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by Trip
Sat Nov 16, 2013 9:11 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: There's no racist like a liberal racist
Replies: 25
Views: 13388

Re: There's no racist like a liberal racist

Race is a social construct. And any group of people that you can choose to join or to leave - cannot be considered a race. The fellow Jason Richwine who wrote in his "PhD" paper that Jews are more intelligent is essentially saying that if we convert to Judaism, we would all increase our IQ. A relig...
by Trip
Sat Nov 16, 2013 8:58 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: There's no racist like a liberal racist
Replies: 25
Views: 13388

Re: There's no racist like a liberal racist

Islam isn't "barbaric". The conflicts with Islam are caused in part by mass immigration and in part by Israeli-Muslim conflicts, in which there simply is not a "good" side. Islam has a rich history. If robbed of their heritage, what would guide and direct Muslims? I'm for leaving them alone, strivin...
by Trip
Sat Nov 16, 2013 8:45 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Good free email service?
Replies: 11
Views: 5072

Re: Good free email service?

I use startpage.com, and I've been wanting to go with an Icelandic webhost.

I'd be interested in Japan or another country, but I was told Iceland is the safest bet.
by Trip
Sat Nov 16, 2013 8:41 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Russ Kinder's 2009 Appalachian Trail Thru-hike
Replies: 6
Views: 9226

Re: Russ Kinder's 2009 Appalachian Trail Thru-hike

Impressive! It looks beautiful too.
by Trip
Sat Nov 16, 2013 8:38 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: There is no racist like Mettyx
Replies: 7
Views: 3941

Re: There is no racist like Mettyx

You think I am critical, which is not true, I merely pointed out the hypocrisy of his own viewpoints.
Complain to the moderators. No need for more drama :)
by Trip
Thu Apr 28, 2011 2:40 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: I have just discovered how horrible Fox News really is
Replies: 182
Views: 39028

Re: I have just discovered how horrible Fox News really is

It's very significant because Obama appears and identifies as being black. How can you not get this? The same way some people don't get the following: Global warming is occurring. Wealth redistribution under Bush occurred. President Obama has a Hawaiian birth certificate. They don't want to get it....
by Trip
Thu Apr 28, 2011 2:11 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: I have just discovered how horrible Fox News really is
Replies: 182
Views: 39028

Re: I have just discovered how horrible Fox News really is

Race is definitely part of the opposition to Obama. People don't look at percentages. Black genes are more dominant, and Obama looks black. Whites will present another reason for opposing him, but race is often part of it. Similarly... blacks support Obama because he's... black. Are we supposed to ...
by Trip
Thu Apr 28, 2011 8:31 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: I have just discovered how horrible Fox News really is
Replies: 182
Views: 39028

Re: I have just discovered how horrible Fox News really is

And a Black President, that is symbolic. That is the reason for much of the irrational hate.... and the UFO type of conspiracy arguments. I respectfully disagree. Very few people care what Obama's ethnic background is (50% African and 50% European). I don't see hatred against Obama based on his rac...
by Trip
Thu Mar 10, 2011 12:46 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: South Korea: The Next ‘Free Trade’ Battleground
Replies: 58
Views: 7467

Re: South Korea: The Next ‘Free Trade’ Battleground

I do admittedly put the US first in my concerns. However, I don't wish for domination or anything like that. With 7 billion people in the world, I'm wary of seeking to equally distribute natural resources, tech, and capital via free trade. I fear we'll be equally impoverished. However, I don't think...
by Trip
Thu Mar 10, 2011 12:06 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: South Korea: The Next ‘Free Trade’ Battleground
Replies: 58
Views: 7467

Re: South Korea: The Next ‘Free Trade’ Battleground

I don't like how capitalism destroys the middle class. It wasn't captilism that destroyed the middle class, it was technology that has made manual labor less valuable than it used to be (and only economic if performed offshore). Or call it "Revenge of the Nerds." There's truth to this in the long t...
by Trip
Wed Mar 02, 2011 6:41 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: South Korea: The Next ‘Free Trade’ Battleground
Replies: 58
Views: 7467

Re: South Korea: The Next ‘Free Trade’ Battleground

aristide1 wrote:So the sell anybody and anything to anyone viewpoint is covered.
Feel better now?
Bleh, I'm for free markets but not capitalism.

EDIT: I don't like how capitalism destroys the middle class.
by Trip
Wed Mar 02, 2011 5:52 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: South Korea: The Next ‘Free Trade’ Battleground
Replies: 58
Views: 7467

Re: South Korea: The Next ‘Free Trade’ Battleground

HFat, A party called "Labour" tends to support free trade? Interesting. In the US it's the reverse: the GOP tends to be more for free trade, Dem for tariffs. Obama actually campaigned against free trade, though he switched once in office. (Did you know Bush campaigned as a peace candidate in 2000? R...
by Trip
Wed Mar 02, 2011 3:33 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: South Korea: The Next ‘Free Trade’ Battleground
Replies: 58
Views: 7467

South Korea: The Next ‘Free Trade’ Battleground

The Off Topic has generally been left-wing leaning. Here's a topic (I hope) most of us can all agree on: Reject Free Trade Agreements! At the least, I won't be such a minority in this as I would other political topics. South Korea: The Next ‘Free Trade’ Battleground GEMMA: Times are tough; isn’t thi...
by Trip
Mon Jan 24, 2011 1:36 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: What are you listening to right now?
Replies: 4309
Views: 1610424

Re: What are you listening to right now?

Origa - Spiral
by Trip
Mon Jan 24, 2011 1:33 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: What quiet case?
Replies: 4
Views: 1154

Re: What quiet case?

