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I will start:
A few years back we where heading back to the airport after a very long full week system startup and acceptance test. While the other guy filled the tank I decided to performed a stress test on a dead keyboard. I caught the cord in the trunk and let it follow us. It lasted for over 5 miles on the highway before the cord failed. Not wanting to litter, we did go back and pick up the keyboard. Very minor damage - slight wear down on the corner of a few keycaps.
The best part of this stress test was the reaction of other people on the road. At a stop light we saw a lady yelling at the guy with her to get out and tell us about the keyboard. Nice waving contest with people trying to warn us on the highway.
Who else has had fun with dead hardware?
joined:Feb 13, 2003
Of course, the center piece of the back will have to feature the trs-80, sinclair, odyssey, and the hayes 2400 buad modem (ok - I'm a packrat).
Important note: NOT your microwave. This is best done at work.
I'm ashamed to say I actually have a proper use for one of my defunct keyboards. I have a PC dedicated to acting as a small FTP server for my own use, and the PC has an old bios that refuses to boot without one plugged in.
Put CD in microwave for a few seconds, label side down. Observe
joined:Dec 3, 2002