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by jaganath
Fri Aug 01, 2008 2:35 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Al Gore & Guy Dauncey's Energy Challenge to the World
Replies: 133
Views: 26735

No-one said anything about dumping it in space. The proposed plan was to launch it into space and steer it in the direction of the sun, and leave it at that. I don't think sun's inhabitants would greatly object... more on waste into space: http://yarchive.net/space/science/nuke_waste.html You don't...
by jaganath
Fri Aug 01, 2008 2:09 am
Forum: Newcomers Briefing Room
Topic: New here, but not a newbie, looking for suggestions.
Replies: 8
Views: 3027

I've considered the Yate Loons but I'm told that the NF-P12 from Noctua will be able to move more air as their blade design allows higher RPM at lower audible volume. I think of them as higher SNR fans ^_^ if you haven't heard about them, I suggest you look into them. They're impressive, to say the...
by jaganath
Thu Jul 31, 2008 1:17 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Al Gore & Guy Dauncey's Energy Challenge to the World
Replies: 133
Views: 26735

if we could only just look for a solution to storing/destroying nuclear waste...
that solution already exists, in the form of fast breeder reactors. however there is not a single proposal to construct a commercial FBR anywhere in the world, you may well ask yourself why that is.
by jaganath
Thu Jul 31, 2008 9:42 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Al Gore & Guy Dauncey's Energy Challenge to the World
Replies: 133
Views: 26735

Were you aware that radioactive material is routinely used as a power-source for certain classes of spacecraft, and launched on rockets? of course, in RTG's. however for those we are talking a couple of kg of plutonium at most; even if they did explode you would probably get no more exposure than o...
by jaganath
Thu Jul 31, 2008 12:09 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Al Gore & Guy Dauncey's Energy Challenge to the World
Replies: 133
Views: 26735

wind turbines, but alot of them do produce very low freq. noise that can be structurally damaging to houses. do you have any actual examples where this has happened, and turbine noise has been definitively identified as the culprit? hard to believe unless the freq. is a resonant frequency of the ho...
by jaganath
Wed Jul 30, 2008 8:34 am
Forum: Quiet Prebuilt, SFF and Barebones Systems
Topic: new dell mini pc
Replies: 10
Views: 7554

however I seriously doubt it costs 213USD to send the computer from the States to the UK - especially given the size/weight of it... especially since they are both coming from the same factory in China and costs to ship to the US/UK are about the same (it's still halfway around the world whichever ...
by jaganath
Tue Jul 29, 2008 11:39 am
Forum: Quiet Prebuilt, SFF and Barebones Systems
Topic: new dell mini pc
Replies: 10
Views: 7554

very nice and stylish, and I would buy this but for the following reasons I won't: 1) the price gouging. base model is $499 (£250) in the US, but $800 (£399) in the UK. I am used to this, but it still p1sses me right off. 2) the base model comes with a single-core Celeron. in 2008, for $800, that ...
by jaganath
Mon Jul 28, 2008 4:40 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Quality: Corsair vs Seasonic
Replies: 4
Views: 2592

1. not really a big plus since most people overestimate how much power they really need. 2. isn't this simply a cosmetic feature? 3. Seasonic now offer 5-yr warranty on all retail products (assume this applies in Canada as well) 4. ok 5. marketing strategy of corsair is probably to offer rebates to ...
by jaganath
Mon Jul 28, 2008 12:46 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Why a convicted murderer shouldn't die.....
Replies: 120
Views: 34845

revenge is ugly. and murder isn't?! :shock: an ugly crime deserves an ugly punishment. we delude ourselves that by eliminating capital punishment we are being enlightened and humane but really we are just kicking the victim's family in the teeth; their loved one, who probably never harmed anyone in...
by jaganath
Sun Jul 27, 2008 1:44 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Al Gore & Guy Dauncey's Energy Challenge to the World
Replies: 133
Views: 26735

Whats my solution? ? ? Nuclear. It is the obvious solution as it is not overly expensive and is safe. nowhere in the world has there been a nuclear plant constructed on time and on budget without government subsidies or some other kind of state aid/intervention, ie by the private sector. the UK tax...
by jaganath
Sun Jul 27, 2008 1:51 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Al Gore & Guy Dauncey's Energy Challenge to the World
Replies: 133
Views: 26735

wind power is not always (or even often) cheaper than conventional electricity, especially offshore wind which is significantly more expensive than onshore. also, how are they dealing with the intermittency problem?
by jaganath
Thu Jul 24, 2008 11:22 am
Forum: SPCR Announcements
Topic: 2008 SPCR facility/equipment upgrades: hemi-anechoic chamber
Replies: 151
Views: 244965

Anyway.... I will decide in the next day or two whether to move on to v.2 now or postpone it to a later date. And yes, it would be a postponement, not a cancellation. don't mean to sound pretentious, but I believe a Voltaire quote is relevant here: The perfect is the enemy of the good. http://www.f...
by jaganath
Thu Jul 24, 2008 10:07 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Al Gore & Guy Dauncey's Energy Challenge to the World
Replies: 133
Views: 26735

