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by Mar.
Mon Nov 27, 2006 10:19 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Here comes Big Mother "MADD"
Replies: 88
Views: 41865

The point I was making is that this notion of wearing seatbelts being an individual choice is false, because it has obvious consequences for society as a whole. Statistically, seatbelts save lives and prevent serious harm. This leads to a very significant savings to society as a whole. That stateme...
by Mar.
Mon Nov 27, 2006 10:13 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Here comes Big Mother "MADD"
Replies: 88
Views: 41865

Re: Here comes Big Mother "MADD"

First off, this entire thread should be locked on the grounds of Goodwin's Law. We've now had multiple references to Fascism and Nazis, so it seems like this post is hardly about discussing the respective merits and flaws of MADD. It's damn near impossible NOT to link MADD to Fascism, Nazism, and B...
by Mar.
Mon Nov 27, 2006 10:08 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Banning Disguises In Public
Replies: 64
Views: 33995

Mar, I hope that was a joke of some sort. Life is risky and unpredictable, so it must be EVIL! Don't let Bush hear you say that or he'll start "the war on Life". I like that idea, thin out the 7 billion. That was a (bad) joke at the expense of the doomers. So what I'm getting out of this is, they w...
by Mar.
Mon Nov 27, 2006 9:52 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: O J Simpson Confesses....
Replies: 50
Views: 22820

Things I am against are the following: (a) Double Jeopardy - This should include criminal AND civil cases. (b) Treating someone as if they were guilty after the trial has ended - The people had their chance to find him guilty and failed. Now the people should shut the hell up. (c) People dumb enoug...
by Mar.
Tue Nov 21, 2006 6:41 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Anyone know about how keyboard & #pad keymapping works?
Replies: 6
Views: 3889

If you were savvy enough with a soldering iron, you could probably find an old keyboard and cut it in half, and then run some wires to reconnect what you've cut.
by Mar.
Tue Nov 21, 2006 6:38 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: O J Simpson Confesses....
Replies: 50
Views: 22820

Forums are screwy this morning eh?
by Mar.
Tue Nov 21, 2006 6:35 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Banning Disguises In Public
Replies: 64
Views: 33995

So what I'm getting out of this is, they want wide-brimmed hats, silly noses, makeup, Islam, Hallowe'en, theatre, and movies to be illegal?
by Mar.
Tue Nov 21, 2006 6:29 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Here comes Big Mother "MADD"
Replies: 88
Views: 41865

MADD is one of the most insane organizations there is. Driven by revenge, they frequently lie and cheat to spread their Nazi-like propaganda. They can go straight to hell, which had better freeze over before I would ever agree to them putting one of those damn things in my car.
by Mar.
Tue Nov 21, 2006 6:20 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Banning Disguises In Public
Replies: 64
Views: 33995

Big Pimp Daddy wrote:
nici wrote:Life is risky and unpredictable, so it must be EVIL!
Don't let Bush hear you say that or he'll start "the war on Life".
I like that idea, thin out the 7 billion.
by Mar.
Tue Nov 21, 2006 6:10 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: O J Simpson Confesses....
Replies: 50
Views: 22820

It's people like you who protest death penalty, by saying that "innocent" people are freed from the death rows all the time, when innocent in the moral sense is not the same as innocent by law order. I'm not against the death penalty. In fact, I believe it should be expanded to encompass repeat off...
by Mar.
Mon Nov 20, 2006 5:56 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: O J Simpson Confesses....
Replies: 50
Views: 22820

He was found "not guilty" by a court of law. If you are an American and have any desire whatsoever to see our legal system work properly, drop it. He may or may not actually be innocent (I'm trying to keep my personal opinion out of this), but as far as the courts are concerned, he didn't do it, and...
by Mar.
Fri Nov 17, 2006 8:20 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: O J Simpson Confesses....
Replies: 50
Views: 22820

You guys just assume he's guilty. Sure this latest thing is in bad taste, but you guys are making it sound like it's
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and that's just not right.
by Mar.
Fri Nov 17, 2006 8:03 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Dual monitor problem
Replies: 17
Views: 8642

Get rid of Ultramon. Also, consider getting rid of that 9800. ATI cards are horrible at handling things like multiple monitors, multiple cards, or anything else beyond plugging in a monitor and playing games. If you're looking to keep that card for a while though, you'll probably need to completely ...
by Mar.
Fri Nov 17, 2006 8:02 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: The 2006 USA Election!
Replies: 124
Views: 56023

She went on a vacation at a very critical time. She pulled a "Bush?" But of course every error has to be taken in regard to severity. Now here a woman missed an initiation meeting, while Bush took what? Two months off between Jan 20, 2001 and Sept 11, 2001? Now let's weigh the impact of those two m...
by Mar.
Wed Nov 15, 2006 10:25 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Wealth Distribution of US
Replies: 152
Views: 88223

Hitler outlawed homosexuals too.

Godwin'd in 4 pages.

