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by mathias
Fri Feb 27, 2009 3:09 pm
Forum: Site Feedback
Topic: Let's start SPCR wiki
Replies: 43
Views: 41520

Re: What to do while waiting for the wiki

(Might also take a peek at the Wikipedia quiet PC entry. It could benefit from some more attention.) It has really come a long way in the past year, but there is one problem relating to it, there don't seem to be a lot of links on other entries that lead to it. And there seems to be a lot of pages ...
by mathias
Mon Feb 16, 2009 3:24 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: 10 Ways Microsoft's Retail Stores Will Differ From Apple
Replies: 23
Views: 4289

But still OS can't be 300$... And you have to buy computer with it... ... If Apple would sell their OS' separately, I would jump on gun with them... If apple sold their OS separately, it wouldn't perform as well, it wouldn't be as secure or glitch free, and maybe it would mean less funding for deve...
by mathias
Mon Feb 16, 2009 3:12 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Boys and their toys!
Replies: 54
Views: 11733

alleycat wrote:Hey Kate, nice to see you. And Mathias, is that really you?
Err, sorry about that, it wasn't a very good choice of image to use.

Image

I've realized I had some with a bit more context at hand, like this one.
by mathias
Sat Feb 14, 2009 1:16 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: 10 Ways Microsoft's Retail Stores Will Differ From Apple
Replies: 23
Views: 4289

but I would not personally pay 200-600$ extra for a diesgn and a Apple logo on my computer, especially knowing I can't play much games with it. That's the price of the OS, the well regarded support, and all of that sort of crap. Microsoft isn't much less shy about charging it either, except that th...
by mathias
Mon Feb 09, 2009 1:43 pm
Forum: Site Feedback
Topic: Search thread title only?
Replies: 9
Views: 6826

Re: Search thread title only?

SilenceOfTheFans wrote:is there a way to search just thread titles? the search is otherwise useless for finding anything as it brings back so many unrelated results :(
Well, there is CTRL+F.
by mathias
Mon Feb 09, 2009 1:21 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Thermaltake BigTyp 14Pro: A Bigger Typhoon
Replies: 13
Views: 6447

I don't get why the fins on this thing extend towards the deadzone of the fan.
by mathias
Mon Feb 09, 2009 1:13 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Does this really stop terrorists?
Replies: 51
Views: 9165

Ughh, sorry about that, you have a good point about how even if you were to make that concession, that still wouldn't do much in defense of religion; I just felt that, especially with certain angles from which you can look at the issue in mind, that would be a very generous concession to make.
by mathias
Sun Feb 08, 2009 4:16 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Does this really stop terrorists?
Replies: 51
Views: 9165

First off I'll warrant that religion, specifically the Christian faith, has been the source of the current moral compass in Western society That's preposterous. Religion is not the source of any of the things it claims to be. Religion is all about taking credit. For anything it can. "You owe me for...
by mathias
Sat Feb 07, 2009 4:04 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Does this really stop terrorists?
Replies: 51
Views: 9165

Hey, all of you hold just on one minute, who said anything about this having to involve America at all? There's no reason this couldn't just as easily be done to, say, the killer of the next Theo van Gogh, is there?
by mathias
Sat Feb 07, 2009 3:45 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Boys and their toys!
Replies: 54
Views: 11733

Still, in my university, almost all students in hard computer sciences are guys. When I studied Information Technology, there were quite a few ladies there (about 1/6). That's very reminiscent of how almost everyone in linguistics, 5/6 at the very least, is female. That's funny, while I was watchin...
by mathias
Sat Feb 07, 2009 2:39 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: God adverts on busses - how to complain
Replies: 76
Views: 11974

Dubya is a cokehead, an alcoholic, an enron puppet, an arms industry puppet, a saudi puppet, cheney's puppet, a bad imitation of his father, an idiot, and most likely, a mostly fabricated personality.
by mathias
Fri Feb 06, 2009 4:35 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: God adverts on busses - how to complain
Replies: 76
Views: 11974

But "god is real" is only thing that doesn't make sense. This add goes way above and beyond that: there is a god => you should take it for granted that it's our god => you should be comforted by the notion that there is a god that wants to torture you for eternity for not believing in him without an...
by mathias
Fri Feb 06, 2009 4:10 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: God adverts on busses - how to complain
Replies: 76
Views: 11974

To me extremist is extremist. All nut cases are basicly the same, even their reasons might vary, result is the same. What Khmer Rogues did in the name of the Communist Utopia in Cambodia was no different from the what Nazi's did in concentration camp or what Crusaders did in Jerusalem when it fell:...
by mathias
Fri Feb 06, 2009 3:27 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Boys and their toys!
Replies: 54
Views: 11733

Re: Boys and their toys!

