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by blackworx
Wed Aug 05, 2009 12:56 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: You know you're getting old when...
Replies: 25
Views: 6232

You know you're getting old when...

...you have to scroll down, and scroll down, and scroll down some more to get to your year of birth on a web form :lol:
by blackworx
Mon Aug 03, 2009 12:29 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: What [does] SPCR mean?
Replies: 3
Views: 1415

Suicide is painless; so is a quiet PC

EDIT: Scrub that, mine can be a total pain in the arse.
by blackworx
Mon Aug 03, 2009 11:47 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: What are you listening to right now?
Replies: 4309
Views: 1706376

Modcom - One Zero (FM mix) (myspace)

I always like Ronan Harris's music better than his lyrics and singing. Also got me reading about number stations, which I'd never heard of.
by blackworx
Sat Jul 25, 2009 1:20 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: What are you listening to right now?
Replies: 4309
Views: 1706376

Tori Amos - Under the Pink

@aristide1: I like it. I wouldn't go so far as to say it kicks arse, but I had to comment as I love the fact you used that phrase!
by blackworx
Sat Jul 25, 2009 1:09 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: A star is born... and another yet to be unveiled
Replies: 36
Views: 9838

Some of you are talking as if these are going to be replacements for the P1xx series, or as if they're all that's going to be available from Antec once all the P1xx's run out. Looking at the insides, these cases obviously aren't part of Antec's premium "Performance" line. I keep picking up this atti...
by blackworx
Sun Jul 19, 2009 1:59 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: can someone be 'invisible' on your router?
Replies: 18
Views: 3285

When he turns up, switch off your router. If he drives off after a short time, you can be fairly sure he's up to no good. Let that happen 2 or 3 times. Then, if he keeps coming back: instead of switching off your router, make a cup of coffee and stick it on a tray with some donuts, take them out and...
by blackworx
Sat Jul 18, 2009 9:03 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Firefox 3.5 strange behaviour fixed(?) in 3.5.1
Replies: 13
Views: 2706

With 3.5 I had major problems with slow loading (>2 mins) after a fresh boot. Followed these instructions and it's now much faster to load. It has however raised two questions: 1) I don't use IE (apart from where it has been embedded in some apps like Google Sketchup) so why was there enough informa...
by blackworx
Thu Jul 16, 2009 10:41 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: P182/183 middle fan mount issue
Replies: 9
Views: 3454

Hey Torajirou If they are the same as those on a P182 then they can be removed fairly easily without breaking them. They certainly look identical, and I can't think of any reason for Antec to change the part - for one thing it would be a totally unneccessary re-tooling expense. The fit is very stiff...
by blackworx
Wed Jul 08, 2009 8:34 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Fans in sensitive audio circuitry?
Replies: 1
Views: 1109

Don't know about the fan. My guess would be yes it will introduce some noise, especially if powered from the same source as your amp, but the only way to find out for sure is to experiment. How about a metal case/offboard heatsink? I'm not familiar with the β22. Will it really produce that much hea...
by blackworx
Mon Jul 06, 2009 10:27 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: CPINTS Cool Practical IKIKUINTHENUTZized NAVIG Tech Station
Replies: 30
Views: 11248

When he said polyurethane, I think BillTodd was referring to the sponge material. Anyway there's no hard and fast rule that says you can't put oil-based on top of water-borne, period. In many (most?) cases it's perfectly acceptable and sometimes practically required, but imho you're right to stick w...
by blackworx
Mon Jul 06, 2009 4:07 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Bye bye SPCR community.
Replies: 61
Views: 12670

josephclemente wrote:
N7SC wrote:the most objectionable thing I can find are the moderator's snarky and cowardly comments appended to LH's edited original post in this thread.
I was wondering what was up with that. It didn't seem to fit what I'd expect to see in these forums.
+1 me too - certainly doesn't sound like Neil.
by blackworx
Sun Jul 05, 2009 2:58 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: CPINTS Cool Practical IKIKUINTHENUTZized NAVIG Tech Station
Replies: 30
Views: 11248

Nice :) Look forward to seeing more.

And good choice deciding to roller. If you haven't already (and depending on how picky you are about the final finish) you might want to make yourself a tack cloth to use as you're painting?
by blackworx
Thu Jul 02, 2009 11:52 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Bye bye SPCR community.
Replies: 61
Views: 12670

Oooh, looks like I missed a humdinger.

