[techtalk] Smoking kills!
dschiff at exobox.com
Tue Dec 12 14:47:13 EST 2000
Rumor has it (thousands of years ago) HP put all their "used" keyboards in
the dishwasher to clean them, and then sent them out as replacements to
their customers when their keyboards failed, as warranty replacements.
From: Julie [mailto:jockgrrl at ix.netcom.com]
Sent: Tuesday, December 12, 2000 1:00 PM
To: Chris Lewis; LinuxChix Techtalk
Subject: Re: [techtalk] Smoking kills!
From: Chris Lewis <linuxguy at mindspring.com>
> I've never had an experience like this as a result of smokers, but we do
> have a car dealership client who's server sits very near the repair shop.
> Anytime you have to crack the case on it, the inside looks like they used
> to drain the oil out of an old VW Rabbit. This has caused serious
> with their tape backup functioning properly. The oil, grease, brake dust,
> and other assorted crud in the air from the shop has gummed up the drive
> caused it to cease functioning. I would imagine that the tar in cigarette
> smoke would have similar effects. It's bad enough to crash the system,
> if you're backup isn't working when it goes down, you're really out of
Thousands of years ago I was a systems analyst for a small
oil company. The woman who was the systems administrator
there used to put keyboards in the dishwasher (honest!) to
clean out all of the coffee, sugar and cigarette ashes and whatnot.
Sometimes it worked. Sometimes it didn't. For the heaviest of
the coffee drinkers and cigarette smokers it usually didn't ...
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