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Andy
08-07-2007, 11:59 AM
Last week I spilt a can of 7-Up on my keyboard. Today it has become unbearably sticky, most notably on the keys 6, 7, T, Y, U, G, H, V, B, N and the space bar.

Anyway, it's become annoying to the point where I'm giving great consideration to countering the stickyness by pouring water on it.

I must also say that the problem is the keyboard's part of a wireless pack that came with the mouse, so I can't replace it without getting a new mouse as well; and I'm pretty tight.

So, water on a keyboard to free up sticky keys - good idea?

sKratch
08-07-2007, 12:03 PM
I wouldn't recommend it. Definitely not just spilling a cup of water on it. Try turning it off and taking it apart. There should be some screws to dismantle it and the whole key fixture should come out. You should be able to clean whatever you need to clean.

mrconeman
08-07-2007, 12:04 PM
Or you could take the keys off and clean them.

Whiplash
08-07-2007, 12:05 PM
Or you could be like me, Lazy, and go out to buy a new one.

Andy
08-07-2007, 12:07 PM
Yeah, the problem with taking the keys off is that it's made like a laptop keyboard, so very difficult to simply pop off.

I'm afraid I may have to take it apart aren't I?

Damn, all this effort.

sKratch
08-07-2007, 12:09 PM
I'm not sure exactly what kind of keyboard we're talking about here, but in general removing the top face will make the keys much more accessible. And it's not THAT much of a hassle.

Meg
08-07-2007, 12:50 PM
wet-wipe? always been my preferred choice of cleaning weapon

mrconeman
08-07-2007, 12:58 PM
I like that a girl came up with the best cleaning solution.

Mannen som blev en gris
08-07-2007, 01:04 PM
Although in this case, guys are usually a bit more experienced...

Meg
08-07-2007, 01:12 PM
I just generally use wet wipes for all cleaning purposes. And it seemed like the best idea so far in the thread, so yeah :P

Z-Speak
08-07-2007, 01:14 PM
If I spilled soda on my keyboard, I wouldn't wait a week to clean it...(Sorry if I misunderstood that, but that's what it seemed like). If it was all sticky, I would probably just get a wet towel to clean it and hope for the best.

Meg
08-07-2007, 01:17 PM
good point.. But hey that's what i'm for right? cleaning advice?
Let me know if it works Andy
=]

Andy
08-07-2007, 01:31 PM
Right, the deed is done. That was much more effort than I'd have hoped. It's not like a normal keyboard, where you can just pop off the keys and wipe around underneath. The keys are really thin - like laptop keys - so I had to carefully remove each one, followed by the tedious little plastic springy thing underneath them. Then I had to clean each piece (damp cloth styly) and the base.

Then I realised I couldn't remember where each of the keys went, but that's a different story.

Anyway, it's all over now. Space bar could be more responsive but it was the first one I removed so was a little overly-forceful.

Oh and Meg, I didn't have any wetwipes (I am a straight man after all), but thanks anywho

Meg
08-07-2007, 01:40 PM
I was thinking after i wrote it that wetwipes are a pretty much female necessity :P

Andy
08-07-2007, 01:43 PM
I've never trusted wetwipes. I don't know why.


If I spilled soda on my keyboard, I wouldn't wait a week to clean it...(Sorry if I misunderstood that, but that's what it seemed like). If it was all sticky, I would probably just get a wet towel to clean it and hope for the best.

I don't think I mentioned that along with being tight I'm also lazy. Clumsy, lazy, and tight - I really am quite the catch.

Meg
08-07-2007, 01:46 PM
a sticky catch? :P

Andy
08-07-2007, 01:53 PM
That usually depends on who's doing the catching.

Yes, that's the best innuendo I could come up with and I apologise.

Damn this sticky space bar.

Meg
08-07-2007, 01:59 PM
Haha. I have a terrible habit for making up innuendos out of nothing these days... At least it wasn't me that got the keyboard sticky, aye?

Z-Speak
08-07-2007, 02:00 PM
Are you sure that stuff on your keyboard is soda?

...

Meg
08-07-2007, 02:02 PM
well, considering it came out of a 7up can i fucking hope so! :P

Z-Speak
08-07-2007, 02:05 PM
You never know what they do (or don't do) at the soda factory.

ZagmenO
08-07-2007, 02:07 PM
I put my dick in shampoo bottles and jack off into them.


I don't beat around the bush with innuendos.


Also, that was quite possibly the worst thing I've ever said. ;);)

Meg
08-07-2007, 02:07 PM
Granted... But at least they can't use the mayonnaise excuse

Andy
08-07-2007, 02:15 PM
Are you sure that stuff on your keyboard is soda?

Yes, I'm quite sure. Despite its reputation, semen is much less adhesive than sugary drinks.


