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by VanWaGuy
Wed Jul 02, 2008 4:22 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: One heatsink, 5 badges and counting
Replies: 11
Views: 10359

Wow, that is sad. Having grown up not too far from Klamath Falls, he was one of the first ones I noticed on the site. :(
by VanWaGuy
Sat Jun 21, 2008 5:29 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Dying PSU or something else?
Replies: 11
Views: 3257

Had the fan stopped in the PSU? If the system would run, then not work till it has sat for awhile sounds like it must be thermal and the PSU was given time to cool down. I can not think of anything else that would change during the wait.
by VanWaGuy
Wed Jun 11, 2008 6:33 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: PC - Won't boot?
Replies: 8
Views: 2144

Do you have access to another PSU to test with? Since this is your ex's machine, can you pull one from yours just long enough to test with? I have worked on a few machines that had a PSU go out, and that in turn took out the motherboard (mos often Bestec in an Emachine though, sounds like you are wo...
by VanWaGuy
Tue Jun 10, 2008 6:01 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: The answer without a question
Replies: 147
Views: 23828

And does he also have the distinction of having the worst long term approval rating in US history? Yup, he is an embarassment to the nation and the Republican party. All US presidents during a war have such favorable moments, it's when the people see the long term results that they get all the fact...
by VanWaGuy
Mon Jun 09, 2008 6:34 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Dying PSU or something else?
Replies: 11
Views: 3257

Hi Kieran45, There are several things that can cause the system so shutdown including CPU overheating, power supply, and probably also memory or motherboard issues. If you have a spare power supply, that would be a relatively easy one to diagnose. I had a system that was shutting down because the he...
by VanWaGuy
Sun Jun 08, 2008 8:58 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: The answer without a question
Replies: 147
Views: 23828

Hi JoeWPgh, Thanks for the civil reply. I agree 100% with your first point, and that is why to be fair, I identify myself as conservative. I try to avoid any such bias, but as a human, I know that is bound to happen. I also agree regarding Bluefront's signature, and I have said that before. What mad...
by VanWaGuy
Sun Jun 08, 2008 8:58 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: The answer without a question
Replies: 147
Views: 23828

Aristide, It is your lack of respect for others on here that I am reacting to. Your certainly do not have to agree with myself or Bluefront, but calling people names like you called him supremacist is uncalled for. I have re-read this entire thread. In many places, I see Neil and Bluefront among oth...
by VanWaGuy
Sat Jun 07, 2008 6:17 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: The answer without a question
Replies: 147
Views: 23828

Sorry, you are correct that I quoted the wrong passage, but that does nothing to correct the logic errors in your argument. Fine, go with "Any loss of American life is horrible". It is still not valid logic to call that supremacist. That is only attacking the other person and not the logic. He does ...
by VanWaGuy
Sat Jun 07, 2008 4:06 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: The answer without a question
Replies: 147
Views: 23828

Aristide, you go on and on regarding lately and supremacist. The person described that they saw the sticker lately. The lately being when they saw the sticker, then they go on to ask what the question to said answer would be. At that point, it would be perfectly reasonable to respond with a history ...
by VanWaGuy
Sat Jun 07, 2008 2:56 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: The answer without a question
Replies: 147
Views: 23828

Funny how Aristide's definition of sheeple means those that think but disagree with him, while anyone who would blindly agree is not a sheeple.
by VanWaGuy
Sat May 31, 2008 12:31 pm
Forum: SPCR's Folding@Home
Topic: SPCR Folds Team Blog
Replies: 1664
Views: 611277

Neil, something just reminded me about a problem I saw regarding folding not starting. Something about the network config needing to be changed. I do not remember all the details, but sometimes I had to go into system ->administration -> network then click hosts tab (other ways to do this too) then,...
by VanWaGuy
Sat May 31, 2008 12:22 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: For the technocrats...(fun factor warning)
Replies: 6
Views: 2301

And, those parts have a heatsink so even if there was a fraction of a second when the CPU/GPU still generated heat after the fan turned off, no big deal.
by VanWaGuy
Thu May 29, 2008 10:52 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: How many fluent languages/dialects do you speak?
Replies: 46
Views: 10323

Dutchmm,

I think you got the #1 and #3 most important things to learn. I always heard first was beer, second was bathroom. Although getting your friend to pay for the beer would be nice, it certainly would not be as important as finding the bathroom!
by VanWaGuy
Thu May 29, 2008 3:53 pm
Forum: Deals, Vendors and Classifieds
Topic: [FS]: Brand new, sealed Intel E8400 [Retail] box CPU
Replies: 6
Views: 2411

Very good point! I often forget that as I live just across the river from Oregon, which has no sales tax.
by VanWaGuy
Thu May 29, 2008 1:52 am
Forum: Deals, Vendors and Classifieds
Topic: [FS]: Brand new, sealed Intel E8400 [Retail] box CPU
Replies: 6
Views: 2411

