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Last Year's Gadgets Get New Life As... Jewelry

CowboyNeal posted about 9 years ago | from the martha-stewart-living dept.

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Will Sherman writes "Liz McLean Knight, a Chicago native, has applied her interest in electronics, computers, and music to a line of jewelry created under the name, Zelle. The catch? She almost exclusively uses spare computer and electronics parts in her work. Many of her pieces would be a perfect gift for your LAN admin, that cute girl in the IT department, or your favorite DJ. Among other things, she sells a belt made from IDE cable, necklaces made from capacitors, and a cuff bracelet made of midi cables. But can she turn my broken iPod into something wearable?"

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first post FOR YOU, LOVELY Eh0d!!!! (0, Offtopic)

eh0d is my daddy (825041) | about 9 years ago | (#13010061)

please don't fire me. i'll be good from now on.

p.s. 1000 people just died, who gives a damn about gadgets?? moron slashdotters, that's who.

FP 4 life.

I think that I speak for all of us when I say... (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 9 years ago | (#13010063)


Not all that new (5, Funny)

lordkuri (514498) | about 9 years ago | (#13010064)

I've had a keychain of a 4MB DIMM stick for years, and my wife has 8088 earrings =)

Re:Not all that new (5, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | about 9 years ago | (#13010088)

my wife has 8088 earrings

Wow! I thought my wife had a lot of earrings!

Re:Not all that new (1)

RickPartin (892479) | about 9 years ago | (#13010134)

Wow it just goes to show how truly geeky we really are. I saw a processor until this guy pointed out the joke.

Re:Not all that new (1)

lordkuri (514498) | about 9 years ago | (#13010148)

It also speaks to my geekiness that I didn't even think about his joke until I read it...


Re:Not all that new (1)

bhtooefr (649901) | about 9 years ago | (#13010121)

4MB? You b@(#$)*#d! I've only got 1MB! (I've got a 128MB DDR SODIMM lying around, but that is actually USABLE, so I'd rather not reappropriate it ;-))

I tried to turn my old 486 into a keychain, FWIW, but that didn't work at all...

8088 earrings, though? Wow... (Besides - why not 6502 earrings?)

Re:Not all that new (1)

lordkuri (514498) | about 9 years ago | (#13010133)

Couldn't find one =)

Re:Not all that new (1)

KodeK (887864) | about 9 years ago | (#13010278)

Why not P4 earri-- oh, nevermind.

Re:Not all that new (5, Funny)

Alex P Keaton in da (882660) | about 9 years ago | (#13010216)

Please let this get popular....
please let this get popular....
Dude, if I could get away with giving my wife an old commodore 64 part on a rope to wear as a neclace instead of some gold crap, I would be soooo happy.
Remember those clocks rappers wore around their necks in the early 90's? Maybe the next fashion will be CRT's haning around the neck....
I am sure there is some way I could fashion an old dot matrix printer into a sex toy... just give me time

Re:Not all that new (1)

Achra (846023) | about 9 years ago | (#13010267)

The problem (at least with the 30 pin simm's) is that the IC's fall off after a few months. :(

Re:Not all that new (2, Interesting)

bhtooefr (649901) | about 9 years ago | (#13010298)

Hmm... my 30-pin SIMM keychain had been working as RAM from 1993 (module date code is 9308, which places the manufacturing in February 1993) until September 2003. In October '03, IIRC, it was reapportioned as a keychain. The gold is wearing off the connectors, and the edges of the ICs are worn down, but they're most definitely still there.

Re:Not all that new (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 9 years ago | (#13010399)

I had a memory stick on mine, but it snapped in half, then the chip fell off it.
Right now I have a 512MB Titanium thumb drive which I think is far more useful.

Anonymous, Encrypted Internet, Join the Rebellion today! []

Cute girl in the IT department? (5, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | about 9 years ago | (#13010065)

Which IT department is that?

