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by Willy Higinbotham
Sat Oct 30, 2010 2:05 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Galaxy Tab vs iPad: Aluminum vs Plastic, strength & weight.
Replies: 1
Views: 1002

Re: Galaxy Tab vs iPad: Aluminum vs Plastic, strength & weig

I'm in the injection molding business. We are manufacturing automotive parts. Other than 'standard' materials such as ABS, PP, PE, there are also endless number of materials, which we call engineering plastics. These are resins that are being produced by mixing different off-the-shelf plastics with ...
by Willy Higinbotham
Mon Feb 08, 2010 2:20 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Searching for amp / speakers for casual PC listening
Replies: 8
Views: 2053

One desktop amp that got quite an attention on the net was NuForce's Icon.

I have read very good reviews on the audophile forums.

http://www.nuforce.com/hp/products/icon/index.php
by Willy Higinbotham
Mon Feb 08, 2010 1:57 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: NoScript on Firefox really needed?
Replies: 16
Views: 2217

NoScript is one of the best things since sliced bread.

The other excellent plugin I use is Adblock.

Life couldn't be better on the 'net.
by Willy Higinbotham
Tue Nov 17, 2009 10:33 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: NH-D14 : New Noctua CPU Cooler
Replies: 6
Views: 4988

The weights are getting really silly. That's almost 1.5 kg (3.30 lb)

It can't be that one would need to hang a 1.5 kg metal mass on a filigrane motherboard just to cool a CPU.

Engineers should come up with new cooling technologies.
by Willy Higinbotham
Sun Jul 13, 2008 12:53 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Xigmatek Prototype S9686 at Frosty Tech
Replies: 7
Views: 1947

yea i read that but didnt feel like correcting myself. whats your prediction on temps i dont think that it will be as good as twice the mass unit either. while heatpipes are very crucial to performance , i dont feel that simply adding more necessarily gives a big boost While reading your post, I st...
by Willy Higinbotham
Sun Jul 13, 2008 4:41 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: silencer for quadro fx 370
Replies: 3
Views: 1494

viewtopic.php?t=48000

Member spungfoo successfully fitted an Accelero on a Quadro. Not clear from the post whether it was an S1 or S2 though.
by Willy Higinbotham
Sat Jul 05, 2008 1:31 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Hot....Firefox 3.0 Final.
Replies: 45
Views: 10192

Update: Since I didn't want to let it go so easily, I re-installed FF3. Then I ran Filemon utility to check the file activity when running FF3. And success. As some of you may already know, Firefox has a feature (under Tools- Options- Security) to monitor the sites that are being visited by users an...
by Willy Higinbotham
Fri Jul 04, 2008 1:52 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Hot....Firefox 3.0 Final.
Replies: 45
Views: 10192

I just took the plunge today and installed FF3. Prior to installing, I uninstalled FF2 and made a clean install. Sorry guys/gals, but I hate to admit that the current version is a total mess. The CPU usage is jumping up and down, reaching 100% occasionally and making the browser totally unusable. Af...
by Willy Higinbotham
Tue Jun 03, 2008 10:40 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Thermalright HSC100 - Heatpipe cooling case
Replies: 3
Views: 2541

Thermalright HSC100 - Heatpipe cooling case

IIRC, Thermalright had announced this a year ago or so, now it was shown to public at Computex 2007.

http://www.dvhardware.net/article19509.html

http://techreport.com/discussions.x/12611
by Willy Higinbotham
Tue May 06, 2008 12:00 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Help for iMac and Apple Marketing
Replies: 9
Views: 1925

Hah! :lol: And baaad Mr. Teacher for pushing a brand on students... then again most universities and schools require students to use MS Office or Windows for schoolwork. :P Some Apple-fan lecturer made a good point about Powerpoint having all our presentation courses to itself, but the university P...
by Willy Higinbotham
Tue May 06, 2008 11:58 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Help for iMac and Apple Marketing
Replies: 9
Views: 1925

IMHO, Apple's marketing is just phenomenal. All the secrecy about their upcoming products (created by Apple itself, of course) is attracting millions of people to their stores. People are constantly monitoring blogs for the last minute rumors, hands-on reviews, spy pictures etc. We have to give thei...
by Willy Higinbotham
Sun May 04, 2008 11:53 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Help for iMac and Apple Marketing
Replies: 9
Views: 1925

Not specifically for the iMac, but it covers Apple's marketing strategy in general.

http://www.marketingapple.com/marketing_apple/

Link to the ebook

http://www.marketingapple.com/Marketing_Apple_eBook.pdf

Good luck.
by Willy Higinbotham
Thu May 01, 2008 9:35 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Network Bandwidth Monitor
Replies: 6
Views: 1862

It exists.

http://www.trafmeter.com

More info

http://www.trafmeter.com/documentation/en/

see under "Configuration examples" (especially Example 5,6 and 7)
by Willy Higinbotham
Thu May 01, 2008 12:42 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Wanted: Samsung 2493HM user experiences (or Eizo S2401W)
Replies: 7
Views: 5561

