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by Shiunbird
Thu Jun 22, 2017 1:29 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: your latest purchase
Replies: 501
Views: 15473

Re: your latest purchase

MacBook Pro late 2012 with high-DPI display.
I wouldn't buy such new computer, but it's a gift for my brother. It looks brand new, but needs a new SSD (and some cleaning).
by Shiunbird
Thu Jun 22, 2017 1:18 pm
Forum: HP/DEC/Compaq
Topic: Putting the C8000 to good use?
Replies: 48
Views: 3131

Re: Putting the C8000 to good use?

This is gorgeous, man!
by Shiunbird
Thu Jun 22, 2017 1:10 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Operating Systems/Hardware
Topic: A Guide on Your Options for non-x86 Computers (2017)
Replies: 116
Views: 3183

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

All of this for a simple framebuffer with ZERO 2D acceleration! Zero means NO DRI/DRM at all! I have experimented a lot so many troubles with GPU under linux that I wouldn't recommend it, as well I am a bit ... puzzled with your idea of putting an heavy app under Qemu. That's how we drive progress,...
by Shiunbird
Thu Jun 22, 2017 4:00 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Operating Systems/Hardware
Topic: Monitor suggestions for high-DPI experiment
Replies: 1
Views: 55

Monitor suggestions for high-DPI experiment

Hello folks, As some of you may know, I'm running some experiments on my G5 Quad (PCI SSDs, H264 hardware decoder experiment planned, etc). After the system is all maxed out, I plan to add the cherry on top of the cake and have a high-DPI cool looking desktop environment. For OS X, I will use Quartz...
by Shiunbird
Wed Jun 21, 2017 4:51 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Operating Systems/Hardware
Topic: A Guide on Your Options for non-x86 Computers (2017)
Replies: 116
Views: 3183

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

That will be a problem then... Since that won't drive 2 1440p displays and my Cintiq 18SX, along on with storing multiple 4K textures and motion blur while rendering out animations since Cycles (and inherently Cycles 4D) doesn't have an OoC architecture for GPU rendering (which I really it had)! :l...
by Shiunbird
Wed Jun 21, 2017 1:02 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: A great holiday approaches...
Replies: 7
Views: 148

Re: A great holiday approaches...

uunix wrote:Adopt you.. what makes you think you are younger than me you cheeky munchkin!.. :D


I've got no kids. =p
by Shiunbird
Tue Jun 20, 2017 2:59 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: A great holiday approaches...
Replies: 7
Views: 148

Re: A great holiday approaches...

Do you want to adopt me? =)
It sounds like great fun!
by Shiunbird
Tue Jun 20, 2017 6:03 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: If you must use Windows 10 and default apps is driving you crazy...
Replies: 24
Views: 471

Re: If you must use Windows 10 and default apps is driving you crazy...

Could you create a scheduled task (with admin rights) to keep re-applying the change every minute perhaps? I think I can create a scheduled task using powershell logged in through the remote support tool. I'll try and report back. In the meantime, I submitted a request to commission a Linux VM so I...
by Shiunbird
Tue Jun 20, 2017 6:01 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Operating Systems/Hardware
Topic: A Guide on Your Options for non-x86 Computers (2017)
Replies: 116
Views: 3183

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

With the help of QEMU, I should be able to have a more recent version of Cinema 4D running on the box, which means I can run the Cycles 4D renderer. Ideally I would like to slap in a graphics card that can run the renderer in the GPU mode (I recon it would be faster then if it was going through the...
by Shiunbird
Mon Jun 19, 2017 11:14 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: If you must use Windows 10 and default apps is driving you crazy...
Replies: 24
Views: 471

Re: If you must use Windows 10 and default apps is driving you crazy...

The official suggestion from IT Security Management is to open a powerpoint presentation, start a slide slow, run whatever I need to run and lock my screen. You should post that up to his LinkedIn and see if his "colleagues" agree. The worst thing is that I found out the bad way (trying t...
by Shiunbird
Mon Jun 19, 2017 12:56 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Your Most Unbreakable Records in Sports History
Replies: 6
Views: 135

Re: Your Most Unbreakable Records in Sports History

I've had my bad luck with a bike-geek. It's not the most beautiful woman in the universe by any means, but she turns me into a machine of irrationality and randomness (one of the reasons I do home office is to not meet her), and yes, I put a huge effort in getting in shape to impress her. Then I sta...
by Shiunbird
Sat Jun 17, 2017 11:37 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Operating Systems/Hardware
Topic: A Guide on Your Options for non-x86 Computers (2017)
Replies: 116
Views: 3183

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

So he has... I've also found a listing for a mini 6-pin to 6-pin adapter that is (apparently) comparable with the later generation G5s, so I might be able to put something like a FirePro W7000 in it... I would go with ATi here (normally would choose NVIDIA) because of the open-source drivers... Has...
by Shiunbird
Sat Jun 17, 2017 1:09 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Operating Systems/Hardware
Topic: A Guide on Your Options for non-x86 Computers (2017)
Replies: 116
Views: 3183

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

This annoys me because there are a few good options there, but even a Quad PowerPC G5 system can't go higher then a Quadro 4500FX/GF7800GTX, It just puts any potential options into an unglammering light... :( / :lol: I think Luigi Burdo (check him out on YouTube) has managed to use newer cards on h...
by Shiunbird
Thu Jun 15, 2017 2:08 am
Forum: SGI: Hardware
Topic: Octane 2 Hardware schematics and assembly drawings sought I a Searching for Octane2 Hardware schematicsandassembly dra
Replies: 14
Views: 304

Re: Octane 2 Hardware schematics and assembly drawings sought I a Searching for Octane2 Hardware schematicsandassembly

jan-jaap wrote:That's why I've made backup copies of them. That includes GE boards of GTX or VGX graphics. I already had an EPROM burner, the other day I received an UV eraser as well :)


You are the future saviour of the SGI fans around the world, then. =)

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