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by Rory B.
Thu Nov 18, 2004 8:12 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: EXOS cooled silence
Replies: 3
Views: 3352

Then get rid of your rear fan. The only advantage to having fans in push-pull is when there is very high resistance to flow. You do not have such a situation, and so you should get rid of the rear fan. The positive pressure created by the front fan will push air out the back. Also, get an Arctic Coo...
by Rory B.
Tue Nov 02, 2004 4:54 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Panel Muffler
Replies: 9
Views: 3336

so much for that...
by Rory B.
Thu Oct 28, 2004 1:27 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Panel Muffler
Replies: 9
Views: 3336

Panel Muffler

Inside my school bus back in high school, I remember that the roof had an inner layer with a piece of sheet metal with holes drilled in it like modder's mesh. Between that layer and another layer, there was a layer of some type of damping material, like open-cell foam or fiberglass or something. It ...
by Rory B.
Thu Oct 28, 2004 8:00 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Vent-Box Fanless Computer
Replies: 2
Views: 1489

It's kind of like the Power Mac G4 Cube. Of course, it had an external power supply, but that was fanless as well. The G4 Cube had its share of problems, but it showed that convection cooling could be made to work rather well. If you remember, directly below the top vent was a large processor heatsi...
by Rory B.
Mon Oct 25, 2004 12:14 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Why you need silent system?
Replies: 53
Views: 29368

I like quiet computers. I could never sleep with my computer running, which used a 92mm fan pushing 44 cfm, and a Thermaltake Golden Orb. when I upgraded to a 1GHz Duron (still my main computer, if you can believe that), I bought a cool-looking HSF which used an all-copper heatsink and a clear 60mm ...
by Rory B.
Sat Oct 16, 2004 7:03 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Is There a God?
Replies: 174
Views: 90035

Yeah, I'm done with the thread. (So why don't I leave, already?) I thought Holding's article was pretty straightforward. The point is, in a nutshell, that it's highly unlikely, and downright rare, that the people who are posting these lists of 1001 Irrefutable Bible Contradictions, Inconsistencies, ...
by Rory B.
Sat Oct 16, 2004 7:11 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Is There a God?
Replies: 174
Views: 90035

Now, that doesn't make any sense, because it makes no allowance not only for thngs that will not subject themselves to testing (i.e. God), but things we can't YET test as well. I'll have to ask a professor here on campus, but it seems to me that your claim, that a hypothesis must be testable to be v...
by Rory B.
Fri Oct 15, 2004 7:27 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Is There a God?
Replies: 174
Views: 90035

Somebody: I only wanted an answer to the question. MUST A HYPOTHESIS BE TESTABLE TO BE VALID? Addendum: I don't feel I personally have to run down and squash everything some hack says is wrong with the Bible. See "Calculated Contempt: Why Bible Critics Do NOT Deserve the Benefit of the Doubt" - http...
by Rory B.
Thu Oct 14, 2004 6:54 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Is There a God?
Replies: 174
Views: 90035

Somebody: Must a hypothesis be testable to be valid? Also, I have not really taken a long time to look at the Godandscience.org web site. I guess one problem here is that God can't be measured, or physically sensed. This doesn't mean that it can't be observed whether something looks like it was desi...
by Rory B.
Thu Oct 14, 2004 2:09 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Is There a God?
Replies: 174
Views: 90035

Well, there's your source now. If you would read some of the stuff on the links I've provided, you could really gain a lot, I think. As for me, debating atheists isn't my favorite thing to do, because debating doesn't change hearts, though it may throw down some intellectual barriers to assurance of...
by Rory B.
Thu Oct 14, 2004 1:57 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Is There a God?
Replies: 174
Views: 90035

Didn't you even read? I didn't even write that passage. I got it from another website. I also warned you that the passage was really condensed down. You can't ask for everything from a concise explanation like that. You sound like the sort of person who sould really benefit from reading those Dr. Wi...
by Rory B.
Thu Oct 14, 2004 1:40 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Is There a God?
Replies: 174
Views: 90035

Okay, as far as the Bible goes: You can blast me for taking the easy way out, but all you need to do is take a look at this page, and the wealth of information, and answers to challenges to the validity of the contents of the Bible, and I think that forms a powerful argument to its overall validity:...
by Rory B.
Thu Oct 14, 2004 11:03 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Is There a God?
Replies: 174
Views: 90035

Straker, perhaps you were missing the point of what I said. I was explaining how I can know certain things about God's nature. Some things are explicitly stated in the Bible, and others can simply be observed, and we can reason through to a conclusion about them. But without the Bible to give us rev...
by Rory B.
Wed Oct 13, 2004 5:48 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Is There a God?
Replies: 174
Views: 90035

Those who say we can't fully understand God are getting close, but have missed the mark somewhat. The reality is, what myself and other Christians are trying to say is that what we know about God has been given to us through revelation Not the Book of Revelation, just revelation in general. Since ou...
by Rory B.
Tue Oct 12, 2004 4:58 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: What is this PSU trying to tell me?
Replies: 5
Views: 1683