There's a problem with the scale of Al Gore's plan, the need for millions of squeegee-men to clean the solar panels. the solar panels can be coated with superhydrophobic layer to make them self-cleaning: http://www.physorg.com/news136026100.html Artificial Lotus Effect: Carbon nanotubes with nanosc...
by jaganath
Tue Jul 22, 2008 12:20 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: New CoolerMaster Silent Pro series <16 dBA noise!
Replies: 5
Views: 3015

i can't see <16dBA claim on the product page you linked; where is it from? fan speed curve is good, <1000rpm even at max load.
by jaganath
Tue Jul 22, 2008 1:42 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Tempted by the dark side...
Replies: 7
Views: 1811

basically fans only run optimally in a small range of speeds, this is why variable pitch propellers were developed for planes.
by jaganath
Mon Jul 21, 2008 4:45 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Air flow balance: should intake and exhaust flow be equal?
Replies: 20
Views: 5869

first of all, there have been a million threads discussing the relative merits of positive vs negative pressure, please do a search. Bluefront in particular is the champion of positive pressure, but for dust control rather than the reasons you give here. I think running the PC case with positive pre...
by jaganath
Mon Jul 21, 2008 2:25 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Al Gore & Guy Dauncey's Energy Challenge to the World
Replies: 133
Views: 26735

re: an earlier point about massive expansion of solar power pushing up prices, this may not necessarily happen as new concentrating solar tech uses a lot smaller PV panel: http://www.wired.com/science/discoveries/multimedia/2008/07/gallery_intersolar_conference?slide=5&slideView=2 SolFocus' concentr...
by jaganath
Mon Jul 21, 2008 5:21 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: WD VelociRaptor: A Triple Crown
Replies: 125
Views: 61325

im not satisfied with the whining coming from my VR even though is enclosed in a 2,5"SQD enclosed in a 3,5"SQD and suspended/laying on foam.
:!:

can this really be the quietest desktop drive if even with such massive overkill its noise cannot be damped?
by jaganath
Sun Jul 20, 2008 4:18 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Al Gore & Guy Dauncey's Energy Challenge to the World
Replies: 133
Views: 26735

I will just say, regarding that El Reg article, that it is rather easy to make nuclear win by totally disregarding decomissioning and waste disposal/storage costs, which is what this "brainbox" appears to have done. So I take it you're on the public enemy list across the pond in France? :) nuclear ...
by jaganath
Sat Jul 19, 2008 3:51 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Al Gore & Guy Dauncey's Energy Challenge to the World
Replies: 133
Views: 26735

I will just say, regarding that El Reg article, that it is rather easy to make nuclear win by totally disregarding decomissioning and waste disposal/storage costs, which is what this "brainbox" appears to have done.
by jaganath
Sat Jul 19, 2008 11:53 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Danamics...
Replies: 27
Views: 6349

Lithium, sodium and potassium alloys? You do realise that these things blow up in contact with water or oxygen? Especially a sodium/potassium eutectikum is ... well ... veeeeeeeery anal to handle. Are they really used in nuclear reactors? technically they don't blow up (detonation), they catch fire...
by jaganath
Sat Jul 19, 2008 10:07 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Danamics...
Replies: 27
Views: 6349

The metal liquid can be: lithium, sodium, potassium, or sodium-potassium alloys are pumped
the melting point of all of these are too high for PC cooling application. fine for nuclear reactors, because operating temps are much higher.
by jaganath
Sat Jul 19, 2008 6:44 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Four oranges = 100,000,000,000 $(Z)
Replies: 33
Views: 8826

This is what a stupid communist dictator can do to his country. Leftists on these forums please take note. 1) "Leftist" is a stupid, hackneyed label which insinuates a dogmatic and simplistic approach to political economy and has about as much meaning or worth as me calling you a "capitalist runnin...
by jaganath
Fri Jul 18, 2008 12:06 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Another Massive Writedown From AMD
Replies: 11
Views: 2641

surely some executive heads should roll for such an incredibly ill-advised (and now it seems massively overvalued) acquisition?? http://www.physorg.com/news135533426.html AMD changes CEO as turnaround pressure intensifies The executive changeover came as AMD reported that it lost $1.19 billion in t...
by jaganath
Fri Jul 18, 2008 9:33 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Danamics...
Replies: 27
Views: 6349

very interesting for SPCR (supp. silent). the liquid metal is probably a gallium compound, won't be cheap!
by jaganath
Wed Jul 16, 2008 7:11 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Heat/Noise reduction in new build
Replies: 8
Views: 1857

I have exactly the same problem as you (small computer room next to noisy road) sadly the ONLY solution is to reduce the power your components use (that means overclocking is out of the question!). power = heat. unless you really need quadcore i would suggest wolfdale E8400, in games it is as good o...
by jaganath
Mon Jul 14, 2008 1:54 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: D945GCLF alternative SIS671/968 w/C-430 undervolted?
Replies: 4
Views: 2617

numbers seem accurate. but how will you undervolt the C430 (no speedstep)? hardware mod?
by jaganath
Sun Jul 13, 2008 4:08 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Upcoming Reviews & Articles
Replies: 193
Views: 326086

the ZM850-HP is internally identical to the ZM1000-HP; there is no point doing another review.
by jaganath
Fri Jul 11, 2008 12:43 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Another Massive Writedown From AMD
Replies: 11
Views: 2641

Another Massive Writedown From AMD

http://www.physorg.com/news135009511.html In a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission, AMD said it recently discovered that its business units that make chips for cell phones and digital televisions, both acquired as part of the ATI transaction and considered "noncore" parts of AMD's ope...
by jaganath
Fri Jul 11, 2008 1:23 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: building a quiet yet high performing pc. assembly questions
Replies: 4
Views: 1448

When I turn the speakers loud, I hear a constant electrical noise. There's constant beeping and electric disturbance.
Any help?
are you using the onboard sound? in which case it is interference from other PC parts (PSU, GFX, etc). getting a standalone sound card usually solves it.