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by miod
Wed Sep 27, 2017 7:12 am
Forum: Getting Started, Documentation, Tips & Tricks
Topic: Best workstation to start with?
Replies: 59
Views: 2436

Re: Best workstation to start with?

Heh, maybe I have a better experience of O2s as my 200MHz R5000 system was significantly quicker than my earlier 133MHz R4600 Indy that I had before :) The R4600 Indy module comes with either no L2 cache or 512KB write-through cache. The 200MHz R5000 O2 module comes with 1MB write-back L2 cache. Th...
by miod
Tue Sep 26, 2017 10:54 pm
Forum: Hardware Wanted
Topic: UV2000
Replies: 2
Views: 180

Re: UV2000

GL1zdA wrote:The UV2000 is a pretty recent system with Sandy Bridge or Ivy Bridge Xeons so I doubt it will enter collector's hands any time soon.

Indeed, before opening that thread I thought it would be about the MicroVAX 2000.
by miod
Wed Sep 20, 2017 11:13 pm
Forum: IRIX and Software
Topic: NIS Password format
Replies: 11
Views: 372

Re: NIS Password format

I just decided to change the password format to DES on the FreeBSD boxes. Easier, but still a pain in the ass. That's the only way to get IRIX to grok your passwords anyway. And you need to set UNSECURE in /var/yp/`domainname`Makefile as well. Now I'd suggest defining a specific login class for the...
by miod
Wed Aug 30, 2017 12:41 pm
Forum: Nekochan Net
Topic: A smear campaign against nekochan.net mods on reddit
Replies: 79
Views: 3731

Re: A smear campaign against nekochan.net mods on reddit

vishnu wrote:It's entirely possible I missed something but as far as I know that makes you the only one of us who has actually met the man/the legend... 8-)

Haven't smj and hakimoto also met with hamei?
by miod
Wed Aug 30, 2017 12:38 pm
Forum: SGI: Discussion
Topic: How frequently you use your SGI (in 2017)?
Replies: 80
Views: 3063

Re: How frequently you use your SGI (in 2017)?

I usually always have at least one SGI system powered on, but not one of the few still running IRIX.
by miod
Wed Aug 30, 2017 5:39 am
Forum: HP/DEC/Compaq
Topic: What HP/DEC/Compaq do we have.
Replies: 123
Views: 9336

Re: What HP/DEC/Compaq do we have.

sgt_barnes wrote:Note that the board didn't come with the appropriate ATX I/O shield.
Yes, that's the most annoying thing with the 164SX and 164LX.
by miod
Mon Aug 28, 2017 3:16 pm
Forum: Nekochan Net
Topic: A smear campaign against nekochan.net mods on reddit
Replies: 79
Views: 3731

Re: A smear campaign against nekochan.net mods on reddit

Hamei has strong opinions and is more than willing to share them with colorful language, but you can nevertheless hold a discussion with him. ivelegacy/YM8809/whatever tends to always be in write-only mode, only reads what he wants to read. It's difficult to have a conversation when someone is not l...
by miod
Thu Aug 17, 2017 1:54 pm
Forum: Sun
Topic: Installing SunOS 4.0.3c on SPARCstation IPC
Replies: 17
Views: 689

Re: Installing SunOS 4.0.3c on SPARCstation IPC

You're welcome.
by miod
Wed Aug 16, 2017 11:10 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: your latest purchase
Replies: 787
Views: 26599

Re: your latest purchase

A country with two different voltages for household outlets would be quite odd. Fortunately Japan isn't so strange, it uses 100V throughout, but with two different frequencies (60 Hz in the west, 50 Hz in the east). A 16% difference in frequency is much less of a problem than 100% difference in vol...
by miod
Wed Aug 16, 2017 4:50 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: your latest purchase
Replies: 787
Views: 26599

Re: your latest purchase

I haven't plugged it in yet because even though I was told it should be fine, I'm super nervous about blowing the PSU on a computer I had to have shipped from Japan as I have no step-down transformer... Since half Japan runs with ~120V and the other half with ~220V, japanese PSU are usually autosen...
by miod
Wed Aug 16, 2017 12:12 pm
Forum: Hardware For Sale/Trade
Topic: Christmas in August if you are in Montreal/Canada – sale of SGI O2, Octane2, ONYX RE2 and Origin2K deskside
Replies: 14
Views: 642

Re: Christmas in August if you are in Montreal/Canada – sale of SGI O2, Octane2, ONYX RE2 and Origin2K deskside

I happen to have a cousin in Montreal, but I haven't been in there in four years so... "By the way, now you have 2 kids so I assume you have a truck as well? Do you have a spare room to keep a few computers for me? I'll pick up between now and next summer." Now that's evil. Everyone knows...
by miod
Wed Aug 16, 2017 12:09 pm
Forum: SGI: Hardware
Topic: Indy or O2 for hostile-heat environment
Replies: 33
Views: 763

Re: Indy or O2 for hostile-heat environment

Another point to consider is the disk drive. Assuming the machine is not diskless, the indy/challenge will require a narrow SCSI disk, which are hard to get by nowadays and are limited in capacity, while the O2 will use SCA disks, allowing for more modern (larger capacity, lower power consumption) d...
by miod
Wed Aug 16, 2017 7:42 am
Forum: SGI: Hardware
Topic: Indy or O2 for hostile-heat environment
Replies: 33
Views: 763

Re: Indy or O2 for hostile-heat environment

I currently have a far more enjoyable tech social time posting to OCN, toms, AT, and numerous other sites about PC stuff, which given my original SGI obsession is just ridiculous. Have you considered browsing the forum with a little filtering ( http://forums.nekochan.net/ucp.php?i=zebra&mode=fo...
by miod
Tue Aug 15, 2017 1:10 pm
Forum: Sun
Topic: Installing SunOS 4.0.3c on SPARCstation IPC
Replies: 17
Views: 689

Re: Installing SunOS 4.0.3c on SPARCstation IPC

escimo wrote:
escimo wrote:On the other hand the patch 100204-01 could be under the files on some disc.
Unfortunatelly not in my archives.

100204 is only a text file documenting adb commands.
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