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cjcox <cjcox@no-mx.forums.opensuse.org> expounded:
> On Mon, 2008-08-04 at 21:38 +0000, Stevo wrote:
> > Had a discussion w/ a user today about putting 'refrigerator'
> > magnets on the side of a pc tower.
> >
> > She told me that since there is air between the HD and the case, as
> > well as the fact there is a magnet on the pc speaker, it's ok to put a
> > magnet on the case. I even told her an experience I had w/ a problem
> > pc that had a magnet on the case & once I removed the magnet, the pc
> > had no more issues. Her reply to that was that I "made that story up".
> >
> > Anyway, I'm thinking on 'doing stuff' to make her pc act weird. Any
> > good suggestions? 🙂


> Give her a REALLY strong magnet for the side of her case... tell her
> it's your way of saying "I'm sorry".


Some of these: http://www.unitednuclear.com/magnets.htm would do the
trick, yep!


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We have some LARGE magnetic signs with a DHS/FEMA logo that we put on
the side of rental vehicles that we loaned to the PR types. They had a
press conference and wanted a logo. Not a big deal. It's a sign that's
maybe 3 ft. by 4 ft.

Afterward the brain surgeon put his laptop and wallet on top of the
sign. Duh....


We used Ghost to restore but his wallet didn't have a ghost image
available.
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oh.... I like that
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> She told me that since there is air between the HD and the case, as
> well as the fact there is a magnet on the pc speaker, it's ok to put a
> magnet on the case.


Not only that, there are also VERY strong magnets in the disk drive itself.
However, the manufacturer controls the placement of these magnets.

Therefore, install a magnetic reed switch behind the spot in the cabinet
where she places the magnet. Wire the CPU fan through the reed switch, so
that when the magnet is attached to the case, the fan is off. When the
magnet is removed, the fan is on.

The problem will be solved in short order, particularly if it's an AMD CPU.

Or, you could "upgrade" her PC case to plastic.

-unsigned, as though that would make a difference


"Stevo" <steveSPAM@LESSccgov.net> wrote in message
news:tFKlk.14280$g35.3850@kovat.provo.novell.com...
> Had a discussion w/ a user today about putting 'refrigerator'
> magnets on the side of a pc tower.
>
> She told me that since there is air between the HD and the case, as
> well as the fact there is a magnet on the pc speaker, it's ok to put a
> magnet on the case. I even told her an experience I had w/ a problem
> pc that had a magnet on the case & once I removed the magnet, the pc
> had no more issues. Her reply to that was that I "made that story up".
>
> Anyway, I'm thinking on 'doing stuff' to make her pc act weird. Any
> good suggestions? 🙂
>
> Also, would that be mean to do so?
>



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> "Stevo" <steveSPAM@LESSccgov.net> wrote in message
> news:tFKlk.14280$g35.3850@kovat.provo.novell.com...
>
> She told me that since there is air between the HD and the case, as
> well as the fact there is a magnet on the pc speaker, it's ok to put a
> magnet on the case. I even told her an experience I had w/ a problem
> pc that had a magnet on the case & once I removed the magnet, the pc
> had no more issues. Her reply to that was that I "made that story up".
>
> Anyway, I'm thinking on 'doing stuff' to make her pc act weird. Any
> good suggestions? 🙂




If the magnet *is* strong enough to cause problems, then surely you
wouldn't need to do anything.


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Stevo wrote:
> Had a discussion w/ a user today about putting 'refrigerator'
> magnets on the side of a pc tower.
>
> She told me that since there is air between the HD and the case, as
> well as the fact there is a magnet on the pc speaker, it's ok to put a
> magnet on the case. I even told her an experience I had w/ a problem
> pc that had a magnet on the case & once I removed the magnet, the pc
> had no more issues. Her reply to that was that I "made that story up".
>
> Anyway, I'm thinking on 'doing stuff' to make her pc act weird. Any
> good suggestions? 🙂
>
> Also, would that be mean to do so?
>

Loosen her video cable so the colors get messed up? >:)

Brad
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Sewermonger scribbled something like:

> We used Ghost to restore but his wallet didn't have a ghost image
> available.


LOL! Pool team buddy of mine was putting was putting credit card type
motel keys in his magnetic money clip. Was on his third room key when
I happened to run into him & let him know he shouldn't be doing that.
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Andrew Z Carpenter scribbled something like:

> If the magnet is strong enough to cause problems, then surely you
> wouldn't need to do anything.


True, just want to 'teach her a lesson'. <G>
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Wallgames.com scribbled something like:

> Therefore, install a magnetic reed switch behind the spot in the
> cabinet where she places the magnet. Wire the CPU fan through the
> reed switch, so that when the magnet is attached to the case, the fan
> is off. When the magnet is removed, the fan is on.


Kewl idea!
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Brad Averbeck scribbled something like:

> Loosen her video cable so the colors get messed up? >:)


hehehe, good one!
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Stevo wrote:
> Had a discussion w/ a user today about putting 'refrigerator'
> magnets on the side of a pc tower.
>
> She told me that since there is air between the HD and the case, as
> well as the fact there is a magnet on the pc speaker, it's ok to put a
> magnet on the case. I even told her an experience I had w/ a problem
> pc that had a magnet on the case & once I removed the magnet, the pc
> had no more issues. Her reply to that was that I "made that story up".
>
> Anyway, I'm thinking on 'doing stuff' to make her pc act weird. Any
> good suggestions? 🙂
>
> Also, would that be mean to do so?
>


Your a lot nicer than I am. I would have just told her to get the damn
magnets off the computer. End of story.

Of course under those same lines I probably wouldn't have said anything
unless it was actually causing a problem. If/When it caused a problem I
would have jumped down their throats about how stupid it was to put
magnets on a computer. 😄

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Matthew scribbled something like:

> Of course under those same lines I probably wouldn't have said
> anything unless it was actually causing a problem. If/When it caused
> a problem I would have jumped down their throats about how stupid it
> was to put magnets on a computer. 😄


I'm really wanting this one to cause problems so I can rub it in her
face.
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