I bought a thing and now my money is gone

For friendly off topic discussion not covered in a forum above.
Forum rules
No politics, please.
MrBill
Posts: 263
Joined: Fri Dec 28, 2012 12:50 pm
Location: Vero Beach, Florida

I bought a thing and now my money is gone

Unread postby MrBill » Sun Dec 27, 2015 5:32 pm

IMG_0089.JPG

I never thought I would ever be able to own one of these. I ended up renting a car and making a 4 hour drive both ways to go pick it up. Looking back the day after Christmas may not have been the most calm time to be on the highway,quite hectic.

Meh looks cool. I guess the next order of business should be to get a keyboard.

Between this and the altix 350 the power meter spins like a top now.
:Octane: :Octane: :Octane: :Octane2: :Indy: :Indy: :Indigo: :Indigo2: :Crimson:Image :Tezro: :Tezro: :Onyx2: :Onyx2: :Onyx: :OnyxR: :BA213:

User avatar
vishnu
Donor
Donor
Posts: 3176
Joined: Sun Mar 18, 2007 3:25 pm
Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota USA

Re: I bought a thing and now my money is gone

Unread postby vishnu » Sun Dec 27, 2015 7:39 pm

Wow that thing is mint! :shock: Who'd ya get it from anyone we know? Can I have it? :lol:
Project:
Temporarily lost at sea...
Plan:
World domination! Or something...

:Tezro: :Octane2:

User avatar
SPSDOD
Donor
Donor
Posts: 27
Joined: Mon Dec 06, 2010 6:43 pm
Location: Birmingham, AL
Contact:

Re: I bought a thing and now my money is gone

Unread postby SPSDOD » Mon Dec 28, 2015 10:56 am

Very nice MrBill. Very nice.
ImageImageImageImageImageImageImage :Indigo2: :ChallengeL: :Indy: :Indy: :Indigo2IMP: :O2: :Octane:

User avatar
miod
Posts: 508
Joined: Fri Oct 09, 2009 2:44 am
Location: Clermont-Ferrand (France)
Contact:

Re: I bought a thing and now my money is gone

Unread postby miod » Mon Dec 28, 2015 12:41 pm

Allow me to contribute to the droolage.
:Indigo:R3000 (alas, dead) :Indigo:R4000 x4 :Indigo2:R4400 :Indigo2IMP:R4400 x2 :Indigo2:R8000 :Indigo2IMP:R10000 :Indy:R4000PC :Indy:R4000SC :Indy:R4400SC :Indy:R4600 :Indy:R5000SC :O2:R5000 x3 :O2:RM7000 :Octane:2xR10000 :Octane:R12000 :O200:2xR12000 :O200: - :O200:2x2xR10000 :Fuel:R16000 :O3x0:4xR16000 :A350:
among more than 150 machines : Apollo, Data General, Digital, HP, IBM, MIPS before SGI, Motorola, NeXT, SGI, Solbourne, Sun...

User avatar
smj
Donor
Donor
Posts: 1661
Joined: Mon Nov 12, 2007 7:54 pm
Location: Berkeley, CA, USA, NA, Earth, Sol
Contact:

Re: I bought a thing and now my money is gone

Unread postby smj » Tue Dec 29, 2015 1:36 pm

Wait, there's a machine that miod *doesn't* have an example of?!? ;)

Glad to see they included the remote control, MrBill. :lol:

Congrats though - nice score. It'd be easier to get the keyboard converter though link (I'm not affiliated).

EDIT: Also, what's that bit of DECish looking gear in the right foreground of your photo?
Then? :IRIS3130: ... Now? :O3x02L: :A3504L:- :A3502L: :1600SW:+MLA :Fuel: :Octane2: :Octane: :Indigo2IMP: :Indy: ... Other: DEC :BA213: :BA123: Sun, DG AViiON, NeXT :Cube:

User avatar
recondas
Moderator
Moderator
Posts: 5441
Joined: Sun Jun 06, 2004 5:55 pm
Location: NC - USA

Re: I bought a thing and now my money is gone

Unread postby recondas » Tue Dec 29, 2015 5:15 pm

smj wrote:Congrats though - nice score. It'd be easier to get the keyboard converter though link (I'm not affiliated).
I'm not either, but for what it's worth I'll mention the keyboard converter in that link is made/sold by long-time forum member The Keeper (Chris). He's good people.
***********************************************************************
Welcome to ARMLand - 0/0x0d00
running...(sherwood-root 0607201829)
* InfiniteReality/Reality Software, IRIX 6.5 Release *
***********************************************************************

User avatar
miod
Posts: 508
Joined: Fri Oct 09, 2009 2:44 am
Location: Clermont-Ferrand (France)
Contact:

Re: I bought a thing and now my money is gone

Unread postby miod » Tue Dec 29, 2015 11:14 pm

smj wrote:Wait, there's a machine that miod *doesn't* have an example of?!? ;)

I'm staying away of the large iron those days. I mean, I'd love to get my hands on a Crimson or a Challenge, but I don't have room for such a machine and this wouldn't be a reasonable decision.
:Indigo:R3000 (alas, dead) :Indigo:R4000 x4 :Indigo2:R4400 :Indigo2IMP:R4400 x2 :Indigo2:R8000 :Indigo2IMP:R10000 :Indy:R4000PC :Indy:R4000SC :Indy:R4400SC :Indy:R4600 :Indy:R5000SC :O2:R5000 x3 :O2:RM7000 :Octane:2xR10000 :Octane:R12000 :O200:2xR12000 :O200: - :O200:2x2xR10000 :Fuel:R16000 :O3x0:4xR16000 :A350:
among more than 150 machines : Apollo, Data General, Digital, HP, IBM, MIPS before SGI, Motorola, NeXT, SGI, Solbourne, Sun...

User avatar
jan-jaap
Donor
Donor
Posts: 4882
Joined: Thu Jun 17, 2004 11:35 am
Location: Wijchen, The Netherlands
Contact:

Re: I bought a thing and now my money is gone

Unread postby jan-jaap » Wed Dec 30, 2015 8:47 am

First of all: congrats with a very nice catch, MrBill!

miod wrote:I don't have room for such a machine and this wouldn't be a reasonable decision.

Buying a Crimson has nothing to do with reasonable decisions, it's a matter falling victim to incurable red fever.

Been there, done that, didn't regret it :mrgreen:
:PI: :Indigo: :Indigo: :Indy: :Indy: :Indy: :Indigo2: :Indigo2: :Indigo2IMP: :Octane: :Octane2: :O2: :O2+: Image :Fuel: :Tezro: :4D70G: :Skywriter: :PWRSeries: :Crimson: :ChallengeL: :Onyx: :O200: :Onyx2: :O3x02L:
To accentuate the special identity of the IRIS 4D/70, Silicon Graphics' designers selected a new color palette. The machine's coating blends dark grey, raspberry and beige colors into a pleasing harmony. (IRIS 4D/70 Superworkstation Technical Report)

User avatar
miod
Posts: 508
Joined: Fri Oct 09, 2009 2:44 am
Location: Clermont-Ferrand (France)
Contact:

Re: I bought a thing and now my money is gone

Unread postby miod » Wed Dec 30, 2015 11:43 am

jan-jaap wrote:Buying a Crimson has nothing to do with reasonable decisions, it's a matter falling victim to incurable red fever.

Yes, but I already have the unique Octane Crimson, remember? :lol:
:Indigo:R3000 (alas, dead) :Indigo:R4000 x4 :Indigo2:R4400 :Indigo2IMP:R4400 x2 :Indigo2:R8000 :Indigo2IMP:R10000 :Indy:R4000PC :Indy:R4000SC :Indy:R4400SC :Indy:R4600 :Indy:R5000SC :O2:R5000 x3 :O2:RM7000 :Octane:2xR10000 :Octane:R12000 :O200:2xR12000 :O200: - :O200:2x2xR10000 :Fuel:R16000 :O3x0:4xR16000 :A350:
among more than 150 machines : Apollo, Data General, Digital, HP, IBM, MIPS before SGI, Motorola, NeXT, SGI, Solbourne, Sun...

User avatar
jan-jaap
Donor
Donor
Posts: 4882
Joined: Thu Jun 17, 2004 11:35 am
Location: Wijchen, The Netherlands
Contact:

Re: I bought a thing and now my money is gone

Unread postby jan-jaap » Wed Dec 30, 2015 12:25 pm

miod wrote:
jan-jaap wrote:Buying a Crimson has nothing to do with reasonable decisions, it's a matter falling victim to incurable red fever.

Yes, but I already have the unique Octane Crimson, remember? :lol:

I think Dr. Dave's .sig applies here:
Dr. Dave wrote:Once you step up to the big iron, you learn all about physics, electrical standards, and first aid - usually all in the same day
:PI: :Indigo: :Indigo: :Indy: :Indy: :Indy: :Indigo2: :Indigo2: :Indigo2IMP: :Octane: :Octane2: :O2: :O2+: Image :Fuel: :Tezro: :4D70G: :Skywriter: :PWRSeries: :Crimson: :ChallengeL: :Onyx: :O200: :Onyx2: :O3x02L:
To accentuate the special identity of the IRIS 4D/70, Silicon Graphics' designers selected a new color palette. The machine's coating blends dark grey, raspberry and beige colors into a pleasing harmony. (IRIS 4D/70 Superworkstation Technical Report)

