Irix CDs?

Hey, I remembered that I still have an SGI O2 sitting on the shelf in my laundry room! Unfortunately, what I don't remember is the root password, and I think the only sane way to reset it is with an Irix install CD. Do any of you have one that you can snail-mail to me?

Also, if you happen to have the dingus that lets you plug a normal SVGA monitor into an SGI Indy, I could give that a good home too.

Update: Nevermind, rukzise found a crack that got me back in.

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setting the wayback machine for the mid 1990s

Dear Lazyweb,

I want to actually run some of these old copies of Netscape that I have. I have an Intel iMac running MacOS 10.5.1. What is the easiest way to do that, without spending money? Presumably the answer involves running an emulator, of which there are many. I've tried a couple and not gotten far. (I don't have a preference on whether I run the Mac, Windows, or Linux binaries. Whichever is easiest.)

Facts please, not theories.

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Current Music: Moev -- Right Hand ♬

The agency rejected the argument that "the buttocks are not a sexual organ."

Nude buttocks may cost ABC $1.4 million

The Federal Communications Commission has proposed a $1.4 million fine against 52 ABC Television Network stations over a 2003 broadcast of cop drama NYPD Blue.

The fine is for a scene where a boy surprises a woman as she prepares to take a shower. The scene depicted "multiple, close-up views" of the woman's "nude buttocks" according to an agency order issued late Friday.

ABC is owned by the Walt Disney Co. The fines were issued against 52 stations either owned by or affiliated with the network.

FCC's definition of indecent content requires that the broadcast "depicts or describes sexual or excretory activities" in a "patently offensive way" and is aired between the hours of 6 a.m. and 10 p.m.

The agency said the show was indecent because "it depicts sexual organs and excretory organs -- specifically an adult woman's buttocks."

The agency rejected the network's argument that "the buttocks are not a sexual organ."

I'll be expecting one of you commenters to find these alleged buttocks on the youtubes.

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can it, in fact, sink?

I find this message hilarious* in several ways.

(Did you know usenet still existed? Wacky. I'm tempted to tag this with "retrocomputing" on that basis alone.)

From: Moshe Goldfarb <>
Newsgroups: comp.os.linux.advocacy
Subject: Re: Gnome-screensaver ... nice touch
Date: Wed, 6 Feb 2008 14:38:14 -0500

On Wed, 06 Feb 2008 04:31:51 +0000, [H]omer wrote:

> Usually I just stick with xscreensaver,

Is this what Linux advocacy has sunk to?
Don't you guys have anything more interesting to talk about than patents and screen savers?

Moshe Goldfarb
Collector of soaps from around the globe.
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* Where by "hilarious" I mean "mildly amusing".

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