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by RHN
Fri May 31, 2013 2:51 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Nasty program called xVidly, how do I get rid of it?
Replies: 16
Views: 8768

Re: Nasty program called xVidly, how do I get rid of it?

Just after posting my above reply, I came across this article:

http://www.pcworld.com/article/2039995/ ... ed-pc.html

"Use a lightweight scanner inside Safe Mode" was a new tip for me.

Hope this is helpful, Aristide.
by RHN
Thu May 30, 2013 6:51 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Nasty program called xVidly, how do I get rid of it?
Replies: 16
Views: 8768

Re: Nasty program called xVidly, how do I get rid of it?

@ aristide1 I wouldn't remove your hard disk (or SSD) and connect it to another PC because of the risk of infection. As suggested above, the best option is to boot your PC from a Linux CD and scan your PC from that CD. Many firms offer downloads of standalone malware extraction .iso images that you ...
by RHN
Wed Apr 10, 2013 12:15 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Chalk up another win for corporations
Replies: 54
Views: 18023

Re: Chalk up another win for corporations

From my point of view in a rural area near the Siebengebirge, Germany, I see far too little being done to preserve the environment. Several decades ago, the local area was stitched together, both economically and culturally, with many small farms, which did much to preserve the natural environment. ...
by RHN
Sun Dec 23, 2012 9:53 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Decent pc speakers with low noise?
Replies: 9
Views: 8257

Re: Decent pc speakers with low noise?

@ Fred I bought a pair of Audioengine 2 speakers after reading an SPCR review (thanks, Mike Chin) and I have been very pleased with them. So, I was a bit surprised to hear about the A5 "right speaker problem" you mentioned; a quick Google reveals that it is, in fact, "infamous." The Audioengine 2 sp...
by RHN
Wed Dec 19, 2012 4:49 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Your opinion on US gun laws under Obama.
Replies: 400
Views: 91108

Re: Your opinion on US gun laws under Obama.

"Where there are more guns there is more homicide...": http://www.hsph.harvard.edu/research/hicrc/firearms-research/guns-and-death/index.html Still, over the years the barrage of over-the-top cruel and violent video games, films, and other media has been incessant. And all that against the backdrop ...
by RHN
Tue Dec 18, 2012 1:12 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Your opinion on US gun laws under Obama.
Replies: 400
Views: 91108

Re: Your opinion on US gun laws under Obama.

@ Andy

I was reading, I think in the "New York Times," that some Newtown residents were talking about the option of home schooling to evade shootings and other mayhem in schools. I misinterpreted the joke as an allusion to that discussion.
by RHN
Mon Dec 17, 2012 10:46 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Your opinion on US gun laws under Obama.
Replies: 400
Views: 91108

Re: Your opinion on US gun laws under Obama.

"President Obama has asked for "Drastic Solutions" to stop future school massacres in America. The Republican Party have responded by suggesting that schools should be banned." I watched both Obama speeches--I didn't notice any call for "drastic solutions," just "meaningful" action. In the Newtown s...
by RHN
Mon Dec 17, 2012 4:37 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Your opinion on US gun laws under Obama.
Replies: 400
Views: 91108

Re: Your opinion on US gun laws under Obama.

Agree with flapane, the article's a harsh rant and to be taken with more than a grain of salt. Nevertheless, the author's right about several issues. Gun control is key but in a society that glorifies war and violence (by the way, no, that is not specifically and exclusively American), gun control a...
by RHN
Wed Dec 12, 2012 7:43 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Build the Perfect Lab or Office Workstation
Replies: 14
Views: 13251

Re: Build the Perfect Lab or Office Workstation

Thanks for your reply, Flemester. I had been thinking along the same lines. But perhaps there are other reasons in favor of the CP-850.
by RHN
Wed Dec 12, 2012 3:41 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Build the Perfect Lab or Office Workstation
Replies: 14
Views: 13251

Re: Build the Perfect Lab or Office Workstation

I can't praise this build enough, but one of the author's comments drew my attention: "It is crucial to choose a relatively high-wattage and an 80-plus efficient power supply. The high wattage is going to provide ample, clean power to all of the components with a great deal of headroom. Such a power...
by RHN
Wed Dec 12, 2012 3:26 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Seasonic Platinum Fanless 520W PSU
Replies: 44
Views: 83276

Re: Seasonic Platinum Fanless 520W PSU

Many thanks for this review, as well as other recent ones. As usual, a pleasure to read.

