling mine. The Philips CM8833 is another one I quite like - takes just about anything you can throw at it short of later high-resolution display standards without complaint.
by commodorejohn
Fri Mar 24, 2017 10:32 am
Forum: Apple
Topic: The Problem with Apple
Replies: 85
Views: 1547

Re: The Problem with Apple

itsvince725 wrote:I wish I had an amber CRT, amber displays are awesome!

I miss my old amber MDA monitor. So easy on the eyes.
by commodorejohn
Thu Mar 23, 2017 11:39 pm
Forum: Apple
Topic: The Problem with Apple
Replies: 85
Views: 1547

Re: The Problem with Apple

4k on a laptop is the computer equivalent of the 48"+ TV - there is no conceivable use case in which it's good for anything other than a dick-measuring contest. Unless you just have some kind of childhood trauma resulting in a clinical phobia of visible pixels or something.
by commodorejohn
Wed Mar 22, 2017 1:54 pm
Forum: Apple
Topic: The Problem with Apple
Replies: 85
Views: 1547

Re: The Problem with Apple

And as far as "expandability" goes, who stores more than a few dozen gigabytes of data locally anymore? Man, I've got dozens of gigabytes of data just in my games folder alone, and I'm not even the kind of person who plays modern AAA titles where "normal" is ~20 GB apiece. And t...
by commodorejohn
Tue Mar 21, 2017 10:10 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: your latest purchase
Replies: 367
Views: 10967

Re: your latest purchase

Sweet :D

As for stands, some of the Portawhatevers have mounting holes for what I assume is a model-specific screw-in stand, but I've never seen one in the wild. I'd just get a ~$30 X-stand from your local music store.
by commodorejohn
Mon Mar 20, 2017 10:00 pm
Forum: Japan
Topic: Have any one seen any good anime lately?
Replies: 81
Views: 9592

Re: Have any one seen any good anime lately?

And how.
by commodorejohn
Mon Mar 20, 2017 9:02 pm
Forum: Japan
Topic: Have any one seen any good anime lately?
Replies: 81
Views: 9592

Re: Have any one seen any good anime lately?

Cowboy Bebop is the goods. NGE is more hit-and-miss, but when it's good it's pretty damn good.

Anyway, I just finished powering through K-On! and revisiting Nichijou. Good fun all around.
by commodorejohn
Fri Mar 17, 2017 10:35 pm
Forum: Getting Started, Documentation, Tips & Tricks
Topic: I started a folding at home team for nekochan.net users
Replies: 6
Views: 182

Re: I started a folding at home team for nekochan.net users

...did you start separate teams for the other six threads?
by commodorejohn
Thu Mar 16, 2017 10:28 pm
Forum: HP/DEC/Compaq
Topic: gonna spend the day at Venix(,) beach(es)
Replies: 5
Views: 159

Re: gonna spend the day at Venix(,) beach(es)

Heh, nifty :D I really do need to line up a replacement video card for my Professional 350...
by commodorejohn
Mon Mar 13, 2017 7:18 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Sun Ultra 25 in Multinomah OR
Replies: 18
Views: 500

Re: Sun Ultra 25 in Multinomah OR

Holy moley :O I'll be watching for the inventory on the rest of the haul!
by commodorejohn
Sun Mar 12, 2017 9:00 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: What extremely rare (non-prototype) computers do you wish you could find?
Replies: 60
Views: 968

Re: What extremely rare (non-prototype) computers do you wish you could find?

A Lisp machine, a machine based on one of the Forth chips, or an original HP 3000-series (pre-PA-RISC-emulation-thereof) would be interesting to mess around with.
by commodorejohn
Sat Mar 11, 2017 12:31 pm
Forum: HP/DEC/Compaq
Topic: Got a pdp 11/23
Replies: 5
Views: 147

Re: Got a pdp 11/23

Mmm, nice :)
by commodorejohn
Fri Mar 10, 2017 2:45 pm
Forum: Hardware Wanted
Topic: WTB: Alpha in desktop/minitower form factor
Replies: 12
Views: 224

Re: WTB: Alpha in desktop/minitower form factor

Well, Windows NT for Alpha can at least run x86 software in emulation. No idea what the Tru64 software scene is like, though.
by commodorejohn
Fri Mar 10, 2017 12:44 pm
Forum: Hardware Wanted
Topic: WTB: Alpha in desktop/minitower form factor
Replies: 12
Views: 224

Re: WTB: Alpha in desktop/minitower form factor

PC164SX/LX boards show up from time to time on eBay for pretty cheap - one of those, some RAM, a hard drive, and any decent ATX case (plus some PCI cards) should get you rolling.

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