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Discussion in 'General Off-Topic' started by Car crusher, Apr 4, 2014.

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  1. nosraenyr kcirtap kcin

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    That reminds me of something my dad told me. "Post fight sex might be the best sex you can have."
     
  2. fufsgfen

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    What valentine day? Probably didn't miss anything important.
     
  3. ManfredE3

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    Minecraft has helped me in school...

    We had to design a lighting system in LabVIEW that had a master switch. The lab manual wanted us to use some annoying true/false loop construct thing and everyone was spending a lot of time on it. I just used a couple Boolean logic AND gates and made it in a couple seconds. Professor was fine with it, he said if he wrote the lab manual he would've had us all do it that way.
     
  4. fufsgfen

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    This is from the teacher, we do make you do such tasks that are to test if you can think out of the box and find better solution, don't tell anyone I let you know this teacher secret.
     
  5. Fenneko

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    Criticism to the reboot of Ghostbusters in an nutshell.
     
  6. ManfredE3

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    I'm pretty sure it wanted us to do it with the loop because that's what we used for our thermostat program :p

    None of the TA's even thought of using any logic gates
     
  7. redrobin

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    Why the hell doesn't America have a V8 Supercars type series? Closes we can get to it that I know of are when Nascar take to road courses twice in the schedule (which is BS, btw).

    A shame.
     
  8. Occam's Razer

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    Maybe I've been spoiled by my whisper-quiet 650ti Boost for the ~3 years that I've owned it, but my current project computer started sounding a bit like a vacuum cleaner when I tried to run BeamNG on it a few days back. Now, I don't know too terribly much about hardware (I'm surprised I was even able to install a GPU myself), but should a GTX 1060 sound that much louder than a GTX 650?
     
  9. SixSixSevenSeven

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    It varies on cooler design. You'll find a large 3 fan cooler will probably sound quieter than a single fan GPU as those fans will turn slower. Also a small amount of placebo effect on the 10xx series cards, ever noticed that the fan is completely silent at idle? The card turns the fan off entirely until the card hits 60c (this does have a minor hysteresis too, I think it doesn't switch off until it's cooled to 45), of course once it engages at 60c it's gonna be turning pretty quick and so that sudden silence followed by racket gives a bit of a placebo into fooling people that the fans are louder than they are.

    That said, the 1060 kicks out twice as much heat versus a 650 so it's going to need more aggressive cooling anyway with which will come noise
     
  10. fufsgfen

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    If it has radial fan, then it is worse than vacuum cleaner, those are useless pieces when it comes to computer cooling, too noisy buggers.

    Two fans or three fans is much more quiet in comparison.

    Bigger heat sink usually also means quieter fans as radiating surface is bigger, so for same air flow you get more cooling effect, like my CPU cooler, those fans don't really need to ramp up ever, it is way overkill, but it is also quiet setup:
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  11. Michaelflat

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    Did a bit of radiator balancing and it's made quite a large difference. Found out that one radiator was on full on both sides, so i put it back to normal and the radiator that used to never warm up got really hot and so no more expensive electric heat used!
    Although it's only a temporary fix, that was with a warm house with some of the TRVs shutting so more will need to be done.
    It's a little bit annoying that when the house is cool and you first engage the heating, the radiators at the end of the house don't warm up. You have to wait for some TRVs to close first, but by then the heating timer has gone off, it's my grandparents house so i don't want to change anything as they are obsessive at keeping bills low.
    Also it's a slight shame that with the fire on (that is almost always used for decoration!) it affects the thermostat and so the rest of the house doesn't get as warm.
     
  12. Rainvest

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    A school shooting almost happened today. Holy shit it was scary.

    Kid brought a handgun and 3 other guns. They saw him in the office and it was swarmed by cops and all the deans. This is making me think that this has become the norm in america.

    Last time it happened on the bus, and the kid was flexing his muscles with his glock and shit. Got expelled and never heard from him again.
     
  13. Shotgun Chuck

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    Turns out that the one who shot up Parkland the other day was on psych meds and had a long history of bad stuff going on. Everyone knew the guy was going to snap at some point, they kept telling the law, deputies were called to his house 39 times, but no one ever did anything. Un-freakin'-believable.
     
  14. Rainvest

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    The kid had long hair, head down, and looked like the "school shooter" type. I don't feel safe anymore in the school.

    The school is trying to cover the situation up as best as possible but it's clearly not helping.
     
  15. N0MERCY

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    I think we might want a less heavy topic for now. Here
     
  16. Godzilla!

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  17. fufsgfen

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    I have been using Bing for image searching for a long time as at least it gives you the image and possibility to view originating page, like old Google images once did.

    Year by year Google services are more and more neutered from what they once were.
     
  18. Driv3r1142

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    They've always been ruined. Simple; They're too big; they are a dictatorship of the internet, and can set the rules as they see fit.

    I made the switch, glad I am not the only one :p


    Google's ruining everything in subtle ways so that they can still be "popular".
     
  19. MisterKenneth

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    Yeah, I absolutely hate that. But, if you use Chrome like I do, there is somewhat of a way around it. I say this because I don't know how many of you use it, or use other browsers like Firefox or Internet Explorer.

    My method is right clicking on the image. If I want to open it up, I click on open image in new tab. If I want to browse for more sizes or similar images, I'll click on search Google for image.
     
  20. Godzilla!

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    An extension, it works on Opera (the browser I use), unfortunately it only adds the View Image button and not the relevant size one (which I use more).
     
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