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by noisetonepause
Fri Nov 21, 2008 7:11 pm
Forum: Apple
Topic: G4 Laptop Issues...
Replies: 13
Views: 223

Re: G4 Laptop Issues...

Forth is very slim and very powerful (in being Turing complete). As such it's a very good starting point for an extensible firmware. IMO.
by noisetonepause
Fri Nov 21, 2008 5:18 pm
Forum: Apple
Topic: G4 Laptop Issues...
Replies: 13
Views: 223

Re: G4 Laptop Issues...

Also: is it just me or is the PROM sutff on a Mac completely opaque? On the contrary. It's just a Forth interpreter. Forth might be unfamiliar in its stack-based nature, but it is quite simple and logical when you get the hang of it, and as far as firmware goes it's very powerful, both for monitori...
by noisetonepause
Wed Nov 19, 2008 5:55 pm
Forum: Apple
Topic: G4 Laptop Issues...
Replies: 13
Views: 223

Re: G4 Laptop Issues...

Hm. Well, the machine running Tiger is an Intel machine (the G4 obviously isn't), but the disk never left the laptop. I used the laptop in target disk mode via firewire. When in Target Disk Mode, your computer is basically a very white, very expensive enclosure, so there's no way to tell what syste...
by noisetonepause
Wed Nov 19, 2008 3:56 pm
Forum: Apple
Topic: G4 Laptop Issues...
Replies: 13
Views: 223

Re: G4 Laptop Issues...

hd: is usually an alias to the harddrive's open firmware path. My guess is you borked something when cloning the drive. The boot loader is, I think, in a different partition. I don't know CCC but if you just cloned the partition and then reinitialised the whole drive with that, then it won't work. A...
by noisetonepause
Wed Nov 19, 2008 1:21 am
Forum: SGI: Development
Topic: ardour digitial audio workstation (again)
Replies: 10
Views: 456

Re: ardour digitial audio workstation (again)

well, i bought an Alesis HD24 anyway. the hardware is so much easier and nicer to use. so the heat is off on this for me - i can develop my SGI optical ADAT transfer project at my leisure. thanks for the interest! I just looked at one of these. They're ridiculously cheap now... weren't they three t...
by noisetonepause
Sun Nov 16, 2008 3:59 pm
Forum: Getting Started, Documentation, Tips & Tricks
Topic: What is my tape drive?
Replies: 6
Views: 204

Re: What is my tape drive?

recondas wrote:
pentium wrote:Internal? :? Like where the floppy drive usually sits?

:D You'd have unspool the tape to get it to fit through the floppy slot - I'm not sure where it'd come out.


http://www.maestling.com/indy-cdrom/

:)
by noisetonepause
Fri Nov 14, 2008 6:38 am
Forum: Sun
Topic: Solaris 10 10/08 is available from Sun
Replies: 3
Views: 209

Re: Solaris 10 10/08 is available from Sun

recondas wrote:Sun has posted Solaris 10 10/08 for download <you'll need 10g of free space for the downloadt>::


Sun never cease to amaze me in this respect.
by noisetonepause
Mon Nov 10, 2008 9:26 am
Forum: SGI: Development
Topic: ardour digitial audio workstation (again)
Replies: 10
Views: 456

Re: ardour digitial audio workstation (again)

Ardour is aimed squarely at - and indeed approaching stabbing range at a pace noone would have thought possible, I'm quite sure - ProTools's jugular. If you want harddisk recording on IRIX, especially if you don't require much in the way of editing, there's no need to port JACK, which by all account...
by noisetonepause
Sat Nov 01, 2008 9:48 am
Forum: IRIX and Software
Topic: Audio Apps for IRIX
Replies: 3
Views: 282

Re: Audio Apps for IRIX

The Rosegarden free software sequencer started out on IRIX. Pure Data did too, as far as I know and I think I got some version of it running on my Indy. I also got snd to compile and run on 6.5.
by noisetonepause
Fri Oct 24, 2008 10:07 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: My IndyMac has crashed
Replies: 172
Views: 4042

Re: My IndyMac has crashed

sybrfreq wrote:Hey gasoline is almost under $2.00 USD/Gal. Not all is sadness and sorrow ;)


It's recently dipped under that per litre here...

Though I suppose public transportation in America is at least four times worse :)
by noisetonepause
Thu Oct 23, 2008 11:14 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: My IndyMac has crashed
Replies: 172
Views: 4042

Re: The current financial crisis...

Either things have really changed since I was in school or there is something fishy here. When I was a student, we were lucky to get a place to rent which wasn't overly ran down. Who would finance anyone as a student? It's not the when, it's the where, I reckon. University is free here, and we get ...
by noisetonepause
Thu Oct 23, 2008 2:39 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: My IndyMac has crashed
Replies: 172
Views: 4042

Re: The current financial crisis...

An increase in interest rate could cost me more than I'd like to think of (circa 10,000 GBP in debt, most of it student loan with fixed interest, though), but it's nothing like a mate of mine who bought a new flat about a year ago for about ten times that (he's also still a student).
by noisetonepause
Tue Oct 21, 2008 10:55 pm
Forum: IRIX and Software
Topic: Password protection: what a pain in the arse.
Replies: 32
Views: 1302

Re: Password protection: what a pain in the arse.

pentium wrote:That is true however I have never ordered a pizza from Dominoes that weighed half a ton. :P


Well, you never got a pizza from Dominoes that was as tasty as a SPARCStation either.
by noisetonepause
Sat Oct 18, 2008 9:43 am
Forum: Hardware Wanted
Topic: 8 x 128Mb Old-style Powermac Dram sticks.
Replies: 5
Views: 200

Re: 8 x 128Mb Old-style Powermac Dram sticks.

PCs of the time used 3.3V sticks and Macs used 5V sticks... or was it the other way around? I don't remember.
by noisetonepause
Sat Oct 18, 2008 9:42 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Talk to me about Asia.
Replies: 81
Views: 1666

Re: Talk to me about Asia.

On a different note, Warren Buffet had an interesting editorial about the prospects for the US market in the NY Times today - http://www.nytimes.com/2008/10/17/opinion/17buffett.html I had a girlfriend whose grandfather bought stocks during the Depression. They ended up with more money than God. Ay...

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