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by mathias
Sat Nov 18, 2006 4:55 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: noise cancellation headphones
Replies: 22
Views: 11496

I finally found some noise blocking headphones more in my budget which are said to sound good, creative labs ep630's. Up here they're available at tigerdirect and ncix . Since they're also very portable, and because I just got an iaudio g3, I ordered a pair of them. They're probably not too good for...
by mathias
Sat Nov 18, 2006 3:58 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Anyone know about how keyboard & #pad keymapping works?
Replies: 6
Views: 3765

Anyone know about how keyboard & #pad keymapping works?

I got this idea for a set of ergonomic typing devices that i'd like to try out: a belkin nostromo n52 in one hand together with something else in the other. The best idea I have for the second thing is a numeric keypad rotated 90 degrees. That would give me 18 keys in the left hand, including the d-...
by mathias
Sat Jul 29, 2006 4:26 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Abolish copyright? good or bad..
Replies: 44
Views: 16012

Yup, it's not the law of the strongest anymore, it's the law of the richest, that's the foundation of capitalism. :evil: Nope, it is the law of the laziest. Most people don't read contracts because they are too lazy, whether it is with recording studios, loan papers, rental agreements, etc. Don't f...
by mathias
Fri Jul 28, 2006 11:56 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Abolish copyright? good or bad..
Replies: 44
Views: 16012

They accept the lousy contracts, because they can't understand them completely due to not speaking legalese(okay, and because they're foolish, and eager to be propaganda tools). In this "free society" of yours, the biggest right you have is the right to hire lawyers. If you can't afford a good team ...
by mathias
Fri Jul 28, 2006 9:54 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: VGA card power dissipation
Replies: 136
Views: 279041

xbitlabs has power consumption measurements for two 7600GT's, a 7900GT and 7900GTX:

http://www.xbitlabs.com/articles/video/ ... xxx_5.html
http://www.xbitlabs.com/articles/video/ ... gtx_6.html
by mathias
Fri Jul 28, 2006 9:33 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Abolish copyright? good or bad..
Replies: 44
Views: 16012

haelduksf , just because something is yours, doesn't mean you can do whatever you want with it. For example, your organs are also, in a way, your property, and something you've produced, but you're not allowed selling them. That's because the government is meddling in my affairs. Yeah, that's what ...
by mathias
Fri Jul 28, 2006 8:46 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Abolish copyright? good or bad..
Replies: 44
Views: 16012

Because of the stranglehold the big whatever-number have on the industry. Because of the huge cut that excecutives and their cronies take. Not true. At one time (decades ago) there were a few large labels that controlled the industry, but that is no longer true and there are now hundreds of indepen...
by mathias
Fri Jul 28, 2006 11:32 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Abolish copyright? good or bad..
Replies: 44
Views: 16012

m0002a wrote: If you think that owning a record company is so profitable, why don't you start one yourself
Because of the stranglehold the big whatever-number have on the industry.
m0002a wrote:or invest your life savings in the stock of an existing company.
Because of the huge cut that excecutives and their cronies take.
by mathias
Thu Jul 27, 2006 8:39 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: 7600gs agp
Replies: 5
Views: 2245

by mathias
Thu Jul 27, 2006 7:43 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Abolish copyright? good or bad..
Replies: 44
Views: 16012

haelduksf , just because something is yours, doesn't mean you can do whatever you want with it. For example, your organs are also, in a way, your property, and something you've produced, but you're not allowed selling them. If there was no copyright law, there would be no GPL. But, to what degree d...
by mathias
Thu Jul 20, 2006 10:36 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Finger-wear-out and things that can be done about it
Replies: 9
Views: 5685

[rant] bo ho, try being left handed. I use my right hand now and again when I cba moving the persons mouse to the other side of the pc, it really isn't that hard... [/rant] How is being left handed worse? If you're right handed, you use your right hand for the mouse, right letters, numpad, and arro...
by mathias
Tue Jul 18, 2006 8:31 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Maxtor DiamondMax 17 Series
Replies: 9
Views: 5020

From that press statement, it sounds to me like the diamondmax series is their value line, while the diamondmax plus series is their performance line.
by mathias
Wed Jul 12, 2006 10:45 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Anti-SPCR Responses
Replies: 21
Views: 7854

Still, shouldn't confuse Anandtech with its readers--this guy isn't really worth getting bent out of shape about. No, it's only not worth getting bent out of shape about from elsewhere . It's not only not worth getting bent out of shape about on another forum, it's even a bit pathetic, kind of like...
by mathias
Wed Jul 12, 2006 9:09 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Finger-wear-out and things that can be done about it
Replies: 9
Views: 5685

* Learn to use your left hand for your mouse sometimes (eg. browsing), to give your right hand a rest. I don't think that going to work very well with a mouse designed for a right hand, or if there's not much room to the left of the keyboard. So, again, the question is whether two mice, ie. a mouse...
by mathias
Wed Jul 12, 2006 8:38 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: What are you listening to right now?
Replies: 4309
Views: 1671561

nici wrote:Anyone notice somekind of pattern in my wide taste of music? I sure dont´t :roll:
Yeah, I think I notice a pattern - a lack of independant music.

