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by N7SC
Sun May 23, 2010 6:40 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Is Texas going back to the cavemen era?
Replies: 118
Views: 23031

"Is Texas going back to the caveman era?" The flaw in your reasoning and question is that Texas can not go "back" to something that it never evolved out of in the first place. And I second Redzo's remarks about the christian taliban. Many years ago, when the fundamentalist Iranians' had taken over t...
by N7SC
Wed Apr 28, 2010 8:19 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Which Noise-Absorbing Kit?
Replies: 13
Views: 8076

Have you looked at or for the Lian Li sound dampening kits? Here is a link to them at a US internet retailer. Maybe some of the more experienced guys here can comment on these kits. If they are good, I might buy one to further quiet down my Lian Li PC-A10A. http://www.frozencpu.com/cat/l3/g43/c241/s...
by N7SC
Tue Dec 22, 2009 11:48 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Micro$oft loses appeal over patents
Replies: 0
Views: 780

Micro$oft loses appeal over patents

According to the Associated Press, a federal appeals court has just ruled against Microsoft in their appeal of a verdict in Texas. In the Texas case Microsoft was infringing on a patent owned by Canadian firm i4i, the jury gave i4i $290 million (US$). The jury found that recent versions of Word viol...
by N7SC
Wed Nov 25, 2009 7:59 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: (NEW???) SEAGATE BARRACUDA LP 5900.1 500GB
Replies: 6
Views: 2645

Looks like the low power/low spindle speed version of their 500G/platter drive. Basically a ST3500410AS or ST3500418AS (both 7200 rpm, 500G/platter drives) detuned to operate at 5900 rpm and save energy and be quiet. One .pdf file at www.seagate.com that describes it has a date of June 2009, so I do...
by N7SC
Thu Oct 15, 2009 8:10 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Quieting HD in Lian Li PC-V350
Replies: 1
Views: 1103

My case is a different Lian Li, bu the principle should be the same. Yes, there is a way to suspend them in the 3.5" bays. Use some elastic cord twisted around the hard drive. You may need to drill out the rails that the rubber washers are supposed to do, but it is easy and works well. Made a very b...
by N7SC
Thu Oct 08, 2009 4:00 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Intel Core i7 Custom Desktop Challenge Contest
Replies: 4
Views: 7685

Funny this should come up now. Just today I found this web site from a manufacturer of ultra-high-end kitchens who, apparently is in partnership with ultra-high-end appliance manufacturer Miele: http://www.siematic.com/s1page/index_en.html Looks like just what Intel is looking for, and is pretty imp...
by N7SC
Sat Jul 11, 2009 5:33 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: ANR headphones
Replies: 8
Views: 2142

How about these, from David Clark: http://www.davidclark.com/HeadsetPgs/ENCHearProt.html I have a set of David Clark H10-30s that I used in my flight training, and can vouch for the exceptionally high quality of their products. The noise reduction you get will be impressive. They are pretty big, tho...
by N7SC
Mon Jul 06, 2009 5:12 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Kitchen Appliances
Replies: 7
Views: 4008

Thanks for the help, guys. And to others, please keep it coming. Went to another appliance store today, and returned to the one mentioned in the above post. Am now more confused than ever. At least they weren't pushing any particular manufacturer. The new store basically said that most of the so-cal...
by N7SC
Mon Jul 06, 2009 7:20 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Kitchen Appliances
Replies: 7
Views: 4008

Kitchen Appliances

Thanks to all who offered opinions and thought about Bosch appliances in the other thread I started. Went to local Bosch dealer on Friday, 7/3. Was not Lowe's or any such huge chain, but a small local dealer with a very, very good reputation for treating customers well, regardless of what they spend...
by N7SC
Mon Jul 06, 2009 6:51 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Bye bye SPCR community.
Replies: 61
Views: 11848

