Teardown: Old DVD burner.

Loyal Reader, I would like to present a new somewhat regular thing: Teardown Tuesday, where I indulge in a rather weird personal pleasure–taking things apart–and torment you with bad pictures of the process.

I hope that, eventually, my pictures will get better.

This Tuesday’s item is the humble DVD-RW. I don’t know what brand or model–it might be on the label visible in one of the pictures, but I don’t think it matters. If I manage to keep doing this, I will try to be better about brands and model numbers.

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If you’ve ever wondered what these look like on the inside, you’re in luck. Especially if you’ve ever wondered what these things look like on the inside in a slightly murky room with weird lighting.

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eCig stuff

After trying to quit the old-fashioned way [with the help of an app or two], I gave up and switched back to eCigs.

I think I’ve been using eCigs fully since December.

I posted pictures of my new gear on Facebook, and the ensuing conversation revealed that my brother-in-law brews his own liquids.

He sent me some.

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Law&Order: SVU has a history of this, you know….

I’ve managed to avoid the topic until now–all of it. And I’ve managed to avoid the episode until now, because I know what happens when I get sucked into SVU–three or more weeks of [Gruff-voiceover] and duhn-duhn.

Well, I guess I failed. Mostly.

I saw a supercut of Intimidation Game. And then I dug into the internet reaction a little bit.

Internet, you disappoint me.

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