Listening to: the offspring - dirty magic, offspring - session, megaherz - tanzen gehen, megaherz - negativ
by mathias
Mon Jul 10, 2006 2:32 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Finger-wear-out and things that can be done about it
Replies: 9
Views: 5685

Finger-wear-out and things that can be done about it

I've heard plenty of stories about people getting serious medical problems from extensive use of keyboards and mice(among other things). I know we've discussed fancy ergonomic keyboards and related stuff a couple of times before, and while I'm sure some are very good, they're far too expensive for m...
by mathias
Thu Jun 22, 2006 10:14 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: What are you listening to right now?
Replies: 4309
Views: 1671561

Hey qviri, did you also read his name as a homonym of [strings/threads/yarn]?

Oh oh, I'm supposed to claim to be listening to something. Better make something up quick.
Listening to tinfoil hat brigade - live in ulaanbaatar
by mathias
Thu Jun 22, 2006 9:52 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: What is your favorite school of message board magic?
Replies: 8
Views: 5483

No, just something along the lines of what apple evangelists do when something unpositive is said about macs.
by mathias
Wed Jun 21, 2006 7:20 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: What is your favorite school of message board magic?
Replies: 8
Views: 5483

Necromancy isn't neccessarily ressurecting the dead, you have to be good at it to do that, it can also be just briefly animating the dead. Since no one likes the Alteration by the above definition, I guess it should instead have been "derailing threads". I see no one has yet admited to their appreci...
by mathias
Mon Jun 19, 2006 11:00 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Western Digital Caviar SE16 500GB: Big Low Noise Champ?
Replies: 107
Views: 100142

ROFL, this review pops up, right after I got a V80!
by mathias
Tue Jun 13, 2006 3:22 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: KNIGHTLEY OR PORTMAN
Replies: 35
Views: 16781

Okay, let's do talk about necromancy.
by mathias
Tue Jun 13, 2006 3:11 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: What is your favorite school of message board magic?
Replies: 8
Views: 5483

What is your favorite school of message board magic?

It doesn't have to be you that's actually practicing said magic.
by mathias
Fri Jun 09, 2006 3:52 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Zalman cloning gone wrong, two bottoms and no top!
Replies: 11
Views: 3682

The design idea seems allright, but the implementation sucks. The part of the heatsink that gets air sucked through it is designed as if there's a second heat source above the heatsink; because there isn't really a second heat source this design could be implemented with fins that are attached to he...
by mathias
Thu Jun 08, 2006 12:37 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: [Computex 06]New Thermaltake VGA coolers
Replies: 4
Views: 2124

This thing better use a hong sheng fan (or something else at least as good).
by mathias
Tue Jun 06, 2006 10:36 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: What are you listening to right now?
Replies: 4309
Views: 1671561

Martin Lucifer - american inquisition

C'mon, doesn't anybody get the joke yet?
by mathias
Fri Jun 02, 2006 11:35 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Mail-In Rebates
Replies: 17
Views: 6212

The main point of them is that most people will be too lazy to send them in.
by mathias
Fri Jun 02, 2006 11:01 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Zalman zm-f3
Replies: 9
Views: 4406

its nice to have the resistor instead of buying a fan controller, its cheaper, and you don't really have to monitor it or adjust it, u'll know its always running at %V... so whats not to like w/t he resistor? It's 56 ohms and zalman uses them to make their fans switchable between sort of but not re...
by mathias
Fri Jun 02, 2006 10:47 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Do 2.5" drives come in different heights?
Replies: 6
Views: 2130

Devonavar, do you know of any such server drives other than savvios?

Also, Seagate said they'd be making 2.5 inch desktop/appliance drives. I would expect that those would be as thick as savvios. They seem to really be dragging their feet about it though.
by mathias
Fri Jun 02, 2006 10:22 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: What are you listening to right now?
Replies: 4309
Views: 1671561

Slowly boiled frog - time to disgruntle

I bet no one's heard of this either :mrgreen:
by mathias
Tue May 30, 2006 8:08 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Zalman zm-f3
Replies: 9
Views: 4406

Why are they so obssesed with that damn 56 ohm resistor?