Re:Cute girl in the IT department? (4, Funny)

Saeed al-Sahaf (665390) | about 9 years ago | (#13010135)

That's what I told them. "I'll take the job, but all my techs must be super models (or at least HOT transvestite porn stars) in tight leather hot pants.

And guess what? (1)

jpardey (569633) | about 9 years ago | (#13010410)

They agreed.

Re:Cute girl in the IT department? (2, Funny)

ryanov (193048) | about 9 years ago | (#13010491)

We actually get some hot girls in our IT department occasionally. And apparently, you can find them online. Look at this promotion I got in my e-mail:

Date: Sat, 02 Jul 2005 06:39:35 -0700
From: Chlorinated B. Due
To: Ryanov
Subject: Do IT with woman 8-)

Re:Cute girl in the IT department? (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 9 years ago | (#13010286)

she's in the basement.....

now go ahead, move your desk to the basement =).

Same one as the... (1)

katharsis83 (581371) | about 9 years ago | (#13010482)

one with the gay black Republican.

wonderful (5, Funny)

Lord Ender (156273) | about 9 years ago | (#13010066)

This gets better every time it is posted.

But seriously, anyone who would actually wear this stuff has enough old parts lying around to make his own SCSI cable, RAM-encrusted thong.

Re:wonderful (1)

judas6000 (748273) | about 9 years ago | (#13010084)

I'd been wonderng what to do with all my old parts lying around. Finally realising that I will never use that old 1Mb stick of DRAM again, turn it into jewelry for my beloved

FP! (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | about 9 years ago | (#13010068)

Oooooohhh, yeeeeeaaaahhh!!!

Great idea (0, Flamebait)

Renraku (518261) | about 9 years ago | (#13010073)

Hey, great idea. Make something from capacitors that could very well charge themselves spontaniously. You're in for some fun when you zap random electronics that could be expensive, and cost you an arm and a leg.

Re:Great idea (4, Informative)

Lord Ender (156273) | about 9 years ago | (#13010109)

It is slashdotted, but I think we can assume the caps are in series or not connected to eachother. A large series of caps isn't going to be dangerous. Neither are individual ones.

A large number of caps in parallel might be bad if someone intentionally charged them, but I can't see how that could happen accidentally.

Re:Great idea (4, Informative)

dancpsu (822623) | about 9 years ago | (#13010183)

Actually, the capacitor necklace is like one of those costume jewelry necklaces with a black (plastic?) hoop to go around your neck, and semicircular rings hanging from the front with other semicircular rings hanging from them. This is sort of like a short netting with the capacitors hanging down. So it appears that some of the capacitors would be in parallel, but I don't think they are actually attached electrically. Also there are only six of them, and they are probably in the 50-100uF range, so they wouldn't pack much of a punch.

Re:Great idea (0, Offtopic)

sycotic (26352) | about 9 years ago | (#13010191)

A slashdotter who did not build his own computer is like a jedi who did not build his own lightsaber.

Do jedi's build their own lightsabers?

Re:Great idea (1)

natron 2.0 (615149) | about 9 years ago | (#13010245)

Do jedi's build their own lightsabers?

Please hand over your geek card and exit the room...

Re:Great idea (1)

sycotic (26352) | about 9 years ago | (#13010498)

I already handed in my N.E.R.D. card when I fell asleep watching Star Wars many moons ago.

I gotta be honest and say that Star Wars fits nicely into that category and not one of the 'geek' variety.

Re:Great idea (1)

NotQuiteReal (608241) | about 9 years ago | (#13010340)

There is no jedi, there is no spoon, er lightsaber, wait... Can I have a do-over?

Re:Great idea (2, Funny)

iamdrscience (541136) | about 9 years ago | (#13010294)

A large number of caps in parallel might be bad if someone intentionally charged them, but I can't see how that could happen accidentally.
Sabotage! Beware of someone who gives you a capicator necklace, they may well want to see you dead!

