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by qviri
Mon Nov 09, 2009 7:59 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: The Irony of the US Health Care Bill
Replies: 23
Views: 3061

~El~Jefe~ wrote:When can we reform that pathetic excuse for a "democracy"?
How would you like to reform it?

With expletives and stereotypes?
~El~Jefe~ wrote:they they them them
Who is Them and how are they different from you?
by qviri
Mon Nov 09, 2009 4:01 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Grrrrr ... Bing hijacks Firefox smart address bar
Replies: 7
Views: 2344

Every other search engine can do the same to Internet Explorer if it makes you feel any better. Personally, I'd rather have it configurable than not.

Bing's search is pretty good in my experience.
by qviri
Fri Nov 06, 2009 4:51 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: What Ever Happened to <insert your product here>?
Replies: 11
Views: 2290

I miss Thermaltake's ultra-pathetic knock-off "products"... What am I to make fun of now? Poking fun at Apple gets old after a while.
by qviri
Sat Oct 31, 2009 11:21 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: The Irony of the US Health Care Bill
Replies: 23
Views: 3061

There aren't any of them/those. There's a way to solve that and you know it. Also - They are all under a different health care plan, so they are all totally addressing an issue that does not impact them Chances are they don't live in housing projects or get food stamps either, yet that's been voted...
by qviri
Sat Oct 31, 2009 6:33 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Lenovo IdeaCentre Q100: World's Thinnest, Smallest Nettop
Replies: 12
Views: 5206

Hi Mike, Good review as always. I'm disappointed with the lack of WiFi -- a tiny portable unit that you have to plug in doesn't make sense to me. You still have to plug in at the very least power and display, andm for many people, keyboard if not mouse too. It's not that portable. Wifi would be nic...
by qviri
Sat Oct 31, 2009 6:24 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: The Irony of the US Health Care Bill
Replies: 23
Views: 3061

aristide1 wrote:They do not represent me, or any other individual.
Perhaps you, and other individuals, should have voted for thems that would.
by qviri
Mon Oct 26, 2009 6:37 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Has anyone told YouTube where to go?
Replies: 6
Views: 1480

Seriously though, are you sure Vimeo or any other video sharing site isn't more what you are looking for?
by qviri
Mon Oct 26, 2009 6:29 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Has anyone told YouTube where to go?
Replies: 6
Views: 1480

tldr: bits are bits
by qviri
Sun Oct 25, 2009 5:10 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: SDHC to SATA, What are your thoughts?
Replies: 11
Views: 3168

Well, there's not looking for speed, and then there's max writing speed of 4 MB/s. That's the rating of many cheaper 16 GB SDHCs... the better, class 6 ones write at 6 MB/s max. Do you have any class 6 SDHC cards lying around? Try copying a bunch of small files to and from the card. If not, try a ch...
by qviri
Thu Oct 22, 2009 6:13 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Windows 7
Replies: 41
Views: 11678

Re: Windows 7

Hi, I've been running Windows 7 RTM (the final version) on my Thinkpad X31 for almost a month. Got it off my university's MSDN-AA site. I haven't tried the betas or the RC before. The specs are Pentium M Banias 1.4 GHz, 1 GB DDR DDR-333, ATI Mobility Radeon 7000 (16 MB VRAM), 80 GB Seagate 5400.3 ST...
by qviri
Thu Oct 22, 2009 2:53 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Save The Tatas!
Replies: 1
Views: 719

Aw damn it, I thought this was going to be about the automobile manufacturer and got all ready for a huge rant.
by qviri
Tue Oct 13, 2009 10:31 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Does SPCR seem way too obsessive compulsive about noise?
Replies: 77
Views: 46716

JVM wrote:One other noise that no one mentioned is the ticking/pinging from baseboard heat and that does annoy me, makes me want to move to Arizona.
Then you will have to deal with the noise from AC. At some point, even if you don't hear the unit or the fan itself, you will be annoyed by the airflow...
by qviri
Fri Oct 09, 2009 8:37 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Post IDF 2009 thoughts
Replies: 12
Views: 10479

I know very few young people who put out the money for a desktop. They give me the same look when I talk about desktops as when I slip up and mention CDs. Well, here's one. I'm in my early 20s, and just saying that makes me feel old... I just built a desktop earlier this year. Notebooks are nice an...
by qviri
Thu Oct 08, 2009 8:50 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Is it me or have things slowed down considerably?
Replies: 44
Views: 22321

This industry is extremely cyclical. I would expect things to pick up again eventually.
by qviri
Fri Oct 02, 2009 8:25 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: What are you listening to right now?
Replies: 4309
Views: 1618194

The Arcade Fire - Funeral
by qviri
Wed Sep 16, 2009 7:48 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Lenovo's All-in-one: IdeaCentre A600
Replies: 27
Views: 8769

