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by Bluefront
Fri Aug 15, 2008 3:33 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Dust Filter questions
Replies: 4
Views: 2026

by Bluefront
Thu Aug 14, 2008 3:32 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Al Gore & Guy Dauncey's Energy Challenge to the World
Replies: 133
Views: 27027

Neil, you're still ignoring the real cause of all our problems.....too many people competing for too few resources (energy and otherwise). The band-aid patches you suggest are a short-term fix.....and will do nothing for the future problems we will face when the world population increases past the d...
by Bluefront
Wed Aug 13, 2008 3:40 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Al Gore & Guy Dauncey's Energy Challenge to the World
Replies: 133
Views: 27027

Neil...you have yet to address unchecked population growth, which obviously would over-whelm our limited resources, even if we managed to solve our energy crisis. What will happen when we start tripping over each other? Mass starvation, followed by the thing you hate worse....wars. Gore wants to fix...
by Bluefront
Wed Aug 13, 2008 3:09 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Al Gore & Guy Dauncey's Energy Challenge to the World
Replies: 133
Views: 27027

Neil...it's quite obvious the entire earth will run out of all resources in the future, if population growth continues almost un-checked. Hoping that an increased standard of living will limit growth is a stretch. Hell...a big part of our population won't even use birth control of any sort, due to t...
by Bluefront
Tue Aug 12, 2008 3:53 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Al Gore & Guy Dauncey's Energy Challenge to the World
Replies: 133
Views: 27027

"The solutions to our problems are all pretty obvious"....... not true at all. China's solution to this problem has been to limit population growth by law. That certainly works. We could implement such programs right here...... mandatory abortion, sterilization, birth control, sex education. All wou...
by Bluefront
Mon Aug 11, 2008 3:55 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Al Gore & Guy Dauncey's Energy Challenge to the World
Replies: 133
Views: 27027

Neil....explain how you turned a thread about Gore's energy suggestions, into a rant about the current president. FWIW. Check into the Bush ranch in Texas, and it's energy usage. You may be surprised......but probably won't admit it.
by Bluefront
Mon Aug 11, 2008 3:05 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Al Gore & Guy Dauncey's Energy Challenge to the World
Replies: 133
Views: 27027

Neil....I won't ignore anyone who has political opinions. But when that person advocates a policy (like Gore's green policies), that he, himself can't/won't follow, he deserves to be ignored. You listen to someone's opinions on the subject who wastes energy like mad? I won't. Gore has a heated outdo...
by Bluefront
Sun Aug 10, 2008 2:09 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Al Gore & Guy Dauncey's Energy Challenge to the World
Replies: 133
Views: 27027

Hopefully Dauncey doesn't carry the political and other baggage, like Gore does. Perhaps his message won't deserve to be ignored, like Gore's does.... :lol:
by Bluefront
Tue Aug 05, 2008 2:28 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Al Gore & Guy Dauncey's Energy Challenge to the World
Replies: 133
Views: 27027

brainykid.......nuclear reactors can be built almost anywhere. They are on ships and submarines, some are on space-craft. Obviously the technical problems can be over-come. But the political problems with the "not-in-my-backyard" people, and the tree-hugger people pose a different problem. But I thi...
by Bluefront
Sat Aug 02, 2008 3:18 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Al Gore & Guy Dauncey's Energy Challenge to the World
Replies: 133
Views: 27027

It sure is easy to dream up all sorts of ways to store energy, when using an intermittent source for your power. Some ways work well and have been used successfully for years. Batteries are probably the most common, and the most portable......which is a major concern. Just how does Gore and company ...
by Bluefront
Thu Jul 31, 2008 3:26 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Al Gore & Guy Dauncey's Energy Challenge to the World
Replies: 133
Views: 27027

I'm always amused by discussions of this sort....and many of the proposals. There are radio talk shows around here frequently on this very subject. One amusing energy solution I heard the other day......dam the Mississippi, turning that river into a massive hydro-electric plant. Similar to what Chin...
by Bluefront
Wed Jul 30, 2008 2:31 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Al Gore & Guy Dauncey's Energy Challenge to the World
Replies: 133
Views: 27027

Neil.....you keep forgetting that the USA is sitting on vast amounts of untapped oil, and known amounts of coal that could last a thousand years. It's simply a matter of having the political will to change the regulations that keep us energy-starved. And you're now admitting that Gore's 10-year plan...
by Bluefront
Tue Jul 29, 2008 3:44 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Al Gore & Guy Dauncey's Energy Challenge to the World
Replies: 133
Views: 27027

Neil...there's a town in Northern Missouri of a thousand people and a few small industries, that supposedly gets all it's electricity from wind generators. What they don't mention.....they have no energy storage at all. When the winds are high they pump energy into the grid. When the winds are down ...
by Bluefront
Tue Jul 29, 2008 3:26 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Why a convicted murderer shouldn't die.....
Replies: 120
Views: 35049

Neil....it's an apple/orange comparison, when to attempt compare anything about the death penalty used in China, to the capital punishment used here. Same with all the other countries you list...... In the old days before the bleeding hearts took over, the USA actually used capital punishment as a d...
by Bluefront
Mon Jul 28, 2008 2:49 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Why a convicted murderer shouldn't die.....
Replies: 120
Views: 35049

Neil.....in effect, we have no capital punishment at all in the USA. Last I heard, the odds of a murderer receiving capital punishment are < 1-100. What sort of a deterrent is that? Make the odds 50-50 and watch the murder rate drop...... fat chance of that happening in this bleeding heart country. :x
by Bluefront
Mon Jul 28, 2008 11:43 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Al Gore & Guy Dauncey's Energy Challenge to the World
Replies: 133
Views: 27027

Neil....all of the energy solutions you mention are conceivable in the future. But Gore is talking about replacing all our present energy sources with these new solutions.....in ten years. Ridiculous. Just today, Ameren/UE (owner of the Missouri Calaway nuclear), filed the necessary paper-work to co...
by Bluefront
Mon Jul 28, 2008 4:15 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Why a convicted murderer shouldn't die.....
Replies: 120
Views: 35049

Neil.... you keep saying "Capital punishment does not deter murders". You should realize that things that don't happen cannot be measured.

