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by Elf
Tue Feb 14, 2017 10:09 pm
Forum: Japan
Topic: Japanese Tools
Replies: 5
Views: 671

Re: Japanese Tools

Not mechanical tools, but... Sanwa multimeters are great: http://overseas.sanwa-meter.co.jp/ I am also looking at buying a Hioki LCR meter ( https://www.hioki.com/en/products/detail/?product_key=5790 ) and an Iwatsu frequency counter ( http://www.iti.iwatsu.co.jp/en/products/sc/sc720xh_top_e.html )....
by Elf
Tue Feb 14, 2017 10:02 pm
Forum: Hardware For Sale/Trade
Topic: FS: Tezro 4x700mhz V12, 6GB, 146GB 15k SCSI, FireWire, USB, Audio
Replies: 15
Views: 1644

Re: FS: Tezro 4x700mhz V12, 6GB, 146GB 15k SCSI, FireWire, USB, Audio

I just wanted to say that Nate was great to deal with; very patient and put in a lot of effort to get it here in one piece! Well, technically, disassembled into multiple pieces, for better protection in two shipments. I reassembled it today and everything is working very well. I am glad to have a Te...
by Elf
Thu Feb 09, 2017 2:02 am
Forum: HP/DEC/Compaq
Topic: OpenVMS Hobbyist Kit
Replies: 8
Views: 770

Re: OpenVMS Hobbyist Kit

[...] It seems the hobbyist site at Montagar doesn't exist anymore, and delivery of the CD took, back then, almost ages... [...] I think this is the confusion -- the hobbyist program registration process has changed so many times! It is currently at: https://www.hpe.com/h41268/live/index_e.aspx?qid...
by Elf
Tue Feb 07, 2017 6:32 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: server rack enclosure :: how to seal wires to air leakage?!?!?
Replies: 2
Views: 172

Re: server rack enclosure :: how to seal wires to air leakage?!?!?

Fire stop or electrician's putty ("duct seal") will work, if you're reasonably certain you are done packing the pass-thru.

E.g. http://www.rainbowtech.net/products/view.php?cn=4035
by Elf
Sun Feb 05, 2017 7:03 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: When things go wrong.
Replies: 7
Views: 575

Re: When things go wrong.

Probably not helpful, but... In general for work related stuff I try to partition my work from the rest of my life. Whenever I've become emotionally invested in work to the point where it took over my thoughts outside of work, I have inevitably become disappointed. Usually because there are so many ...
by Elf
Wed Feb 01, 2017 6:40 pm
Forum: SGI: Hardware
Topic: My Fuel's Dallas chip isn't there. Can I replace it with one bought online?
Replies: 17
Views: 567

Re: My Fuel's Dallas chip isn't there. Can I replace it with one bought online?

Didnt you guys read my thread , that the DS1742W-120+ are not working? The plus or the "W" seems to be the issue, but i really dont know I beg to differ. I think what's not working here is your source for the device (China) [...] I found this educational, regarding the Chinese electronics...
by Elf
Sat Jan 21, 2017 3:36 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Smartphones
Replies: 33
Views: 1524

Re: Smartphones

I used PDAs (mostly Palm) in the late 90s onwards and had a few of the corporate-style Blackberries through the mid 2000s. Then I gave up smartphones for a long time. I guess when they were just coming out it was a novelty to be hooked in to things while on the go, especially when payphones were sti...
by Elf
Mon Jan 09, 2017 7:02 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Operating Systems/Hardware
Topic: I don't recommend GitHub
Replies: 21
Views: 1069

Re: I don't recommend GitHub

I do like Mercurial (and thus Bitbucket) better anyways. Much more portable, no endless list of awful dependencies, not born out of a collection of shell-script hacks from Linus Torvalds.
by Elf
Sat Dec 03, 2016 11:06 am
Forum: Sun
Topic: Rumors of Oracle ending Solaris development
Replies: 48
Views: 3573

Re: Rumors of Oracle ending Solaris development

The one key thing missing from BSD ZFS is the native ZFS encryption. Everyone waited and hoped Oracle would release the updated code, but they never did, despite claiming they would. Although a mysterious, illegal, complete source code dump for Solaris 11 appeared in cyberspace soon after. I sort o...
by Elf
Fri Dec 02, 2016 6:00 pm
Forum: Sun
Topic: Rumors of Oracle ending Solaris development
Replies: 48
Views: 3573

Re: Rumors of Oracle ending Solaris development

Be nice if at least ZFS made it out in a easily-used (say BSD) license status, but I'm not counting on it. FreeBSD currently integrates ZFS quite well, even for the root volume. It gets used in FreeNAS as well as their commercial offering through iX Systems. Much better than the Linux implementatio...
by Elf
Thu Dec 01, 2016 11:06 pm
Forum: Sun
Topic: Rumors of Oracle ending Solaris development
Replies: 48
Views: 3573

Re: Rumors of Oracle ending Solaris development

I wonder which one will be the next to go... AIX or HP-UX? Any others still left?
by Elf
Thu Dec 01, 2016 6:19 pm
Forum: Sun
Topic: Rumors of Oracle ending Solaris development
Replies: 48
Views: 3573

Rumors of Oracle ending Solaris development

http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=news_item&px=Oracle-Solaris-Demise-Rumors Rumors are circulating that Oracle is ending Solaris development at Solaris 11.4 with no major releases to follow. A tip on TheLayoff.com says in part: Solaris being canned, at least 50% of teams to be RIF'd in short...
by Elf
Fri Nov 25, 2016 11:38 am
Forum: Getting Started, Documentation, Tips & Tricks
Topic: hello
Replies: 22
Views: 1376

Re: hello

https://gainos.org/~elf/images/hotlink-ok/vehicles/van-00.jpg https://gainos.org/~elf/images/hotlink-ok/vehicles/isuzu-00.jpg Ah, I am lucky to have the opposite problem. Too much space in my vehicles. But I am curious how a lot of people here are managing to fit multiple full height O2k/Onyx racks...
by Elf
Thu Nov 24, 2016 6:19 pm
Forum: SGI: Discussion
Topic: HP(e) buys SGI for US$275MM
Replies: 124
Views: 7036

Re: HP(e) buys SGI for US$275MM

The unix philisiphy of software being designed as a succinctly targeted tool, making it do one thing perfectly, rather than many things half assed, has stood the test of time well. Its sad to see it lost to time, as even linux these days has become a bloated mess. A CDE desktop, or irix desktop fro...
by Elf
Thu Nov 24, 2016 12:36 pm
Forum: SGI: Discussion
Topic: HP(e) buys SGI for US$275MM
Replies: 124
Views: 7036

Re: HP(e) buys SGI for US$275MM

Oh well, atleast we have our beloved machines to enjoy and remember the golden age. I agree; I try to get both sides of it, but at the same time it is hard to avoid disappointment when considering all the amazing things that aren't around anymore. So I strongly disagree about we being at a mature p...

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