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by sea2stars
Mon Jan 03, 2011 10:43 am
Forum: Deals, Vendors and Classifieds
Topic: Western Digital Caviar Green WD20EARS 2TB-$80 A/R, FS, Egg
Replies: 1
Views: 727

Re: Western Digital Caviar Green WD20EARS 2TB-$80 A/R, FS, E

The Spinpoint F4 HD204UI 2TB is currently the same price.. without the need for a rebate and possibly more reliable.
by sea2stars
Thu Sep 09, 2010 6:34 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Super Efficient Cars [very large pictures]
Replies: 387
Views: 275900

Here's a link you may be interested in for Sketchup plugins that may help facilitate more organic modeling.
by sea2stars
Thu Sep 09, 2010 6:20 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Super Efficient Cars [very large pictures]
Replies: 387
Views: 275900

Yeah. With school, work, and family there's no way I'll be able to keep up with modifications; I've barely touched the model since the last time you saw it.
by sea2stars
Thu Aug 26, 2010 4:36 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: My new refrigerator adventure (part green, part noise rant)
Replies: 22
Views: 5398

I apologize for the thread hijack. Anything is subject to manipulation; political or otherwise. "efficient electric heating" sounds just as plausible as "clean coal" Seeing how this house was probably heated with coal when first built and then oil at some point, natural gas was the best option avail...
by sea2stars
Thu Aug 26, 2010 9:20 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Super Efficient Cars [very large pictures]
Replies: 387
Views: 275900

If you'd like to shoot over the SU file I could play with it in Max. Heh. I don't get to model many organic shapes these days.
by sea2stars
Thu Aug 26, 2010 8:44 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: My new refrigerator adventure (part green, part noise rant)
Replies: 22
Views: 5398

Per capita, North Americans use twice the total energy (electricity, gas, oil, etc) of Europe and roughly 6 times as the rest of the world. True. We're still using energy, but all of our gas appliances (furnace, hot water heater, clothes dryer) are much more efficient than their electric/oil counter...
by sea2stars
Wed Aug 25, 2010 1:20 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Super Efficient Cars [very large pictures]
Replies: 387
Views: 275900

Whoa.. huge pictures. You really need to get this into a better modeler, Blender is free/open source; a better rendering engine couldn't hurt either. There are also opensource and cheap"ish" solid modelers out there; Alibre Design PE may be worth looking into. I do archviz/graphics down in CT and us...
by sea2stars
Thu Aug 19, 2010 6:33 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Small, Low Power, Quiet Atom based Linux server
Replies: 28
Views: 41058

Just a heads up. Someone on eBay is selling these one at a time for $16.99 plus $10 for shipping. I may grab another if I can find someplace to hide it from the wife.

Raidmax ITX-0907-BP

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by sea2stars
Mon Aug 16, 2010 10:42 am
Forum: Green Computing
Topic: Best energy efficient monitor?
Replies: 28
Views: 21888

I replaced an old 21" Sony Trinitron CRT with a Dell g2410 and I have it down to about 18w. I do miss my Trinitron when I bring work home though, but I just can't see spending the money to get a LCD that can match a CRT in color reproduction.

Meh. My back and power bill are happier though.
by sea2stars
Mon Jun 28, 2010 9:43 am
Forum: Donate for Reviews
Topic: Samsung EcoGreen F3 2000GB
Replies: 16
Views: 26062

$100 sent. Only need a few more people to donate.
by sea2stars
Sat Jun 12, 2010 7:37 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: [Poll] What's your system's noisiest parts ?
Replies: 31
Views: 13501

Wife should be an option.
by sea2stars
Sat Jun 12, 2010 7:32 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: quiet toilets
Replies: 12
Views: 2020

...the Stealth Toilet is similar to a regular toilet in decibels but uses only .8 gallons per flush.

Not sure Stealth is a great moniker for toilet. Silent but deadly?

Then again. I can't see spending $305 for the standard model when I can easily mod the toilet I currently have.
by sea2stars
Sat Apr 24, 2010 6:39 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Own a flat panel? Don't go to this link.
Replies: 27
Views: 3701

Yeah. I do graphics work for a living, animation, etc, and do much of my 3D work in linear space (2.2 gamma); sometimes I do miss my old 21" Sony Trinitron. Although I don't miss moving it around and paying for its electricity, I just can't see shelling out $1400+ for a NEC WUXI2 or $2000+ an Eizo, ...
by sea2stars
Sun Apr 18, 2010 4:50 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Clash of the Titans in 3D - Unimpressive.
Replies: 14
Views: 2015

The same technique used to create the 3D in this film has been employed successfully on other films. This film was given neither the staff, time or budget to do a decent job.

Unfortunately I think that there's going to be more 3D crap thrown at people.
by sea2stars
Mon Feb 01, 2010 9:30 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: iPad??? WTF, Are the Apple execs complete idiots?
Replies: 66
Views: 34895

How did Apple miss something like this instead?
Make the iPad Touch slightly larger and offer it with or without a base. The iPad Touch would run the iPhone OS and the base would run OSX.

