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by Elf
Tue Mar 21, 2017 11:45 pm
Forum: Apple
Topic: The Problem with Apple
Replies: 84
Views: 1479

Re: The Problem with Apple

Grab a high impedance meter and you can get a reading on just about any switching power supply because of the Y capacitors, just like it says in the eevblog forum. Well, just about any ungrounded switching power supply. Important distinction! When grounded, the leakage currents (intentional, via Y ...
by Elf
Mon Mar 20, 2017 7:09 pm
Forum: Apple
Topic: The Problem with Apple
Replies: 84
Views: 1479

Re: The Problem with Apple

I just saw something funny in the "form over function" department, today. Apparently Macbook power supplies these days have two-prong "short plug" configurations that cause them to float at a high voltage with respect to ground? ⋅  http://www.eevblog.com/forum/chat/does...
by Elf
Wed Mar 15, 2017 6:15 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Quick Apache question for X-Plane
Replies: 4
Views: 120

Re: Quick Apache question for X-Plane

Glad you got it working :)
by Elf
Tue Mar 14, 2017 9:50 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Quick Apache question for X-Plane
Replies: 4
Views: 120

Re: Quick Apache question for X-Plane

I would sort of expect something like:

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ProxyRequests On
ProxyPass /pub http://tgftp.nws.noaa.gov/data
ProxyPassReverse /pub http://tgftp.nws.noaa.gov/data

Without any need to use mod_rewrite.
by Elf
Tue Mar 14, 2017 9:40 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Sun Ultra 25 in Multinomah OR
Replies: 18
Views: 496

Re: Sun Ultra 25 in Multinomah OR

Dodoid wrote:Well, keep me up to date.

Sure, will do. I will check in as I proceed with the testing, and take a proper inventory with photos.
by Elf
Mon Mar 13, 2017 11:08 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Sun Ultra 25 in Multinomah OR
Replies: 18
Views: 496

Re: Sun Ultra 25 in Multinomah OR

Y888099 wrote:Only things I am interested in: those 4 bays SCSI boxes! Exactly what I need! But I am located on the wrong side of the planet.

It might not be too bad to send them by USPS, although I'll have to figure that out down the road.
by Elf
Mon Mar 13, 2017 10:44 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Sun Ultra 25 in Multinomah OR
Replies: 18
Views: 496

Re: Sun Ultra 25 in Multinomah OR

Are those Tandem Indys? I'm getting an Indy but I wouldn't say no to a Tandem Indy as well... Ah not Tandem Indys but rather the NTT ones I mentioned earlier. I have been looking around a bit and haven't found any mention of them so far. They have dual SC-connector fiber ports on the back for an AT...
by Elf
Sun Mar 12, 2017 11:26 pm
Forum: IRIX and Software
Topic: Nekoware Mirrors
Replies: 15
Views: 354

Re: Nekoware Mirrors

by Elf
Sun Mar 12, 2017 11:05 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Sun Ultra 25 in Multinomah OR
Replies: 18
Views: 496

Re: Sun Ultra 25 in Multinomah OR

So I have the Ultra 25... What an unexpected day! I got a reply to the message this afternoon. The Sun was available, and the person behind the listing, Alan, also had some SGI gear. I thought it sounded interesting so I went to see if there was anything to pick up for myself. Arriving, it turns out...
by Elf
Sat Mar 11, 2017 10:12 am
Forum: Hardware Wanted
Topic: Track ball mounted on keyboard (PS/2)
Replies: 7
Views: 145

Re: Track ball mounted on keyboard (PS/2)

There are also trackpoint keyboards (the small red nub). I don't use any cherry keyswitch products myself (looks like it is this http://cherryamericas.com/product/g84-4420-14-5-ultraslim-keyboard-wtrackball-2/ ). People seem to like them. Personally I just prefer the large (and loud) old IBM Model M...
by Elf
Sat Mar 11, 2017 9:42 am
Forum: Hardware Wanted
Topic: Track ball mounted on keyboard (PS/2)
Replies: 7
Views: 145

Re: Track ball mounted on keyboard (PS/2)

Not that exactly, but close: http://www.pckeyboard.com/page/product/UNI0476
Unicomp makes good products; basically original IBM model M keyboards.
by Elf
Mon Mar 06, 2017 11:19 pm
Forum: Apple
Topic: The Problem with Apple
Replies: 84
Views: 1479

Re: The Problem with Apple

While I personally prefer systems with upgradeable RAM instead of soldered RAM, a major driver (if not the main driver) of soldered RAM across the industry independently of Apple is the need/desire to support various "trusted computing" security specifications. [...] Ah, interesting! I wa...
by Elf
Sun Mar 05, 2017 9:34 pm
Forum: Apple
Topic: The Problem with Apple
Replies: 84
Views: 1479

Re: The Problem with Apple

I think it is an interesting discussion, but nothing for anyone to get bent out of shape about. Besides, it came with a disclaimer: I've been wanting to make a rant about Apple for awhile now. I'm going to cover many topics quickly in succession and it will come off ranting. But, what is the enginee...
by Elf
Sat Mar 04, 2017 9:22 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Operating Systems/Hardware
Topic: A Guide on Your Options for non-x86 Computers (2017)
Replies: 26
Views: 622

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

I have some Alpha machines (DEC 3000, Alphaserver 800, DS20L), and still looking to pick up a MicroVAX of some sort to replace one I had to get rid of years ago. They are not fast, in a modern sense, but very well built and certainly worth it for the historical aspect, if nothing else. But they cert...
by Elf
Fri Mar 03, 2017 9:57 pm
Forum: Apple
Topic: The Problem with Apple
Replies: 84
Views: 1479

Re: The Problem with Apple

For those that haven't seen the Folklore stories (although I am sure most here have), they are an interesting window into the early innovative days of Apple. It always seemed to me that Apple released products with quality engineering in spite of Steve Jobs, rather than because of him. Make no mista...

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