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by Dr. Dave
Thu Sep 13, 2012 6:41 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Lets help build a Tesla museum...
Replies: 7
Views: 1019

Re: Lets help build a Tesla museum...

I'm hoping they have an open house next year on his birthday. If so, I'll probably go just to see if they get a Tesla Roadster to do donuts in the parking lot, as authorized.
by Dr. Dave
Thu Aug 16, 2012 1:20 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Lets help build a Tesla museum...
Replies: 7
Views: 1019

Re: Lets help build a Tesla museum...

Jimmy Wales and Tim O'Reilly too now... Link: CBC.ca Also, he designed the first hydroelectric plant in Niagara Falls: Link: teslasociety.com - Tesla memorial, Niagara Falls, Canada As a side note, and a bit of Canadian trivia, electricity is often referred to as "Hydro" in Canada because ...
by Dr. Dave
Thu Aug 16, 2012 12:22 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Lets help build a Tesla museum...
Replies: 7
Views: 1019

Re: Lets help build a Tesla museum...

Elon Musk is in... donated just like everyone else too.
by Dr. Dave
Wed Aug 15, 2012 10:33 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Hypothetical - any circuit board
Replies: 9
Views: 1006

Re: Hypothetical - any circuit board

What do you want to know? Lately I've been cranking out PCB's for things it seems like about one every 3 weeks or so, straight to machine assembly. Depending on complexity, the money is in the setup fees and not so much in the actual running of the line. For instance, the solder paste masks can be e...
by Dr. Dave
Wed Aug 15, 2012 8:15 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Lets help build a Tesla museum...
Replies: 7
Views: 1019

Lets help build a Tesla museum...

Yes, I am still alive... you need to know anything about 802.15.4 hardware, let me know! However, this is awesome: Help purchase the old Tesla lab in Shoreham, NY for a museum They've raised like $200K in 6 hours! I'm not sure what the local policy on posting such things these days, but the money go...
by Dr. Dave
Mon May 16, 2011 11:43 pm
Forum: Hardware Wanted
Topic: WTD: Various SGI/PC items...
Replies: 21
Views: 995

Re: WTD: Various SGI/PC items...

Currently 216th fastest host, period, for SETI worldwide as of this date and time....

I'd say I got something right.
by Dr. Dave
Sat May 14, 2011 2:13 am
Forum: SGI: Hardware
Topic: Fuel / Sound Blaster Audigy 2 Only Mono?
Replies: 12
Views: 2182

Re: Fuel / Sound Blaster Audigy 2 Only Mono?

I've tested both the Audigy2 and Audigy cards on a Fuel, and can say that the Audigy2 cards 'almost work'. Their biggest annoyance is when watching videos the audio unsyncs annoyingly, and basically just doesn't work quite right. In a pinch, for basic sound, it'd be OK but not perfect. The regular A...
by Dr. Dave
Fri May 13, 2011 3:21 pm
Forum: Getting Started, Documentation, Tips & Tricks
Topic: X-Window IRIX apps over OS Boundaries?
Replies: 22
Views: 2109

Re: X-Window IRIX apps over OS Boundaries?

I have run Hummingbird Exceed 8, with openGL addons, and many of the GL demos and such seem to run fine over the network, with the X-server running on an XP box. Good performance too.
by Dr. Dave
Fri May 13, 2011 2:18 pm
Forum: SGI: Hardware
Topic: My Indigo R4K has died... components fried
Replies: 25
Views: 759

Re: My Indigo R4K has died... components fried

Somehow, I feel that maybe the old electrolitic capacitors in the PSU are responsible for the mainboard failure in many veteran computers. In the O2 is very easy to replace them all for new ones, but I do not know how is the Indigo PSU :). I have seen the same problem in quite a lot of machines, li...
by Dr. Dave
Fri May 13, 2011 1:23 pm
Forum: Hardware Wanted
Topic: WTD: Various SGI/PC items...
Replies: 21
Views: 995

Re: WTD: Various SGI/PC items...

Fan on the other box is a Thermalright Ultra 90 I believe, the one with the standard push-clips. Worked stupidly well. No real thermal latency, and a 92mm fan blows right through it. In fact, I basically redid the whole cooling system with Thermalrights including the 8600 GTS I could run at over 900...
by Dr. Dave
Fri May 13, 2011 11:02 am
Forum: SGI: Hardware
Topic: My Indigo R4K has died... components fried
Replies: 25
Views: 759

Re: My Indigo R4K has died... components fried

I have a stack of junker Octane boards which have been very useful for harvesting such parts. I'm sure that SGI engineering had a 'parts bin' of preferred parts/devices ("Need a cap, pick one!") and I've had great luck in finding stuff to replace broken bits. In many instances it's tantalu...
by Dr. Dave
Fri May 13, 2011 10:42 am
Forum: Getting Started, Documentation, Tips & Tricks
Topic: [updated]New O2, interesting delivery (BIG pictures warning)
Replies: 30
Views: 2393

Re: New O2, interesting delivery (BIG pictures warning)

Any O2 plastics I have here are treated with kid gloves. The dark base is the worst, though all the O2 plastics have gotten exceptionally brittle by now. The good guys carefully remove the chassis from the plastics and send separately. I once got an Indy XZ board set, when I went to get the box, the...
by Dr. Dave
Fri May 13, 2011 5:05 am
Forum: Hardware Wanted
Topic: WTD: Various SGI/PC items...
Replies: 21
Views: 995

Re: WTD: Various SGI/PC items...

Not that it's much help for you acquisition-wise, I'm one SLI bridge from getting a pair of GTX560ti's wired together. System is a Maximus Formula (X38 w 2x 16 lane PCI-E slots - and there *is* an SLI hack), 2GB of DDR2 @ ~1260MHz, and a Q8300 quad running 200 MHz over stock. And 6 120mm case fans f...
by Dr. Dave
Fri Dec 24, 2010 11:50 am
Forum: Hardware Wanted
Topic: RAD audio for Fuel
Replies: 16
Views: 526

Re: RAD audio for Fuel

I did the 5V -> 3.3V mod on a RAD here, and it worked fine in a Fuel afterwards. Just check three times before cutting!

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