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   xoxoxoBruce  Thursday Jan 10 02:34 PM

January 10, 2008: USB Hubbub

What's with all the USB powered trash* for sale on the web? Everything from aquariums and cooling/heating drink coasters to Christmas trees and personal vibrators, all USB powered. I'm sure I haven't seen them all.

All this trash* is drawing power from, and creating heat inside, your computer. That's not good for the computer. Is it worth the geek oneupmanship, or amusement to shorten the computers life?

Oh, it's a company computer.... nevermind.





* trash is used as a personal opinion and not a condemnation of geeks, nor condemnation/inference of abuse, of the free market system.



glatt  Thursday Jan 10 02:57 PM

Do you think anyone buys this crap for themselves? I always assumed it was novelty gift stuff.



barefoot serpent  Thursday Jan 10 04:14 PM

meh... my vibrator is Bluetooth



Omnica  Thursday Jan 10 04:56 PM

I'm still waiting for the USB powered computer.



monster  Thursday Jan 10 08:06 PM

That vac is so *cute* ! I want one.



zippyt  Thursday Jan 10 08:10 PM

Some where I saw a usb George Forman grill



SteveDallas  Thursday Jan 10 08:11 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by barefoot serpent View Post
meh... my vibrator is Bluetooth
Pic?

I got a USB powered heated coffee mug for Christmas. (It also have a car adapter, which should work well for charging my ipod!


monster  Thursday Jan 10 08:20 PM

would USB powered iTasers be asking for trouble?



classicman  Thursday Jan 10 10:10 PM

Welcome Omnica to the cellar.



Gravdigr  Friday Jan 11 09:27 AM

These two products speak for themselves: One blows, the other sucks. 'Nuff said.



Gravdigr  Friday Jan 11 09:29 AM

Quote:
Originally Posted by Omnica View Post
I'm still waiting for the USB powered computer.
LOL! That's kinda like my invention. Powdered water, I just can't figure out what to add to it to make it water again...

Welcome to the cellar!


Omnica  Saturday Jan 12 06:38 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by Gravdigr View Post
LOL! That's kinda like my invention. Powdered water, I just can't figure out what to add to it to make it water again...

Welcome to the cellar!
Thanks, I've been a quiet wather for years.
Most of the time I get more out of the smart ass remarks from you guys than the pictures themselves.


xoxoxoBruce  Saturday Jan 12 11:50 PM

Oh, Omnica... you're a sick individual.



Bitman  Sunday Jan 13 08:20 PM

Boy, 'Toad takes a break, and the writing goes to pot.

Quote:
Originally Posted by xoxoxoBruce View Post
All this trash is drawing power from, and creating heat inside, your computer.
True.

Quote:
That's not good for the computer.
False.

Quote:
Is it worth the geek oneupmanship, or amusement to shorten the computers life?
Moo. (The question is based on a false assumption.)


beauregaardhooligan  Wednesday Jan 16 11:35 AM

Quote:
Originally Posted by Gravdigr View Post
LOL! That's kinda like my invention. Powdered water, I just can't figure out what to add to it to make it water again...

Welcome to the cellar!
Didn't the Coyote have some de-hydrated water on a Roadrunner cartoon?


Shawnee123  Wednesday Jan 16 11:41 AM

Steven Wright has a bit "I bought some instant water, but I don't know what to add."



Clodfobble  Thursday Jan 17 01:12 PM

Maybe it's like ice-nine, it just needs a single drop of water to shift the whole powdered mass back into water.



BigV  Thursday Jan 17 01:24 PM

This was interesting. What is a hydrate?



toranokaze  Thursday Jan 17 03:23 PM

Futerama had instant water with the same effect



xoxoxoBruce  Thursday Jan 17 04:12 PM

Been done.



Shawnee123  Thursday Jan 17 04:25 PM

There is nothing new under the sun.



xoxoxoBruce  Thursday Jan 17 04:34 PM

Nope, everything just dehydrates, hydrates, dehydrates, hydrates.....



toranokaze  Thursday Jan 17 04:42 PM

people will by anything



fredsonic  Monday Feb 4 11:20 AM

Be careful of that stuff, It is made of Dihydrogen Monoxide. Think what happened to the Hinenberg...



http://www.dhmo.org/




JuancoRocks  Wednesday Feb 6 10:57 PM

The USB Hits just keep on coming.....



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