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by Dubhthach
Wed Nov 15, 2006 9:23 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Game console CPUs
Replies: 18
Views: 1082

(like the BETA tape changer which never took off, then again, neither did beta :lol: ). I had a BetaMax video recorder. I learned a lesson: I'm not going to buy a HD-DVD or blueray until one of them is dead. With new technologies these days I also wait until affordable writers exist and any copy pr...
by Dubhthach
Wed Nov 15, 2006 7:24 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Game console CPUs
Replies: 18
Views: 1082

the PS3 uses the cell processor, which i belive is also a PPC based design... Indeed and it has a "PS2 on chip" (die shrink to single chip) for backward compat with PS1+PS2. Cell is an interesting chip, be interesting to see what they can do with compare to Xbox360 chip which is as we kno...
by Dubhthach
Mon Nov 13, 2006 3:12 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Operating Systems/Hardware
Topic: Playstation 3 Dissected
Replies: 17
Views: 1630

Could make a fine workstation if you put linux on it, or not. The games are more of the same, but purtier. I think I will stick to my peecee for gaming. :) Indeed Sony released their kernel patches for Linux there the other day and Yellowdog (Fedora respined for PPC basically) have announced they'l...
by Dubhthach
Mon Nov 13, 2006 11:57 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Operating Systems/Hardware
Topic: Playstation 3 Dissected
Replies: 17
Views: 1630

Re: Playstation 3 Dissected

You queue all week to get your hands on one and what's first thing ye do other then play any games, is take it apart and hope to god ye don't break anything :roll: So, if just by magic you would find one under your X-mas tree next month - would you dissect it or play :twisted: Awh well different st...
by Dubhthach
Mon Nov 13, 2006 11:44 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Operating Systems/Hardware
Topic: Playstation 3 Dissected
Replies: 17
Views: 1630

Re: Playstation 3 Dissected

I see US launch is in next week or so, however us lot in Europe have to wait until March pfff wait until march? whys that? Because Sony has pushed the official launch date for Europe until March, i know you could try import from the US/Japan but I heard something recently about the eurocrats bringi...
by Dubhthach
Mon Nov 13, 2006 11:19 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Squatted house cleared
Replies: 16
Views: 908

pentium wrote::shock: you got the origin from there?
I wonder what it was being used for?


Dr Evil's secret lair perhaps? :wink:
by Dubhthach
Mon Nov 13, 2006 11:09 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Squatted house cleared
Replies: 16
Views: 908

Amazing I bought an origin in that place :D Indeed i wonder what else they had, cool fort though, fair number of them old fortresses in Netherlands that's for sure. Is the fort still in state ownership? Or was it a case of a private landholder calling in the authorities to clear out teh squatters?
by Dubhthach
Mon Nov 13, 2006 9:12 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Operating Systems/Hardware
Topic: Playstation 3 Dissected
Replies: 17
Views: 1630

Playstation 3 Dissected

http://pc.watch.impress.co.jp/docs/2006/1111/ps3.htm?www.reghardware.co.uk http://www.dailytech.com/article.aspx?newsid=4908&www.reghardware.co.uk You queue all week to get your hands on one and what's first thing ye do other then play any games, is take it apart and hope to god ye don't break ...
by Dubhthach
Mon Nov 13, 2006 9:09 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Squatted house cleared
Replies: 16
Views: 908

Pity i can't read Dutch, do squatters not have any rights after been in certain location for long period of time? I know the police can't treat a squatter like a burglar once they bring a bed into the place (or something like that). Yeah it's funny we actually have a squatter on our road, seems lik...
by Dubhthach
Mon Nov 13, 2006 7:44 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Squatted house cleared
Replies: 16
Views: 908

Pity i can't read Dutch, do squatters not have any rights after been in certain location for long period of time? I know you often here people talk of "Squatters rights" here, when such a case go before the courts
by Dubhthach
Mon Nov 13, 2006 6:02 am
Forum: Sun
Topic: Sun opensources Java...
Replies: 8
Views: 529

Re: Sun opensources Java...

Looks like we might get a slightly newer version of Java on Irix in next 6months as result (nekoware version?) :lol: I downloaded the SUN Java source a while ago for this purpose. But the sources only contain the lowlevel bits for x86/win32, x86/linux and sparc/solaris (by now probably also x86/sol...
by Dubhthach
Mon Nov 13, 2006 4:55 am
Forum: Sun
Topic: Sun opensources Java...
Replies: 8
Views: 529

Sun opensources Java...

http://www.regdeveloper.co.uk/2006/11/13/sun_opensources_java/ Looks like we might get a slightly newer version of Java on Irix in next 6months as result (nekoware version?) :lol: Most of the news posts i've read claim GPL for JVM and GPL+classpath exception for the classlibaries. I've also seen a ...
by Dubhthach
Sun Nov 12, 2006 1:27 pm
Forum: SGI: Computer Graphics
Topic: Softimage turns 20 today (Nov 10th)
Replies: 26
Views: 1859

i dunno, i found the bloke's style of presenting just annoying, so i skipped some parts of the video. what's the point of chuckling over some 8 year-old machine's and application's performance or it's pricepoint from back in the day anyway? Indeed, funny bit i thought when he decided to switch to s...
by Dubhthach
Sat Nov 11, 2006 9:12 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Operating Systems/Hardware
Topic: Them good ol' webtv boxes
Replies: 4
Views: 471

pentium wrote:
heck SGI made the indy into a set top box for a limited market

I heard of those. I never really knew what exactly they were trying to do.


Well didn't Jim Clarke want to push into that whole area and it was one of the reasons he left cause Management didn't want to pursue it.
by Dubhthach
Sat Nov 11, 2006 8:52 am
Forum: SGI: Discussion
Topic: Fuel Value Depreciation
Replies: 16
Views: 1570

There was a lot of talk about a new low-end, and even a nice prototype nicknamed the Banana2K (or b2k), but management killed it (pity, it was cool: dual-core Broadcomm MIPS CPU, new fast bus as used by NVIDIA, and modern NVIDIA gfx). Oh well. Interesting, I always wonder why they didn't consider s...

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