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by squire
Tue Feb 20, 2018 2:23 pm
Forum: Apple
Topic: Mac OS 9 in 4K res - pointless evening
Replies: 7
Views: 198

Re: Mac OS 9 in 4K res - pointless evening

Good heavens, time to whip out the opera glasses. :lol:
by squire
Tue Feb 20, 2018 2:13 pm
Forum: SGI: Hardware
Topic: 13w3 to VGA on Octane2
Replies: 2
Views: 98

Re: 13w3 to VGA on Octane2

Don't know if this helps you, but I'm using the same adapter (got mine from amazon) to connect my SPARCstation to an LG TFT that supports SoG. Works fine.
by squire
Tue Feb 20, 2018 1:59 pm
Forum: SGI: Hardware
Topic: Can we talk about Acard SATA II to SCSI bridges?
Replies: 3
Views: 120

Re: Can we talk about Acard SATA II to SCSI bridges?

Those prices are insane. But if you're desperate enough to pay the $250 you could try ordering here and see if they can deliver:
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications ... No=4572822
by squire
Sun Feb 18, 2018 3:49 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Operating Systems/Hardware
Topic: A Guide on Your Options for non-x86 Computers (2017)
Replies: 163
Views: 6773

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

With the world becoming ever more unstable with each passing year, it seems very irresponsible to put up systems that depend on an internet connection to work. Case in point: apparently some perps intentionally severed an optical communications cable from Vodafone in Berlin today, leaving at least ...
by squire
Mon Feb 05, 2018 3:12 pm
Forum: SGI: hinv
Topic: Indy R4400 200MHz 24-bit video 256MB
Replies: 6
Views: 442

Re: Indy R4400 200MHz 24-bit video 256MB

Bought a bunch of Indys off eBay in 2006 and only last month got around to trying out one of the two I had left. Picked up a few system upgrades and also the SCSI2SD as I'm out of good disks. What a pretty stack of Indy. Which SCSI2SD did you get? Have you given it a try? I have a few systems I wan...
by squire
Mon Feb 05, 2018 3:01 pm
Forum: SGI: Hardware
Topic: Indy case discolouration
Replies: 6
Views: 178

Re: Indy case discolouration

Your reply certainly makes me appreciate my ancient Sparcstation clone ever so strongly. Full steel case pizza box, built like a tank and no plastic at all. They just don't make 'em like they used to... The only thing that suffered light yellowing was the manufacturer's logo sticker on the front. I'...
by squire
Mon Feb 05, 2018 2:44 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Things that make your blood boil
Replies: 27
Views: 559

Re: Things that make your blood boil

The whole high-res audio one annoys me too in general. Especially as the resolution of the audio makes little difference as long as music continues to be brickwalled and dynamically compressed to shit during the mastering process. High-resolution shit is still shit. There’s a good reason why most a...
by squire
Sat Feb 03, 2018 3:03 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Features that a vintage machine must have in order to spark your interest?
Replies: 22
Views: 634

Re: Vintage machine features that spark your interest?

I absolutely love floppy drives so those are always a plus. Having SCSI is a plus too. Seconded. ^^^ I have a weird preference for the pizzabox form factor. Even though in most cases the respective machines are very, very low-spec by today's standards (take for instance an HP 712), I just love them...
by squire
Thu Feb 01, 2018 2:48 pm
Forum: SGI: Hardware
Topic: Indy case discolouration
Replies: 6
Views: 178

Re: Indy case discolouration

Thanks for the pointer, vishnu! I actually tried the search yesterday, but I only searched for "retrobrite" and not for "hydrogen peroxide" thus missing the Restore your yellowed plastics? topic with zackwatt's report, who experimented on an indy. IIRC retrobright works less well...
by squire
Thu Feb 01, 2018 2:06 pm
Forum: SGI: Hardware
Topic: Indy case discolouration
Replies: 6
Views: 178

Indy case discolouration

Hi everyone, total SGI-noob here. I've been toying with the idea of acquiring an Indy for quite a while now. The pizzabox form factor is still my favourite and I think the Indy has a very striking appearance. I prefer it to every other SGI-Model, despite being rather low-powered compared to some of ...

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