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by vishnu
Sun Apr 23, 2017 9:57 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: How do you explain....
Replies: 16
Views: 223

Re: How do you explain....

I just say "Well among other things these computers did all the special effects for the Matrix trilogy, what cool stuff have people used your computers to do?" :twisted:
by vishnu
Sun Apr 23, 2017 9:40 pm
Forum: SGI: hinv
Topic: Octane ESI / R12000 300Mhz / 512MB / CAD-Duo
Replies: 4
Views: 163

Re: Octane ESI / R12000 300Mhz / 512MB / CAD-Duo

- the serial for the IP30, 030-1467-001, suggests it is a later revision but it has a black handle. Is that normal? You mean the handle on the back of the IP30 for racking it in and out of the case is black? Then no, that is not normal. I've never seen one that wasn't your basic high-chrome stainle...
by vishnu
Sun Apr 23, 2017 8:19 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Car Talk
Replies: 12
Views: 273

Re: Car Talk

I had a '71 Challenger once, made the mistake of driving it in the winter and it rusted bad. Driving in Minnesota in the winter means driving through a continual fog of flying salt spray, absolute hell on everything but Deloreans...
by vishnu
Sun Apr 23, 2017 9:21 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Car Talk
Replies: 12
Views: 273

Re: Car Talk

guardian452 wrote:P.S. see the "bone" creeper? 300% recommended!


Wow you guys have very nice facilities, must be nice to work in such cleanly appointed spaces... :P

Speaking of creepers we have a couple of the Creep-Zit Pro kits, also worthy of the coveted 300 percent recommendation... 8-)
by vishnu
Wed Apr 19, 2017 3:21 pm
Forum: SGI: Computer Graphics
Topic: SoftImage HALP!
Replies: 14
Views: 328

Re: SoftImage HALP!

praetor242 wrote:I tried Maya 6.5 on my O2 and it puked.


I can believe that, it even strains my dual-600 MHz Octane II with a V12 and 8 gig of RAM. :shock:
by vishnu
Wed Apr 19, 2017 11:34 am
Forum: SGI: Computer Graphics
Topic: SoftImage HALP!
Replies: 14
Views: 328

Re: SoftImage HALP!

Indeed the sad fact is that Maya Unlimited 6.5 on IRIX has vastly more utilitarian utility than Softimage... :roll:
by vishnu
Wed Mar 29, 2017 8:59 pm
Forum: Hardware Wanted
Topic: WTB: Sun Ultra 60
Replies: 8
Views: 193

Re: WTB: Sun Ultra 60

Good grief, I just looked at Ultra 60s on Ebay and all I can say is... Good grief! Well, actually I saw one for a reasonable price but it was a beater... :cry: When my employers took my Indigo2 away they plunked a shiny new Ultra 60 on my desk, and it ran Pro/E 2001i much better than the I2. Later t...
by vishnu
Sun Mar 26, 2017 2:12 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: What extremely rare (non-prototype) computers do you wish you could find?
Replies: 80
Views: 1784

Re: What extremely rare (non-prototype) computers do you wish you could find?

I had a Silvertone tube amp that I left at a friend's house and never saw again, and ever since whenever I plug a guitar into an amp I think of that Silvertone... :cry:
by vishnu
Sun Mar 26, 2017 1:56 pm
Forum: SGI: Hardware
Topic: Indigo 2 clock chip battery replacement.
Replies: 1
Views: 109

Re: Indigo 2 clock chip battery replacement.

Couple of valid-seeming options in this thread:

http://forums.nekochan.net/viewtopic.php?t=2553
by vishnu
Sat Mar 25, 2017 4:19 pm
Forum: Getting Started, Documentation, Tips & Tricks
Topic: How to play Audio CD's on an Indy ?
Replies: 9
Views: 381

Re: How to play Audio CD's on an Indy ?

There are at least three HP A9879-67001 for sale on ebay right now, tempting! I know jan-jaap said playing DVD movies didn't work when he tried it in 2009, but if we could get a recent version of mplayer running on Irix, I wonder... :?
by vishnu
Sat Mar 25, 2017 2:05 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: What extremely rare (non-prototype) computers do you wish you could find?
Replies: 80
Views: 1784

Re: What extremely rare (non-prototype) computers do you wish you could find?

All this talk about the Onyx makes me miss that Crimson a bit. It was perfect. It was just...huge. It was indeed based on the Onyx and the RealityEngine graphics system! Which the Crimson got first (RE1), surely. Or was this an IrisGL v. OpenGL thing? I actually have no idea, the initial public rel...
by vishnu
Sat Mar 25, 2017 1:48 pm
Forum: IBM
Topic: POWER6 Linux and AIX
Replies: 34
Views: 1387

Re: POWER6 Linux and AIX

That's a phpBB "feature," a PM stays in your outbox until the recipient reads it, the idea being that you can edit the message up to that point. And while it's still in your outbox you know the recipient hasn't read it yet. Not sure what happens if a recipient reads a message while the se...
by vishnu
Fri Mar 24, 2017 7:51 pm
Forum: Apple
Topic: Advice Request: I need to sell a Pineapple (Apple II clone)
Replies: 8
Views: 275

Re: Advice Request: I need to sell a Pineapple (Apple II clone)

Holy freakin' wow, socketed ICs! :shock:
by vishnu
Fri Mar 24, 2017 6:59 pm
Forum: IBM
Topic: POWER6 Linux and AIX
Replies: 34
Views: 1387

Re: POWER6 Linux and AIX

@astouffer: Are you getting my PMs? I think they are getting stuck in my outbox. That's a phpBB "feature," a PM stays in your outbox until the recipient reads it, the idea being that you can edit the message up to that point. And while it's still in your outbox you know the recipient hasn...
by vishnu
Fri Mar 24, 2017 6:15 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Operating Systems/Hardware
Topic: Turning your back on windows
Replies: 108
Views: 3371

Re: Turning your back on windows

When Slackware first came out it was so bare-bones that if you wanted to use anything that was at all useful you had no option but to download and compile it yourself. Now Slackware comes with everything but the kitchen sink. After every upgrade it takes me days to remove all the junk I'll never use...

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