[nSLUG] Best way to destroy a PC?

Jamie Fifield jamie at fifield.ca
Sun Jun 1 00:17:54 ADT 2003

One word: thermite.

On Sat, May 31, 2003 at 03:13:29PM -0300, Dop Ganger wrote:
> Hi,
> I'm looking for creative suggestions on the best way to destroy a PC for a
> presentation next week. I'm going to be doing it as part of a cluster
> demonstration, to show how well Linux copes with a node failure. So far,
> I've considered the following:
> * Fire axe
> Pro's: A deep, incisive cut deep into the motherboard is possible.
> Con's: The machine being used has a riser board which fouls, so the
> machine would have to be upside down. Possibility of axe getting caught in
> the case.
> * Drill:
> Pro's: Precise holemaking, with possibility of making into art-deco-esque
> items to give out
> Con's: Cordless drill would be required (this is, after all, going to be
> done while the machine is on). Can a cordless drill drill through a
> motherboard?
> * Iron filings
> Pro's: Always a black ops favourite, with a high possibility of random
> flamage given the right mix.
> Con's: May spray over attendees. Event managers may disapprove of use of
> fire extinguishers.
> Anyone else out there got any ideas? Something that takes the machine out
> pretty much instantly would be preferred, but something with lots of son
> et lumiere will also be considered :-)
> Cheers... Dop.
Jamie Fifield
<jamie at fifield.ca>

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