Nice hardware, but really ugly. De gustibus non est disputandum but I happen to think it looks better than the giant lip on the iMacs, especially the early white ones. You don't see the distorted shapes from the front when using it, just a rectangle gradually sloping out of view. When Apple gets th...
by qviri
Sun Sep 13, 2009 10:10 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: 5 best computer games according to you...
Replies: 42
Views: 8724

TTD
by qviri
Mon Sep 07, 2009 2:02 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Asus Eee PC Seashell 1005HA netbook
Replies: 63
Views: 29973

older/different netbooks can't be compared to easily. Did you take into consideration that newer cpus and chipsets tend to get hotter in return for faster processing? The Dell Mini 10v, with choice of Atom N270 or N280 CPU and a 945GSE chipset (exact same as the 1005HA), configurable with a classic...
by qviri
Mon Sep 07, 2009 8:34 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Asus Eee PC Seashell 1005HA netbook
Replies: 63
Views: 29973

Nothing in your testimony seems to contradict what we're saying. That this isn't engineered for silence or extreme quietness is exactly the point, and I can see why. I just wish it was; it wouldn't be particularly hard or add any overwhelming amount of weight or cost.
by qviri
Mon Sep 07, 2009 6:21 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Asus Eee PC Seashell 1005HA netbook
Replies: 63
Views: 29973

What is your point? I don't think the word total should apply to power consumption since it is watts which is energy used per second. I think the point is that for this netbook system, the grand total it has to be designed to dissipate is 16 W (14 W in power savings and hopefully quiet mode). Bit f...
by qviri
Sat Sep 05, 2009 7:28 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Asus Eee PC Seashell 1005HA netbook
Replies: 63
Views: 29973

Gotcha. Thanks!
by qviri
Sat Sep 05, 2009 3:53 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Asus Eee PC Seashell 1005HA netbook
Replies: 63
Views: 29973

Mike, thanks for the expanded comments. I'd be interested if someone could comment whether eeectl or other software can control the fan RPMs (and if so, how hot do things get running passive). Your comments regarding locations where netbooks would be used are fair enough - but personally I can also ...
by qviri
Sat Sep 05, 2009 10:11 am
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: Split System Airconditioning for PCs? Or better...
Replies: 10
Views: 5073

Re: Split System Airconditioning for PCs? Or better...

Hell, why stop there?! We could move the last fan (PSU) outside too and just run the 12V, 5V lines in. :wink: :wink: I think we'll eventually get to a point where networking and remoting technology will allow using one main, powerful server-like machine stashed wherever out of the way and silent, u...
by qviri
Thu Sep 03, 2009 7:24 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: I'm lost picking a PSU
Replies: 5
Views: 1402

but I can have my way with a nibbler, so I figure I can start with something like a Centurion 5 and make the front and back less restrictive. I will probably also block the side vent by the CPU and duct the CPU heatsink out the rear exhaust so it doesn't dump heat into the PSU. Going slightly off-t...
by qviri
Fri Aug 28, 2009 11:08 pm
Forum: Deals, Vendors and Classifieds
Topic: 130W ATX power supply + 120W AC adapter 54$
Replies: 153
Views: 123197

I was referring primarily to the 12 V rating as that rail is the most important in modern computers. The stated limit of 5 A on your PSU seemed a bit low, but interesting to know that it's instead limited by how much the other rails draw. That makes it much more useful. What is the regulation and ri...
by qviri
Fri Aug 28, 2009 9:28 pm
Forum: Deals, Vendors and Classifieds
Topic: 130W ATX power supply + 120W AC adapter 54$
Replies: 153
Views: 123197

electrodacus wrote:Great idea I already did tests my self this is the best mini power supply you can buy.
How is this superior to the 150 W picoPSU with 8 A on 12 V pass-through from a silent PC point of view?
by qviri
Thu Aug 27, 2009 6:26 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Heat Problem !
Replies: 6
Views: 2514

discopig wrote:I think if you undervolt the blower it could be near silent...
I'd suggest PWM. Looks like the minimum starting voltage of the blower could end up being an issue otherwise.
by qviri
Tue Aug 25, 2009 12:55 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: New Comps and 12GB of RAM?
Replies: 7
Views: 2008

Well, let's just say Photoshop has never seen a bit of RAM it didn't like.
by qviri
Fri Aug 21, 2009 7:39 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Do you run your LCD at different resolutions?
Replies: 16
Views: 2539

Re: Do you run your LCD at different resolutions?

aristide1 wrote:Looking at LCDs some people swear they only look great at their "native" resolution and lower settings aren't so good. Do you agree with that?
Yes.
by qviri
Fri Aug 21, 2009 5:45 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Nexus Value 430 PSU: Affordable Silence
Replies: 149
Views: 76663

I'm having intermittent problems with my Nexus 430 not booting. In one situation when it didn't, the voltage on +5VSB was all but zero, then I came back a day or two later and it was a normal reading and the PSU booted fine. Sometimes the computer shuts down on its own, but I am not sure if this is...