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    Look! My Spine! RubenX's Avatar
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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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    I'm not an IT and I have about 6 of those cans floating around.
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    What's frightening is how coherent Hickey was in posting that.

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    gives a whole new meaning to dusting off
    Food for thought: if you aren't dead by 2050, you and your entire family will be within a few years from starvation. Now that is a cruel gift to leave for your offspring. ;)
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    Look! My Spine! RubenX's Avatar
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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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    I'd say "oh so you're a huffer."

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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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    Quote Originally Posted by StrangeWill View Post
    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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    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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    haha yes.



    Not that I know.....
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    i climb at <10 mph. you want to take this outside?

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    I clean mine with Pepsi.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RazorWind View Post
    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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    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

    Last edited by Jynx; 04-22-09 at 03:23 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by daven1986 View Post
    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.
    Quote Originally Posted by Wordbiker View Post

    What's frightening is how coherent Hickey was in posting that.

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    Sand paper works well.
    more cops have been killed by donuts than guns in chicago it is a medical fact ask any doctor.

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    I built a robot that cleans mine.

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    I just buy a new car.

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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 woke up one morning and i stepped out of bed | had to get a bike, had to paint it red
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    Quote Originally Posted by artifice View Post
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by crackerjab View Post
    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.
    i woke up one morning and i stepped out of bed | had to get a bike, had to paint it red
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    Quote Originally Posted by artifice View Post
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by artifice View Post
    I can't possibly be the only person who uses cans of air to dry the bike after its been cleaned?
    Quote Originally Posted by StrangeWill View Post
    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.
    i woke up one morning and i stepped out of bed | had to get a bike, had to paint it red
    Of all the treasures I have, it’s the memories that are the most precious.

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