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So... I got the "buying bug" again and decided to build a small form factor PC. Nothing earth-shattering regarding performance, just trying to update a bit my PC while keeping profile low (don't want any more towers at home!) Decided on a Cooler Master Elite 120 case. Looks good and fits a normal PSU! Let's see how it goes... ;-)

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I take it that the modeling and simulation apps are also "proprietary" software with their own guidelines and requirements and possibly using interfaces (ala IDE's) not really letting you get to the underlying code? (don't know about those ... just wondering.)

It varies - it could be something as simple as Matlab, or what you are describing - a bunch of custom code libraries and a design tool written in just about anything. In the old days, the models were typically written directly in Fortran, Pascal, C, etc with big chunks of the code reused from project to project - but back then you were probably running the models on a mini computer or a unix workstation - '286 PCs were too slow... tongue.gif

Most aerospace engineers are a curious bunch - the code is just a tool - like a ruler or a piece of graph paper. Most of the engineers that are *not* writing code for a living don't really care what tools they are using as long as they get the job done - and for them, the job is keeping the airplane in the air with the top-side pointing the right way!
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Do you guys think that a Corda2stepdance could power an HD600 and an DT990? 

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and speaking of that...

 

http://theaviationist.com/2012/11/18/raptor-crash-tyndall/#.UKsq2I_D-70

 

:-(

 

Ben Bernanke says: It's okay, the third round of quantitative easing is coming... rolleyes.gif

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Do you guys think that a Corda2stepdance could power an HD600 and an DT990? 


Probably.

Ask Jan Meier. Those particular headphones are models he should be well familiar with.
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and speaking of that...

http://theaviationist.com/2012/11/18/raptor-crash-tyndall/#.UKsq2I_D-70

:-(

It's such a shame, the original (circa 1986) YF-22 design was a simple yet very capable fighter - most of the high-tech parts were in the sensors and avionics. The engine was probably the next biggest risk - it was an entirely new design, and of course the materials used for the airframe were all state of the art. The airframe design itself was not a big stretch from things that had been done before. Put giant control surfaces driven by ultra-fast actuators on a plane with neutral stability and a good digital flight control system, combined with two incredible engines, and you get a kick-@ss fighter!

I think a combination of things that started in the late 80s & early 90s hurt the F-22:

a) I no longer worked on it. tongue.gif I left Lockheed in 1988.

b) The Air Force made some significant changes to the requirements that forced a big redesign. That's when the thrust vectoring was added and they also shaved quite a bit of weight. On the other hand, without those changes, the YF-23 might have won.

c) Lockheed turned a significant amount of the F-22 project over to the General Dynamics folks in Texas. Prior to that, most of the YF-22 design was done by Lockheed ADP (the Skunkworks) in Burbank. The entire culture of the project changed after that - it went from a relatively small core team of some of the best engineers in the world, to a much, much larger team that was experienced in mega production programs like the F-16.

d) Many LONG years of budget battles caused massive project delays and cost overruns, followed by cost-cutting to try to make up for it. And, of course, since it took many years for the plane to get to production, all the people that originally worked on the project were long gone.

As a friend of mine often says: "This is why we can't have nice things."
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So... I got the "buying bug" again and decided to build a small form factor PC. Nothing earth-shattering regarding performance, just trying to update a bit my PC while keeping profile low (don't want any more towers at home!) Decided on a Cooler Master Elite 120 case. Looks good and fits a normal PSU! Let's see how it goes... ;-)

 

From the looks of it there still is enough room for some serious power if you wanted! biggrin.gif

Media PC's are starting to look like a nice compromise; tower pc's like the Cooler Master HAF 912 are a bit ridiculous size wise...



Edited by Sylverant - 11/20/12 at 5:59pm
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Welp, thanks to Australian retail's attempt to do something like a 'Black Friday sale' (result: almost all participating retailer's servers went down) I ordered a pair of TMA-1 Studio's for a good price. Ardegee, you mentioned you got your partner a pair of these - how are they going? :3

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a_rec: She likes it, it's her regular headphone now. I haven't heard too much more about it, and given our respective work schedules I haven't had the time to bug her about them.

 

Maybe this weekend I'll give them a close listening session. We'll see.

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Welp, thanks to Australian retail's attempt to do something like a 'Black Friday sale' (result: almost all participating retailer's servers went down) I ordered a pair of TMA-1 Studio's for a good price. Ardegee, you mentioned you got your partner a pair of these - how are they going? :3

I somehow knew that you would have gotten it after I saw it on sale for 150 tongue.gif

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I somehow knew that you would have gotten it after I saw it on sale for 150 tongue.gif

 

It was a pretty good price. The regulars were 150, the Studios 159. I've always wanted a pair!

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I wish the retailers here in the great white north would get a clue. The few places around here who have black Friday sales are mostly a farce. They usually mark down grossly overpriced stuff and even after the so called huge savings it's usually only on par price wise with pre Black Friday American pricing.

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I wish the retailers here in the great white north would get a clue. The few places around here who have black Friday sales are mostly a farce. They usually mark down grossly overpriced stuff and even after the so called huge savings it's usually only on par price wise with pre Black Friday American pricing.

 

It's not that bad. Future Shop had some sales in the past few months which would have made even Americans' jaws drop.

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I got Eva (UHA-6MKII) today. I'm starting to see what all the fuss was about. This amp really sounds clean, I'm impressed

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