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by SiliconClassics
Tue Jan 09, 2018 2:12 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: your latest purchase
Replies: 885
Views: 31011

Re: your latest purchase

Picked this up from Craigslist last weekend - it's an HP xw8400 workstation from 2007. Came with 16GB ECC memory (32GB max) and I've upgraded the processors to dual 3GHz Xeon x5365 for a total of 8 cores. It has onboard SATA, SAS, FireWire, IDE, and even has 9-pin serial, parallel, and floppy drive ...
by SiliconClassics
Thu Jan 04, 2018 5:52 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Intel backdoor: not a bug, a feature (buy a new processor!!!)
Replies: 43
Views: 1079

Re: Intel backdoor: not a bug, a feature (buy a new processor!!!)

Exactly how dangerous is this flaw? According to the link "It allows normal user programs – from database applications to JavaScript in web browsers – to discern to some extent the layout or contents of protected kernel memory areas" - so does this mean a web page could silently read my pa...
by SiliconClassics
Sat Dec 23, 2017 4:11 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: your latest purchase
Replies: 885
Views: 31011

Re: your latest purchase

Sweet Tezro! That's the last workstation I'd like to add to my collection but prices haven't yet come down like Octanes or O2s. Someday...
by SiliconClassics
Fri Dec 22, 2017 2:19 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Cryptocurrency?
Replies: 23
Views: 679

Re: Cryptocurrency?

Bitcoin crashed today, down from a high near $20,000 last week to a current price around $11,000. No telling where it goes from here but I wouldn't be surprised to see it make a head-and-shoulders top and then drop below $10,000 by early January. Then again, it could recover and rocket up to $30,000...
by SiliconClassics
Fri Dec 22, 2017 2:08 pm
Forum: Hardware For Sale/Trade
Topic: Free monitor
Replies: 5
Views: 309

Re: Free monitor

Is it in good working condition?
by SiliconClassics
Sun Dec 17, 2017 5:52 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Cryptocurrency?
Replies: 23
Views: 679

Re: Cryptocurrency?

How is a Bitcoin's value determined? As far as I am aware, it's determined by nothing more than what someone else is willing to pay for it. That's the problem: there's no way to put a value on Bitcoin since it doesn't generate any sort of return, so it all comes down to what people are willing to p...
by SiliconClassics
Fri Dec 15, 2017 3:30 am
Forum: SGI: Computer Graphics
Topic: Softimage weirdness: Not registering mouse clicks
Replies: 12
Views: 301

Re: Softimage weirdness: Not registering mouse clicks

1280 x 1024 was the standard display resolution for computer graphics workstations throughout most of the 90s - you should just find a display that works natively at that resolution. Thankfully thrift stores are full of them now so you'll have plenty of low-cost options.
by SiliconClassics
Sat Nov 11, 2017 5:40 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: your latest purchase
Replies: 885
Views: 31011

Re: your latest purchase

He was the original owner. About eighty years old and he said the only reason he turned them in is because one is broken and his hands are too arthritic to hold a joystick anymore... Damn that's sad, but it's good to hear they made it into the hands of someone who understands their value and can re...
by SiliconClassics
Wed Nov 08, 2017 3:26 am
Forum: Hardware For Sale/Trade
Topic: Intergraph Studio Z workstation
Replies: 6
Views: 521

Re: Intergraph Studio Z workstation for sale

How much and would you ship to the US?
by SiliconClassics
Thu Nov 02, 2017 3:36 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Operating Systems/Hardware
Topic: A snapshot of what you've got.
Replies: 28
Views: 1456

Re: A snapshot of what you've got.

The first pic is an old one that shows roughly half the systems in my collection. The second pic is more recent and shows everything packed away in storage, where it will stay until I have a place with enough room to hold it. Not shown are my Crimson, teal I2, Mac Plus & 512K, and a bunch of old...
by SiliconClassics
Wed Nov 01, 2017 4:21 am
Forum: Hardware For Sale/Trade
Topic: how things should be shipped properly
Replies: 65
Views: 4209

Re: how things should be shipped properly

eBay includes shipping costs when calculating their final value fee. They started doing this a few years ago because some sellers were skirting eBay fees by selling items at low BIN prices and charging abnormally high shipping prices. So now eBay effectively takes 10% of whatever sellers charge for ...
by SiliconClassics
Tue Oct 31, 2017 4:21 pm
Forum: Hardware For Sale/Trade
Topic: how things should be shipped properly
Replies: 65
Views: 4209

Re: how things should be shipped properly

Just received another O2 that was needlessly damaged during shipping: 20171031_185510.jpg This happened despite the fact that I asked the eBay seller ("error-of-ruto") to use a minimum 22" cube box and ensure at least 6" of packing material around all sides. He reassured me he wo...
by SiliconClassics
Wed Oct 25, 2017 3:45 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: your latest purchase
Replies: 885
Views: 31011

Re: your latest purchase

Found this boxed Sound Blaster Live at a Goodwill last weekend. Not particularly exciting hardware but it's unusual to find the original retail packaging (which is 90% empty).

Sound Blaster Live! 5.1.jpg
by SiliconClassics
Mon Oct 09, 2017 11:46 am
Forum: Hardware Wanted
Topic: Wanted : Intergraph TDZ 2000 or studioZ
Replies: 3
Views: 352

Re: Wanted : Intergraph TDZ 2000 or studioZ

Not sure if you've seen this already but there's a TDZ 2000 currently on eBay for a good price.
by SiliconClassics
Sun Oct 01, 2017 12:43 pm
Forum: Getting Started, Documentation, Tips & Tricks
Topic: Best workstation to start with?
Replies: 60
Views: 2939

Re: Best workstation to start with?

Telling people to get one of these as a first SGI means you don't know your bulbous dorsal appendage from a depression in the planet. Hamei, you are one of the smartest guys on Nekochan and I respect not only your opinions but also the colorful ways in which you present them, but in this case I beg...

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