Re:Great idea (2, Insightful)

Anonymous Coward | about 9 years ago | (#13010124)

The way the capacitors are arranged in the picture would seem to indicate that all the leads are shorted together, and thus the danger of things getting zapped from accumulated charge is nil.

Re:Great idea (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 9 years ago | (#13010433)

My fav is the following...

Diskette Handbag - 17.28 MB #PDH17
This is a totally unique black vinyl handbag with six 3.5" high-density 1.44MB diskettes on each side. One compartment inside. Has a magnetic clasp on a flap on the inside to hold the sides together. 7.5" x 10.5" x 2.5" (18.3cm x 27cm x 6cm). Handmade and comes with a signed and dated Certificate of Authenticity.
MSRP: $75.00

What self respecting nerd would put a magnet ANYWHERE near a floppy disk???

Re:Great idea (1)

bhtooefr (649901) | about 9 years ago | (#13010461)

I think the magnet is actually a joke (as in, it's supposed to work, but they chose a magnet BECAUSE it was a bunch of floppy disks). The disks aren't usable, after all.

Re:Great idea (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 9 years ago | (#13010465)

"and cost you an arm and a leg"

Just how big of a capacitor do you have in mind?! I don't think a capacitor powerful enough to burn/blow off an arm and/or leg would make good jewelry.

More Stuff? (1)

Quirk (36086) | about 9 years ago | (#13010076)

Laptop, Cell phone, PDA, iPod... now you're telling me I need jewlery scavanged from old hardware? I don't think so ;)

Another link (5, Informative)

modifried (605582) | about 9 years ago | (#13010077)

I ran across a link involving the same jewelry not long ago. In case (read: when) the main site gets slashdotted, or if one just wants to see all products without pagination, you can view them all here: []

What? (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | about 9 years ago | (#13010078)

What "cute girl" in the IT department are you talking about?

Never heard of such nonsense...

I'd be in the doghouse (1)

WebHostingGuy (825421) | about 9 years ago | (#13010080)

if I gave my wife that stuff. I don't know about others, but it really doesn't look that good to me.

I guess if it were functional I could see using the IDE belt. You could hook a couple hard drives in holsters off the belt and hot plug the cable into your computer.

nothing new here move along (1)

st0rmshad0w (412661) | about 9 years ago | (#13010086)

aside from being a dupe, this is nothing new as there have been dozens of others doing this stuff for quite a few years now. but thanks for the advert.

Re:nothing new here move along (2, Interesting)

hjf (703092) | about 9 years ago | (#13010393)

true. a few years ago the new telco replaced all the lines in my country. there was a LOT and i mean a FUCKING LOT of CAT3 of all sorts of colors, and all kids were wearing them!

A new server, perhaps? (2, Funny)

Joey Patterson (547891) | about 9 years ago | (#13010096)

Warning: mysql_connect(): User elseware has already more than 'max_user_connections' active connections in /usr/www/users/elseware/commerce/includes/function s/database.php on line 19
Unable to connect to database server!

Maybe she'd be better off using those spare computer parts to build a new server.

[Insert Beowulf cluster joke here.]

hmm (5, Funny)

hotgirlgamer (898172) | about 9 years ago | (#13010097)

I really don't see this stuff catching on, diodes aren't a girls best friend.

Re:hmm (1)

jaseparlo (819802) | about 9 years ago | (#13010130)

Damn I wish I had mod points, that's awesome

Re:hmm (1, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | about 9 years ago | (#13010131)

You're right... Dildos are.


thinkgeek... (2, Informative)

Anonymous Coward | about 9 years ago | (#13010101)

had cat5 bracelets before, not sure if they still do. Bought one, had a zelle style label in it (it was packaged in a petre dish). Oddly I bought my gf both the necklace and the bracelet you mention. They are of good quality and 'zelle' is fantastically kind, she responds to emails personally. I would highly recomend any of this for a geek! (some of it is relatively gender neutral).

