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by surrealdeal
Sat Aug 05, 2017 5:22 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: A curious proposal
Replies: 30
Views: 965

Re: A curious proposal

if you're betting real money on an answer: x86 assembler that way they can learn why both tablets and all other programming languages / datastructures are superfluous wasn't there a textfile that once said before you can learn programming, you must first learn to read? like that new-math thing, wher...
by surrealdeal
Thu Jun 15, 2017 5:43 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Any chemists on board?
Replies: 14
Views: 618

Re: Any chemists on board?

people throw the organic peroxides around at work all the time and i tell them DON'T do that, but no one cares we commit something like 2.4 million dollars worth of fineable offenses every 6 hours or so and my managers absolutely don't care because ' surveilance equipment isn't allowed here, we can'...
by surrealdeal
Thu Jun 15, 2017 5:26 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The unfortunate reality of being at the mercy of clouds
Replies: 12
Views: 505

Re: The unfortunate reality of being at the mercy of clouds

it's just them adopting industry trends so that they can leverage some sort of imaginary 'value' as a marketing point
by surrealdeal
Sat Apr 22, 2017 1:49 pm
Forum: Hardware For Sale/Trade
Topic: [ closed ] sgi lot
Replies: 4
Views: 550

Re: [ chicago ] sgi lot

not sure what's going on with the people that messaged me

would be nice to know their thoughts
by surrealdeal
Mon Apr 10, 2017 4:57 pm
Forum: Hardware For Sale/Trade
Topic: [ closed ] sgi lot
Replies: 4
Views: 550

[ closed ] sgi lot

looking to sell a bunch of stuff all at once as a lot: --------------------------------------------------------------- octane2 ------------ 400mhz cpu 1gb ram ~60gb disk 1.4 frontplane cherokee psu v8 graphics blue lightbar octane 1.5 -------------- 250/275(?) mhz cpu 512mb ram 9gb disk ? frontplane...
by surrealdeal
Sun Mar 12, 2017 3:40 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Does anybody use UDO disks? (Ultra Density Optical)
Replies: 2
Views: 199

Re: Does anybody use UDO discs? (Ultra Density Optical)

i thought it was just blu-ray in floppy cartridges
by surrealdeal
Sat Mar 11, 2017 11:08 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: What extremely rare (non-prototype) computers do you wish you could find?
Replies: 88
Views: 3360

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

It would probably have to be:

pdp-11
symbolics or perq LISPM
whatever state of the art z/series machine ibm currently offers with all processors unlocked
by surrealdeal
Sat Mar 11, 2017 11:00 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: life imitates art
Replies: 3
Views: 278

life imitates art

apparently, at CES 2017, they showcased a new tezro chassis designed by deepcool called the quadstellar.

no irix support yet, it seems
by surrealdeal
Fri Jan 27, 2017 4:40 am
Forum: Hardware For Sale/Trade
Topic: free not-working Mac G5 DP 1.8
Replies: 5
Views: 283

Re: free not-working Mac G5 DP 1.8

have you tried the ol' put it in the oven and reflow the BGA on the cpu mount trick?
by surrealdeal
Thu Jan 05, 2017 4:28 pm
Forum: Hardware For Sale/Trade
Topic: [sold] SGI granite PS/2 keyboard, American layout + SGI Mouse
Replies: 7
Views: 279

Re: SGI granite PS/2 keyboard, layout English + SGI Mouse

is there a difference between this keyboard and the klingon-grey keyboard? I really can't tell from photos or anything anyone's written online. specifically the keycap size information.
by surrealdeal
Sun Dec 25, 2016 10:36 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Well, I had to say it
Replies: 18
Views: 1251

Re: Well, I had to say it

Oskar45 wrote: How can you enjoy a roasted turkey and forget what's going on in this world? Grown-ups playing with bombs like kids playing with toys.


Consider that NORAD, the organization charged with tracking ICBMs, also tracks Santa every year.

ho ho ho merry xmas
by surrealdeal
Sun Dec 04, 2016 4:18 am
Forum: Sun
Topic: Rumors of Oracle ending Solaris development
Replies: 48
Views: 3055

Re: Rumors of Oracle ending Solaris development

maybe they just meant they are ending solaris 11 support with solaris 12 to follow
by surrealdeal
Wed Nov 23, 2016 4:50 pm
Forum: Getting Started, Documentation, Tips & Tricks
Topic: hello
Replies: 22
Views: 1280

Re: hello

I find your seat-belt picture anthropomorphizing the octanes highly amusing
by surrealdeal
Fri Nov 18, 2016 4:28 pm
Forum: Hardware For Sale/Trade
Topic: looking for octane2 parts
Replies: 8
Views: 353

Re: looking for octane2 parts

before you go buying ram off ebay, do make sure it's the right type for your motherboard. this one seems the right type.. just expensive as balls. well, I don't know about your application use, or what things are 'worth' to you, but it seems pretty reasonable to me given sgi hardware. I was just wo...
by surrealdeal
Fri Nov 18, 2016 11:18 am
Forum: Hardware For Sale/Trade
Topic: looking for octane2 parts
Replies: 8
Views: 353

Re: looking for octane2 parts

before you go buying ram off ebay, do make sure it's the right type for your motherboard.

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