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by Raion-Fox
Tue Apr 25, 2017 9:53 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Car Talk
Replies: 13
Views: 305

Re: Car Talk

Yeah, that's why I didn't get a Volkswagen until I moved out to California. Woulda just been eaten away... That's right, you have a bug right? Pics please! Do you do your own work on it? As for the DMC-12, it's actually stainless steel panels, not aluminium. The car has a mix of steel/fibreglass pa...
by Raion-Fox
Tue Apr 25, 2017 7:53 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Operating Systems/Hardware
Topic: A Guide on Your Options for non-x86 Computers (2017)
Replies: 65
Views: 1288

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

Apple will switch to ARM for low end MacBooks once the economy of doing so makes sense.

ARM is slowly climbing in power but POWER6/SPARC64 VII is still more performant than the majority of the ARMs on the market, which is pretty pathetic.
by Raion-Fox
Mon Apr 24, 2017 8:40 pm
Forum: SGI: Hardware
Topic: CPU problem - SGI Indy
Replies: 3
Views: 61

Re: CPU problem - SGI Indy

Easy. check the underside for bent pins. Gently straighten any out with thin needlenose pliers. Checked? That gold tab on the edge of the CPU should go where the notched area of the socket is. Put it in, apply fresh thermal paste or thin pad, and put the heatsink/clamps back on. To reseat the module...
by Raion-Fox
Mon Apr 24, 2017 5:40 pm
Forum: Hardware For Sale/Trade
Topic: For Sale: SGI Indy R4600 100MHz, 32MB RAM, 8-bit graphics
Replies: 0
Views: 68

For Sale: SGI Indy R4600 100MHz, 32MB RAM, 8-bit graphics

For sale is an SGI Indy with the following specs: R4600 100MHz 32MB RAM 8-bit graphics 50-PIN Seagate Drive (~800MB) It does have a Nidec PSU but it works perfectly fine. The case has been scrubbed and cleaned so it looks pretty. The HDD has been wiped of data. $125 including insured shipping via Fe...
by Raion-Fox
Mon Apr 24, 2017 5:33 pm
Forum: SGI: Hardware
Topic: SGI Indigo, Warning: Power Failure Detected scrolling forever on install
Replies: 10
Views: 164

Re: SGI Indigo, Warning: Power Failure Detected scrolling forever on install

It doesn't explicitly require it, if I recall. It's just recommended.
by Raion-Fox
Mon Apr 24, 2017 5:02 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: How do you explain....
Replies: 30
Views: 534

Re: How do you explain....

Right, the last auto accident I was involved in I was walking in a crosswalk and was hit by a driver DUI (on oxys) who was turning left and didn't stop. The police let her go without even a citation. At least she was honest and admitted she shouldn't have been driving. I hope things like this can b...
by Raion-Fox
Mon Apr 24, 2017 7:43 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: How do you explain....
Replies: 30
Views: 534

Re: How do you explain....

I'm 23, and my first computer I had contact with was an Atari 400, or so I remember. My family had various machines throughout my childhood but the A3000UX became mine because nobody else wanted it. I mostly stuck around in workbench but I still have the AmigaUnix manual somewhere. The 3000UX sadly ...
by Raion-Fox
Mon Apr 24, 2017 6:53 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Operating Systems/Hardware
Topic: A Guide on Your Options for non-x86 Computers (2017)
Replies: 65
Views: 1288

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

Thinkpad hands down. Especially the x60t is my favorite of all time.
by Raion-Fox
Sun Apr 23, 2017 8:01 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Car Talk
Replies: 13
Views: 305

Re: Car Talk

Miata did pretty well on my trip to Arlington. It has developed a bad habit of not staying in second gear for some reason but I'll try replacing the mounts this week to fix the problem.
by Raion-Fox
Sun Apr 23, 2017 7:57 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: How do you explain....
Replies: 30
Views: 534

Re: How do you explain....

I have a laptop, wii U, switch, and PS2. Boring. Although the U and Switch are well worth the money. I'm glad I went through the big-iron-hoarding phase, but I'm also glad I've grown out of it 8-) My electric bill is rarely over $50 now. I don't pay for electricity, my roommate does. And when he co...
by Raion-Fox
Sat Apr 22, 2017 5:56 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Operating Systems/Hardware
Topic: A Guide on Your Options for non-x86 Computers (2017)
Replies: 65
Views: 1288

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

Don't torture yourself Classic. I'm sure your wife has her own collections of stuff you can justify the purchase :p based on. My girlfriend for instance has an entire commercial class studio I made her pay for since her painting and drawing left messes on my hard wood floors of this house I'm rentin...
by Raion-Fox
Fri Apr 21, 2017 2:36 pm
Forum: SGI: Discussion
Topic: Some concept screenshots I made a while ago
Replies: 23
Views: 859

Re: Some concept screenshots I made a while ago

Window style looks suspiciously OpenBox-like. Are you using OpenBox to supplement Kronos? If I were to write a wayland compositor or X window manager patterned after 4dwm and the Irix Interactive Desktop, I'd probably start with fltk, and even though I despise C++, build the wm in C++ with the fltk ...
by Raion-Fox
Fri Apr 21, 2017 11:08 am
Forum: Getting Started, Documentation, Tips & Tricks
Topic: Indy reboots upon attempted booting
Replies: 3
Views: 138

Re: Indy reboots upon attempted booting

I dd'd it, I'll mess with it later. For now, got other projects to focus on.
by Raion-Fox
Fri Apr 21, 2017 10:46 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Car Talk
Replies: 13
Views: 305

Re: Car Talk

>But if you go through all the trouble to replace the block why not keep it? Because I refuse to work on it after this. The engine bay is tiny and there's no way to detach the engine from the transmission so I have to remove them together. I want to fix the car and make it someone else's problem. Th...
by Raion-Fox
Thu Apr 20, 2017 11:46 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Operating Systems/Hardware
Topic: A Guide on Your Options for non-x86 Computers (2017)
Replies: 65
Views: 1288

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

No, I did meet an engineer who did some work on it however. I also inquired if Shenwei would build an Alpha based PC. The answer? They'd need at least 50-100k units at around $1,000 for the bare board including CPU but no RAM.

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