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by CraftyChicken
Sun Jul 13, 2008 6:43 am
Forum: SPCR Announcements
Topic: 2008 SPCR facility/equipment upgrades: hemi-anechoic chamber
Replies: 151
Views: 242797

Just a thought, but I suspect that computers aren't humming away at 200hz or less? So maybe it's kinda a mute problem to completely isolate the room from those low frequency noise outside.
by CraftyChicken
Sat Jun 14, 2008 8:35 am
Forum: SPCR Announcements
Topic: 2008 SPCR facility/equipment upgrades: hemi-anechoic chamber
Replies: 151
Views: 242797

Will it look anything like this... j/k. Can't wait to see it.
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by CraftyChicken
Tue Jun 03, 2008 9:23 am
Forum: SPCR Announcements
Topic: 2008 SPCR facility/equipment upgrades: hemi-anechoic chamber
Replies: 151
Views: 242797

Sounds like you are going to have a fairly nice test setup there. Cant wait to see the anechoic chamber, I love those things. It's always a strange feeling while working inside one.
by CraftyChicken
Wed May 28, 2008 10:36 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Song ID service
Replies: 7
Views: 2358

I have this problem all the time. What I do, if I can remember the lyrics, is simply type them into google + the keyword 'lyrics.' Or, checkout metrolyrics.com, lyricstime.com, or any of the plethora of other lyrics sites out there. And sometimes, if you happen to know the approx. time + radio stati...
by CraftyChicken
Tue May 13, 2008 9:52 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: How do sites like SPCR obtain product for review?
Replies: 5
Views: 2587

Interesting. After my post I read a review about the "lucrative" field of hardware review, the only caveat being you have to find companies willing to give you product to test. Well, I can't wait to see the new reviews. We're in the process of upgrading our workstations here at work, so I can't wait...
by CraftyChicken
Tue May 13, 2008 3:59 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: How do sites like SPCR obtain product for review?
Replies: 5
Views: 2587

How do sites like SPCR obtain product for review?

I'm just wondering, now that we know Silent Mike will have enough cash to build out the new testing environment, how exactly does a spiffy new gizmo end up in the hands SPCR for an once over. Sorry if this has been asked and answered, but I couldn't find anything concrete on this subject. I'm guessi...
by CraftyChicken
Sat Apr 19, 2008 1:43 pm
Forum: SPCR Announcements
Topic: Make SPCR Even Better... and Win Great Prizes!
Replies: 209
Views: 340804

Well Mike I'm fairly jealous about that setup. I'd love to have more room, as it stands no doing work inside the box is quite a bit of crouching and moving slow. On the same subject, I was wondering what you were planning on using for your measurement setup? Single mic or an array? Can't wait to see...
by CraftyChicken
Sat Apr 19, 2008 9:42 am
Forum: SPCR Announcements
Topic: Make SPCR Even Better... and Win Great Prizes!
Replies: 209
Views: 340804

Just sent in my meager donation... good luck with the project, I use this site a lot for picking products I need for work. I'd like to offer just a little bit of 'constructive criticism' if you don't mind... An anechoic chamber with a 15db noise floor is difficult to achieve. One of the labs I work ...
by CraftyChicken
Thu Mar 13, 2008 3:35 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Adbuster's Take on Noise: SPCR's "Anthem?!"
Replies: 20
Views: 48069

Might anyone have a link to the source of this WHO report? I'd be very interested in reading it, thanks.
by CraftyChicken
Wed Mar 12, 2008 9:44 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: On Bling / Deliberately Loud Components
Replies: 11
Views: 5571

Interestingly, awhile back I visited with my attorney and he complained about his computer's noise level. Mind you, this guy is deaf as a post with dual hearing aids. I told him I'd take a look at it sometime, thinking nothing of it until I visited him at home just the other day. Inside his study I ...
by CraftyChicken
Thu Dec 06, 2007 7:07 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Sound absorbing curtain
Replies: 15
Views: 5451

What your are talking about is sound insulation, and not really absorption. You don't want to 'erase' the sound as much as you want to stop its transmission through your doorway, or conversely, insulate the sound so it stays in your room. Sound transmission, in general, is proportional to mass; the ...
by CraftyChicken
Thu Dec 06, 2007 6:34 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Post your favorite bumper stickers here
Replies: 41
Views: 12637

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Lost the first one at a traffic light to a crazy teenager. Lost the second one in a church parking lot while running a fun physics lab for a church youth group. Number three has been going strong for over a year, but it's also epoxied to my bumper.
by CraftyChicken
Thu Jul 05, 2007 7:17 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Aluminum Frame Yate Loon....internal de-couple.
Replies: 7
Views: 2524

Awesome idea! I can't wait to test this out, as my fans still get some harmonics despite all the soft mounting in the world. I tried the Arctic Cooling one similar to this, but it was way to noisy. Don't worry about the patent, your right about it being expensive and difficult. You could get a provi...
by CraftyChicken
Tue Jun 26, 2007 7:07 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Need advice on green computer
Replies: 7
Views: 2303

I don't know of any sites specifically. However, if it's a notebook you are after, I'd look for anything that uses an Intel Core 2 Duo U-series processor. The "U" stands for Ultra-Low voltage, and they use the least power out of any other mobile processors you're likely to find in current retail not...
by CraftyChicken
Fri Apr 20, 2007 3:48 pm
Forum: Green Computing
Topic: When does manufacturing, etc. outweigh energy savings?
Replies: 18
Views: 9829

Re: Photovoltaics

Many states now have laws requiring fluorescents to be returned for recycling, I know CA does. I do think they need to make any retailer accept dead bulbs for recycling to make it easier so people aren't tempted to dump them in the trash, just like how auto parts shops accept used oils for recyclin...
by CraftyChicken
Fri Apr 20, 2007 7:44 am
Forum: Green Computing
Topic: When does manufacturing, etc. outweigh energy savings?
Replies: 18
Views: 9829

Knowing that these bulbs also contain far more hazardous materials than an incadescent, I think my use of them has been a net loss to the environment. This is another argument against the politicized environmental arena, and the whole product regulation verses subsistence regulation. (Do we ban bad...
by CraftyChicken
Fri Apr 20, 2007 6:50 am
Forum: Green Computing
Topic: When does manufacturing, etc. outweigh energy savings?
Replies: 18
Views: 9829

Photovoltaics

The OP raised a very good point, not often discussed in mass media, but something that is definitely considered in the science and engineering of Solar arrays. Is a renewable energy source always efficient? The answer is yes an no; but in general an array of photovoltacis will pay for itself in the ...
by CraftyChicken
Mon Jan 15, 2007 12:59 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Is there a good replacement heatsink for 8800 series GPU?
Replies: 1
Views: 1647

Is there a good replacement heatsink for 8800 series GPU?

Greetings, Long time lurker who has been taking SPCR advice for a while to silence my gaming computer addiction, literally. Once you go down this road, I guess there is no turning back. Which is why I'm curious if anyone has found a good heat sink for the 8800 series video-cards. I've done a search ...