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WSJ on Quiet Computing Modding

Posted on 03 June 2005 by

The Wall Street Journal had an article today on the culture and science of modding computers for quiet running

“To eliminate background hums, the sounds of noisy fans and whines from spinning parts — even levels as low as 30 to 35 decibels are considered objectionable by some — engineers have used tools as varied as a clothes-dryer exhaust hose and an empty plastic snack cup. One computer programmer tells the Journal, “This is what happens when you start getting into quiet computing. Your standards for how loud is too loud…get lower and lower.”

via BoingBoing