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by Bluefront
Wed Jun 11, 2008 2:36 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: 3-wheel [scooter] and some micro-cars.
Replies: 25
Views: 5243

When I looked at the MP3, It gave me the impression that the scooter was turning into a small car. Two wheels up front, plastic shielding all around to partially deflect the rain, no sign of the engine.

Add a top and another rear wheel.......a small car. :)
by Bluefront
Wed Jun 11, 2008 2:24 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Sparkle Power SPI220LE 80 Plus FlexATX PSU
Replies: 26
Views: 16950

The thing is just smaller on the inside, nothing else. But why bother installing the guts in a larger ATX case? Works fine as is. http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y159/Bluefront/Maximum%20DuctingII/Sparkle2.jpg That one is running fan-less, in a positive pressure case. All the exhaust goes out, arou...
by Bluefront
Wed Jun 11, 2008 2:10 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: The ultimate silence......
Replies: 34
Views: 10214

There's one thing you're missing......external noises are not nearly as dangerous to your hearing, as the same noise from an ear-bud, or a head-phone. An ear doctor will have to explain that one....but it's true. And I think the popularity if the IPod among kids today, is far greater than the older ...
by Bluefront
Tue Jun 10, 2008 5:06 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: The ultimate silence......
Replies: 34
Views: 10214

Up to a point you are quite correct. But it's kids who are most at risk, kids who may not be mature enough to see the potential problem.
by Bluefront
Tue Jun 10, 2008 3:42 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: The ultimate silence......
Replies: 34
Views: 10214

The ultimate silence......

When you go deaf . And it may be happening to you this very second. The main problem..... it's a habit that some find pleasurable, like smoking. The results are similar...... you gradually start to loose it, your hearing or your life. A whole generation of deaf iPod users. Maybe you could sue Apple...
by Bluefront
Tue Jun 10, 2008 3:08 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: 3-wheel [scooter] and some micro-cars.
Replies: 25
Views: 5243

I've been lucky enough to own, and to have driven some very unusual/small cars. Among the ones I've driven...... The King Midget http://static.howstuffworks.com/gif/1946-1970-king-midget-1.jpg This car was around for over 20 years, and was sold in many forms. I drove a two-seater, much different loo...
by Bluefront
Tue Jun 10, 2008 12:49 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: The answer without a question
Replies: 147
Views: 22939

Neil.... as with everything, there are two (or more) sides. How do you think Israel feels about our having taken out possibly their worst enemy, or Kuwait , or others affected by the Iraq dictator? Come back in twenty years or so, and re-examine the whole thing......you might feel differently. When ...
by Bluefront
Tue Jun 10, 2008 8:25 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: The answer without a question
Replies: 147
Views: 22939

VanWaGuy.... As I said before, it's useless to reply to a troll.
by Bluefront
Tue Jun 10, 2008 2:41 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: 3-wheel [scooter] and some micro-cars.
Replies: 25
Views: 5243

Trolling in a thread about scooters? :lol: Neil..... there have been many really small cars in the past. Ever see a King Midget? The problem has always been that the price of gasoline was relatively cheap, bigger cars are more practical, and gas mileage was low on the list of things to consider. Add...
by Bluefront
Tue Jun 10, 2008 2:28 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: The answer without a question
Replies: 147
Views: 22939

It's real easy to look back on a course of action, and criticize what was done, leading to the current state of affairs. The harder thing is to take the perfect course of action at the beginning.......rarely accomplished by anyone. GWB holds the distinction of having the highest voter approval ratin...
by Bluefront
Mon Jun 09, 2008 10:36 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: The answer without a question
Replies: 147
Views: 22939

Neil.....we all make mistakes. At the time, Iran was perceived as the greater threat. It wasn't so long after that, that Iraq gained that position. If my memory is correct, we were using the Iraq/Iran war as a sort-of pay-back for the earlier Iran hostage fiasco......by supporting Iraq. Which of the...
by Bluefront
Mon Jun 09, 2008 3:35 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: 3-wheel [scooter] and some micro-cars.
Replies: 25
Views: 5243

Heh.....that'll teach me not to ask a woman any question about a motor-vehicle. She told me it was a Vespa. I saw the "MP3" logo on the back of the thing, but thought it had some other meaning. She probably just bought it at a Vespa dealership, that also sells other brands. Thanks for the links........
by Bluefront
Mon Jun 09, 2008 3:15 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: The answer without a question
Replies: 147
Views: 22939

As with all these sorts of threads, there are relevant issues not directly concerning the OP......but closely related. So I guess you need to follow along closely if you're interested. Dictatorship is a fairly wide-spread form of government. It's when a dictator starts showing evidence he is a serio...
by Bluefront
Sun Jun 08, 2008 3:56 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: 3-wheel [scooter] and some micro-cars.
Replies: 25
Views: 5243

3-wheel [scooter] and some micro-cars.

