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  1. I would love to but I'm probably a computer science degree or two short...
  2. I was just thinking how much of a ball ache it is to get old Macs talking to each other, not because LocalTalk doesn't work really well, just because of the practicality of stringing cable everywhere (and finding LocalTalk adapters). What would be amazing would be a gadget I could plug into my printer/modem port that took the LocalTalk signal and joined my wi-fi network, and posted the serial data "over" the wireless TCP/IP connection and then the same gadget on the other end could convert it back into LocalTalk. Would such a thing even be possible? Joel
  3. I have one of these great adapters and it's brilliant, it converts the SCA connector on a modern SCSI hard disk to the 50-pin one found inside most Macs with an internal SCSI bus. My question is, if I use this adapter to connect my SCA drive to the 50-pin connector on my Adaptec 2940 Fast & Wide SCSI card, will I get the benefit of faster speeds that this drive is capable of providing? I connected the drive (an HP 10K rpm 72GB SCA drive) to my beige G3 using the SCA adapter and the internal SCSI bus, it benchmarks at only 5MB/sec. I'm hoping to get much faster perf
  4. the really weird part is that my quicksilver has had its logic board replaced by a Digital Audio logic board, but with the Quicksilver dual 800MHz G4 card in it. Luckily I have just scored a correct logic board from Ebay for £10 delivered!
  5. Snagged a very nice condition dual G5 2GHz with 2GB RAM and Radeon 9600 for £65. When I got there the seller also had a Sawtooth 500MHz and a Quicksilver 800MHz which I took off his hands for £40 each. All in perfect working order. My wife wants to know what I'm going to do with them... any ideas?!
  6. Well done - always a very satisfying procedure. Can I ask what you are going to use the card for in your G5, given you are limited to Mac OS X? Do you do a lot of gaming on the G5?
  7. I have the bracket and am happy to let you have it - are you in the UK?
  8. I agree. In classic Mac systems there is no need to worry about invisible files, a simple Finder copy will copy *everything*. The only thing you have to worry about is system folder blessing and you can always reinstall the system anyway. The advantage of doing a simple Finder copy is that if it fails, you can pick up from where it got to unlike a dd type process.
  9. OK cool... can't believe I didn't spot that it was AGP!
  10. https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Genuine-64MB-ATI-Radeon-7000-35-FC28-G0-03-VGA-TV-Out-Graphics-Card-Unit-/284053512063?_trksid=p2349624.m46890.l49292 @Paulie already plotting upgrades and I haven’t even picked it up yet Cheers, Joel
  11. Great find. Do love these. They make a very nice macOS 9 machine with a bit of hacking around
  12. Are you sure? I have bought one of these https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/114657834239?ViewItem=&item=114657834239 as a drop-in replacement for a PowerBook G4 12" - taking the resolution from 1024x768 up to 1440x900. Should be a great upgrade. I haven't installed it yet but plenty of guys on the net have done so successfully. I'm sure there will be a 17" panel to suit, maybe even a resolution upgrade too!
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