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TechnoGram
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posted February 04, 2002 10:21     Click Here to See the Profile for TechnoGram   Click Here to Email TechnoGram     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I love stuff that combines geeks and cats...

"Cats, unable to soak in heat from CRT monitors, will soak in heat from other sources, thereby causing an ice age, ... is that why they say "that cat is chillin"?"

LOL

Well, my cat will just sleep on top of my DirecTv box, which he does anyway.

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ZorroTheFox
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posted February 04, 2002 17:33     Click Here to See the Profile for ZorroTheFox   Click Here to Email ZorroTheFox     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
At least My lap will always be warm.........Z

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LifetimeTrekker
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posted February 04, 2002 20:45     Click Here to See the Profile for LifetimeTrekker   Click Here to Email LifetimeTrekker     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
If I had a cat, I'd let him sleep anywhere he wants.

As it is, I have two dogs, and they sleep on my bed with the electric blanket on medium. one curls up behind my legs, the other at my back--when she isn't sleeping on the pillow next to my head.

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seraphim
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posted February 04, 2002 20:55     Click Here to See the Profile for seraphim     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I always wondered why my cats looked guilty.
now I do.

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Deadsun
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posted February 04, 2002 22:37     Click Here to See the Profile for Deadsun   Click Here to Email Deadsun     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
My Cat Just sleeps all day and eats all night..... then again he his 16 years old.

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Max Heck
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posted February 04, 2002 23:26     Click Here to See the Profile for Max Heck   Click Here to Email Max Heck     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I don't see this changing my cat's lifestyle much. She gets most of her warmth from her Endothermic Can Opener (tm) which is to say, myself.

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Aiyana
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posted February 05, 2002 06:28     Click Here to See the Profile for Aiyana   Click Here to Email Aiyana     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Silly cats, *laps* are for sleeping on! Take it from my toy poodle, Meesha...a lap is especially comfy when the person it belongs to is sitting in front of the computer.

It poses an interesting dilemma, though. On one hand, "not wanting to disturb the dog" is a great excuse if you want to continue sitting on your butt and slacking. But you feel so guilty disturbing her when you do eventually have to get up. It's also hard to type or mouse when a little fuzzy head keeps wanting to rest on your wrist.

Darn cute fuzzy animals...what can you do?

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Papa
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posted February 05, 2002 09:34     Click Here to See the Profile for Papa   Click Here to Email Papa     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Aiyana:
Silly cats, *laps* are for sleeping on! Take it from my toy poodle, Meesha...a lap is especially comfy when the person it belongs to is sitting in front of the computer.

It poses an interesting dilemma, though. On one hand, "not wanting to disturb the dog" is a great excuse if you want to continue sitting on your butt and slacking. But you feel so guilty disturbing her when you do eventually have to get up. It's also hard to type or mouse when a little fuzzy head keeps wanting to rest on your wrist.

Darn cute fuzzy animals...what can you do?



Toy poodle huh? How about a 50+ lb shepherd who still thinks she's a lap puppy? That or she'll drop hwr chew toy down in back od the tower then want to digging through the cables back there for it.

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TechnoGram
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posted February 05, 2002 10:21     Click Here to See the Profile for TechnoGram   Click Here to Email TechnoGram     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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LifetimeTrekker said:

If I had a cat, I'd let him sleep anywhere he wants.


Cats are like 400 pound gorillas. They absolutely sleep anywhere they want.

Marmalade sleeps on the DirecTv box during the day. At night he allows his humans 12 - 18 inches at the ends of the mattress. He sleeps between us -- sideways.

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iballoondesign
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posted February 05, 2002 12:17     Click Here to See the Profile for iballoondesign   Click Here to Email iballoondesign     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I don't have cat and I hate it.

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TechnoGram
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posted February 05, 2002 12:33     Click Here to See the Profile for TechnoGram   Click Here to Email TechnoGram     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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Originally posted by Aiyana:

Silly cats, *laps* are for sleeping on! Take it from my toy poodle, Meesha...a lap is especially comfy when the person it belongs to is sitting in front of the computer.


Marmalade will sleep on my lap, but never while I'm at the computer. The only thing he likes about the computer is when he tries to crawl into the printer after the printing job is finished, so he can figure out where the paper is coming from. But he gets very insulted that I'm paying more attention to the computer than him, so he just steps on the power switch to shut it off.

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Evilbunny
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posted February 05, 2002 16:43     Click Here to See the Profile for Evilbunny   Click Here to Email Evilbunny     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
First of all, I have a dog. And he won't sleep on top of any monitor, flat or tube.
In fact, I have a flat panel, maybe I should get a cat too! They I can watch him get annoyed!

