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by HurricaneJames
Mon Oct 16, 2017 4:17 pm
Forum: Apple
Topic: Looking for good software For PPC macs
Replies: 13
Views: 273

Re: Looking for good software For PPC macs

If you like games, Bungie made a Oni before they were acquired by Microsoft. It was a lot of fun to play back on my G3s and G4s.
by HurricaneJames
Sun Oct 15, 2017 11:11 am
Forum: SGI: Hardware
Topic: Pretty good start in one go!
Replies: 6
Views: 148

Re: Pretty good start in one go!

Nice collection, with lots of drive sleds. Those will come in handy.
by HurricaneJames
Fri Oct 13, 2017 1:51 pm
Forum: Hardware Wanted
Topic: WTB: Sparcstation 10 or 20
Replies: 2
Views: 82

Re: WTB: Sparcstation 10 or 20

I think I saw one, with keyboard and monitor, for sale at Weirdstuff Warehouse here in Santa Clara, CA a few week ago. It was a couple hundred USD. It might still be there.
by HurricaneJames
Mon Oct 09, 2017 5:39 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Article: The Coming Software Apocalypse
Replies: 20
Views: 540

Re: Article: The Coming Software Apocalypse

Computers had doubled in power every 18 months for the last 40 years. Why hadn’t programming changed? https://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2017/09/saving-the-world-from-code/540393/ This article is a wonderful bit of sensationalism written by people who didn't really understand what they ...
by HurricaneJames
Sat Oct 07, 2017 12:06 pm
Forum: Hardware For Sale/Trade
Topic: Neat Tezro for sale in the US (No international shipping though)
Replies: 11
Views: 512

Re: Neat Tezro for sale in the US (No international shipping though)

marshallh wrote:It looks like we were both shoopting for this item :) It arrived, check new user forum section for details.


Congrats! I hope it has a quad 1GHz, making the gamble well worth it :)
by HurricaneJames
Fri Oct 06, 2017 4:13 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: your latest purchase
Replies: 703
Views: 22715

Re: your latest purchase

I'd just like to know why in God's name anybody puts the Caps Lock key on these little tiny micro-keyboards. NOBODY USES CAPS LOCK. ALL IT DOES IS GET IN THE WAY. And that goes double when it's on an already-cramped keyboard, the same size as and immediately adjacent to one of the most common lette...
by HurricaneJames
Fri Sep 29, 2017 4:24 pm
Forum: Hardware For Sale/Trade
Topic: Neat Tezro for sale in the US (No international shipping though)
Replies: 11
Views: 512

Re: Neat Tezro for sale in the US (No international shipping though)

It went for more than I was willing to bid without more info. Hopefully somebody here got it so we will find out the specs. It looked like a fairly clean machine.
by HurricaneJames
Thu Sep 28, 2017 5:13 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: What pointless thing are you doing right now?
Replies: 289
Views: 17626

Re: What pointless thing are you doing right now?

guardian452 wrote:Deleted several internet accounts I don't use anymore... namely, paypal, ebay, and google.


Deleting a google account definitely qualifies as "pointless." They are still going to track everything you do and associate it with whatever was on the previous account.
by HurricaneJames
Thu Sep 28, 2017 1:16 pm
Forum: Apple
Topic: How can Apple reclaim its dominance over PC-based workstations?
Replies: 67
Views: 1572

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

R-ten-K wrote:These types of threads always read like "Computer geeks don't understand business (models). News at 11"


I think we understand, we just disagree. Also, given the lack of sales, we were probably right on this one.
by HurricaneJames
Thu Sep 28, 2017 8:08 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: your latest purchase
Replies: 703
Views: 22715

Re: your latest purchase

Funny, I find Windows 10 to be better than windows 7 at getting out of my way. However, I hate the forced updates which will reboot my computer in the middle of a working session without warning.
by HurricaneJames
Thu Sep 28, 2017 7:36 am
Forum: Hardware For Sale/Trade
Topic: Neat Tezro for sale in the US (No international shipping though)
Replies: 11
Views: 512

Re: Neat Tezro for sale in the US (No international shipping though)

If you are willing to bid to about the $950 mark then you could probably win it. That seems high. Honestly, I debated at $700. There are no pictures of the inside, no hinv, no extra PCI cards, and only a vague guarantee that it even starts. My experience buying computers on ebay is that people who ...
by HurricaneJames
Thu Sep 28, 2017 6:35 am
Forum: SGI: Discussion
Topic: Black Lego O2 Case
Replies: 7
Views: 279

Re: Black Lego O2 Case

Nice! Did you make some of the bricks move so the CD drive tray can slide out?
by HurricaneJames
Wed Sep 27, 2017 11:43 am
Forum: Hardware For Sale/Trade
Topic: Neat Tezro for sale in the US (No international shipping though)
Replies: 11
Views: 512

Re: Neat Tezro for sale in the US (No international shipping though)

Yeah, it is in Gilroy, just south of me. I'm currently the high bidder, though I doubt it will stay that way. Also, I just noticed the shipping more than doubled since I bid this morning :(. Hopefully they will let me do a local pickup if I win.
by HurricaneJames
Tue Sep 26, 2017 8:10 pm
Forum: SGI: hinv
Topic: Octane: R12k 250MHz, 640MB, 2xESI
Replies: 0
Views: 68

Octane: R12k 250MHz, 640MB, 2xESI

Mr Bill helped me with this awesome box when I thought my first Octane was beyond repair. The dual ESI graphics cards are really sweet. For the moment it is still running IRIX 6.5.3m. I think I'll leave it with that so I can compare/contrast older IRIX 6.5 with 6.5.30. The only thing this box needed...

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