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Liger86
04-06-2005, 08:30 AM
I was looking for cooling products just for the hell of it and stumbled onto a 5.25 Drive bay that holds a cigarette lighter and a cup holder.

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=1104463&CatId=501

Next step is OnStar button (for all your technical needs)

ober
04-06-2005, 08:55 AM
Why anyone would put a drink that close to a PC is beyond me.... one bump the wrong way and you've got liquid trickling down all over your HDs or worse. The lighter is a few IQs lower on the scale of stupidity. It's like "let's take something that produces even MORE heat and put it in your PC!" It's kind of anti-geek.

Liger86
04-06-2005, 09:17 AM
I actually want to know who actually bought one of the bays?! :)

B0bDole
04-06-2005, 09:19 AM
Yah but if you're not a geek and you're an alcoholic smoker, this is your dream.

Liger86
04-06-2005, 09:32 AM
Smoke is bad for PCs why are they promoting it?

Waldo2k2
04-06-2005, 10:51 AM
that's an understatement, you ever see what tar+dust= ? I had a customers computer that looked like the insides were caked with mud...and I mean caked, you couldn't see one bit of silicon and the fans were all jammed up. Took me one hour, 5 can's of compressed CO2, 2/3 a bottle of rubbing alcohol and a whole box of Q-tips to clean it.

ober
04-06-2005, 12:33 PM
wicked.... and it still ran like that?

BMJ
04-06-2005, 01:04 PM
that's an understatement, you ever see what tar+dust= ? I had a customers computer that looked like the insides were caked with mud...and I mean caked, you couldn't see one bit of silicon and the fans were all jammed up. Took me one hour, 5 can's of compressed CO2, 2/3 a bottle of rubbing alcohol and a whole box of Q-tips to clean it.This is very true.

I only had to deal with one smoker's PC... and the inside of the case was coated with a pretty thick layer of slimey tar. Very gross.

Darkness
04-06-2005, 01:19 PM
I think it's awesome that we're talking about what the inside of the computer looks like, but the inside of the smoker's lung? Eh, not so important! lol

joshdick
04-06-2005, 01:23 PM
I don't think any of us have had to clean out a smoker's lung ;)

Govtcheez
04-06-2005, 01:27 PM
Man, this is old news. Drewpee did this forever ago :)

Waldo2k2
04-06-2005, 01:42 PM
>>Drewpee did this forever ago

for a minute I thought you were referring to me...people used to call me that....::shudders::

Govtcheez
04-06-2005, 03:43 PM
No, there used to be a member here that went by that name. He took an old CD-ROM, removed the optics, and actually made himself a cup holder :)

B0bDole
04-06-2005, 04:09 PM
personally when I have a beer (or otherwise alcohlic) drink, like now, I try to stay away from the computer. I tend to say stuff I usually wouldn't to people either through IM or board posts (though I tend to do this on this board). But I forget what I was going to say. Somethign about me not having a cup hold coming out of my computer but still being able to drink.... idk.

cerin
04-06-2005, 04:14 PM
I wonder who thought was a good idea in the first place. Besides drunks being the ones to use it they probably invented it as well.