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Old 12-19-2007, 09:12 AM   #1
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Default Tank Bag Eats Laptop, No Injuries

One of my acquaintances decided to finally ride his garage-ornament to work today. Rather than mess with strapping his laptop bag to the bike, he tossed the computer into his handy-dandy tank bag. Whodathunkit, those giant magnets that do such a great job of holding the bag to the tank are also excellent at degaussing hard drives. All the bits on his hard drive are now neatly arranged rows of 0's. All the 1's went away.
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Old 12-19-2007, 09:26 AM   #2
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One of my acquaintances decided to finally ride his garage-ornament to work today. Rather than mess with strapping his laptop bag to the bike, he tossed the computer into his handy-dandy tank bag. Whodathunkit, those giant magnets that do such a great job of holding the bag to the tank are also excellent at degaussing hard drives. All the bits on his hard drive are now neatly arranged rows of 0's. All the 1's went away.
Magnets + Hard Drive = BAD IDEA! I hope he had his stuff backed up, or it's AMF for that!
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Old 12-19-2007, 09:35 AM   #3
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That may be one of the funniest things I've read all morning. You know what will fix that pesky storage problem- go to the REI website and pick a messanger bag out. Mine is waterproof and doesn't obstruct operation of the bike. They're wonderfully simplistic.
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Old 12-19-2007, 09:42 AM   #4
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Wow... Clearly a "think ahead" kind of guy.
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Old 12-19-2007, 10:48 AM   #5
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Geeks,...I put volt meters, wrench's and cans of penetrating oil in mine all the time and they still work....
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Old 12-19-2007, 10:53 AM   #6
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Geeks,...I put volt meters, wrench's and cans of penetrating oil in mine all the time and they still work....
In the olden days, you'd never hear:

"ArrrrrrrRRRRRGH! My tankbag erased my Notebook! No, it literally took an eraser, and rubbed-out the notes I spent HOURS copying-down for my Chemistry, Biology, Nukular Physicks, and Sex-Ed Classes!"
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Old 12-20-2007, 12:43 AM   #7
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Ah a little degaussing in the morning... what a lovely way to avoid computer work.
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Old 12-20-2007, 05:58 AM   #8
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Avoid???! Heck, the poor guy will need to spend a few hours (or days) rebuilding his machine!
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