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General Chat Thread, tea and the pc. in General; Hi,i have a burning issue !! This is to do with staff well(teachers) to be honest. I have always had ...
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    tea and the pc.

    Hi,i have a burning issue !!
    This is to do with staff well(teachers) to be honest.
    I have always had an issue with cups of tea,coffee or (water in flimsy plastic cups) either sitting nicely on the class computer or by the side of it.
    Maybe its just me being a moody so and so ,i keep complaining but they still do it.i think its a risk, is it? its seems as if it falls upon deaf ears.
    Whats ironic is the students have to use bottles with those safety caps on them and the ict suite has signs everywhere to remind them not to eat or drink while they are there.
    Just curious as to what you guys n gals think .

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    Get a scrapper and a fire extinguisher ready for the next staff training session. Give them a demonstration of the hazards...

    That said, I'll bet that a lot of us have currently got cups of coffee near our machines!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hamzah View Post
    i think its a risk, is it?
    It doesn't really bother me that much - I figure a new keyboard is 10, which isn't a real problem. This doesn't hold for laptops, of course.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LeMarchand View Post
    Get a scrapper and a fire extinguisher ready for the next staff training session. Give them a demonstration of the hazards...

    That said, I'll bet that a lot of us have currently got cups of coffee near our machines!
    I definately have =D nice big mug of tea.

    It does make me laugh that teachers are uber hypocryitcal with drinking in classrooms, Telling the kids they can't but then sit there with a cup of coffee/tea themselves.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dhicks View Post
    It doesn't really bother me that much - I figure a new keyboard is 10, which isn't a real problem. This doesn't hold for laptops, of course.

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    I've seen a user before with a cup of tea ON their laptop as they're working on it, just next to the touchpad. Now that's a little too close for comfort.

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    Hows about remotely ejecting the CD tray so it falls over a teachers lap? That would get them to listen.

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    I have some real nice pics of a drink damaged system somewhere will see if I can dig them out.

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    Its not only Drinks that sit ON the machines ,its also stacks on paper and paper clips that will sit not so neatly over the ventilation holes .

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hightower View Post
    Hows about remotely ejecting the CD tray so it falls over a teachers lap? That would get them to listen.
    I like the way you think .

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    Food and drink banned (and enforced) in the ICT Suite... Tea and coffee not allowed out of the staff room in any case unless it's in one of those thermos cups with a lid on it.

    However, there's little we can do about the classroom PCs with paint, etc around the place. We have waterproof keyboards in the Science room courtesy of Tesco vouchers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hightower View Post
    Hows about remotely ejecting the CD tray so it falls over a teachers lap? That would get them to listen.
    Ahhh if only

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pyroman View Post
    I've seen a user before with a cup of tea ON their laptop as they're working on it, just next to the touchpad. Now that's a little too close for comfort.
    To be fair I do that sometimes if im lying on my bed at home - its the only stable place to put it!
    But a bit risky

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    Get some styrofoam cups, with lids.

    Everytime you see a mug on a machine get a cup, and pour their drink into it, remove the mug.
    ... or just remove the mug from the mug on the chair.

    They're not allowed to walk around with an uncovered cup, as it's a H&S issue...

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    My PC has an awesome motorised cup holder.

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