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mr moose

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About mr moose

  • Title
    I own a unicorn.

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  • Gender
  • Location
    On a prison island hidden in the summer for a million years.
  • Interests
    Social science, special needs integration/education. human development and personal information adoption and problem solving. In short I like to watch people be people.
  • Biography
    jobs: EE, pc tech, ITC consultant, Production/manufacturing training supervisor, Heritage building restoration consultant, human services, special education/integration specialist. Hobbies: backyard mechanic, music, electronics, 4x4 and camping.
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  • CPU
    i5 3550 IKR old school for an old fool.
  • Motherboard
    Asus and then some numbers and letters
  • RAM
    8g corsair vengance
  • GPU
    Saffire R9 380
  • Case
    custom dirty throw together (in sig)
  • Storage
    vertex3 120GB ssd and barracuda 2TB hdd
  • PSU
    Antec Neo ECO 520Watt
  • Display(s)
    BenQ 22.3" + Viewsonic 17" + 2x 17" think visions
  • Cooling
    All stock
  • Keyboard
    Cougar 600K
  • Mouse
    Corsair bog stock thing
  • Sound
    cheap arse USB thing.
  • Operating System
    win 10

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  1. I'm pretty sure there's bad information on both sides of the debate, unfortunately its a side effect of media and personal ideals. How green they are depends on the point at which you stop comparing the data. If you stop at consumption it's one thing, if you compare cost of making batteries versus refining petrol its another, if you go a bit further and compare mining costs it changes again. The issue is people like to pretend somethings are not important so they just ignore it to further their preference rather than accept the facts. At the end of the day its just another form of transport that is evolving and getting better, I can't think of a good reason to be opposed to improving a tech that has the potential to shit all over ICE in every metric. Also this is interesting: https://www.energy.gov/timeline/timeline-history-electric-car
  2. Thanks for that laugh, but I believe the rule is not be so political on these forums.
  3. Yes but in order to stop using coal we need an equal to it first. The reason it gets dragged out and people argue and bicker rather than doing something is because everyone wants someone else to pay for it. People either think the government should pay for it, or that no one should because they don't accept climate change. carbon taxes don't work because they are so small people don't mind paying for convenience. Coal is cheap so you have to virtually offer people free power guarantees on fusion energy if you want them to vote for a government who will make it the number one priority. I don't see how selling them a car that uses power is a bad thing. There not going to suddenly start driving places they don't need to go because they think it isn't doing any harm, in fact with range anxiety they'll probably drive less.
  4. which is why there is an "so long as" in my post, if we do move forward with the better technologies then the current use of coal becomes a stop gap measure rather than a mainstay. I think you miss my point, technology needs to advance to a stage where it can continue advancing without the current support of coal, if you take away power sources before you have a viable working alternative to coal then you are shooting yourself in the foot. Also, if we don't buy into the whole electric car/alternative power thing then it will take longer to develop because governments are not funding it enough and private enterprise can only fund so much (they expect a return on investments). I realise that last sentence runs on a bit, but the long and short of it is that if consumer doesn't make the change then nothing will happen, and if it does, it will happen very slowly.
  5. I still can't get over how opposed some people are to electric cars. Do you people also oppose SSD's and developing them because storage density on the old spinning rust is far superior? Honestly this thread is as bad as the ARM "good as 0x86" thread, The technology will improve to the point where it will just be stupid to consider an ICE vehicle just because the path is slow doesn't mean it won't happen and isn't better for the environment. Incidentally I don't have a problem with burning coal now so long as we are going forward with fusion/solar/battery tech etc as fast as we can. And that means adopting it at a consumer level as soon as is practical.
  6. lasers, smoke, and dancing monkey on a string tied to a windy old time piano.
  7. No you don't understand PSU's, they were bare grey units with no sleeving or modular connectors, therefore they can't have that rating or be any good. In fact it is a know fact if you buy one you'll likely get a flat tire on the way to work then discovered mold in your sandwich during lunch.
  8. but not 80 Plus and definitely no paint or powder coat. So that platinum rating is probably just marketing.
  9. I've always held that majority of politicians are aggravating, annoying, conniving, not to be trusted, shrewd and even sly, but Very few are actually stupid. They know what they are doing when they pass these laws, make no mistake.
  10. Look at all these cheap nasty PSU's that aren't coated or even 80 rated: https://www.mwave.com.au/power-supplies/server-power-supplies
  11. PSU quality has gotten better, Which I thought was obvious and something people should have known before jumping on the "it's really SHIT" bandwagon. Cheap nasty PSU's still exist (especially when they come in a $50 case), I'm not sure why people are still surprised that they chose to use a reasonable PSU from the lower end. If I was to build a mass produced PC for retail sales I would have chosen exactly the same PSU, I'm not paying for 80 bronze cert or powder coating but getting something just as good performance wise. Except if they had of done that and fixed all the other minor grievances people have, then they wouldn't be able to charge as little as they are. In order to make something cheap you have to cut corners, they used the bare minimum they could get away with without shipping a time bomb. Why that is a bad thing?
  12. mr moose

    Large televisions vs. Small Monitors

    Basically this ^, it's not the size that dictates the response time but the resolution/panel, large low res TV look like manky ass so they aren't used very often, but if you did have one it would have the same response time as a 24" with the same tech behind it.
  13. ticket stubs from an Ah Ha concert and the remnants of a packet of skittles?
  14. You accused me, you said: " you looked up the most positive comment for Microsoft and just liked that one because it remained optimistic about something Microsoft is pushing. " The comment I quoted made no mention of MS. Whatsoever. My comment about windows "MAYBE" being the bees knees was, as I have already explained, a comment based on the fact that no one seems to be giving up on ARM being the mobile CPU of preference and MS not giving up on pushing windows onto it. The rest of this I couldn't even be bothered reading because you have already missed my point. EDIT: and after a brief read you seem to be really twisting my words or intentionally ignoring what I have said for some other fanciful interpretation.
  15. That comment had nothing to do with MS. What are you talking about? It simply said thinner light laptops etc, they come in apple, MS and chrome flavors you know. Exactly my point, the progress is slow but it isn't going away. I don't care if they are well explained. I don't see how that changes what I said. Why would they do that? why would that even be relevant to my post? All I am saying is that ARM moving into the more desktop side of mobile computing is a thing that Apple, MS, Qualcomm haven't dropped and it doesn't look like they are going to, therefore what you think about MS, or what others think about the dubiousness of their progress claims won't change that. EDIT: Actually the crux of my post was you don't have to be a pessimist to bee skeptical. You obviously got triggered by my comment postulating windows on arm might be the future. Remember that was a postulation regarding the unrelenting nature of the industry to go there, not a claim based on my feelings.