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by floffe
Fri Mar 12, 2010 8:54 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Why Ad Blocking is devastating to the sites you love
Replies: 142
Views: 116858

we need more of an adhider instead of adblocker. that way the advertisers think we are seeing the ads because they are still downloaded to our PC just like they are when no adblocker is in place...only the adhider addon would just not display the adds to the user. as far as ars can tell we all saw ...
by floffe
Mon Oct 05, 2009 6:42 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Video File Organizer
Replies: 7
Views: 4694

andyb wrote:This is how mine is broken down.
_Series
1-E
F-N
etc etc
What's the point of breaking it down into subfolders as opposed to just sorting alphabetically?
by floffe
Fri Sep 11, 2009 9:31 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Media Center CableCARDs freed from OEM requirement
Replies: 2
Views: 1152

dean_wales wrote:So what exactly does this mean for UK customers vis-a-vis Virgin media?

Thx.

Dean.
Probably nothing since CablecCard is an american standard.
by floffe
Sun Sep 06, 2009 9:00 am
Forum: SPCR's Folding@Home
Topic: For those whose SMP production dropped horribly...
Replies: 3
Views: 3157

Re: remove the core?

cordis wrote:So when you say 'remove the core', what do you mean, like kill the job, wipe out the work dir and the queue.dat file and start it up again? Checking my throughput, it looks like I may have a couple of these bad WUs.
Plus delete FAHcore_A1 or A2 to get the updated one.
by floffe
Thu Sep 03, 2009 8:28 am
Forum: SPCR's Folding@Home
Topic: For those whose SMP production dropped horribly...
Replies: 3
Views: 3157

For those whose SMP production dropped horribly...

A few days ago I noticed that my SMP client only hit a checkpoint every couple of hours rather than the 17-20 minutes it used to. That made me look at how much CPU it was using, which turned out only to be one core. This seems to be a known issue with some WUs , that's being worked on. A workaround ...
by floffe
Sun Jul 12, 2009 7:42 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Bosch kitchen appliances - experience/opinions?
Replies: 16
Views: 4082

Shamgar: Maintenance costs I'll buy, but studies have show dish washers to use less water than washing up by hand, if run properly (i.e. only when full). If you heat your hot water with electricity it might be a wash (pun intended) on that point as well.
by floffe
Sun Jun 28, 2009 3:43 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Windows 7 Questions
Replies: 3
Views: 1654

Regarding the RC, I just downloaded it (it's free for now and I need a windows OS to run one app, now installed in a VM) and it says that after March 1, 2010 it'll start rebooting every 2 hours so that you'll get the full version. So even if it'll technically work until June 1, it'll be very annoyin...
by floffe
Fri May 22, 2009 4:21 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: I need a life, recommend me a good forum ;)
Replies: 35
Views: 6530

To get back to the original topic, I have a forum I can recommend: Wotmania (although it's being shut down in August or September, with most people migrating over to a new site. The format is quite a bit different than phpBB-style boards, but the community is great. And don't let the name discourage...
by floffe
Fri May 22, 2009 4:09 am
Forum: SPCR's Folding@Home
Topic: linux smp on atom 330? crazy?
Replies: 13
Views: 8648

Most of the linux uni-processor WUs I get have around 40 days to the first deadline (when they send it out to someone else too) and another 20 until you get no points, so a couple of weeks isn't a problem.
by floffe
Mon Apr 27, 2009 12:24 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Windows 7 ...
Replies: 16
Views: 3842

Also I am very certain this feature was implemented for server / system admins who would like to deploy their software in a new environment without actually getting new software. That's my theory, because the Pro/Ultimate version certainly doesn't sound like a home user's edition. Yes, it's directe...
by floffe
Sun Apr 26, 2009 3:37 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: 2009 Predictions
Replies: 26
Views: 5533

Re: 2009 Predictions

derekva wrote:I'll be there will be a mass abandonment of XP within 3-4 months of Windows 7 hitting the shelves.
Considering that the pro and enterprise versions will include a virtual environment containing XP Pro, I don't quite think so (at least not in the sense of XP not being on many computers any more).
by floffe
Tue Mar 31, 2009 2:59 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Please explain this:
Replies: 11
Views: 2615

The US seems to be very concerned right now with Mexico (quite rightly), people have suggested in the past to build a huge wall. Great idea for a massive government project that will include giving many thousands of people jobs. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States-Mexico_border Its not going...
by floffe
Tue Mar 31, 2009 2:43 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Samsung YP-S3 digital media player
Replies: 21
Views: 17649

Modo: This one does play Ogg, though. Makes sense since FLAC is significantly larger in size than lossy formats.
by floffe
Tue Mar 17, 2009 2:25 pm
Forum: SPCR's Folding@Home
Topic: SPCR Folds Team Blog
Replies: 1664
Views: 624641

