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 From:  Manthorp  
 To:  ANT_THOMAS     
42609.41 In reply to 42609.40 
It miffed me a bit. Keighley has not yet been modelled, and it's a little - pointedly ignored, I felt - absence amid a sea of dodgy procedural modelling.

"We all have flaws, and mine is being wicked."
James Thurber, The Thirteen Clocks 1951
 
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 From:  Matt  
 To:  Lucy (X3N0PH0N)      
42609.42 In reply to 42609.1 
No Taskbar/Dock/Menu and no desktop icons. Use Command+Space on Mac and Windows key on Windows and type to search for the app I want to open or switch to.

Same problem as Kos. Left hand screen is Macbook Pro and middle and right are two 24" monitors. Two different DPIs and resolutions, but I rarely use the Macbook for much other than email or slack, so it doesn't bother me too much.

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 From:  Lucy (X3N0PH0N)   
 To:  Matt     
42609.43 In reply to 42609.42 
No desktop icons and no dock/taskbar <3
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 From:  Dave!!  
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42609.44 
This is my current desktop. Despite having three screens, I don't use them for my main PC, only for my work laptop. Well, I also use the left hand screen for my Silicon Graphics machines from time to time...
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 From:  CHYRON (DSMITHHFX)  
 To:  Dave!!     
42609.45 In reply to 42609.44 
When the internet as we know it was in its infancy in the early '90s, my brother worked on an Indigo at a medical research laboratory, and showed me the mosaic browser in action on it.

ISTR they cost ~US$7Kat the time.
“a man gets struck by lightning and goes “zzzt”, Jason gets shot and dies and the submarine blows up.”
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 From:  william (WILLIAMA)  
 To:  Dave!!     
42609.46 In reply to 42609.44 
Is that a local sea view? Just wondered because of the wind farm.
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 From:  Dave!!  
 To:  william (WILLIAMA)     
42609.47 In reply to 42609.46 
Yep, taken from a nature reserve about a mile from our house last year. I often use local pics these days as wallpapers, simply because the scenery up here in the north of Scotland is so pretty. I have mixed views on the wind farm. On one hand it does spoil the view a bit, but on the other hand Trump hates it and spent years unsuccessfully challenging it. So it wins some bonus points for that!
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 From:  william (WILLIAMA)  
 To:  Dave!!     
42609.48 In reply to 42609.47 
There's a big wind farm off the coast here as well. To be honest, the horizon isn't especially exciting; there's no scenic coastal curves or spits of land - and I've got quite used to it. 
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 From:  CHYRON (DSMITHHFX)  
 To:  william (WILLIAMA)     
42609.49 In reply to 42609.48 
Beats oil spills, smog &such.
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 From:  william (WILLIAMA)  
 To:  CHYRON (DSMITHHFX)     
42609.50 In reply to 42609.49 
and God smiles on windfarms

 
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 From:  Dave!!  
 To:  william (WILLIAMA)     
42609.51 In reply to 42609.50 
That's a biggie! The one in Aberdeen only has 11 turbines, but they are some of the biggest in the world apparently. We live several miles north of Aberdeen so they're a lot smaller in the pictures. In Aberdeen, they look absolutely massive, despite being several miles offshore.
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 From:  william (WILLIAMA)  
 To:  Dave!!     
42609.52 In reply to 42609.51 
It's big at around 72 square kilometres, but not in the top 5 around the UK. 
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 From:  Dave!!  
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42609.53 
To spice things up a bit, here's also the desktop from my Silicon Graphics Indigo2 machine. The operating system is IRIX 6.5.22 here.
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 From:  Dave!!  
 To:  Dave!!     
42609.54 In reply to 42609.53 
And here it is running "fsn" (pronounced "fusion"). This is the 3D file navigator program that famously appeared in Jurassic Park in the "this is a Unix system, I know this!" bit. It is an actual program, albeit one of limited real-world use.
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 From:  koswix  
 To:  Dave!!     
42609.55 In reply to 42609.53 
:D

That's cool. Why*/how?

*as in are you supporting some ancient tech, or just for fun? No justification required beyond fun.

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 From:  Dave!!  
 To:  koswix     
42609.56 In reply to 42609.55 
Fun, basically. My dad worked at the VR centre at a local university back in the 90s, I went in from time to time during the school holidays and fell in love with the SGI machines there (beautiful and impressive things, coming from a world of beige PCs as I was back then). Several years later, I got my hands on a couple of the older student systems when they were being let go cheaply.

Got bored with them mid-2000s and popped them in the loft, but caught the bug again after moving house a few years back (and finding them in the loft). I've since added slightly to my collection to acquire my most "sought-after" machine (the Indigo2). It's just pretty cool to play around with a system that was worth around £50,000 when new - especially with their connection to the movie industry, plus playing with pure old-school Unix is also quite fun.
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 From:  Lucy (X3N0PH0N)   
 To:  Dave!!     
42609.57 In reply to 42609.53 
Now that's a proper desktop.

 
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 From:  koswix  
 To:  Dave!!     
42609.58 In reply to 42609.56 
Do you do anything fun with it?

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 From:  Dave!!  
 To:  koswix     
42609.59 In reply to 42609.58 
A few odds and sods! IRIX is an interesting OS to customise and play around with, and I've done a bit of work with porting a couple of apps to IRIX, mainly rdesktop (open-source Remote Desktop client), plus also some work a while ago with OpenTTD. Other than that, the Indigo2 sounds great for music and can rip vinyls quite nicely, playing the odd retro-game like Doom or various ScummVM games is also fun.
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