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by Dodoid
Mon Apr 24, 2017 3:44 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: How do you explain....
Replies: 20
Views: 330

Re: How do you explain....

Hey, for like two years when I was 9 or 10 my main desktop ran Vista because I had a spare key. I actually quite liked Vista, but the audio drivers for my motherboard were XP only, so I never had audio on that box.
by Dodoid
Mon Apr 24, 2017 2:11 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Operating Systems/Hardware
Topic: A Guide on Your Options for non-x86 Computers (2017)
Replies: 55
Views: 1118

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

X220 here. I'm always on the lookout for a broken 701c or 701cs (I have a working one but don't want to cut it up) to convert into an ARM (or maybe x86) SBC-powered thingy. I bet the keyboard protocol, whatever it is, could be sorted out with an Arduino/Teensy.
by Dodoid
Mon Apr 24, 2017 1:02 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: How do you explain....
Replies: 20
Views: 330

Re: How do you explain....

I am also fascinated by AVs, and I don't have anything against them at all. I just want to ensure that the car I'm riding in isn't easily exploitable. Nobody can write bug free code, so while there's a lot to be gained by looking closely at your code and trying to think of what might be a security h...
by Dodoid
Mon Apr 24, 2017 8:19 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: How do you explain....
Replies: 20
Views: 330

Re: How do you explain....

I would use a self driving car only if were open source and stored maps locally when parked so as to avoid any wireless communications while driving. If we get a Google car that is always online, constantly invading your privacy, working off of unknown algorithms, and has about as much security as y...
by Dodoid
Sun Apr 23, 2017 9:49 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: How do you explain....
Replies: 20
Views: 330

Re: How do you explain....

I'm 14. Most of my friends used a computer before that, but most kids get their first personal machine around the age of 10 or 11 or so when they start Grade 6 or 7 (I have had them for far longer than that, though I bought by first "actually modern" post Core2 one, still my main Xeon rig,...
by Dodoid
Sun Apr 23, 2017 8:46 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: How do you explain....
Replies: 20
Views: 330

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 th...
by Dodoid
Sun Apr 23, 2017 4:20 pm
Forum: SGI: Hardware
Topic: My Fuel now has a power supply and Dallas chip, but no graphics yet. Can I connect to it over serial?
Replies: 11
Views: 163

Re: My Fuel now has a power supply and Dallas chip, but no graphics yet. Can I connect to it over serial?

2017-04-23 18.45.20.jpg 2017-04-23 18.46.12.jpg Didn't have a DB9 F-F adapter, made my own. Yes, the CTS wires are held together with a hemostat, and yes, I did have to individually go through all the wires on that old chopped up DB-25 cable to find which colors go to the laptop. The laptop is runn...
by Dodoid
Fri Apr 21, 2017 5:13 pm
Forum: SGI: Discussion
Topic: Some concept screenshots I made a while ago
Replies: 23
Views: 825

Re: Some concept screenshots I made a while ago

As I wrote earlier, Kronos 2 uses openbox so that you can run regular Linux apps as well as Kronos apps. Kronos 1 was just one big kronos.py with windows rendered on the page and apps in iframes with no window manager, but that meant that if you started a regular program it had no window decorations...
by Dodoid
Fri Apr 21, 2017 7:13 am
Forum: SGI: Hardware
Topic: My Fuel now has a power supply and Dallas chip, but no graphics yet. Can I connect to it over serial?
Replies: 11
Views: 163

Re: My Fuel now has a power supply and Dallas chip, but no graphics yet. Can I connect to it over serial?

Trippynet wrote:Yep, 38400 on the Fuel, 9600 won't work.


That's probably the issue then. I won't be able to try it until Sunday, but I bet that's it.
by Dodoid
Fri Apr 21, 2017 5:51 am
Forum: SGI: Hardware
Topic: My Fuel now has a power supply and Dallas chip, but no graphics yet. Can I connect to it over serial?
Replies: 11
Views: 163

Re: My Fuel now has a power supply and Dallas chip, but no graphics yet. Can I connect to it over serial?

It's very possible something is messed up with my serial setup. Cable which might be null modem + DB9 jack with header pins + USB serial with individual wires to connect is likely to have a problem somewhere, I might try Telix on an older laptop.
by Dodoid
Thu Apr 20, 2017 4:53 pm
Forum: SGI: Hardware
Topic: My Fuel now has a power supply and Dallas chip, but no graphics yet. Can I connect to it over serial?
Replies: 11
Views: 163

My Fuel now has a power supply and Dallas chip, but no graphics yet. Can I connect to it over serial?

I can't see anything on the L1 port or the #1 Serial port on the back, but maybe it doesn't output anything without graphics. The light on the front is red for a few seconds when turned on, then goes to blinking white. I'm obviously planning to get graphics, but should I be able to communicate with ...
by Dodoid
Thu Apr 20, 2017 4:10 pm
Forum: Hardware For Sale/Trade
Topic: sgi crimsons. 2 of them
Replies: 9
Views: 249

Re: sgi crimsons. 2 of them

They were only the latest and greatest for a year! Came out in 1992 as their first R4000 product, replaced by the Onyx in 1993. Probably why they are seemingly less common that some other SGIs.
by Dodoid
Sun Apr 16, 2017 4:49 pm
Forum: SGI: Hardware
Topic: Altrix 4700 Teardown Video
Replies: 3
Views: 113

Re: Altrix 4700 Teardown Video

I don't think it's been posted, but I suspect a lot of us have seen it. It's quite sad seeing the Altix torn apart. You may truly say that it's not really vintage tech yet, and it's true it's hardly modern. It may even have awesome scrap metal value. Still, that's what people who chucked out Onyxes ...
by Dodoid
Sun Apr 16, 2017 4:43 pm
Forum: SGI: Discussion
Topic: Some concept screenshots I made a while ago
Replies: 23
Views: 825

IRENKA continuing...

Moderators, please tell me if we should move to another forum. Today's work: 2017-04-16 19.16.41.jpg Box in corner to pop up an Xterm and run a command in it. This took longer than expected due to some PHP related complicataions. 2017-04-16 19.17.13.jpg Badge can now be toggled using an entry in the...

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