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Re: your latest purchase

Unread postby pauliedweasel » Sun Apr 23, 2017 12:17 pm

uunix wrote:My last purchase was a pint of Lager... sorry never took a pic..


I suppose you could always take pictures of the lager afterwards... ;D

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Re: your latest purchase

Unread postby pauliedweasel » Sun Apr 23, 2017 12:27 pm

A nice Mac Mini Early 2006 A1176 to upgrade and install Lion or Mountain Lion on.

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Re: your latest purchase

Unread postby pauliedweasel » Sun Apr 23, 2017 12:33 pm

Trippynet wrote:
jan-jaap wrote:Meat for yesterday's BBQ.

First of the season!


Pfft, 7 degrees and raining here in Scotland at the moment. BBQs are a distant dream right now...


Well, you could always do what my Great Great Grandfather John Taylor did back in 1850. He left Scotland and moved to
Paris, Ontario, Canada, a place almost as cold, wet and miserable as the place he left.

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Re: your latest purchase

Unread postby jirka » Sun Apr 23, 2017 2:10 pm

The Elektronika MK-90 Soviet portable computer.
Well, this particular one was manufactured in 1996 so it's not Soviet but it's Belarussian.
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Re: your latest purchase

Unread postby jpstewart » Sun Apr 23, 2017 4:54 pm

I just got a Sun (I refuse to say "Oracle") T5240 server. No disks, but otherwise a nice configuration with dual 8-core CPUs, 64GB (16x4GB) RAM, a pair of single port 8GB/sec fibre channel PCIe cards, and a quad gigabit PCIe network card (in addition to the quad on-board ports). If I'm interpreting the motherboard FRU number correctly, it's the (fatest) 1.6GHz version. All in all none too shabby for $260 Canadian funds (roughly $195 USD, or $180 EUR). And that included shipping and taxes. I think I got a great deal. (And if I didn't, don't tell me! :lol: )

And before anyone asks: no I don't really have a practical use for all those cores/threads. I was considering a (single-CPU) T5220 even though that was overkill for my needs. I saw several of them around the $200 USD price point before shipping and taxes. Then I stumbled upon this T5240 from a seller who was having a "half off" sale. I couldn't resist the temptation, and before I knew what had happened, I had clicked "Buy It Now".

I'm looking forward to learning about LDoms, zones, Solaris 11, and lots more about ZFS. I've used everything from SunOS 4.1.4 to Solaris 10 (with a little ZFS knowledge) on other machines, so Solaris 11 will be an interesting and much more up-to-date addition to the collection.
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Re: your latest purchase

Unread postby ClassicHasClass » Sun Apr 23, 2017 5:47 pm

Just say Snoracle!
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Re: your latest purchase

Unread postby tomvos » Tue Apr 25, 2017 1:04 pm

It just arrived: The final book—no make this three books—about the Space Shuttle. Altogether 1500 pages full of stories, notes, diagrams, and pictures about the most iconic space ship. At least for me, being born in 1975, the Space Shuttle is the synonym for going to space and coming back. If you are into this whole space stuff, you might want to have a look at this. :D

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Re: your latest purchase

Unread postby guardian452 » Wed Apr 26, 2017 5:23 pm

ibmfiles wrote:
commodorejohn wrote:There's a surprising number of Nekochanners who are into synthesizers, actually. I have no idea why this should be the case, but there you are.

Hmmmm.... would it be possible to create a 'how did you get into synthesizers' thread?


I found out recently one of my favourite prog-rock groups had more than one album. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/FM_(Canadian_band) I have FM's Black Noise on vinyl and CD :D You should listen to it. It didn't get me into music* But I eventually learned marimba and my dad gave me this record when I bought a record player in my teenage years. I was kinda into synths for a while... I've only owned a jp-8000 and it wasn't necessarily by choice (it was free), but I had a lot of fun with it.

**so, my uncle was a drummer and got me into that when I was barely old enough to sit upright. May have been to spite my mother :lol:

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Re: your latest purchase

Unread postby commodorejohn » Wed Apr 26, 2017 10:28 pm

JP-8000's a cool little keyboard - kind of the first wave of "virtual analog," but unlike a lot of Roland's very blah later VA offerings it actually has its own distinctive character to it.

Anyway, my SEM got here today and it is glorious :D
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Re: your latest purchase

Unread postby jodys » Thu Apr 27, 2017 3:33 pm

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I've been doing a lot of printing in the darkroom lately and my exposures started getting long. Took me a little bit to realize that the bulb itself was slowly dying. Never had that happen before. I got some 4x5 film because I inherited a 4x5 camera a while back and have never had a chance to use it.
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Re: your latest purchase

Unread postby pentium » Thu Apr 27, 2017 6:47 pm

Does your enlarger actually use a halogen bulb?
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Re: your latest purchase

Unread postby jodys » Thu Apr 27, 2017 10:52 pm

Yeah, that exact bulb. I tried some hardware store bulbs with the same base, but they were too dim. Expected life is 50 hours, at least they are cheap.
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Re: your latest purchase

Unread postby pentium » Fri Apr 28, 2017 7:00 am

I mean, 50 hours does not sound like much but then I recall most of my prints go under for 15-45 seconds. Longer if I'm doing something crazy. It will still take a while to reach 50 hours.
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Re: your latest purchase

Unread postby itsvince725 » Sat Apr 29, 2017 10:29 am

A Compaq Deskpro EN. Pentium III, 733MHz. Should be a nice little box.
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Re: your latest purchase

Unread postby Krokodil » Sat Apr 29, 2017 2:31 pm

Haven't gotten them yet. But ordered two books last night. Titanic: The Ship Magnificent. Volume I and II.

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Volume I is 520 pages and covers the Design and Construction of the ship in great detail. Volume II is 696 pages and covers the interior design and fitting out in great detail. They are literally study textbooks on the most intricate details of the ship. Both contain many diagrams, plans, drawing and rarely seen photos.

Kinda like the Space Shuttle book tomvos posted about above.

I'll also take this opportunity to point this very interesting project out. Called Titanic: Honor and Glory. It is a project to recreate the Titanic in full 3D as the centerpiece of a game - think Titanic Adventure Out of Time. It's very ambitious, but the work they have done so far is quite impressive. You could say this project is the mount Everest of 3D game development.

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