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Offline aon

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Mouse Dirt
« on: Tue, 05 August 2008, 14:39:50 »
Hi,

It's a widely recognized fact that keyboards collect dirt (there's even a comic about it). But have you ever looked inside your mouse? I have...

   

Rodents spread bubonic plague in the 14th century, and I really don't wonder why :) Perhaps I should get one of these antibacterial mice.

Offline iMav

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« Reply #1 on: Tue, 05 August 2008, 14:44:38 »
Quote from: aon;7127
there's even a comic about it

I like this one better.  :)


Offline itlnstln

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« Reply #2 on: Tue, 05 August 2008, 15:04:17 »
I almost throw up every time I see that comic.  :)  I look around at work and see some of the nastiest, filthiest keyboards I have ever seen.  I never eat near my 'board (or PC, in general), and I always make sure I have clean hands.  I also dust my keyboards every so often and clean them with a Lysol wipe, or something, if necessary.  I hate going over to someone's PC and having to use their filthy keyboard.  I always end up going to wash my hands if I do.  Take care of your things (esp. keyboards :) ), and they'll take care of you.


Offline aon

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« Reply #3 on: Wed, 13 August 2008, 10:20:57 »
I almost threw up (and that's not something that happens easily) when I opened this cherry keyboard I'm working on:



Now it's a bit better already:



The keys and case are currently drying.

Offline iMav

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« Reply #4 on: Wed, 13 August 2008, 10:23:23 »
I just about threw up looking at the thumbnail of that image.

Offline itlnstln

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« Reply #5 on: Wed, 13 August 2008, 11:48:45 »
I guess that's not what they mean by "Cherry Browns" in the first picture...

*barf*