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Modifying your hardware beyond its intended use doesn’t always deliver desirable results. Here are a few hacks that didn’t sound viable on paper, and would probably be supremely disastrous in practice. Definitely don’t try these at home!
In the future, we’ll all be using wall-mounted displays for convenient viewing-angle adjustment and an ultra-sleek look. But we’ll all be using LCD displays, as well. That’s why wall-mounting a CRT not only looks obnoxious but is also probably the quickest way to tear a hole out of your wall. Never mind that CRTs don’t have mounting holes on their backs, their forward-heavy weight would snap off any mounting arm before you could finish screwing it in.
Craving the glorious visual fidelity of high-definition movies but don’t have the budget for a Blu-ray drive? Maybe replacing the red laser diode of your standard DVD player with a blue LED will do the trick. You wish! Hacking your optical drive’s laser isn’t just inadvisable—it simply won’t work. Sorry, Charlie.
Brawndo’s got electrolytes. What are electrolytes? We’re not sure, but they’re extremely awesome. And they’re what CPUs crave. They crave electrolytes. And Brawndo is full of them. And that’s why CPUs crave Brawndo. Not water, like from the toilet. We’ve never seen CPUs cooled in a toilet. Get Brawndo—the CPU Thirst Mutilator! Not!