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    Just play it safe and remove those super powerful neodymiums from your dead drives if you need a good magnet.
    PM me if you're looking for 3" or 5" floppy disks. EMail For everything else, Take Another Step

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    The problem with the hard drive magnets is that the poles are on the ends of the magnets, rather than on opposing faces.

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    I agree Chuck that not everything is the end of the world; just a good idea to know what you are dealing with.

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    I wish that were the case in general. Gasoline, for example, is a potent carcinogen. Yet people don't complain about pumping their own. When leaded gas was king, nobody seemed to care about spewing lead out vehicle exhausts. Are you one of the greying males who wants to darken your hair with Grecian Formula 16? Read the SDS.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chuck(G) View Post
    .....Gasoline, for example, is a potent carcinogen.....
    Yes, I've seen what it can do to human flesh, Not good.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chuck(G) View Post
    The problem with the hard drive magnets is that the poles are on the ends of the magnets, rather than on opposing faces.
    Poles are irrelevant to me. All I need is a good, strong magnet. I don't use them in tandon.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Stone View Post
    Poles are irrelevant to me. All I need is a good, strong magnet. I don't use them in tandon.
    Many Tandons need​ a magnet to function...

    Or did you perhaps mean that line of fault-tolerant computers?

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    That typo should have been tandem.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Stone View Post
    That typo should have been tandem.
    Umm, that was my (tongue-in-cheek) point:
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tandem_Computers

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