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Grenage
December 22nd, 2009, 06:11 PM
I've seen my fair share of bizarre and frankly deranged products, but can apparently still be surprised. Imagine our delight upon finding this in the staff canteen (for no conceivable reason):

http://www.grenage.com/wtf.jpg

A neon fridge, with in-built CD player; a crack-induced creation if ever there was one. Anyone got a product that surpasses it on the pointless scale?

pwnst*r
December 22nd, 2009, 06:12 PM
I've seen my fair share of bizarre and frankly deranged products, but can apparently still be surprised. Imagine our delight upon finding this in the staff canteen (for no conceivable reason):



A neon fridge, with in-built CD player; a crack-induced creation if ever there was one. Anyone got a product that surpasses it on the pointless scale?

that's for nerds that don't leave their rooms/basements.

Grenage
December 22nd, 2009, 06:17 PM
Clearly they'd be playing music through their computer into a mis-matched array of half-broken speakers?

pwnst*r
December 22nd, 2009, 06:25 PM
Clearly they'd be playing music through their computer into a mis-matched array of half-broken speakers?

it's a nerd thing to have an optical drive embedded in an appliance. it doesn't necessarily need to get used.

Grenage
December 22nd, 2009, 06:28 PM
Ah, all is now clear. I suppose it's low-maintenance, and better for the environment than a dog.

pwnst*r
December 22nd, 2009, 06:29 PM
lol, carbon pawprints indeed.

houseworkshy
December 22nd, 2009, 06:43 PM
I like that. In fact have often wondered it it'd be worth building a conputer in a freezer, probably with some silica gel to make sure the air is dry. The idea being that one could seriously overclock.

koleoptero
December 22nd, 2009, 06:43 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1_a7pDxLJqU

cascade9
December 22nd, 2009, 06:51 PM
Ah, all is now clear. I suppose it's low-maintenance, and better for the environment than a dog.

LOL.

With the amount of plastic in that thing, the dog would be better for the environment. That's before you even turned the thing on.....


I like that. In fact have often wondered it it'd be worth building a conputer in a freezer, probably with some silica gel to make sure the air is dry. The idea being that one could seriously overclock.

Noes! Dont even think about it. Really Bad Idea. If you really want to do massive overclocks, and cant afford liquid nitrogen, then this is what your after-

http://gomeler.com/pic/Articles/Vapor%20Phase%20Change%20Cooling/finishedunit.jpg


http://gomeler.com/2006/04/16/vapor-phase-change-cooling/

Marvin666
December 22nd, 2009, 06:59 PM
How about a nice block of dry ice?

Grenage
December 22nd, 2009, 07:02 PM
Aye, a friend used to have a freezer-unit case. It was great for overclocking, although two minor leaks did lead to some condensation and fried motherboards.

cascade9
December 23rd, 2009, 03:27 PM
How about a nice block of dry ice?

Dry ice tends to lead to this-


Aye, a friend used to have a freezer-unit case. It was great for overclocking, although two minor leaks did lead to some condensation and friend motherboards.

Condensation is the enemy. Its almost impossible to seal a freezer totally, and when the air gets in, then you've got problems. Besides that, its pretty inefficient, its better to spend the time and setup phase-change cooling IMO. (its the same cooling source, with less problems)

BTW, if you really want to use dryice, mineral oil baths are the way to go. Still, its a pain in the butt, and gets expensive unless you have a good, cheap (or free) source of dry ice.