Originally Posted by Questors
I am not going to bother to go back and quote everything you have said, but so far, you have either dismissed ideas or have been a bit condescending with "Common sense says" and "sadly anyone who can think independently," etc.
If you are unwilling to entertain the experience or suggestions of others, why did you bother to waste anyone's time with asking of them about this topic when you already have all the answers?
Concerning static/ESD and home vacuum cleaners, the article below is a bit aged, but the premise hasn't changed; like turning the steering wheel to move the tires in the desired direction.http://www.howtogeek.com/57870/ask-how-to-geek-why-you-should-never-vacuum-your-pc-converting-books-for-the-kindle-and-controlling-multiple-computers-with-one-keyboard/
It appears you really weren't looking for suggestion that may help you, but rather using OCN as a sounding board for your frustration. Fine, but state that from the get-go so other can read and move on.
Do what you want to do, but don't waste others time. Their time is no less valuable than yours.
Questors, you are mistaken. I certainly agree that everyone's time is valuable. You don't appear to have noticed the multiple times I expressed accepting and thankful responses. I won't take up your time by going back to quote them all. After all, I am your guest here. I've never known about this site before and many of the cool technologies that others have shared freely. I'm sorry to have offended you. When I asked for advice, I was surprised to see that suggestions were made advocating ideas that in my own personal experience have proven to be damaging. It's true that people are important and the importance of their time is all equal, but not all ideas are equal. The specialized filters from south Africa are a technological marvel, and the effectiveness of pantyhose was clearly demonstrated with photos and multiple persons coming forward with the same tip. Foam is something I've seen before with both positive and negative sides to the coin, so I'm eager to hear more about that if the follow up is forthcoming.
As for the oil dip builds, I wasn't the first nor will I ever be the last to point out the mess that makes over time. All I had to do was look into it a little before a plethora of evidence and experience showed it to be problematic. Finally, concerning the compressed air, I don't need to delve deeply into why that is not recommended, because I already did that quite thoroughly.
I appreciate the link you shared. The personal blog author provided his opinion in the exact manner as it was provided here. It was not in any way supported with factual information. When I talked about how I broke a fan with compressed air, that was a demonstration of fact. Simply saying that compressed air breaks fans without explaining how or why and providing factual evidence to establish the truth...that would be the same logical fallacy as saying all vacuums create static and therefore shouldn't be used. Ok, well, let's see. I have contrary evidence that it isn't true, and no one provided me with any kind of factual information to prove otherwise. This is the embodiment of the notion I wrote about a few sentences back when I said then, and restate now, that not all ideas are equal. When I ask for advice, it's not incumbent on me to applaud each suggestion in order to make sure that everyone feels like all time is valuable. In fact, it's more of a service to others reading this thread when we are brave enough to question ideas that are potentially damaging. Our computers are worth more than a few sentences typed on a keyboard that suggest doing something which could ruin them and void their warranties in the process, making a financial recovery impossible.
For a second time I'll apologize that I offended you. I'd like to keep on topic from this point forward if possible. If you want to talk about me personally instead of the topic, please send me a PM. I hope more folks with good ideas will chime in, if there are modders who've tried other things still unmentioned, but if not, I think we've got at least three good approaches to try here, or even combine. That's a step in the right direction!
Edited to correct phone keyboard typos.Edited by linuxjedi - 9/26/15 at 8:20am