And I'll keep saying "swift and certain capital punishment will deter murders". An executed murderer cannot kill again.
by Bluefront
Mon Jul 28, 2008 4:02 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Al Gore & Guy Dauncey's Energy Challenge to the World
Replies: 133
Views: 27027

Neil...I think many people are tricked into this solar/wind thing because on the surface it looks attractive. Free renewable energy from the sun and wind, etc. But neither is a 24/7 solution, unlike nuclear. I use a car battery to store my little solar energy for use at night. Not the best solution....
by Bluefront
Sat Jul 26, 2008 12:15 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Al Gore & Guy Dauncey's Energy Challenge to the World
Replies: 133
Views: 27027

Neil the ones I've heard I can describe as noisy.....a thump. thump, sound you can hear from a long way off, a deep sound you can hear through walls. Hawks and eagles for some reason seem to be killed more often than other birds....perhaps they're attracted to the noise. These things have to be loca...
by Bluefront
Sat Jul 26, 2008 12:03 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Why a convicted murderer shouldn't die.....
Replies: 120
Views: 35049

Yeah but the murders continue. This week St Louis County buried a poor 22 year old fireman. He was responding to a vehicle fire.....when he got out of his fire-truck, the murderer killed him with a shotgun. For no reason.... And you wanted this murderer to live? Why? Luckily for all of us, he commit...
by Bluefront
Thu Jul 24, 2008 11:23 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Al Gore & Guy Dauncey's Energy Challenge to the World
Replies: 133
Views: 27027

And the problems with those wind machines besides being expensive..... Noisy.....very noisy. Kills birds.....not a many as cats do, but a lot. Expensive to maintain, hard to work on. The one I know about in northern Missouri has blades 40 yards long, and stands higher than a football field. Those wi...
by Bluefront
Mon Jul 21, 2008 2:33 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Al Gore & Guy Dauncey's Energy Challenge to the World
Replies: 133
Views: 27027

Neil....listening to Gore on any subject, is like reading a book by Brittany Spears' mother on "How to raise children". You know going in, the man cares about one thing.....making money, and nothing about the truth. The fact that he sprinkles a few realities among the many lies he tells.....means no...
by Bluefront
Sun Jul 20, 2008 1:28 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Al Gore & Guy Dauncey's Energy Challenge to the World
Replies: 133
Views: 27027

Dear Mr Gore, If I were you, I'd solve the energy crisis in my own back-yard with my miracle devices, long before I told everyone else how to do things. Your own energy usage off the grid has been raising rapidly these last few years, even after the installation of your solar panels, wind machine, e...
by Bluefront
Sat Jul 05, 2008 12:44 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Hot....Firefox 3.0 Final.
Replies: 45
Views: 10544

No problems here either......I usually monitor everything, and have no measurable differences.
by Bluefront
Sat Jul 05, 2008 2:10 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Scythe announces "Ninja 2"
Replies: 43
Views: 19156

I've always assumed the slots on the edges allowed for better passive airflow, as well as for better airflow with a low-speed fan...likewise the large hole through the center.

Frankly I'll be surprised if this Ninja version is better in a very low airflow setup....
by Bluefront
Thu Jul 03, 2008 1:51 am
Forum: SPCR Announcements
Topic: Hal W. Hardenbergh (Felger Carbon) died - RIP
Replies: 35
Views: 83605

A few years ago when the 220mm fans were coming out, you could only get one with a case. Apparently F.C. bought a bunch of these setups. One day I got a PM from him, offering to give me one of these new fans to see what I could do with it. I accepted the offer....a few days later I got a box with tw...
by Bluefront
Tue Jul 01, 2008 9:46 am
Forum: SPCR Announcements
Topic: Hal W. Hardenbergh (Felger Carbon) died - RIP
Replies: 35
Views: 83605

Really sad....he and I communicated frequently via PMs. Never met him other than through SPCR, but I considered him a friend. R.I.P. FC. :cry:
by Bluefront
Mon Jun 30, 2008 2:19 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: 12V DIY UPS for PicoPSU?
Replies: 4
Views: 4928

My setup is nothing fancy.....a car battery in a plastic battery box, and a solar panel attached to my car port. Two wires routed into the house through the attic, and routed around to the battery location. The panel is hooked up and charging all the time when the sun is out. It's output is too low ...
by Bluefront
Mon Jun 30, 2008 1:55 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Global climate change *is* a security threat.
Replies: 28
Views: 5513

Avalanche..... farmers in the USA are not in business to solve the world's food shortage problem. Like almost everyone else, they're in business to make money, to survive. If they own marginal land that cannot grow crops like edible corn, they'll grow whatever they think will bring the highest monit...