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Hardware Thread, PS2 ball-mice - free to a good home in Technical; We've just replaced the mice in our IT Suites with optical ones - if anyone wants 40ish PS2 ball-mice, then ...
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    PS2 ball-mice - free to a good home

    We've just replaced the mice in our IT Suites with optical ones - if anyone wants 40ish PS2 ball-mice, then they're yours. Come and collect them (we're in Reading) or cover our postage costs.

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    Good luck.

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    I've just the place...


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    Quite possibly, but I thought I would offer them out before just binning them. You never know what some people might want - have a look at some of the stuff on Freecycle and you'll see what I mean. In fact, maybe I should stick them up on there!

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    I think they'd make a nice modern art piece, actually. All you need is some sticky googley eyes and a permanent marker

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    Quote Originally Posted by webman View Post
    I think they'd make a nice modern art piece, actually. All you need is some sticky googley eyes and a permanent marker
    Actually when I first saw this I was thinking a large block of Swiss cheese (made of wood) infested by 'mice'.

    I should be an artist.

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    You try to do a good deed and look at the thanks you get. Shame on you webman! :P

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    Heck, if people want them for an art piece, that's fine by me - it just seems wasteful to bin them without first seeing if there can be a second life for them, in whatever form that might take!

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    I still have a stock of old mechanical PS2 mice... being too cheap to keep a stock of shiny new mice, they come in quite handy when the little darlings decide to destroy the shiny new ones.

    EDIT - Plus if you have just bought shiny new mice for all your machines, how long before a couple of them grow legs and run away?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ric_ View Post
    I still have a stock of old mechanical PS2 mice... being too cheap to keep a stock of shiny new mice, they come in quite handy when the little darlings decide to destroy the shiny new ones.
    Exactly what I was thinking. Do you want some more? :-)

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    Have you tried playing mouse conkers with them? :-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by steveg View Post
    Have you tried playing mouse conkers with them? :-)
    Maybe this is what we should do - 101 uses for a mouse. Take out the roller balls and play snooker would be another option...

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    Quote Originally Posted by enjay View Post
    Maybe this is what we should do - 101 uses for a mouse. Take out the roller balls and play snooker would be another option...
    Use the mouse balls as table top football balls.
    Have a mini game of bowls with them.

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    Put them on freecycle - it is amazing what people want - we have a few guys who refurbish old machines for the elderly and disable and they always take any spares we have - however old!

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    Indeed.

    Also there are companies who assemble PC's for third world countries etc, who could probably make use of them.

    You know what they say, one man's junk is another man's treasure...

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