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Cheese is magical

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Apr. 6th, 2006 | 02:44 pm

I had put a small package of string cheese on my laptop to warm it up, but then I noticed that the the trackpad had stopped working. Upon further investigation I discovered that the cheese was triggering detecting multiple fingers sensor.

I then performed some further experements and discovered that as far as the two trackpads I tested are concerned, plastic wrapped string cheese is just as good as a human finger for moving the cursor around.

Other things like 3x5 cards or plastic pens or bits of plastic don't trigger the touchpad but fingers or string cheese make the cursor move.

(If it matters it's individually wrapped low fat string cheese from trader joes.

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secretslip

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from: secretslip
date: Apr. 6th, 2006 11:19 pm (UTC)
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What else do you guys use the string cheese for?

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Diane Trout

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from: alienghic
date: Apr. 6th, 2006 11:23 pm (UTC)
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banishing spirits

(or at least making me less hungry)

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Dilinger

My Son

from: dilinger
date: Apr. 7th, 2006 12:55 am (UTC)
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Likes to bite the packaged cheeze before I open it.

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Diane Trout

Re: My Son

from: alienghic
date: Apr. 7th, 2006 06:58 am (UTC)
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:) that's cute... and kinda squishy.

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Aluta Corinthiaca Sumptuosa

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from: dragonblink
date: Apr. 7th, 2006 03:13 am (UTC)
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You put CHEESE.

On your COMPUTER.

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Diane Trout

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from: alienghic
date: Apr. 7th, 2006 06:57 am (UTC)
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Does it count that it was still in its package?

And considering how toasty computers get these days it was a really good way to get my cheese up to room temperature--to make it all the more yummy.

And I think it means my computer was cheesy too.

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T e s s

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from: soulsong
date: Apr. 8th, 2006 09:18 am (UTC)
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That's pretty cool. I always wondered how mr trackpad knew finger from pen. Now I realise that any spongy, noodle-like cheese-fleshy appendage will work. Good job, madprofessorgirl!

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