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by andyb
Mon Jun 17, 2013 5:55 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: NEW Samsung PCI-E SSD
Replies: 7
Views: 5716

Re: NEW Samsung PCI-E SSD

We also have sata express coming soon, some say broadwell other say skylake... but this should give the full bandwidth of pcie lanes to SSDs via sata express. Which is fine if you're building a new system, I have no plans to upgrade mine, but I might just want a nice super fast PCI-E SSD at some po...
by andyb
Mon Jun 17, 2013 12:31 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: NEW Samsung PCI-E SSD
Replies: 7
Views: 5716

NEW Samsung PCI-E SSD

http://hexus.net/tech/news/storage/56857-samsung-making-pcie-based-ssds-ultrabook-designs/ This fits the 80mm version of the mini-PCI-E connector and boasts incredible speeds that blow SATA-3 devices out of the water. I expect that this will have TRIM support and hope that this is a Samsung native d...
by andyb
Mon Jun 17, 2013 12:24 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Noctua prototype with active noise cancellation
Replies: 8
Views: 3871

Re: Noctua prototype with active noise cancellation

I've been using a similar technology for over a decade. It's called...[drum roll]...opening the window. Which is fine, if you don't have screaming children outside, or foxes attempting reproduction, or live next to a motorway, or its -10c outside. For the rest of the time a quite computer may be th...
by andyb
Mon Jun 17, 2013 9:32 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Noctua prototype with active noise cancellation
Replies: 8
Views: 3871

Re: Noctua prototype with active noise cancellation

Most of the people who would buy this wont have the same priorities as the average SPCR reader, they will be interested in performance first and noise second. Those people also tend to spend a lot more on their computer equipment than Silent PC fanatics do (overall), so this product is certainly aim...
by andyb
Mon Jun 17, 2013 6:11 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Noctua prototype with active noise cancellation
Replies: 8
Views: 3871

Re: Noctua prototype with active noise cancellation

Here is some very useful info. http://hexus.net/tech/news/cooling/56849-noctua-demo-cpu-cooler-active-noise-cancellation/ There are NO speakers, read to find out how the technology works. This is directly from Noctua (courtesy of Hexus). http://www.noctua.at/main.php?show=rotosub_anc_project Andy
by andyb
Fri Jun 14, 2013 1:25 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Noctua prototype with active noise cancellation
Replies: 8
Views: 3871

Re: Noctua prototype with active noise cancellation

I was going to post this, but I got beaten to it :) I found this, which is simply a re-distribution of information from the above source - so sadly adds nothing new to the mix. http://www.tomshardware.co.uk/Noctua-Active-Noise-Cancelling-Cooler,news-44450.html Although I have absolutely no interest ...
by andyb
Thu May 30, 2013 11:37 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Nasty program called xVidly, how do I get rid of it?
Replies: 16
Views: 8658

Re: Nasty program called xVidly, how do I get rid of it?

And if this was correct the risk would be zero, not some small percentage. Please either cite evidence or a personal example that proves that my example is inferior, otherwise your statement is as worthless as it seems compared to my example of scanning PC's for viruses in such a manner for 10-year...
by andyb
Thu May 30, 2013 7:50 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Nasty program called xVidly, how do I get rid of it?
Replies: 16
Views: 8658

Re: Nasty program called xVidly, how do I get rid of it?

I wouldn't remove your hard disk (or SSD) and connect it to another PC because of the risk of infection. The risk of infection is to tiny its barely worth mentioning. Having personally used this approach on several thousand drives I had the machine I was virus scanning with infected once, so by my ...
by andyb
Wed May 29, 2013 5:01 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Nasty program called xVidly, how do I get rid of it?
Replies: 16
Views: 8658

Re: Nasty program called xVidly, how do I get rid of it?

