Out of the Blue

Today is the observation of Martin Luther King, Jr.'s birthday, which actually took place last week. It just struck me that if we've given over to the idea of celebrating holidays like this on Monday to create the three day weekend, that it makes that much more sense for all of us regular folks to celebrate our own birthday's in such a manner, though I think it'd be that much more appropriate to front-load the three day weekend by celebrating on Friday.

Play Time: Sinjid's Battle Arena. Thanks Frank Valzano.
Link of the Day: The PSB Gallery of Thrift Store Art. Thanks EvilToast.
Stories of the Day: Foul-mouth parrot mimics Churchill's wartime thoughts. Thanks Ross A.
I'm Maxed Out on Maxims.
Man's death in the tax office goes unnoticed. Thanks Judas.
Science!: Ignorance = Maglev = Bliss.
Membrane could rev up fuel cell industry.
Image of the Day: UserFriendly. Thanks Ant.
Follow-up: Hubble To Be Retired Early. Thanks ^Drag0n^.
Thanks Mike Martinez.
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build and launch
Jan 21, 2004, 06:19
57.
build and launch Jan 21, 2004, 06:19
Jan 21, 2004, 06:19
 
I would imagine we would build and launch from lagrange points.

Its not the cough that carries you off but the coffin they carry you off in.
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Re: On the subject of case fans
Jan 20, 2004, 10:13
Bronco
 
56.
Re: On the subject of case fans Jan 20, 2004, 10:13
Jan 20, 2004, 10:13
 Bronco
 
Bronco, if you haven't already ordered your case fans, take a look at SPCR (www.silentpcreview.com), they do reviews that center on noise levels. IIRC, the Panaflow case fans are generally the highest rated, but check out the site for details.

I have not so thak you for the advice.

If you feel a need to spread heat sink goo, rather than just going the dab and squish method (which is probably the best way), then use a credit card or similar. Preferably one you don't like.

I think I will go with the dab and squish. I have to wait until I manage to pry off the existing backplate from my motherboard. Apparently Zalman made their heatsink compatible with their backplate and not the industry standard. I wish I knew that before I mounted the motherboard, installed the CPU and memory.

I've read some online accounts that make it sound easy to pry out. I looked at it last night and it seems pretty tight. I might have time to take a whack at it tonight.

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Re: On the subject of case fans
Jan 20, 2004, 10:05
55.
Re: On the subject of case fans Jan 20, 2004, 10:05
Jan 20, 2004, 10:05
 
Bronco, if you haven't already ordered your case fans, take a look at SPCR (www.silentpcreview.com), they do reviews that center on noise levels. IIRC, the Panaflow case fans are generally the highest rated, but check out the site for details.

If you feel a need to spread heat sink goo, rather than just going the dab and squish method (which is probably the best way), then use a credit card or similar. Preferably one you don't like.

54.
 
Re: On the subject of case fans
Jan 20, 2004, 07:43
Bronco
 
54.
Re: On the subject of case fans Jan 20, 2004, 07:43
Jan 20, 2004, 07:43
 Bronco
 
Oh, you mean The Extended Warranty Store? Yeah, we have one.

I actually had a clerk tell me I needed to buy the extended warranty on a DVD player I was buying for my dad because "they have to be cleaned every 6 months or so or they might quit working". I wasn't in the mood for an argument so I just stared him down for a couple seconds and simply said, "no".

When I was in High School I worked for a place that sold electronics. We sold extended warranties. I'm not kiding when I tell you that if I sold a $20.00 extended warranty I would net out $6-7 of that $20. Meanwhile I would earn a $10 comission on a $300.00 television.

I have to think that comission is still in place. That is the only way to get people to push the things the way they do.

Other than that it's not a bad store. I do prefer it over Circuit City.

What I like about CC is their bring it back policy. When they say no questions asked they mean it. Not sure how they make money doing that but it has worked at least twice in my favor.


