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by skywriter
Tue Feb 13, 2018 7:34 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Optical storage lasts 14 billion years?
Replies: 10
Views: 287

Re: Optical storage lasts 14 billion years?

Lol, that’s the stupidest thing I’ve seen yet this year. Not even a good scam.
by skywriter
Sat Feb 10, 2018 7:31 am
Forum: SGI: Discussion
Topic: sgi vr hardware reccomendations
Replies: 3
Views: 211

Re: sgi vr hardware reccomendations

I had an ascension flock of birds with 6 channels of DOF sensors, HMD and fake space gloves. It took a huge amount of programming to get ready to use. And it was as comfortable as a gimp suit to wear. It looked cool but that was about it.
by skywriter
Wed Jan 31, 2018 6:22 pm
Forum: IBM
Topic: Spectre and Meltdown
Replies: 11
Views: 567

Re: Spectre and Meltdown

Any performance processor used branch prediction, speculative execution, and out of order execution. Before attacks were based on them they were the best tools to reduce memory latency - the major performance inhibiter in any high performance system. Assuming google could even detect this, they’re n...
by skywriter
Wed Jan 31, 2018 4:36 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Operating Systems/Hardware
Topic: ZyXEL firewall/routers
Replies: 57
Views: 3831

Re: ZyXEL firewall/routers

Smug Cisco IOS weenies take heed: https://tools.cisco.com/security/center/content/CiscoSecurityAdvisory/cisco-sa-20180129-asa1 There’s this simple lesson that engineers take years to decades to learn - complexity is bad. Sadly, most engineers don’t have the discipline to keep it simple enough to do...
by skywriter
Wed Jan 31, 2018 4:23 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Operating Systems/Hardware
Topic: ZyXEL firewall/routers
Replies: 57
Views: 3831

Re: ZyXEL firewall/routers

I don’t think anyone on this board doesn’t use firewall of some sort. I have two firewalls. But the Spectre attack clearly demonstrates that decades of ‘correct behavior’ can be corrupted by determined foes. As such, no matter what effort you have have expended if someone really wants in, they’ll ge...
by skywriter
Sun Jan 28, 2018 5:33 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Operating Systems/Hardware
Topic: ZyXEL firewall/routers
Replies: 57
Views: 3831

Re: ZyXEL firewall/routers

Yeah, I have two of the old flat form factor Extreme’s, and two of the new tall boy Extremes. Plus my first Time capsule w/500mb. Also, one of the old airport express’s I used to take down to Disney to provide WiFi for the family. Sadly, when they installed their own WiFi they broke their network fo...
by skywriter
Sun Jan 28, 2018 8:38 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Operating Systems/Hardware
Topic: ZyXEL firewall/routers
Replies: 57
Views: 3831

Re: ZyXEL firewall/routers

4 years later I discovered my cable was supposed to be delivering 200mps, not the 6-10mps we always got. The culprit turned out to be the NETGEAR FVS813 (pick a version), was killing throughput - even though it stated 100mps. I replaced it with the much maligned ZyXel Zywall USG 20 and I'm getting f...
by skywriter
Mon Nov 13, 2017 5:03 pm
Forum: SGI: Discussion
Topic: IRIX Source code
Replies: 21
Views: 1369

Re: IRIX Source code

Hombre71 wrote:Mhh yes, that is true indeed. I suppose the IRIX codebase is similarly complex.

What is, generally speaking, the most usuable (covering the most platforms) non-IRIX OS for ex SGI Mips boxen, OpenBSD?



Arg!!! Won’t this stupid ‘word’ ever die!!


No offense hombre...
by skywriter
Tue Apr 04, 2017 7:43 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: your latest purchase
Replies: 930
Views: 33207

Re: your latest purchase

I'm going to eventually also get a DX7. I already have an MT-32 and also plan to get a PSS-570 to circuit bend. I also like the MK-100 but that'll be an eventuality I love the DX7, also the TX816 really tickles my semitones :-) Setting all 8 programs for the same thing, then adjusting the semi-tone...
by skywriter
Mon Mar 20, 2017 7:44 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Does anybody use REV disks?
Replies: 12
Views: 564

Re: Does anybody use REV disks?

I find it difficult to believe at low capacity, low volume technology (tech under discussion), will ever outpace a high capacity, high volume (modern HDD)
by skywriter
Tue Feb 07, 2017 5:41 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: server rack enclosure :: how to seal wires to air leakage?!?!?
Replies: 2
Views: 172

Re: server rack enclosure :: how to seal wires to air leakage?!?!?

The best way is to identify a simple mechanical way minimize the amount of one space that needs to be blocked. Such as bundling like-sized wires together so they can be related the same. One useful technique is to use a flat clamp system using foam of rubber to clamp around the wires. YouTube idea w...
by skywriter
Thu Feb 02, 2017 9:17 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Buy now! Before it's too late!
Replies: 7
Views: 534

Re: Buy now! Before it's too late!

I don't want to stir up politics guys! Sorry if it was going that way :-(

Please lock the thread with my compliments!
by skywriter
Wed Feb 01, 2017 11:49 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Buy now! Before it's too late!
Replies: 7
Views: 534

Re: Buy now! Before it's too late!

It comes down to who is getting hired. When there is a 'req' in the system for a job, it can be used for a domestic employee of a foreign employee. The aim of this administration is to make the choice for a domestic employee a necessity of law. The whole visa thing is a side issue.
by skywriter
Mon Jan 30, 2017 6:23 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Buy now! Before it's too late!
Replies: 7
Views: 534

Buy now! Before it's too late!

https://www.cnbc.com/amp/2017/01/30/trumps-next-executive-order-draft-to-target-tech-companies.html Yup, it's time to make a last time tech buy. Because things are going to get a whole lot worse as the water cooler gang gets preference at the employment line. The world continues to turn on its head.

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