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by guardian452
Sun Oct 15, 2017 1:19 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Operating Systems/Hardware
Topic: I've Had It With Firefox - Alternatives I'm Exploring
Replies: 24
Views: 575

Re: I've Had It With Firefox - Alternatives I'm Exploring

I guess I'm not a hardcore web user but I've always find the built-in options to be just fine. Safari and Chrome (our IT installs and/or recommends Chrome on windows boxes). The web is such a cesspool anymore I don't know what a better browser is going to get you. As long as you have adblock and nos...
by guardian452
Sat Oct 14, 2017 12:30 pm
Forum: Apple
Topic: Looking for good software For PPC macs
Replies: 14
Views: 311

Re: Looking for good software For PPC macs

I The crazy thing is it looks like the school had been using these things up until recently which is kinda scary When I was in the public school system we went from having dos-based 386 and 486 computers to having windows xp- based pentium 3’s and 4’s, complete with color monitors etc etc. This was...
by guardian452
Fri Oct 13, 2017 10:52 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Article: The Coming Software Apocalypse
Replies: 20
Views: 574

Re: Article: The Coming Software Apocalypse

Having remote-control of the temperature makes little sense for us, either. The issue in our area is the humidity, especially at night. We will have a dewpoint of 70°F, a high of 90 and a low of around 70. So if we have our tstat also set around 72°F then at night everything starts sweating because ...
by guardian452
Fri Oct 13, 2017 5:14 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Article: The Coming Software Apocalypse
Replies: 20
Views: 574

Re: Article: The Coming Software Apocalypse

The pain I feel when, say, a computer or tablet, etc, suffers a crash or mandatory update is bad enough. I can't fathom my rage if a light switch or door lock were to stop working. I've heard the lutron-branded ones are about the best it gets (Caseta) and they are still supposedly unreliable, and co...
by guardian452
Wed Oct 11, 2017 5:40 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Article: The Coming Software Apocalypse
Replies: 20
Views: 574

Re: Article: The Coming Software Apocalypse

This is a kind of cute story. Almost every word out of his mouth is complete bullshit, but I'm sure he'll get some clicks out of it. It smacks of "software engineer who knows nothing about industrial controls complains web-dev practices are unsuitable for developing industrial controls". I...
by guardian452
Mon Oct 09, 2017 12:19 pm
Forum: Apple
Topic: How can Apple reclaim its dominance over PC-based workstations?
Replies: 67
Views: 1657

Re: How can Apple reclaim its dominance over PC-based workstations?

Comparison is fair. Whole point is that current Mac Pro is limited system without much upgrade potential. I think the idea is that they are comparing two PC's that cost about the same amount of dollars, not necessarily the same amount of cores or anything like that. It sure isn't a winner if the si...
by guardian452
Thu Oct 05, 2017 7:25 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: your latest purchase
Replies: 712
Views: 23151

Re: your latest purchase

My hands are already cramping and my eyeballs are already squinting.

I love it but there's no way I could actually use one of those with my gorilla hands. :(
by guardian452
Sun Oct 01, 2017 8:50 am
Forum: Getting Started, Documentation, Tips & Tricks
Topic: Best workstation to start with?
Replies: 55
Views: 1778

Re: Best workstation to start with?

Irinikus, keep in mind that hamei actually used the damn thing for his business, the same way you use an airplane or I use my mill. The standard of uptime with the O2 are nowhere near that of say thinkpad or fluke multimeter. Or even a Nintendo. His expectations are different than some fanboi who ju...
by guardian452
Sun Oct 01, 2017 5:22 am
Forum: Getting Started, Documentation, Tips & Tricks
Topic: Best workstation to start with?
Replies: 55
Views: 1778

Re: Best workstation to start with?

These are not all of the possible comparisons, but they do show the R12K 400MHz O2 to perform relatively well. No. O2's are shit. They are the most unreliable piece of crap on the planet. My Westinghouse was more trustworthy and it was bit-sliced, with core. Here we have a case of people who have n...
by guardian452
Sat Sep 30, 2017 6:20 pm
Forum: Apple
Topic: How can Apple reclaim its dominance over PC-based workstations?
Replies: 67
Views: 1657

Re: How can Apple reclaim its dominance over PC-based workstations?

Considering how much they must have spent developing and tooling that thing and how few were sold over the last 4 years... I bet the margins are nowhere close to their usual standard.
by guardian452
Sat Sep 30, 2017 6:01 pm
Forum: Getting Started, Documentation, Tips & Tricks
Topic: Best workstation to start with?
Replies: 55
Views: 1778

Re: Best workstation to start with?

I realize that an R12K 400MHZ O2 is probably not really applicable for most as a first SGI machine... Disagree... it's a great cute little box. It's not the fastest Irix box but the fastest you can get is pretty pathetic so what's the point :) Also it has regular PS/2 and HD15 KDM ports, and a buil...
by guardian452
Thu Sep 28, 2017 2:25 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: What pointless thing are you doing right now?
Replies: 289
Views: 17723

Re: What pointless thing are you doing right now?

Deleted several internet accounts I don't use anymore... namely, paypal, ebay, and google. Couldn't actually delete my ebay account for some strange reason despite not using it for several months, but I took all my personal information and bank info out and replaced with fake stuff, set the email/pa...
by guardian452
Mon Sep 25, 2017 6:53 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: your latest purchase
Replies: 712
Views: 23151

Re: your latest purchase

Similar machine to the ‘20 series. The last of the real thinkpads, before they fucked up the hinge, the trackpad/trackpoint, the clamshell design, the modularity, everything. You can argue they started cheaping out here or there before this generation but the ‘40s are... ugh. Thinkpads were supposed...
by guardian452
Mon Sep 25, 2017 6:45 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: your latest purchase
Replies: 712
Views: 23151

Re: your latest purchase

For the price of that mac pro you could buy a laptop that will literally run rings around it. Your argument for 'bang for the buck' was valid, had you not outed yourself as a MacPro6,1 owner 8-) I accept the fact that you like laptops over desktops.(we all have the right to chase the type of system...

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