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by Shiunbird
Thu Apr 27, 2017 5:41 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: How do you explain....
Replies: 32
Views: 641

Re: How do you explain....

You did that too? In 2001 on my first computer with a Pentium 1 and Windows ME. I could not get a sound driver onto that computer since although it had a modem, I didn't have an RJ-11 cable long enough to reach to my room. The sound driver was too big to fit on a floppy and I didn't have anything m...
by Shiunbird
Mon Apr 24, 2017 7:25 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: How do you explain....
Replies: 32
Views: 641

Re: How do you explain....

Bah, I am afraid nowadays all the knowledge acquired on how to reinstall windows doesn't pay you back, especially if your salary is three times expensive than employing three Chinese guys for the same amount of money. They have also mastered how to reinstall Windows (and also Linux, LOL), and they ...
by Shiunbird
Mon Apr 24, 2017 1:27 am
Forum: IBM
Topic: YUM for AIX
Replies: 6
Views: 187

Re: YUM for AIX

Finally. With rpm I had conflicts where X needed Y, so you try and install Y and it says it needs X... So the hell with it, force everything. You should have seen me trying to install ffmpeg. Nothing seems to compile cleanly with gcc either. Exactly the problems I've been having. Compiling things o...
by Shiunbird
Mon Apr 24, 2017 1:10 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: How do you explain....
Replies: 32
Views: 641

Re: How do you explain....

For most people my age, their first computer ran Windows 7 or 10. If they're into computers like most of my friends, they probably built it from random Kijiji parts or if they had a little more to spend whatever Canada Computers had on sale. They put all the parts together, never even had to open t...
by Shiunbird
Fri Apr 21, 2017 1:42 am
Forum: IBM
Topic: YUM for AIX
Replies: 6
Views: 187

Re: YUM for AIX

It is definitely better than figuring out everything manually. I've had my share of conflicting packages and frustrating dependency hunts...
by Shiunbird
Thu Apr 20, 2017 9:26 am
Forum: IBM
Topic: YUM for AIX
Replies: 6
Views: 187

YUM for AIX

I was casually fooling around the Interwebs when somehow I ended up in the Linux Toolbox for AIX page and I noticed that it was refreshed (for the first time in years probably). And... guess what? There's now YUM for AIX. I'm sure that will eliminate 90% of my frustration operating AIX and could hel...
by Shiunbird
Wed Apr 19, 2017 5:23 am
Forum: IBM
Topic: IBM AS/400 OS/400 questions
Replies: 21
Views: 428

Re: IBM AS/400 OS/400 questions

For instance, function 10 on the IntelliStation POWER 185 will cycle between CPU and ambient temperatures; which was handy for me to compare temperatures against my Pentium 4 . When you're booting--I mean!~ Intial Program Loading OS recovery media, you need to change it to diagnostics mode (with a ...
by Shiunbird
Sun Apr 16, 2017 11:59 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: your latest purchase
Replies: 421
Views: 12591

Re: your latest purchase

I'm learning European Portugeuse, though. I'm always delighted when I see someone learning Portuguese. People only seem to be interested in learning Spanish... Feel free to ask if you need help. I know both Brazilian and European Portuguese well (in terms of spelling differences, grammar usage and ...
by Shiunbird
Sun Apr 16, 2017 11:55 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: What extremely rare (non-prototype) computers do you wish you could find?
Replies: 84
Views: 1925

Re: What extremely rare (non-prototype) computers do you wish you could find?

Am I the only person alive who likes the MWave card ? advantages? disadvantages? My Aptiva came with one, and I appreciated the fact that I had a modem AND the sound card occupying only one ISA slot. IBM was lame in configuring it, and the modem would not work out of the box unless you would disabl...
by Shiunbird
Fri Apr 14, 2017 12:59 am
Forum: IBM
Topic: Games on AIX
Replies: 37
Views: 1588

Re: Games on AIX

I'm still in.
by Shiunbird
Fri Apr 14, 2017 12:56 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: What extremely rare (non-prototype) computers do you wish you could find?
Replies: 84
Views: 1925

Re: What extremely rare (non-prototype) computers do you wish you could find?

ibmfiles wrote:it's just neat to see a machine come with one stock since the MWave on the Ultimedias were crap.


Am I the only person alive who likes the MWave card?
by Shiunbird
Fri Apr 14, 2017 12:54 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: your latest purchase
Replies: 421
Views: 12591

Re: your latest purchase

I've just received a second ThinkVision L220x, got from eBay for 20 GBP.

I love this monitor. 1920x1200, 22-inch, 4 USB 2 ports and does 92% Adobe RGB when properly calibrated.
by Shiunbird
Wed Apr 12, 2017 8:38 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Operating Systems/Hardware
Topic: GL_VERSION: 1.1.1 SGI
Replies: 8
Views: 199

Re: GL_VERSION: 1.1.1 SGI

That was very interesting, thanks for sharing.
by Shiunbird
Wed Apr 12, 2017 5:14 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Operating Systems/Hardware
Topic: GL_VERSION: 1.1.1 SGI
Replies: 8
Views: 199

Re: GL_VERSION: 1.1.1 SGI

Assuming 20fps, you have an improvement of 1200x in performance vs. 1fpm.
Interesting, I would really expect more, even if the single threaded.
by Shiunbird
Wed Apr 12, 2017 1:41 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Operating Systems/Hardware
Topic: GL_VERSION: 1.1.1 SGI
Replies: 8
Views: 199

Re: GL_VERSION: 1.1.1 SGI

NT4 has a Microsoft software renderer, too - this only semms to work with these screensaver 3DMaze etc. Are you sure about that? I remember reading years ago that OpenGL support under NT 4 was excellent. It was the fastest machine to run Quake 3, because of the good OpenGL performance and SMP. Oh w...

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