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Sunday, February 19, 2006

Weekend lessions... so far.


First of all, My computer was over heating... So I started by placing in up on pens so that the vents would be completely unrestricted. It worked well for a few months, but eventually even then it would still over heat and turn itself off. I figured it must be dust decreasing cooling, so I desided to take it part and clean it. Well... I have no idea what unknown physical force is holding the labtop upper and lower halfs together. I must have taken about 30 screws out of the thing... removed the screen, every possible removable panel and card... yet this buger would only space about a quarter inch from its self. I couldn't open it up completely. (well I could have... but) So then I remember some compressed air in a can that I had seen at work. Well I just put the little straw in the fan vent.... WHOOSHSSHSHSHS!!! Dust every where! I think that got it! The cloud is still disapaiting in my living room. Great! now just to put it back togeather. I can only assume that I am more efficient than the folks at Dell... because I didn't need 30 screws to put it back together. Only 28. I have no idea where on earth the extra screws came from. I can only assume it was the underwair gnomes playing a joke on me by placeing extra screws in the pile wile I slept. Either way... the point is don't take apart your computer to clean it. just blow some air in it. Unless you want a visit from the underwair gnomes.

My second lesson is Air Soft (tm) is not so soft. My buddy and I were in the sporting goods store examining air soft style style training weapons. After looking for a wile compairing feet per second rateings... we knoticed that though most were between 120 to 180 fps... execpt one style which was only $5 more... but had a fps rating of 300+ fps. Why would any rational american male go for anything else. Well about 30 minutes later I have a good argument against it. (See the picture below. We were (training) in his house... when his first shot hit me right in the forhead from across his house. (About 30+feet) It hurt like a mother!!! I am thinking, this dosn't seem like the friendly air soft game I remeber from Madison... this is much more sinister. Well after a several more iterations... the basterd goes for another head shot! Again it hurts like a mother! I look in the mirror. Those little plastic bbs are breaking skin... and it looks like I just got double tapped in the head. So we called of the training untill we could do some experiments. First was a popcan. Plink! right through the side. Ok next a glass bottle. Clink... it cracked the bottle. Amazing! So for further exersise iterations we dressed for out door winter sports and there was significanly less broken skin.

http://www.airsoftgunroom.com/7041.html This is an amaising piece of technology!

7 comments:

Gnome said...

Yeah, laptops suck like that. There's probably some screws underneath the keyboard. Usually there is a way to pry up the keyboard to get at them, however I wouldn't recommend it. The problem with a laptop is usually when something dies in it you need to pay a crapload of money to get it fixed or you have to buy a new one because there are not a lot of DIY options.

I would agree that having 2 extra screws means you're more efficient. Good work. Submit your new design to Dell, maybe we'll see the Nickspiron product line soon.

amateur.sophist said...

i disagree with the pointy hat one. laptops are just like everythig else: if man put them together, than man can take them apart, and then baring some overdose in alcohol, can do a reasonable job reassembling them.

Notorious said...

I figured someone was going to comment on the vice grips in the picture. I only had to use them once.

Chestocrates said...

You let him get you in the head.. TWICE?!

What happened to you, man?... It's like... I don't even know you anymore.

Notorious said...

I know... it is shameful...That is why one trains I guess. I have no exuses. Though this experiance has forced me to re-examine my theory that it is very difficult to hit a moving target and that speed and agility will keep you safe...

amateur.sophist said...

also, i can't believe noone has suggested liquid cooling yet for the laptop.

Notorious said...

It is so obvious!