However just the other day I noticed that a lot of people pretty much frown upon me for wanting to acquire knowledge (?) or invest in such a masculine/testosterone driven hobby. Oh, I wouldn't say it's all that masculine a hobby. To illustrate in a sort of round about way, here's what I look like.....
by mathias
Fri Feb 06, 2009 2:47 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: God adverts on busses - how to complain
Replies: 76
Views: 11974

And as to whether faith is a private matter or not, I don't really feel the need to take a stance on that. However, the world does not treat faith as a private matter. And the way the world fails to treat faith as a private matter, that is not a private matter. True, however religious nuts are no di...
by mathias
Fri Feb 06, 2009 2:31 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: God adverts on busses - how to complain
Replies: 76
Views: 11974

... Well, in practice that really doesn't work. Okay fear is bad. So then, perhaps you'd agree that "you have nothing to fear but fear itself"? Well then, if that's so, doesn't that mean that you should be scared of what panicking people will do because they see you as a threat? Sweeping truisms ab...
by mathias
Fri Feb 06, 2009 2:07 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: God adverts on busses - how to complain
Replies: 76
Views: 11974

Wow, that's incredible, just by imitating their critics, they manage to jump from one baseless conclusion to another and then again to yet another.
by mathias
Thu Jan 29, 2009 7:21 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: How to build a LOUD comput0r
Replies: 30
Views: 7598

Umm, you'll have to look around at computer stores, preferably overclocking focused ones, but you won't be able to just find stuff that claims to be loud, that would just be senseless. You'll have to understand what exactly makes PCs quiter, and do the inverse. If you want a case that'll make it muc...
by mathias
Tue Jan 27, 2009 6:38 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: 100 HD movies on a stamp-size chip
Replies: 19
Views: 4581

Wrong on both. First, there is a spiritual successor to I-RAM by another company, that has space for 8 DDR2 slots. Just recently reviewed by some popular tech site, but I can't remember the name of either the site or the product. I'm sure someone here can fill the gaps. The bottom line was that Int...
by mathias
Mon Jan 26, 2009 9:31 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: What are you listening to right now?
Replies: 4309
Views: 1672851

I've got some chiptune stuck in my head:

http://chiptunes.back2roots.org/modules/ => jogeir_liljedahl.zip => fairlight_cracktro.mod
by mathias
Mon Jan 26, 2009 9:09 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: 100 HD movies on a stamp-size chip
Replies: 19
Views: 4581

gee and i thought SPCR's could read though the lines and see that this means tiny sized silent solid state storage, not just movies on a cell phone. Well, it seems to me like there's promises of some revolutionary, tiny, fast, spacious, cost efficient, achillesheelless form of solid state storage r...
by mathias
Tue Jan 13, 2009 10:51 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Things you don't worry about when you're single
Replies: 6
Views: 1834

Hey, who said anything about marriage? If you're in any sort of relationship, you're not single.

All this bullshit focused around marriage is actually one reason, probably a very big one, that I'm single all this fucking time.
by mathias
Thu Jan 08, 2009 5:00 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Things you don't worry about when you're single
Replies: 6
Views: 1834

Hey, that's not funny, being single sucks.
JazzJackRabbit wrote:Crazy. Crazy women. :lol:
Meh, with a man in such a situation it would just as likely have been a simple murder-suicide. Actually, that must be a lot more common.
by mathias
Sun Jan 04, 2009 8:51 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Zune 30GB freezing?
Replies: 20
Views: 4518

Oh goody, zune bashing. While I don't necessarily agree with all the details of it in this thread, that overrated piece of junk deserves it.

It's only fitting that the faults of the zune are overblown, the whole significance of that device has been horribly overblown.
by mathias
Sat Dec 27, 2008 3:29 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: What are you listening to right now?
Replies: 4309
Views: 1672851

Bushido - Ching Ching

yeah, quite pathetic, I know.
by mathias
Wed Dec 24, 2008 12:22 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Merry Christmas
Replies: 4
Views: 1382

To everyone, merry Christmas and a successful boxing day!
by mathias
Mon Dec 22, 2008 5:51 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Should we bailout the auto makers?
Replies: 102
Views: 16686

Then maybe we should let one of them disappear, if one of them goes under, the rest might get their act together. If nothing else, we could have them pull straws to determine which ones get help. Or we could just pick one. From what I'm hearing, if that were to happen, it would be chrysler that woul...
by mathias
Thu Dec 18, 2008 9:46 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Should we bailout the auto makers?
Replies: 102
Views: 16686

Ford US has been funded by Ford Europe for years, they make good cars over here, and Junk in the US, I cant comment much on GM. The best thing you could possibly do with such a bail-out of these companies is for the US government to buy a heap of shares licence designs from good car manufacturers a...
by mathias
Thu Dec 18, 2008 4:37 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Should we bailout the auto makers?
Replies: 102
Views: 16686

I haven't read this thread yet, sorry about that, but... I've been thinking, what if it it might be a good compromise to only bail them out a little, perhaps only bail out some of them? And I'd guess a way this could be done would be by giving them some kind of offer that only one of them might acce...
by mathias
Wed Dec 10, 2008 8:47 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Countdown to Christmas - 189 days to go
Replies: 23
Views: 3871

Wait, what?

Are you saying some ancient hippie being born in June should be allowed to get in the way of Santa Claus?

:x As if there haven't already been enough things screwing up 'crismis for me.