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by Shiunbird
Fri Feb 16, 2018 12:51 am
Forum: IBM
Topic: IBM 9110-51A as a Linux Workstation
Replies: 2
Views: 121

Re: IBM 9110-51A as a Linux Workstation

Hi Joe, I'm glad you found my video useful. It took me a good amount of weekends over 6 months to get the whole thing to work. Now my 285 has audio, 8GB of RAM and is a fully functional Linux workstation. (The day I have nothing else to do with my life I will max it out with 32GB). Swapping back and...
by Shiunbird
Fri Feb 16, 2018 12:42 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Operating Systems/Hardware
Topic: A Guide on Your Options for non-x86 Computers (2017)
Replies: 163
Views: 6584

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

Now with the Intel Macs, Apple has painted themselves into a corner; there is no real alternative to x86_64. In the laptop low-power space all the other options are laughable, and on the workstation side Apple wouldn't like the PR debacle of "retreating to Power ISA." I'd also argue there...
by Shiunbird
Thu Feb 15, 2018 1:14 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Operating Systems/Hardware
Topic: A Guide on Your Options for non-x86 Computers (2017)
Replies: 163
Views: 6584

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

ClassicHasClass wrote:Not really in the same performance class, though (with the possible -- possible -- exception of some of the Apple designs, but you're never going to see those outside of Apple anytime soon).


Is Apple prototyping ARM workstations?
Or did I get what you meant wrongly?
by Shiunbird
Thu Feb 15, 2018 1:10 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: your latest purchase
Replies: 921
Views: 32743

Re: your latest purchase

pentium wrote:I just paid $422 for a car phone.
A goddamn car phone....in 2018. My wallet hates me right now.


But... why?
by Shiunbird
Fri Feb 09, 2018 12:23 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Hasselblad Assembly
Replies: 5
Views: 178

Re: Hasselblad Assembly

Good old precision manual work. I love it.
I wouldn't mind one.
by Shiunbird
Tue Feb 06, 2018 12:52 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Things that make your blood boil
Replies: 27
Views: 546

Re: Things that make your blood boil

I have the first CD that was released, an album by Billy Joel. The dynamic range is fantastic. They really put in all they could to show all that CDs could deliver. My girlfriend's cousin is an accomplished violinist and has a few SACD albums released. That alone made me hunt the market for a fat PS...
by Shiunbird
Mon Feb 05, 2018 4:29 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Things that make your blood boil
Replies: 27
Views: 546

Re: Things that make your blood boil

Another one that annoyed me no end was the move to 16:9 screens in combination with the advertising slogans of "HD" and "Full-HD". An HD screen sounds great, but in reality 1366x768 is a absolutely shit resolution. Similarly, the marketing blurb for the new range of workstations...
by Shiunbird
Mon Feb 05, 2018 12:07 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Features that a vintage machine must have in order to spark your interest?
Replies: 22
Views: 618

Re: Vintage machine features that spark your interest?

I really love restoring things, it brings me both great enjoyment and satisfaction. I also get to learn allot at the same time. (More important than what you have, is what it teaches you.) Indeed. Playing with old computers makes me a better professional. I actually became the go-to person at work ...
by Shiunbird
Mon Feb 05, 2018 12:01 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Things that make your blood boil
Replies: 27
Views: 546

Things that make your blood boil

Since Apple dropped the 3.5mm headphone jack from the phone, I keep reading/hearing shit that "dropping the headphone jack will allow Apple to give us high resolution audio". I wrote to three outlets to complain about the ignorance of that statement, to no avail. Journalists know better. Y...
by Shiunbird
Sun Feb 04, 2018 11:53 pm
Forum: Apple
Topic: Mac Pro El Capitan Recovery?
Replies: 12
Views: 369

Re: Mac Pro El Capitan Recovery?

josehill wrote:
bifo wrote:
Shiunbird wrote:iWeb

Was that possibly phased out around the time that apple killed off homepage.mac.com?

Yes, it was shut down when Apple moved from MobileMe to iCloud in 2012.


AFAIK, you can still use iWeb and publish the pages elsewhere.
by Shiunbird
Fri Feb 02, 2018 4:00 am
Forum: Apple
Topic: Mac Pro El Capitan Recovery?
Replies: 12
Views: 369

Re: Mac Pro El Capitan Recovery?

uunix wrote:A little off topic sorry, but OSX came with an easy to use web site builder that vanished over the years. Can anyone recall what it was called?


iWeb
by Shiunbird
Thu Feb 01, 2018 10:29 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Low power home network setups
Replies: 6
Views: 301

Re: Low power home network setups

VenomousPinecone wrote:How are you guys measuring your power consumption? Curious minds and all that jazz.


I bought one of these:
https://www.elgato.com/en/eve/eve-energy
by Shiunbird
Mon Jan 29, 2018 3:20 am
Forum: SGI: Discussion
Topic: Introducing D1
Replies: 27
Views: 872

Re: Introducing D1

Image
by Shiunbird
Mon Jan 22, 2018 4:21 pm
Forum: Hardware Wanted
Topic: WTB: Powerbook G4, 12in / 1.5GHz
Replies: 17
Views: 446

Re: WTB: Powerbook G4, 12in / 1.5GHz

If you didn’t know Adobe released CS2 for free on 10.4, which was all G4 vintage of course. Apparently they couldn’t keep their license server running or justify its operations for a vanishingly small user base. See their web for the license key and download. You, sir, just saved my day. I'm abroad...
by Shiunbird
Thu Jan 18, 2018 2:03 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Things to buy....
Replies: 37
Views: 1047

Re: Things to buy....

I'd also love to find a 4k monitor with a 16:10 aspect ratio (3840x2400 resolution), but again nobody makes such a monitor at the moment. If you don't mind old, you can join the club of the T221 lovers. =) The thing is a delight to own, operate and look at. Besides the rather high black levels and ...

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