I saw one today for the first time, and talked to the owner. Very unusual. Two wheels on the front, but the thing banks just like a normal cycle. I wonder if anyone has actually ridden one, who could answer questions. It looks like a flat on one of the front wheels could be fatal......easily. This o...
by Bluefront
Sun Jun 08, 2008 5:30 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: The answer without a question
Replies: 147
Views: 22939

Neil..... our war against Japan immediately after Pearl Harbor was mostly one of retreat, and of course there was fighting. But we never made a concentrated effort until the war in Europe was decided. At the time of Pearl Harbor, Japan was the real threat to the USA. And we were very lucky the Japan...
by Bluefront
Sun Jun 08, 2008 1:30 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: The answer without a question
Replies: 147
Views: 22939

VanWaGuy...... Don't feed the trolls. It just encourages them. And don't be too hard on the guy. He's about to endure at least four years having an American war hero as the president. That would be at least as hard as having Slick Willey's soon-to-be ex-whatever, sitting in the Oval Office (with the...
by Bluefront
Sun Jun 08, 2008 1:15 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: SI-128SE x Zipang x Noctua NH-C12P x other down-blowers
Replies: 20
Views: 5703

Just how hot is the room where this computer is running? That means a lot when judging temperatures...... Nexus fans@1000rpms don't push much air......they are quiet. That's it. Defective ninja? Not likely. Most/all Ninja problems are related to the attachment procedures. Try running with the case o...
by Bluefront
Sat Jun 07, 2008 4:03 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: SI-128SE x Zipang x Noctua NH-C12P x other down-blowers
Replies: 20
Views: 5703

Since I currently use both the Zipang and the Ninja, I can say this.....If you are having CPU temperature problems with a properly mounted Ninja using it's supplied fan, a Zipang won't help much. It might lower the board temps somewhat, if you use a more powerful fan than that which is supplied with...
by Bluefront
Sat Jun 07, 2008 1:02 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: The answer without a question
Replies: 147
Views: 22939

Neil..... since you are reading this thread, perhaps you can stop our resident spam artist.
by Bluefront
Sat Jun 07, 2008 8:07 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: The answer without a question
Replies: 147
Views: 22939

Neil....Hitler had nothing to do with Pearl Harbor. Any yet we attacked him first, before attacking Japan. You don't see any similarity? Hitler at the time was incapable of attacking the USA......our enemies in the Middle-East, who are not located in a single country, certainly were, as evidenced by...
by Bluefront
Sat Jun 07, 2008 1:06 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Custom system build: Would this work[?]
Replies: 15
Views: 2549

Your design is similar to my last SFF from last fall. The PSU is external, the Ninja is right next to the outer wall. If I would lay this over on it's side, it would perform about the same as your drawing. The difference....my setup has no intake fans. And my exhaust fan (the only fan), is in the mi...
by Bluefront
Sat Jun 07, 2008 12:41 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: The answer without a question
Replies: 147
Views: 22939

Well sure Neil.....if everyone in the USA had been Quakers in 1940, we'd all be speaking Japanese and German right now.

There are times when we must stand and fight.....
by Bluefront
Sat Jun 07, 2008 12:32 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: ***Public Service Announcement***
Replies: 19
Views: 3747

A can of compressed air, if held upright while spraying, is usually plenty safe. I've used a vacuum cleaner with a brush nozzle without any problems for a long time. The normal negative pressure SPCR-type setup, even without any attempt at filtration, does not collect collect dust as much as your no...
by Bluefront
Fri Jun 06, 2008 8:16 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: The answer without a question
Replies: 147
Views: 22939

That battle is called "The Battle of the Bulge"......and our losses were terrible. Any loss of American life is terrible. But we had about as much business entering WWII, as this current "war". Germany never attacked the USA..... they were sinking some of our ships because we were violating the rule...
by Bluefront
Fri Jun 06, 2008 6:45 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: The answer without a question
Replies: 147
Views: 22939

http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y159/Bluefront/monument.jpg That's on a monument at a National Cemetery a few miles from my house. Happens to be the result of a single battle of a European war the USA got involved it. The country we attacked had not attacked us first. The majority of Americans wer...
by Bluefront
Fri Jun 06, 2008 1:36 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Custom system build: Would this work[?]
Replies: 15
Views: 2549

With optical drives, power supplies, various ports, completely outside the case, you have a big airflow advantage. And you can come up with a design much different from the norm. Two fanless hot video cards in your proposed drawing.....problematic. Never having tried such a setup, I can only guess. ...
by Bluefront
Fri Jun 06, 2008 12:59 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: The answer without a question
Replies: 147
Views: 22939

Neil.... The "war is not the answer" sticker is a generalized statement proven wrong time after time over the course of history. In so many cases it is the answer...... Now if you modify the statement by saying something like "war in Iraq is not the answer"....... I'll agree with you. Of course the ...
by Bluefront
Thu Jun 05, 2008 4:37 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: The answer without a question
Replies: 147
Views: 22939

I can add to that little list.....

The American War Between the States.....pointless. Right?
by Bluefront
Thu Jun 05, 2008 4:31 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: The answer without a question
Replies: 147
Views: 22939

The "I won't fight back no matter what" outlook has been tried by many different people over the years. The European Jews of WWII are a good example......and you see what happened. I doubt Jews of today would take a similar course of action, even if facing overwhelming odds. They've learned the hard...
by Bluefront
Thu Jun 05, 2008 7:51 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: The answer without a question
Replies: 147
Views: 22939

That bumper sticker has been around forever. It's nothing new, only applying to the current situation. What would be the opposing bumper sticker? "War is the answer if the alternative is death". Won't quite fit the sticker however.... :lol: