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    Yeah, it's possible. There are also a variety of...

    Yeah, it's possible. There are also a variety of natively dual-headed display adapters available for PCI Macs.
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    Yeah, Unity and GNOME 3 were a laughable dumpster...

    Yeah, Unity and GNOME 3 were a laughable dumpster fire.

    That said, I've found that desktop icons are more trouble than they're worth, particularly on smaller screens where they're going to be...
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    Fortunately, there's systemd-free distros out...

    Fortunately, there's systemd-free distros out there that are reasonably well-supported. Because yes, giving the creator of the most broken and janky Linux sound system out of all the broken and janky...
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    I think the other part is that the Alpha was too...

    I think the other part is that the Alpha was too late in the game and around for too short a time to really acquire the kind of cultural cachet that the earlier DEC systems did. The -11 and the VAX...
  5. I think the resolution is probably too coarse for...

    I think the resolution is probably too coarse for dithering to work as a true blending technique, but you could certainly do wireframe vector graphics or simple monochrome bitmap stuff.
  6. I mean, effectively in an anaglyphic setup you'd...

    I mean, effectively in an anaglyphic setup you'd be limited to monochrome images (red and cyan being "white" in the left/right images respectively, while white is "white" in both,) which at 320x200...
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    I have a spare VSXXX mouse I'd be happy to loan...

    I have a spare VSXXX mouse I'd be happy to loan to anybody interested in reverse-engineering the protocol with an eye toward making an adapter.
  8. As someone who tracks project concepts and work...

    As someone who tracks project concepts and work by filesystem directory structure, this concept intrigues me. Almost want to take a stab at it myself, but that'd open up a whole can of cans o'...
  9. Poll: Yeah, the HP pizzaboxen aren't tanks (you could...

    Yeah, the HP pizzaboxen aren't tanks (you could bludgeon a man with a Sparcstation 2,) but they're reasonably well-built and not made out of Spindler plastic, at least. My bigger problem has to do...
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    Welcome aboard! Need to get back to playing...

    Welcome aboard! Need to get back to playing around with my old Macs some more, myself; I'm afraid other hobby stuff is currently taking up most of my free time. Still love 'em though :)
  11. Poll: Yeah, it made reasonable sense, it was just one...

    Yeah, it made reasonable sense, it was just one of those things where "standards" went in a different direction.
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    Any 3w3-to-BNC cable should do fine, since you...

    Any 3w3-to-BNC cable should do fine, since you can just swap the BNC connectors around to the right jacks. That's what I ended up doing with my VAXStation.
  13. Poll: There are a number of Sun display adapters that...

    There are a number of Sun display adapters that do support 1280x1024 (or even higher.) It's just the earlier cards and the 1MB base-model versions of the later ones that are limited to the weird...
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    Very neat :)

    Very neat :)
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    I know mine is hard-sectored, but I don't know...

    I know mine is hard-sectored, but I don't know anything other than that. I had to get a system disk from someone on here or cctalk, IIRC.
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    I have no insight to offer on the actual topic,...

    I have no insight to offer on the actual topic, but this couplet has a pleasing little rap cadence to it.
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    Hah, yeah, I didn't know you could do that with...

    Hah, yeah, I didn't know you could do that with the cell height in bitmap mode :D
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    Now, let's be fair, guys! That's only ~50-65% of...

    Now, let's be fair, guys! That's only ~50-65% of the list price when new!
  19. Well this is just making me want to putter around...

    Well this is just making me want to putter around with the little 286 mini-baby-AT board I picked up in a lot at a garage sale a few years back...
  20. I don't believe there's anything magic about...

    I don't believe there's anything magic about protected mode on the 286 (well, maybe in the "cursed by a witch" sense.) Even the A20 hack is only needed to preserve 8086-specific behavior needed by a...
  21. Ah, nifty :)

    Ah, nifty :)
  22. I'd hazard a guess that they simply didn't see it...

    I'd hazard a guess that they simply didn't see it as a threat. As far as I can determine, laboratory and industrial markets weren't really IBM's big thing back in the day; they had a couple...
  23. Wonder who the operator is...he looks a little...

    Wonder who the operator is...he looks a little annoyed at being interrupted for a photo :D
  24. Poll: Both are old computers, both are neat. The early...

    Both are old computers, both are neat. The early (68k, pre-RISC) 9000s were positioned as general-purpose "scientific computing" type workstations and have a variety of operating environments...
  25. Forum member Mike_Z is within day-trip distance...

    Forum member Mike_Z is within day-trip distance of you, I believe, though I don't know how much free time/garage space he has.
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