Noisy PCs Re: Tivo, Fair Use, Video-in-the-Cloud, and Vidster

From: Gordon Mohr (
Date: Wed Apr 04 2001 - 17:45:59 PDT

OK, why can't PCs use active noise suppression -- the
generation of matched anti-noise -- for masking the
annoying whirrs of fans and hard-drives?

Failing that, what's the best strategy for bringing
the human I/O (monitor, sound, keyboard, mouse) so far
away from the main unit that you can't hear it?

Normal monitor/speaker cable seems to suffer
interference/drain over long distances. Could you
extend the PCI bus a few dozen yards, putting the
sound and video cards on your desktop but the CPU and
hard drive a few rooms away?

- Gordon

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