Strangely targetted? (3, Insightful)

Sv-Manowar (772313) | about 9 years ago | (#13010103)

I'm not quite sure who this line of goods is targetting, I mean anyone geeky enough to wear a necklace of capacitors is probably going to have the materials and the interest to build/have built one already and be enjoying its uniquity, rather than being off-the-peg 'geek fashion'. Still, its an option for those who wish to carry their array of spare cables and components with them at all times.

Re:Strangely targetted? (3, Funny)

st0rmshad0w (412661) | about 9 years ago | (#13010120)

Wired subscribers?

already been doing this...... (1)

pablo_max (626328) | about 9 years ago | (#13010105)

I've been doing this for a while. It seems as though everu where I go some comments on the Phantom Game Console I have hanging from my neck. It looks great and it's very light!

Re:already been doing this...... (1)

spectre_240sx (720999) | about 9 years ago | (#13010167)

What did you use to contain the vapor?

Hey.. (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 9 years ago | (#13010127)

A chick on the website ...."please mess with Texas" there her full picture anywhere? Looks cool ;)

Tasteless (1)

botzi (673768) | about 9 years ago | (#13010140)

Wearing some cool gadget that you've made for yourself as jewelry/accessoire is usually ok, but the pleasure comes from the personal value the item holds to you.(at least in my case) Buying something ugly(personal opinion on the pics in TFA) in a hopeless effort to put an oreal of strangeness around you is about as bad a taste as possible.

286/386 Key Ring (2, Interesting)

G4from128k (686170) | about 9 years ago | (#13010144)

Intel has been doing for years (probably other chip makers too). Back in the late 80s, Intel produced a marketing tidbit key ring that had a 286 die on one side and a 386 die on the other embedded in a flat hexagon of resin. The dies were mounted on something printed with some bubbly marketing speak about power for today/ power for tomorrow yada yada yada...

Re:286/386 Key Ring (3, Interesting)

snuf23 (182335) | about 9 years ago | (#13010259)

I had a Pentium Pro key ring made by Intel which was pretty cool. It was metal with the Intel Inside logo on one side and the Pentium Pro's dies on the other side. The Pentium Pro had a seperate die for the cache and cpus which made it neater to look at than than the regular Pentium keychain.

Another fathers day gift gone horribly wrong (3, Funny)

SimplyBen (898147) | about 9 years ago | (#13010145)

thank god i don't have any kids

Toxic chemicals (1, Informative)

Anonymous Coward | about 9 years ago | (#13010168)

I have an Intel SIMM that I use for a keychain (yes, Virginia, Intel used to make low margin memory chips, too), but I'd caution against this.

First, many of these components have sharp edges. If that's not dangerous enough for you (after all, edges can be sanded down), many electronic components contain toxic waste (you know, the usual litany of heavy metals and so on). I'm not sure you want to give a gift that might cause cancer, mmkay?

More practical stuff... (3, Informative)

bhtooefr (649901) | about 9 years ago | (#13010176)

Keychain made out of old RAM - easy to do, just get a key ring and any old SIMM, DIMM, or SODIMM (I advise against a SODIMM, though. The EDO SODIMMs are worth their weight in gold due to inflation, the SDR SODIMMs are still kinda useful, and the DDR SODIMMs are really useful. If it's dead, OTOH...)

Keychain made out of an old/dead CPU - if it's ceramic, don't bother. If it's organic (like a P3, some socketed K7s, P4, P-M, or K8) or plastic (like some Pentiums (Classic and MMX), socketed Mendocino Celerons), it's fairly easy.

Now, I just want to meet the girl that would wear the capacitor necklace... I've got dibs on her ;-)

Re:More practical stuff... (3, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | about 9 years ago | (#13010360)

I've seen the girl who would wear the capacitor necklace.

You can have her.

