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by Fayd
Thu Mar 29, 2012 12:31 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: I have the time, but I lost the desire.
Replies: 32
Views: 8255

Re: I have the time, but I lost the desire.

It is from the aspect that it's very offensive if you aren't friends with whom you use it on, andf even then how and when you use it. Only the racial aspects are missing from it, everything else applies. Just as the N word is not offensive when used among close friends. i hardly call "wanker", it's...
by Fayd
Fri Mar 16, 2012 9:18 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: I have the time, but I lost the desire.
Replies: 32
Views: 8255

Re: I have the time, but I lost the desire.

aristide1 wrote:Ces, malaka is the Greek equivalent of the N word. You need great care when and how you use it.
it's really not. for starters, it bears no racial connotation.

it means literally "wanker". between close friends it's the equivalent of "bro".

here in this context it would be more of a mild insult.
by Fayd
Sat Sep 03, 2011 11:30 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Cold fusion ressurected?
Replies: 30
Views: 29616

Re: Cold fusion ressurected?

A couple of worrisome points: the minimum operating capacity is 2.5 kW, I wonder what could happen if you run out of water (like when the water company does some digging / repairing)? Would the reactor suffer the equivalent of a melt-down? According to the reports, a nominal 10 kW unit can ocasiona...
by Fayd
Sat Apr 16, 2011 9:56 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Republican Bill to Redefine Pi - Again
Replies: 96
Views: 25098

Re: Republican Bill to Redefine Pi - Again

3.14 is a good approximation, who can't remember that? 3 is a good approximation in some instances (doing approximations in your head). But I don't think we need to legislate that. It's amazing how laissez fair and pro-states rights Republicans are when it comes to the freedom of corporations and r...
by Fayd
Mon Mar 14, 2011 8:26 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Evolving Propaganda in the 21st Century.
Replies: 2
Views: 914

Re: Evolving Propaganda in the 21st Century.

bald-faced lies are not exactly a new invention
by Fayd
Mon Jan 31, 2011 3:16 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Simple Modification for Prolimatech Megahalems
Replies: 19
Views: 3498

Re: Simple Modification for Prolimatech Megahalems

awhile ago i saw a mod that bent up all the fins on the leading edge, and down all the fins on the trailing edge...and then installed ducts on the sides that prevented air from not going through the specified path..... that was the only mod i had seen that increased a tower cooler's cooling capacity...
by Fayd
Tue Jan 25, 2011 4:52 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: No hot-dogs in Washington DC?
Replies: 16
Views: 2638

Re: No hot-dogs in Washington DC?

by Fayd
Thu Dec 23, 2010 2:27 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Eaarth
Replies: 123
Views: 32333

Re: Eaarth

http://ecocentric.blogs.time.com/2010/10/18/water-lake-mead-is-at-record-low-levels-is-the-southwest-drying-up/ specifically, A 2007 panel organized by the National Research Council found evidence that mega-droughts had occurred in the Southwest more frequently than had been thought, and that "droug...
by Fayd
Thu Dec 23, 2010 2:01 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Eaarth
Replies: 123
Views: 32333

Re: Eaarth

6 months worth of rain in California in less than a week. 2" / hour rains in California, causing landslides, Landslides are likely because of huge wild fires, Huge wild fires are common because of droughts, Droughts are happening because the snow pack is shrinking, Snow packs are shrinking because ...
by Fayd
Thu Dec 23, 2010 1:54 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Eaarth
Replies: 123
Views: 32333

Re: Eaarth

I suppose you could camouflage your geothermal plants? Put the Solar panels on roofs of existing buildings (avoid putting them on ground based arrays, avoid building new structures that mar the scenery). I could see off shore wind farms being doable but you'd have to be careful about placement (aga...
by Fayd
Sat Dec 11, 2010 11:31 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Another year, another... Machine? ... But not very silent
Replies: 8
Views: 3251

Re: Another year, another... Machine? ... But not very silen

I do not mind the HD noise, it is not right beside me, its under the desk, so the noise is not THAT loud! "Not that loud" is a hugely subjective statement that you'll probably be retracting after using a quiet/almost silent machine for some period of time. now to comment on the question posed in yo...
by Fayd
Fri Dec 10, 2010 12:40 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Eaarth
Replies: 123
Views: 32333

Re: Eaarth

dhanson865 wrote:Image

from http://www.theoildrum.com/node/7215

canada didn't make the report but it is assumed they would be down below the US in the cheap seats.

here in so-cal, we pay significantly more than average for US :(
by Fayd
Thu Dec 02, 2010 12:21 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Life Sucks
Replies: 92
Views: 28394

Re: Life Sucks

topics like these always strike me as funny.

quality of life is better for most people than it has ever been in history.

and yet those people complain.

whiners.


btw, if life sucks and isn't worth living, then die. "and decrease the surplus population!"
by Fayd
Sun Nov 28, 2010 9:00 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Eaarth
Replies: 123
Views: 32333

Re: Eaarth

Well, I guess it depends, the presence of the moon can be attributed to the gravity well created by the sun, so you could say it's originally from the sun. On the other hand, the matter in the moon (and the uranium driving nuclear reactors) coalesced out of the original nebula that created the sun,...
by Fayd
Mon Nov 01, 2010 5:20 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Coincidence?
Replies: 7
Views: 1640

Re: Coincidence?

