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Re: your latest purchase

Unread postby jan-jaap » Mon Mar 13, 2017 1:27 am

Dodoid wrote:
Shiunbird wrote:FireWire also had direct access to memory, sparing precious CPU cycles when doing lots of operations over the bus.
I have tons of FireWire devices, and so far I haven't had the need to upgrade.


DMA from an external device? Sounds like a bit of a security risk, unless I'm misunderstanding something.

Design choice. External PCIe and Thunderbolt suffer (?) from the same issue. It also makes the remote Windows NT kernel debugger over 1394 possible.

Raion-Fox wrote:Unless your device has rewritable firmware, I don't see it. On my backup disks I use noexec bits for mounting anyways :)

Malicious firmware in this case.
Dodoid wrote:I suppose FireWire was never that cheap/available to sketchy companies.

I think initially Apple charged 1$ in licensing fees per port, but this was abandoned many many years ago. Surely there are fees if you want to implement USB as well.
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Re: your latest purchase

Unread postby Shiunbird » Mon Mar 13, 2017 3:11 am

Dodoid wrote:DMA from an external device? Sounds like a bit of a security risk, unless I'm misunderstanding something.


It does indeed. So does Thunderbolt (there has been an exploit affecting Apple machines 2-3 years ago). But well, USB used to suck 40% of your CPU time when too busy... so...

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Re: your latest purchase

Unread postby Shiunbird » Tue Mar 21, 2017 3:54 am

So I received yesterday from a gentleman from Finland a SideWinder Force Feedback 2 (Red - whatever that means) joystick, in good condition and with box.

I should have got the Logitech WingMan one for broader compatibility (including force feedback on Mac and Linux), but the Force Feedback 2 was the one that the teenager me wanted, so this is the one I got. =)

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Re: your latest purchase

Unread postby Y888099 » Tue Mar 21, 2017 5:43 am

Tina Design v9, full license :D

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Re: your latest purchase

Unread postby itsvince725 » Tue Mar 21, 2017 9:32 am

A Macintosh Color Classic and an old 486 Toshiba laptop. Can't wait for them to get here.
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Re: your latest purchase

Unread postby Raion-Fox » Tue Mar 21, 2017 10:00 am

Here's the PSR-36 I purchased, after a wipedown. The PSS-470 I bought developed problems quite soon sadly so I'll have to take it apart and see what's wrong. I'm going to probably end up desoldering every board and dish washing them.

The PSR-36 sounds great, works 100% and came with a case, but it's in slightly rough shape. I'll have to have a friend of mine re-sew the straps so I can transport it safely.

Side-note, what sort of stand should I look for to play these on?
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Re: your latest purchase

Unread postby commodorejohn » Tue Mar 21, 2017 10:10 am

Sweet :D

As for stands, some of the Portawhatevers have mounting holes for what I assume is a model-specific screw-in stand, but I've never seen one in the wild. I'd just get a ~$30 X-stand from your local music store.
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Re: your latest purchase

Unread postby Y888099 » Wed Mar 22, 2017 9:11 am

Nike Air Pump and Nike Cycling Road Shoes.
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