Re:More practical stuff... (1)

bhtooefr (649901) | about 9 years ago | (#13010409)

Correction: if she's not too bad to look at...

(Taco, it's 2005. Every competing comment system, except PHPNuke, can handle editing comments. Update Slash, will ya?)

Great, a necklace made from nasty sh*t (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 9 years ago | (#13010180)

"Necklaces made from capacitors"?

Who wants to be exposed to the stuff that's inside of those?

No thanks.

Airport security? (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 9 years ago | (#13010187)

Yeah, that IDE belt will go over real nice...

Pure Crap. (1)

NetNinja (469346) | about 9 years ago | (#13010207)

Hey I make belts and necklaces out of soda cans!

Can I get my website advertised for free?

Quantazelle (2, Informative)

stephenisu (580105) | about 9 years ago | (#13010212)

Old news... I first learned about her by downloading some of her tracks off of

You should listen to "late Blazing Kinch Theme"

Crazy talented this girl is.

Hmmm... (2, Funny)

fizban (58094) | about 9 years ago | (#13010219)

I wonder what kind of jewelry she'll make from her newly smoking webserver...

Two words: tinned leads (2, Insightful)

bremstrong (523910) | about 9 years ago | (#13010224)

Discrete components often have leads that have been tinned with lead-based solder. I'd be very cautious about wearing anything next to my skin long-term that was coated in lead.

On the other hand, the stuff looks really cool and a lot the items don't have that problem.

How is this remotely new or interesting? (4, Insightful)

RapmasterT (787426) | about 9 years ago | (#13010229)

I managed a software store almost 10 years ago, and we sold earring, keyrings, tie bars, etc all made out of PC parts.

Hell, I'm holding in my hand a keyring made out of a pentium cpu die sealed in plastic. It's so old it's not even cool to carry around any more.

so I'm asking, what exactly does it take to make a front page story on Slashdot? I submitted a report on compromising customer PII data and trying to cover it up, but that didn't even warrant a "go F*ck yourself".

I'll bet if I skid marked my underwear and it looked like Steve Jobs hugging Larry Ellison it'd be the story of the day.

Re:How is this remotely new or interesting? (1, Troll)

Solder Fumes (797270) | about 9 years ago | (#13010481)

A note for the future, it'll really help smooth the rest of your life out: no one cares what you think is important.

When you're not prepared for the publicity you get (1)

botzi (673768) | about 9 years ago | (#13010237)

.....your server goes down.

Re:When you're not prepared for the publicity you (1)

crazy2k (828067) | about 9 years ago | (#13010242)

Yeah. None of the links seem to work.

Re:When you're not prepared for the publicity you (1)

botzi (673768) | about 9 years ago | (#13010261)

I'd guess a sysadmin or their hosting company got scared. I was able to visit it shortly after the article was fresh new. The third link I clicked on their page got me the 403-ed.

Re:When you're not prepared for the publicity you (1)

FifthRaven (701549) | about 9 years ago | (#13010406)


Cheap and ugly. (1)

dr3vil (604180) | about 9 years ago | (#13010238)

Seriously - I'm as geeky as anyone, but who would really wear this stuff? If I gave a girl something as nasty as this I'd expect a very cool response.

Re:Cheap and ugly. (1)

Synbiosis (726818) | about 9 years ago | (#13010398)

Depends on the girl.

Personally, I see the audioplug necklace [] as something pretty much anyone would see as cool. Especially if she's into DJing or just live music in general.

But the Cat5 bracelet [] ? It just looks like a bunch of 10 cent wire strands attached to a clasp. I wouldn't recommend that unless you wanted to be both ripped of and have your girlfriend break up with you.

Dupe! (4, Funny)

slapout (93640) | about 9 years ago | (#13010239)

Oh wait, it isn't. Sorry, I just got so used to it :-)

Outdated Server? (1)

Gamzarme (799219) | about 9 years ago | (#13010253)

She must also be running her website on an antique server, as it is already broken down under the Slashdot pressure.

