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by zahal
Fri May 18, 2012 12:27 pm
Forum: Hardware For Sale/Trade
Topic: HP SDLT cleaning cartridges
Replies: 0
Views: 194

HP SDLT cleaning cartridges

Have a bunch of new HP SDLT cleaning cartridges. Part number C7982A.
PM if interested.
by zahal
Fri May 18, 2012 12:24 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Operating Systems/Hardware
Topic: Floppy Disks
Replies: 29
Views: 1508

Re: Floppy Disks

I recently obtained a 5 1/4" external floppy drive. Tried a few old floppies that have been boxed for...over a decade. They all worked perfectly. Tape is supposed to be the best and most durable backup. MO would come in at second.
by zahal
Thu May 17, 2012 7:29 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: not enough ranting ...
Replies: 16
Views: 1116

Re: not enough ranting ...

The author of this "opinion" on the NYT is a liar. Wall Street is NOT pure capitalism . It is CRONY capitalism. Or even worse....fascism. In real capitalism, when you go broke, YOU DON'T GET BAILED OUT BY THE TAXPAYER. The author has no idea what capitalism is (or wants the sheeple to beli...
by zahal
Wed Apr 25, 2012 12:36 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Silly things that people you know think.
Replies: 3
Views: 307

Re: Silly things that people you know think.

ye olde saying goes "mother knows best". she is correct in more ways than one. The "soviet union" as you knew it might not be there, but it has now been replaced by similar socialist states: the EUSSR and the USSA. Did you know that over 46 million in the US are on foodstamps? TS...
by zahal
Mon Apr 16, 2012 12:51 pm
Forum: IBM
Topic: IBM power systems overview
Replies: 1
Views: 1111

IBM power systems overview

Found this site interestingk, too bad it only covers up to P5:

https://computing.llnl.gov/tutorials/ibm_sp/
by zahal
Mon Apr 16, 2012 12:35 pm
Forum: IBM
Topic: power5 nightmare
Replies: 4
Views: 3714

Re: power5 nightmare

During the weekend I tried to mount the P5 drives on a linux box, without success (gparted had jfs support). Disklabel was unrecognized. Is there a way to mount AIX hard drives on any other platform/os? Reseated RAM and other components and started the server again. I get the following error codes: ...
by zahal
Mon Apr 16, 2012 10:58 am
Forum: IBM
Topic: RS6000 PCI graphics cards
Replies: 4
Views: 1920

Re: RS6000 PCI graphics cards

Would anyone here happen to have a GXT135P?
by zahal
Sat Mar 31, 2012 12:45 pm
Forum: IBM
Topic: power5 nightmare
Replies: 4
Views: 3714

power5 nightmare

Scored a power5 system at an online auction, but soon the joy turned into a nightmare. The system comes up but then goes right back to power-off status. Several codes appear on the front panel display. Since the server has no framebuffer, I had to connect via serial terminal to collect more informat...
by zahal
Thu Mar 22, 2012 1:57 pm
Forum: SGI: Hardware
Topic: 3D printing SGI skins?
Replies: 8
Views: 586

Re: 3D printing SGI skins?

Specialized 3D scanners seem to combine both laser and cameras. http://www.zcorp.com/en/Products/3D-Scanners/ZScanner-600/spage.aspx Maybe one could use a barcode scanner and a digital camera to obtain the 3D model. Edit: there's quite a number of documented "home made 3d scanners". Here's...
by zahal
Thu Mar 22, 2012 1:23 pm
Forum: SGI: Hardware
Topic: 3D printing SGI skins?
Replies: 8
Views: 586

3D printing SGI skins?

Recently broke the plastic speaker holder thingie from a O2. The thing just snapped like a twig and I was reminded of how cheap and fragile the SGI skins are. 3D printers are poised to become the next big thing and have been touted to be just around the corner from being on everyone and their moms d...
by zahal
Wed Mar 21, 2012 9:25 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Operating Systems/Hardware
Topic: tcp/ip
Replies: 9
Views: 425

Re: tcp/ip

...one protocol to rule them all
by zahal
Fri Feb 24, 2012 9:30 pm
Forum: IRIX and Software
Topic: Is there an Irix portability layer?
Replies: 41
Views: 3370

Re: Is there an Irix portability layer?

Do you think the rest of the O2 could be able to benefit from a much faster processor? There are other bottlenecks on the O2 (*cough* SCSI-I HD). So a 1GHz MIPS O2 should be a good option. The fastest available MIPS processor with SysAD bus that can be used on a sgi O2 CPU module is to my knowledge ...
by zahal
Wed Feb 08, 2012 12:28 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Operating Systems/Hardware
Topic: Choosing an SSD
Replies: 41
Views: 2077

Re: Choosing an SSD

Just for kicks ... how many "financial products" did you buy this past year ?


Hmmm....I've been tempted to buy FAZ now that it's at multi year low.
But...I guess I'll just stick to "barbarous relics".
by zahal
Wed Feb 08, 2012 12:20 pm
Forum: IRIX and Software
Topic: Clementine music player
Replies: 2
Views: 261

Clementine music player

Hello, Just fired up the O2 to update pidgin and gcc. gcc 4.6.2 is compiling (it will take hours, specially the tests) so I can't try to compile this interesting app: http://www.clementine-player.org/ Eeek. Reading the requirements, seems like an Irix build would be hard. The biggest problem is boos...
by zahal
Sun Jan 29, 2012 5:42 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: How to measure time?
Replies: 63
Views: 3878

Re: How to measure time?

I usually just look at the fireballs in the sky to determine the hour/day/month/year/century.

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