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by robespierre
Mon Aug 14, 2017 2:22 pm
Forum: SGI: Computer Graphics
Topic: (solved) Illustrator for Irix
Replies: 10
Views: 898

Re: Illustrator for Irix

This is skirting a bit close to the rules of the site (see the yellow notice at the top of the page), but if you have a license, it is added to the /var/flexlm/license.dat file.
by robespierre
Sat Aug 12, 2017 10:30 pm
Forum: Sun
Topic: Installing SunOS 4.0.3c on SPARCstation IPC
Replies: 17
Views: 712

Re: Installing SunOS 4.0.3c on SPARCstation IPC

The IPC was mostly just a SparcStation 1+ in a different case. The IPX was the one that shared most with the SparcStation 2.
by robespierre
Sat Aug 12, 2017 10:27 pm
Forum: Apple
Topic: PowerPC Macs - Are They Still Useful?
Replies: 69
Views: 2794

Re: PowerPC Macs - Are They Still Useful?

Interesting! Have you tried SuperCollider 2? I think 3.4 was a total rewrite and wasn't the same codebase as 2/3.0alpha. I just remembered that another program that didn't like Classic was TC Spark. And certain graphics applications had funky display redraw issues (Illustrator, etc). It can certainl...
by robespierre
Sat Aug 12, 2017 11:02 am
Forum: Apple
Topic: PowerPC Macs - Are They Still Useful?
Replies: 69
Views: 2794

Re: PowerPC Macs - Are They Still Useful?

You could use a 1GHz TiBook. Those will still run 9.2.2. I have an 867MHz and a 1GHz TiBook, and they're great mobile OS 9 workstations. That's the most powerful laptop that can boot OS 9. (The best desktop capable of booting OS 9 is the G4 1.25 GHz MDD.) But all PowerPC macs can run the Classic en...
by robespierre
Fri Aug 11, 2017 1:30 pm
Forum: SGI: Discussion
Topic: Your first SGI encounter
Replies: 24
Views: 952

Re: Your first SGI encounter

At SIGGRAPH '94. The conference had Indys running NCSA Mosaic and KaleidoTile . The CAVE exhibit used three rackmount Onyx RE2 machines connected over HIPPI with 2 Power Challenge XLs and an IBM SP2 to run simulations. There was also a guy there who put a RC car frame under an Onyx deskside, taped a...
by robespierre
Fri Aug 11, 2017 12:17 am
Forum: Getting Started, Documentation, Tips & Tricks
Topic: Display - Valid Formats etc?
Replies: 2
Views: 322

Re: Display - Valid Formats etc?

Combinations are a specific feature of Infinite Reality graphics, using ircombine(1g). I believe Tiles is also part of that. Other architectures do not have combinations, they have single display formats (.vfc and .vfo files). I believe that X means that the mode is supported to display X (the deskt...
by robespierre
Tue Aug 08, 2017 5:36 pm
Forum: Hardware Wanted
Topic: WTB PS2 Keyboard/Mouse
Replies: 5
Views: 234

Re: WTB PS2 Keyboard/Mouse

SGI MIPS computers requires keyboards that fully implement the PS/2 keyboard specification. Most keyboards do not.
by robespierre
Tue Aug 08, 2017 11:44 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Operating Systems/Hardware
Topic: Cyber Clean
Replies: 6
Views: 298

Re: Cyber Clean

It is not my car. However, from the file name, you can infer it is a 1970 Oldsmobile 4-4-2 with the ram air intake.
by robespierre
Tue Aug 08, 2017 9:17 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Operating Systems/Hardware
Topic: Cyber Clean
Replies: 6
Views: 298

Re: Cyber Clean

detailing clay is somewhat firm, but it definitely resembles silly putty as well.
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by robespierre
Mon Aug 07, 2017 10:15 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Operating Systems/Hardware
Topic: Cyber Clean
Replies: 6
Views: 298

Re: Cyber Clean

It looks like detailing clay. Does it leave a silicone deposit on everything it touches?
by robespierre
Sun Aug 06, 2017 9:43 pm
Forum: HP/DEC/Compaq
Topic: HP Visualize C200 - evil non-standard DVI connector!
Replies: 5
Views: 288

Re: HP Visualize C200 - evil non-standard DVI connector!

The Visualize-FX2/4/6 use a VESA EVC connection. It's not proprietary at all!
by robespierre
Sun Aug 06, 2017 11:43 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: A curious proposal
Replies: 30
Views: 1129

Re: A curious proposal

There are other languages that provide static timing guarantees. ChucK and Esterel come to mind.
Threads are a seriously flawed concurrency concept. Actors (you mentioned Erlang) or rendezvous (see Ada) can be proven correct where threads cannot.
by robespierre
Fri Aug 04, 2017 12:14 am
Forum: HP/DEC/Compaq
Topic: What HP/DEC/Compaq do we have.
Replies: 123
Views: 9441

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

They are 512MB each, a set of 4 (a "memory option") is 2GB. You can verify this yourself by reading the part number of the SDRAM chips and converting Mbits to bytes. I just image searched so who knows how accurate the images are, but one result showed a DIMM with 18 Samsung K4S560432D-TC75...
by robespierre
Wed Aug 02, 2017 5:02 pm
Forum: Hardware For Sale/Trade
Topic: Millennium Leeds Liquid Crystal 3-D Viewer
Replies: 6
Views: 332

Re: Millennium Leeds Liquid Crystal 3-D Viewer

That patent is by a different company and contains no description whatsoever of the device pictured. A Google Scholar search reveals articles mentioning it published in 1987, so it was available in the early-to-mid-1980s, before CrystalEyes really got going. Obviously, if it is cited in a CrystalEye...
by robespierre
Mon Jul 31, 2017 5:23 pm
Forum: SGI: Hardware
Topic: VXA-2 DAT drive under Irix?
Replies: 4
Views: 157

Re: VXA-2 DAT drive under Irix?


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