Apparently the lastest integrated video, like the NVidia 9100 chips, can run GPU folding. With 16 shaders (whoohoo!) it takes an entire day to complete a single 435 point WU. What's really amazing is the PPW, with integrated video using about the same wattage as a night light. That's roughly 3 time...
by floffe
Mon Mar 02, 2009 12:52 pm
Forum: Green Computing
Topic: What size PSU and undervolting. P5N7A-VM & Q9400.
Replies: 14
Views: 8000

80+ gold requires 87% efficiency at 20% load, which would be very difficult for a 400W PSU (where 20% is just 80W) while possible for 800W (160W). Plus the fact that you can charge more for a larger PSU makes the investment pay off sooner.
by floffe
Tue Feb 24, 2009 10:06 am
Forum: Green Computing
Topic: Some Unix resources for lowering power consumption
Replies: 3
Views: 4433

onocentaur wrote:Would any windows apps run under Wine? The new Gigabyte motherboards come with energy-saving software, but of course it's windows only...
Probably not, since I assume they require direct hardware access.
by floffe
Fri Feb 20, 2009 10:00 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Xonar HDAV1.3 Deluxe: Asus HTPC sound card does Everything
Replies: 68
Views: 31965

HammerSandwich wrote:Try 32kbps streaming net radio versus CD.
Note how kbps is not the same unit as kHz ;)
by floffe
Fri Feb 20, 2009 1:03 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Seagate Pipeline HD Pro 1TB Hard Drive
Replies: 12
Views: 5801

ACook wrote:why are the standard rpms 5400 and 7200 anyway?
Probably because they are nice multiples of 60, so 90 and 120 revolutions per second, respectively.
by floffe
Thu Feb 19, 2009 12:30 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Madshrimps - 120mm Fan Roundup - 35 Models Compared
Replies: 59
Views: 41282

samuelmorris wrote:A minimum noise of 35dB? Hmmm...
35dB @ 5cm (2"), that is.
by floffe
Sun Feb 08, 2009 11:35 am
Forum: SPCR's Folding@Home
Topic: FAH Monitors
Replies: 5
Views: 4294

Yeah, my AthlonXP chugs along at ~180ppd on those WUs when I'm not using it for anything else. Take that into account and the fact that it's not on 24/7 it's more like 50. Soon getting a whole new computer though...
by floffe
Sun Feb 08, 2009 12:12 am
Forum: SPCR's Folding@Home
Topic: FAH Monitors
Replies: 5
Views: 4294

I use FahMon , runs on both linux, windows and OS X and works with GPUv2 and SMP as well as the standard client. It can also monitor any number of clients at once, as long as it can read the working dirs (over the network is fine). It can also export a web app and/or text file so that you can see wh...
by floffe
Wed Feb 04, 2009 10:07 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: UK equivalent of Kill A Watt meter
Replies: 14
Views: 18072

Does it show power factor as well? Maybe it'd be tricked by that, otherwise?
by floffe
Wed Jan 28, 2009 12:46 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Importing e-mails from XP to Vista64?
Replies: 5
Views: 1375

I don't think OpenOffice has an email client built-in though.
by floffe
Sun Jan 25, 2009 8:22 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Recommended software for making reviews & regulate fans
Replies: 3
Views: 2518

The sensor wire is for an RPM sensor that sends info on how fast the fan is spinning (that will end up in the mobo monitoring section of BIOS or an app like Speedfan).
by floffe
Sun Jan 25, 2009 1:53 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Recommended software for making reviews & regulate fans
Replies: 3
Views: 2518

For the pinout on a 3-pin fan header, the center pin should provide 12V while the black wire is ground.
by floffe
Wed Jan 21, 2009 6:24 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Which LCD TV to choose?
Replies: 29
Views: 5543

The radically higher power consumption of plasmas mean more heat = more fans needed to cool. It might also mean that air conditioning has to work harder, thereby increasing power draw and noise even more.
by floffe
Mon Jan 12, 2009 1:08 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Does anyone here speak and read Swedish?
Replies: 5
Views: 1512

lm is right, even if it was a long time since he was in school.
by floffe
Mon Dec 22, 2008 11:51 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Why I drive a Volvo
Replies: 16
Views: 3246

You guys are scaring me here. Given Xan and Neil's last posts, maybe I should ditch the idea of ever moving north out of Florida. 4 ft. snow drifts, and the accident that Neil saw . . . No thanks. Even with a Volvo and heated seats. No. Driving sanely keeps you on the road even in snow drifts. You ...
by floffe
Sun Dec 21, 2008 4:30 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: So how are things in your part of the world?
Replies: 25
Views: 4483

Zimbabwe unveils 10 billion dollar note http://www.africasia.com/services/news/newsitem.php?area=africa&item=081219160117.r1izup67.php Hey I can't wait for 2009 when I'll be able to buy one of those billion dollar notes on eBay for about 30 cents. :shock: That will probably be before the middle of ...
by floffe
Sat Nov 08, 2008 4:18 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Fallout3 uses SecuROM
Replies: 8
Views: 2984

Tzupy wrote:Anyone uses Steam, and can confirm that I should be able to buy DRM-free Fallout3 from Steam?
Steam is DRM, so no.