Friday, December 19, 2008

Winter and Computer Hardware

As the cold sneaks under our blouses and trousers, we keep stocking ourselves with more clothes, and the more we put on, the more charged we get. Static Electricity is NOT your friend!

In case you didn't know, handling computer hardware while being charged with electricity will discharge the electricity into the piece you hold and most likely rendering it a paperweight. Be it RAM, CPU, Graphics Card, or Hard disk drive, unless you hold a piece of metal before touching the piece, you're dooming it!

You should also do the same before touching the fuel hose at the gas station. As much as it's fun to see an awkwardly dancing flaming show, the after-show smell is just obnoxious...

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