Haha. I have a terrible habit for making up innuendos out of nothing these days.

Well you ARE British after all. That's what we bring to the world; innuendo and sarcasm.


At least it wasn't me that got the keyboard sticky, aye?

Disgusting, pure filth. I like it.

Andy
08-07-2007, 02:15 PM
I don't beat around the bush with innuendos.

Nice work, nice.

Meg
08-07-2007, 02:22 PM
Which bush? ;)

Andy
08-07-2007, 02:24 PM
My sentiments exactly. You're learning, that's for sure!

Meg
08-07-2007, 02:26 PM
Learning? psh.....Me and my friend Keith regularly have innuendo competitions...regularly, I win. purely because i have a filthy, filthy mind :P

Andy
08-07-2007, 02:31 PM
I'm sure Kevin is very appreciative of that fact....

Meg
08-07-2007, 02:34 PM
Keith is just generally perverted. But for some reason he seems to be incapabl of beating me most days. usually because I have no problem with finding innuendo in something. It's just waiting there to be found really.... Same as your stickyness was just waiting to be spilt so we could talk about it :P

Andy
08-07-2007, 02:38 PM
Speaking of which, my B, H and V are feeling a little ropey again. I fear I may have to get a replacement.


Same as your stickyness was just waiting to be spilt so we could talk about it :P'

So that's why you've been so quiet since you re-registered. Just biding your time for the perfect double entendre.

Meg
08-07-2007, 02:39 PM
B, H and V are just a bit shagged out, that's all :P It's all that rubbing you did when you were cleaning them. they got a bit too excited

Andy
08-07-2007, 02:44 PM
Yeah, that always happens

Meg
08-07-2007, 02:45 PM
poor things. And you wonder why they don't want to move?

Andy
08-07-2007, 02:48 PM
You think all they need is a pizza and a cold shower?

Meg
08-07-2007, 02:49 PM
Probably. And possibly an incredibly springy spring to aid their bouncing :P You needn't be so forceful with your fingers :P

Andy
08-07-2007, 02:52 PM
I am a delicate flower, I'll have you know. Just ask S- that's never complained.

Meg
08-07-2007, 02:54 PM
And what about E and X? do they get more of a stuffing to make up or S? or is it just B, H and V that are taking all your frustration?

Andy
08-07-2007, 02:58 PM
Oh they all get it equal.

Meg
08-07-2007, 03:00 PM
Ah, a fair share man. I like it. So who gets most shagged out, the rubber or the rubbed?

Z-Speak
08-07-2007, 03:01 PM
I don't understand. You say you can't replace the keyboard because it came with the mouse, but they don't even interact in any way. You should be able to plug a normal on in, shouldn't you?

"It's all that rubbing you did when you were cleaning them. they got a bit too excited"

*cough*

Andy
08-07-2007, 03:07 PM
You know, I think I'm going to call this and concede defeat. You out-entendre'd me tonight.

Although I think that maybe this thread went more than just innuendo there. It ended up more a case of who'll give in first.

Andy
08-07-2007, 03:08 PM
I don't understand. You say you can't replace the keyboard because it came with the mouse, but they don't even interact in any way. You should be able to plug a normal on in, shouldn't you?


Wireless son, wireless. They both run off the same receptor, so if one goes they both go.

Meg
08-07-2007, 03:11 PM
Terrible isn't? And they say that if you lose one you can still "function quite well" with the other...they lie!

Andy
08-07-2007, 03:13 PM
Now that's just tenuous, Meg

Meg
08-07-2007, 03:15 PM
Now that's just tenuous, Meg

Nothing unusual there then? :P

Z-Speak
08-07-2007, 03:15 PM
Entendre? What's that mean?

And when you say I entendre'd you, were you implying that...

Meg
08-07-2007, 03:17 PM
You know, I think I'm going to call this and concede defeat. You out-entendre'd me tonight.

Although I think that maybe this thread went more than just innuendo there. It ended up more a case of who'll give in first.

I think I can quite agree with that... Huzzah for double entendre!

Andy
08-07-2007, 03:17 PM
Oh, that was directed to Meg, you just posted before I managed to.

But, a double entendre is basically a fancy way of saying "innuendo". I could be wrong, but I think it means something like "double meaning".

ZagmenO
08-07-2007, 03:17 PM
Entendre=innuendo.

It's nice that people can use fancy French words referring to sex jokes.

EDIT: Beaten 2 it! lol

Meg
08-07-2007, 03:18 PM
Oh, that was directed to Meg, you just posted before I managed to.

