What will happen if I drill small holes in a flatscreen monitor?


#182

Dec 18, Scroll up; Dec 2015
Seems ok here?

Nice thread necro btw.
Back in those days I never dared venture outside games forum due to the snark.

Edit: So, this thread is only active on the 12th month of each year, no?


#183

I read that in Bunsen Honeydew’s voice.


#184

You are doing things correctly!


#185

If he were drilling through e-ink there would be no problem.


#186

God, so many old names and flashbacks re-reading this thread.


#187

I finally have 2 solid theories for the small holes:

Theory #1 - He had a room-mate or workmate he didn’t trust. He was thinking of getting a really nice monitor and the only way he felt he could secure it was to thread cable through it many times. He said “security” in the post and also mentioned buying a new screen. So it was a wild-shot idea he had while drunk one evening.

Theory #2 - He was going to go for a decorative look and one of the holes would hide a small camera. I remember plenty of monitors that had lots of “holes” of varying sizes in a wavy pattern across the bezel. This was back in the CRT era when Gateway was still a thing.


#188

At last, thanks to an Apple patent, we know what this was all about.


#189

Ah, so that is where Theodore Rex works. He finally managed to pull it off, and to think we scoffed at him. Perhaps he is laughing all the way to the bank.


#190

2017 will truly be a year of miracles.


#191

… he was secretly Jony Ive the whole time!


#192

You have to respect a thread that lasts 10 years.


#193

Crafty bastard…


#194

You know you love it, you cheeky bugger.


#195

I mean, why didn’t they try monitors too? Maybe he takes requests.


#196

Dude’s wife is like, “Why do all of my glasses have holes in them?”

Where was this when I was making bongs in the 70s?


#197

This thread will never die. Nor should it.


#198

What is drilled may never die!


#199

Yet with strange eons, even LCDs may die!


#200

Ph’nglui mglw’nafh Cthulhu Rex wgah’gnaw fhinger


#201

This is my favorite thread in the entire forum.