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by wussboy
Sun Nov 18, 2007 11:22 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: The demise of Oink, the RIAA, and Waffles.fm
Replies: 12
Views: 4251

Thanks for the link, Wibla. I frequent /. a fair bit and had read that article. I basically read everything I find about the issue. :)

Cheers, all!
by wussboy
Sun Nov 18, 2007 11:19 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: The demise of Oink, the RIAA, and Waffles.fm
Replies: 12
Views: 4251

I see I haven't been clear. This thread is not an excuse to get an invite. Getting an invite is its only purpose. The current music industry needs to end. It steals the products of other people and sells it to fans at an arbitrarily high price. You may choose to fight them by ignoring them or by sho...
by wussboy
Sat Nov 17, 2007 10:04 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: The demise of Oink, the RIAA, and Waffles.fm
Replies: 12
Views: 4251

Sorry, Steve_Y. The laws don't serve anyone but the RIAA...certainly not the artists or consumers. And I don't want to hurt the music industry, I want to end it.

Anyone with an invite? If not, anyone with a recommendation on how to go about getting one?
by wussboy
Sat Nov 17, 2007 2:18 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: The demise of Oink, the RIAA, and Waffles.fm
Replies: 12
Views: 4251

The demise of Oink, the RIAA, and Waffles.fm

I hope this is not out of line here, but I have been following the music industry's shenanigans for many years now, and have often looked for ways to get involved in the fight. I Stumble Upon'd an excellent article last night that talked about the closure of Oink. I'd never heard of the site, but it...
by wussboy
Fri Aug 03, 2007 9:21 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Sigh. I need trouble-shooting advice again.
Replies: 6
Views: 2592

I tried both on-board video and a graphics card and same issue. I think it must be the motherboard. I'll try and get it replaced.

Thanks, everyone.
by wussboy
Thu Aug 02, 2007 9:18 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Sigh. I need trouble-shooting advice again.
Replies: 6
Views: 2592

Sigh. I need trouble-shooting advice again.

Hey everyone. I've been having trouble with my computer for the last few days. It started when I bought some canned air and dust cleaned it while it was running. I think still-liquid air might have shorted something out. But... It still works. Sort of. It would boot up past the black WindowsXP scree...
by wussboy
Fri Jun 15, 2007 8:08 am
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: Noob to watercooling
Replies: 4
Views: 3159

Another thing to keep in mind is what your ultimate goal is. There certainly may be a difference between Zalman and Swiftech waterblocks, but I'd bet it's not very much. If your computer needs to ride the bleeding edge you may want to look carefully at your parts, but if you just want to get the hea...
by wussboy
Tue May 01, 2007 5:51 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: custom wood case - questions
Replies: 17
Views: 4935

What about electromagnetic shielding? Is this even an issue for wood cases? I will build my next case out of wood, and I have considered gluing a layer of tinfoil to the inside of the case. Is it worth it, or should I save the tinfoil for a lovely hat to keep the RIAA from beaming anti-pirate ads in...
by wussboy
Wed Apr 25, 2007 7:40 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: incandescent light bulb ban in ontario...
Replies: 80
Views: 29189

Ralf Hutter wrote:"feel good" legislation like the spanking ban.
Am I the only one who cracked up at that? Spanking? Feel good?

Ahhhhh! It's wasted on you people.

:lol: :lol:
by wussboy
Thu Apr 19, 2007 3:33 am
Forum: SPCR's Folding@Home
Topic: One core and one GPU?
Replies: 13
Views: 5540

Thanks, floffe. Will try that.

BEHOLD!! I have registered points! :) Be afraid. Be very afraid.
by wussboy
Tue Apr 17, 2007 10:38 pm
Forum: SPCR's Folding@Home
Topic: One core and one GPU?
Replies: 13
Views: 5540

Okay, I think I got it set up. I put the GPU console prog in a folder by itself and ran it. I put a CPU console version in a folder by itself and ran it. Both seem to be outputting work. What I'm wondering is what program can I use to monitor it? The Electron Microscope site is down, and FAHstats di...
by wussboy
Tue Apr 17, 2007 11:21 am
Forum: SPCR's Folding@Home
Topic: One core and one GPU?
Replies: 13
Views: 5540

One core and one GPU?

Greets everyone. After much humming and hawing I decided to get off my ass and back into the folding game. It seemed like such a waste to have a x1950Pro just sitting there 23.5 hours a day. I want to fold with the GPU (on screensaver only because I heard there were problems with it giving up contro...
by wussboy
Tue Mar 20, 2007 5:44 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: What is the Storage equivalent of dual core?
Replies: 17
Views: 5823

Brilliant, Devonvar. That's what I wanted to hear. I'll make sure I impliment that knowledge in my next build.
by wussboy
Tue Mar 20, 2007 5:42 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Enermax Galaxy: A KiloWatt power supply
Replies: 47
Views: 32814

At every other site in the world, I ignore the "Feature Highlights" section because I know it's just market-speak and not relevant to the real world. However, I always read them at SPCR because of the funny comments. Love it. Keep it up!
by wussboy
Mon Mar 19, 2007 4:03 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: How loud is 22 Decibels?
Replies: 18
Views: 20893

cjmuk wrote:
~El~Jefe~ wrote:22 db is the sound a manufacturer makes when it lies to the public.
A quality line... :)
I thought that was pretty damn funny too. Nice one!
by wussboy
Mon Mar 19, 2007 3:15 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Enermax Galaxy: A KiloWatt power supply
Replies: 47
Views: 32814

MikeC doesn't care who buys what. He's just saying, that if you do buy it, why not support SPCR with it?
by wussboy
Mon Mar 19, 2007 2:10 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Enermax Galaxy: A KiloWatt power supply
Replies: 47
Views: 32814

Good article, MikeC.

