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by Irinikus
Fri Jan 19, 2018 9:25 am
Forum: SGI: Discussion
Topic: sgi vr hardware reccomendations
Replies: 2
Views: 54

Re: sgi vr hardware reccomendations

I would be awesome to get your hands on some of the original VPL virtual reality hardware, like that which was used in "The Lawnmower Man".

Although probably very crude, correct for the period.

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by Irinikus
Wed Jan 17, 2018 11:40 am
Forum: SGI: Hardware
Topic: Indigo 2 Hardware Dilemma!!! :(
Replies: 12
Views: 181

Re: Indigo 2 Hardware Dilemma!!! :(

Tell him that he must make use of a bigger, double-walled box and use bubble wrap with large bubbles to wrap the machine, (At least 3-4 complete layers) and then fill all of the spaces between the box and the wrapped machine with foam "peanuts". The bubble wrap will offer protection agains...
by Irinikus
Tue Jan 16, 2018 7:39 pm
Forum: SGI: Hardware
Topic: Indigo 2 Hardware Dilemma!!! :(
Replies: 12
Views: 181

Re: Indigo 2 Hardware Dilemma!!! :(

I know the feeling and it's horrible! :( It absolutely amazes me how badly people in general tend to pack items. (Not a thought goes into it at all!) You just need to handle one of these machines to realise that the plastics are extremely brittle and that it will need to be extremely well packaged w...
by Irinikus
Tue Jan 16, 2018 7:23 pm
Forum: Sun
Topic: Would you like some Java with that JavaStation?
Replies: 20
Views: 952

Re: Would you like some Java with that JavaStation?

miod wrote:I will have a look at my JS PSU once I'm back home. Currently travelling for ${DAYJOB} for a few days.


Thanks very much, I really appreciate it.
by Irinikus
Mon Jan 15, 2018 9:42 am
Forum: Sun
Topic: Would you like some Java with that JavaStation?
Replies: 20
Views: 952

Re: Would you like some Java with that JavaStation?

Looks like a standard mini-DIN-8, same as an old Macintois serial cable. In order to find the pins here is what I would suggest. Open the unit up down to the board. Find a ground and use a continuity tester to find the ground pins. Map those out. Then find the traces going to voltage regulators, an...
by Irinikus
Mon Jan 15, 2018 7:57 am
Forum: Sun
Topic: Would you like some Java with that JavaStation?
Replies: 20
Views: 952

Re: Would you like some Java with that JavaStation?

I now have two JavaStation-10's (one is a brand new unit) the only problem is that I don't have a power supply brick. (This I will definitely need to source.) It seems that people who hung onto these units usually kept them for display purposes and didn't keep the Power Supplies as a result! :( The ...
by Irinikus
Sat Jan 13, 2018 10:45 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Operating Systems/Hardware
Topic: Computer with a real serial port
Replies: 15
Views: 382

Re: Computer with a real serial port

Those Dell's are really cool!

I currently use an old HP Nx6120 with a Centrino CPU as my terminal laptop and it works fine for me. (Nice and neat)

I would love to have an old IBM Think-Pad, but that rubberised coating.......???
by Irinikus
Thu Jan 11, 2018 7:52 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: your latest purchase
Replies: 876
Views: 30382

Re: your latest purchase

I bought a Macintosh IIfx. Wicked fast! Very cool! Please document your adventures with it somewhere. =) I will once I get it. Trying to upgrade the RAM is gonna be "fun" though, thanks to proprietary SIMMs... Very cool system indeed, I just watched some videos covering them on Youtube. I...
by Irinikus
Mon Jan 08, 2018 8:14 pm
Forum: Apple
Topic: What Apple hardware do we have?
Replies: 134
Views: 10987

Re: What Apple hardware do we have?

Waiting to see how new Mac Pro pans out price/performance wise. Im sure the Mac Pro 2018 will be one hell of a machine! As you well know from using these products, performance (the numbers generated by benchmarks) are not the only thing of importance, there are some aspects that simply can't be mea...
by Irinikus
Mon Jan 08, 2018 8:33 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: What pointless thing are you doing right now?
Replies: 335
Views: 20908

Re: What pointless thing are you doing right now?

Are the fuses in question designed to show physical signature to indicate that they've blown?

I've only recently become aware that surface mount fuses exist. (Ignorance is bliss I suppose)
by Irinikus
Thu Jan 04, 2018 3:20 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!!!)

Personally, I take a neutral approach - I've owned plenty of AMD and Intel systems over the years and I wouldn't call either of them "poor quality". Both companies have had their ups and downs over the years, but good competition is healthy for the industry. Agreed, it doesn't help to be ...
by Irinikus
Tue Jan 02, 2018 7:47 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: I like workstations dedicated to only one purpose ...
Replies: 7
Views: 340

Re: I like workstations dedicated to only one purpose ...

That IBM really kicked some ass! Here are some details on the IBM system. (planned availability from 27th of June 2005) http://www-01.ibm.com/common/ssi/cgi-bin/ssialias?subtype=ca&infotype=an&appname=iSource&supplier=897&letternum=ENUS105-164 It just shows you how quickly systems be...
by Irinikus
Mon Jan 01, 2018 9:27 am
Forum: Apple
Topic: What Apple hardware do we have?
Replies: 134
Views: 10987

Re: What Apple hardware do we have?

I've had this system since early February 2014 and it's my daily driver. (My only system thats in daily use) Despite what people have to say about these machines, for me, it's been an extremely positive experience. My system is the entry-level configuration and even tough this is the case, it has se...
by Irinikus
Mon Jan 01, 2018 4:50 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Happy 2018!
Replies: 22
Views: 507

Re: Happy 2018!

Happy 2018 to everyone! May it be the best one yet! :D
by Irinikus
Sun Dec 31, 2017 8:31 am
Forum: SGI: Discussion
Topic: Which SGI box is your favorite and why?
Replies: 44
Views: 1968

Re: Which SGI box is your favorite and why?

An Onyx2, noisy? Must depend on config. I have a friend who has an Onyx2 and his isn't super loud. It's fan tray has 9 large fans in it and they're definitely not the silent type. (Each one of them is at least the size of the fans found inside an Octane.) I suppose it also depends on what you consi...

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