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Old hard drive platters make wonderfully good drinks coasters - they look dead smart and expensive and you've stopped people reading your old data into the bargain.

Have you taped all your remotes together, peep-show-style? Have you wired your doorbell to the toilet? What enterprising DIY have you done with technology?

Extra points for using sellotape rather than solder.

(, Thu 20 Aug 2009, 12:30)
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Back when I was a student I spent a year living with a mental engineering student named Ed who didn’t like the inconvenience of having to open the fridge to see if there were any cans of lager inside. One day I returned from lectures to find he’d taken an angle grinder to our beloved cooler-of-beer and made a little window so he could peer inside without having to open the door.

The fridge wheezed along for about a week, sort of doing a one-appliance rave in the corner of the kitchen before it gave up the will to live and died.

Scarily, Ed now services suspension bridges for a living throughout the UK.
(, Thu 20 Aug 2009, 16:50, 2 replies)
What was your electric bill like for that week?
And how did you explain it to the landlord?
(, Thu 20 Aug 2009, 22:17, closed)
Fridge exploded?
We used that for a broken door.
(, Fri 21 Aug 2009, 13:36, closed)

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