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by pentium
Thu Jan 18, 2018 6:08 pm
Forum: SGI: Hardware
Topic: ADAT. And the secret is...
Replies: 6
Views: 125

Re: ADAT. And the secret is...

ADAT isn't TOSLINK: unless your converter box has the ADAT (Alesis DAT) logo, it doesn't support it. ADAT is actually a digital audio tape format using SVHS tapes in special Alesis decks. Confusingly, it is also used for two other different things: the 8-ch optical audio interface, and the 9-pin sy...
by pentium
Tue Jan 16, 2018 6:46 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: [insert "ohai again!" thing here]
Replies: 7
Views: 207

Re: [insert "ohai again!" thing here]

Woo, I love it when old salts drop in.

(all these new faces were getting kinda scary. ;_; )
by pentium
Tue Jan 16, 2018 6:22 pm
Forum: SGI: Hardware
Topic: Indigo 2 Hardware Dilemma!!! :(
Replies: 12
Views: 181

Re: Indigo 2 Hardware Dilemma!!! :(

I'm seeing an awful lot of plastic wrap and a whole lot of no bubble wrap....
by pentium
Tue Jan 16, 2018 6:19 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Your favourite XKCD comic
Replies: 15
Views: 247

Re: Your favourite XKCD comic

https://xkcd.com/979/

To this very day I still take a moment to reflect on this, then drink heavily because I'm still SOL on my problem, whatever it is.

Image
by pentium
Tue Jan 09, 2018 6:31 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Happy 2018!
Replies: 22
Views: 505

Re: Happy 2018!

guardian452 wrote:
pentium wrote:Oh my GOD, I'm going to be 28 years old.....

and I'm going to be 30 :cry:

Remember when we were just "the kids"?



I don't want to remember.
by pentium
Sun Jan 07, 2018 10:57 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Happy 2018!
Replies: 22
Views: 505

Re: Happy 2018!

Oh my GOD, I'm going to be 28 years old.....
by pentium
Sat Jan 06, 2018 5:00 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: What pointless thing are you doing right now?
Replies: 335
Views: 20900

Re: What pointless thing are you doing right now?

European electrical outlets, no surprise, do not fit North American receptacles. I am running a 240V line to my bench from a step-up and isolation transformer, so instead of using a more local 240v outlet I purchased a Type F outlet and carved up a single outlet dual gang box to fit the European out...
by pentium
Tue Jan 02, 2018 5:32 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: What pointless thing are you doing right now?
Replies: 335
Views: 20900

Re: What pointless thing are you doing right now?

Nerdiest thing I can think of is get two more cards and throw them up on the lines like a pair of old shoes.
by pentium
Sat Dec 30, 2017 9:53 am
Forum: Hardware For Sale/Trade
Topic: [EBAY] Weird Indigo Thing
Replies: 4
Views: 279

Re: [EBAY] Weird Indigo Thing

Looks like it was dropped off a table and split along the glue joint. I don't see any indication it's been modified.
If I had the multi-head board I'd totally grab that but I double checked and alas I do not. :(
by pentium
Fri Dec 29, 2017 6:35 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: your latest purchase
Replies: 876
Views: 30375

Re: your latest purchase

It has all the marks of yes, but it's not like the other small run discs I've seen which have a ruby colored substrate and use glass discs.
by pentium
Thu Dec 28, 2017 9:37 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: your latest purchase
Replies: 876
Views: 30375

Re: your latest purchase

I got AIDS ! :mrgreen: CGS_7782.JPG CGS_7783.JPG It is a package educational set for an interactive laserdisc that discusses AIDS. In the pack is the laserdisc, some paperwork and documentation, a copy of Hypercard with the stack and a serial cable that connects your MiniDIN 8 Mac to one of the comp...
by pentium
Tue Dec 26, 2017 6:24 pm
Forum: Hardware For Sale/Trade
Topic: [EBAY] Weird Indigo Thing
Replies: 4
Views: 279

Re: [EBAY] Weird Indigo Thing

Kennewick, eh?

Hmm, I wonder if this is another surplused relic from a particular nearby atomic complex. ;)
by pentium
Fri Dec 22, 2017 8:12 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Cryptocurrency?
Replies: 23
Views: 660

Re: Cryptocurrency?

Cryptocurrency is a hobby, not a replacement for more traditional investments. The new kids on the block don't know this. They either think this is some hip way to make money (not limited to investing for people on their behalf with a promised return) or they are graduates in economics who think th...
by pentium
Sun Dec 17, 2017 9:03 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: What pointless thing are you doing right now?
Replies: 335
Views: 20900

Re: What pointless thing are you doing right now?

Oh cool. There was one last update to iTunes 10. Version 10.7 Today as part of my annual "pull all the ipods out and charge them" event I went around applying this last update to machines that I still run iTunes on because 11 and after are arguably inferior. Sorry, I like my playlists. Whi...

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