I've just pulled the references to the inappropriate moderator comments from this thread. Not sure which of the mods made the comments, but... mistakes are sometimes made. My apologies. IMO, this is about the first mistake I've seen by SPCR mods in >7 years, so I'd say that it's a pretty good recor...
by N7SC
Mon Jul 06, 2009 6:36 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Bosch kitchen appliances - experience/opinions?
Replies: 16
Views: 4188

But in general, Bosch's are like Hondas, well-built and reliable. Interesting analogy. My lawn mower is a 13 year old Craftsman with a Honda engine. Have changed the oil in that thing maybe 3 times in 13 years, the sparkplug once, and only cleaned the air filter 3 or 4 times. Starts right up on the...
by N7SC
Mon Jul 06, 2009 6:16 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Bye bye SPCR community.
Replies: 61
Views: 11848

Who said it was a mod? Who is to say he didn't do it himself? I mean, I'm just saying. So much drama over nothing... one has to wonder. A moderator locked another thread that LodeHacker had edited, and left the same kind of snarky comments. Only a moderator could have locked the thread. Thus, it pr...
by N7SC
Sun Jul 05, 2009 6:40 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Problems with FrozenCPU?
Replies: 8
Views: 2361

Haven't ordered from them for several months, but had no problems when I did. What browser are you using? I have always used Firefox, latest version.
by N7SC
Sun Jul 05, 2009 4:31 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Bye bye SPCR community.
Replies: 61
Views: 11848

Jeez, my health problems flare up and keep me away for a few days and all this happens. What happened? How bad was it? What, if anything, was deleted. From what is available on this topic today, Sunday 7/5, at about 8:00pm EDT, it does not seem all that bad. Especially for a thread about audio - we ...
by N7SC
Wed Jul 01, 2009 9:09 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Lapping worth it?
Replies: 30
Views: 5595

Hail, snakes, humid, storms, mold, gnats, bugs, toads... I thought Florida was a haven, a place to where old folks move when they get tired of earthquake prone areas like California? I've never been to Florida but from what I've seen on the internet it surely looked nice. As I brace myself to face ...
by N7SC
Wed Jul 01, 2009 6:30 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Lapping worth it?
Replies: 30
Views: 5595

It is difficult to understand why there are no reliable programs to read TJ Max, it is a value set in a register by Intel at the time of the chip's manufacture. It is a simple matter to write a program in assembler that will read the register. I tend to trust CoreTemp. While my memory is pretty bad,...
by N7SC
Tue Jun 30, 2009 6:27 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Bye bye SPCR community.
Replies: 61
Views: 11848

Re: Rule 911 in life: Don't call cassette the grandfather of

It's in the end about having the music you love melt to your heartbeat for satisfaction. What higher fidelity can, is to raise the level of satisfaction and yes, I've had the pleasure to spend a full 24 hours in a professional recording studio to master my music. The analog warmth just makes you cr...
by N7SC
Tue Jun 30, 2009 6:15 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Bye bye SPCR community.
Replies: 61
Views: 11848

Spook, I think you are going in the right direction with this. But, before I elaborate on that, please let me clarify that I have nothing aginst digital recording and reproduction of sound, but rather against the compromises that were made in the early days of setting the standards. In part those co...
by N7SC
Tue Jun 30, 2009 4:23 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Lapping worth it?
Replies: 30
Views: 5595

Hmmm . . . I have to think about this data for a while, and check up on some stuff that I have long forgotten...will get back in a day or so. Are your CPU Thermal Monitor 2 and EIST turned on in the BIOS? If they are, then your CPU should either throttle down or fully shut down if it gets too close ...
by N7SC
Tue Jun 30, 2009 12:26 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Bosch kitchen appliances - experience/opinions?
Replies: 16
Views: 4188

Bosch kitchen appliances - experience/opinions?

