Berkeley CSUA MOTD:1998:November:24 Tuesday <Monday, Wednesday>
Berkeley CSUA MOTD
1998/11/24-26 [Computer/HW/Drives] UID:15017 Activity:low
11/23   Are SCSI 2 and UltraSCSI compatible?  Thanks.
        \_ All SCSI standards are fowward and backward compatible. It's just
           pin configurations that are different, requiring (expensive)
           \_ So can I connect a device with a 50-pin port to a SCSI
              controller card with a 68-pin port, assuming a 50<-->68 pin
              cable exists?
              \_ yes.
        \_ look to for faq on mixing older scsi with U.
           \_ I am told an exception to this is Ultra2 (LVD). --dim
1998/11/24 [Uncategorized] UID:15018 Activity:high
11/23   What do cmlee, tom, and psb have in common that make them super dorkus?
                                Hitting the +30 mark.
        \_ so it would be cooler to not make it to 30?  Can we count on you
           to slit your wrists at 29?  -tom
        \_ Can someone tell me what exactly is notable about reaching a
           specifc age that happens to be a round number?  I know many
           of you geek 'leet types think you've reached your peak of
           arrogance, but there are many more years to come, and the
           average will only rise.
           \_ The brain starts accelerated decay at 30. Kill yourself now.
1998/11/24 [Uncategorized] UID:15019 Activity:moderate
11/23  Does it really work?  Any negative stories
        about this in the media?
        \_ I don't know if it works, but I like this graphic:
           Someone should start <DEAD><DEAD> for men with, ahem, little
1998/11/24-26 [Computer/HW/Display] UID:15020 Activity:moderate
11/23   Millenium G200.. good? bad?  XFree86 compatibility/performance?
        \_ S.u.s.e. has a free X server which works on the G200:
           Accellerated X has a commercial one.  --PeterM
        \_ Outstanding image quality for resolutions >= 1024x768.  No idea
           Compatibility:  i740 > TNT > G200
           about compatibility with linux products. For single-card solutions:
           Performance (fps):  TNT > G200 > i740
           Compatibility/Driver-suppport:  i740 > TNT > G200
           Engineering:  i740 > TNT, G200
           Img quality:  G200 > i740, TNT
           Watch out if you're putting an AGP card in a K6 system. -jctwu
           \_ Hmm.. what's wrong with AGP in a K6 system?  And I'm not
              really insterested in 3D.. you're telling me the i740 is
              better than a G200 on 2D?
              \_ erm, performance G200 > i740 duh.
                 K6 motherboard's (VIA MVP3, ALi Aladdin V) have traditionally
                 had probs with AGP cards, esp. i740 cards.  MAKE SURE you
                 get a first-hand ref. on what has worked before. -jctwu
              \_ Performance wise, G200 among the best, if not the best,
                 in 2D. And image quality is unparalleled. Frankly, I never
                 noticed how shitty the image produced by my 2 yr. old
                 Diamond card was until I got a G200.
                \_ You had nothing to compare it to.  Compare the G200 image
                   to your eyeball's view of the world.  Same thing.
       \_ In a similar vein, any hope of an Open Systems X server that can
          deal with the TNT ?
Berkeley CSUA MOTD:1998:November:24 Tuesday <Monday, Wednesday>