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 Post subject: SPCR Favorite Threads -- Hall of Fame?
PostPosted: Sun Apr 06, 2003 1:10 am 
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This is my #1 vote -- The Vicious Cycle!. The exchange between Rusty & SpyderCat is absolutely precious, evoking chuckles, guffaws & howls even from non-geek, non-SPC folks. Comedy at its most absurd best. I've printed it out to save. :lol:


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OK, so no one else cares about this topic? :( Never mind. Here's another favorite to add, begun by the now infamous rosy_toes: a hilarious damsel in distress, geek knights a plenty charging in to the rescue, then finally, getting caught up in their own powwow. What more can you ask for in a forum thread!? :lol: http://forums.silentpcreview.com/viewtopic.php?t=4087


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Haha, I love this topic! Thanks for pointing out the threads, MikeC, I would never have noticed them otherwise.


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i like the one where i talk about cloning christina ricci and natalie portman

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I don't remember the actual thread I read this in, but a week ago I was shopping online at GoogleGear.com for a hard drive and I added an 80GB Barracuda V to my cart. Well, I made it all the way to checkout and right when I was about to click the submit button, for some reason I had this nagging feeling to check back on these forums again, just to make sure that I was making the right purchase.

And lo and behold!!! - someone here posted a comment in a thread mentioning that the 60GB cudas use only one platter and are a bit quieter, while the 80GB+ hard drives use two platters.

So, long story short, I switched out my cart at googlegear at the last second and bought that 60GB hard drive instead. I don't know how big of a difference the sound actually is, probably not THAT big of a difference, but I suppose every bit counts. And it's good to know that I was able to avoid the frustration of wondering "what if" later on, if I bought that supposedly louder 80GB hard drive instead.

So I'd say that that particular thread, whenever I find it, is my personal fav.


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My personal fav has to be the Castration Band thread.

The favorite quote from that whole thread: "You must really hate your cows... "

Cracks me up just rereading now. :lol:

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lol some great threads, hall of fame time :)


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Another humdinger I stumbled across and remembered recently: HDD Silencing in a Vacuum... http://forums.silentpcreview.com/viewtopic.php?t=2330


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Did crisspy and Rusty ever start the "noise cancellation" thread?


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Yes indeedy: Silence through Noise Cancellation?

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I still want to see a camera shot of the vat of oil computer!


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 Post subject: It could work!
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I think that a hard drive in a vacuum would work. How about water cool the hd. All you have is two hose going into the vacuum. Also, wouldn't the hd work better? There won't be any air resistance so the disk can spin freely and the head could move back and forth quicker?


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 Post subject: Re: It could work!
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IceFire wrote:
I think that a hard drive in a vacuum would work. How about water cool the hd. All you have is two hose going into the vacuum. Also, wouldn't the hd work better? There won't be any air resistance so the disk can spin freely and the head could move back and forth quicker?



Nope, remember that the heads float across the surface of the disk on a cushion of air. No air and the heads would drag along the surface, leaving pretty little scratches :lol:

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 Post subject: Re: It could work!
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Nope, remember that the heads float across the surface of the disk on a cushion of air. No air and the heads would drag along the surface, leaving pretty little scratches :lol:


Even normal 3.5" desktop Harddrive? They must have change the design somewhere along the way.


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Nope, some things haven't changed.

The drives spin faster, the heads are smaller and there are more of them, but they still operate the same way.

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Instant Classic: Desputer! (Vendor rep gets nasty on second post!)


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How about that house call from Knights who say Ni in F@H? :D


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OK, here's a new one that's bound to get you howling. If you don't like it, don't bark at me! :lol: :lol:
Barking dogs in the neighborhood and getting them to shut up

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Should we add one from the Ralf Hutter line? :P


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A normal post gone bad here


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mpteach wrote:
A normal post gone bad here


Hey, don't look at me.

It was your fault for posting this:

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by kids you mean under 19 right ;)

ARe you guys really old?


Nobody with gray hair likes to see the words "really old" applied to them. :)

Not that I have any gray hair, I was just sticking up for the other old farts.....

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well at least you have hair unlike some of the old farts.

and i admit that <gasP> Im 18!!!!</gasp> at least until may.
i made a typo there.


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Just read this post, and being a cat owner (and vacuumer...), it certainly produced a chuckle...

http://forums.silentpcreview.com/viewtopic.php?t=8548

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Just read this post, and being a cat owner (and vacuumer...), it certainly produced a chuckle...

http://forums.silentpcreview.com/viewtopic.php?t=8548

Then you'll get some laughs out of this...
Extreme Overclocking Forums' Official Kitten Thread

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How can topic not be on the list ?


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Another hilarious hijack in the making: Rubber spray paint/Ralf's wig


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Another hilarious hijack in the making: Rubber spray paint/Ralf's wig


Looks like we'll have to get back to the mundane reality on that one. The thread starter's getting a bit concerned with the direction the thread is taking.

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The ThermoBooger thread made me laugh out loud.

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An instant classic


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This one makes it's debut on my Top Ten List and it's only a few hours old.

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