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by pentium
Sun Apr 22, 2018 8:24 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: What pointless thing are you doing right now?
Replies: 374
Views: 25286

Re: What pointless thing are you doing right now?

So yesterday was the annual Stuff Day at Sphere Research and while I was there I found a plugin extension in the drawer of an oscilloscope cart. When I asked how much It was I was told I couldn't have it unless I also took the Tek 564B scope on the cart and the other 561 underneath. When asked how m...
by pentium
Thu Apr 19, 2018 5:35 pm
Forum: Apple
Topic: PowerMac G5 - Chimes, but no display
Replies: 5
Views: 348

Re: PowerMac G5 - Chimes, but no display

Can you hear it trying to boot from the hard drive?
Optionally, if you power it on and leave it, do the fans eventually ramp up to full tilt?
by pentium
Wed Apr 18, 2018 10:20 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: info about PowerMacs
Replies: 8
Views: 434

Re: info about PowerMacs

68kmla.org is fairly active. Despite the name, the PowerPC macs get attention there Word of warning: There's a layer of pretentiousness to the moderators. I called it quits after moderation included shilling third party products to the point they couldn't even follow their own rules. Other than tha...
by pentium
Sat Apr 07, 2018 1:20 pm
Forum: SGI: Hardware
Topic: Personal Iris power supply fuses
Replies: 4
Views: 334

Re: Personal Iris power supply fuses

I seem to recall those power supplies failing was a thing for many years. There are procedures to substitute an ATX power supply. I recapped mine back in 2006 or 2007.
by pentium
Sat Apr 07, 2018 1:16 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: What pointless thing are you doing right now?
Replies: 374
Views: 25286

Re: What pointless thing are you doing right now?

One day I'll be able to afford my own place and when that day comes be damned, if the services are all dead I still want my 12' mesh dish on the roof. :mrgreen:
by pentium
Sat Apr 07, 2018 1:01 pm
Forum: Hardware For Sale/Trade
Topic: fs a couple of X11 terminals (West Europe)
Replies: 2
Views: 309

Re: fs a couple of X11 terminals (West Europe)

Where are you located?
by pentium
Fri Apr 06, 2018 11:25 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: WeirdStuff Warehouse is closing Sunday April 8
Replies: 7
Views: 302

WeirdStuff Warehouse is closing Sunday April 8

IF you are ANYWHERE in proximity to 384 W Caribbean Dr, Sunnyvale, California, this weekend is your last chance to go to the greatest used computer and electronics store, ever. Regretfully, the property has been purchased and it looks like management is eying retirement after many years of good busi...
by pentium
Fri Apr 06, 2018 11:13 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: What pointless thing are you doing right now?
Replies: 374
Views: 25286

Re: What pointless thing are you doing right now?

Cleaning up my bench after preparing a VideoCipher II+ module for long term storage. For those who don't remember what this was, back in the late 80's and 90's when scrambling of satellite TV signals became commonplace (because everyone was taking a hit from those "free" satellite TV kits ...
by pentium
Fri Apr 06, 2018 6:39 pm
Forum: Apple
Topic: Apple to stop using Intel processors in Macs, reports say
Replies: 14
Views: 570

Re: Apple to stop using Intel processors in Macs, reports say

well apple are not stupid. if they didn't think they had an advantage by the time this will be on sale they wouldn't do it This is a company who thought they were bold by making a cellphone without a headphone jack and a mouse you can't use while charging. Apple may be smart in that they know how t...
by pentium
Thu Apr 05, 2018 8:15 pm
Forum: IRIX and Software
Topic: Cool (open source) software you would like to see ported...
Replies: 731
Views: 67351

Re: Cool (open source) software you would like to see ported...

I'm dreaming here, but the Macintosh source code for System Shock's game engine was made public today.

https://github.com/NightDiveStudios/shockmac
by pentium
Sat Mar 31, 2018 4:45 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: What pointless thing are you doing right now?
Replies: 374
Views: 25286

Re: What pointless thing are you doing right now?

It bothers me how nicely RL02 packs stack but the manual says DO NOT stack them like that and instead use appropriate vertical carrier frames. Well I get to challenge my Highschool woodshop skills again. http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a166/ballsandy/Computer%20related/59DA0884.jpg http://i11.phot...
by pentium
Wed Mar 28, 2018 7:47 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Random Tape reel to reel Italian Job style.
Replies: 5
Views: 194

Re: Random Tape reel to reel Italian Job style.

Will the tabletop qualstar drives not work for you?

by pentium
Sun Mar 25, 2018 7:46 am
Forum: SGI: Hardware
Topic: Personal Iris power supply fuses
Replies: 4
Views: 334

Re: Personal Iris power supply fuses

Well one fuse is rated 250V 10A and be found on Digikey as 507-1256-ND. the other is rated 6A 250V and can also be found in Digikey as 283-2636-ND.

I have to ask though. What the heck happened to cause both fuses to blow?
by pentium
Sat Mar 24, 2018 8:07 am
Forum: IRIX and Software
Topic: NUMA && the kind of software able to take advantage of it
Replies: 8
Views: 337

Re: NUMA && the kind of software able to take advantage of it

Going from my experience with the 200 and 2000 series Origins, once the cabling is properly attached the hardware boost is pretty transparent to the software. Irix just sees a machine with a ton more available resources than usual. Anything coded or released with support for multiprocessing or just ...
by pentium
Thu Mar 22, 2018 7:21 pm
Forum: SGI: Hardware
Topic: Crimson Power Supply - Removal
Replies: 3
Views: 205

Re: Crimson Power Supply - Removal

Indeed I have the Cherokee. Thank you for confirming that the PSU comes out via the back. Considering where I have the machine installed accessing the side is NOT an easy task. http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a166/ballsandy/Computer%20related/IMG_9853.jpg http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a166/bal...

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