As a note, the word "performance" appears twice in the first sentence of the conclusion.
by wussboy
Mon Mar 19, 2007 1:57 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: What is the Storage equivalent of dual core?
Replies: 17
Views: 5823

So it is correct that every SATA cable plugged into a physically seperate HD will have (functionally) unrestricted access?

If so, this is good news. I'm completely okay with buying a few drives and organizing my data. I like organizing things!
by wussboy
Sat Mar 17, 2007 12:49 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: What is the Storage equivalent of dual core?
Replies: 17
Views: 5823

I realize that if the drive spins faster, it will transfer data faster, but I don't really think it's about seek times. It's really about one drive head not being able to be in two places at once. I think this problem is what I'm interested in opinions on. Hypothetical question: If I had two physica...
by wussboy
Fri Mar 16, 2007 6:28 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Green housing?
Replies: 4
Views: 2600

I find this stuff very interesting myself. Thanks for the links, MikeC. A structural engineering friend of mine has a client who is trying to build a 500 year house, or a house that would be livable for 500 years. Quite a prospect in Calgary Alberta, I'd imagine (FYI, it's cold up there!). Do you pu...
by wussboy
Fri Mar 16, 2007 6:13 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: What is the Storage equivalent of dual core?
Replies: 17
Views: 5823

What is the Storage equivalent of dual core?

So I got a new computer with an AMD X2 processor. It's pretty nice. My first dual-core. However, I have noticed that a lot of times the performance really chugs because of HD access. Now, admittedly, I don't have the world's fastest HD (newer WD notebook drive), but if I'm installing an update plus ...
by wussboy
Thu Mar 15, 2007 7:58 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: What career should i do?
Replies: 36
Views: 11683

@Aris - Yeah, I certainly don't want you to think I'm down on education. I love it, and hope to always be an avid learner myself. In whatever happens, I of course wish you nothing but happiness. And large breasted women. Hell, why not?! @Jumper - You're right about the engineering workload. I'm not ...
by wussboy
Thu Mar 15, 2007 2:13 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: abit NF-M2 nView
Replies: 282
Views: 192100

Heh. Because of my research into RMClock and CrystalCPU I realized that I didn't in fact have CnQ running. :oops: Now I do, and my CPU is idling at 6 degrees above ambient! God bless MikeC and the NSK2400!
by wussboy
Thu Mar 15, 2007 2:11 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Do you need to be certified to Sell computers?
Replies: 17
Views: 5867

I think the real issue is what is going to make people chose to use your service? I believe you have a few options: 1. You have the lowest price. If you believe you can do it cheaper than Dell, you're an idiot! :) 2. You have the best selection/build quality. This may be possible, but wil be quite t...
by wussboy
Thu Mar 15, 2007 2:05 am
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: Suspending an L20 pump
Replies: 4
Views: 3290

Yeah, that will probably work fine. However, I encourage you to consider suspending it by the output hose. I don't have my pump with me now, but I seem to recall that if the pump wasn't touching ANYTHING it became effectively silent. Play around with it yourself. Listen to what it sounds like when y...
by wussboy
Thu Mar 15, 2007 2:02 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: What career should i do?
Replies: 36
Views: 11683

@ jaganath - I do admin support in the clinical research field. Sales is a good guess, though! :) @ nutball - I agree that it can become a minimum requirement. I disagree that it will help decide which CVs go into the shredder. I have 100 applications. All have degrees. 50% will go into the shredder...
by wussboy
Wed Mar 14, 2007 8:43 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: What career should i do?
Replies: 36
Views: 11683

Yes, remember that getting a degree does not guarantee a job. And if you're working for someone else, you'll always have that stress of losing your job over your head. Me personally? I think everyone should read Robert Kiyosaki's "Rich Dad, Poor Dad" before they decide to invest in an education. I d...
by wussboy
Wed Mar 14, 2007 1:43 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: can a computer case be made into a big heatsink?
Replies: 33
Views: 18329

I once saw an article about a guy who made his own heatpipes. It was a surprisingly simple process. I'm not saying you can do it in an afternoon with a hair-dryer, but it's certainly not impossible. In this, as in all things, Google is your friend. http://www.fossilfreedom.com/manifolds.html http://...
by wussboy
Wed Mar 14, 2007 1:40 am
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: Suspending an L20 pump
Replies: 4
Views: 3290

I had almost the exact same setup at one point, even down to removing the HD cage! I do know that pump well, and I also agree that it needed badly to be suspended. One thing I always thought I'd try (but never got around to) is buying several of those silicone keyboard wrist rests and placing it on ...
by wussboy
Mon Mar 12, 2007 7:49 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: When [your] computer is too [quiet]...
Replies: 32
Views: 21933

Evil Gnomes wrote:in future you might have to refer to www.silentambientreview.com seeing as silencing your pc is not enough :D
Is it more lame that I want that site to exist, or that i actually clicked on the link to see if it did?