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81 clicks; posted to Main » on 26 Mar 2003 at 2:26 PM (14 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»

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2003-03-26 08:28:46 AM  
heh, you should see what's on my hard drive! That'll make ya sick!

2003-03-26 08:43:45 AM  
That's why I've cut back by 37% on my miscellaneous electronic device licking since 1995.
2003-03-26 11:11:49 AM  
My God! It's full of crumbs!

2003-03-26 02:29:09 PM  
Hasn't killed me so far.. Guess I should stop licking the keys, eh?
2003-03-26 02:29:18 PM  
Coffe stains and cookie crumbs.
2003-03-26 02:29:46 PM  
Just alot of kitten fur in mine.
2003-03-26 02:29:46 PM  
Using library computers makes me sick. I have some old lady talking to herself to my right and a keyboard smasher on the left. I'm going to the gym....
2003-03-26 02:30:18 PM  
I probably got a quarter of bud in mine from rolling on my desk next to the keyboard over the years.
2003-03-26 02:31:38 PM  
"If you suddenly discovered that something you touch almost every day is riddled with bacteria and germs, filled with greasy food bits, skin flakes, and other nasty unmentionables, you'd probably wonder why it never gets cleaned, right? "

Is he talking about Andrea, the office slut/receptionist?
2003-03-26 02:31:59 PM  
What's on my keyboard would get my wife the 9 mo. sickness...

She says, "Hey honey, look what I can type with..."
2003-03-26 02:32:20 PM  
And if you cut to cable and apply the exposed wires to your testicles, it could cause death!

2003-03-26 02:34:03 PM  
When I pulled the top cover off of my old Model M to fix the cable, it just confirmed what I thought...underneath most of the keys was a strange mixture of crumbs, skin flakes, hair, and god only knows what else.

Small wonder it didn't take long for the "1", "Q", "A", "Z", and left-Alt keys to fail after that...I'm just glad I found a brand-spanking-new-in-the-box Model M to replace it...
2003-03-26 02:34:41 PM  
I find the cumstains-mold-hair-fuzz-oldfluids-potremnants-etc. in my keyboard comforting.

Sure it may make me physically ill, but its nasty existance and growth gives me cosmic empowerment, and that sir, is priceless
2003-03-26 02:35:42 PM  
It's the mouse chum that I'm worried about.
2003-03-26 02:35:48 PM  
This is why I put it in the dishwasher every Sunday night.
2003-03-26 02:36:33 PM  
Ahhh, Fark. I'm glad to see someone beat me to the killing kittens byproduct mention-ing. -ing.
2003-03-26 02:36:40 PM  
When I presses F5 to refresh Fark I was looking into my keyboard and thinking it needed to be cleaned. Then this pops up....
2003-03-26 02:36:48 PM  
I opened my keyboard and found 3 pounds of my own pubes. That doesnt stop me from masturbation.
2003-03-26 02:37:03 PM  
I spilled beer on my keyboard. The keys still stick. No serious- it really was beer.
2003-03-26 02:37:49 PM  
I refuse the read the article. What I don't know can't kill me, right?
2003-03-26 02:38:31 PM  
Well no duh, thanks for pointing out the obvious.
Everytime I use a public computer at college I ALWAYS wash my hands/use hand sanitizer afterward. Have you ever looked at those things? The keyboards, along with the mouses are all discolored and covered with miscellaneous brown crud...yuck.
2003-03-26 02:39:46 PM  
I have a new keyboard... it's black... which makes it spooky.

Oooh... spooky keyboard.
2003-03-26 02:40:14 PM  
Anyone know a easy way to get to the area under the keys? I'd love to see what's under there myself....
2003-03-26 02:40:43 PM  
I guess I should stop licking my keyboard.
2003-03-26 02:41:07 PM  
ha! and they used to call me crazy for cleaning my keyboard religiously at work.....
2003-03-26 02:41:33 PM  

Using anti-bacterial wipes or alcohol wipes will kill bacteria around your desk.

And leave the resistant ones to take over. Great idea.
2003-03-26 02:41:45 PM  
as i type this i'm staring at my keyboard and noticing all the dust that is in between the keys that would cause a 'vvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvv' if i tried cleaning it

although that doesn't explain the random stain on my spacebar. no clue where that came from
2003-03-26 02:41:53 PM  
Anyone have that pic from the keyboard photoshop a while back?
The disposable saran wrap keyboard cover?
2003-03-26 02:42:38 PM  
Well, DUH.
2003-03-26 02:42:41 PM  
Dammit, AFM stole my sticky keys joke.
2003-03-26 02:43:04 PM  
I once spent two weeks cleaning every PC in a school...mice, screens, bases and keyboards. All were FILTHY...I mean really minging. I got through two packs of PC wipes and two cans of cleaning foam. The smell of that stuff still brings the memory flooding back...uuurggllle...
2003-03-26 02:43:42 PM  
I can imagine what is in the keyboard for most farkers...
2003-03-26 02:43:47 PM  
I've heard that most keyboards are dishwasher-safe. Not that I really worry about it... everyone knows that germs are just a conspiriacy to sell soap. ;P
2003-03-26 02:44:39 PM  
....which can include staphylococcus. This is the organism behind "staph" infections and an important contributor to skin wound infections. It's also the bug behind strep throat.

uh... isn't that streptococcus?

And isn't all of this stuff obvious? wtf?
2003-03-26 02:44:40 PM  
Thaats whhhy oncee a month I sticcckk myy keyboarrrd in theee dishwassshher. No proooblems sooo farrr.
2003-03-26 02:44:47 PM  
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2003-03-26 02:44:55 PM  
Fap fap fap...huh-what-what-what!!!??
2003-03-26 02:46:16 PM  
Alot of protein.
2003-03-26 02:46:52 PM  
Not if you're a swallower. Farkettes?
2003-03-26 02:48:02 PM  
Behold...a flat keyboard with no junk rotting under the keyds...

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2003-03-26 02:50:57 PM  
Thems are some nice hands....
2003-03-26 02:51:59 PM  
BACKSPACE right next to SPACE?
DELETE right next to ENTER?

mytpng wuld be trrble wita keybrad like tht.
2003-03-26 02:54:28 PM  
you think that is nasty, you should see what's in the cracks of my bosses chair....
2003-03-26 02:55:36 PM  
OOOHH i just bought a new keyboard yesterday, its lovely and so white and clean.
2003-03-26 02:56:15 PM  
As a former "desktop support person", I can say I agree 100%. Some of you people are just NASTY!
2003-03-26 02:56:25 PM  
I have a black keyboard as well. Whatever I can't see, isn't there.
2003-03-26 02:56:37 PM  
So it's my keyboard and not the booze.

That's a relief.
2003-03-26 02:56:41 PM  
I am not going to read this article. Or the comments. Or think about this.
2003-03-26 02:58:45 PM  
And that is why I've always stuck with my Atari 400.
2003-03-26 03:01:42 PM  


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