The only truly effective way to virus scan a machine is to pull the drive out of it and scan it on another machine. That is where i would suggest you start as there is a good chance that there is a virus as well as malware on your machine. With some anti-malware programs (e.g. MBAM Free) yopu can al...
by andyb
Tue May 28, 2013 4:16 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Help neutralizing idiocy
Replies: 30
Views: 13319

Re: Help neutralizing idiocy

Stalin was an atheist... check Stalin was a Communist .. check An explicit and important doctrine in communism is atheism and the eradication of religion over time.. check Stalin, like Lenin before him, and Krushchev after him, began a campaign against religious institutions...check I would say the...
by andyb
Mon May 27, 2013 11:42 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Help neutralizing idiocy
Replies: 30
Views: 13319

Re: Help neutralizing idiocy

Great. Now you can correct all your other mistakes as well as your sources. If you point out my "mistakes", I will either edit them if I have made a mistake, or give reasons why I have not edited them if I disagree with your opinion. Simply stating that someone has made "mistakes" that the author i...
by andyb
Sun May 26, 2013 4:37 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Help neutralizing idiocy
Replies: 30
Views: 13319

Re: Help neutralizing idiocy

You call me ignorant. I call you ignorant. An impasse? No, because it's not only a matter of opinion. It's testable. What a concept! Anyone can look up this stuff. Take "haram" for instance. You have to be seriously ignorant not to know what it means. I say it means something very different from wh...
by andyb
Sun May 26, 2013 10:25 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Help neutralizing idiocy
Replies: 30
Views: 13319

Re: Help neutralizing idiocy

I'd say (as an atheist myself) that Richard Dawkins is a pretty good example of a both fundamentalist and militant atheist. Fundamentalist Atheist "yes", militant "no". How anyone could describe Dawkins as "Militant" is to either not understand the meaning of the word itself, or themselves be so de...
by andyb
Sat Mar 16, 2013 6:51 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Hydraulic Bearings
Replies: 1
Views: 1356

Hydraulic Bearings

http://www.tomshardware.co.uk/Cougar-Fan-Cooling-Dual-X,news-43089.html I have no idea whether the manufacturing is good, or the product itself is good, or even if the concept is a good idea (in real-terms). The concept looks good, but I am not a mechanical engineer so I don't know whether there are...
by andyb
Thu Mar 14, 2013 3:01 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Anybody do more than a cursory comparison of 720p vs. 1080p?
Replies: 60
Views: 23423

Re: Anybody do more than a cursory comparison of 720p vs. 10

Curse you, Pythagoras! Curse you, Euclid! So why buy a large TV? Get a Kindle with 1600 * 1200 resolution and hold it up against your eyeballs. We would if not for Emmert's Law. Curse you, Emmert! My point exactly. For my needs right now a bigger screen would bring no benefits at all unless it also...
by andyb
Thu Mar 14, 2013 8:21 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Anybody do more than a cursory comparison of 720p vs. 1080p?
Replies: 60
Views: 23423

Re: Anybody do more than a cursory comparison of 720p vs. 10

I like this thread because it brings up a question I have been trying to answer for some time. At some (unknown) point in the future I might want to get myself a 42" LED TV to replace my 24" Monitor. My thinking is as follows, I don't actually own a TV (and have not done for 6-years), my housemate h...
by andyb
Sun Mar 10, 2013 12:42 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: 650W Platinum and Fanless
Replies: 4
Views: 2247

Re: 650W Platinum and Fanless

Great to see another fanless PSU and the fanless options increase to 600W. 600W is too big for virtually all systems so I hope they also produce some lower power units. 650W, and yes, its total overkill for most people, but at least its now possible. Fingers crossed on lower power CHEAPER platinum ...
by andyb
Sun Mar 10, 2013 9:09 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: 650W Platinum and Fanless
Replies: 4
Views: 2247

650W Platinum and Fanless

Sounds impressive, but can Enermax deliver this spectacular sounding product with no coil whine and that doesn't cost as much as a kidney. http://www.tomshardware.co.uk/Enermax-Silent-PSU-Platinum-650W,news-42997.html The coil whine should not be an issue at all due to Enermax being a quality manufa...
by andyb
Mon Dec 24, 2012 6:11 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Merry Christmas
Replies: 22
Views: 13449

Re: Merry Christmas

Have a Merry Atheist Christmas like me and my family if you don't believe in the Christian definition of Christmas.