I'm wondering whether the noise issue might be resolved if the PSU were used with other mainboards?
by RHN
Mon Nov 19, 2012 7:07 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Be Quiet! L7 300w vs Enermax NAXN 350w
Replies: 4
Views: 2579

Re: Be Quiet! L7 300w vs Enermax NAXN 350w

@ edh

How about the Seasonic X-400 in your config, edh, are you happy with it?

I've been eying it ever since it came out, but after my traumatic encounter with the Seasonic S12II-380GB I've been wary of Seasonic PSUs, perhaps unjustifiably.

Trust me, the above BQ 380W is quiet.
by RHN
Mon Nov 19, 2012 2:04 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Be Quiet! L7 300w vs Enermax NAXN 350w
Replies: 4
Views: 2579

Re: Be Quiet! L7 300w vs Enermax NAXN 350w

I bought a Seasonic 380W PSU last year and had the same problem: coil whine. However, that might have been caused by the Intel DH67BL mainboard I was using it with. I replaced it with a be quiet Straight Power BQT E9 400W, and in my rig it is inaudible. I can also recommend the Enermax ErPro80+ 350W...
by RHN
Thu Nov 08, 2012 4:48 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Silverstone TJ08-E or PS07 or ???
Replies: 16
Views: 9046

Re: Silverstone TJ08-E or PS07 or ???

Here's another useful link regarding S and T Intel core processors: http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/core-i5-3570-low-power,3204-15.html I'm guessing that, by selecting the 3770S, you want to have your cake and eat it, too, namely low heat and high performance. But if you have good cooling in you...
by RHN
Thu Nov 08, 2012 1:53 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Silverstone TJ08-E or PS07 or ???
Replies: 16
Views: 9046

Re: Silverstone TJ08-E or PS07 or ???

Is a Z77 board needed to underclock? (if so, the extra cost cancels part of the i5 savings). The Gigabyte GA-H77M-D3H board has some clocking options, but I don't know if they're sufficient. Here I'm out of my depth. I would send an inquiry to Gigabyte or Intel either directly or through their supp...
by RHN
Wed Nov 07, 2012 12:55 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Silverstone TJ08-E or PS07 or ???
Replies: 16
Views: 9046

Re: Silverstone TJ08-E or PS07 or ???

@ spcmhe According to Newegg, the i7 3770 lists for $300, the i7 3770S for $305. So, not much of a price difference, and if you aren't comfortable with underclocking, the S version might be the better choice. In my newest (last year's) build, I chose an i5 2400S and am happy with it. I'm not sure I ...
by RHN
Mon Nov 05, 2012 1:01 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Silverstone TJ08-E or PS07 or ???
Replies: 16
Views: 9046

Re: Silverstone TJ08-E or PS07 or ???

My first question is, if you're not a gamer, why do you need the 3770S? I like speed, too, but the i5 family is fast enough for most needs. Also, I've read criticism about the S and T versions (especially here at SPCR). I've been looking at the TJ08-E, too, but like you I have some doubts about it. ...
by RHN
Sun Nov 04, 2012 3:43 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: If you could ask God one question ...
Replies: 357
Views: 121264

Re: If you could ask God one question ...

Freud has been "debunked" Freud, the great debunker, debunked? That's funny. But actually Freud has been attacked ever since he made his theories public, including by his followers, most famously by C. G. Jung. And while it's true that psychologists are not referring to Freud the way they used to j...
by RHN
Sat Nov 03, 2012 5:46 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: If you could ask God one question ...
Replies: 357
Views: 121264

Re: If you could ask God one question ...

This is what baffles me. You seem to have no idea what your experience was. I do, but that experience is not directly communicable. Freud, referring to Rolland, called it the "oceanic feeling": a sense of awe, a sense, as Einstein put it, of a "sublime and marvelous order" as revealed in nature as ...
by RHN
Fri Nov 02, 2012 3:40 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: If you could ask God one question ...
Replies: 357
Views: 121264

Re: If you could ask God one question ...