I am a die-hard Eizo fan. Impressive picture quality, hands down. However, recently I came across to the all-new Lenovo L220x. This is the first 22" screen with HD (1920x1200) resolution. And it has a S-PVA panel. It comes with 4 USB ports, supports HDCP and has a very neat cable management system, ...
by Willy Higinbotham
Sun Apr 20, 2008 1:54 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: The Ultimate Computer Chair....
Replies: 42
Views: 33925

Heh, yes, it isn't cheap. But I see that as an investment. I spend a lot of time in front of the computer, so a chair with endless adjustment possibilites to be able to sit comfortable was important for me. As for the cost, well, given the years that I'll be using it, it's not that bad. It's already...
by Willy Higinbotham
Sun Apr 20, 2008 1:09 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: The Ultimate Computer Chair....
Replies: 42
Views: 33925

I have a Vitra Ypsilon. It wasn't cheap, but it was one of the best 'investments' that I made. Designed by Mario Bellini, one of my favorite designers. It received Red Dot award in 2002 in product design category.
by Willy Higinbotham
Sun Apr 20, 2008 1:03 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Where are you & how did you get your forum name?
Replies: 37
Views: 9170

William "Willy" Higinbotham was the man, who created one of the very first 'computer' games with a graphical display in 1958, Tennis For Two, long before Pong. He created it on an oscilloscope.
by Willy Higinbotham
Sun Mar 30, 2008 12:12 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: X3350 (Q9450) first impressions
Replies: 15
Views: 8935

JJR,

was there a particular reason why you went with the Xeon equivalent rather than the 'original' one? I recall you mentioning this on other threads as well, but never had the chance to ask.
by Willy Higinbotham
Sun Mar 30, 2008 12:08 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Least Expensive Case with PS in the bottom?
Replies: 11
Views: 3710

Plekto wrote:....snip.....

(There's another one on the back side near the CPU, dunno why)
I remember reading in some reviews that you could put a 80mm fan (x10mm) if you want to cool the motherboard.

This feature comes both on CM 690 and 590.
by Willy Higinbotham
Sun Mar 23, 2008 12:15 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Solid State Fan, Ionic Cooling Hits The Big Time!
Replies: 24
Views: 10540

I'm curious: which direction does the air flow? I'm curious about the energy balance. Real mass (air) is being accellerated from standstill to a moving column of air, just like a regular fan. Thus, the air gains kinetic energy. This energy has to come from somewhere. So at least one of the two elec...
by Willy Higinbotham
Wed Mar 19, 2008 1:21 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: nVidia is getting serious...
Replies: 7
Views: 2072

Kinda reminds me of "Metropolis" movie poster....
by Willy Higinbotham
Fri Feb 29, 2008 12:01 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: MSI transforms chip heat into cooler power
Replies: 4
Views: 1660

MSI transforms chip heat into cooler power

I don't know if this is the right forums, if not please move.

MSI Ecolution Motherboard

[quote]MSI is making thier ECOlution motherboard to showcase at CeBIT. The mobo comes with an “air powered coolerâ€
by Willy Higinbotham
Sat Feb 09, 2008 11:04 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Finally! Scythe Zipang officially announced with "pieps
Replies: 15
Views: 7758

I think this heatsink should do good mostly if you have a fan on the case panel, otherwise it shouldn't perform too well. And you could connect the fan on the HSF to a fan on the side panel with a duct. Run both fans at the lowest rpm and there you'd have a nice setup. This would also let you *I th...
by Willy Higinbotham
Sat Jul 21, 2007 7:17 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Windows XP vs. Vista
Replies: 72
Views: 24177

Max, This is an open discussion that we can continue until we both get blue. It's like the infamous Mac vs PC debates or religious discussions "my religion is better than yours". I neither have the time nor the wish to do that. As for suggesting me to go back to DOS, thanks for the snide remark, I'l...
by Willy Higinbotham
Fri Jul 20, 2007 2:46 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Windows XP vs. Vista
Replies: 72
Views: 24177

OK, since we XP users are ignorant dinosaurs, I'd like to know a couple of things about the new Vista. 1) Does it still have a Registry? 2) Do you still have to deal with dynamic link library files spread over the whole windows directory? Do they get cleaned completely after an uninstall or is it po...
by Willy Higinbotham
Wed May 16, 2007 12:39 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: What was your first computer?
Replies: 65
Views: 24250

Another Sinclair ZX81 owner here :)
by Willy Higinbotham
Mon Apr 30, 2007 1:10 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: What will the summer of 2008 bring?
Replies: 14
Views: 3957

Keep in mind that in addition to the "360mm" side intake fan, there's also a 220mm front intake fan. With those two huge intakes, the air has to escape from inside the case back to the outside somehow. One 120mm rear fan hole with a grill on it isn't gonna do a very good job! :D Looking at your out...
by Willy Higinbotham
Sun Apr 29, 2007 12:21 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: What will the summer of 2008 bring?
Replies: 14
Views: 3957

I'm keeping an eye on that case as well. It's looking impressive and I'm very curious to see its cooling potential.
by Willy Higinbotham
Sun Apr 29, 2007 12:05 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Old PC games
Replies: 15
Views: 6091

Willy, I've downloaded* the necessary files and did everything like you said. The game fired up but with no sound and in a tiny window. I somehow ran the gam in full window but the default cursor (the gauntlet) did not move, and instead I pointed to things with the Windows arrow. Unfortunately, I'v...