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by jaganath
Sun Nov 23, 2008 6:46 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Redistributing wealth is communism
Replies: 112
Views: 18691

To heat up things I'd like to ask why you think the idea of "taking other (i.e. rich) peoples money" to give them to the less fortunate is such a heinous concept in the US while at the same time in e.g. Sweden there is near consensus about the merits of the system first of all, one of the main diff...
by jaganath
Sun Nov 23, 2008 6:33 am
Forum: Notebook Systems
Topic: college laptop but quiet
Replies: 11
Views: 6816

I am not sure how people function without HD, just with SSD
just get portable external 2.5" HDD, can get up to 320GB these days.
by jaganath
Sat Nov 22, 2008 12:46 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Antec Fusion Remote Max
Replies: 39
Views: 18820

I have to disagree with the article's opinion that there is normally more tolerance for noise in an HTPC than in an office computer I would like to second this point. As SPCR we are interested in quiet computing, be it for home/office, HTPC, carputer/ICE, or whatever. it seems kind of unfair that w...
by jaganath
Thu Nov 20, 2008 9:28 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: FOR 24 HRS: ZONEALARM FIREWALL DOWNLOAD WITH 1 YEAR LICENCE
Replies: 17
Views: 3239

Matija wrote:Have you honestly ever had problems with malware?
yes. also my brother's laptop was almost killed by malware (he surfs a lot of Chinese websites which have more viruses than a diseased Resident Evil zombie). now he uses Linux.
by jaganath
Wed Nov 19, 2008 3:29 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: New USA Energy Policy
Replies: 12
Views: 1995

more effective and efficient fuel tax, which has traffic benefits as well as environmental, is somehow anathema.
i suspect because it is a regressive tax which hits the poor hardest.
by jaganath
Wed Nov 19, 2008 3:26 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Super Efficient Cars [very large pictures]
Replies: 387
Views: 281533

But the Aptera looks like Sci-Fi from the 1950s, and in comparison the Loremo looks very conservative... looks can be deceiving. the loremo uses cutting edge passenger cell design to achieve 5-star passenger safety without adding huge amounts of extra weight. also, what's not sci-fi about the whole...
by jaganath
Tue Nov 18, 2008 4:12 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Super Efficient Cars [very large pictures]
Replies: 387
Views: 281533

unfortunately, I don't live in CA, not even the US... so it seems like I have to wait some more years for eco-friendly driving to become true. about a year and a half, to be exact: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Loremo German site: http://evolution.loremo.com/index.php?lang=de English site: http://ev...
by jaganath
Tue Nov 18, 2008 6:03 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: New Corsair HX450W
Replies: 52
Views: 24805

We just got a CX400 sample yesterday.
fantastic, i'm really looking forward to that review. I have ordered a CX400 and if it doesn't get the SPCR seal of approval then it's going straight back to the shop.
by jaganath
Sun Nov 16, 2008 7:21 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Samsung SE-T084M/RSWD: Slick, slim, external optical drive
Replies: 33
Views: 15703

seems a tad (!) overpriced for what it is - you can get similar products for about half the MSRP of this Samsung, albeit without the shiny white paint job. when a netbook costs ~$400, to spend another $100 on this, if you really need an optical drive that often, why not just spend the $500 on a full...
by jaganath
Sat Nov 15, 2008 1:37 am
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: water or air?
Replies: 47
Views: 27212

Can you really cool core i7, X58 mobo and 280gtx with air and keep it more quiet than water?
with such high-powered parts water will probably be quieter. you still have to choose a good radiator and pump, searching this forum will help with that.
by jaganath
Fri Nov 14, 2008 11:03 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Should we bailout the auto makers?
Replies: 102
Views: 15745

the highest earners pay almost all the taxes you have to make a distinction here between wealth (capital) and income. those who have a day job and a relatively high income are taxed disproportionately (at least in UK and most of EU). those who have a lot of capital (many times inherited wealth) are...
by jaganath
Tue Nov 11, 2008 6:52 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Scythe Kaze Jyu 100x25mm 1000rpm availability in UK/EU ?
Replies: 17
Views: 3459

you've probably thought of this already, but why not get the 2000rpm version and slow it to 1000rpm (5V)?
by jaganath
Mon Nov 10, 2008 3:26 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Some middle-high power passive PSUs
Replies: 8
Views: 2348

to be honest, I wouldn't trust any company that would rate a passive power supply for usage on a continuous basis at anything above about 450W. remember, even if the power supply is 80% efficient, at 500W DC output the heat output from the PSU is going to be >100W, even with solid caps the PSU is go...
by jaganath
Sun Nov 09, 2008 12:58 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: WD 1TB Or Seagate 1.5TB ?
Replies: 9
Views: 4930

You really just did that didn't you? Why are you comparing Enterprise disks to non-Enterprise disks?
RTFM. those error rates refer to the WD10EAC/DS and ST31000333AS, which are both consumer-class drives. looks like an apples to apples comparison to me.
by jaganath
Sat Nov 08, 2008 1:05 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: New Corsair HX450W
Replies: 52
Views: 24805

Corsair PSUs are outstanding and deserve all the support and recommendation that SPCR has given them so far. the just released CX400 is also an excellent product. contrast this PSU with the Enermax Revolution 85+ series: 850W is the minimum wattage!!! wattages going in the wrong direction (and price...
by jaganath
Wed Nov 05, 2008 12:06 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: US Presidential Election 2008 thread
Replies: 93
Views: 13974

