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Hmmmmmmm…

Lately my computer has been making an odd humming noise. It starts and stops in a regular pattern, coming and going sporadically throughout the day. I spend a good chunk of my time sitting at this computer - and as I don’t find the idea of slowly being driven mad particularly attractive, I set out to exorcise the phantom buzz.

The noise sounded distinctly like something resonating with some other thing - since the hard drive is the main moving part in a computer, I started there. I swapped my two drives hoping this would align some obscure computer-chi and magically fix the problem. After reassembling and turning on the computer, I gave it 10 minutes in which to stay quiet - huzzah! Not a peep. Noticing the tower was still on the floor, I slotted it back into the desk… and predictably, almost immediately, the hum returned.

So how do I fix this problem? Get a rubber desk, so any vibrations passing through it are nullified? While it would be quite a talking point, I set about finding a slightly more elegant way to disrupt my computer’s internal grumblings from rubbing my desk the wrong way.

Just minutes later, I hit upon this inspired solution:

Computer sitting on a packet of mints

Who knew a packet of mints had so many uses? Not only that, but:

Computer sitting on a packet of Microsoft mints

Aww, look at it, snuggling up to the “Microsoft Vista Compatible” sticker.

10 Points to the first person who comments about how open source mints would have done the job twice as well and been free to boot. And by “10 Points” I mean, of course, a swift but firm kick to the genitals.