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by calvin
Sun Jan 10, 2016 2:07 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: NASA seeks programmer for Voyager
Replies: 10
Views: 857

Re: NASA seeks programmer for Voyager

commodorejohn wrote:I don't see how they can expect to be taken seriously in the modern software industry if they're still clinging to assembler and FORTRAN. Come back when you've got an enterprise solution leveraging SOAP, XML, PHP, and .NET, NASA!


This would be funnier if any of these buzzwords were relevant.
by calvin
Sun Jan 10, 2016 1:51 pm
Forum: SGI: Development
Topic: neko_axene-2.0.1 in /incoming
Replies: 7
Views: 1180

Re: neko_axene-2.0.1 in /incoming

Huh, never knew about this software. Too bad their site is down, would like to have in my "ancient commercial Linux software" archive.
by calvin
Sat Sep 26, 2015 4:33 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: SGI Fuel getting props - "Impressed by a 10 year old computer"
Replies: 65
Views: 2987

Re: SGI Fuel getting props - "Impressed by a 10 year old computer"

You'd be surprised by Windows 8/10 on such P4 HW, especially if it's remotely decent (presumably) and has good drivers for its hardware (maybe swap its GPU) - I ran it just dandy on a Pentium D. That thing and your router is just sucking power though. (And how is a PPro not bottlenecking your connec...
by calvin
Wed Aug 19, 2015 5:26 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Operating Systems/Hardware
Topic: A new classic ThinkPad?
Replies: 57
Views: 3019

Re: A new classic ThinkPad?

IIRC, the feature was removed in Windows 7.
by calvin
Sun Aug 02, 2015 10:58 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Mobile Phone App
Replies: 16
Views: 619

Re: Mobile Phone App

AFAIK, phpBB 3.1 is pretty mobile friendly out of the box, so you can just use your browser. (I just checked, it is.)

Not every website needs to be turned into an app with a thin WebKit veneer around it. Unless it would have clear benefits over a website, don't.
by calvin
Sat Aug 01, 2015 6:30 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: SGI stock
Replies: 19
Views: 1628

Re: SGI stock

Nowhere to go but down.
by calvin
Thu Jul 30, 2015 5:25 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Of failed handheld projects, fried Raspberry Pis and smoked DVD players
Replies: 25
Views: 2347

Re: Of failed handheld projects, fried Raspberry Pis and smoked DVD players

There were a lot of Handheld PCs running Windows CE on MIPS/SuperH/ARM, an actual RTOS that looked suspiciously like Windows. It even had a cut down Win32 it used to run cut down Office and IE. Made by a bunch of companies, like HP, Sharp, Compaq, NEC, Ericsson, etc. They're neat, but Pocket PCs are...
by calvin
Sun Jul 26, 2015 7:52 pm
Forum: IBM
Topic: Need devices.pcmcia.* for AIX 4.1
Replies: 13
Views: 1030

Re: Need devices.pcmcia.* for AIX 4.1

The clear answer is NT. You have IE 3 and Visual C++ 2.x - what else do you want?
by calvin
Sat Jul 18, 2015 5:14 pm
Forum: Getting Started, Documentation, Tips & Tricks
Topic: Hello Nekochan...new SGI owner here
Replies: 68
Views: 4518

Re: Hello Nekochan...new SGI owner here

It's not very secure, nor is it optimized for server workloads and applications.
by calvin
Sat Jul 18, 2015 11:07 am
Forum: Getting Started, Documentation, Tips & Tricks
Topic: Hello Nekochan...new SGI owner here
Replies: 68
Views: 4518

Re: Hello Nekochan...new SGI owner here

1. If you're just going to run Linux, why bother with SGIs? 2. SGI hardware is a poor fit for a NAS. Not only is it loud, hot, and power hungry, (the standard old workstation fare) the HW and SW aren't suited for it. (That is, IRIX is a terrible server and SGI hardware doesn't have HW RAID or proper...
by calvin
Thu Jul 09, 2015 11:58 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Operating Systems/Hardware
Topic: Linux distro opinions
Replies: 24
Views: 1694

Re: Linux distro opinions

Some people (read: YEWNIX PHILOSOPHIES!!!!) that don't like systemd say this. They might switch over to a distribution that doesn't, or to FreeBSD.
by calvin
Sun Jun 14, 2015 6:56 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Operating Systems/Hardware
Topic: Microsoft 3D Builder
Replies: 4
Views: 398

Re: Microsoft 3D Builder

Likely for Hololens.
by calvin
Thu Jun 04, 2015 6:06 pm
Forum: Hardware Wanted
Topic: Wanted: SPARCStation something-or-other
Replies: 20
Views: 827

Re: Wanted: SPARCStation something-or-other

You'd hit a ridiculous amount of roadblocks like the ancient gcc, fast. There's a newer gcc on the Next Computers forum though, but I haven't tested it.
by calvin
Thu Jun 04, 2015 5:57 pm
Forum: Hardware Wanted
Topic: Wanted: SPARCStation something-or-other
Replies: 20
Views: 827

Re: Wanted: SPARCStation something-or-other

I found a lot of stuff was compiled for M68K/Intel only, Sparc occasionally, and HPPA if they just decided to tick all the boxes when building. I had little problems getting OPENSTEP 4.2 working in VMware though. You need a patched driver floppy, but after you get that and load up an ISO full of the...

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