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Out of the Blue

I'm going to have to go on a hunt today to track down a noise in my office which has either just begun, or at least just become noticeable to the point of annoyance. It's a fairly high-pitched whine coming from my PC, so I assume it's a cooling fan, and hopefully a little compressed air will take care of it, though it's always possible something will need replacing. I keep thinking this entire years-old machine will need replacing one of these days, but it keeps trucking along like the Terminator, and every time I think it's developed some fatal issue, I find a cure just as soon. Maybe this time it's terminal just because I'm assuming it isn't, and the fates just love to mess with assumptions. We shall see.

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24. Re: Out of the Blue - Surfing Jan 31, 2013, 05:55 InBlack
 
Sepharo wrote on Jan 30, 2013, 20:33:
My favorite version of that song is the one playing from my Apache Huey when I'm squashing infantry with it.

Haaa! Thank you Lt.Col. Kilgore!
 
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23. Re: Out of the Blue - Surfing Jan 30, 2013, 22:43 Cutter
 
Cramps Queen of Pain and Teenage Werewolf are my faves.
 
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22. Re: Out of the Blue - Surfing Jan 30, 2013, 20:33 Sepharo
 
My favorite version of that song is the one playing from my Apache Huey when I'm squashing infantry with it.

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21. Re: Out of the Blue - Surfing Jan 30, 2013, 20:19 sauron
 
nin wrote on Jan 30, 2013, 13:35:
sauron wrote on Jan 30, 2013, 13:11:
A-well-a, everybody's heard about the bird
Bird, bird, bird, b-bird's the word
A-well-a, bird, bird, bird, b-bird's the word
A-well-a, bird, bird, bird, b-bird's the word
A-well-a, bird, bird, b-bird's the word
A-well-a, bird, bird, bird, b-bird's the word
A-well-a, bird, bird, bird, b-bird's the word
A-well-a, bird, bird, bird, b-bird's the word
A-well-a, bird, bird, bird, b-bird's the word
A-well-a, don't you know about the bird
Well, everybody's talking about the bird
A-well-a, bird, bird, b-bird's the word
A-well-a, bird

Surfin' bird

Bbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbb, aaah


Thank you - it's so rare to get a good song stuck in my head.


You are most welcome. My favorite version is by The Cramps - I still have a mental image of them performing it at the Reading Festival.

Main act of the night, 20,000 fans. Lux Interior crooning the lyrics, sporting a pair of small black underpants and mascara, and completely covered/dyed in red wine. Poison Ivy picking out the melody on a Rickenbacker. Giant pit, bodies all over.

Classic Rock n Roll, baby. They don't make it like that anymore.
 
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20. Re: Out of the Blue Jan 30, 2013, 18:47 jdreyer
 
A few years ago my very expensive 8800 Ultra graphics card bit the dust. And I mean literally, it was totally clogged. When I rebuilt my machine over the summer I got a new case, a Silverstone Raven III. The airflow is vertical with two massive 18cm fans on the bottom covered by washable magnetic dust filters which are removed laterally, not from the inaccessible rear like most cases. The drive bay slots all have washable dust filters too. For the remaining 12cm intakes on the side and rear I picked up some of these Silverstone magnetic filters to stick over the intakes. I live in a clean house with no pets, but find the filters are completely clogged after only three months.

Anyway, the interior of the machine is still pristine 9 months on. Just wanted to make my pitch for proper filtration.
 
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"It's just a bunch of mystic bovine scatology to me." - 1badmf
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19. Re: Out of the Blue - Surfing Jan 30, 2013, 17:15 nin
 
jdreyer wrote on Jan 30, 2013, 16:51:
Great followup story, nin.

Yeah, I'm trying not to send every single SW or KS update to Blue, as I fear I'll drive him mad.

 
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18. Re: Out of the Blue - Surfing Jan 30, 2013, 16:51 jdreyer
 
Great followup story, nin.  
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17. Re: Out of the Blue - Surfing Jan 30, 2013, 16:30 jdreyer
 
zombiefan wrote on Jan 30, 2013, 14:54:
Fantaz wrote on Jan 30, 2013, 14:15:
well at least it's good they didn't go with Uwe Boll instead.

What's the difference? They both produce crap. Just because Abrams fleeces more people out of their money, doesn't mean it's not crap.

Obviously, your opinion, but JJ has a decent track record as a director: MI3, Star Trek, and Super 8. All highly rated movies by both critics and audiences. Uwe Boll? Not so much.

Star Trek is the closest antecedent to Star Wars, and I thought that was his best one. So I think the chances of getting a decent movie are pretty good.

Also, the thing missing from the prequels was emotion, and JJ certainly does that better than Lucas.
 
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16. Re: Out of the Blue - Surfing Jan 30, 2013, 16:11 Cutter
 
zombiefan wrote on Jan 30, 2013, 14:54:
Fantaz wrote on Jan 30, 2013, 14:15:
well at least it's good they didn't go with Uwe Boll instead.

What's the difference? They both produce crap. Just because Abrams fleeces more people out of their money, doesn't mean it's not crap.

