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    The most ridiculous idea

    I know it's nice to have somewhere nice to keep your cup, and maybe you lost you're lighter, but ...
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    It's not like that P4 isn't drawing enough current already. Now someone's going to put another 6.5amp draw on it? And what happened to the "keep the beverages away from the expensive electronics" rule. I guess enough tech support people got calls about "the powered cupholder tray broke off."

    I can just picture an idiot with a car power inverter plugging in to this to power the computer.

    Any one else have anything as bad as this?
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    That has to be the dumbest thing I have ever seen.

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    Woah 6.5A thats rediculous, many psu's only carry about 20ish, unless it connects to a 5v rail or something which is used less anyway.

    But on the 12v rail i could see many peoples computer having problems
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    Yeah that seems a bit daft. Why don't they just make the thing as a separate appliance? It's be a lot more useful then!

    Afterall drinking and smoking has nothing to do with your pc, so why incorporate it into the case

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    Originally posted by Andy_83
    Yeah that seems a bit daft. Why don't they just make the thing as a separate appliance? It's be a lot more useful then!

    Afterall drinking and smoking has nothing to do with your pc, so why incorporate it into the case
    I guess tech support got tired of people breaking their CDROMs...

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    lol you just reminded me of something -

    Not so long ago at work, I (for a joke) added a button into the software I was writing that said 'cup holder'. Pressing it opened the cd-rom drive They made me remove it in the end though.

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    Originally posted by Andy_83
    lol you just reminded me of something -

    Not so long ago at work, I (for a joke) added a button into the software I was writing that said 'cup holder'. Pressing it opened the cd-rom drive They made me remove it in the end though.

    That is funny. ROFL

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    Originally posted by Andy_83
    lol you just reminded me of something -

    Not so long ago at work, I (for a joke) added a button into the software I was writing that said 'cup holder'. Pressing it opened the cd-rom drive They made me remove it in the end though.
    haha, good one

    that is a pretty silly idea tho, who wants a cup holder on their pc?
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    am i the only one who thinks this is kick-***?

    come on, spill drinks? its a cup holder not spiller.

    i agree that thing should have a ac adapter, other than that it looks cool and i almost bought one the other day, its only $15!!!

    what does drinking and smoking have to do with a pc? everything in my office

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    Well, perhaps when you light your smoke and it causes a BSOD you won't care because you have your smoke. Lifes funny like that.

    Besides, it is always the keyboard that you spill drinks on.

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    even worse when its your laptop keyboard *turns round and growls at sister*

    its ok now just some sticky keys!
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    haha martin, that ****s- people=sheit dont they?

    that thing doesnt have an ash-tray does it? maybe thats for version 2.0

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    Originally posted by krupted
    that thing doesnt have an ash-tray does it? maybe thats for version 2.0
    now thats one thing they missed out!

    and yeah i hate when people abuse or break my stuff, if i ever get round to upgrading the laptop a little or even getting a new one no one is getting to use it!
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    Originally posted by Andy_83
    Not so long ago at work, I (for a joke) added a button into the software I was writing that said 'cup holder'. Pressing it opened the cd-rom drive They made me remove it in the end though.
    Several years back my cousin wrote a program - I guess it could be a trojan really - that had a client/server setup. The part he gave me was completely silent. His part had all kinds of features like Eject CD, move mouse random # of pixels when clicking, close active program (without saving, of course), display text box (to taunt victims), etc.

    Really ticked me off because he put it on my computer when he came to visit (he lived 30 miles away), and he didn't use it for 3-4 months. Suddenly all this weird crap starts happening.

    At least he was nice enough to tell me it was him after he had his fun, and how to get rid of it.

    If the military is going after Bin Ladin's computers, I assure you some guy's trying to figure out why his cd is ejecting.
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