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Sat, Aug. 16th, 2008, 04:25 pm
Home Made Furnace

Another video, but not of Rattus! This is a cutting together of footage Avi and I took of Electra melting down old hard drives and other sources of aluminium in his home made furnace. This might look dangerous (and it is) but the only burn Electra got was when he ate his meat pie for lunch too quickly!



Look out for Avi's great line at 4:23!

Sat, Aug. 16th, 2008 07:25 am (UTC)
badboybunny

Rah cool ^^

Sat, Aug. 16th, 2008 08:02 am (UTC)
kupok

This is a bit extreame for Data Destruction :x
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Sat, Aug. 16th, 2008 08:12 am (UTC)
(Anonymous)

*grins* At least after that, there's no chance of the liquid silvery metal reforming back into hard-drives, foil or killer robots ^.^

Pretty neat video - and seems to have got a nice range of aluminium paper-weights from it too.

Sat, Aug. 16th, 2008 08:18 am (UTC)
arakinuk

Nifty - and no worries that it might reform into a killer robot after or anything :D
(think I might have already sent you this message anonymously? - got logged out somehow)

Sat, Aug. 16th, 2008 09:54 am (UTC)
schnee

Interesting - but something tells me I shouldn't try this at home. c.c

Sat, Aug. 16th, 2008 09:37 pm (UTC)
marko_the_rat

Not if you live in a unit, no.

Sun, Aug. 17th, 2008 11:18 am (UTC)
schnee

Well, *if* I did it, I certainly wouldn't do so inside, anyway. :)

Sat, Aug. 16th, 2008 03:54 pm (UTC)
twigmouse

Mmmmmm, meat pie.... *drool*
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Sat, Aug. 16th, 2008 05:55 pm (UTC)
mrbear2day

Mmmmm, yummy! aluminum muffins! Can I have a taste? ;)
Very cool, thanks for sharing!
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Sun, Aug. 17th, 2008 06:43 am (UTC)
marko_the_rat

Oh no, Ristin! This is something we did back in May--I hadn't gotten around to editing the footage until now.

The phrase "While the cat's away the mice will play" may be true for cats (and mice) but while you've been away your rat has been a perfect little angel. Just ask Broc. Er, on second thoughts...

Sun, Aug. 17th, 2008 05:08 am (UTC)
shiningriver

Oh dear God!!

(Looks up "Australian public holidays" on Internet)

Ah, so you blokes were celebrating "Mad Max Day"!
LOLZ!

Sun, Aug. 17th, 2008 06:38 am (UTC)
marko_the_rat

*rolls eyes* Puh-lease! We here in Australia celebrate public holidays the same way everyone else does: Having a good yarn over a few beers while burning grilling some sangas on the barbie.

What? That's not how you celebrate a public holiday? o_O

Anyway, it wasn't for a public holiday. Just a run of the mill weekend at Electra's house.

Sun, Aug. 17th, 2008 12:24 pm (UTC)
vandringar

What were you doing this for?

Sun, Aug. 17th, 2008 08:06 pm (UTC)
marko_the_rat

Um, because Electra asked me to film him and then make a video out of it.

Mon, Aug. 18th, 2008 01:11 am (UTC)
vandringar

Okay, better question- why was Electra doing this?

Mon, Aug. 18th, 2008 02:13 am (UTC)
marko_the_rat

I know they're for "another project" but that's all I know. I was just there to film and make a video out of it. You could ask him on his YouTube video.

Mon, Aug. 18th, 2008 01:36 am (UTC)
meerkatboy

Oh, thats sucks, what a waste....

I collect old hard drives, the platters inside are just beautiful and I am wanting to get as many as possible so I can do an art project with them.

Mon, Aug. 18th, 2008 02:11 am (UTC)
marko_the_rat

Electra was melting them down into aluminium ingots for another project of his. One of the great things about obsolete computer hardware is that different people have different uses for them. If you want some hard drives (and you have a way of collecting them) you should ask Electra if he can get you more.

Mon, Aug. 18th, 2008 11:07 pm (UTC)
bigkidsid

I could still recover the data....

Wed, Aug. 20th, 2008 02:38 am (UTC)
sethimothy

Wow, that was awesome to watch. And he created the entire set-up himself? Nice. :D

Wed, Aug. 20th, 2008 04:14 am (UTC)
marko_the_rat

He would have had a friend helping him, but that was mostly him.