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Max Heck
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posted February 05, 2002 21:08     Click Here to See the Profile for Max Heck   Click Here to Email Max Heck     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Vallying, eh?

That's what my ex and I always called it.

If there's two people in the bed, then cats know to snuggle between them. If there's only one person in the bed, then there's at least three options...

A) give them a grand fur hat.

B) Take a tip from Dr. Seuss... Hop On Pop! That waterbed effect rules!

C) nestle between dad's knees, secure in the knowledge that he's not going to do anything so rude as to say, roll over, or get up for work.

Ya know, if my Estelle didn't have me wrapped around her little dewclaw, I might even be resentful.

Max.

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TechnoGram
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posted February 06, 2002 11:43     Click Here to See the Profile for TechnoGram   Click Here to Email TechnoGram     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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Vallying, eh?

If there's two people in the bed, then cats know to snuggle between them.


Ah, yes. But does Estelle snuggle down the length of the bed, or sideways the way Marmie does? It's lucky we have a king size bed or we'd be sleeping on the floor.

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Max Heck
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posted February 06, 2002 22:12     Click Here to See the Profile for Max Heck   Click Here to Email Max Heck     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Estelle goes for maximum thermal contact, and so she snuggles lengthwise...

You know, there might be a market for this... Thermal sinks for overclocked CPU's using cats.

Max.

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macadddikt18
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posted February 07, 2002 04:34     Click Here to See the Profile for macadddikt18   Click Here to Email macadddikt18     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Oddly enough, my cat, does not lay around adn soak up heat. Can't figure it out.
Nayt

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littlefish
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posted February 07, 2002 06:14     Click Here to See the Profile for littlefish     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Max- Gotto say ROTFLMAO.

Maybe there are other uses too like air conditioning

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TechnoGram
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posted February 11, 2002 12:19     Click Here to See the Profile for TechnoGram   Click Here to Email TechnoGram     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Max Heck said:
You know, there might be a market for this... Thermal sinks for overclocked CPU's using cats.

and

littlefish said:
Maybe there are other uses too like air conditioning


Ya know.... there's a great capitalist opportunity here. We should form a company and go for -- heh -- gov't grants to fund it.


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Chris Gagne
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posted February 18, 2002 16:38           Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
CATS n' CRTS...

I lent my GF a IIci about 4 years ago. It had a gorgeous 17" graphic arts display complete with special video card and non-standard connectors. Of course, the CRT was also 60 pounds and shaped like an oversized rectangular toaster.

That's probably why her cat couldn't tell the difference. Suffice to say, 40 cagillion jiggy-wattz (hyperbole), fur and flea droppings do terrible things to the inside of a monitor.

Please, discourage your cat from sleeping on top of your iMac or monitor. Heat dissipates for a reason, which should not necessarily involve your cat.

Also note that while water or frappeed tuna in a spray bottle works just fine for getting a cat off of a sofa, it is contraindicated when dealing with technology equipment of any kind... especially tubes. Doing so will probably void the warranty of both the CAT and the CRT, and puts a stench in the air only surpassed with my experiments in attempting to "beat match" and "pitch control" a iPod.

I guess there is little coincidence that the only difference between CATS and CRTS is a single letter.

Love, www.chrisgagne.com

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TechnoGram
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posted February 18, 2002 20:34     Click Here to See the Profile for TechnoGram   Click Here to Email TechnoGram     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
check this out:

Nitrozac posted it in her thread best reason not to get a new iMac

Seems like it would solve all the problems Chris Gagne mentions.


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Tau Zero
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posted February 22, 2002 08:16     Click Here to See the Profile for Tau Zero     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Today's Rhymes with Orange is just too fitting!

(Edit: Image removed as it was outdated.)

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ZorroTheFox
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posted February 22, 2002 21:22     Click Here to See the Profile for ZorroTheFox   Click Here to Email ZorroTheFox     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
image is everything........Z

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iballoondesign
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posted March 14, 2002 23:58     Click Here to See the Profile for iballoondesign   Click Here to Email iballoondesign     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I tried to put my friend's cat on the large CRT. It seem being scary and running around like crazy honry!

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Erbo
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posted March 18, 2002 22:16     Click Here to See the Profile for Erbo   Click Here to Email Erbo     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Our cats never sleep atop the monitors, for some reason. Maui, though, likes to sit in my computer chair and stare at the screen saver. (Maui is ~10 months old, a dark gray longhair.) Sometimes he bats at the screen, or leans up and plants his forepaws on the edge of the CRT to look more closely.

Our other cat, Star (9 years old, mixed white & orange tabby) likes laps. She sits on my lap for awhile after I get in bed, and, if I lie down on the couch, she's likely to come down and sit on my lap. She also curls up right on my wife's knees when she's in bed...she helps my wife stay in bed and rest .

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