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by Trippynet
Sun Sep 24, 2017 2:37 am
Forum: Apple
Topic: How can Apple reclaim its dominance over PC-based workstations?
Replies: 67
Views: 1853

Re: How can Apple reclaim its dominance over PC-based workstations?

I agree it'd be good, but it also flies in the face of Apple's recent approach to locking everything down. Slowly but surely more and more of their systems have moved from changeable components to soldered down ones - usually so Apple can make more money by encouraging people to purchase higher spec...
by Trippynet
Sun Sep 24, 2017 2:21 am
Forum: SGI: Hardware
Topic: Fuel Hack: ATX PSU Converter/Adapter - in stock
Replies: 1
Views: 254

Re: Fuel Hack: ATX PSU Converter/Adapter

Top post! Would be good to add a reference to this in the Wiki as well IMO.
by Trippynet
Sun Sep 24, 2017 2:16 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: your latest purchase
Replies: 783
Views: 26338

Re: your latest purchase

Windows 7 did install on it, but it misbehaved in a number of ways. It used to hang for nearly 5 minutes during bootup, I experienced semi-regular lockups from it in use, used to take absolutely ages to shut down, etc. Tried updating all the drivers, installing the latest Apple BootCamp bits on it, ...
by Trippynet
Sat Sep 23, 2017 8:58 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: your latest purchase
Replies: 783
Views: 26338

Re: your latest purchase

Well, I've just bought a NUC for myself. Core i5-7260U (trying to bodge Windows 7 onto this will be fun!), 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD and a 2TB rust spinner for data. Should arrive in a week's time, so I can have some fun trying to get it running, migrate everything over from my Mac Mini, and hopefully get ...
by Trippynet
Sat Sep 23, 2017 7:05 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: your latest purchase
Replies: 783
Views: 26338

Re: your latest purchase

It's not released yet, but there's a Lenovo blog post confirming that it is happening, and there has been a sneaky picture or two on El Reg as well. Not sure of all the details of it mind you, but the classic keyboard and a none-16:9 screen are pretty much confirmed.
by Trippynet
Sat Sep 23, 2017 2:37 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: your latest purchase
Replies: 783
Views: 26338

Re: your latest purchase

I'm busy trying to decide what my next purchase (or two) will be as I'd like to make a bit of a significant investment in computing hardware this year. Mainly as the last time I spent any significant sum on things was several years ago when I got my Fuel. Hence, trying to decide between the followin...
by Trippynet
Wed Sep 20, 2017 8:57 am
Forum: Hardware Wanted
Topic: WTB : SGI compliant female 13W3 to male VGA cable (UPDATE : FOUND!)
Replies: 15
Views: 449

Re: WTB : SGI compliant female 13W3 to male VGA cable (short length OK)

If you're struggling to find one, another option is a 13W3 gender changer. Will cost another $25 or so, but worth considering if all else fails.
by Trippynet
Sat Sep 16, 2017 1:01 pm
Forum: SGI: Discussion
Topic: How frequently you use your SGI (in 2017)?
Replies: 80
Views: 3047

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

Wow, I think my wife would have a fit if I tried to install my O2 onto my bedside table :D
by Trippynet
Sat Sep 16, 2017 10:02 am
Forum: SGI: Discussion
Topic: How frequently you use your SGI (in 2017)?
Replies: 80
Views: 3047

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

uunix wrote:Wife is out at the moment = 3 Octanes on and the electricity reader thingy has 4 bars, coloured angry red.


That must be a noisy/cosy room!

My room is toasty enough with just my Indigo2 and PC on at the moment :)
by Trippynet
Sat Sep 16, 2017 9:49 am
Forum: SGI: Discussion
Topic: How frequently you use your SGI (in 2017)?
Replies: 80
Views: 3047

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

Well, I've had my Fuel and Indigo2 both on during the last week, in fact the Indigo2 is on right now playing music. For some reason, it does sound better than my PC for music. Also been trying to compile some XMMS plugins with varying degrees of success...
by Trippynet
Sat Sep 16, 2017 8:48 am
Forum: SGI: hinv
Topic: Octane: 2xR12k 300MHz, 2048MB, MXE
Replies: 9
Views: 312

Re: Octane: 2xR12k 300MHz, 2048MB, MXE

Nice, the amended LED bar looks especially cool!
by Trippynet
Sun Sep 10, 2017 5:23 am
Forum: SGI: Hardware
Topic: Keyboard and mouse advice
Replies: 9
Views: 275

Re: Keyboard and mouse advice

I agree with uunix on this. I have the later granite keyboard and mouse, and its definitely the nicest way to interact with your SGI!
by Trippynet
Sat Sep 09, 2017 9:31 am
Forum: Nekochan Net
Topic: How can we encourage better group participation on this site?
Replies: 47
Views: 1233

Re: Are we a dying breed?

SGIs will continue to become more and more niche, the simple reason being that they are becoming less useful in the modern world due to their age - and mainly due to the web IMO. Similarly as the hardware grows older, failures become more common. I can understand why for some people who've had SGIs ...
by Trippynet
Wed Sep 06, 2017 12:36 am
Forum: Hardware For Sale/Trade
Topic: 900Mhz Fuel and Octane 2 husk for sale
Replies: 13
Views: 644

Re: 900Mhz Fuel and Octane 2 husk for sale

According to the Fuel manual, a blinking red/white lightbar means "Graphics configuration error". Fuels can be finicky systems, you could try removing and re-seating the graphics card to see if this will help. Failing that, your null modem cable should hopefully provide more info once it a...
by Trippynet
Sun Sep 03, 2017 4:13 am
Forum: Hardware For Sale/Trade
Topic: 900Mhz Fuel and Octane 2 husk for sale
Replies: 13
Views: 644

Re: 900Mhz Fuel and Octane 2 husk for sale

i powered the system up and I get a solid red light then it blinks white and no image displays on the screen. I'm sorry for no posting this earlier but I've been very busy. How long did you leave it running? The red LED to start with is normal, then the blinking white LED is the system performing i...

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