there's always politicians calling for any manner of things. if you look hard enough you can find all manner of things that from outside would imply a conspiracy, but really are no more than coincidence. it's similar to 'finding' hidden words in the bible, or any other printed book. if we assume thi...
by Fayd
Tue Oct 26, 2010 3:44 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Powered USB Hub >500ma per port
Replies: 1
Views: 2613

Re: Powered USB Hub >500ma per port

since i doubt it'll break anything other than the hub, how bout trying an overpowered power supply in place of the one currently in use? stick a 5v, 3-4 amp one in place of the one you currently have on there.
by Fayd
Wed Oct 20, 2010 5:20 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Another Great Example for Ethics Classes
Replies: 155
Views: 54977

Re: Another Great Example for Ethics Classes

aristide1 wrote:
but i did love this billboard.
An unequivocal NO to answer that question.
maybe for you.
by Fayd
Wed Oct 20, 2010 5:00 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Why do the French have so many Strikes.?
Replies: 35
Views: 6224

Re: Why do the French have so many Strikes.?

Announced today in the UK. The pensionable age will be raised to 66 by 2020 for both men and women (currently 65 for men, and 60 for women), this plan has bee brought forward by 4-years. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-11581935" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; The question is, will...
by Fayd
Wed Oct 20, 2010 4:58 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Why do the French have so many Strikes.?
Replies: 35
Views: 6224

Re: Why do the French have so many Strikes.?

This question would ideally be answered by a Frenchman. In England whenever we turn on the news and see that there is a massive strike going on in France, we usually ask only 2 questions, "will it affect us" (like many of them do, on purpose I might add), and "why". Most of us dont really care why,...
by Fayd
Mon Oct 18, 2010 4:24 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Smart TV will kill HTPCs
Replies: 12
Views: 5540

Re:

HTPC is by definition a PC that connects directly to the TV. My point is simply that such a PC will soon become unnecessary for people who use HTPC today. (Soon meaning perhaps a year or 2 - the trend is already very strong.) This certainly does not eliminate a PC in the home dedicated as a home se...
by Fayd
Mon Oct 18, 2010 4:14 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: So who likes the new format?
Replies: 18
Views: 3767

Re: So who likes the new format?

it works *okay*. i prefer names and avatars and such to be over on the left side, not the right side. on a wide-screen display at fullscreen, forums are a little hard to keep track of who's making what comments if the names are so far from the comments.
by Fayd
Sat Oct 16, 2010 11:54 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Another Great Example for Ethics Classes
Replies: 155
Views: 54977

Re: Another Great Example for Ethics Classes

Check out this classy ad. http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/39698327/ns/politics-decision_2010/ Anybody recall billboards like this one of W? not really. i do recall there having been equally weird shit having been said about bush, though. but i did love this billboard. http://www.mediaite.com/online/cre...
by Fayd
Sat Oct 09, 2010 10:44 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Which three-platter 2TB for raid?
Replies: 4
Views: 1793

Re: Which three-platter 2TB for raid?

I've been looking into the Samsung F4EG 2TB, versus the newer 3-platter WD20EARS. My current inclination is to go with the latter for my new 5x2 raid set. Drives will be used with linux software-raid5. I've currently got a set of 4 WD10AAKSes, and these work fine. I have not had issues with them dr...
by Fayd
Thu Sep 23, 2010 12:58 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Eaarth
Replies: 123
Views: 32333

NeilBlanchard wrote: Ships can now travel through both the Northwest and Northeast passages, which will save days/weeks/months on shipping times.
isn't that a "good" thing?
by Fayd
Tue Sep 14, 2010 4:14 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Eaarth
Replies: 123
Views: 32333

You may find it provincial of me to default to North America but it is where I live and all my google/pricegrabber searches default to US dollars. I don't think anyone would question your motives or your willingness to help, and members stating their location in their profile is obviously a good id...
by Fayd
Tue Sep 14, 2010 2:47 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Gaming in Tight Spaces…..mini-ITX (not quiet)
Replies: 22
Views: 7759

ntavlas wrote:Looks great but please don`t paint it. Paint peels off after a while, especially if you`re adding/removing component often. Even factory paint is prone to that. The only method of coloring metal in my book is passivation ;)
Powder Coating.
by Fayd
Wed Sep 08, 2010 7:21 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Modern Phrases That Confuse Me
Replies: 92
Views: 23066

...The saying is "I couldn't care less".... The last person I corrected that mistake was an elementary grade english teacher. Go figure. Oh you know when I need to communicate with someone I call or email or just talk. I don't "reach out". Of course there are people who say "That's what I'm talking...
by Fayd
Wed Sep 08, 2010 6:25 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Eaarth
Replies: 123
Views: 32333

You know what a nuclear power plant is? A great big tea kettle -- it boils water. I can think of much better ways to spin turbines than by creating heat from nuclear fission reactions. Can you? no, i can't think of a better way to spin turbines fast enough with enough torque to provide HUGE amounts...
by Fayd
Tue Sep 07, 2010 10:05 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Does SPCR seem way too obsessive compulsive about noise?
Replies: 77
Views: 46754

[EDIT : is putting noise dampening material on the back of a clock and suspending it with a rubber band to decouple it from the wall considered a psychological problem ?] When I sleep over while visiting relatives, I take ticking clocks off the walls in the room I sleep and put them in another room...