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Re: Fwd: How do I instal Dragonfly BSD from a hard drive - rather than CD?

From: Bill Hacker <wbh@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Sun, 18 Dec 2005 05:21:27 +0800

Martin P. Hellwig wrote:

Emiel Kollof wrote:

Hi guys,

Forwarded to the users list (The forwarded post is below) and also a reply to this guy. I know it's a troll, but I thought it was way too funny for you guys to miss. It nearly made me choke on my morning coffee. This guy owes me a new keyboard because coffee | nose > keyboard.

Thank you a lot Emiel ... so ... anybody got a good idea how to get that caffeine beverage out of your laptop, my hard drive is making slurpy noises ;-)

Heck for this reason alone I'll bite ;)


I may still have a copy of 'drain' somewhere- IYR, the 'virus' that flashed a 'water detected in your disk drive' , and the washing-machine spin-cycle sound effects that followed...

W/R cleaning keyboards:

- Scrub down with a clean paintbrush, household spray cleaner such as 409, Windex.
Look for 'non-ionic surfactents' on the label, etc. - ammonia and phosphoric acid not really friendly here.

- rinse under HOT water.

- while still warm, rinse with isopropanol (a dehydrating solvent to help get water and any ionic salts out).
Rubbing-alcohol from the pharmacy will do, even though it is mostly water.

- shake well or spin to get fluids out of crevices.

- dry with a hair-dryer set on low/medium temp, and/or a vacuum-cleaner. Lots of time required here.

Important to get REALLY dry, as any residual moisture trapped where current flows can etch conductors and confuse circuitry.

Hasn't failed me since pre-IBM PC days, so long as it was done before any spilled liquid damaged circuitry.

Bill Hacker

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