OT: Cleaning a FILTHY Computer

jim barnes j10152 at gmail.com
Mon Jan 30 00:45:31 UTC 2006

On Sunday 29 January 2006 05:12 pm, Albert wrote:
> I cleaned mine once with a vacuum and it zapped the cpu.  My son told me
> that vacuum cleaners can build up static electricity and recommended
> compressed air.  Perhaps it depends on the vacuum cleaner, or perhaps
> that is just bogus and my son was wrong.

No, your son was correct. Debris traveling through a plastic hose can develop 
a *huge* potential. Vacuuming ashes from a woodstove has more than once 
kicked my ..s if I didn't maintain contact.
Jim Barnes
Certainly the game is rigged. Don't let that stop you; 
if you don't bet, you can't win.            -Lazarus Long 
Linux 2.6.12-10-386

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