I got a lot of those things from my Asus A7V266 where the Asus PC Probe software would show the 5v rail dropping to 0 for a few seconds every few days. I switched power supplies (from a noisy Enermax to a quiet Fortron) since then and the problem still happens, at about the same interval.
by Rory B.
Tue Oct 12, 2004 4:50 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Is There a God?
Replies: 174
Views: 90035

Actually, if the accounts given in the Bible are trustworthy, then we have an extremely valuable resource to understand all that we really need to understand about God. For more to this end (for those of you who are truly interested in learning more and not just debating until everybody agrees with ...
by Rory B.
Mon Oct 11, 2004 6:23 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Is There a God?
Replies: 174
Views: 90035

Trip, In another of Dr. Craig's debates, an opponent tries to make the case that the universe it actually not temporal. He proposes the idea of negative time. Since time is just a way of describing sets of simultaneous events that happen in sequence or something like that, Dr. Craig's opponent is in...
by Rory B.
Fri Oct 08, 2004 6:13 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Is There a God?
Replies: 174
Views: 90035

Some real in-depth intellectual arguments for God

I'm posting an opening statement from a debate ("Does the Christian God Exist?") between Dr. William Lane Craig, a prominent Christian theologian, against a Dr. Edwin Curley, who will be defending the position of unbelief in any sort of God. The entirety of the debate can be viewed at http://www.lea...
by Rory B.
Fri Oct 08, 2004 6:09 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Is There a God?
Replies: 174
Views: 90035

double post
by Rory B.
Sat Oct 02, 2004 5:42 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Antec Sleeper!
Replies: 13
Views: 8566

Suggestion! Cut a hole in the side/top of the Overture, right above the CPU cooler's fan, and then cover that with Modder's Mesh or something. Then install a thermally controlled fan in the rear, if the Antec you have is not already thermally controlled. It seems to me like your CPU cooler could ben...
by Rory B.
Wed Sep 29, 2004 9:24 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Antec Aria gaming rig with an Intel processor - My Story
Replies: 18
Views: 4773

be real careful working in your PSU. Big capacitors. As long as you stay away from the circuitry until the capacitors discharge (24 hours, to make sure) you should be fine.
by Rory B.
Wed Sep 29, 2004 8:55 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: most ghetto rig ever
Replies: 9
Views: 4177

There's a picture on flyers around my college campus (Purdue) that is advertising for a LAN party, and it shows a motherboard hanging from a hanger in a closet, with power supply and HDD and peripheral cables coming off of it.
by Rory B.
Wed Sep 29, 2004 8:34 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Is there a Full-On/Full-Off Thermostat-type Circuit?
Replies: 21
Views: 5852

More information can't hurt...

(famous last words)
by Rory B.
Fri Sep 24, 2004 7:25 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: SilentBlade 80 mm fan from GlacialTech
Replies: 3
Views: 1643

2 Balls...


...better than one, I suppose.
by Rory B.
Wed Sep 22, 2004 11:22 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: New Quickie Fan Comparison...
Replies: 27
Views: 9053

come on, pictures!
by Rory B.
Tue Sep 21, 2004 10:56 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Magnetic rotor for case fans... Interesting
Replies: 40
Views: 21602

According to a PDF file on the Sunon web site, the most ideal application for the MagLev fans is use in projectors, where very high air temperatures are found, and yet a low-noise bearing must be employed. VAPO bearings are designed to keep the shaft from contacting the sides of the bearing. The onl...
by Rory B.
Mon Sep 20, 2004 5:18 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Is there a Full-On/Full-Off Thermostat-type Circuit?
Replies: 21
Views: 5852

oh, i see. It's the thermistor. That makes sense. I thought it was supposed to adjust the hysteresis range. So I have to ask, what is the hysteresis range of this circuit? (that is, if anyone knows)
by Rory B.
Sat Sep 18, 2004 12:00 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Is there a Full-On/Full-Off Thermostat-type Circuit?
Replies: 21
Views: 5852

I build high-fidelity loudspeakers all the time from computer simulations, from cabinets to crossovers, and they work fine, so I will go ahead and use this easier comparator circuit with transistor. Since you seem to know plenty about this, what role does R1 play? That is, could I replace it with a ...
by Rory B.
Sat Sep 18, 2004 6:02 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Magnetic rotor for case fans... Interesting
Replies: 40
Views: 21602

I have the 60mm MagLev fan that Directron sells. It isn't truly 3-pin because it does not have a tach output. I bought it for the novelty. I hooked it up to a Zalman fan mate and still couldn't get it to shut up.
by Rory B.
Wed Sep 15, 2004 8:07 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Ahanix.com SilenX vs. SilenX.com SilenX
Replies: 10
Views: 3144

Ahanix.com SilenX vs. SilenX.com SilenX

I am wondering about the Ahanix-made SilenX products. They look to be the real deal, right? I'm looking at the Ahanix SilenX 14dBa 300w power supply. It should be plenty quiet, for a right price. I would like to know who to trust: SilenX.com or Ahanix.com? If Ahanix isn't the real deal but still del...