I win.
by Mar.
Wed Nov 15, 2006 10:16 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: The 2006 USA Election!
Replies: 124
Views: 56023

At least one good thing happened for the Senate....the new female Senator from Missouri is real good at making cookies and coffee for those long Senate committee meetings..... :lol: In general, I agree with your first and last paragraphs. So, why do you have to go and prove to us all over again wha...
by Mar.
Mon Nov 13, 2006 10:09 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: HDD Elastic Suspension... Show your pics!
Replies: 447
Views: 974809

it's only about an inch from the bottom of the case, if it falls, no big deal. Well, depends on how it falls and what it falls on. My guess would be that a drive that falls flat on a hard surface during operation will likely be dead, even if it drops only an inch. As things turned out, the drive ju...
by Mar.
Tue Nov 07, 2006 7:42 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Windows XP cold boot time and optimization
Replies: 27
Views: 17509

Boot times have always been a bit of an annoyance for me. As of now my machine boots in 18 seconds, from when I push the power button to where I can use the machine. A few of the background programs I run take another 5 seconds or so to get started after that, but aren't really needed for anything ...
by Mar.
Mon Nov 06, 2006 10:24 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Windows XP cold boot time and optimization
Replies: 27
Views: 17509

Boot times have always been a bit of an annoyance for me. As of now my machine boots in 18 seconds, from when I push the power button to where I can use the machine. A few of the background programs I run take another 5 seconds or so to get started after that, but aren't really needed for anything (...
by Mar.
Mon Nov 06, 2006 9:46 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: a quiet o.c opteron 180 2750 MHZ in antec p-150...updated...
Replies: 16
Views: 7543

It's too expensive everywhere. That is, if you can even find it. I wouldn't recommend buying a whole bottle of it.

But if you can find a restaurant that serves it, try some sometime if you've not had it before.
by Mar.
Thu Oct 19, 2006 10:40 am
Forum: Green Computing
Topic: RoHS
Replies: 10
Views: 7280

I did my senior design project on the impact of switching to lead-free components, and in the course of the project studied RoHS thoroughly. It is a European directive of course, but impact is global; when you consider that companies aren't likely to continue to make both leaded and lead-free versio...
by Mar.
Tue Oct 10, 2006 12:21 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: a quiet o.c opteron 180 2750 MHZ in antec p-150...updated...
Replies: 16
Views: 7543

Try the Blue Label.
by Mar.
Thu Oct 05, 2006 9:32 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: How important is power efficiency to you when choosing a PC?
Replies: 10
Views: 5570

For me it's not so much power efficiency per se as its implications. Components that let me do more while putting out less heat are good. I'd rather not shell out $50 for a Ninja if I can help it, especially seeing as I like my CPUs around $70 anyway For instance: for a long time, I ran my XP-M at ...
by Mar.
Wed Oct 04, 2006 9:37 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Antec P190?
Replies: 38
Views: 20285

Even the Newegg reviews say it's loud, so I'd say it's meant for the "overclock at any cost" crowd vs. the SPCR crowd.
by Mar.
Fri Sep 29, 2006 8:57 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Wealth Distribution of US
Replies: 152
Views: 88223

Also professional athletes should get paid 30,000 a year, they are playing a friggin game for a living. If they enjoy it then they will be happy having just enough to live on. Part of professional athletes' high salaries is due to the fact that athletes have a shorter period of their life in which ...
by Mar.
Tue May 16, 2006 8:38 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Scythe ninja passively cool a 3700+?
Replies: 5
Views: 2367

Yes, and quite well too.
by Mar.
Wed Apr 05, 2006 10:27 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Is your computer turned on 24 hours/day, 7 days/week?
Replies: 54
Views: 27274

I leave all of my computers on 24/7, I can afford the added energy cost, which are far overshadowed by my air conditioning anyway. And as far as environmental issues go... I simply don't care. The convenience of not having to wait 30 more seconds every time i want to check my email means more to me ...
by Mar.
Wed Apr 05, 2006 8:58 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Deaf iPod Generation
Replies: 119
Views: 66729

When I wear earphones, I usually set my Dell DJ to the lowest possible setting, and I usually still think that's a bit loud. Still, it's my problem and doesn't need to be legislated... If consumers want quieter MP3 players, they'll buy quieter MP3 players.
by Mar.
Tue Mar 21, 2006 8:14 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Stealth x2 3800+ Box
Replies: 7
Views: 2304

Re: Stealth x2 3800+ Box

Case Fans: 2 nexus 120 (orange) -- $28 http://www.jab-tech.com/NEXUS-120MM-REAL-SILENT-CASE-FAN-D12SL-12-pr-2856.html 1 for the ninja and 1 for the case. Nexus fans are just rebadged Yate Loon low-speed fans, I don't remember the full model number but it ends in an "L" (for "low"), and sells for ar...
by Mar.
Wed Mar 01, 2006 8:51 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: A new SilenX fan, this one 1.5" deep "11dBA"
Replies: 11
Views: 3458

I'm not sure how having a wire that senses the speed of the fan, would change how much noise it makes.

Now if you're talking about connecting the fan to a PWM signal vs. connecting it to a regular DC signal, then yes, the noise could potentially be very different.