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by snutten
Sat Mar 03, 2012 2:13 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Please don't put another Moron in the White House
Replies: 256
Views: 45458

Re: Please don't put another Moron in the White House

Swedish media loves to follow the US presidential race. Especially the GOP nomination process, with good focus on the most outlandish political ideas (of which there are plenty in the Republican Party crowd). We all want to gloat, get scared and eventually see who of the candidates actually wins the...
by snutten
Mon Oct 04, 2010 12:45 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Freakin' Ad-Aware robbed me of hours of work
Replies: 7
Views: 1832

Freakin' Ad-Aware robbed me of hours of work

Not only did ad-aware take its share of time updating itself. When it finally had finished downloading the new files it simply proceeded to turn my computer off. I was bumped out of a game, lost a word document that had taken more than an hour to write, lost the firefox windows with a long and mindb...
by snutten
Sat Oct 31, 2009 12:58 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: 5 best computer games according to you...
Replies: 42
Views: 8721

1. Civilization 1-3 -- Civ 4 not to my taste at all, messy graphics and the game mechanics are not transparent. But Civ 1+2+3 are responsible for failed university studies, bleak skin, poor economy and angry girlfriends. 2. Europa Universalis 1-3, including In Nomine and Napoleon's Ambition -- amazi...
by snutten
Wed Nov 26, 2008 3:49 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Redistributing wealth is communism
Replies: 112
Views: 18660

NeilBlanchard wrote:Government is necessary.
Thank you Neil.
by snutten
Wed Nov 26, 2008 3:41 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Redistributing wealth is communism
Replies: 112
Views: 18660

Note that we're only talking about the purely economical costs. I find it cynical to not at least try to weigh in the tragic life stories. But this would leave me open to arguments about what "happiness" actually means... A good case in point for our discussion. What if smokers are happy (in their ...
by snutten
Wed Nov 26, 2008 3:31 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Redistributing wealth is communism
Replies: 112
Views: 18660

Describes a model where EVERYBODY pays LESS. You asked how it worked, so I oversimplified it so even you would understand the basic idea. Estonia has flat tax. If you want real data, check up how they do it. Estonia is your good example? If you cannot understand how a simple flat tax can benefit th...
by snutten
Wed Nov 26, 2008 8:55 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Redistributing wealth is communism
Replies: 112
Views: 18660

What's not making sense is the implication that when compared to the existing progressive system, a flat tax would favor the rich. Considering that today, most taxes are optional for any wealthy Norwegian. They can't pay any less, so how would they benefit from a flat tax? We have the very same pro...
by snutten
Wed Nov 26, 2008 8:48 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Redistributing wealth is communism
Replies: 112
Views: 18660

Here, cigarettes are taxed beyond your wildest dreams, or nightmares, depending on how you look upon it. Say what you will about it but the numbers are quite clear: swedes are healthier than most and smoking is dwindling. This makes sense, especially as healthiness reduces the burden on the state. ...
by snutten
Wed Nov 26, 2008 8:24 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Redistributing wealth is communism
Replies: 112
Views: 18660

Describes a model where EVERYBODY pays LESS. Of course everybody "wins" then. At least as long as we focus solely on paying and not on what it would be like if we did not pay taxes at all. And by the way, in your system the poor don't win because of the flatness, they win because it's very non-flat...
by snutten
Wed Nov 26, 2008 8:16 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Redistributing wealth is communism
Replies: 112
Views: 18660

Flat taxes for example benefits the rich and we all know the rich already has become so much richer all over the world (globalization effect probably) with increased social tension as a result. And of course flat taxing only changes the percentage payed in different income brackets and certainly do...
by snutten
Wed Nov 26, 2008 7:52 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Redistributing wealth is communism
Replies: 112
Views: 18660

I would rather have freedom of speech/thought than a strengthening of government control of information and attitudes - even if this results in conspiracy theories, paranormal beliefs, etc. So would I. Are you saying there is less pollution in sweeden than other countries? Or that landscape is more...
by snutten
Tue Nov 25, 2008 3:46 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Redistributing wealth is communism
Replies: 112
Views: 18660

I seem to have attracted some of the right wing angry crowd. If you want to criticize taxes, there are better arguments than calling it stealing. Taxes definitely hampers some aspects of economic growth, for example. To keep this discussion even remotely interesting, please refrain from the Bill O'R...
by snutten
Sun Nov 23, 2008 3:13 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Redistributing wealth is communism
Replies: 112
Views: 18660

Has anybody heard of any valid retort to John Rawl's Veil of Ignorance, presented in A Theory of Justice?
by snutten
Sun Nov 23, 2008 3:09 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Redistributing wealth is communism
Replies: 112
Views: 18660

Re: Redistributing wealth is communism

As a result the US generates so much more (even considering its size) than Sweeden in ideas, culture beliefs, research, influence - all both good and bad. Is this true? Happiness is not aim. It is not even something I value. I would hate to live in a country without conflict - conflict of people, i...
by snutten
Sat Nov 22, 2008 6:08 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Redistributing wealth is communism
Replies: 112
Views: 18660

Redistributing wealth is communism

Have a look at Second European Quality of Life Survey. (Societies that strive for equality are consistently best in class.) But economy also plays a big part. The happiest folks live in countries with high taxes - which at least to some extent burdens the economic growth that also matters. We know U...
by snutten
Wed Mar 05, 2008 8:39 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Why a convicted murderer shouldn't die.....
Replies: 120
Views: 34418