That is only $195 from Newegg which has great reputation, takes RMAs, and much more flexible payment options. Nothing personal, but I would pay the extra $10 to deal with a company with that I and friends have dealt with many times, and excellent service reputation.
by VanWaGuy
Wed May 28, 2008 10:00 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: resolved
Replies: 4
Views: 1701

Are you running at stock voltage? If you undervolt, it can take a little more power when the electronics are cold than when they are up to temperature.
by VanWaGuy
Wed May 28, 2008 9:58 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: How many fluent languages/dialects do you speak?
Replies: 46
Views: 10323

Do you count C, C++, Pascal, Fortran, Ruby, Python, PERL, LISP, BASIC, JOVIAL, ... ?
by VanWaGuy
Sun May 25, 2008 9:17 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Problem raccoon.....
Replies: 14
Views: 2842

Occaisional dogs are not going to be enough to scare the critter away. We have a couple dogs in the house, and have still had them rummage through our yard. When they got to be very frequent, we found out that a neighbor was feeding their dog on the back porch, and once they stopped leaving food out...
by VanWaGuy
Sun May 25, 2008 4:09 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Michigan/Florida Delegates
Replies: 14
Views: 3312

I do not know why the primaries are even a government funded event. All the primaries are for is for each party to select who they will put on the ballot for president in the General election. The rules are set up by the party, that is why there is a mix of caucuses, winner take all, and proportiona...
by VanWaGuy
Sat May 24, 2008 8:13 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: irresponsible marketing? free gun with every truck
Replies: 26
Views: 5024

Nick, I have seen cases in the news where someone shot someone robbing their house, and they were arrested and brought to trial. If there is no threat to your life, then there is no justification for deadly force. I own a few guns, but they are not really that important to me. I have not even shot o...
by VanWaGuy
Sat May 24, 2008 7:41 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Michigan/Florida Delegates
Replies: 14
Views: 3312

If they seat both states though, then 2026 would not longer be the target number of delegates that they need. How do you seat delegates when both candidates agreed that they would not be seated, and so to differing degrees did not campaign there? If you split them half for each candidate, then they ...
by VanWaGuy
Fri May 23, 2008 8:10 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: irresponsible marketing? free gun with every truck
Replies: 26
Views: 5024

Exposed arms only, and such a cold climate. That would be cold! :D
by VanWaGuy
Fri May 23, 2008 10:07 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Michigan/Florida Delegates
Replies: 14
Views: 3312

Well said jhhoffma, I live in a state with a relatively small population, and hear people all the time say we should just count the votes. My response? "Hello, what state do you live in" (I live near the Oregon/Washington border)? Why give up your over-represented vote? Think! I often asked if they ...
by VanWaGuy
Fri May 23, 2008 9:15 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: irresponsible marketing? free gun with every truck
Replies: 26
Views: 5024

Sorry, I meant no disrespect at all to Canada. I did not say things were scripted in Canada. I tried to say that if we go overboard regulating everything that anyone may disagree with, that some may elect to leave this land that was established as a symbol of freedom, not regulation and PCness. Whil...
by VanWaGuy
Fri May 23, 2008 5:08 am
Forum: SPCR's Folding@Home
Topic: SPCR Folds Team Blog
Replies: 1664
Views: 611277

Wibla, what happened to the Q6600 you lost?

Oh yeah, and take your time on the new build. I was just starting to like this spot since Iganu abdicated the throne. (Something about too many computers getting his apartment too hot.)
by VanWaGuy
Fri May 23, 2008 4:51 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: irresponsible marketing? free gun with every truck
Replies: 26
Views: 5024

What's irresponsible about it? Buying guns is perfectly legal in this country. If they sell them down the street, and the person has to go through the same checks, why is this any worse than if they got a cruise for buying a vehicle? People getting pissed off and somehow thinking they have a right t...
by VanWaGuy
Thu May 22, 2008 6:33 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: How long is your e-penis???
Replies: 22
Views: 7570

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by VanWaGuy
Thu May 22, 2008 5:27 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Michigan/Florida Delegates
Replies: 14
Views: 3312

And at the time, both candidates agreed to those rules, and it is only now that it would benefit her to change the rules is Shrilery noticing how important it is for each Michigan vote to be counted.
by VanWaGuy
Tue May 20, 2008 6:57 pm
Forum: SPCR's Folding@Home
Topic: 2,000,000 point club
Replies: 65
Views: 63887

2,000,000 point club

Dasman, Congrats on starting a new 2,000,000 club!

Don't get lonely in there all by yourself, I'll try and join you in about 6 weeks.
by VanWaGuy
Tue May 20, 2008 2:43 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Any good keyboard?
Replies: 36
Views: 9525

Here is the keyboard I got my son.

http://gizmodo.com/gadgets/peripherals/ ... 251926.php

(Actually for his wife who seems to have everything in pink.)