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    Talking Vodka and Hard Drives!

    Well, after the Coke and Computers thread - I thought the next step would be to try coke in a hard drive - but I didn't have any coke, so I decided to use Vodka instead! Warning Kids - Don't try this at home, it could be dangerous.

    I got an old 365mb hard drive, got the top off, just leaving tape around holding it on. Booted from the hard drive into Windows 98 and set a defrag running...

    Before:



    During (vodka in drive, and it's still running!):



    After: (it's still running!!)




    Videos here:

    http://77.102.196.41/1-hd_booting.AVI (1.7mb)


    http://77.102.196.41/2-takingthelidoff.AVI (3.1mb)


    http://77.102.196.41/3-firstgo.AVI (3.1mb)


    http://77.102.196.41/4-lots_of_vodka.AVI (3.1mb)


    http://77.102.196.41/5-still_going.AVI (3.1mb)

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    Last edited by joshwa; 14-04-2009 at 07:18 PM. Reason: Videos added! (spelling) - images fixed hopefully

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    you wasted smirnoff!

    you could at least have used co-op own brand or something
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    lol quality!

    Can't wait for the vids, I can see the forums getting another hammering again

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    You wasted high quality vodka on that....? hehe

    Quite insane though... would have thought it would have done something. maybe it should be tried to light it afterwards - like a christmas pudding...

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    I think most are missing the point here - it TAKES quality vodka to pull off an operation like this...any old cheap stuff simply will not do.
    perhaps this will lead the market in hard drives bathed in alcohol as cooling fluids, hmmm, interesting idea actually. so long as none of the electrical components spark and turn your maxtor fireball - into a fireball...that burn mark on the carpet is a really hard one to explain, and no 'the cat did it' is not a valid excuse. believe me, its been tried...
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    perhaps next you could live dangerously and try windows ME on a hard drive
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    bloody hell- half a bottle? that means that a rusty five yr old harddrive has a higher alcohol tolerency than me..

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    smirnoff is horrible industrial stuff.

    try absolut for decent high-street vodka, or grey goose for the dog's dandies

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    btw, i dont know whether it's just me or does this forum have a thing about pouring random liquids onto the contents of old pcs? i might be wrong but it seems like theres a series going after the diet coke one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kirb
    btw, i dont know whether it's just me or does this forum have a thing about pouring random liquids onto the contents of old pcs? i might be wrong but it seems like theres a series going after the diet coke one.
    it's just me

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    cracking stuff !!

    more extreme computing required
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    u shudda set the vodka on fire , bah , see if the 350mb hard drive could take take
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    Update: The hard drive boots to the windows 98 logo screen, but then I get a "read error" and it won't go any further.

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    hmmm...staggeringly drunk
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