#1273 – Spirit

I used to save all of my computer parts whenever I upgraded something. They came in handy when something broke. I could always find an older part to swap out. Eventually I had enough pieces that I could piece together entire new machines and give them away. Now I only own laptops and tablet devices. I recently realized that one day I will be telling my son about how I used to take apart and rebuild computers the same way my dad would talk to me about cars.

Today’s Maximumble is tight.

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5 thoughts on “#1273 – Spirit”

  1. Rhiakath says:

    So that’s why we lost comms with the mars rover….

    I have 3 entire pc’s at home built with just spares. With watercooling too 😀

  2. my dad builds computers but he is a computer programer once a client payed him for plugging the computer in

  3. kingklash says:

    I don’t know about that. There are epople who do some fun things with laptop parts. Like fit them into NES shells. One guy even customized a keyboard and mouse with NES controller schemes to match. And rewired a old controller to use with a USB port.

  4. MaskedMan says:

    NASA should’a gone with the LoJack option…

    In regards to tablets, I’ve seen some tablet hacks that requred a deft hand with tweaker and micro-mini soldering station – Just ’cause it’s a fancy new fondle-slab, doesn’t mean it’s safe from the modders! Some people just have to start digging into the guts of a new device the very instant they become available – curious monkeys simply can’t be stopped.

  5. GuyD says:

    This friday, Biff has a cameo apperance at unshelved! http://www.unshelved.com/2011-5-6

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