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by Trippynet
Wed Apr 25, 2018 12:18 am
Forum: Getting Started, Documentation, Tips & Tricks
Topic: Acquired Indigo2 IMPACT, My first (working) SGI+Questions
Replies: 15
Views: 170

Re: Acquired Indigo2 IMPACT, My first (working) SGI+Questions

The 250MHz R4400 is the best CPU available for the Indigo2 apart from the R10k options of course (and unless anyone wants to pimp the R8k here...) For scratches on the case incidentally, you can try T-cut for these (test on an inconspicuous one first). My own Indigo2 was bought from Ian on here. He ...
by Trippynet
Fri Apr 20, 2018 7:13 am
Forum: Hardware For Sale/Trade
Topic: Octane in UK
Replies: 21
Views: 808

Re: Octane in UK

Heh, I was the opposite. Only console I've ever owned is a Wii, and my dad had an old Atari 2600 when I was growing up. Went mainly from BBC Micro games to DOS games when we got our first PC (386DX 33 with 8MB of RAM I recall).
by Trippynet
Fri Apr 20, 2018 1:38 am
Forum: Hardware For Sale/Trade
Topic: Octane in UK
Replies: 21
Views: 808

Re: Octane in UK

I used to have an old K6/2 PC kicking around as my retro gaming machine. Normally ran Windows 98 for a couple of games I had which didn't play nice with Windows XP+, and could be easily booted into DOS for even older games as well (those that could still cope OK with a 500MHz CPU). To be honest, the...
by Trippynet
Wed Apr 18, 2018 11:27 am
Forum: Hardware For Sale/Trade
Topic: Octane in UK
Replies: 21
Views: 808

Re: Octane in UK

I can confirm that O2s can be quiet. When you put a Noctua fan in however, the HDD often becomes the loudest part, so investing in a more modern and quiet HDD is a wise investment. With careful fanning, my Fuel is also pretty quiet as well - much quieter than my Indigo2. However the Fuel has a gazil...
by Trippynet
Sun Apr 15, 2018 2:24 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: IBM T221 killed by incompetence - one more for packing stuff properly
Replies: 24
Views: 863

Re: IBM T221 killed by incompetence - one more for packing stuff properly

Not to beat up on 'newer' or nuttin but ... can you point out a newer display that displays everything from 640x480 to 3840x2400 without a hiccup ? Yes, they practically all can. Actually, they can't. Please show me all these other 3840x2400 screens out there. I think you'll find almost all are 384...
by Trippynet
Thu Apr 12, 2018 6:46 am
Forum: Hardware Wanted
Topic: Price check : O2 ram
Replies: 3
Views: 184

Re: Price check : O2 ram

Ian sells the 128MB kits for £75, so it'd be £150 to buy 4 64MB sticks from him. As he's in the UK, postage should be cheap.
by Trippynet
Wed Apr 11, 2018 1:32 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Reviveing old mobiles?
Replies: 6
Views: 260

Re: Reviveing old mobiles?

Although for some time I'm using an iPhone 4, I 've no intention to upgrade to a newer model. Contrariwise, occasionaly I'm fed up with it. So, I'm contemplating to fall back to my much older Nokia E71. Of course, I'll lose quite a few apps - but, to be honest, most of them I haven't used too often...
by Trippynet
Mon Apr 09, 2018 3:14 am
Forum: IRIX and Software
Topic: ScummVM version 2.0 avail for IRIX (12/2017)
Replies: 11
Views: 502

Re: ScummVM version 2.0 avail for IRIX (12/2017)

I would also add Beneath a Steel Sky to the lists above.
by Trippynet
Fri Mar 30, 2018 6:04 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: IBM T221 killed by incompetence - one more for packing stuff properly
Replies: 24
Views: 863

Re: IBM T221 killed by incompetence - one more for packing stuff properly

Would you have any suggestions on what I should inspect to ensure that it is safe to power it on? I could keep it for parts. In short, you need to remove the casing (it might be possible to glue it back together with superglue or ideally poly cement, although marks will obviously be visible), then ...
by Trippynet
Fri Mar 30, 2018 12:31 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: IBM T221 killed by incompetence - one more for packing stuff properly
Replies: 24
Views: 863

Re: IBM T221 killed by incompetence - one more for packing stuff properly

Wow, that is sad. 4k 16:10 screens are a major rarity in the first place, such a shame to see such a rare monitor trashed due to shit packaging :(
by Trippynet
Sat Mar 24, 2018 9:55 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: What pointless thing are you doing right now?
Replies: 374
Views: 25134

Re: What pointless thing are you doing right now?

Just finished installing three more double sockets in the garage, and raised the two that were already in there up the wall a bit. The existing sockets were both at the back (this is a double garage) and were mounted right up against the fitted work bench there - which meant nasty bent cables every ...
by Trippynet
Fri Mar 23, 2018 2:30 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Announcing The IRIX Network
Replies: 60
Views: 2271

Re: Announcing IRIX.pw

But then, if the SGI community ever used their SGI computers, they would already know that. Thing is, browsing the web natively on an SGI has become increasingly difficult for a while now - HTTPS or not. I seem to recall your own preferred method is to RDP to a browser on a Windows box for that (an...
by Trippynet
Fri Mar 23, 2018 1:14 am
Forum: Apple
Topic: The Problem with Apple
Replies: 143
Views: 6796

Re: The Problem with Apple

The "thinness madness" (which results in the application of crappy keyboards) that Apple is going through at the moment is simply due to the fact that the average person on Earth seems to have the same obsession and this is a marketing strategy that they need to follow in-order to survive...
by Trippynet
Thu Mar 22, 2018 1:50 am
Forum: IRIX and Software
Topic: Problem installing IRIX on my Tezro
Replies: 17
Views: 472

Re: Problem installing IRIX on my Tezro

I use Dina these days for IRIX installation. Runs nicely as a VM from my main PC, and as it already has the necessary shares etc. set up, it's a doddle to use.

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