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by N7SC
Sun Mar 24, 2013 11:33 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: External Control Hub (the ultimate in silent computing)
Replies: 7
Views: 4291

Re: External Control Hub (the ultimate in silent computing)

Thanks :) Not sure what you mean about the USB 3.0 cables. Tried using them for what? Sorry, I mean using a USB 3 cable for the USB link between the ECH and the computer. I tried it with an active USB 3 cable and it wouldn't work with my DVD drive, or a 3.5" hard drive. It seemed to be unable to fi...
by N7SC
Sun Mar 24, 2013 7:56 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: External Control Hub (the ultimate in silent computing)
Replies: 7
Views: 4291

Re: External Control Hub (the ultimate in silent computing)

Great idea, and a great video about how you did it.

Have you ever tried to use USB 3.0 extension cables?
by N7SC
Sun Mar 24, 2013 7:52 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Microsoft takes yet another hard blow
Replies: 1
Views: 1780

Microsoft takes yet another hard blow

This is, in my opinion, the third hard blow to MS's dominance of the market for Operating Systems. Again, in my opinion, the first two were Windows Phone 7 & 8, and Windows 8 (and all the arrogant and inept marketing of both). Because of the size of the market involved in the third blow, it may be t...
by N7SC
Mon Feb 18, 2013 9:39 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: wooden case with optimal airflow (my first silent PC)
Replies: 25
Views: 13666

Re: wooden case with optimal airflow (my first silent PC)

Great stuff! You'll have to do a build log as you go along. :) Looking forward to seeing what you come up with, design wise! A build log is a great idea. With photos, of course. The design depends on a number of factors, one of which is whether or not I can easily and inexpensively get any Gaboon E...
by N7SC
Mon Feb 18, 2013 7:45 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: wooden case with optimal airflow (my first silent PC)
Replies: 25
Views: 13666

Re: wooden case with optimal airflow (my first silent PC)

Thanks Matt. That is perfect timing, all the cables that are needed just shipped out to me. In about two to three weeks all will be ready. All that is left to do is design and build the box for it. There is also a bunch of 1/4" and 3/4" maple plywood sitting around here that is begging to be used to...
by N7SC
Tue Jan 15, 2013 6:26 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: New passive CPU cooler, at CES 2013
Replies: 11
Views: 6758

New passive CPU cooler, at CES 2013

I ran across an article at Tom's Hardware which highlighted a new passive CPU cooler that was shown at CES 2013. There is only a little information given. The pictures are quite large and detailed for what little they show. Click on a picture in the article, to expand it. Then click on it again to o...
by N7SC
Sun Dec 23, 2012 4:59 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Merry Christmas
Replies: 22
Views: 13279

Re: Merry Christmas

How is pointing out the bizarre nonsense of Christmass and it's underlying silly superstition of magic god-man, virgin birth, magic tricks and resurrection constitute being a troll Look up the definition, educate yourself, make an effort. As for the religious aspect of Christmas? Well, you do reali...
by N7SC
Fri Dec 21, 2012 9:37 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Your opinion on US gun laws under Obama.
Replies: 400
Views: 87826

Re: Your opinion on US gun laws under Obama.

The NRA has finally spoken out about the Sandy Hook shootings. This link is from The Daily Mail, and yes I know it is a scandal sheet/tabloid, but of the stories that I have seen about the NRA press conference, it sums it all up the best. Story about today's NRA press conference I don't know how som...
by N7SC
Wed Dec 19, 2012 4:36 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Enlightenment needs your support
Replies: 11
Views: 4236

Re: Enlightenment needs your support

You are lucky that almost all of the members here are both educated and easy going. If you posted that on any other forum, you would be flamed to death. And, no one that is still "a slave to superstition" is going to read those books unless they are already on the verge of giving up their irrational...
by N7SC
Wed Dec 19, 2012 12:57 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Your opinion on US gun laws under Obama.
Replies: 400
Views: 87826

Re: Your opinion on US gun laws under Obama.

