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Forum: Hardware Yesterday, 17:20
Replies: 21,864
Peripherals Mechanical Keyboards
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Posted By Spreadie
My new toy: ...

My new toy:

http://forums.bit-tech.net/picture.php?albumid=1781&pictureid=40734

Looks like the caps are almost identical to the spare CM caps I have at home. Which means I can have a sign...
Forum: General Yesterday, 10:55
Replies: 20
Views: 605
Posted By Spreadie
We go through the motions for the sake of the...

We go through the motions for the sake of the kids but I might actually enjoy this one, because we're staying home this year, instead of schlepping 250 miles north to see the folks. Going up there...
Forum: Article Discussion 25th Nov 2014, 13:37
Replies: 3
Views: 200
Posted By Spreadie
Did they ever release a fix for the DSM users who...

Did they ever release a fix for the DSM users who were locked out of their data?

All I heard was that they urged people to update to a newer version, but not whether they helped those affected by...
Forum: General 25th Nov 2014, 09:22
Replies: 37
Views: 2,813
Posted By Spreadie
This morning? this...

This morning?

this (http://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/shortcuts/gallery/2014/nov/23/super-flamands-superheroes-and-star-wars-16th-century)
Forum: Hardware 24th Nov 2014, 17:57
Replies: 21,864
Peripherals Mechanical Keyboards
Views: 1,157,064
Posted By Spreadie
Thanks, I'll have a look when I get home. ...

Thanks, I'll have a look when I get home.

Works web filter doesn't like geek hack

[edit] Now I think about it, I believe Margo was doing something along these lines a while back. Anyhoo, I've...
Forum: Hardware 24th Nov 2014, 17:14
Replies: 21,864
Peripherals Mechanical Keyboards
Views: 1,157,064
Posted By Spreadie
Cor lumme, traffic has certainly slowed in this...

Cor lumme, traffic has certainly slowed in this thread.
Forum: Article Discussion 24th Nov 2014, 13:04
Replies: 12
Views: 276
Posted By Spreadie
Anyone else reminded of "won't get fooled again"...

Anyone else reminded of "won't get fooled again" by The Who?

"Meet the new boss. Same as the old boss"
Forum: General 24th Nov 2014, 11:15
Replies: 27,124
Views: 3,029,855
Posted By Spreadie
You're on the island aren't you? Maplins at...

You're on the island aren't you? Maplins at Coppins Bridge sell a four pack of tips (two of them are 1mm) for around 17. They are supposed to be for the Solderpro 50 and look a bit smaller than...
Forum: General 24th Nov 2014, 09:56
Replies: 1,507
Views: 152,388
Posted By Spreadie
I reckon Merc told Nico to box because Lewis was...

I reckon Merc told Nico to box because Lewis was moments away from lapping him - I think they were trying to spare him that. Credit to him though, he wanted to see it through.
Forum: Hardware 23rd Nov 2014, 22:25
Replies: 21,864
Peripherals Mechanical Keyboards
Views: 1,157,064
Posted By Spreadie
OK I'm buying el2k's KBT Race. :hip: My...

OK I'm buying el2k's KBT Race. :hip:

My plan is to change the Reds to Browns or maybe Panda Clears (haven't decided yet). The obvious obstacle is the need to de-solder 82 LEDs, but I'm wondering...
Forum: General 22nd Nov 2014, 21:45
Replies: 27,124
Views: 3,029,855
Posted By Spreadie
That's the Solderpro 50. I have the 70 - it's...

That's the Solderpro 50. I have the 70 - it's longer and slimmer. Not that it matters, because they're great tools.

I love my gas iron.
Forum: Hardware 22nd Nov 2014, 21:41
Replies: 10
Views: 507
Posted By Spreadie
Nice find - what a result! :D

Nice find - what a result! :D
Forum: Hardware 22nd Nov 2014, 15:18
Replies: 5
Views: 248
Posted By Spreadie
Downgrade the Porsche to an Audi or a Beamer and...

Downgrade the Porsche to an Audi or a Beamer and buy the old man a fancy laptop, you cheapskate! :lol: :p
Forum: Hardware 21st Nov 2014, 14:28
Replies: 34
Views: 864
Posted By Spreadie
Please explain how you think this reinforces your...

Please explain how you think this reinforces your argument?

ALL those conditions will remain largely unchanged! The act of opening up a PC and changing a component, putting it back together and...
Forum: Hardware 21st Nov 2014, 09:02
Replies: 34
Views: 864
Posted By Spreadie
Yes, well done, start throwing around the insults...

Yes, well done, start throwing around the insults - the last refuge of the failed argument.

I understand science very well, thank you, I trained as an engineer. It is becoming increasingly...
Forum: Hardware 20th Nov 2014, 19:42
Replies: 34
Views: 864
Posted By Spreadie
You seem to think that changing one component in...

You seem to think that changing one component in a stable environment entirely changes the nature of a test, rendering the test result invalid. If that were the case, how on earth did your guy...
Forum: Hardware 20th Nov 2014, 17:59
Replies: 34
Views: 864
Posted By Spreadie
On closer inspection, that chart is nonsensical -...

On closer inspection, that chart is nonsensical - especially the claims about loudness.

Typically a 10dB increase is perceived as twice as loud by the human ear, so how is 68dB 8 times as loud...
Forum: Hardware 20th Nov 2014, 17:27
Replies: 34
Views: 864
Posted By Spreadie
Nope. You still don't get it. If the...

Nope. You still don't get it.

If the conditions in the room do not change then there will be no difference in ambient air temperature in the room, thus no difference in intake air temperature for...
Forum: Hardware 20th Nov 2014, 16:47
Replies: 34
Views: 864
Posted By Spreadie
I don't understand what you're driving at. If...

I don't understand what you're driving at. If the air temp around my man cave doesn't vary much, it's fair to assume that the different coolers are operating in pretty much the same conditions. ...
Forum: Hardware 20th Nov 2014, 16:13
Replies: 34
Views: 864
Posted By Spreadie
I agree with your point, but it isn't like I...

I agree with your point, but it isn't like I tested the H80 in July and the H100i in February in a tent.

I have a thermostat about 6 feet from my PC, with a big digital readout. I did say mine...
Forum: Hardware 20th Nov 2014, 15:27
Replies: 34
Views: 864
Posted By Spreadie
You keep rolling out that same chart, but I can't...

You keep rolling out that same chart, but I can't help but think you've messed up somewhere.

I've run my current setup on a i30 HSF, custom loop, H80 and a H100i - without any changes the H100i...
Forum: General 20th Nov 2014, 15:15
Replies: 9
Other Boilers
Views: 1,054
Posted By Spreadie
Our gas use has dropped noticeably since we...

Our gas use has dropped noticeably since we fitted a wireless thermostat.

Ours used to be timer only. The only problem was without a roomstat it was full bore for the given period. Combine with a...
Forum: Article Discussion 20th Nov 2014, 14:54
Replies: 44
Views: 1,474
Posted By Spreadie
Gotta love Croteam :D

Gotta love Croteam :D
Forum: General 20th Nov 2014, 12:48
Replies: 28
Views: 3,367
Posted By Spreadie
Surely "carefully drop" relates to intention and...

Surely "carefully drop" relates to intention and not solely action?

As such, yes.
Forum: General 20th Nov 2014, 12:08
Replies: 9
Other Boilers
Views: 1,054
Posted By Spreadie
Alpha - have a word with British Gas service. ...

Alpha - have a word with British Gas service.

My boiler died a couple of years ago and I contacted them. For a 99 one off fee and minimum 12 months sign up to BG Service (approx 24 per month)...
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