But, a double entendre is basically a fancy way of saying "innuendo". I could be wrong, but I think it means something like "double meaning".

yep...as i said, double entendre...About the most fun one can have minus a bedroom :P

Andy
08-07-2007, 03:20 PM
Meg, that's just outrageous

Z-Speak
08-07-2007, 03:21 PM
yep...as i said, double entendre...About the most fun one can have minus a bedroom :P

But remember entendre meant "double meaning" so it's basically inneudo times FOUR?

Meg
08-07-2007, 03:21 PM
Outrageous to you maybe :P

Andy
08-07-2007, 03:23 PM
But remember entendre meant "double meaning" so it's basically inneudo times FOUR?

That's how EXTREME it is.


And Meg, I must admit. Yes, it was outrageous to moi :(

Meg
08-07-2007, 03:26 PM
That's how EXTREME it is.


And Meg, I must admit. Yes, it was outrageous to moi :(

Bless you child



But remember entendre meant "double meaning" so it's basically inneudo times FOUR?

It basically means that something has two meanings. like I could say to a woman with a cake tray "nice buns" and mean something entiiiiiiiiiiiiirely different :P

Andy
08-07-2007, 03:28 PM
If you want a lesson in the Double Entendre, just watch a few Carry On films.

Meg
08-07-2007, 03:30 PM
That's a good point actually. they're full of them. Many comedies are...british comedies that is of course. A lot of comedies actually rely purely on sexual innuendo

Andy
08-07-2007, 03:32 PM
That is true, but the true grandaddy of innuendo on film is the Carry On series. For innuendo on the small screen, it has to be the great Up Pompeii (even the title is a double entendre).

Z-Speak
08-07-2007, 03:33 PM
I live in U.S, but I'm jealous because I hear stuff like British and Irish comedy can be hilarious.

sKratch
08-07-2007, 03:35 PM
As someone who does comedy on a semi-professional level (not really... but kind of), sexual innuendo is very easy to do and is a really cheap joke. You can come up with some great ones, but it's much nicer to come up with a joke that people have to think about for a second.

Andy
08-07-2007, 03:36 PM
To be honest, it's not. Carry On films are entertaining, but only for their purely juvanile mentality. Classic British comedy is based almost solely on Guilty Pleasures.

(In reply to the previous guy,obviously)

Meg
08-07-2007, 03:36 PM
I live in U.S, but I'm jealous because I hear stuff like British and Irish comedy can be hilarious.

Having said that there's nothing nearly as bad as the "jokes" that take the piss out of the irish and their suppose stupid-ness

mrconeman
08-07-2007, 03:43 PM
We tell the same jokes, the punch line usually just changes to "Paddy English man...."

But um, the Carry On films are horrendous. Like, really, really terrible. Like fucking hell, it's dire.
If you want some good English comedy watch Blackadder.

Andy
08-07-2007, 03:44 PM
You're saying you've never laughed at a Carry On film, coneman? Carry On was the foundation of my youth between 12 and 15.

Meg
08-07-2007, 03:44 PM
I beg to differ. I much prefer Red Dwarf or Monty python myself over blackadder

mrconeman
08-07-2007, 03:47 PM
Monty Python I find is often lol worthy, and it has some classics that are entirely good, but it's still probably the most over-hyped comedy bunch in the history of the world. People use it as the measure of comedy far to often, it was fairly good, but I don't think it aged well. Red Dwarf is usually gold, can't argue with that.

But I think that Blackadder is quite simply the finest comedic use of sarcasm one can find.

edits:

You're saying you've never laughed at a Carry On film, coneman? Carry On was the foundation of my youth between 12 and 15.
That might have something to do with it. I only ever watched them (two of the films) when I was 17. I don't recall laughing at any of either of them. Cringed a little, and found that guy with the big nose to be terribly annoying, saying something in an odd voice doesn't make it funny.

Andy
08-07-2007, 03:49 PM
Red Dwarf, Blackadder and Monty Python are three British institutions that should never, ever be compared. They are all so different, and brilliant in their individual fields that you should never be able to call one over the other.

Andy
08-07-2007, 03:50 PM
But I think that Blackadder is quite simply the finest comedic use of sarcasm one can find.

Except for Blackadder 1. Horrible.

Meg
08-07-2007, 03:50 PM
Red Dwarf is my choice of viewing when I'm ill. I used to have series 1-7 in a collector's edition box set, with only 8 to go. unfortunately my house was broken into and they all went ....I mourn over those DVD's, seriously

Andy
08-07-2007, 03:51 PM
I love Red Dwarf to bits, but I have to say the funniest part of the DVDs is the audio commentary. Pure gold.

mrconeman
08-07-2007, 03:53 PM
Red Dwarf, Blackadder and Monty Python are three British institutions that should never, ever be compared. They are all so different, and brilliant in their individual fields that you should never be able to call one over the other.
This is very true.


Except for Blackadder 1. Horrible.
This is very true. They used too many jokes on his short comings in that series, it wasn't until later that they realized him cynically mocking the short comings of others was where the gold was at.