...if the experience of God is not possible through scientific analysis alone, what do I have to do, to get it? How did you come to "know" God? How does he/it manifest itself in your life? I wish I could give you a satisfactory answer, but I don't think I can. I hesitate to even discuss what I call...
by RHN
Thu Nov 01, 2012 6:35 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Philosophy of PC building - future proofing.
Replies: 17
Views: 3256

Re: Philosophy of PC building - future proofing.

But how much better is the i7 3770...
Good point, but the 3770 packs a wallop, and I like speed even when doing mundane computing tasks.

Fast things do have their attractions.
by RHN
Thu Nov 01, 2012 6:28 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: If you could ask God one question ...
Replies: 357
Views: 121264

Re: If you could ask God one question ...

That's not what Positivists or Scientists say. By way of definition: "The characteristic theses of positivism are that science is the only valid knowledge and facts the only possible objects of knowledge... Positivism denies the existence or intelligibility of forces or substances that go beyond th...
by RHN
Thu Nov 01, 2012 2:02 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: If you could ask God one question ...
Replies: 357
Views: 121264

Re: If you could ask God one question ...

I've been following this thread with interest. Appreciate AndyB's forthrightness, would like to down a pint with him in Essex and discuss this perennial question. I see several positions forwarded here: 1. Theism. There is a God. 2. Atheism. There is no God. 3. Positivism. Statements about God are m...
by RHN
Thu Nov 01, 2012 1:15 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Philosophy of PC building - future proofing.
Replies: 17
Views: 3256

Re: Philosophy of PC building - future proofing.

I've never seen faster CPUs compared to large pickup trucks in quite this way before.
That means you don't understand the comparison, or what are you getting at, Smiling Geek?
by RHN
Sun Oct 28, 2012 5:23 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Republican rape chart
Replies: 30
Views: 13605

Re: Republican rape chart

"God is where the opportunistic believer wants him to be." Ta-Nehisi Coates

That about sums it up.
by RHN
Sun Oct 28, 2012 5:21 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Republican rape chart
Replies: 30
Views: 13605

Re: Republican rape chart

"I hate to tell you this, but half of Americans are "fringe". US is the only western non-islamic country in which half of the population flat out rejects evolution and thinks that Earth is younger than the domestication of dogs." True, many U.S. Americans are creationists and believe that our world...
by RHN
Fri Oct 26, 2012 6:07 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: If you could ask God one question ...
Replies: 357
Views: 121264

Re: If you could ask God one question ...

This is an interesting thread, and I agree with much of what has been said here, either for or against religion, though I find myself mostly of one mind with 0002a and Irrelevant, and I would like to weigh in, I hope without getting sucker punched. Disclosure of abuse and ensuing covering up in the ...
by RHN
Fri Oct 26, 2012 6:03 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Republican rape chart
Replies: 30
Views: 13605

Re: Republican rape chart

I think, Neil, that it is becoming clear to many people that a good portion of the Republican Party--which, after all, was once the party of Lincoln--has been hijacked by a radical fringe movement and that it is a waste of time to take that fringe seriously. The last time I was in the States, one su...
by RHN
Fri Oct 26, 2012 1:25 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Republican rape chart
Replies: 30
Views: 13605

Re: Republican rape chart

These Republicans surely don't believe that a rapist is ever doing "God's work"; it's a plea for the sanctity of life. Yet these same politicians tend to favor capital punishment and military adventures abroad in which civilians are injured or perish ("collateral damage"). In the balance, I favor ac...
by RHN
Fri Oct 26, 2012 1:06 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Philosophy of PC building - future proofing.
Replies: 17
Views: 3256

Re: Philosophy of PC building - future proofing.

The current price in Germany for an i5 3570K is about 200 Euros, while an i7 3770 is just 60 Euros more. Most would reasonably object that the 3770 is far too powerful for most routine computing tasks, but 60 Euros is not such a large price gap if you consider its purchase as insurance against great...