[tahoe-dev] CodeCon! (and can I borrow your laptop and give it back in pieces?)

Kevin Reid kpreid at mac.com
Thu Apr 16 14:39:50 UTC 2009


On Apr 16, 2009, at 9:51, zooko wrote:

> By the way, I was originally planning to borrow an old Pentium 133
> laptop from Brian, show it operating as one of the storage servers in
> the live demo (live demos are a requirement of presentations at
> CodeCon), and then smash it to pieces with an axe.

Have you considered whether a sledgehammer would be more or less  
effective than an axe?

Furthermore, (a) do not leave the battery in, unless you want a  
lithium fire, and (b) perhaps avoid supporting the middle, so the  
first blow is more spectacular than just being slightly flattened:

                   ___
                  /.  \
            ###)  |_ )|
           (###   \___/
              \\  /||\
   +-----+     \\ ||||
   | X-| |     (#)//||
   =======       \\||\
+-+     +-+      \\//
|O|     |O|       (#)
|O|     |O|       ||
+-+     +-+      (||
+-+     +-+       ||
|O|     |O|       ||
|O|     |O|       ||
+-+     +-+     (%%%

You can also hide the implement of destruction behind the hypothetical  
cement blocks.

-- 
Kevin Reid                            <http://homepage.mac.com/kpreid/>





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