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Geek Culture / [Tutorial] How to Change Your Computer's Oil

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mr Handy
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Posted: 8th Nov 2015 23:08 Edited at: 8th Nov 2015 23:10
Hi guys! Here is the tutorial:



I have done that and my PC got 20% faster and less hot! Sweet.
BatVink
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Posted: 9th Nov 2015 09:13
With the litigation culture in the US, it won't surprise me if somebody sues him very soon after actually trying this. What kind of idiot would use Fully Synthetic Oil in a desktop, it's for laptops. That would be like putting Diesel in an unleaded car.
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Indicium
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Posted: 9th Nov 2015 13:30
Would a PC still work after submersion in oil? It doesn't conduct electricity as far as I know, so nothing should short out.
Dark Java Dude 64
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Posted: 9th Nov 2015 13:39
I've heard of people submerging entire systems in mineral oil without issues. Cools quite well! Poor man's liquid cooling. :p
budokaiman
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Posted: 9th Nov 2015 23:24
Quote: "Poor man's liquid cooling. :p"

Except that it's actually quite expensive.
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Dark Java Dude 64
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Posted: 10th Nov 2015 02:31
Right, I didn't consider that mineral oil is probably quite expensive indeed.

Fine then, the poor man's solution would use water. But then you'd be looking for a solution to another problem.
Seppuku Arts
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Posted: 10th Nov 2015 16:56
Alcohol is technically a solution, ask a Chemistry student. Pour beer into your PC.
Ortu
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Posted: 10th Nov 2015 20:24
I exclusively used the blood of my enemies to cool my pc
mr Handy
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Posted: 11th Nov 2015 23:32
If you own a Mac you don't have to change the oil, that's why Mac better than PC.
Dark Java Dude 64
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Posted: 12th Nov 2015 00:08
True, but you still have to top off a Mac's coolant occasionally. Don't even need to do that or oil changes with a Linux.
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Posted: 12th Nov 2015 17:31
Windows is like a petrol engine: it's noisy and inefficient but it gets the job done:



Mac is like a diesel engine: it's optimized and efficient but costs more:



Linux is like a DC motor: it requires little maintenance, is very cheap, but doesn't do much:

Dark Java Dude 64
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Posted: 12th Nov 2015 23:02
Correction: Mac is like a diesel engine from some European luxury car: it's optimized and efficient but is completely unmodifiable and impossible to repair or maintain without the help of a certified, overpriced dealer.
TheComet
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Posted: 13th Nov 2015 01:21
Quote: "but doesn't do much"


Except for powering nearly every supercomputer and server out there
\"Windows 10 doesn\'t only include spyware, it is designed as spyware\" -- Gaius Publius, The Big Picture RT Interview
\"[...] we will access, disclose and preserve personal data, including your content (such as the content of your emails, other private communications or files in private folders), when we have a good faith belief that doing so is necessary\" -- Windows 10 Privacy Statement
Dark Java Dude 64
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Posted: 13th Nov 2015 01:36
Which keeps the electric motor analogy in line quite nicely, as that vast majority of things in the world that need to be spun are spun by electric motors.
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Posted: 13th Nov 2015 01:42
Quote: "Except for powering nearly every supercomputer and server out there"


Sounds useful to me. /not
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Posted: 13th Nov 2015 08:53
And some German cars are like fake USB sticks. The readout says one thing, and the reality os something completely different.
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mr Handy
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Posted: 15th Nov 2015 01:16
Mac is like an expensive car without trunk, as you don't need anything else, just Mac and you.
Dark Java Dude 64
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Posted: 15th Nov 2015 03:17
I hate posting off topic like this (total thread hijack with a plug for my own thread) but, mr Handy, we could use you at the banner competition! You created some decent submissions last year, and we would love to see some more.

Quote: "Mac is like an expensive car without trunk, as you don't need anything else, just Mac and you."
Lol, couldn't be better said!
MrValentine
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Posted: 15th Nov 2015 03:25
Has anybody tried moving files on Mac?

It is like moving files into the Archive Department but the photocopier is broken...
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Posted: 30th Nov 2015 15:55 Edited at: 30th Nov 2015 16:03
Dark Java Dude 64
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Posted: 30th Nov 2015 22:34
Well, I think she was doing that in order to change the oil in the engine control unit. Those are computers too, you know.

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