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Nice try but magnetism does not attract dust.  If that were the case, every
power cord would be covered with dust

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Another stupid statement.  I said nothing about "oiling" anything.  I said a
short "spritz" onto a feather duster, enough to cause the dust to stick to it
as I make a quick sweep of the case, the back vent of the power supply, the
area under the HD bay, etc.  

Okay, another option for those of you who are thoroughly disgusted by my
suggestions, let me substitute something else for the feather duster: a
microfibre towel.  They sell these at Walgreen's for about $1 apieace.  You
don't need to put ANYTHING on the cloth because the dust will cling to the
cloth.  Then just shake out the cloth.  OKAY, SATISIFED?  


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@yahoo.com says...
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If the duster comes in contact with ANYTHING, as it must to remove dust,
the oil coating will transfer to the items it makes contact with.

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That depends on the dust.

Consider that a large percentage of dust comes from iron bearing
asteroids (meteoroids).



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On Tue, 11 May 2010 14:34:41 -0400, "FromTheRafters"

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Cite?

The sources I've seen all seem to agree that common household dust is
mostly comprised of dead skin cells, dust mites and their dried feces,
and bits of fiber from fabrics. No mention of iron bearing asteroids.


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"The daily influx of meteorites and meteor dust is well known to
scientists, but the total volume of mass daily added to Earth's surface
is difficult to estimate and is not well documented.  Estimates of total
volume published by NASA vary widely (or wildly?) just for dust alone,
ranging from as little as 1,000 tons/day (300,000 metric tons/yr, Dubin
and McCracken, 1962) to 55,000 tons/day (20,000,000 tons/yr, Fiocco and
Colombo, 1964).  However, a more recent estimate puts the accreting dust
volume at approximately 78,000 tons/yr, or 214 tons/day."

http://www.expanding-earth.org/page_10.htm

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Funny they would overlook that - anyway, I *did* say it depends on the
dust.



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No, it's even more than that.  The vast majority of household dust (excluding
homes next to freeways, etc) is made up of human skin cells.  The next major
component is vermin pieces -- insect parts and feces, then pet dander.  

Living in the SF Bay Area we're inundated with medical researech for UC
Berkeley, Stanford, and UCSF Medical school.  From time to time various
projects have asked for household dust in order to make various antigens.  
Antigens, for the most part, come from human parts such as skin cells.  From
time to time we might hear an ad on the radio advertising for household dust
for a study.  It's because of the plethora of skin cells present.


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Well now according to a UK TV programme that is just a myth.
Most components are reckoned to be what common sense would suggest.
Plain old dirt; bits of fabric fibres; animal hairs etc with human skin
cells being a very minor fraction.
Guess we'll never know for sure and each will continue to believe as they
wish!
Must say that what I see in my computers doesn't look much like skin cells.

Henry



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I can't argue about what most dust consists of, but I can say that some
dust is magnetic in nature.

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...it seems that learning institutes have a habit of studying things.
:o)

http://adsabs.harvard.edu/full/1967SCoA...11..361G



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It's easy enough to check, and as I said, there have been occasional calls for
household dust for the making of antigens in medicine.  Skin cells as dust are
whitish grey and a bit oily to the touch.  


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Most of the dust we find in computers appears to be from construction
being done in the areas, dirt from the bottom of shoes that gets stirred
up as people walk across a floor and then pet/people hair.

Placing the computer above 20" seems to eliminate 90% of the dust
problem caused by floor traffic.

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And the cig smokers? That... cruddy stuff in the fins. :)
 
 



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bughunter.dustin@gmail.com says...
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We have a few manufacturing facilities that we support, some of those
make parts by cutting metal - the oil in the air plays heck with the
air-flow - it grabs the dust and just creates layers that can't be
removed by blowing it, you have to turn things off and use a safe
solvent to remove it...

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You can't trust your best friends, your five senses, only the little
voice inside you that most civilians don't even hear -- Listen to that.  
Trust yourself.
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| bughunter.dustin@gmail.com says...


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| We have a few manufacturing facilities that we support, some of those
| make parts by cutting metal - the oil in the air plays heck with the
| air-flow - it grabs the dust and just creates layers that can't be
| removed by blowing it, you have to turn things off and use a safe
| solvent to remove it...

I know what you mean.  The atomized oil flocculates with the dust and creates a
sticky
materiel that doesn't just attach to the surfaces but actually adheres to it.


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@us.news.astraweb.com:

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skin
occasional
construction

Yep. And don't you like how that oily goo seems to stick on everything
near the fan? :( Capacitors and transistors I have found are really bad
for it).
 



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"Hrrngh! Someday I'm going to hurl this...er...roll this...hrrngh.. nudge
this boulder right down a cliff." - Goblin Warrior


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bughunter.dustin@gmail.com says...
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Worse yet, the case fans, since these are in areas without AC, draw it
in around the vents and then spray it all over the motherboard and
drives and such.... In most cases it's cheaper to buy another computer.

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voice inside you that most civilians don't even hear -- Listen to that.  
Trust yourself.
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| And the cig smokers? That... cruddy stuff in the fins. :)


When I did work as a Value Added Reseller (VAR) I supported a NJ bank.  They all
smoked
around their AST brand computers.  It was amazing how the colour of the plastic
darkens
under cigarette tar and much dust is attracted and sticks to the surfaces.


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Dave
http://www.claymania.com/removal-trojan-adware.html
Multi-AV - http://www.pctipp.ch/downloads/dl/35905.asp



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if you noticed the cases darkening, I'm sure you noticed the power and
ide cables not looking the same anymore..? :)


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"Hrrngh! Someday I'm going to hurl this...er...roll this...hrrngh.. nudge
this boulder right down a cliff." - Goblin Warrior


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| if you noticed the cases darkening, I'm sure you noticed the power and
| ide cables not looking the same anymore..? :)

For sure...  For sure...



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Dave
http://www.claymania.com/removal-trojan-adware.html
Multi-AV - http://www.pctipp.ch/downloads/dl/35905.asp



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Dustin Cook wrote:
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Like that small Trinitron I once inherited from a neighbor with its brand name
escutcheon in a luxurious golden color, which when hit with the routine cotton
ball isopropanol cleansing reverted to the standard silver color. Of course
the screen colors popped back to their original brilliance as well.

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Given the crap people have thrown at me about my practices might I mention
that iso alcohol is a bad choice for cleaning just about everything
electronics related because it's 30% water.  

The only thing I use iso for is cleaning the gunk from the insides of
mechanical mice -- the rollers, trackball, etc.  


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