Use a CD to make it Speedy

Wednesday, May 16, 2007

If you want to get a little more power out of your computer without spending an arm and a leg on new hardware, try this:
Whenever you finish using the computer for the day, rather than turning it off, insert a blank CD into the CD drive and leave the computer running. While you're gone, the blank CD will collect stray bits of data which are floating around on the machine, locking them within the tightly woven fabric of its bit-matrix. The next time you use the computer, simply throw the CD away - just like changing the filter on an air conditioner. Without all that junk clogging the ducts, you'll find your computer running smoother and faster.

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Blogger duffytoler said...

Brilliant! Very helpful advice. I should email it to my friends who use those "CD Stoplight" pens.

3:52 PM  
Blogger Ricky Welch said...

Actually, don't just throw it away. If you turn it over you can use the other side the next evening.

2:15 PM  
Blogger duffytoler said...

Excellent suggestion, Ricky.

Grinding up a blank CD (to increase the surface area) and putting it in an empty baking soda box inside the case will help to further absorb stray data bits.

3:07 PM  
Blogger Nick Burns said...

Wow! Amazing! It really works! In fact I put in a blank DVD and collected 6x the amount of stray bits! Now my computer boots up in .003 seconds! Thanks for the tip!

9:19 PM  
Blogger Mac said...

1. When has anyone ever seen an electronic CD or DVD device actually start recording something without human intervention? You have to tell it to record something. It doesn't do it on it's own.

2. "Spare bits of data" ??? If that were true and there were these spare bits roaming around your computer, wouldn't the files or programs they came from cease to function after a while?

3. Busted and dumped into the "Urban Legends" bin dude. Get a life and stop trying to creat more scared users out there.

6:55 PM  

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