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Re: question
Jan 20, 2004, 04:43
53.
Re: question Jan 20, 2004, 04:43
Jan 20, 2004, 04:43
 
reason to go to the moon is to establish a presence there. For one we would not be launching a Mars mission from the surface of the Earth...too costly in fuel. This would be launched from either the ISS or from a moon facility.

Two, there is very little atmosphere on the moon, using a telescope on the moon would have resolutions very similar to that of Hubble, even better if you used a larger telescope or a system of telescopes. The reason the Hubble is so great is because there is no atmosphere degrading its visibility.

Three, with the reduced gravity of the moon future space flight will most likely occur from there. We could put the craft together on the moon from pieces either made from a moon base or from the Earth, and then launch it from the moon thereby saving on fuel and allowing for larger vessels.

52.
 
No subject
Jan 20, 2004, 02:49
52.
No subject Jan 20, 2004, 02:49
Jan 20, 2004, 02:49
 
How very true these words are. Remember the man and the vision, regardless of your race or creed.


Capitalism forgets that life is social, and the Kingdom of Brotherhood is found neither in the thesis of Communism nor the antithesis of capitalism but in a higher synthesis. It is found in a higher synthesis that combines the truths of both. Now, when I say question the whole society, it means ultimately coming to see that the problem of racism, the problem of economic exploitation, and the problem of war are all tied together. These are the triple evils that are interrelated.

-Martin Luther King Jr.-


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51.
 
Re: On the subject of case fans
Jan 20, 2004, 01:19
51.
Re: On the subject of case fans Jan 20, 2004, 01:19
Jan 20, 2004, 01:19
 
Arcticsilver.com has good instructions (pics too) on the correct method for applying thermal goo ...

There's no place like 127.0.0.1
50.
 
Re: re: question
Jan 19, 2004, 23:37
50.
Re: re: question Jan 19, 2004, 23:37
Jan 19, 2004, 23:37
 
Thanks for the link Camaro, but I've already filched the underdogs of approximately 600 or so megs of golden oldies.

I also happen to like the Sims, funny but true...

Creston


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Re: Misc
Jan 19, 2004, 23:26
49.
Re: Misc Jan 19, 2004, 23:26
Jan 19, 2004, 23:26
 
Clark will take the veep job and like it, because he knows that's his ticket to the big seat. There's just no way he can get the nod this time out.

PS Warpig: When Homer wanted to be dumb again...

Moe: (shoving crayon up nose deeper and deeper) All right, tell me when I hit the sweet spot.
Homer: Deeper, you pusillanimous pilsner-pusher.
Moe: All right, all right (hammers in crayon).
Homer: DEFENSE! Huh! Huh! DEFENSE! Huh! Huh!
Moe: Ahhh, that's pretty dumb but a little more...(hammers in crayon all the way)
Homer: Extended warranty? How can I lose?
Moe: Perfect.


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- W. Somerset Maugham
"And then, suddenly and without warning, it turned into a real-life case of hungry, hungry hippos."
- Stephen Colbert
48.
 
Re: On the subject of case fans
Jan 19, 2004, 23:15
WarPig
 
48.
Re: On the subject of case fans Jan 19, 2004, 23:15
Jan 19, 2004, 23:15
 WarPig
 
(How about it WarPig, is there a Best Buy down there?).

Oh, you mean The Extended Warranty Store? Yeah, we have one.

I actually had a clerk tell me I needed to buy the extended warranty on a DVD player I was buying for my dad because "they have to be cleaned every 6 months or so or they might quit working". I wasn't in the mood for an argument so I just stared him down for a couple seconds and simply said, "no".

Other than that it's not a bad store. I do prefer it over Circuit City.



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47.
 
Re: On the subject of case fans
Jan 19, 2004, 22:42
Enahs
 
47.
Re: On the subject of case fans Jan 19, 2004, 22:42
Jan 19, 2004, 22:42
 Enahs
 
But my systems been running for about 7-8 months now with no problems, so I'm not too worried...

Yeah, the thermal goop is not actually all that critical.
But it does help, so why not use it! As it is cheap! But, if you put too much it can actually degrade thermal performance. Seeing though is how hard heat sinks are clamping now-a-days, I doubt you could get too thick of a layer. Just, a lot of mess to clean up!


