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by Trippynet
Thu Jan 18, 2018 2:20 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Things to buy....
Replies: 7
Views: 172

Re: Things to buy....

Nice! The only issue I have with it is the size as I'm currently using a 28" screen - not sure if I could drop to 22". I did actually find one, the Canon DP-V3010: https://www.canon.co.uk/for_home/product_finder/digital_cinema/professional_displays/dp-v3010/ 30", 4096x2560 resolution....
by Trippynet
Thu Jan 18, 2018 12:16 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Things to buy....
Replies: 7
Views: 172

Re: Things to buy....

If space was no option, I'd probably buy an Amiga 1200, an Archimedes of some sort (used loads when I was at school), a BBC Model B, and a ZX80 (my dad nearly acquired one ages ago from work, but they got binned - a pity as they're worth a bit now). Moving into fantasy land, I'd love to find a new l...
by Trippynet
Wed Jan 17, 2018 12:00 am
Forum: SGI: Hardware
Topic: Indigo 2 Hardware Dilemma!!! :(
Replies: 12
Views: 181

Re: Indigo 2 Hardware Dilemma!!! :(

To add to what people have said, it's very sad to see and almost certainly caused by rubbish packaging. I'd object with the seller (send them the pics). At the very least, you should be able to get a sizeable refund from them. If you're very lucky, you might even be able to get a full refund. It's d...
by Trippynet
Sat Jan 13, 2018 3:53 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Operating Systems/Hardware
Topic: Computer with a real serial port
Replies: 15
Views: 382

Re: Computer with a real serial port

You can get PCMCIA cards for laptops that add proper hardware ports. I have a parallel port one for an old laptop of mine. Or, the Dell Latitude D630 is a good bet. Core 2 Duo, can take 4GB of RAM and an SSD if required, runs Windows 7 fine (or whatever else you want), and has a proper serial port o...
by Trippynet
Sun Jan 07, 2018 7:39 am
Forum: IRIX and Software
Topic: Newbee needs help with error message...
Replies: 35
Views: 372

Re: Newbee needs help with error message...

As others have said, I'd recommend replacing the disk and going for a fresh IRIX install (you should be able to find IRIX CDs on eBay if you look around, and the Indy can install IRIX over the network - check out Dina for this). The Indy will take some 80pin SCA drives with an adapter, so you can fi...
by Trippynet
Sat Jan 06, 2018 2:17 am
Forum: Nekochan Net
Topic: A smear campaign against nekochan.net mods on reddit
Replies: 120
Views: 5934

Re: A smear campaign against nekochan.net mods on reddit

It's amusing that he thinks that we're trying to harass him Let's look at the facts: * Registered here (ivelegacy), posted for a while, eventually got banned. * Sent a number of e-mails to forum members complaining about being banned (I got one, I didn't reply). * Came back with a new nick (Y06699 o...
by Trippynet
Thu Jan 04, 2018 7:17 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Intel backdoor: not a bug, a feature (buy a new processor!!!)
Replies: 43
Views: 1032

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

Exactly how dangerous is this flaw? According to the link "It allows normal user programs – from database applications to JavaScript in web browsers – to discern to some extent the layout or contents of protected kernel memory areas" - so does this mean a web page could silently read my p...
by Trippynet
Thu Jan 04, 2018 1:30 am
Forum: Getting Started, Documentation, Tips & Tricks
Topic: Backing up data / licenses?
Replies: 3
Views: 185

Re: Backing up data / licenses?

I use xfsdump within IRIX to clone the system drives in my SGIs every couple of months or so, and have 2-3 drives I rotate round as clone drives. It's more of a faf on the Fuel as it involves opening it up to add the clone drive properly to the SCSI bus - Indigo2 has the removable drive sleds to mak...
by Trippynet
Thu Jan 04, 2018 1:25 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Intel backdoor: not a bug, a feature (buy a new processor!!!)
Replies: 43
Views: 1032

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

I do not buy AMD because I cannot take the performance hit (Benchmarks of Ryzens show abysmal single thread performance compared to Haswell Xeons) and because I do not wish to support their poor quality chips. I have to confess to being a bit perplexed by this. First of all, it's rather unfair to c...
by Trippynet
Wed Jan 03, 2018 12:04 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Intel backdoor: not a bug, a feature (buy a new processor!!!)
Replies: 43
Views: 1032

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

zahal wrote:INTEL needs to sell new processors. What do they do? Make your current processor unsafe and 30% slower!


Not mine, replaced my Core i5 system with an AMD Ryzen last month 8-)
by Trippynet
Sat Dec 30, 2017 2:28 pm
Forum: SGI: Hardware
Topic: Hard drives from storage arrays
Replies: 5
Views: 154

Re: Hard drives from storage arrays

Must admit, I've never had problems with SCA drives in my Fuel, and I've used lots of OEM Dell/HP/IBM ones acquired from various decommissioned servers at work. For the Indigo2, it's a bit more hit and miss as some drives won't auto-negotiate down to the FastSCSI bus in the Indigo2. I'd guess around...
by Trippynet
Fri Dec 29, 2017 1:29 am
Forum: Nekochan Net
Topic: A smear campaign against nekochan.net mods on reddit
Replies: 120
Views: 5934

Re: A smear campaign against nekochan.net mods on reddit

It's quite ironic how many times he told me via e-mail to get a life...
by Trippynet
Sat Dec 23, 2017 10:14 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: your latest purchase
Replies: 876
Views: 30375

Re: your latest purchase

My latest purchase is a boring one really - a new PC at long last to replace my ageing old system (from 2009 originally). Specs are an AMD Ryzen 7 1700X, 16GB RAM, GeForce 1070 Ti, 1TB M2 SSD, and four 3TB rust spinners for data storage. All running Windows 7 (given that Windows 10 is still such a m...
by Trippynet
Thu Dec 21, 2017 2:09 am
Forum: SGI: Computer Graphics
Topic: SGI IRIX and computer graphics currently? What that should i use ?
Replies: 108
Views: 2383

Re: SGI IRIX and computer graphics currently? What that should i use ?

Well, your main options are: * Transferring via network (which really isn't bad, and is my preferred option as it's by far the easiest - Sharity is available for IRIX and will allow you to natively mount Windows shares on IRIX as another alternative to FTP or NFS shares) - note you don't need Intern...
by Trippynet
Thu Dec 21, 2017 1:44 am
Forum: SGI: Hardware
Topic: [MAJOR BREAKTHROUGH!] Indigo² PSU Pinouts
Replies: 21
Views: 631

Re: [MAJOR BREAKTHROUGH!] Indigo² PSU Pinouts

Good job getting this far! I imagine though that the ATX PSU requirements may drop a bit depending what graphics you use. For example, anyone know how much SolidIMPACT pulls in comparison to MaxIMPACT?

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