Sorry, Mike, there was no extra youth turnout http://www.iowapolitics.com/index.Iml?Article=140843 http://www.abcactionnews.com/news/local/story.aspx?content_id=4b979aa1-c83a-4598-96d7-3e12b573b02b http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/27525497/ whatever your reasons for playing down the significance of the ...
by jaganath
Tue Nov 04, 2008 1:31 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: US Presidential Election 2008 thread
Replies: 93
Views: 13974

I did think that it was rather odd that the US only had 2 political parties, when there are 3 major parties in the UK let's be honest, the Liberal Democrats have about as much chance as getting into power as Chas from Chas 'n' Dave. we only have two real parties in the UK, the Cons and Labour and t...
by jaganath
Tue Nov 04, 2008 1:20 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Silverstone passively cooled PSUs
Replies: 11
Views: 2800

I don't like the idea of passive PSUs. While there may be no fan inside, in many cases you still end up getting noise from the coils buzzing. Might as well have a super quiet fan running in there anyways. You get more bang for your buck with a quiet, actively-cooled PSU than with a passive one. The...
by jaganath
Mon Nov 03, 2008 2:31 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Obama Is Not Black
Replies: 44
Views: 7770

since white can in fact be an ethnicity in Europe (as it cannot in the U.S.), run that by me one more time? so white is an ethnicity in Europe, but not in the US, even though most whites in the US are in fact European in origin anyway? who do illogical positions like this often crop up in debates a...
by jaganath
Sun Nov 02, 2008 11:46 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: US Presidential Election 2008 thread
Replies: 93
Views: 13974

US Presidential Election 2008 thread

ISTR there was a thread devoted to the last lot of US elections, so seems only right and proper we should continue the tradition. just to clarify, this is not a thread asking how people are going to vote (or have already voted), although of course you are free to disclose this information if you wis...
by jaganath
Fri Oct 31, 2008 4:33 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: TKR-Total Knee Replacement. Does this sound right to you?
Replies: 9
Views: 2014

Or the Asian ladies who return home to deliver babies: 'private' maternity in India happens to have far lower hospital infection rates than the UK! off-topic, but this isn't really an apples-to-apples comparison; you are comparing free public healthcare in one country with paid-for private healthca...
by jaganath
Fri Oct 31, 2008 12:21 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Signature 650 PSU: Antec's Challenge
Replies: 34
Views: 16045

Uses 2x the earth and 5x the earth? Maybe there is some translation problem but that doesn't make any sense to me. it means if everyone used the same amount of energy and resources as those living in North America, you would consume 5 times as many natural resources as the Earth actually holds. htt...
by jaganath
Thu Oct 30, 2008 10:30 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Thermaltake SpinQ - Astonished
Replies: 8
Views: 2756

the basic design of this heatsink is very similar to the Coolermaster Eclipse, which has been on the market for over 2 years. a couple more heatpipes and the gimmicky fin design is all the difference.
by jaganath
Wed Oct 22, 2008 2:12 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Super Efficient Cars [very large pictures]
Replies: 387
Views: 281533

No dispute, but I look at a Smart car and I ask this; the crumple zone is very small and the pasenger area is very stiff. If the stiff cage area stops very suddenly that does not mean that the passengers stop as well. is it an achievement to turn stating the obvious into an art form? yes, of course...
by jaganath
Sun Oct 19, 2008 8:19 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Disabling power supply fan for silence
Replies: 7
Views: 2234

why would you rather remove the fan than stop it with cable ties? The reason I say this is that the label clearly states that I could void (is it 3 years or 5 years for Corsair?) the warranty if it is broken if you just hold the fan with cable ties there is still electricity going to the fan motor,...
by jaganath
Sat Oct 18, 2008 12:32 am
Forum: Quiet Prebuilt, SFF and Barebones Systems
Topic: Small and quiet Media Server?
Replies: 8
Views: 7764

in the UK a mid-level Dell S/Hybrid costs £499 (this is with Core 2 Duo T5750 2GHz + 2GB RAM, 160gb hdd), that is roughly 650 euros. including insured shipping to wherever you are in europe would probably take it to around the €750 mark. a TranquilPC T2e Atom 330 system with optical drive comes t...
by jaganath
Thu Oct 16, 2008 7:10 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Dynex Best Buy PC Case Fans are Yate Loon
Replies: 7
Views: 3537

I have yate loons with the much more "triangular" trailing edge. there has been some debate about this before, it seems the D12SL12 (and the Nexus-branded equivalent) have two different blade designs, one that is more flat and paddle-like, like the Scythe S-Flex, and one that is more tapered and ang...
by jaganath
Tue Oct 14, 2008 3:36 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Whining Noctua P12?
Replies: 15
Views: 4845

I guess I'm stuck with this fan now if the whining is "normal" behaviour. I'm quite shocked, actually. I wouldn't expect something like this from such an expensive fan. just because something is expensive, don't assume that automatically = quality. I could charge you £500 for dog cr@p, but that do...
by jaganath
Tue Oct 14, 2008 3:32 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: New PSU Corsair CX400
Replies: 1
Views: 3512

if it's quiet as other Seasonic-built Corsairs, we may as well put it on the Recommended list straightaway. :)