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by HurricaneJames
Thu Dec 28, 2017 9:16 pm
Forum: Hardware For Sale/Trade
Topic: Selling SGI Collection
Replies: 9
Views: 647

Re: Selling SGI Collection

I just dropped the prices as low as I'm willing to go before putting these up on eBay. I would really like to see them go to good homes, but I need to move them so I can start remodeling my old office by the end of January.
by HurricaneJames
Wed Dec 27, 2017 5:55 pm
Forum: Hardware For Sale/Trade
Topic: Selling SGI Collection
Replies: 9
Views: 647

Re: Selling SGI Collection

I'm not happy about it, but it is the right thing to do. We are apartment dwellers in the SF bay area. There are no basements, and our friends have even less space than we do. The cheapest storage locker is ~$700 / year. Plus, and this is important, my wife does not like seeing my old computers, but...
by HurricaneJames
Tue Dec 26, 2017 10:04 pm
Forum: Hardware For Sale/Trade
Topic: Selling SGI Collection
Replies: 9
Views: 647

Selling SGI Collection

A year ago I finally got to start my SGI collection. I wanted many of these systems for a long time, and my wife finally gave me the go ahead. Then, a couple months ago I got some great news, with a side order of losing my workshop/office in a few months and any spare time for the next few years. Af...
by HurricaneJames
Tue Nov 14, 2017 2:46 pm
Forum: Hardware Wanted
Topic: WTB: Octane drive sled FOUND
Replies: 4
Views: 169

Re: WTB: Octane drive sled

It isn't perfect, but I put up a 3D model on thingiverse for a sled that is currently working in both of my Octanes. It prints in three pieces. Order cheap rubber mounts from Amazon, screw on the rails, then a couple drops of superglue for the front (mount to the rails, not the drive). http://forums...
by HurricaneJames
Fri Oct 27, 2017 7:25 am
Forum: Hardware For Sale/Trade
Topic: [Ebay]Yet another Mytery Tezro? (not mine)
Replies: 8
Views: 520

Re: [Ebay]Yet another Mytery Tezro? (not mine)

Wow, the plastics must be in really bad condition for the seller to use pictures that low quality.
by HurricaneJames
Mon Oct 16, 2017 4:17 pm
Forum: Apple
Topic: Looking for good software For PPC macs
Replies: 15
Views: 676

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: 242

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: 5
Views: 277

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: 21
Views: 838

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: 639

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: 872
Views: 30146

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: 639

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: 335
Views: 20814

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: 2120

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.

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