User avatar
Krokodil
Donor
Donor
Posts: 478
Joined: Fri Apr 17, 2015 2:32 pm
Location: The House of Particular Individuals

Re: I bought a thing and now my money is gone

Unread postby Krokodil » Wed Dec 30, 2015 6:08 pm

ivelegacy wrote:
miod wrote:I don't have room for such a machine and this wouldn't be a reasonable decision.


resources[]={ room, electricity, time, … }
so I prefer to be focused only on IP30 :D


Me too. I don't take in big iron systems only desktop sized ones. Though I completely respect anyone who decides to take on the heavy metal.
My rule is they have to be able to serve some useful purpose.
:Octane2: - :O2: - :Octane: - :Indigo2IMP:

User avatar
kshuff
Posts: 2459
Joined: Sat Jan 08, 2005 8:13 pm
Location: Jonas, PA USA
Contact:

Re: I bought a thing and now my money is gone

Unread postby kshuff » Wed Dec 30, 2015 6:44 pm

As jan-jaap says, been there done that...

Image
-ks

:Onyx: :Onyx: :Crimson: :O2000: :Onyx2: :Fuel: :Octane: :Octane2: :PI: :Indigo: :Indigo: :O2: :O2: :Indigo2: :Indigo2: :Indigo2IMP: :Indy: :320: :540: :O3x0: :1600SW: :1600SW: :hpserv:

See them all >here<

User avatar
skywriter
Posts: 3290
Joined: Fri Mar 14, 2003 5:22 am
Location: Trump-proof bunker
Contact:

Re: I bought a thing and now my money is gone

Unread postby skywriter » Wed Dec 30, 2015 7:11 pm

kshuff wrote:As jan-jaap says, been there done that...


Times three!

Image

Yu're gonna shoot your eye out with that thing!
:Skywriter:

DECUS Member 368596

User avatar
jan-jaap
Donor
Donor
Posts: 4882
Joined: Thu Jun 17, 2004 11:35 am
Location: Wijchen, The Netherlands
Contact:

Re: I bought a thing and now my money is gone

Unread postby jan-jaap » Thu Dec 31, 2015 4:40 am

ivelegacy wrote:my girl friend said
- chaos is not allowed, things must be in order!
- things here (especially things in the living room) must have a purpose

She is right, though I cannot imagine life with you is ever without chaos, even with all objects in their proper place ;)

ivelegacy wrote:so, can I use Lord Crimson as "wine refrigerator" :D :D :D ?

Yes.

Be warned that if you should choose to do this, I will come over, quarter you, and kill you. In that order :mrgreen:
:PI: :Indigo: :Indigo: :Indy: :Indy: :Indy: :Indigo2: :Indigo2: :Indigo2IMP: :Octane: :Octane2: :O2: :O2+: Image :Fuel: :Tezro: :4D70G: :Skywriter: :PWRSeries: :Crimson: :ChallengeL: :Onyx: :O200: :Onyx2: :O3x02L:
To accentuate the special identity of the IRIS 4D/70, Silicon Graphics' designers selected a new color palette. The machine's coating blends dark grey, raspberry and beige colors into a pleasing harmony. (IRIS 4D/70 Superworkstation Technical Report)

User avatar
ClassicHasClass
Donor
Donor
Posts: 2080
Joined: Wed Jul 25, 2012 7:12 pm
Location: Sunny So Cal
Contact:

Re: I bought a thing and now my money is gone

Unread postby ClassicHasClass » Thu Dec 31, 2015 7:12 am

miod wrote:
smj wrote:Wait, there's a machine that miod *doesn't* have an example of?!? ;)

I'm staying away of the large iron those days. I mean, I'd love to get my hands on a Crimson or a Challenge, but I don't have room for such a machine and this wouldn't be a reasonable decision.


I've sort of exhausted my big iron space allotment on the POWER6 (which isn't super large) and two Apple Network Servers (which aren't small). I have a PDP-11 in storage that currently has to stay in storage since I have no room for it. :(

I'd love a Crimson though, if nothing else for the history. And who doesn't like red computers?
smit happens.

:Fuel: bigred, 900MHz R16K, 4GB RAM, V12 DCD, 6.5.30
:Indy: indy, 150MHz R4400SC, 256MB RAM, XL24, 6.5.10
:Indigo2IMP: purplehaze, 175MHz R10000, Solid IMPACT
probably posted from Image bruce, Quad 2.5GHz PowerPC 970MP, 16GB RAM, Mac OS X 10.4.11
plus IBM POWER6 p520 * Apple Network Server 500 * RDI PrecisionBook * BeBox * Solbourne S3000 * Commodore 128 * many more...


Return to “Everything Else”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 3 guests