They say that passion is a fire.
Only, I assume that with no muse to fan the flames whose world they should illume, passion undirected diminishes to a smolder that threatens to burn one hollow.
Q:No, I mean Hertz.
Then definitely not.
Computer power supplies are basically AC/DC transformers. The input power frequency is determined by your house electricity, which, assuming you live in North America, is 120V at 60Hz.
Even if you input 400Hz (which I don’t think you can rig up), the output of a computer power supply is direct current, a type of electricity that does not have a frequency.
The output of a computer power supply is always supposed to be the same voltage, varying only in the amount of current that can be supplied. The amount of current supplied is determined by the amount of power being drawn by the the computer itself, capped only by the maximum wattage of the power supply (1 Watt is, in this case, the work done when 1 Ampere of electrical current flows through a potential difference of 1 Volt).
Basically, a computer power supply can do one of three things:
- Be able to provide enough power (being capable of providing more makes no difference).
- Not be able to provide enough power to run your computer.
- Cause too much heat generation which reduces performance of many of the solid state parts of the computer (processor, memory, etc.).
A list of things a computer power supply cannot do:
- Make your computer faster.
- Make julienne fries (well, I suppose you could rig up some sort of powered julienne fries machine, but don’t ask me about that, because I have a bad habit of ending up hurting myself where blades are involved).
Q:You're an engineer, so do you think my computer will run faster if I connect it to a 400Hz power supply? My neighbour has one from an IBM mainframe her husband worked on.
Well, no. Do you mean a 400W power supply? It probably won’t be faster if you use a higher wattage power supply, but depending on how many peripherals you have, it could prevent forced reboots on power spikes.
The thing is that computers aren’t like lawnmowers. Attaching stronger power supplies won’t make them run faster. In fact, they could degrade performance with additional heat or damage them. Power supplies from mainframe computers are often different than what you use in a personal computer.
I fucking love the Strand Bookstore
This is the first time I’ve opened this particular copy of The Count of Monte Cristo (I have four), and I noticed that I had neglected to remove price tags and security stickers and whatnot.
Each and every one had that perfect adhesive you hope would be used on all book stickers, parting from the cover and lining with satisfying ease and softness, leaving not even a hint of greasy stains behind.
Egg in a basket, Egg-in-the-hole, Toad-in-the-hole, whatever.
Also, the pre-existing problem of the lack of boats.
In which I torture Jeremy.
- Him: Maybe put a cold cold compress on your head and lie down? -1 cold
- Me: Oh, I thought you were just trying to be emphatic.
- Him: Not sure where the empathy comes in, more that I thought the second cold was superfluous since I imagine you'd want to start it really cold so it lasts longer. But then again, I have no idea what you thought I meant.
- Me: I said emphatic, dear. Not empathic. Or empathetic. Which one of us is on cold medicine again?
- Him: READING. Listen, I've had a very busy day.
For the love of all that is good in this world, go the fuck to sleep!
I didn’t leave the office until past 7 and I’ve been working off and on since I got home. I have five different development items I want to get done tomorrow that have varying degrees of dependency on other engineers. That’s not including the work I’m supposed to be focusing on this week. Plus, I have a date tomorrow night.
So, FOR FUCK’S SAKE, JEREMY, GO THE FUCK TO SLEEP.
embracethelost needs to plan a trip to New York if she plans to grab the drinks she mentions. Also thanks, hun!
mouthyashell sent a replacement for the (most recent) umbrella I’ve lost (this year). Apparently, she believes that if I have one in bright blue, I might not lose it as quickly. Knows me too well, this one. Thank you, my dear!
So, I might be able to do work trips to San Francisco (for Thanksgiving) and Nashville (early December).
Finally, something to do with my vacation time that isn’t going back to Toronto!
I think the saddest people always try their hardest to make people happy
because they know what it’s like to feel absolutely worthless
and they don’t want anyone else to feel like that.
“Repeat Rape: How do they get away with it?”, Part 1 of 2. (link to Part 2)
- College Men: Repeat Rape and Multiple Offending Among Undetected Rapists,Lisak and Miller, 2002 [PDF, 12 pages]
- Navy Men: Lisak and Miller’s results were essentially duplicated in an even larger study (2,925 men): Reports of Rape Reperpetration by Newly Enlisted Male Navy Personnel, McWhorter, 2009 [PDF, 16 pages]
By dark-side-of-the-room, who writes:
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Knowledge is a seed; sow it.
Reblogging because I mentioned this study in a post the other day and someone reblogged & replied insinuating that I’d made it up, but I didn’t have the citation on hand right then. As I said then: rape culture is what teaches rapists that they aren’t rapists.
^ bolded for emphasis