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by Shiunbird
Tue Oct 10, 2017 6:46 am
Forum: IBM
Topic: SCSI fuse advice (or, how to kill a ThinkPad 800 with a SCSI2SD)
Replies: 6
Views: 311

Re: SCSI fuse advice (or, how to kill a ThinkPad 800 with a SCSI2SD)

ClassicHasClass wrote:There's no guarantee I'll be able to recover this unit.


That's one of the saddest things I've EVER heard.
I keep trying to get my hands dirty with such machine, but whenever a offer pops up somewhere, it always costs more than I'm willing to pay.
by Shiunbird
Mon Oct 09, 2017 2:07 am
Forum: SGI: Discussion
Topic: Making music with PureData on Octane 2
Replies: 6
Views: 261

Re: Making music with PureData on Octane 2

This is seriously cool!
Where have you been hiding?

Welcome to the club!
by Shiunbird
Mon Oct 09, 2017 2:04 am
Forum: Apple
Topic: How can Apple reclaim its dominance over PC-based workstations?
Replies: 67
Views: 1502

Re: How can Apple reclaim its dominance over PC-based workstations?

Comparison is fair. Hardware components will get faster but still be the same boring stuff from just couple makers without real competition and at least in the 90´s there was more diversity and more choice than just Intel/AMD/Nvidia. Comparing a multiple-core monster with a TB of RAM with a Mac Pro...
by Shiunbird
Sun Oct 08, 2017 9:08 am
Forum: Apple
Topic: How can Apple reclaim its dominance over PC-based workstations?
Replies: 67
Views: 1502

Re: How can Apple reclaim its dominance over PC-based workstations?

stumbled into this cute little site: http://hp.com/go/mac-to-z I don't think it's an entirely fair comparison. In some sense, the Mac Pro reminds me of the old UNIX workstations - integrated software and hardware, OS and applications. Apple placed all bets on GPU performance for Final Cut X, and I ...
by Shiunbird
Fri Oct 06, 2017 12:56 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: your latest purchase
Replies: 690
Views: 22243

Re: your latest purchase

At the office I work at, I am genuinely amazed by how many people use Caps Lock on and off to get a capital letter instead of the Shift key... It is mind blowing. It takes longer and it is more error-prone, especially when you use crappy keyboards and can't tacitly sure whether the key has activate...
by Shiunbird
Wed Oct 04, 2017 4:03 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: What pointless thing are you doing right now?
Replies: 289
Views: 17516

Re: What pointless thing are you doing right now?

My setup is a bit more simple to be honest, no domain - just a simple workgroup. Everything began this way, but my friends started getting interested and chipping in for electricity and storage, and it became a nightmare to manage the accounts. So I have nextcloud, some services in FreeBSD jails (l...
by Shiunbird
Wed Oct 04, 2017 3:55 am
Forum: SGI: Discussion
Topic: How frequently you use your SGI (in 2017)?
Replies: 73
Views: 2210

Re: How frequently you use your SGI (in 2017)?

Impossible! Even my i486DX2 could play mp3 files. Something really went wrong with your configuration, I suppose. ;) My Pentium 75 could play MP3 under Windows 95 only if I would go to the codec settings in control panel and reduce decoding quality (I don't remember exactly the name of the flag). I...
by Shiunbird
Tue Oct 03, 2017 8:14 am
Forum: SGI: Hardware
Topic: Rack Tezro/ Onyx4 V12 and UV/ IR4 Test.
Replies: 10
Views: 339

Re: Rack Tezro/ Onyx4 V12 and UV/ IR4 Test.

Do you want to adopt me? That sounds like a perfect weekend.

foetz wrote:now that's a proper kitchen :D

If he would have a way to channel the heat, he could bake his lunch in the meantime and be energy efficient. =)
by Shiunbird
Tue Oct 03, 2017 8:12 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: What pointless thing are you doing right now?
Replies: 289
Views: 17516

Re: What pointless thing are you doing right now?

I've not actually decided exactly how I want this thing to run in the end. Part of me is considering running Linux as the primary OS with Windows Server in a VM (for seamless RDP to IRIX, and for other Windows-only apps I want to run on it), and maybe Windows 7 in another VM if necessary. However I...
by Shiunbird
Tue Sep 26, 2017 3:38 am
Forum: Sun
Topic: Sunfire v880 with XVR-4000
Replies: 29
Views: 884

Re: Sunfire v880 with XVR-4000

What kind of application made use of the XVR-4000?
by Shiunbird
Fri Sep 22, 2017 6:00 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: your latest purchase
Replies: 690
Views: 22243

Re: your latest purchase

SiliconClassics wrote:Picked this up from a Craigslist seller in CT a short while ago - it's a Mac Plus with 4MB RAM and a Kensington System Saver. Works great.


This is adorable.
by Shiunbird
Sun Sep 10, 2017 11:43 am
Forum: SGI: Discussion
Topic: How frequently you use your SGI (in 2017)?
Replies: 73
Views: 2210

Re: How frequently you use your SGI (in 2017)?

That's what I was talking about. A Netgear GA620T network card has room for a small blower fan, ODROID-XU4S (off an HC1), a USB ethernet adapter, and 3D printed air shroud while still remaining single slot. You, Sir, is giving good ideas. I would actually be interested in something like that for 2 ...
by Shiunbird
Sun Sep 10, 2017 11:40 am
Forum: Apple
Topic: Hot-rodding my G5 - storage performance
Replies: 36
Views: 1068

Re: Hot-rodding my G5 - storage performance

guardian452 wrote:
Shiunbird wrote:You would not have redundant PSU, though.

On a laptop you would :P


ECC would be gone.
Although there are mobile Xeon chipsets with ECC nowadays. Yes, with a bunch of dongles and lots of work you could build a system with similar functionality. =)
by Shiunbird
Sun Sep 10, 2017 8:24 am
Forum: IBM
Topic: Raptor Talos POWER8 Workstation
Replies: 30
Views: 2840

Re: Raptor Talos POWER8 Workstation

This sounds hard to fit in honestly. I wonder whether it would work on the PCIe G5. It would be incredibly useful. Assuming the chassis has enough width it would be fine; if the G5 can process the card in question, it should be fine over PCI-e. I don't know much about the Asmedia 1083 conversion IC...
by Shiunbird
Sat Sep 09, 2017 11:36 am
Forum: Apple
Topic: Hot-rodding my G5 - storage performance
Replies: 36
Views: 1068

Re: Hot-rodding my G5 - storage performance

This is one of the things I really love about these high end boxes. I took the side panel off my POWER6 and told AIX I was going to put in a serial port PCI card, and it told me where to do it (and put the LED light on so I knew), and then configured it. All while it was up and serving its usual wo...

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