Do any of you have any experience with Bosch kitchen appliances? Especially the in-wall ovens (800 and 500 series), and dishwashers (800 and 800 plus series). We are going to have to renovate our kitchen, and I have been studying appliances. The Bosch ones look very good, for appliances that are bar...
by N7SC
Tue Jun 30, 2009 10:53 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Bye bye SPCR community.
Replies: 61
Views: 11848

Re: Rule 911 in life: Don't call cassette the grandfather of

Lode, have you ever checked out http://www.homerecording.com ? They have a good forum that you might find interesting, as a musician that does his own recording. Bigger than the CD, the last physical factor, the format that could not be topped, not for the lack of trying? Many of us consider the CD ...
by N7SC
Tue Jun 30, 2009 7:53 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Bye bye SPCR community.
Replies: 61
Views: 11848

Re: Rule 911 in life: Don't call cassette the grandfather of

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/magazine/8117619.stm That he dared to compare excellent technology with cheap Apple crap is beyond me and makes me very furious! :evil: I'm deeply disappointed. Oh, and this might be the most worthless off topic post ever so now we both are disappointed. It is not...
by N7SC
Mon Jun 29, 2009 5:48 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Lapping worth it?
Replies: 30
Views: 5595

I'm still not comfortable with just assuming that your software is misreading your temps unless you can get some direct reading from the side of the IHS or the side of the bottom of the Minja to provide better data. God forbid something is actually wrong and your software is reporting accurate temps...
by N7SC
Sat Jun 27, 2009 5:25 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Lapping worth it?
Replies: 30
Views: 5595

new2spcr, Here is a link to an article titled Core i7 and Core 2 Temperature Guide : http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/221745-29-sticky-core-core-temperature-guide If you haven't seen it yet, it contains some good info. Also check with intel.com for data on the thermal sensors in the E4400, I think,...
by N7SC
Fri Jun 26, 2009 4:21 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Lapping worth it?
Replies: 30
Views: 5595

. . . I'm inclined to conclude that there's nothing wrong with neither the IHS or HSF hardware. It gotta be a calibration problem. So far, the data seems to point in that direction. But, I would be very careful and try to find a way to verify with direct readings of the temp of the IHS or something...
by N7SC
Wed Jun 24, 2009 8:31 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Lapping worth it?
Replies: 30
Views: 5595

When you remove and reseat the heatsink, are you cleaning the old TIM off properly, off of both the heatsink and the IHS? Are you making sure the pins that lock the minja to the motherboard are seated properly? The comments on Newegg seemed to reflect that the plastic pins were difficult for some to...
by N7SC
Wed Jun 24, 2009 6:50 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Lapping worth it?
Replies: 30
Views: 5595

A quick scan of some of the comments on the mini-ninja, which I assume is what you have, at Newegg, shows that average idle temps are well below what you are getting. Also, per CyberDog's comments, at least one user did report that the bottom of the minja was quite convex and needed to be lapped. If...
by N7SC
Wed Jun 24, 2009 6:24 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Lapping worth it?
Replies: 30
Views: 5595

Those temps you are getting look awfully high, especially for an E4400, especially if it is running at 1 volt. I'd be concerned about why my cpu temp(s) were so high in the first place. Your cooler is letting your cpu temps at idle go up nearly 20 C above ambient. That is unacceptable. 10 degrees C ...
by N7SC
Sat Jun 13, 2009 11:28 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Modern Phrases That Confuse Me
Replies: 92
Views: 25185

I'm guessing some of the verbosity comes from assignments in school where you have to write a 1200 word paper and after you have said everything you want to say, you are only at 1100 words. So you just add another hundred descriptors and call it even. 8) Not with the English professors that I had. ...
by N7SC
Fri Jun 12, 2009 11:02 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Modern Phrases That Confuse Me
Replies: 92
Views: 25185

Then there is: ". . . in my mind . . ." Usage example: Politician being interviewed says "There is [I have, etc.] no doubt in my mind that . . ." Where else would he have doubt, in his toenail? Knee cap? Why not just say "I doubt that . . ." to express doubt?