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Re: Kerry wins Iowa caucus!
Jan 19, 2004, 22:40
nin
 
46.
Re: Kerry wins Iowa caucus! Jan 19, 2004, 22:40
Jan 19, 2004, 22:40
 nin
 
Looks like Dean got his ass handed to him, looking at cnn...too funny! (I'm sure he'll throw a fit...)

edit: Oh, and thank God no one voted for Gephardt...the folks in Iowa are a smart bunch...


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45.
 
Re: Kerry wins Iowa caucus!
Jan 19, 2004, 22:38
45.
Re: Kerry wins Iowa caucus! Jan 19, 2004, 22:38
Jan 19, 2004, 22:38
 
Kerry wins Iowa caucus!
Don't blame me, I voted for Kodos.

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44.
 
Re: On the subject of case fans
Jan 19, 2004, 22:36
nin
 
44.
Re: On the subject of case fans Jan 19, 2004, 22:36
Jan 19, 2004, 22:36
 nin
 
I see nin was a very bad boy...tsk tsk tsk nin!

Perhaps so...I will say I looked all around in the instructions, and it never said exactly HOW to apply it. But my systems been running for about 7-8 months now with no problems, so I'm not too worried...

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43.
 
Re: On the subject of case fans
Jan 19, 2004, 22:32
Enahs
 
43.
Re: On the subject of case fans Jan 19, 2004, 22:32
Jan 19, 2004, 22:32
 Enahs
 
suggestions for spreading the grease evenly(other than use my finger) would be appreciated.

This is easy… do NOT spread it!!!!!!! Exclamation point!!!!


Them suckers clamp down HARD, just put a TINY drop in the middle, and when you clamp it down it will push all the excess out the side (which is why you do not want too much, so it does not actually push any out the side). You want as thin of a layer as possible.


Same principal if you have ever glued wood together and clamped it down. You got all this extra to clean up, but in this case it would be hard to clean, and not good at all to leave it.


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I see nin was a very bad boy...tsk tsk tsk nin!
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42.
 
Re: On the subject of case fans
Jan 19, 2004, 22:29
nin
 
42.
Re: On the subject of case fans Jan 19, 2004, 22:29
Jan 19, 2004, 22:29
 nin
 
I can't imagine it would be a good thing to spread that grease with a finger....

Maybe not, but it's what I did... Takes awhile under hot water to wash off your skin, too...

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Re: re: question
Jan 19, 2004, 22:26
nin
 
41.
Re: re: question Jan 19, 2004, 22:26
Jan 19, 2004, 22:26
 nin
 
And while I'm link-dropping, shrink your Win2000/WinXP install with XPLite (from the guys who made Win98Lite):

Thanks!

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40.
 
Re: On the subject of case fans
Jan 19, 2004, 22:21
Bronco
 
40.
Re: On the subject of case fans Jan 19, 2004, 22:21
Jan 19, 2004, 22:21
 Bronco
 
One more tip though!

How about another tip?

I purchased a non-AMD heatsink and fan for my CPU. It came with a little tube of thermal grease but no way to spread it. Suggestions for spreading the grease evenly(other than use my finger) would be appreciated.

I can't imagine it would be a good thing to spread that grease with a finger....

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Re: Misc
Jan 19, 2004, 22:19
Bronco
 
39.
Re: Misc Jan 19, 2004, 22:19
Jan 19, 2004, 22:19
 Bronco
 
A Kerry/Clark ticket seems most likely overall.

While it is not a big deal for Clark to change his mind five thousand times in 30 days - he has been quoted as saying that in no way will he accept the nomination for VP and if elected he will not serve.




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Kerry wins Iowa caucus!
Jan 19, 2004, 21:56
38.
Kerry wins Iowa caucus! Jan 19, 2004, 21:56
Jan 19, 2004, 21:56
 
Who called it? Who's the man? Booyah grandma, booyah!


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"And then, suddenly and without warning, it turned into a real-life case of hungry, hungry hippos."
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