Whatever you do though, enjoy yourself, have fun and don't do too many stupid things.


Andy
by andyb
Fri Dec 21, 2012 10:13 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Your opinion on US gun laws under Obama.
Replies: 400
Views: 89100

Re: Your opinion on US gun laws under Obama.

A Google search brings up ~100000 schools. Add in not just the wages for this person but also all of the other costs associated and you're looking at a number that's big, really big. You can't be specific but it's in the order of 10^9 big per annum. It would not surprise me if it was actually much ...
by andyb
Fri Dec 21, 2012 8:35 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Enlightenment needs your support
Replies: 11
Views: 4293

Re: Enlightenment needs your support

Not all religions preach violence, but all religions preach a respect for faith. I have no respect for someone who believes something magical with no evidence, therefore I have no respect for "faith" itself and even less for those who preach it. I also find the whole concept of "Blasphemy" immoral ...
by andyb
Fri Dec 21, 2012 7:39 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: mobo stolen from porch.
Replies: 26
Views: 9295

Re: mobo stolen from porch.

by andyb
Thu Dec 20, 2012 11:57 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Enlightenment needs your support
Replies: 11
Views: 4293

Re: Enlightenment needs your support

Over 25% of the UK population is now "openly Atheist", I say "over 25%" because all of the information that we have at hand suggests that parents are more likely to be Religious than their children and as we know parents will fill in the Census often not even giving their children the choice. Also p...
by andyb
Wed Dec 19, 2012 12:27 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Your opinion on US gun laws under Obama.
Replies: 400
Views: 89100

Re: Your opinion on US gun laws under Obama.

I also knows its flawed on a number of levels and the superimposed red lines are a joke, but there is still one very important point there. There is no correlation at all between computer games sales and gun murder rate, but there is a much better correlation between gun availability and gun murder ...
by andyb
Mon Dec 17, 2012 1:53 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Your opinion on US gun laws under Obama.
Replies: 400
Views: 89100

Re: Your opinion on US gun laws under Obama.

I watched both Obama speeches--I didn't notice any call for "drastic solutions," just "meaningful" action. In the Newtown speech, though, he indicated that Americans had reached a crossroads, and he seemed pretty fed up with the gun lobby. More power to him, but let's see what action will result. "...
by andyb
Mon Dec 17, 2012 7:15 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Your opinion on US gun laws under Obama.
Replies: 400
Views: 89100

Re: Your opinion on US gun laws under Obama.

"We also accept as a normal state of affairs that children stare into little stupid screens 24/7 playing violent video games that greedy nihilistic a-hole game designers churn out." Tens of millions of people all over the world play graphically violent computer games very day, just a few hours ago ...
by andyb
Sun Dec 16, 2012 5:59 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Your opinion on US gun laws under Obama.
Replies: 400
Views: 89100

Re: Your opinion on US gun laws under Obama.

I will repeat something that I have said before. Why does this happen in America so frequently relative to the population.? Canada, has a similar quantity of gun ownership to America and yet there is considerably less gun crime overall (per capita) and a lack of frequent school massacres (per capita...
by andyb
Sun Dec 16, 2012 4:36 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Please Help... Odd fan rpm issue, jump to post 11 on Dec 16
Replies: 10
Views: 3296

Re: Coolermaster Hyper 212 Evo on i5 3570K OC

Something strange has happened with speedfan or my motherboard. I was testing the fan that came with the Hyper 212 Evo via speedfan, I had logged fan speed percentages in 5% increments and the fan speeds in rpm, I swapped over to the AC F12 and speedfan no-longer showed a fan speed. I tried all 12 c...
by andyb
Sat Dec 15, 2012 7:57 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Your opinion on US gun laws under Obama.
Replies: 400
Views: 89100

Re: Your opinion on US gun laws under Obama.

Yet again another tragic waste of human life that could have been prevented. She is a really tough, manipulative old bat, who is blind to any argument except her own. I have no idea who this woman is but your description reminds me of a Winston Churchill quote. "A fanatic is one who can't change his...