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I am a systems administrator and efficiency junkie at a mid-size Internet company.


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answered How to quickly and effectively wipe a Win7 x64 hard drive
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revised Suck or blow? What's better for dust?
apparently I suck, too
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comment Suck or blow? What's better for dust?
I guess it's relevant because I was cleaning desktops often. I'll mention I had two cats, too, since that's also relevant to cleaning desktops. I've retired the six-gallon compressor in favor of cans of compressed air since moving to laptops; it doesn't take nearly as much work to dust out the laptop vents.
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comment Suck or blow? What's better for dust?
@Joe: It's always fallen under the "better safe than sorry" category for me, but now I'm curious, too. Gotta dig up the multimeter for some MythBusters: Exceptionally Nerdy Edition.
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comment Suck or blow? What's better for dust?
@John Isaacks: The fans spin by applying voltage to create movement. The opposite is also true: applying movement to the fan blades will create voltage, like a little generator. The motherboard is not really designed for that, so it's best to avoid it.
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answered Suck or blow? What's better for dust?
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comment Scaling home/enthusiast server setup
Rackmount equipment is typically intended to live in a data center, placing a higher priority on cooling than noise. They may not be well-suited for a home server unless you have a suitable location away from where you'll be watching and listening to your media.
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answered Does 32bits Windows run slower on a 64bit CPU?