Re:Outdated Server? (1)

caffiend666 (598633) | about 9 years ago | (#13010274)

Nah, she took off her necklace server for the night. Wait until you see what happens when she brushes her teeth!

Freaky coincidence (1)

nyckidd (213326) | about 9 years ago | (#13010264)

Just this evening I happened to catch a bit on the local fox news about [] .

Then I saw this post and thought it was related but bizarre to refer to them as Last Year's Gadgets. Frightening.

But, seriously, old cables/components.. hasn't this been done to death already? :)

How very yesterday.

New and busted: USB belt (1)

Monte (48723) | about 9 years ago | (#13010268)

Old Hotness: A 12AX7 necklace.

Nothing says "Geek Sophisticate" like analog.

"Wanna come up and look and look at my Mcintosh, sweetheart? If you're good, I might let you play with my Moog."

Slashdotters looking to woo (1)

saskboy (600063) | about 9 years ago | (#13010275)

...would do better than to give the gift of floppies.

"that cute girl in the IT department," is not going to want IT jewelry that isn't functional. Women don't want to have obsolete technology turned into ear or neck decoration unless it doesn't have sharp edges, looks very cool, or is made by their kid.

Try giving a 256MB USB 2.0 keychain drive instead on a necklace if you want to be popular. Keep the 286s in a box at home to show your grandkids. /a little dating advice.

Re:Slashdotters looking to woo (1)

bhtooefr (649901) | about 9 years ago | (#13010382)

I've actually used the 256MB UFD trick. Almost worked, too... (OK, OK, OK, I wasn't trying to buy her with the UFD ;-))

That actually applies for ANY girl that doesn't have one, and moves files around much at all. It's a gift that they'll use every day, and it's ever so slightly geeky that it'll remind them of you. The girl that I gave one to isn't in to computers, but she's not an idiot. Also, she's kinda geeky herself (as in, if I had to describe whose personality she most resembled of anyone I know, I'd say mine), just not into electronics or computers (fine by me - her interests don't actually conflict with mine).

Cute girls in the IT departments? (1)

mi (197448) | about 9 years ago | (#13010277)

Are there any after all?

BTDT (1)

MsWillow (17812) | about 9 years ago | (#13010280)

I used to make jewelry from chips. Had earrings made from EPROMs, split open, and necklacess made from 286s which had the cap un-soldered, and the cavity filled with water-clear epoxy.

Nobody bought them then, either. They were too common, too easy for any geek to make.

These days, my jewelry is less geeky, and far more salesworthy. I learned.

"Ohms been thinking about you..." (4, Funny)

citking (551907) | about 9 years ago | (#13010281)

Many of her pieces would be a perfect gift for...that cute girl in the IT department....
Somehow I think that giving a cute girl (whether she works in an IT department or not) a capacitor necklace would make for a pretty awkward moment. Especially if they weren't totally discharged....

Re:"Ohms been thinking about you..." (1)

panaceaa (205396) | about 9 years ago | (#13010371)

As a geek guy, I have enough problems with things discharging when I talk to women. I'm not about to get another!!

Earrings..? (1)

creimer (824291) | about 9 years ago | (#13010301)

You mean there's still life for my old Commodore VIC-20?!

Subversive (1)

Moiche (840352) | about 9 years ago | (#13010322)

People like these stories (or rather this story, again, and again, and again) because it's like showing your (geeky) gang colors, and because repurposing hardware feels subversive, IMHO. I hope the trend keeps developing, actually; the day I can give the woman in my life a 10gb chunk of flashmemory in lieu of a chunk of crystallized carbon that does fuck all aside from benefit from the machinations of a global crystallized carbon cartel will be a good day.

Mod me -1: absurdly alliterative. It's late, I'm tired.


