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by Dodoid
Sun Mar 26, 2017 9:09 am
Forum: SGI: Discussion
Topic: Hardware is Cheap, Programmers are Expensive
Replies: 9
Views: 151

Re: Hardware is Cheap, Programmers are Expensive

Check out MenuetOS as an example of this. Written by one guy as a hobby project, contains stuff like games, a web browser, transparency support for window themes, and drivers for common hardware. Supports up to 64gb of ram, lots of cores, x64, audio, etc. The entire OS, including all of this, is 1.4...
by Dodoid
Sat Mar 25, 2017 12:45 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: What extremely rare (non-prototype) computers do you wish you could find?
Replies: 60
Views: 968

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

I live in Ottawa! Freezing rain is certainly common. Onyxes are hard to find around here though. There's B&B in Montreal, but right now all the have is a Challenge L and it's fairly priced but not as good as I would like. Maybe someday someone on Nekochan around here will want to get rid of a bi...
by Dodoid
Sat Mar 25, 2017 12:29 pm
Forum: Hardware Wanted
Topic: SGI O2 Skins
Replies: 18
Views: 315

Re: SGI O2 Skins

An O2+ is just an O2 with a different case and later specs (which were also available in the O2). It even appears as an O2 in hinv.
by Dodoid
Sat Mar 25, 2017 11:32 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Operating Systems/Hardware
Topic: Turning your back on windows
Replies: 98
Views: 2912

Re: Turning your back on windows

I don't use Ubuntu either, I just remember when it was like that. I usually go with Debian, except my main laptop which is Qubes.
by Dodoid
Sat Mar 25, 2017 6:38 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: What extremely rare (non-prototype) computers do you wish you could find?
Replies: 60
Views: 968

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

Yep. They didn't originally know how powerful the N64 would be (obviously less powerful than an Onyx though) so the developers had to guess. When they finally got the dev hardware (inside Indys, but not using the Indy's hardware) it turned out to be slower than they thought, and they had to quickly ...
by Dodoid
Fri Mar 24, 2017 7:23 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Operating Systems/Hardware
Topic: Turning your back on windows
Replies: 98
Views: 2912

Re: Turning your back on windows

I... uhh.. remember when Ubuntu didn't use Unity and it still had Gnome 2! :)
by Dodoid
Thu Mar 23, 2017 8:14 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Operating Systems/Hardware
Topic: Turning your back on windows
Replies: 98
Views: 2912

Re: Turning your back on windows

Of course virtualization can have security holes. Holes have been found (and patched) in Xen multiple times. As the Qubes homepage says, it's "a reasonably secure operating system", not a perfect one. Still, compartmentalization is certainly an improvement, if not a panacea, especially con...
by Dodoid
Thu Mar 23, 2017 6:33 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Operating Systems/Hardware
Topic: Turning your back on windows
Replies: 98
Views: 2912

Re: Turning your back on windows

Certainly sounds problematic, but do you believe it is enough of an issue that Qubes use of systemd makes it less secure (even with virtualization and all the security stuff) than something like Devuan? Of course, no code is perfect, but I would think Qubes still has the advantage, even with systemd?
by Dodoid
Thu Mar 23, 2017 6:14 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Operating Systems/Hardware
Topic: Turning your back on windows
Replies: 98
Views: 2912

Re: Turning your back on windows

So if I understand correctly the issue with systemd's security is that if the supervisor were compromised, the entire system would be. Can you elaborate on what race conditions the supervisor could run into which may create a vulnerability?
by Dodoid
Thu Mar 23, 2017 4:48 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Operating Systems/Hardware
Topic: Turning your back on windows
Replies: 98
Views: 2912

Re: Turning your back on windows

Even if all of them were trying to censor content, the chances that there wouldn't be at least one censorship algorithm which missed any given page would be very slim, causing it to show up on ixquick. No, that isn't how ixquick works unfortunately. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ixquick#Search_mech...
by Dodoid
Thu Mar 23, 2017 9:49 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Operating Systems/Hardware
Topic: Turning your back on windows
Replies: 98
Views: 2912

Re: Turning your back on windows

image :lol: Yes, I know it retrieves searches from numerous search engines. It's not perfect, but at least as a metasearch any censorship of anti-systemd content would have to exist on a LOT of search engines, all in different countries with different policies regarding governments as opposed to ge...
by Dodoid
Tue Mar 21, 2017 4:37 pm
Forum: SGI: Hardware
Topic: Dallas chips
Replies: 30
Views: 381

Re: Dallas chips

Nothing wrong with it, from a technical perspective it works fine, but it's such a strange place to put a speaker. It also means that replacing the PSU needlessly replaces a bunch of other random (probably working) bits. I'm sure it's confused many who attempted to find their speaker.
by Dodoid
Tue Mar 21, 2017 2:40 pm
Forum: SGI: Hardware
Topic: Dallas chips
Replies: 30
Views: 381

Re: Dallas chips

who designed the mainboard? Placing the "power up" jumper just slightly unaccessible until you remove the CPU tray (R12K300)? Which, to make things worse, you have to do twice, once to set the jumper so the system boots, and once to remove it, so the system powers down normally. Amazing, ...
by Dodoid
Tue Mar 21, 2017 12:48 pm
Forum: Hardware For Sale/Trade
Topic: SGI Fuel 1GB (2x512MB) Kits
Replies: 5
Views: 170

Re: SGI Fuel 1GB (2x512MB) Kits

I would love an O3K but North America is wide.
by Dodoid
Mon Mar 20, 2017 4:42 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Operating Systems/Hardware
Topic: Turning your back on windows
Replies: 98
Views: 2912

Re: Turning your back on windows

VenomousPinecone wrote:
Dodoid wrote:I'm not kidding!

That is what makes it funny. What makes it sad is that you don't know why it is funny.


Ahh I see, you think that it's ironic to use a privacy focused search engine while the government is controlling my mind using systemd rays :mrgreen: .

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