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by judge56988
Sun Jul 04, 2010 4:15 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Oliver Stone's 'South of the Border' -- On Probation
Replies: 107
Views: 14262

I don't know of any nation in the world that allows illegal aliens to enter their country. Having traveled to many countries around the world, I can tell you categorically that the US has the most lax immigration laws in the world. Are you sure? Let me see if I've got this right... IF YOU CROSS THE...
by judge56988
Fri Jul 02, 2010 12:15 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Will the Dyson Air Multiplier revolutionize quiet computing?
Replies: 15
Views: 2907

m0002a wrote:
People in the US will buy anything from someone with a British accent.
Maybe that "trust" in a British accent will change now after the Tony Hayward experience.
by judge56988
Thu Jul 01, 2010 12:31 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Will the Dyson Air Multiplier revolutionize quiet computing?
Replies: 15
Views: 2907

I guess I should have known better than to believe Dyson. Their vacuum cleaners aren't very good either according to Consumers Reports. I wouldn't touch Dyson stuff again after having a vacuum cleaner. Granted there are no bags to buy, instead you have to replace the very expensive filters on a reg...
by judge56988
Wed Jun 30, 2010 3:55 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: what type of fan control do you guys use?
Replies: 18
Views: 1956

System 1: CPU fan and rear exhaust - Speedfan 2 x front intakes - hard wired @ 5v GPU - Catalyst Control Centre. System 2: CPU fan, front and top intake, rear exhaust all controlled by Asus Fan Xpert. (This may change at some point.) No GPU in here. Could not get Speedfan to work with Asus MB - M4A...
by judge56988
Tue Jun 29, 2010 12:14 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Rubber hard drive grommets question
Replies: 6
Views: 2089

I ended up putting the hard drive in a Zalman Hard Drive Heatipe ZM-2HC1. This got rid of most of the vibrations. This case will be moved around some so I wasn't comfortable suspending the drive. I can't think of a better way of mounting a hard drive if you're moving the case around - what better s...
by judge56988
Sat Jun 26, 2010 2:02 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Upgrade PSU choice
Replies: 4
Views: 1063

You don't say what country you're in nwbdan - Euro zone evidently, but it sound's expensive! The Seasonic PSU I was talking about is available for the equivalent of 78 Euros in the UK at Scan. The reason that it's not in the recommended list is probably because it's only been out for a few months an...
by judge56988
Fri Jun 25, 2010 4:17 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Upgrade PSU choice
Replies: 4
Views: 1063

I think both those are old news now. I got a Seasonic S12 II Bronze M520 (See here ) a couple of months ago and I'm very happy with it. The VX 450 is certainly a lot louder than the S12; I know that from personal experience because I put one in the computer I built earlier in the year for my daughter.
by judge56988
Sun Jun 20, 2010 2:48 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Oil Spill in the Gulf of Mexico - Historic Disaster
Replies: 226
Views: 45409

If the US's insatiable thirst for oil (not disputed) is such an important factor in the spill then why aren't all the other oil companies having the same problem? Simply, because BP were unlucky. Someone has to be first. They all cut corners, they all wing it from time to time, it's just that in th...
by judge56988
Fri Jun 18, 2010 12:49 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Oil Spill in the Gulf of Mexico - Historic Disaster
Replies: 226
Views: 45409

The only reason they are drilling there is because of America's insatiable demand for gas to fuel all those huge V8 engined pick up trucks so many of you seem to love driving around in. The US consumes a quarter of the entire worlds annual production of crude oil, of which 47% is used for gasoline!...
by judge56988
Thu Jun 17, 2010 7:55 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Oil Spill in the Gulf of Mexico - Historic Disaster
Replies: 226
Views: 45409

Thats right jackass! Because you never should have been drilling there in the first place!!! The only reason they are drilling there is because of America's insatiable demand for gas to fuel all those huge V8 engined pick up trucks so many of you seem to love driving around in. The US consumes a qu...
by judge56988
Tue Jun 15, 2010 11:57 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Bullfighter survives goring, what a shame
Replies: 76
Views: 17489

Michael Sandstrom wrote:If Bullfighters had any balls they might be as brave as rodeo clowns who sit at a card table calmly playing poker while being charged by an enraged bull. The average American cowboy is ten times tougher than any Mexican or Spanish Bullfighter!
Spoken like a true American.
by judge56988
Tue Jun 15, 2010 11:50 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Oil Spill in the Gulf of Mexico - Historic Disaster
Replies: 226
Views: 45409

The individual BP employees who submitted the phony disaster recovery plan and the individual Federal employees who approved it need to be criminally charged with fraud. I am starting to get the feeling that the Obama Administration (despite the get-tough talk we will hear in the coming days when h...
by judge56988
Mon Jun 14, 2010 8:28 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Oil Spill in the Gulf of Mexico - Historic Disaster
Replies: 226
Views: 45409

m0002a wrote:In civilized countries we go by the facts and the rule of law, not by mob mentality.
:lol:

Gosh, I thought you were in America...obviously not.
Canada maybe?
by judge56988
Mon Jun 14, 2010 8:20 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Oil Spill in the Gulf of Mexico - Historic Disaster
Replies: 226
Views: 45409

I'm just saying maybe BP had some part in this mess but weren't other contractors working on the platform too ? What's their part in this disaster ? One of my best friends works on drilling rigs and platforms, mostly in Western Africa, and he does says the way the work is done depends a lot of wher...
by judge56988
Mon Jun 14, 2010 6:24 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Oil Spill in the Gulf of Mexico - Historic Disaster
Replies: 226
Views: 45409

m0002a wrote: I don't know what you mean by hyperbole? I quoted what they said.
Not from you - from them.
by judge56988
Mon Jun 14, 2010 1:38 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Grease the Guillotine
Replies: 11
Views: 2552

Life's a bitch - I thought everyone knew that? Ok but let’s make the best of it. I do - always. I don't consider that the problem lies with the "owners" as you call them - these people are mostly extremely hard working and clever and have been prepared to take large personal financial risks to bu...
by judge56988
Mon Jun 14, 2010 1:02 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Oil Spill in the Gulf of Mexico - Historic Disaster
Replies: 226
Views: 45409

3. Several of the workers who survived said they had taken taken steps to get their personal affairs in order (wills, etc.) in the weeks leading up to the disaster because they could see that BP was engaging in very dangerous and unusual procedures in an attempt to get back on schedule after going ...
by judge56988
Mon Jun 14, 2010 12:50 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Oil Spill in the Gulf of Mexico - Historic Disaster
Replies: 226
Views: 45409

2. BP proposed that they pump sea-water into the well instead of using mud (the traditional method) because it was faster. The BP workers and the drilling company were very concerned because this was not normal procedure, and using mud kept the pressure down to be able to control the well so that i...
by judge56988
Mon Jun 14, 2010 12:38 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Oil Spill in the Gulf of Mexico - Historic Disaster
Replies: 226
Views: 45409

Just imagine how much the folks at BP now wish that they had spent the $500,000 on the acoustically activated switch, that only the USA rules allow you to do without!? 1. Are you sure that is correct? I heard that UK does not require it either. 2. It has not been determined yet that such a device w...
by judge56988
Sat Jun 12, 2010 5:59 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Grease the Guillotine
Replies: 11
Views: 2552

Life's a bitch - I thought everyone knew that?
by judge56988
Sat Jun 12, 2010 5:50 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Enermax Modu87+ or 82+ ??
Replies: 2
Views: 912

How long would it take to recoup the £40 difference in electricity savings?

If you want a very good and very quiet power supply, may I recommend this. It's £64.50 at Scan.
I've got the modular version and I can't hear it at all at idle and barely at all when under load.
by judge56988
Fri Jun 11, 2010 10:19 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Oil Spill in the Gulf of Mexico - Historic Disaster
Replies: 226
Views: 45409

It's no more fair to say that Americans now hate the British anymore than blaming this debacle on the British. We should be able to agree that both sides harbor more than their fair share of loud and annoying arses that do not represent the populace in general. Many in this loud group simply seize ...
by judge56988
Fri Jun 11, 2010 10:48 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Oil Spill in the Gulf of Mexico - Historic Disaster
Replies: 226
Views: 45409

You seem to think BP is some kind of British government organization, as opposed to a private company. That's the last thing I think - how do you draw that conclusion? It's already been established that BP is a global multinational, 39% of it's shares are owned by Americans and that the majority of...
by judge56988
Fri Jun 11, 2010 9:41 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Rubber hard drive grommets question
Replies: 6
Views: 2089

I don't honestly think any of those type of grommets do any good at all. They end up so compressed and still transmit vibration - I have tried them.
It's easy to suspend hard drives on bungee or elastic.
by judge56988
Thu Jun 10, 2010 11:32 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Oil Spill in the Gulf of Mexico - Historic Disaster
Replies: 226
Views: 45409

I'm not sure where you are hearing anything "anti-Brit"? Well, see for yourself. More here. The truth of the matter is that this 'accident' has occured in American waters, American oil, American regulation, American crews, American components, American written procedures, American inspections with ...
by judge56988
Thu Jun 10, 2010 3:37 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Oil Spill in the Gulf of Mexico - Historic Disaster
Replies: 226
Views: 45409

If the blowout preventer is functioning, then by definition it will prevent a blowout when an explosion occurs. Otherwise it would not be functioning. BP is getting more and more flak from Obama and he seems to be stirring up a general anti- Brit feeling. Trying to deflect criticism from himself?? ...
by judge56988
Wed Jun 09, 2010 2:49 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Oil Spill in the Gulf of Mexico - Historic Disaster
Replies: 226
Views: 45409

If the blowout preventer is functioning, then by definition it will prevent a blowout when an explosion occurs. Otherwise it would not be functioning. If you understand safety engineering you will know that no device can ever be totally failsafe. Aeroplanes have several back up systems and redundan...
by judge56988
Fri Jun 04, 2010 7:55 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Oil Spill in the Gulf of Mexico - Historic Disaster
Replies: 226
Views: 45409

In subsequent legal proceedings in Chicago, United States, the owners of the tug were held to have been completely blameless while France was awarded $120 million from the American oil company Amoco in 1990. So no, as they took over Amoco in 1999 or thereabouts. I thought Amoco couldn't/wouldn't pa...
by judge56988
Fri Jun 04, 2010 6:00 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Oil Spill in the Gulf of Mexico - Historic Disaster
Replies: 226
Views: 45409

I dont see any media slant here to blame BP just because they're from overseas. The anger towards BP comes from their systematic disregard for safety and the environment. Well, all I can say is that they must have changed in the 20 years since I worked for them, or more specifically, for the drilli...
by judge56988
Fri Jun 04, 2010 12:49 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: a quiet Nvidia display card
Replies: 4
Views: 1771