I just thought that I should get that point out there on the basis that some people will have watched some ridiculous news article claiming that violent computer games cause people to go on murdering sprees. Andy Agreed, on the point that all of these type studies that I have seen are correlational...
by N7SC
Wed Dec 19, 2012 7:54 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Your opinion on US gun laws under Obama.
Replies: 400
Views: 87826

Re: Your opinion on US gun laws under Obama.

Andy, that article is heavily flawed. The conclusions that he (author) reaches are not grounded in fact. He even sort of admits this in the paragraph quoted below: "Of course, these comparisons assume that national video game markets are largely uniform, with Dutch, Korean and American consumers pla...
by N7SC
Tue Dec 18, 2012 7:32 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Your opinion on US gun laws under Obama.
Replies: 400
Views: 87826

Re: Your opinion on US gun laws under Obama.

Ok, guys the real solution to the problem has been provided by Florida state representative Dennis Baxley.[/sarcasm] If you have heard of Florida's "Stand Your Ground" law, it was Baxley who wrote it. George Zimmerman invoked the "Stand Your Ground" law in the world famous Travon Martin shooting. Ba...
by N7SC
Sun Dec 16, 2012 7:29 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Your opinion on US gun laws under Obama.
Replies: 400
Views: 87826

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 capit...
by N7SC
Sat Dec 15, 2012 7:44 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Your opinion on US gun laws under Obama.
Replies: 400
Views: 87826

Re: Your opinion on US gun laws under Obama.

And . . . three more conservatives comment on the shooting in Connecticut: Victoria Jackson, click this line and Steve Dulan, board member of a gun advocacy group says, among other things that the tragedy could have: "if not prevented, then perhaps minimized," if we armed the teachers in the schools...
by N7SC
Sat Dec 15, 2012 11:36 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Your opinion on US gun laws under Obama.
Replies: 400
Views: 87826

Re: Your opinion on US gun laws under Obama.

And now we begin to hear from the conservatives. Nothing from big-name conservatives yet, but this trickle that is starting will probably lead to a flood of insane dipshittery from the big right wingers.

Click here
by N7SC
Sat Dec 15, 2012 10:35 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Your opinion on US gun laws under Obama.
Replies: 400
Views: 87826

Re: Your opinion on US gun laws under Obama.

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 mind and won't change the subject."Andy Your Churchill quote sums up Ms. Hammer well. And, I misspelled her name in the above posting, it is "Hammer," not "Hamer." F...
by N7SC
Sat Dec 15, 2012 7:36 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Your opinion on US gun laws under Obama.
Replies: 400
Views: 87826

Re: Your opinion on US gun laws under Obama.

If only people could see clearly that the NRA mantra of "Enforce the gun laws we already have, don't make new ones" is not working. They have been spewing that line for decades. It has not stopped even one tragedy. We have given enough time and lives to trying to curb violence by enforcing (poorly) ...
by N7SC
Mon Dec 10, 2012 10:09 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Simulating duplex printing?
Replies: 10
Views: 5124

Re: Simulating duplex printing?

For whatever my opinion may be worth too you Mettyx, I have a Canon Pixma MX 870 inkjet multifunction printer. It prints (built in duplexer too), faxes, scans, copies (B&W and color), and has a memory card reader built in. It has been here for over two years and I love it. It is just about the best ...
by N7SC
Tue Nov 27, 2012 7:43 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: wooden case with optimal airflow (my first silent PC)
Replies: 25
Views: 13666

Re: wooden case with optimal airflow (my first silent PC)

MattP: Since some people in the UK probably have forced air heating and cooling systems in their houses, there are likely a number of good air conditioning filters available. The link below is to the type I use in my air conditioning system. Select the link for "Best 1" Air Filters." http://www.filt...
by N7SC
Thu Nov 08, 2012 8:38 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: No Donald, the world is only laughing at you.
Replies: 4
Views: 2295

Fox is losing its mind...

"Fox is losing its mind..."

WRONG! Sorry Neil, but you imply that they had one to begin with. And they simply didn't. I doubt that even collectively the whole outfit can scrape together the equivalent of one normal human mind.
by N7SC
Wed Oct 31, 2012 1:45 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Windows 7 & Windows 8 Working Together?
Replies: 16
Views: 6362

Re: Windows 7 & Windows 8 Working Together?

