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by shel
Fri Jul 04, 2008 1:37 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Operating Systems/Hardware
Topic: TRS-80 Model II (and now Model III)
Replies: 11
Views: 727

Re: TRS-80 Model II

Picked this system up in Palo Alto earlier today:... A Mod II was my first microcomputer. I worked for a construction management company at the time, and we were spending $18,000 per month on mainframe computer time to run this huge construction scheduling program. Since you could buy a Mod II, a 3...
by shel
Tue Apr 22, 2008 6:37 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Electric Heat (computers)
Replies: 7
Views: 663

Re: Electric Heat (computers)

porter wrote:Heat is only one manifestation of power usage. Work done is another.

"Heat is work and work is heat." -- Carnot, Clausius, and Thomson, expressed succinctly by Flanders and Swann.

-Shel
by shel
Mon Apr 21, 2008 6:54 am
Forum: Hardware For Sale/Trade
Topic: Free Tandem Badged Challenge L Vault (going to dump soon)
Replies: 16
Views: 1053

Re: Tandem Badged Challenge L Vaults (Qty 2)

Got one left - hauling it off to the free e-recycling tomorrow at the Alameda County fairgrounds. Would have gotten rid of it sooner but they cost around $75 to dispose of. Anyway, if anyone locally wants it (free of course) let me know now else it's history. The other has already been disposed of,...
by shel
Sun Mar 23, 2008 7:40 am
Forum: IBM
Topic: IBM Series/1 minicomputer
Replies: 5
Views: 2107

Re: IBM Series/1 minicomputer

SAQ wrote:Look for posts by Sridhar.

He's also on the Rescue List, available through http://www.sunhelp.org ...

-Shel
by shel
Wed Mar 19, 2008 8:18 am
Forum: SGI: Hardware
Topic: List pricing on Big Iron
Replies: 14
Views: 622

Re: List pricing on Big Iron

Holy mother Mary and Josef! $167,500 for an Onyx2 IR with only 128MB RAM, one HD, dual CPU's and on RE!! Yep. If anything, though, the older stuff was worse, since a lot of what we think of as "normal configuration" now was super-high-spec in the mid-90s. Back then, a 2 or 4 GB hard drive...
by shel
Wed Feb 06, 2008 5:49 am
Forum: Hardware For Sale/Trade
Topic: Lots of older SGI parts in .nl (ebay)
Replies: 8
Views: 434

Re: Lots of older SGI parts in .nl (ebay)

i`m wondering if this 2xscsi mezz board for challenge S can be used in regular indy`s with pulled-in external scsi cable to get 20 Mb/s ? also can be used with root disks ? i don't remember now but mezzanine board of challenge-s must have hvd-scsi controller ...i checked it when i bought my challen...
by shel
Wed Jan 23, 2008 7:09 am
Forum: SGI: hinv
Topic: Espressigo
Replies: 14
Views: 978

Re: Espressigo

I know this is not a proper hinv and I'm probably breaking some rules, but I'm so happy I finally got one :-) Skins and logos in very good condition, only some wear on the manouvering buttons (obviously). Now I just have to learn how to use it. Outstanding! Congratulations. SGIs and espresso are tw...
by shel
Tue Jan 08, 2008 3:12 am
Forum: Hardware For Sale/Trade
Topic: NL: Tandem Himalaya K10000
Replies: 3
Views: 437

Re: NL: Tandem Himalaya K10000

There used to be a lien of Tandem systems, that were pretty much rebadged SGI challenge systems with neat-o black color skins. Pretty evil looking IMHO... not binary compatible with the himalaya/nonstop tandem series, though... I have one of those black-on-black-with-black Tandem machines; it's abs...
by shel
Mon Dec 10, 2007 9:10 am
Forum: Hardware For Sale/Trade
Topic: Boeing Surplus (Seattle Area)
Replies: 8
Views: 636

Re: Boeing Surplus (Seattle Area)

Seattle area folks ought to be aware that Boeing Surplus is closing its doors on 21 Dec 2007. Bummer. I didn't buy a lot of stuff in the store, but I did manage to get there a few times a year when I lived in the Seattle area. It was always interesting. I wonder where all that crap is going to go. ...
by shel
Fri Dec 07, 2007 3:32 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Operating Systems/Hardware
Topic: Problems with wine
Replies: 13
Views: 583

Re: Problems with wine

pentium wrote:Well I had not really tried wine out yet and I thought it would be best to give it a go.

I've found it quite useful. About a bottle a day, and half-assed software just isn't that annoying any more.

-Shel
by shel
Thu Dec 06, 2007 8:36 am
Forum: SGI: Discussion
Topic: What do you use your SGI for?
Replies: 325
Views: 25438

Re: What do you use your SGI for?

Its obvious we all love our SGI's. But Im just courious what everyone here uses them for. Well, at the moment, I'm using my SGIs to keep a storage unit in the USA from floating into space. However, before I shut it down and packed it and my other SGIs away, I used my Tandem-badged Challenge L as a ...
by shel
Sat Dec 01, 2007 10:08 am
Forum: SGI: Discussion
Topic: Christmas gift
Replies: 6
Views: 526

Re: Christmas gift

pentium wrote::lol: Oh yeah, that was a trip through hell.

Get a PO box in Point Roberts, Washington.

-Shel
by shel
Tue Nov 20, 2007 11:28 pm
Forum: Hardware Wanted
Topic: Printer wanted - South of France
Replies: 21
Views: 676

Re: Printer wanted - South of France

fu wrote:if my memory serves me right, paris is the worst place to drive, everyone is just driving everywhere...

Yeah, especially now, with the Metro on strike!

-Shel
by shel
Mon Nov 19, 2007 11:27 am
Forum: Hardware Wanted
Topic: Printer wanted - South of France
Replies: 21
Views: 676

Re: Printer wanted - South of France

If you haven't seen the (BBC?) production of A Year in Provence you should - it has a Mistral portion (along with the builders coming in to the tune of "The Magnificent Seven") I read the book about 13 or so years ago, and I've read a bunch of Mayle's stuff since. I've also seen Provence ...
by shel
Sun Nov 18, 2007 2:49 am
Forum: Hardware Wanted
Topic: Printer wanted - South of France
Replies: 21
Views: 676

Re: Printer wanted - South of France

There are lots of folks from the UK here in southern France; they are buying up, and restoring, a lot of lovely old French houses. So the Saxons finally get their revenge :P Heh, yeah, and big time. We saw a real castle (towers, battlements, etc.) on a hill out in the country, flying a Union Jack. ...

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