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by pentium
Sat May 19, 2018 8:57 am
Forum: SGI: Hardware
Topic: Tandem re-badged Challenge L Deskside
Replies: 21
Views: 319

Re: Tandem re-badged Challenge L Deskside

Yeah the last time I visited SAQ he was in the process of downsizing to make room for the family. Hope he is doing well in his new lifestyle. :) PS I'm going to need Pentium to make me a signature line icon for the tandem badged Challenge now 8-) Someone beat me to the punch, it seems. ;) By chance,...
by pentium
Sun May 13, 2018 12:25 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: your latest purchase
Replies: 1070
Views: 45401

Re: your latest purchase

Back in March my file server went down after the RAID controller reported at least one bad drive. I ordered replacements but I could neither rebuild or ultimately recreate the array from scratch. The drives would spin up but after a short period of disk activity they would spin down and then spin ba...
by pentium
Thu May 10, 2018 9:46 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: your latest purchase
Replies: 1070
Views: 45401

Re: your latest purchase

"I'm going to buy this slot machine with the inside a sight unseen. What's the worst that can happen?" CGS_7952.JPG Electromechanical like everyone on google and youtube suggests for a Bally 742A? NAH! An electronic conversion with a battery damaged CPU board and/or bad game chip. God damm...
by pentium
Wed May 02, 2018 5:29 pm
Forum: Hardware For Sale/Trade
Topic: Older SGI hardware free to good home
Replies: 2
Views: 523

Re: Older SGI hardware free to good home

It's strange. That's the second rebadged Tandem deskside I've heard of in the Seattle area. There's another person a bit north of downtown that also has one.
by pentium
Fri Apr 27, 2018 6:34 am
Forum: Getting Started, Documentation, Tips & Tricks
Topic: Noctua fan mod on a Cisco WS-C1400 FDDI Concentrator
Replies: 5
Views: 421

Re: Noctua fan mod on a Cisco WS-C1400 FDDI Concentrator

I swear, you are the last lunatic on the face of this planet who still operates an FDDI network without it being ironic.

Be glad that there were fewer options for Token Ring or you would be using that instead. :P
by pentium
Sun Apr 22, 2018 8:24 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: What pointless thing are you doing right now?
Replies: 374
Views: 26963

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: 748

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: 695

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: 499

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: 26963

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: 4
Views: 631

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: 515

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: 26963

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: 731

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: 68308

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

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