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by smj
Mon Apr 09, 2018 2:54 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: WeirdStuff Warehouse is closing Sunday April 8
Replies: 7
Views: 260

Re: WeirdStuff Warehouse is closing Sunday April 8

Annnd the pages behind the homepage are gone. Oh, and most of the images on the homepage are gone in the past couple of minutes. Sigh. IIRC, WeirdStuff supplied my first working SGI acquired in the 21st century, an Octane, in 2010 to judge from the forum posts. I first stumbled on WeirdStuff on a we...
by smj
Mon Apr 09, 2018 1:05 am
Forum: Hardware For Sale/Trade
Topic: TI S1500 auction (not mine)
Replies: 2
Views: 210

Re: TI S1500 auction (not mine)

Those look like MMJ serial connectors on the back, with the offset tab on an RJ45. I don't recall ever seeing that on non-DEC gear...
by smj
Fri Apr 06, 2018 2:34 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Operating Systems/Hardware
Topic: encryption cards?
Replies: 7
Views: 252

Re: encryption cards?

Shoot, I was hoping to learn that my old Rainbow CryptoSwift and HP AXL300 cards were somehow wildly valuable...

"LQQK! R@R3 CRYPTO PROCESSOR!! MINE BITCOIN/ETHEREUM!!!!1!
Once only affordable for large corporations and high-tech startups, these cards..."
by smj
Wed Apr 04, 2018 3:14 pm
Forum: SGI: Hardware
Topic: Homebrewed 128Mb SGI O2 RAM
Replies: 19
Views: 825

Re: Homebrewed 128Mb SGI O2 RAM

Interested, assuming I find a working PSU for the O2 here...
by smj
Sun Mar 25, 2018 4:25 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Operating Systems/Hardware
Topic: QEMU/x86 on Loongson3
Replies: 6
Views: 285

Re: QEMU/x86 on Loongson3

Loongson has come up periodically over the years, but when I've looked for the hardware - typically laptops - it's been tough to find. But I've only looked periodically, and not terribly hard.

Products did get made and shipped. Not sure what the current status is.
by smj
Mon Mar 19, 2018 5:37 pm
Forum: Hardware For Sale/Trade
Topic: eBay: Very Clean Personal IRIS in Indiana
Replies: 10
Views: 510

Re: eBay: Very Clean Personal IRIS in Indiana

Ah, I thought that was going to be the $1,200 + S&H unit I spotted on ePay over the weekend.

I had just managed to forget the details of the last Craigslister with a PI to flake out on me. Now you've re-traumatized me! ;)
by smj
Sat Mar 03, 2018 10:42 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Maplins.. GONE a sad day for the UK
Replies: 24
Views: 779

Re: Maplins.. GONE a sad day for the UK

Sorry, I think I was only in a Maplin's once to pick up a replacement electrical plug adapter whilst in London. It seemed like a perfectly reasonable place. But:
vishnu wrote:... now we're down to one, Ax Man.

Ax-Man Surplus is definitely on my list if I ever make it to the Twin Cities!
by smj
Mon Jan 15, 2018 4:42 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Your favourite XKCD comic
Replies: 15
Views: 458

Re: Your favourite XKCD comic

I refuse to be limited to some arbitrary number of xkcd comics, unless that number is asymptotic to the number of xkcd comics currently known to exist.
by smj
Sun Jan 14, 2018 3:39 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Operating Systems/Hardware
Topic: Computer with a real serial port
Replies: 16
Views: 748

Re: Computer with a real serial port

Laptops are a good choice because you don't need to worry about space for a separate keyboard, monitor, etc. But if you're looking for something less portable, I would suggest an old thin-client. They usually include one or two real serial ports, often a parallel port, USB, etc. You'll probably get ...
by smj
Sat Jan 13, 2018 3:40 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: your latest purchase
Replies: 1000
Views: 38638

Re: your latest purchase

Picked up a couple TruePosition boards that combine a GPS receiver with an "oven"-stabilized or ovenized crystal oscillator (link). We'll see how far I get with the tinkering...
by smj
Thu Jan 11, 2018 1:40 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Happy 2018!
Replies: 22
Views: 722

Re: Happy 2018!

woot woot
by smj
Wed Jan 03, 2018 6:49 pm
Forum: Japan
Topic: Have any one seen any good anime lately?
Replies: 103
Views: 13159

Re: Have any one seen any good anime lately?

I really liked the film version of Your Name , I think I watched it on a plane earlier this last year. Not so thrilled at the idea of JJ Abrams getting his hands on it... I mentioned Erased before - anybody notice the live action version on Netflix? I might be more optimistic if I hadn't tried to wa...
by smj
Sat Dec 30, 2017 6:36 pm
Forum: HP/DEC/Compaq
Topic: End of HP-UX 11.11 and 11.23 Binaries
Replies: 4
Views: 459

Re: End of HP-UX 11.11 and 11.23 Binaries

Hey, at least you've got plenty of warning. I didn't know Connect supplied compiled packages for PH/UX.
by smj
Sat Dec 30, 2017 6:33 pm
Forum: Hardware For Sale/Trade
Topic: Selling SGI Collection
Replies: 10
Views: 1114

Re: Selling SGI Collection

I could probably take the Octane PSU and SI gfx card off your hands. Work in Sunnyvale these days, re: pickup. LMK
by smj
Sat Dec 30, 2017 6:01 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Operating Systems/Hardware
Topic: SCSI Storage devices
Replies: 11
Views: 691

Re: SCSI Storage devices

I've always had good luck with Adaptec 29xx or 39xx[x] controllers in x86, but Symbios/LSI cards should be fine too.

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