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Old 6th April, 2007, 03:13 PM
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The pencil is a great multi-purpose tool that should be in every hardware hackers bag.

You can use the rubber end to clean contacts on cards and memory that has seen a few too many slots and gotten marked / dirtied up. I just used mine yesterday when I was installing several more USB ports into my box. The pci card was old and had seen several installations. It had black marks on the gold tabs and the system couldn't see it. A little erasing and just like new.

They are also good to scratch you back in places you can't reach.

Oh, and you can write with them also.
Then, as it was, then again it will be
Though the course may change,
rivers will always reach the sea.

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