Perfect!
by sea2stars
Sat Jan 30, 2010 8:58 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: iPad??? WTF, Are the Apple execs complete idiots?
Replies: 66
Views: 34895

Too funny. Ipad Our most advanced technology in a magical and revolutionary device at an unbelievable price. And so sayeth Jobs. And rainbows and unicorns came forth from his buttocks. And the believers waited in lines and provided their first born. I mentioned to the wife that the iPad will hopeful...
by sea2stars
Sat Dec 19, 2009 5:55 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Any old cartoons fans here?
Replies: 7
Views: 1883

The Rocky and Bulwinkle show, Tom & Jerry, and anything Max Fleischer; his Superman 'toons are still a treat to watch. During the early 80's I watched the usual suspects. What.. no mention of Tranzor Z? Although they did bastardize the Japanese version it was still fun watching breast (oppai) missil...
by sea2stars
Wed Dec 16, 2009 7:00 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: ITX boards with (digital) audio in?
Replies: 2
Views: 800

I have two Aaeon boards that do s/pdif in and out, both bought used off ebay; an emb852t pentium M and an emb9457 core 2 mobile.
by sea2stars
Fri Oct 30, 2009 7:48 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Old Intel D201GLY humidor build and future projects
Replies: 8
Views: 5465

Update. I got tired of the 60mm fan and trying to find a passive heatsink that I wouldn't have to cut up; so I modded what I had. http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v205/sea2stars/8.jpg Old 60mm fan shroud (in case I still needed the original) hacked as spacer with countersunk screw holes to fit the ...
by sea2stars
Fri Oct 23, 2009 6:22 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Old Intel D201GLY humidor build and future projects
Replies: 8
Views: 5465

Update

I still need to do some painting, quiet down the main 80mm fan (Speedfan isn't working well) and come up with a better DVD slot bezel. I'm also considering putting in a USB port on the front if I can find room. How does the name Shamisen work; besides the fact that it has too many strings? Heh. I've...
by sea2stars
Fri Oct 09, 2009 6:39 pm
Forum: Deals, Vendors and Classifieds
Topic: Silverstone FP33 3.5" Fan Controller - $11 @ Amazon
Replies: 2
Views: 1206

I've owned two and each once has had 1 of the 3 controllers flake out.
by sea2stars
Thu Jul 02, 2009 7:11 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Old Intel D201GLY humidor build and future projects
Replies: 8
Views: 5465

Thanks! I managed to track down an Aaeon EMB-945t mini-ITX board for $40 which came in today. Now I'm just waiting for a used Mobile Core 2 Duo, T5500 1.66GHZ, to get here so I can see if if the board works. If it does, I'll start tracking down all of the extra bits that I'll need and start working ...
by sea2stars
Sun Jun 28, 2009 2:41 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Old Intel D201GLY humidor build and future projects
Replies: 8
Views: 5465

Heh. Yeah, they smell awesome being cedar and all. I only buy the humidors with imperfections; no reason to purchase something full price that you're going to put your own "defects" into. I like using them because they look great sitting on a desk or around the house and they're quite solid. I'd lov...
by sea2stars
Sat Jun 27, 2009 7:41 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Old Intel D201GLY humidor build and future projects
Replies: 8
Views: 5465

Old Intel D201GLY humidor build and future projects

Well. This little system went off to the mother-in-law's place after her old and super loud monster died; death by cat hair. My first attempt at using a Dremel on wood; learned some lessons and loss some skin. Intel D201GLY PicoPSU USB wifi to MB USB header 40GB 1.8" HD 80mm Noctua slot load slim DV...
by sea2stars
Mon Mar 16, 2009 2:06 pm
Forum: Green Computing
Topic: $100 Linux wall-wart launches
Replies: 6
Views: 6314

Yeah. Those had made the rounds a while ago. Heh. And so has the one I posted; after catching up on the forums. Doing a search for Sheevaplug before posting didn't help much.
by sea2stars
Sun Mar 01, 2009 6:58 am
Forum: Green Computing
Topic: $100 Linux wall-wart launches
Replies: 6
Views: 6314

*grin* All solved with a power strip or a small battery backup. Hrm. I might just get one of these to screw with IT at work. I never did top the black felt stickers on the bottom of a black mouse; you'd be amazed how long one person could spend trying to fix a mouse without actually looking at it. N...
by sea2stars
Sat Feb 28, 2009 9:45 pm
Forum: Green Computing
Topic: $100 Linux wall-wart launches
Replies: 6
Views: 6314

$100 Linux wall-wart launches

SheevaPlug - 1.2GHz ARM CPU - draws 5 Watts - come with Linux - 512MB each of RAM and Flash - gigabit Ethernet - USB 2.0 - size of a wall-wart A SheevaPlug DevKit is available for $99 and it looks like some products based on it are coming out. I'm tempted to get one to play with; might make a decen...
by sea2stars
Sat Jan 03, 2009 2:29 pm
Forum: Green Computing
Topic: Old computer power consumption
Replies: 27
Views: 15974

Hrm. Does a Pentium-M with a PicoPSU sound fine for your needs? I doubt you need a monitor if you log into it remotely. I bought a used mini-ITX off ebay, this time last year, for about $140: Aaeon EMB-852T motherboard; with onboard CF option 1.6Ghz Pentium M w heatsink and 60mm fan 512MB RAM Toshib...