Washu, Thank you for apologizing. It was certainly not my intent to start up trouble with the original post. However, while to me it is clearly a question that occurs because of the supporting reasoning stated, it might be possible for it to be interpreted as FUD. It was not intended to be anything ...
by N7SC
Wed Oct 31, 2012 9:39 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Windows 7 & Windows 8 Working Together?
Replies: 16
Views: 6362

Re: Windows 7 & Windows 8 Working Together?

Speculation? What Speculation? The only one speculating here is you. Some of use have actually tried Windows 8 and know that everything you are speculating about is wrong and it works fine with older versions. Reread the first sentence of the second paragraph of my second post on this thread. It is...
by N7SC
Tue Oct 30, 2012 7:26 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Windows 7 & Windows 8 Working Together?
Replies: 16
Views: 6362

Re: Windows 7 & Windows 8 Working Together?

You are completely missing the point. Breaking networking would break very basic functionality which Windows has had for years. Again, the different UI of Windows 8 does not change what the OS can do, just how it is done. Equating a different UI with breaking core functionality is crazy. No, you ar...
by N7SC
Tue Oct 30, 2012 12:12 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Windows 7 & Windows 8 Working Together?
Replies: 16
Views: 6362

Re: Windows 7 & Windows 8 Working Together?

Washu, 1. I stand by my first point: "Pappnaas, your logic would seem to also dictate against Microsoft changing the UI so radically. Or, at least, removing the ability to change to a fully functional version of the more familiar Windows 7 interface." Pappanaas's logic about MS going broke due to la...
by N7SC
Tue Oct 30, 2012 7:52 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Windows 7 & Windows 8 Working Together?
Replies: 16
Views: 6362

Re: Windows 7 & Windows 8 Working Together?

The question is not so much "do they work together", but how well do they work together. No one can be certain until they try it, but you can get a very good idea by reading reviews and other peoples experiences. Andy If they wouldn't work well together, M$ would go broke because of being sued. Thi...
by N7SC
Mon Oct 29, 2012 6:19 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Windows 7 & Windows 8 Working Together?
Replies: 16
Views: 6362

Re: Windows 7 & Windows 8 Working Together?

That was an interesting and thorough review, thanks Andy. Since I have a 3.5" hard drive with the Windows 8 RTM on it, time permitting, I might just test it in reverse so to speak: that is put Windows 8 on the desktop PC, and use Windows 7 on my laptop to see how they work together. That may or may ...
by N7SC
Mon Oct 29, 2012 4:04 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Windows 7 & Windows 8 Working Together?
Replies: 16
Views: 6362

Windows 7 & Windows 8 Working Together?

Most, or all, of the reviews I have seen of Windows 8 emphasize that the tiled Metro Start Screen is awkward to use on a traditional keyboard/mouse equipped desktop PC. Maybe one or two of the reviews try to sing the praises of the new Start Screen, but the details of the reviews actually show how c...
by N7SC
Tue Apr 17, 2012 7:33 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: How would you build this PC?
Replies: 6
Views: 1153

Re: How would you build this PC?

Hi, and welcome to SPCR. It looks like the loudest, or potentially loudest, component you will have is the video card. The fan in the video card can get pretty loud when the card heats up, such as during game play. You might want to see if there is a passively cooled version of the graphics card you...
by N7SC
Sat Apr 14, 2012 5:54 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Here goes Congress again.
Replies: 6
Views: 1610

Here goes Congress again.

It is somehow appropriate that this activity in congress coincides with the release of the new, remake, Three Stooges movie. You'll see. After the public and many internet and tech companies shot down the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA), and the Protect Intellectual Property Act (PIPA), Representative...
by N7SC
Sun Apr 01, 2012 8:16 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Piece chipped off hard drive PCB: RMA or not?
Replies: 19
Views: 5534

Re: Piece chipped off hard drive PCB: RMA or not?

I agree with Mr. Evil: It is a capacitor. But, it may not be necessary, if the voltage that it is filtering is clean enough before it gets to that cap. You may have to buy a new drive if that one proves to corrupt data. I think that most drive manufacturers are going to call that kind of damage "abu...