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Old 04-22-09, 05:50 AM   #1
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You work on IT...

"You work on IT..." said my neighbor while I was on my driveway working on my car.

"How can you tell?" -- I asked...

"Easy, what are you doing?"

"Well, I'm cleaning the car's battery terminals because they have some white ash buildup..."

"and what are you using?" ... at which point I looked at the can in my hand... guilty as charged

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Old 04-22-09, 05:51 AM   #2
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I'm not an IT and I have about 6 of those cans floating around.
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Old 04-22-09, 06:17 AM   #3
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gives a whole new meaning to dusting off
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Old 04-22-09, 06:50 AM   #4
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And you didn't knew me back in the pre-dryer era. I had a clothes line in the back yard to dry my laundry... made out of the finest yellow Cat-5 network cable.
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Old 04-22-09, 01:59 PM   #5
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I'd say "oh so you're a huffer."
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Old 04-22-09, 02:17 PM   #6
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I'm in IT and I never use them! If it gets that dusty then it is time to rebuild / upgrade the computer - it is my excuse and I'm sticking to it
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Old 04-22-09, 02:19 PM   #7
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I'd say "oh so you're a huffer."
Why would you want to huff canned air? Is it better than regular air?
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Old 04-22-09, 02:20 PM   #8
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I have a few cans at home and I use them once in a while. But the servers at work never seem to get that dusty, probably because of the fabulous air circulation in my tiny datacenter.
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Old 04-22-09, 02:20 PM   #9
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haha yes.



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Old 04-22-09, 02:39 PM   #10
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Old 04-22-09, 03:11 PM   #11
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Why would you want to huff canned air? Is it better than regular air?
It isn't really "compressed air", that and I use to work with idiots.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Canned_air#Safety

IIRC they specifically say "use in well ventilated room".
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Old 04-22-09, 03:18 PM   #12
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I guess you guys have never seen the Intervention about the lady who was addicted to huffing canned air

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8z3aOmr7mRo

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Old 04-22-09, 04:20 PM   #13
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I'm in IT and I never use them! If it gets that dusty then it is time to rebuild / upgrade the computer - it is my excuse and I'm sticking to it
If that was the case, I'd be upgrading my system every 2 months. The Antec 900 is not exactly a dust-friendly case.
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Old 04-23-09, 07:07 AM   #14
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Old 04-23-09, 08:32 AM   #16
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Old 04-23-09, 08:44 AM   #17
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I can't possibly be the only person who uses cans of air to dry the bike after its been cleaned?
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Old 04-23-09, 08:53 AM   #18
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I can't possibly be the only person who uses cans of air to dry the bike after its been cleaned?
I ride my bikes around the neighborhood after washing them and the sheer speed dries them off for me.
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Old 04-23-09, 09:53 AM   #19
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I ride my bikes around the neighborhood after washing them and the sheer speed dries them off for me.
oh, I'm not fast enough for that to be beneficial.
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Old 04-23-09, 10:00 AM   #20
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I can't possibly be the only person who uses cans of air to dry the bike after its been cleaned?
I use my rechargeable electric leaf blower to dry off the cars, motorcycles and bicycles. It works like a charm.
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Old 04-23-09, 10:06 AM   #21
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I'd say "oh so you're a huffer."


I'd imagine it would take like an entire can to do it, I'd just use a hairdryer with the heat turned off.
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oh, I mostly just blow out the cassette & derailleurs. not the WHOLE bike. Bike gets wiped down anyway, so its not wet.
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