OT: RE: Collecting, Hacking and the Spooks (was: Gulf War,

From: Philip Pemberton <philpem_at_dsl.pipex.com>
Date: Wed Feb 5 15:50:00 2003

Bryan Pope wrote:
> And thusly Fred Cisin spake:
>>> How much power / heat does a distiller use / generate?!
>> How much shine could you make from a still heated by a Pentium?
> Oooooh! ooooooh! How bout an ethanol cooling system for a P4?!! The
> next 'leet mod!
Only one problem with that approach - isn't ethanol, er... highly flammable?
i.e. if it gets spilt on the CPU, said CPU goes up in flames along with the
methanol cooler and pretty much everything else in the system case...

Speaking of naffed up PCs, I was given a Celeron 400 box to play with. The
CD ROM was (supposedly) dead. And rattling - uh-oh... Opened up the drive
and found out that some in-DUH-vidual put a badly cracked CD in there. The
CDROM was a 48x. Can you guess what happened to the CD when the drive got up
to speed? That's right. It shattered. I spent 25 minutes picking bits of CD
out of the mechanism. And then I powered it up again. And it came up to
speed and read a CD fine. Guess that says something about Samsung CD drives
then... Unfortunately, the other Samsung 48x drive I was given really was
dead - the spindle motor bearings seized up...

Received on Wed Feb 05 2003 - 15:50:00 GMT

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