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This idea is for those who build their own
PCs or are into extensive PC
modification. This would be a
hardware-based firewall on a separate
with a feed from a small butane
cannister providing fuel for a ring of fire
around the perimeter of the circuit
impressive if you've got a clear PC case,
would provide an obvious indicator of
when your firewall was enabled. It could
also be set to flare up when a malicious
network packet was intercepted.
A rather garish PC mod
See this, and the other examples on this site. [hippo, Oct 04 2004, last modified Oct 21 2004]
Coolest case mod EVAR! Though the firewall might be better. [5th Earth, Oct 04 2004, last modified Oct 21 2004]
Because 5th Eart is lazy and I can't quite be bothered to go to sleep. [RobertKidney, Oct 04 2004, last modified Oct 21 2004]
ALl the good one's on one page
Same as hippo's link, but selection of different ones altogether [goff, Oct 04 2004, last modified Oct 21 2004]
||Or you could have the fake fire where
you have celophane of orange and
yellow in a fan with lights. Still a nice
||[Tabs] Traditionally, yes, the aim of PC
modding was to overclock but now
modding is done for all sorts of other
cosmetic purposes (see link).
||Given that the fuel source can act as a refrigerant, [Tabs] may be on to something there. Attach the fuel canister to the CPU as an auxiliary heatsink to help carry away excess heat.
||This could also be used as a flame grill if you modified the CD drive to accept toast ...
||The suggestion to use it as a coolant reminds me of the jet-powered beer cooler. I can't be bothered to find a link, but a guy used propane evaporation to cool his beer, and to get rid of the propane vapor he made a turbojet out of a car's turbocharger.
||Fire inside my PC sounds like an utterly reckless idea, but then so does water-cooling, and people seem to be able to get that to work, so why not? [+]
||Also, why not extend the flame to around the whole motherboard, as some sort of crazed anti-physical tampering device. Entirely unnecessary, but it would look great.
||Firewalls are originally intended to prevent unauthorized access to your pc, so why not mount the flame nozzle in the keyboard and employ this as a anti-user device?
||I love the idea of a physical firewall, although gas leaks might be a little unpleasant.
||I hadn't thought about it properly before, but extending this idea to the 'corporate' firewall would require an entire building, rather than individual circuit boards or computers, to have a ring of fire around it...