N******** CR-7E ftw anyways.
by blackworx
Thu Jul 02, 2009 9:30 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Help! Fan swap seems to have killed PSU
Replies: 9
Views: 2192

Spanner of the week award (aka You Learn Something New Every Day #42): Doing a fanswap with all the internal power connectors still attached (perhaps due to a borderline-OCD cable routing habit like mine) does not necessarily mean you will not need to clear CMOS when starting back up. There was noth...
by blackworx
Thu Jul 02, 2009 9:20 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: New Corsair HX450W
Replies: 52
Views: 26467

Have just bought an HX450W and am very pleased with it. The easiest way to sum it up is "Seasonic Plus". The fan has quite a large hub with the same markings as an S-Flex and is very smooth. Even running open-bench for a while, with it sitting directly on my desk with no damping, it was easy to live...
by blackworx
Sat Jun 27, 2009 10:49 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Where do you keep your P182? On the floor? Any other option?
Replies: 19
Views: 4498

Mine's on my big corner desk. Pros and cons as mentioned before, although imho if you've got a really quiet system the extra noise from being in close proximity isn't difficult to live with.
by blackworx
Fri Jun 19, 2009 6:59 am
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: rainwulf's Project Monolith @ bit-tech
Replies: 0
Views: 2569

rainwulf's Project Monolith @ bit-tech

I'm not much bothered about water cooling, but I'm always a sucker for crazy mentalist overkill setups. To that end I point you in the general direction of Project Monolith: http://www.bit-tech.net/modding/mod-of-the-month/2009/06/16/mod-of-the-month-may-2009/7 http://forums.bit-tech.net/showthread....
by blackworx
Thu Jun 18, 2009 4:30 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Modern Phrases That Confuse Me
Replies: 92
Views: 26671

andyb wrote:I personally like to call the small things that grow inside of "knocked up" ladies as "parasites"...

Andy
Or should that be... Agent Smith? :wink:
by blackworx
Thu Jun 18, 2009 4:25 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: TNN 500AF + SSD + 6 monitors
Replies: 31
Views: 33850

Only other time I've seen that many screens in use by one person (apart from in movies and on the news) is - strangely - Terry Pratchett!

Nice setup. I take it the carpet is drool-proof in case you have visitors?
by blackworx
Mon Jun 15, 2009 9:45 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Help! Fan swap seems to have killed PSU
Replies: 9
Views: 2192

Update: Replacing the Adda didn't work. As before, the PSU fires up for about 30 seconds (mobo still POSTs 83: ATX12V fail) then after the first 30 seconds the PSU cycles off/on then stays on for about 15 seconds in the same state, then continues to cycle off/on ever more rapidly until it's only sta...
by blackworx
Mon Jun 15, 2009 2:14 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Help! Fan swap seems to have killed PSU
Replies: 9
Views: 2192

Thanks for replies. LOL, no I haven't offed myself - not yet anyway ;) ... I just decided to go and cheer myself up by going to see the new Terminator movie. Killer robots - works every time! Christian Bale's a bit of a plank, but then that's no surprise. Anyway... dhanson865: Good point. The origin...
by blackworx
Sun Jun 14, 2009 6:14 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Help! Fan swap seems to have killed PSU
Replies: 9
Views: 2192

Help! Fan swap seems to have killed PSU

Just swapped the fan in my Antec Neopower 650 Blue after the original Adda started grinding. The Adda is rated at 0.37A and I used an S-Flex-E, which is 0.15A. Now the PSU won't start properly - it comes on, fan starts up, stays on for between 1 and 20 seconds then cycles off/on again. My IP35-Pro r...
by blackworx
Sat Jun 13, 2009 2:56 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Modern Phrases That Confuse Me
Replies: 92
Views: 26671

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? I always took the implication to be "...
by blackworx
Fri Jun 12, 2009 10:00 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Modern Phrases That Confuse Me
Replies: 92
Views: 26671

With regard to "could care less": You'd either have to say " as if I could care less" or at the very least say " I could care less!" with the same overemphasised sarcastic tone as " I should be so lucky!" for it to make sense. Sadly, every time I've heard anyone say it they've done so with the same ...
by blackworx
Mon Jun 08, 2009 8:51 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: M-ITX DIY case with 120mm fan / now with HD3450 mod!
Replies: 30
Views: 36680

Wow, good job! I especially like your power switch - little touches like that really do it for me.

Thanks for taking pics and the time to post. :)
by blackworx
Sun May 31, 2009 4:09 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: What are you listening to right now?
Replies: 4309
Views: 1706376

Le Peuple de l'Herbe - Cube
by blackworx
Sat May 30, 2009 12:02 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Single Moving Part PC in Silverstone TJ08
Replies: 31
Views: 17623

Lovely job MikeC and a great article, thanks. Any plans to review the TJ08?
by blackworx
Fri May 29, 2009 11:39 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: S-Flex, which version to buy?
Replies: 14
Views: 3256

I was just shopping for a new rig, and I think that I'm gonna buy the 1,600 rpm version. My reasoning that all of them have the same basic noise/airflow ratio, and all of them can be undervolted to silent. However, the lower speed versions cannot cool the pile of magma. I will be using a continuous...
by blackworx
Fri May 29, 2009 11:33 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Worst pimple EVER
Replies: 33
Views: 11222

KansaKilla wrote:In the end, I just tell my patients with zits to stop masturbating so much.
:lol: You'd never make it in a bawdy 1970's hospital...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uqv6TTSQfYw
by blackworx
Wed May 27, 2009 11:16 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: S-Flex, which version to buy?
Replies: 14
Views: 3256

I was just shopping for a new rig, and I think that I'm gonna buy the 1,600 rpm version. My reasoning that all of them have the same basic noise/airflow ratio, and all of them can be undervolted to silent. However, the lower speed versions cannot cool the pile of magma. I will be using a continuous...