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bio website hamiltondnug.co.nz
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Currently a Systems Analyst for the Waikato Institute of Technology in Hamilton, New Zealand. Leader of the Hamilton .NET User Group. I mainly code in C# for WinForms & Silverlight these days, but have a background in C/C++ and have dabbled in Java, VB and PHP. Also into graphics and AI coding, but havent touched anything in ages.

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comment What could cause a NIC to produce audible noise?
I opened it up (again, already replaced a noisy fan). The grommet/cable clamp fell apart, all the components look very cheap and under-specced, so the PC now has a new better quality PSU.
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accepted What could cause a NIC to produce audible noise?
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comment What could cause a NIC to produce audible noise?
Due to the cheapness of the PSU, I'm getting you're probably right.
May
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comment What could cause a NIC to produce audible noise?
It's definitely not changes in fan speed because it changes too quickly. Fan speed changes would at least be dampened by the inertia of the fan. What it could be is a HF signal coupling back into the PSU and moving the coils in the fan motor.
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asked What could cause a NIC to produce audible noise?
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comment Computers and air travel
The problem is not preventing people from getting your plaintext, it's this: xkcd.com/538 Even worse if you're taking the piss and filled a partition with noise.
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comment Computers and air travel
I think John's got the right idea. Not all mail gets opened and even if it gets disappeared en-route, there's always the backup of transferring it over the net.
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comment Computers and air travel
@BCS: knowing the right people would definitely help. It'd be nice to have a test-case on this, but I'm not putting my hand up :)
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comment Computers and air travel
How do you prove that 3TB of white noise is just that and not encrypted data? What if authorities detain you until you give up the nonexistent key?
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