Bah, the case affects the whole, but regardless it's a very nice looking case.
by Trip
Sun Jan 16, 2011 1:16 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: What quiet case?
Replies: 4
Views: 1154

Re: What quiet case?

The intake vents look nice and open (good thing) to me. However, it looks like the exhaust fan could take some resistance if pushing air out into that channel in the top. That system is designed for positive pressure, but is dust that much of an issue? I imagine 3 180mm fans would produce a little m...
by Trip
Tue Jan 05, 2010 4:19 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Russia's secret plan to save Earth from asteroid
Replies: 24
Views: 3759

In addition to some Obamaism, though nothing at the level of Dubya's..., he's contradicted himself on foreign and domestic policy. I'm floundering around to find the citations for the contradictions though I will find them shortly. There aren't many on the net, other than the Likudniks / Zionist Chr...
by Trip
Tue Jan 05, 2010 2:53 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Russia's secret plan to save Earth from asteroid
Replies: 24
Views: 3759

Trip wrote:I figure the dumb ones must be easier to manipulate.
I mean the dumb Presidential candidates.

I was not calling aristide dumb.
by Trip
Sat Jan 02, 2010 8:16 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Russia's secret plan to save Earth from asteroid
Replies: 24
Views: 3759

What about the closer impending disaster? Sarah Palin as president? Now we know what it takes to make the Mayan calendar look good. After highlighting bluefront's cult following of the GOP, have you taken to a similar following of the Dems? Obama reads a teleprompter well, but he doesn't have a clu...
by Trip
Mon Oct 05, 2009 1:15 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Flash Drive for Silent Storage
Replies: 8
Views: 3006

I ended up going with a Gizmo Plus! because it's cheap (~$11 + free shipping) from newegg, $75 is too much for a thumb drive, and it's all I really need.

I almost went with an OCZ drive; but there were quality concerns, and I'm tired of reading reviews.
by Trip
Mon Oct 05, 2009 10:28 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Scythe Slot Rafter
Replies: 6
Views: 2719

I just noticed this over at A-Tech: 2.5" drive mounting kit

It lacks the stability of resting in the mobo though (via that plastic piece on the one you linked to).

Z-Drive from OCZ might grow in popularity too.
by Trip
Mon Oct 05, 2009 10:15 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: A-Tech HeatSync 7000
Replies: 2
Views: 2273

Wow 35W each pipe? So 4 pipes might could run any CPU... Best case on the market, imo. The level of custom fabrication is unmatched. Price is prohibitive unfortunately, but not outrageous for the quality. Aircraft aluminimum is very expensive, and each case requires significant machining and assembl...
by Trip
Mon Oct 05, 2009 9:20 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Flash Drive for Silent Storage
Replies: 8
Views: 3006

Argh. Out of stock, so I wasn't billed... ETA in stock 5-7 days. Staples is still shipping the inexpensive shelves, but I did need those anyway. Searching for another seller, I happen upon this PC Mag review Kingston DataTraveler 150 (32GB)b which puts kingston ahead of Corsair. The kanguru drive is...
by Trip
Sun Oct 04, 2009 10:42 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: A-Tech HeatSync 7000
Replies: 2
Views: 2273

A-Tech HeatSync 7000

A-Tech HeatSync 7000 I'll never buy one (due to cost), but this deserves its own thread. Case relies on one fan: the PSU (though a cooler system could of course get away with a passive PSU). Case can be designed to fit an i7 CPU and dual GPUs. - Possible drawbacks: Upgradeability. Limit ~70W on eac...
by Trip
Sun Oct 04, 2009 8:50 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Scythe Slot Rafter
Replies: 6
Views: 2719

Oh, I like that. Would be nice to cool a fanless-but-in-need-of-a-fan GPU too.
by Trip
Sun Oct 04, 2009 6:10 pm
Forum: Green Computing
Topic: Xerox Goes With Solid Ink Due to Diminishing Cost
Replies: 1
Views: 3167

Judging from that, it's best suited for an office environment where it's frequently used (already warmed up). The print durability issue would be significant though...
by Trip
Sun Oct 04, 2009 6:05 pm
Forum: Green Computing
Topic: Xerox Goes With Solid Ink Due to Diminishing Cost
Replies: 1
Views: 3167

Xerox Goes With Solid Ink Due to Diminishing Cost

Xerox's Benefits Page # Less waste than color laser printers with no cartridges to dispose of and far less packaging to add to landfills solid ink's environmental benefits (PDF) # Non-toxic ink is safe to handle by even small children # Recycled paper of any kind can be used with the same high-qual...
by Trip
Sun Oct 04, 2009 5:26 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Flash Drive for Silent Storage
Replies: 8
Views: 3006

Pretty sure I'm going with Corsair Voyager GT 16GB. It won't be as fast as the newer 128GB version, but it's $60 + sales tax which is tolerable. I'll sleep on it. EDIT: couldn't sleep. Bought it + some inexpensive shelves for some quiet books. Free shipping is nice... RiDATA 16GB is pretty fancy too...
by Trip
Sun Oct 04, 2009 4:34 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Flash Drive for Silent Storage
Replies: 8
Views: 3006

PNY and Patriot look good too. Apparently 200X isn't all that uncommon...

Corsair pops up in google as fast.

CORSAIR Voyager GT:
Sequential Read: 32.6 MB/s Sequential Write: 28.8 MB/s
Insanely expensive though...
by Trip
Sun Oct 04, 2009 3:55 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Flash Drive for Silent Storage
Replies: 8
Views: 3006

SuperTalent makes a 200x drive in both 4gb and 8gb. Tests show this is a hotrod thumb drive for both Read and Write. Other than it over heating, it looks like a thumb is just the ticket for zero disk noise on a DNS machine or other type with relatively low disk access. That sounds much faster than ...