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    What, does it mandate 80 Plus Unobtainium now?

    What, does it mandate 80 Plus Unobtainium now?
  2. It appears that the server is sending text...

    It appears that the server is sending text encoded as UTF-8 (which it should be) but indicating in <head> that it's ISO-8859-1.
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    Hey, at least I can use TLS now without breaking...

    Hey, at least I can use TLS now without breaking all the images \o/

    Kinda mixed feelings on the font here. I can read the current one just fine, and Roboto looks fine too. PT Sans, not so much....
  4. Most likely is that they're positive, negative,...

    Most likely is that they're positive, negative, and data (for the adapter ID ROM).

    Also possible is that the 3rd is just for keying.
  5. Thread: Mismatched RAM

    by cheapie
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    I've never actually had any problems running...

    I've never actually had any problems running mismatched RAM, though I never use sleep mode either...

    Heck, once I even had a box running with 4 different sticks of DDR2 totaling 5.5GB (2 different...
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    Last time I wanted something like this, I just...

    Last time I wanted something like this, I just cut a connector off of a random ATX power supply I had sitting around and connected an outlet pulled from an old car to it. The exact power supply...
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    Yep, AMD boards did it with the K8...

    Yep, AMD boards did it with the K8 (Opteron/Sempron/Athlon 64). The non-"64" Athlons were K7, and the boards for those still used 5V to generate VCore.
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    I do wonder why it's so hard for power supply...

    I do wonder why it's so hard for power supply companies to use connectors that only supply the 3.3V to pins 1 and 2 but not pin 3, as this seems to be what the standard is calling for anyway.

    On...
  9. I like how saving a watt or two on fan power...

    I like how saving a watt or two on fan power consumption is "ECO" these days.
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    Hopefully the other parts are pretty good in...

    Hopefully the other parts are pretty good in there too, with how warm that one's likely to get :)
  11. They do. The pressure inside of a (standard...

    They do. The pressure inside of a (standard air-filled) hard drive is the same as atmospheric pressure. The part in the picture is the breather filter/dessicant pouch thing, and while the drive will...
  12. End-to-end error can mean... lots of things,...

    End-to-end error can mean... lots of things, depending on the drive, and really could stand to be better defined. But since you are definitely having problems, it's likely time to replace the drive....
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    Poll: I'd love this, but because I'd like to be able to...

    I'd love this, but because I'd like to be able to read through the reviews with the lowest score.

    Perhaps "hall of fame" and "hall of shame" lists would be a better approach?
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    Hah, if only people knew how many brands PLDS...

    Hah, if only people knew how many brands PLDS manufactures, or at least used to manufacture, optical drives for: AOpen, Teac, Lite-On (they're owned by Lite-On), Sony, Plextor, HP, Asus, MSI,...
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    What is it with LiFePO4 batteries and always...

    What is it with LiFePO4 batteries and always looking so incredibly sketchy? I mean, it's probably not too bad of an idea to put them in a UPS, but that battery looks like it's going to explode if I...
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    I guess you could put some massive capacitors in...

    I guess you could put some massive capacitors in there... but you'd need a much bigger NTC (or something fancier) to keep the current sane as they charged up. They wouldn't hurt efficiency much since...
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    I know you kind of want to build a computer, but...

    I know you kind of want to build a computer, but keep in mind that's not your only option. Prebuilts can often be better value for low-end use, or even a refurbished one for even more savings. Even...
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    Yeah, so we don't get any nice bearing noise any...

    Yeah, so we don't get any nice bearing noise any more :(
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    I'd actually rather they put the ball-bearing...

    I'd actually rather they put the ball-bearing fans back - slightly louder, maybe, but I still don't trust sleeve and sleeve-like bearings much. I had hoped this would be part of the enhancements from...
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    Yes, hard drives basically all use FDBs still....

    Yes, hard drives basically all use FDBs still. Ball-bearing spindles used to wear out quickly and start sounding like this or this within a few tens of thousands of hours. On the other hand, I have...
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    Sticky: Meh, not everyone cares too much about that. I...

    Meh, not everyone cares too much about that. I don't, for instance, as long as it's not so loud I can't hear anything over it.

    I think a better way to word it might be something like this: "Please...
  22. Thread: Double fans

    by cheapie
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    A little display on the unit to show status and...

    A little display on the unit to show status and any current alarms (near max load, overheat, etc.) would be an interesting gimmick, maybe for some of the highest-end units? Those usually have...
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    Sounds nice... but it also sounds more expensive...

    Sounds nice... but it also sounds more expensive than cutting connectors off and splicing other ones on :P
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    Well, the "LPSW"...

    Well, the "LPSW" did get rather close, with 3V, or 3000mV if you prefer, of ripple on the 12V rail and all...

    http://www.jonnyguru.com/modules/NDReviews/images/LPSW350/Oscope/T4-12V1.jpg
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    Just put one of those high-RPM server fans in...

    Just put one of those high-RPM server fans in there and you'll have a power grater.
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