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by Krokodil
Sun Feb 18, 2018 12:17 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Things to buy....
Replies: 37
Views: 1079

Re: Things to buy....

A VAXstation. Even if it just lives as a museum piece.
by Krokodil
Sun Feb 18, 2018 12:14 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Operating Systems/Hardware
Topic: A Guide on Your Options for non-x86 Computers (2017)
Replies: 163
Views: 6749

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

Not interested in that cloud computing stuff. I'm not going to pay someone to host my files, or rent computer time. No matter what they do, there will always be a way for people to have their own computers, even if it's just a Raspberry PI, or something like that and I intend to continue to do so, f...
by Krokodil
Wed Feb 14, 2018 8:29 pm
Forum: Getting Started, Documentation, Tips & Tricks
Topic: WSI WEATHERProducer and Showfx
Replies: 9
Views: 328

Re: WSI WEATHERProducer and Showfx

If you do find it, make sure you hold onto it tightly, because you may never find it again.
by Krokodil
Tue Feb 13, 2018 5:10 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Optical storage lasts 14 billion years?
Replies: 10
Views: 287

Re: Optical storage lasts 14 billion years?

What you really want for long term archival purposes is M-DISC. It's like carving your data into a stone disk.
by Krokodil
Sun Feb 11, 2018 3:59 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Operating Systems/Hardware
Topic: A Guide on Your Options for non-x86 Computers (2017)
Replies: 163
Views: 6749

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

ClassicHasClass wrote:
alexott wrote:Talos is absolutely a no go with such high price. For that amount of money I can build a Xeon monster


Go for it. Just don't complain in 10 years when your only choice is Intel no matter how much you pay.


That's a depressing and bleak dystopian future. :(
by Krokodil
Sun Feb 11, 2018 3:53 pm
Forum: IRIX and Software
Topic: Gliding / Glider simulator
Replies: 2
Views: 132

Re: Gliding / Glider simulator

The only thing remotely close to a flight simulator is Certain Impact. It's more of an arcade game than anything, but it is cool anyways. IT's a WWI biplane game, where you have to blow up the train before it gets to it's destination, while avoiding and destroying the enemy planes sent to intercept ...
by Krokodil
Fri Feb 09, 2018 6:50 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Operating Systems/Hardware
Topic: A Guide on Your Options for non-x86 Computers (2017)
Replies: 163
Views: 6749

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

ClassicHasClass wrote:Well, the Talos II should make it to Q4 orders in March is what they're saying. Boards are already in mass production. Looking forward to mine.


Just make sure the package isn't intercepted by the tailored operations unit. ;)
by Krokodil
Tue Feb 06, 2018 1:04 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Things that make your blood boil
Replies: 27
Views: 559

Re: Things that make your blood boil

Mostly only selling widescreen monitors and not standard definition ones. That really pisses me off. I don't care if joe six pack wants to watch DVD's, sell me a proper sized screen, thanks. Trying to get rid of physical media. What's gonna happen if the internet goes down and everyone is dependent ...
by Krokodil
Sun Feb 04, 2018 9:34 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Intel backdoor: not a bug, a feature (buy a new processor!!!)
Replies: 46
Views: 1250

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

Not real excited at the notion that I should have to replace my Sandy Bridge and Ivy Bridge machine because of this stupid issue. Though the Sandy Bridge machine is in its twilight years, I just don't feel like spending money to replace it, right now. Atleast the Alpha, MIPS and SPARC aren't affecte...
by Krokodil
Sun Feb 04, 2018 9:10 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Features that a vintage machine must have in order to spark your interest?
Replies: 22
Views: 633

Re: Features that a vintage machine must have in order to spark your interest?

Has to have 24 bit graphics. A decent amount of working software and preferably a decent sound card. I prefer to be able to use them like a PC. I don't mind doing command line, as long as I'm not stuck with only that. That's why I pretty much only have SGI's. But do have an Alpha configured as a wor...
by Krokodil
Sat Jan 20, 2018 11:59 pm
Forum: SGI: Discussion
Topic: Maintaining Hardware / fesability of keeping hardware running
Replies: 51
Views: 1847

Re: Maintaining Hardware / fesability of keeping hardware running

Not every SGI will survive for forever, but if it's honestly something we care about (and I have every indication that we do), we certainly have the skills, knowledge, and technology to keep a lot of units of a lot of models of SGIs running for a lot of years into the future. Nothing is forever. Es...
by Krokodil
Mon Jan 08, 2018 10:25 am
Forum: HP/DEC/Compaq
Topic: What HP/DEC/Compaq do we have.
Replies: 137
Views: 10681

Re: What HP/DEC/Compaq do we have.

Raion-Fox wrote:Picked up a VAXStation 4000 VLC from a recycler who knew they were valuable. I paid him $50 for it as we couldn't test it. It looks decent enough. Needs a new Dallas chip and probably some other work.


Nice getting into the DEC business. I guess you are gonna run VMS on there?
by Krokodil
Mon Jan 08, 2018 10:20 am
Forum: SGI: Discussion
Topic: Suddenly, a wild Octane appears!
Replies: 7
Views: 286

Re: Suddenly, a wild Octane appears!

I can't say I would blame anyone if they went on a rescue mission for that. Landing Zone: Fukushima.
by Krokodil
Thu Dec 21, 2017 3:52 pm
Forum: HP/DEC/Compaq
Topic: What HP/DEC/Compaq do we have.
Replies: 137
Views: 10681

Re: What HP/DEC/Compaq do we have.

uridium wrote:Which model Ensoniq is that? 5200?

Thanks :)


Compaq Creative Labs AudioPCI Card. Has to have the Ensoniq 1373 chip.

I bought mine from Island Computers so that I didn't have to worry about getting the wrong one. They are selling for $10.00 currently. A real bargain. :)
by Krokodil
Wed Dec 20, 2017 6:24 pm
Forum: SGI: Hardware
Topic: [MAJOR BREAKTHROUGH!] Indigo² PSU Pinouts
Replies: 21
Views: 674

Re: [MAJOR BREAKTHROUGH!] Indigo² PSU Pinouts

As an owner of an Indigo2 IMPACT. I would be interested if you were to start selling a working adapter. :)

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