Thank you for saying that. He's utterly destroying Star Trek. At least Star Wars got destroyed after ESB so it doesn't much matter in this case. In fact, Star Wars is the perfect sort of schlock for someone of Abrams and his pablum he spoonfeeds the masses.
 
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15. Re: Out of the Blue Jan 30, 2013, 15:10 Verno
 
He was blinded by all the lens flares Drummer  
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14. Re: Out of the Blue - Surfing Jan 30, 2013, 15:06 Creston
 
Fantaz wrote on Jan 30, 2013, 14:15:
nin wrote on Jan 30, 2013, 14:03:
Fantaz wrote on Jan 30, 2013, 13:56:
Wait... JJ Abrams is directing Star Wars 7?

...WTF?


Welcome to last week! The Epic Mickey devs will be folding in a few days...

i must be pretty out of the loop to have missed that piece of news last week. well at least it's good they didn't go with Uwe Boll instead.

Were you hibernating or something?

Creston
 
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13. Re: Out of the Blue - Surfing Jan 30, 2013, 14:54 zombiefan
 
Fantaz wrote on Jan 30, 2013, 14:15:
well at least it's good they didn't go with Uwe Boll instead.

What's the difference? They both produce crap. Just because Abrams fleeces more people out of their money, doesn't mean it's not crap.
 
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12. Re: Out of the Blue - Surfing Jan 30, 2013, 14:17 nin
 
Fantaz wrote on Jan 30, 2013, 14:15:
nin wrote on Jan 30, 2013, 14:03:
Fantaz wrote on Jan 30, 2013, 13:56:
Wait... JJ Abrams is directing Star Wars 7?

...WTF?


Welcome to last week! The Epic Mickey devs will be folding in a few days...

i must be pretty out of the loop to have missed that piece of news last week. well at least it's good they didn't go with Uwe Boll instead.


Here was the official announcement.

edit: Interesting followup

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11. Re: Out of the Blue - Surfing Jan 30, 2013, 14:15 Fantaz
 
nin wrote on Jan 30, 2013, 14:03:
Fantaz wrote on Jan 30, 2013, 13:56:
Wait... JJ Abrams is directing Star Wars 7?

...WTF?


Welcome to last week! The Epic Mickey devs will be folding in a few days...

i must be pretty out of the loop to have missed that piece of news last week. well at least it's good they didn't go with Uwe Boll instead.
 
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10. Re: Out of the Blue - Surfing Jan 30, 2013, 14:03 nin
 
Fantaz wrote on Jan 30, 2013, 13:56:
Wait... JJ Abrams is directing Star Wars 7?

...WTF?


Welcome to last week! The Epic Mickey devs will be folding in a few days...


 
http://www.nin.com/pub/tension/
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9. Re: Out of the Blue - Surfing Jan 30, 2013, 13:56 Fantaz
 
Wait... JJ Abrams is directing Star Wars 7?

...WTF?
 
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8. Re: Out of the Blue - Surfing Jan 30, 2013, 13:35 nin
 
sauron wrote on Jan 30, 2013, 13:11:
A-well-a, everybody's heard about the bird
Bird, bird, bird, b-bird's the word
A-well-a, bird, bird, bird, b-bird's the word
A-well-a, bird, bird, bird, b-bird's the word
A-well-a, bird, bird, b-bird's the word
A-well-a, bird, bird, bird, b-bird's the word
A-well-a, bird, bird, bird, b-bird's the word
A-well-a, bird, bird, bird, b-bird's the word
A-well-a, bird, bird, bird, b-bird's the word
A-well-a, don't you know about the bird
Well, everybody's talking about the bird
A-well-a, bird, bird, b-bird's the word
A-well-a, bird

Surfin' bird

Bbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbb, aaah


Thank you - it's so rare to get a good song stuck in my head.

 
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7. Re: Out of the Blue - Surfing Jan 30, 2013, 13:11 sauron
 
A-well-a, everybody's heard about the bird
Bird, bird, bird, b-bird's the word
A-well-a, bird, bird, bird, b-bird's the word
A-well-a, bird, bird, bird, b-bird's the word
A-well-a, bird, bird, b-bird's the word
A-well-a, bird, bird, bird, b-bird's the word
A-well-a, bird, bird, bird, b-bird's the word
A-well-a, bird, bird, bird, b-bird's the word
A-well-a, bird, bird, bird, b-bird's the word
A-well-a, don't you know about the bird
Well, everybody's talking about the bird
A-well-a, bird, bird, b-bird's the word
A-well-a, bird

Surfin' bird

Bbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbb, aaah

 
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6. Re: Out of the Blue - Surfing Jan 30, 2013, 12:28 Steelcamp
 
SUURRFIN!!! WWWOOOO!!!!  
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5. Re: Out of the Blue Jan 30, 2013, 11:07 Creston
 
It's either a fan, or it's coil-whine from your PSU. The latter could mean it's about to burn out, especially if it only happened recently.

I always replace a coil-whining PSU, but that's mostly because I can't stand high-pitched noises.

Creston
 
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