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by Nicias
Sat Oct 06, 2012 11:26 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Voting in America just got a bit harder
Replies: 183
Views: 74105

Re: Voting in America just got a bit harder

I believe the line " a more perfect union " is actually in reference to the Articles of Confederation , which was the first governing document of the United States. The Constitution replaced it. Not quite. It is in the Preamble of the US Constitution: You need to do a better job of reading other's ...
by Nicias
Sat Oct 06, 2012 7:28 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Voting in America just got a bit harder
Replies: 183
Views: 74105

Re: Voting in America just got a bit harder

Ok, maybe I should rephrase, show me significant voter fraud in the 20 years. I have no obligation to show anything, and even a single instance of fraud is sufficient reason to protect the integrity of the voting system by requiring a photo id. Ok, you made two statements here. They are both false....
by Nicias
Sat Oct 06, 2012 5:08 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Voting in America just got a bit harder
Replies: 183
Views: 74105

Re: Voting in America just got a bit harder

There was massive voter fraud in Chicago during the 1960 election won by JFK, and many claim when LBJ was elected to the House of Representatives. But it is virtually impossible to prove fraud if there is no voter id law. Showing a photo id is a common part of life in virtually every country in the...
by Nicias
Fri Oct 05, 2012 5:47 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Voting in America just got a bit harder
Replies: 183
Views: 74105

Re: Voting in America just got a bit harder

So provide a source of your own that shows documented significant voter fraud.
by Nicias
Wed Oct 03, 2012 12:29 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Voting in America just got a bit harder
Replies: 183
Views: 74105

Re: Voting in America just got a bit harder

Oh, yeah, an old person who doesn't drive would have no trouble getting to the DMV, and waiting in line for hours, and then getting a ride back. Also, a person who is working three part time jobs to make ends meet could totally take an afternoon off and be sure that they would not lose their job. Ag...
by Nicias
Wed Oct 03, 2012 10:59 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Voting in America just got a bit harder
Replies: 183
Views: 74105

Re: Voting in America just got a bit harder

Ok, so are you just accusing me of being partisan, and leaving it at that? Or are you disagreeing that this would cause more people to be denied their vote than it would prevent from voting fraudulently? Because that is the most rational criterion. According to that criterion, voter ID laws are a ba...
by Nicias
Wed Oct 03, 2012 10:42 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Voting in America just got a bit harder
Replies: 183
Views: 74105

Re: Voting in America just got a bit harder

I don't want to get into a heated debate about this, but it isn't laziness. Many people don't have drivers licenses because they don't drive. Many elderly people haven't renewed their drivers license because they don't drive. Your examples of needing an ID for medical care is simply false. I have go...
by Nicias
Wed Oct 03, 2012 1:55 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Voting in America just got a bit harder
Replies: 183
Views: 74105

Re: Voting in America just got a bit harder

Lots of people in the states, particularly the elderly, the poor and students don't have ID that is sufficient for these laws. Some states (Tennessee for instance) specifically exclude student ID's even from state universities. This is pretty much a blantent attempt by the Republicans to suppress th...
by Nicias
Sat Sep 29, 2012 11:44 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Upgrade advice for linux HTPC...upgrade graphics or new CPU?
Replies: 4
Views: 2105

Re: Upgrade advice for linux HTPC...upgrade graphics or new

According to this site: http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/gaming-graphics-card-review,3107-7.html an IVB or SB cpu will have a "better" graphics chip than your card. However, I don't think your card should be having trouble playing that content, but it might just be me. You should head over to the...
by Nicias
Fri Sep 14, 2012 7:54 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Helium Filled Hard Drives look nice
Replies: 12
Views: 6025

Re: Helium Filled Hard Drives look nice

IANAP, but I think the relevant concept is partial presure. The partial pressure of the helium inside the drive is higher than the partial pressure of helium outside the drive, so helium will difuse out. Nitrogen, oxygen, argon, carbon dioxide and water vapor will difuse in for the same reason.
by Nicias
Fri Sep 14, 2012 7:11 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Helium Filled Hard Drives look nice
Replies: 12
Views: 6025

Re: Helium Filled Hard Drives look nice

Helium is monoatomic as a gas, just He, not He2. I belive it is even smaller than diatomic hydrogen.
by Nicias
Sun Sep 02, 2012 8:47 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Ivy Bridge i3's coming June 24
Replies: 44
Views: 13822

Re: Ivy Bridge i3's coming June 24

Also in the US
by Nicias
Sun Sep 02, 2012 8:45 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Phanteks PH-TC14PE Dual Fan CPU Heatsink
Replies: 8
Views: 5122

Re: Phanteks PH-TC14PE Dual Fan CPU Heatsink

Actually, if some of the heat is leaving via radiation, then you want a black object ideally, and red is actually closer to black than other colors.
by Nicias
Sat Aug 11, 2012 2:37 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Your opinion on US gun laws under Obama.
Replies: 400
Views: 85917

Re: Your opinion on US gun laws under Obama.

I do not want to diminish whatever injustices were done to American Indians, but I believe you overall perspective is not correct, and your facts are wrong. But the main point is that comparing accidental deaths caused by European diseases, or accidental deaths during in the Trial of Tears, should ...
by Nicias
Sat Aug 11, 2012 5:31 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Your opinion on US gun laws under Obama.
Replies: 400
Views: 85917

Re: Your opinion on US gun laws under Obama.

Take hundreds of years to do what? ..... I really don't want to get into this with you, but here is the basic facts. Before 1492, there were no Europeans in North America, and millions of Native Americans. By 1900, there were millions of Europeans and almost no Native Americans. The Europeans had a...
by Nicias
Fri Aug 10, 2012 6:03 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Your opinion on US gun laws under Obama.
Replies: 400
Views: 85917

Re: Your opinion on US gun laws under Obama.

I certainly don't blame any German people who had nothing to do with Nazi Germany for what happened in WWII. I have been to Germany several times and enjoyed my visits and the people were very friendly and civilized. I have also worked with Germans who have come to the US. But if you keep making ri...
by Nicias
Thu Jul 05, 2012 8:04 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Mondrian and Acero
Replies: 2
Views: 1877

Re: Mondrian and Acero

Mondrian is awesome!
by Nicias
Sun Jun 24, 2012 8:21 am
Forum: Quiet Prebuilt, SFF and Barebones Systems
Topic: Set top box recommendations
Replies: 1
Views: 2356

Set top box recommendations

I am looking to get a STB like a Boxee or Roku largely for playing dvds (as iso's shared via SMB) and Netflix streaming.

I know that this isn't quite up SPCR's alley, does anyone have any suggestions for a good forum or site to get information about these?
by Nicias
Wed Jun 06, 2012 3:40 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: SPCR's Updated 2012 Small CPU Heatsink Test Platform
Replies: 13
Views: 13632

Re: SPCR's Updated 2012 Small CPU Heatsink Test Platform

Great article. However, I still find the tables confusing, perhaps a graph like CA_Steve posted for your fan roundup would be clearer.
by Nicias
Tue Jun 05, 2012 4:50 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Fan Roundup #6: Scythe, Noiseblocker, Antec, Nexus, Thermalr
Replies: 84
Views: 34687

Re: Fan Roundup #6: Scythe, Noiseblocker, Antec, Nexus, Ther

Thanks for the great review. Here's the data in graphical form. It could be fine tuned to help show the overlapped data points, but this picture really helps to focus the results. Hopefully, there weren't any transcription errors :) http://img442.imageshack.us/img442/3176/fanperformance.jpg I think...
by Nicias
Fri May 11, 2012 10:15 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Which mobo maker generally has best BIOS fan controls?
Replies: 5
Views: 1969

Re: Which mobo maker generally has best BIOS fan controls?

Just a heads up. Some manufactures implement most of their fan control in BIOS, and some in applications that run in Windows. This mostly only matters if you are going to be running an OS besides Windows (Linux, BSD, OS X, etc)
by Nicias
Thu May 03, 2012 9:03 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Study: Being 'Born-Again' Linked to Brain Atrophy
Replies: 21
Views: 4447

Re: Study: Being 'Born-Again' Linked to Brain Atrophy

Science, by the way, is not really published at little or no cost for anyone to read. To download the full text of a scientific paper will generally cost you about $30. And this, by the way, is the case even with publicly funded studies. So the public usually has to get it filtered, and greatly com...
by Nicias
Wed May 02, 2012 12:30 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Ivybridge low noise/power system
Replies: 10
Views: 6073

Re: Ivybridge low noise/power system

He said that all boards "standard and up" will have the new software.
by Nicias
Wed Apr 25, 2012 9:24 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: low-budget HTPC
Replies: 17
Views: 5977

Re: low-budget HTPC

matt_garman wrote:Depending on your Linux distribution, you should generally be able to get good stability and performance out of Intel Sandy Bridge graphics (at least for the purposes of a HTPC)...
Thanks for your excellent report! I've been considering getting a new HTPC, and this is a very good report.
by Nicias
Tue Apr 24, 2012 7:54 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: low-budget HTPC
Replies: 17
Views: 5977

Re: low-budget HTPC

If you are concerned about the state of linux video drivers you should check out phoronix.
by Nicias
Wed Apr 18, 2012 9:03 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: A quiet multi-disk file server that will idle <35 watts
Replies: 41
Views: 4100

Re: A quiet multi-disk file server that will idle <35 watts

The four extra pins on the 24 pin connector versus the 20 pin connector are not the same as the four pins on the CPU connector.

The 24 pin connector has an extra 12V, 5V, 3.3V and ground wire. The CPU connector has two 12V pins and 2 grounds.
by Nicias
Mon Apr 09, 2012 1:55 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: First HTPC Build
Replies: 10
Views: 1621

Re: First HTPC Build

Looks very similar to the the shopping list I've made for my htpc when I get the money. I second the Celeron or Pentium suggestion. You don't need that cpu for what your are suggesting. I only say Pentium to give yourself a little breathing room for inevitable mission-creep. I also looked at the Gra...
by Nicias
Wed Apr 04, 2012 1:44 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: SilverStone Fortress FT02 Revisited
Replies: 39
Views: 16148

Re: SilverStone Fortress FT02 Revisited

Ok, taking into account thermal expansion, it works out to be 74.6 degrees.