[CentOS] died again

Thu Dec 5 06:02:35 UTC 2013
John R Pierce <pierce at hogranch.com>

On 12/4/2013 8:00 PM, Warren Young wrote:
> As my measurement data in the post I just sent hints, there are serious practical problems -- aside from the direct economic ones -- that restrict the utility of such high-purity alcohols.  There's probably no point using it outside a cleanroom.  Dust on the glassware will wreck the purity rating otherwise.

alcohol much higher than ~ 90%  is hydroscopic and will absorb humidity 
from the air until it reaches the azeotriopic place where its happy.

seriously, its a heat spreader, youre gonna be spreading silicone paste 
on.   any old alcohol will work fine, don't use /too/ much, just dampen 
the wipes with it, repeat with clean wipes til the surface is clean, air 
dry in a few seconds, then apply fresh arctic silver v or whatever.   
frankly, for servers, I prefer using the plain white classic thermal 
silicone stuff, its less conductive, and servers usually have plenty of 
air and cooling, you're not overclocking them.

john r pierce                                      37N 122W
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