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#76 2015-01-14 01:08:48

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Re: MJ's stuff

Again, you are the Styrene Supreme Being.


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#77 2015-01-14 01:16:21

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ClassicHasClass wrote:

Again, you are the Styrene Supreme Being.

lol!

lots of bits, bobs, styrene, abs chunkies, gorilla glue, epoxy, plastic cement and prayer holding this...creature... together smile

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#78 2015-01-14 01:22:28

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I hope you never have to disassemble it. That would be epic. And not in a good way.


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#79 2015-01-14 01:49:38

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Very nice! And I agree - I hope you never have to disassemble it. I can't imagine it being pretty.

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#80 2015-01-14 02:00:17

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Aw, come on guys! I just popped back in to ask him to tear it down to show us pics of his rebuild! tongue

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#81 2015-01-14 02:39:47

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An interesting challenge posed by you three smile

I think I'll let it live for at least 24 hours before I go out of my way to murder the poor thing big_smile

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#82 2015-01-15 12:18:37

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MJ313 wrote:

Well, it's been a long road.

She's done.

She might not have the looks. But she's got a great personality big_smile


This is, hands down, the quirkiest machine I've owned. I love it.  LOFL  smile


http://i1286.photobucket.com/albums/a61 … 62a169.jpg

Bravo! Have you tried her with the stock CPU? Any plans for other go faster parts?

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#83 2015-01-16 01:49:39

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Washerman wrote:

Bravo! Have you tried her with the stock CPU? Any plans for other go faster parts?

Thanks! I actually never tried it with the stock 132-- I just put in the Newertech G3 400 and let it go. At this point I don't think I'll be doing much else to her. I did put the 132 604 in my 7600 just to try it out. I had no problems with Marathon 2 or Warcraft 2, but Classilla was noticeably slower, which I guess was to be expected.  For all intents and purposes this 8550 is just a standup version of the 7600. But it is a bit more interesting, especially as a cobbled together machine. smile

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#84 2015-01-28 01:21:42

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Over at MacRumors someone got wind of whole bunch of PowerBook G4 12 inchers going for $46 on eBay. Those were 1.5Ghz. When I saw the same vendor was selling 1.33Ghz 12 inchers for $39 shipped, I thought... eh, what the hell.

So, I paid $39 shipped for what I thought was going to be a 1.33Ghz PB G4 with 512MB RAM and a 30GB Hard drive. What was delivered was a 1.5Ghz machine with 1.25GB RAM installed and an 80GB HD. So, I was pretty happy with that. smile

I had one of these way back in the day. It's fun to have around again! It's got a bit of a dent near the power plug and the power adapter is pretty beat, but the battery holds about an hour charge.

I cleaned it all out with Iso and the air brush on full blast to get out any... ick stuff.

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#85 2015-01-28 02:06:38

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"way back in the day"?? They arnt THAT old, are they?

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#86 2015-01-28 03:06:17

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techknight wrote:

"way back in the day"?? They arnt THAT old, are they?

Nah! just feels like it sometimes though. These yearly updates to OSX have screwed me all up with newer macs. Can't keep up anymore. Feel old fogey I guess.

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#87 2015-01-28 03:16:48

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Well i think its all moving that direction, rapid update cycles. Google is good for that too.

The latest android OS they totally redid the entire interface. instead of introducing gradual change, they just boom 180 the whole thing.

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#88 2015-02-12 00:49:01

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Well this one is a bit of an odd duck. I guess it's 'the best of the worst?'  tongue

It's kind of sneaky good though. 6360! 400Mhz G3! Great shape! No plastics to repair... yet! woohoo!

A nice little Warcraft 2 machine to get working.

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#89 2015-02-12 07:09:08

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G3 upgrade? That's some nice lipstick for the pig.


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#90 2015-02-12 13:50:41

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mcdermd wrote:

G3 upgrade? That's some nice lipstick for the pig.

haha, yeah. It was unadvertised, so a nice surprise. I think it's worth more than the entire machine. It would probably make more sense to go in a TAM. But I don't have one.

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#91 2015-02-12 13:55:46

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The 6360 really is an odd duck. It gets grouped with all the piss-poor 6300's, but it has an improved logic board (based on the 6400 LB). According to Wikepedia, the 6360 has a "new and different "Alchemy" motherboard with a full 64-bit data path and 64-bit DIMM RAM, PCI slot, and Comm Slot II".

So I guess if there's one to have, this is it. Again, best of the worst. tongue

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#92 2015-02-12 18:52:17

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Yeah, I don't hate the 6360 the way I hate, say, 6200s, but it's not one I'd ever own, personally. It's in good shape though and thumbs up on the G3. smile


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#93 2015-02-12 18:53:36

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(By the way, I think I wrote those very words on that entry, a while back. I remember removing some crap out of that entry and reworking it.)


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#94 2015-02-12 18:57:45

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It's the only one of this form factor I plan on owning smile  Even if a 630 crawls to my door and begs for a nice spot in a closet... I will yell NO at it and turn it aside. I guess I am a little bit snobby. big_smile

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#95 2015-02-12 19:00:29

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Yeah, I have no love at all for the 630, and yet like every Mac model it has its apologists and fans.

Incidentally, I got one of the $46 PB G4s also. Mine had a few dents, but considering what I paid for it, it's a fabulous deal. It will do nicely as a test 10.5 machine I can set up to work on and stow when I don't need it.


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#96 2015-02-12 19:07:25

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Oh nice!! Yeah, I am pretty happy with my G4. It's kind of dinged on the corners. No looker, for sure. And the battery kind of sucks. But all in all it's pretty nice. It works fine with my home network, and I've been happy with TenFourFox on it. I honestly hadn't used that browser barely at all before now (I don't have any other G4s... or G5s), but it stacks up real well for what I need it for.

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#97 2015-02-12 19:38:22

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Part of the issue with the 6200/6300 is the fact that the 603 is kludged together with the Quadra 630 board.  A Q630 is going to be quicker than a 62xx or 6300.  Add the PowerPC upgrade card, and, for PPC code, it's faster.  But, yeah, the 6360 is a halfway decent computer.  I probably won't own one, tho.  Next PPC machine will be a B&W G3 most likely.  Something that still has ADB natively.

-J


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#98 2015-02-12 19:43:36

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volvo242gt wrote:

Next PPC machine will be a B&W G3 most likely.  Something that still has ADB natively.

-J

I had a Rev A 300 B&W at one point, that I got from a local erecycler. I put in an 800Mhz G3 and got around the RevA LB issues with an ATA card. It was a pretty nice rig that I used for quite awhile. I believe I even used if for F@H.

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#99 2015-02-13 03:05:36

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BTW CHC, I was looking for the Sonnet software on the web... ran into a post re: Sonnet 3.1 enabler... and who should have it? haha.. You!

AND you got me to install Gopher plugin! big_smile

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#100 2015-02-13 03:26:50

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I consider it a way to keep Gopher alive and build an install base of modern Gopher-capable computers. smile


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