Search found 567 matches

by Cory5412
Fri Jun 05, 2015 8:07 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Operating Systems/Hardware
Topic: "Woody Box", the CRT-boxed computer
Replies: 10
Views: 1389

Re: "Woody Box", the CRT-boxed computer

This is pretty neat looking. Is there any update on the FPGA component?
by Cory5412
Fri Jun 05, 2015 7:53 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Operating Systems/Hardware
Topic: The Black Art of DOS emulation on Raspberry Pi
Replies: 5
Views: 779

Re: The Black Art of DOS emulation on Raspberry Pi

What is the performance of DOSbox on other computers like? I should think that it would be "very good" on essentially any x86 hardware built in the last fifteen to twenty years, including stuff you can almost certainly pick up for less than the cost of a Pi and the things to use it. Althou...
by Cory5412
Mon May 11, 2015 3:05 pm
Forum: IRIX and Software
Topic: No more MATLAB for IRIX?
Replies: 34
Views: 2010

Re: No more MATLAB for IRIX?

What a total blast from the past. It's both entertaining and depressing to read my own writing from eleven years ago. Back in 2004 was just before Intel's 900-series chipsets, which were a huge performance and usability increase. Although it's funny -- I ended up getting one of the $500 Dell bargain...
by Cory5412
Thu Apr 23, 2015 8:40 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Mozilla Proposes Deprecation of HTTP
Replies: 11
Views: 728

Re: Mozilla Proposes Deprecation of HTTP

How many "new features" does HTTP even get, as a protocol? Background: I read the post and the plan, and it appears that what they want to do is halt the addition of new features to HTTP, as one phase of a multi-phase, multi-year plan. The next phases involve restricting new features (I do...
by Cory5412
Sat Jan 10, 2015 7:42 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: from T1 to TrueStream (a/k/a U-verse): inside wiring?
Replies: 5
Views: 857

Re: from T1 to TrueStream (a/k/a U-verse): inside wiring?

One more thought: You'd know you were getting fiber because there'd be a backhoe on your street, but U-Verse is probably about as good as DSL will get. They're using PTM transfer mode and 802.1X authentication so there is little or no transfer overhead, and AT&T loves over-provisioning by a few ...
by Cory5412
Sat Jan 10, 2015 7:36 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: from T1 to TrueStream (a/k/a U-verse): inside wiring?
Replies: 5
Views: 857

Re: from T1 to TrueStream (a/k/a U-verse): inside wiring?

While we're talking about it: I have CenturyLink *(Qwest) DSL at home. 1536/896k kilobits. I keep it because I'm not very smart, but almost more importantly: open 25 and (one) static on residential, plus it lets me avoid "wifi is included in the rent!" -- because nobody else in town seems ...
by Cory5412
Sat Jan 10, 2015 7:23 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: from T1 to TrueStream (a/k/a U-verse): inside wiring?
Replies: 5
Views: 857

Re: from T1 to TrueStream (a/k/a U-verse): inside wiring?

Phone line or cat5 from the NID/demarc to the gateway will be fine. U-Verse gateways have four port RJ11/RT14 jacks on the back of them. I think they’re required to use the new "Branded Jack" kit in some markets now. They'll probably install it (the new phone jack with an AT&T logo on ...
by Cory5412
Thu Aug 14, 2014 2:52 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Austria
Replies: 81
Views: 3301

Re: Austria

Hm. What's rail/bus transport in and out of the city center like? Two years ago when it was in Malmoe, what we did was to stay in Copenhagen and we had a short, two-leg transit journey with like half a kilometer of walking on each end. We talked about doing the reverse last year, but ended up not be...
by Cory5412
Sat Aug 09, 2014 12:20 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Email service recommendations
Replies: 66
Views: 2473

Re: Email service recommendations

The entire 'legions of infected spambots' fairy tale is just a myth to justify the behavior of our Masters the Content Providers. Uh... okay? Except for the part where it's true, the vast majority of the e-mail coming the residential IP space is spam/phishing being sent by infected machines operate...
by Cory5412
Fri Aug 08, 2014 5:58 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Operating Systems/Hardware
Topic: Learning Various Flavors of Unix
Replies: 16
Views: 1054

Re: Learning Various Flavors of Unix

Worth thinking about ... My backup plan in case the whole "computers" thing doesn't work out is definitely bus driver or passenger train conductor/assistant. To put a question back on the OP: What is your goal when learning UNIX? It seems you posed the question in 2009 and again today and...
by Cory5412
Fri Aug 08, 2014 5:54 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Email service recommendations
Replies: 66
Views: 2473

Re: Email service recommendations

If you think this is an unusual occurrence I have a nice bridge for sale, can give you a good deal. I'm not at all fazed by that type of arrangement. Though, we don't do it at the "entire organization" level, and there's nobody reading the whole org's e-mail at their leisure (I work at a ...
by Cory5412
Thu Aug 07, 2014 5:55 pm
Forum: Apple
Topic: osx 10.10
Replies: 72
Views: 4985

Re: osx 10.10

So, I haven't had anywhere near as much face-time with it as I would have liked, but I recently tried Mac OS X 10.10 public beta on a 2008 MacBook Pro with a 2.4GHz Core2Duo on the 965 chipset, 4 gigs of ram, and a GeFORCE 8600mGT graphics card. It also has Ye Olde spinning hard disk. It's a work co...
by Cory5412
Thu Aug 07, 2014 5:16 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Email service recommendations
Replies: 66
Views: 2473

Re: Email service recommendations

I skimmed a little bit, this may not actually be practical for the OP, but in general I wanted to add one more vote for buying a static IP and a domain, opening 25 and running your own mail server. I happen to use Microsoft Exchange on Windows to do it, but regardless of what you use as the server (...
by Cory5412
Thu Aug 07, 2014 5:04 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Operating Systems/Hardware
Topic: Learning Various Flavors of Unix
Replies: 16
Views: 1054

Re: Learning Various Flavors of Unix

To mirror what smj said, I'd start with linux and then move to Solaris 11. Though, what are you looking to learn? Are you looking to learn a specific technology so you can put it on your resume, i.e. "I have used IRIX 6.5 and Solaris 10 and HP-UX 9" for a specific job, or are you looking t...
by Cory5412
Fri Jul 11, 2014 9:40 am
Forum: Apple
Topic: osx 10.10
Replies: 72
Views: 4985

Re: osx 10.10

What exactly do you mean by that? Microsoft has already demonstrated a start menu (not just a miniature start screen) with a striking resemblance to the legacy start menu, including the control panel being there. It would appear I've mis-remembered the images. Though, that's a Windows "9"...

Go to advanced search