Meg
08-07-2007, 03:54 PM
That's partly why I really miss my DVD's. I mean, there's one series 7 DVD left and one of the bonus features DVD's for series 2....But I pretty much know the script by heart for every episode apart from series 8, as i haven't watched it. i should probably look it up on youtube or something

Andy
08-07-2007, 03:55 PM
Meg, just rebuy the suckers. You know you won't regret it.

mrconeman
08-07-2007, 03:55 PM
Alternatively...
http://tv-links.co.uk/listings/1/4129

Andy
08-07-2007, 03:57 PM
I fucking love that site. Watched a shit load of Swat Kats on it this morning

Meg
08-07-2007, 04:01 PM
Meg, just rebuy the suckers. You know you won't regret it.

I've already looked everywhere by me. All the shops. charity shops, DVD stores, HMV, MVC all that lot =[

Z-Speak
08-07-2007, 04:02 PM
I watched Monty Python and the Holy Grail some time ago, and I didn't really get excited about it. I thought it was kinda boring and not that funny. I thought it was too subtle. Or maybe I was too young to know what's going on.

Andy
08-07-2007, 04:03 PM
Meg, Yeah, you won't find the box set, so just buy them individually; You'll get more stuff with the individual series' anyway.

Unless you just want the episodes. I know for a fact they do a "just the shows" dvd set

Meg
08-07-2007, 04:04 PM
The holy grail is very un-pc. It's probably one of the reasons I like it. Plus it's general stupidity and non-fitting together ness. I think it's better than the life of brian, but i haven't decided whether it's better than the meaning of life.

Andy
08-07-2007, 04:05 PM
The order of Python films by brilliance is as follows:

Holy Grail
Life Of Brian
Meaning of Life
And Now...

Meg
08-07-2007, 04:09 PM
The holy grail is pure genius. Mainly because it's just so incoherent

mrconeman
08-07-2007, 04:09 PM
Either of you ever seen Withnail and I?

Meg
08-07-2007, 04:10 PM
No, please share

Andy
08-07-2007, 04:11 PM
Have I ever seen Withnail & I?! It's my #8 of all time!

mrconeman
08-07-2007, 04:14 PM
Withnail and I is what I hold to be the height of the British film industry.
It's mind numbingly brilliant.

Andy
08-07-2007, 04:15 PM
Oh, in fact: Channel 4 have made it available for free download on their site.

I say chin chin to that

Meg
08-07-2007, 04:15 PM
Have I ever seen Withnail & I?! It's my #8 of all time!


Withnail and I is what I hold to be the height of the British film industry

I get the distinct feeling i'm missing out =[

Andy
08-07-2007, 04:16 PM
Oh you are my dear.

Check my previous post. Download. Watch. Agree.

mrconeman
08-07-2007, 04:18 PM
Oh, in fact: Channel 4 have made it available for free download on their site.

I say chin chin to that

I've always wanted an E-buddy that would get Withnail and I quotes. So much so that as a youth a used to weep in butchers shops.

Yeah, sorry that's all I could come up with.

Andy
08-07-2007, 04:22 PM
I've always wanted an E-buddy that would get Withnail and I quotes. So much so that as a youth a used to weep in butchers shops.

You should have forced someone, even if it was by burglary.

Meg
08-07-2007, 04:25 PM
I'll download it tomorrow most likely and get back to you on it

Andy
08-07-2007, 04:27 PM
If you appreciate good things and/or Richard E Grant, you'll love it.

I'm going to bed.

mrconeman
08-07-2007, 04:34 PM
You should have forced someone, even if it was by burglary.
That would give anyone the Fear.

But yes, Meg. Andy has the exact attitude of every self respecting Withnail and I fan. If you like things that are good you'll love it.

Bazza
08-08-2007, 01:12 PM
When I spilt a drink on my laptop I left the laptop on a radiator to dry it out!

Paint_It_Black
08-09-2007, 06:38 AM
When I spilt a drink on my laptop I left the laptop on a radiator to dry it out!

He sorted out his keyboard somewhere around page 2 so STFU.

Andy and Coneman, please ignore Bazza's rude interruption and continue.

Bazza
08-09-2007, 02:29 PM
Andy and Coneman, please ignore Bazza's rude interruption and continue.

Wow, I never knew interruptions could have a nine hour delay...

Edit: Correction, 18.5 hour delay ;)

Andy
08-09-2007, 02:31 PM
You've obviously never played cricket.

Bazza
08-09-2007, 02:32 PM
You've obviously never played cricket.

Sadly not, standing around in a field for hours doesn't appeal to me :(

Paint_It_Black
08-10-2007, 01:15 AM
You've obviously never played cricket.

Or flown much.