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Amazingly, today a "new" oldest recording has been found and played back. It was once thought that Thomas Edison singing a childrens' song back in 1877 was the oldest sound recording, but not anymore. The "new" oldest is a recording made in 1860 by a French scientist called Au Clair de la Lune.

Originally, Au Clair de la Lune only wanted to see sound visually and never intended it to be a recording, but a group of audio historians have used a Virtual Stylus to decrypt the paper and have produced an eery sound. The sound was captured using a Phonautograph; a device that etches sound waves onto paper covered in soot from a burning oil lamp. The lines were created by a needle which vibrated when nearby sounds touched the attached diaphragm (image to the right.)

The BBC article can be found here, from there you can listen to the recording if you click the Ancient audio link under the image. I must say it is very scary to think of a this man recording this sound almost 200 years ago and here's me sitting on my personal computer. Rather unsettling.



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27-03-2008, 02:15:28

Jim
Review tbh: http://www.overclock3d.net/reviews.php?/cases_cooling/cooler_master_cosmos_s_case/3

Half way down is a list compiled of all the radiators that will fit in the top of the case without any modification.

27-03-2008, 06:54:36

DOWNFALL

Review tbh: http://www.overclock3d.net/reviews.php?/cases_cooling/cooler_master_cosmos_s_case/3

Half way down is a list compiled of all the radiators that will fit in the top of the case without any modification.



Thanks for that, i knew id see a list some where but couldn't remember where lol
thanks

27-03-2008, 07:09:50

Jim

Thanks for that, i knew id see a list some where but couldn't remember where lol
thanks



No worries mate. Any of those rads + 25mm depth fans fits perfectly inside the case without getting in the way of the motherboard :)

27-03-2008, 07:19:46

NickS
Man I can't wait to see this WC build finished. The Cosmos S is simply the most amazing case I've ever seen.

27-03-2008, 07:49:50

Jim

Man I can't wait to see this WC build finished. The Cosmos S is simply the most amazing case I've ever seen.



It is very very nice. Any plans to get one mate?

27-03-2008, 17:47:54

NickS

It is very very nice. Any plans to get one mate?



Ahh, I wish but, it's things like these that aren't needed. The next two (and final upgrades for a while) for my PC will be a next-gen video card and a Wolfdale.

I hope to get a job this summer, work my butt off, save up around $2000 or $3000. That, on top of the $4000 my parents are giving me, and maybe a last minute selling of everything on my desk if I find a car I really want for that much more, should get me a pretty darn nice car w/lower miles.

Currently looking at a 1998-2001 Accord Coupe or a 2000-2006 Ford Taurus. The Accord will have a bit more miles on it, but I can get a Taurus with 60k miles on it for $7.5k EZ.

12-04-2008, 12:43:59

GlassPrison

Review tbh: http://www.overclock3d.net/reviews.php?/cases_cooling/cooler_master_cosmos_s_case/3

Half way down is a list compiled of all the radiators that will fit in the top of the case without any modification.



i've been looking for a list like that. now that i know a thermochill pa 120.3 won't fit out of the box, how can i make one fit? would i just need to drill new holes?

also, i read that there is no reset button on the cosmos s - how would one reset the pc then??

12-04-2008, 13:14:35

llwyd

i've been looking for a list like that. now that i know a thermochill pa 120.3 won't fit out of the box, how can i make one fit? would i just need to drill new holes?

also, i read that there is no reset button on the cosmos s - how would one reset the pc then??



Depends why it doesn't fit. It may be a case of getting a new radiator if the dimensions dont fit.

A lot of high end cases dont have reset switches, theyre fairly pointless. If the OS is working, you do it through that, if theres no OS, kit the power switch. You could fit one if you really wanted though.

12-04-2008, 20:25:06

Marcus
I installed water cooling into a Cosmos S last week... have a gander, it should help you out!

http://www.watercoolinguk.co.uk/forums/viewtopic.php?t=2985&start=0

:)

13-04-2008, 10:22:44

DOWNFALL
thanks for the link, i would probable be looking at putting a large water cooling system into mine...
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