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by pauliedweasel
Sat Aug 12, 2017 11:25 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: your latest purchase
Replies: 582
Views: 18100

Re: your latest purchase

I'll second that about San Bernardino!
ClassicHasClass wrote:
commodorejohn wrote:
uunix wrote:How does the US cope with death traps?

Simple: we don't drive them. They get sold to the junkyard for scrap value or sit on blocks in somebody's back pasture for a few decades until they disintegrate.


Obviously you've never lived in San Bernardino. :?
by pauliedweasel
Sat Aug 12, 2017 11:16 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: your latest purchase
Replies: 582
Views: 18100

Re: your latest purchase

Well, that certainly explains my 1978 Fiat 131. I really loved the car and kept it seven years but towards the end it really started to rust badly in the strangest places and I live in sunny Los Angeles! My previous 3 cars were Peugeot and there never was any problems with rust on any of them That's...
by pauliedweasel
Fri Aug 11, 2017 7:54 am
Forum: Hardware For Sale/Trade
Topic: how things should be shipped properly
Replies: 55
Views: 2902

Re: how things should be shipped properly

Had a exactly the same situation happen with the first SGI 540 I bought. The Ebay seller had used a massive Compaq server box/pallet to ship the unit but when it arrived at the freight dock were I worked there was a fork hole in the box. Fortunately, this box also centered the unit in the middle of ...
by pauliedweasel
Sat Jul 22, 2017 12:43 pm
Forum: Hardware For Sale/Trade
Topic: how things should be shipped properly
Replies: 55
Views: 2902

Re: how things should be shipped properly

About 12 years ago I found a really nice looking Indy on Ebay, the pictures of it looked great so I placed a bid and won the unit. About a week after the auction I received the shipping box with the Indy in it and upon picking the box up and tilting it slightly when I set it down on my desk I got a ...
by pauliedweasel
Tue Jul 11, 2017 10:03 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Operating Systems/Hardware
Topic: BeBox on eBay... get it while you can!
Replies: 18
Views: 1005

Re: BeBox on eBay... get it while you can!

sgifanatic wrote:And another one. 66Mhz. Given the reference to "SGI collection", this may even be owned by one of the forum members here. $1000 Buy It Now:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/112473539060?ul_noapp=true

Sold!
by pauliedweasel
Sun Jun 04, 2017 11:42 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Operating Systems/Hardware
Topic: BeBox on eBay... get it while you can!
Replies: 18
Views: 1005

Re: BeBox on eBay... get it while you can!

Another one just appeared. It started at $1K and already has a first bid. Let's see where it ends up but may go higher than the last one that sold... http://www.ebay.com/itm/Very-rare-BeBox-BeOS-computer-developer-edition-/263012865779?hash=item3d3cc9d6f3:g:nEQAAOSwlY1ZLqzK And this one's in Denmar...
by pauliedweasel
Mon May 22, 2017 3:31 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Operating Systems/Hardware
Topic: BeBox on eBay... get it while you can!
Replies: 18
Views: 1005

Re: BeBox on eBay... get it while you can!

Wow, $1,033! I should put my dual 133MHz one up for sale.

Dual 133, my bad, I just got mine out of storage at it's only a dual 66MHz.
Anyway, I've taken pictures of it in preparation of listing it on eBay.
It will be interesting to see what it fetches.
by pauliedweasel
Sun Apr 23, 2017 12:39 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: What extremely rare (non-prototype) computers do you wish you could find?
Replies: 85
Views: 2746

Re: What extremely rare (non-prototype) computers do you wish you could find?

I'd like to see and try in person a working BeBox unit running BeOS (Be Inc Operating System) on a couple of PPC603 @66Mhz, and then I'd like to compare results with the @133Mhz version. Be sold around one thousand @66MHz BeBoxes and some hundreds 133@MHz BeBoxes, so I might have a chance. I do hav...
by pauliedweasel
Sun Apr 23, 2017 12:33 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: your latest purchase
Replies: 582
Views: 18100

Re: your latest purchase

Meat for yesterday's BBQ. First of the season! Pfft, 7 degrees and raining here in Scotland at the moment. BBQs are a distant dream right now... Well, you could always do what my Great Great Grandfather John Taylor did back in 1850. He left Scotland and moved to Paris, Ontario, Canada, a place almo...
by pauliedweasel
Sun Apr 23, 2017 12:27 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: your latest purchase
Replies: 582
Views: 18100

Re: your latest purchase

A nice Mac Mini Early 2006 A1176 to upgrade and install Lion or Mountain Lion on.
by pauliedweasel
Sun Apr 23, 2017 12:17 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: your latest purchase
Replies: 582
Views: 18100

Re: your latest purchase

uunix wrote:My last purchase was a pint of Lager... sorry never took a pic..


I suppose you could always take pictures of the lager afterwards... ;D
by pauliedweasel
Mon Feb 13, 2017 9:54 pm
Forum: Hardware For Sale/Trade
Topic: how things should be shipped properly
Replies: 55
Views: 2902

Re: how things should be shipped properly

I had this exact same thing happen with an SGI 540 back in 2005. The seller packed it incredibly well in a Compaq server pallet/box but still UPS managed to run a fork through the box missing the front panel by less than three inches. The thing that saved it was sheer random chance since the Compaq ...
by pauliedweasel
Wed Nov 30, 2016 9:44 pm
Forum: SGI: Discussion
Topic: HP(e) buys SGI for US$275MM
Replies: 124
Views: 6106

Re: HP(e) buys SGI for US$275MM

miod wrote:
pauliedweasel wrote:It will be interesting to see if HP(e) keeps SGI alive as a separate entity or guts it for the technology they need.

Remember what HP did of Apollo? :cry:

Yep, SGI and IRIX are boned!
by pauliedweasel
Sun Nov 27, 2016 4:45 pm
Forum: SGI: Discussion
Topic: HP(e) buys SGI for US$275MM
Replies: 124
Views: 6106

Re: HP(e) buys SGI for US$275MM

It will be interesting to see if HP(e) keeps SGI alive as a separate entity or guts it for the technology they need. Having spent 22 years and 2 months at HP from January of '73 thru April of '95 I'm not to optimistic that SGI will be with us much longer... and what ever they do disembowel from the ...
by pauliedweasel
Thu Nov 17, 2016 12:05 pm
Forum: Hardware For Sale/Trade
Topic: Sold: Onyx 2 plus extras
Replies: 0
Views: 216

Sold: Onyx 2 plus extras

Sold: is an Onyx 2 Deskside that I bought back in 2008. At the time of purchase the Onyx had just been removed from service at a film and video post production company in West LA and it has not been fired up since. The specs as best I can remember are follows: Dual R4400 250MHz (I also have a box la...

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