I've summed this thread up to show the Bluefront way of arguing. I mean, instead of upsetting ourselves, we can just read through this, weep and then let it go. (...) murder some old lady 1. A quick death is too good for him. 2. Let him rot in jail. By all means, if someone is convicted of first deg...
by snutten
Fri Feb 29, 2008 6:36 am
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: Watercooling obsolete?
Replies: 188
Views: 130793

...and therefore quieter than my air alternative?
by snutten
Sun Feb 24, 2008 11:43 am
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: Watercooling obsolete?
Replies: 188
Views: 130793

Errsa, I have to agree with everything you wrote. I confess to having posted braggy commercials about my quiet air system, but in all honesty I feel the need to flash it every time some W/C adverbocater keeps repeating something like "because it's quieter" or tell me an YL@5 is silent , which makes ...
by snutten
Sun Feb 24, 2008 11:26 am
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: Watercooling obsolete?
Replies: 188
Views: 130793

Re: Total Silance

I built an Audio Recording Workstation out of a P182 case and use the Zalman Reserator to cool the cpu and graphics card. That leave VERY little heat inside the case so the fans could be replaced and slowed down until they were inaudible. That's inaudible in an absolutely silent recording environme...
by snutten
Fri Feb 08, 2008 11:39 am
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: Watercooling obsolete?
Replies: 188
Views: 130793

I use a Silverstone passive PSU. But I have a top blowhole in my case since my W/C heydays. Now I use that to feed fresh air to the PSU by use of a Nexus 120 fan, perhaps running around 3V or so. Any PSU needs some cooling if pushed and I prefer to control this myself with my T-balancer. Basically, ...
by snutten
Fri Feb 08, 2008 5:53 am
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: Watercooling obsolete?
Replies: 188
Views: 130793

My hearing is fine thanks. Inaudible means I cannot hear it. Sorry, never meant to imply anything is wrong with your hearing. But you wouldn't hear my computer either. Or; you'd hear my computer more less-erer. It was probably not working right. The 1048 is quite sensitive to having the impeller pr...
by snutten
Fri Feb 08, 2008 4:12 am
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: Watercooling obsolete?
Replies: 188
Views: 130793

Myth! wrote:snutten, are you heavily overclocked and folding 24/7? Using an 8800GTX? This is what I use and I believe water with passive external rad will be a quieter and cooler option
I won't argue this.
by snutten
Thu Feb 07, 2008 4:35 am
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: Watercooling obsolete?
Replies: 188
Views: 130793

My system configuration: QX9650 @ 4GHz X38 Motherboard Radeon 3870 4 x 1 TB HDD Corsair HX620 PA120.2 radiator, listing the water blocks won't make a difference. CPU/NB/GPU all water cooled. 2xYL @ 5V The PSU fan is the loudest part of the system. Why not go for a passive PSU? I believe Saphire and...
by snutten
Thu Feb 07, 2008 4:25 am
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: Watercooling obsolete?
Replies: 188
Views: 130793

WR304 wrote:.../post saying W/C faces the same problems as air/...
...which makes me wonder why W/C is better in the first place since a good air set only leaks the same troublesome HDD noise anyways.
by snutten
Thu Feb 07, 2008 4:21 am
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: Watercooling obsolete?
Replies: 188
Views: 130793

1x120mm heatercore radiator with Yate Loon @ 5V (inaudible) Maybe we have different standards. My radiator fans used to be 4412's @ ~3.5V and guess what? My air rig is way quieter. My pump is silent in my case. Eheim 1048 mounted on foam. My 1048 was the loudest part of my system (until I got that ...
by snutten
Wed Feb 06, 2008 4:50 am
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: Watercooling obsolete?
Replies: 188
Views: 130793

This thread has stood the test of time but I figured it needed some flaming from my part to restore its vitality. Remembering SPCR is all about quiet computing I can't help but reacting to lots of posts from the pro water cooling side. I counted 5 posts claiming one 1x12 radiator is enough to make i...
by snutten
Fri Apr 13, 2007 11:54 am
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: Watercooling obsolete?
Replies: 188
Views: 130793

Watercooling vs air cooling is a really simple debate. (...) Now, my system has 1 120mm pabst fan on it. (...) My next system will be a Barcelona board with 2x 2GB memory, 500Mb samsung, and the x2900 ati (r600 chip with the 65nm process). That will not be running on air! However, I will get the ne...
by snutten
Wed Nov 22, 2006 2:01 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Wealth Distribution of US
Replies: 152
Views: 84225

Comparing animal (mammals, not spiders) and man behaviour serve as a guidance as to what can be considered normal, from a biological point of view. At least when it comes to basic needs controlled by the "old" part of the brain which we share with other mammals, that is, other than cortex; regulatin...
by snutten
Mon Nov 13, 2006 12:53 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Cool, quiet extra storage, <7200rpm, >300gb
Replies: 5
Views: 3291

The Raptor is hanging in a Vertical Silence box just behind the front intake fan. No room for another drive there. Whatever I add must do fine without any airflow in a warm (isolated) case. My old Samsungs can handle it only because they spin slowly. They run very very cool and still hits 45C becaus...
by snutten
Mon Nov 13, 2006 8:25 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Cool, quiet extra storage, <7200rpm, >300gb
Replies: 5
Views: 3291

Way too hot.