Re:Subversive (1)

RickPartin (892479) | about 9 years ago | (#13010422)

*Hands you a small yellow happy face sticker*

the thought that counts (1)

lanced (795958) | about 9 years ago | (#13010329)

In a galaxy far, far away...

"I'm sorry honey. I found some really cool jewelery online that I though you would love, but when I went to buy it for you, the server went down. Something about a price cut on the smaller items. They were saying slashed dots or something like that."

It is the new form of the dog ate my homework excuse...the slashdot took down my server excuse.

Don't forget... (4, Funny)

citking (551907) | about 9 years ago | (#13010331)

Don't forget the perfect pick-up lines when giving your "cute IT girl" her jewelry:

"I want to give you a RAM."

"Can I discharge on you...with my big capacitor?"

"IDE like to get into that belt. Get it? IDE?"

"I'll help you flux that capacitor."

"Here's some RAM so you can always remember me. Yup, all 2 megs of it."

"Hey baby, wanna create some ESD and ruin a few chips? (wink wink)"

"I like it when you talk SCSI."

"I wanna C my P on U."

Ok, I'll stop....

Wow... (1)

DarkHelmet (120004) | about 9 years ago | (#13010431)

With lines like that, no wonder it's so hard for nerds to procreate.

I'd like to see... (1)

bnitsua (72438) | about 9 years ago | (#13010345)

what they're going to make out of their server, after it overheated from being slashdotted.

I want the cuff links. (1)

Paleomacus (666999) | about 9 years ago | (#13010364)

These [] are baddass.

more stuff. []

semi-related jewelry question... (1)

sumirain (868444) | about 9 years ago | (#13010368)

Huh. This is neat..not quite my taste but close to it. I'm taking a metalwork class right now, and before I saw this article posted today I had an idea to make a silver necklace or bracelet out of metal imprinted with patterns from printed circuit boards or FCP cables. I can use either a hydraulic press (a modded car jack) or a rolling mill to achieve the imprint. Both options are destructive to the material. Unfortunately, I'm told that PCB board will just shatter if you put pressure on it. Anyone have any ideas?

At last, that perfect gift of toxic waste (1)

caffiend666 (598633) | about 9 years ago | (#13010379)

As last, a perfectly disquised gift of toxic waste. A gift of lead and other poisons for the people you don't want around for the next round of gift giving. And, they're all gifts that keep on giving... Are you allowed to recycle these again after they die? Reminds me of those people who were bringing recycled cesium canisters to raves in Brazil and using the cesium powder as makeup, they didn't last long....

That cute girl... (1)

cmay (687134) | about 9 years ago | (#13010420)

I noticed you used the singular and not the plural when you said "... that cute girl in the IT department". I'm guessing you did this on purpose, as there really is only 1 cute girl working in IT today (hint: west coast!).

Make something of this... (1)

embezzled (643330) | about 9 years ago | (#13010444)

Now that have fried fried server, I'm sure she'll have a lot more to work with.

if only she could turn the /. effect into something tangible she'd be rich!

Recycling.. Trash = Cash (1)

sjs132 (631745) | about 9 years ago | (#13010446)

This is becoming more commen among jewelers... I've seen a number of folks that use circut boards, etc in their jewelry... (I'm into amature jewelry, and lapidary myself and it is my nontech skill that will keep me fed once all the tech gets EMP'd one day...)

Here's some cool pics of computer "jewlery": []

I'm sure there are others out there, but I found these recently and really liked them...

There is a general gallery of the ganoksin jewelry folks here: []

Lots of pretty stuff to see...

New source of parts (1)

MrToast (789068) | about 9 years ago | (#13010458)

Well, it looks like she can now use the slowly smoldering bits of her server to make more jewelry....

Or... (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 9 years ago | (#13010477)

...give the charged caps to an ex-gf. Include note saying "From your secret admirer.".
Then...laugh heartily.
(Of course, this is bad advice for the /. crowd, as noone here has an ex-gf.)
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