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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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By the skin of my teeth
Many years ago I had a gig right round the west side of the M25, so I stayed with my folks who live on the east side of that thoroughfare.

Driving home late at night I had to stop for petrol. The petrol cap was one that you had to open with the ignition key, which on this occaision decided to snap off in the lock. I had no spare.

Managed to pull the broken bit out and am there at a petrol station in the the middle of the night in the middle of nowhere wondering how the hell I am going to get home. The guy behind the counter and passing customers all tried to think of something, but to no avail,

Finally, in desperation, I selotaped the two halves of the key together and turned it - it worked!
I got all the way home with my selotaped key.

God knows what would have happened if I'd stalled.
(, Wed 26 Aug 2009, 10:03, Reply)

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