Magnet implant while working in the IT industry?
edited January 2016 in Magnets
I have been lurking on this forum for a short period of time now, but I decided to make an account and my first post today.
I am extremely intrigued by the idea of having a magnet in my finger, but I face some questions. Here in The Netherlands (Are there any more Dutch members on the forums?!) there is little to no knowledge on magnet implants, but I will do everything it takes to get one.
I work in the IT industry (read: use and build computers all day long, and build and configure networks) so I was wondering wether that would be an issue. I am left handed, but am looking for an implant in my right hand, because I use that hand less often, so it is protected more. I have not yet decided on what finger I will get the implant, but I am leaning towards implanting it in my ringfinger or middlefinger. I have read that the magnet does not break magnetic cards and stuff, so I think I'll be fine.
Is there any danger in implanting a magnet while working with electronics/computers?
Thanks a ton,
I'm sure someone with more experience then me will chime in though.
No, a magnetic implant will not affect anything you are working on, and is not a risk to any electronic devices.
No, the risk to yourself or the implant is not any greater than usual, due to working in IT.
Yes, it can be handy for picking up screws that get dropped in tight places. :)
Just give it time to heal properly and don't do something foolish like hold it near a high-powered AC motor before the stitches come out.
If you are interested, you could email Samppa Von Cyborg([email protected]). He often travels, so you can set up an appointment for the next time he is in NL.
Another option is Tom van Oudenaarden in Utrecht. His shop, http://www.piercingutrecht.nl/ does magnetic implants, but I'm not sure they will use a local anaesthetic(I imagine it hurts without this)
The difference is coercivity, which is how strong a magnetic field is needed to change the card. Credit cards and such are high-co, they take a stronger field to rewrite or erase. Hotel cards are low-co, because the hotel wants to rewrite them all the time.
@fistfull95 Magnets generally won't screw up computers, with, as people have pointed out, the possible exception of magnetic media that's intended to be rewritten a lot (diskettes, tapes). Hard drives actually have really powerful magnets in their voice coil assemblies.
You might end up able to distort the colors on old CRT monitors, though. I haven't personally tried, as I'm not as bad an antique collector as I used to be.
Can confirm a tiny magnet the rough approximate size of an M31 (with most likely a lower pull) can distort CRT. Extremely minor, had to spend some time, but it works.
If you could get an m31 to, I wouldn't be surprised, but with positioning it might get pretty awkward to do horribly interesting things with it that would cause failure on any level.
If your keyboard isn't implanted into the monitor's screen, I personally wouldn't worry about it. ^^
Source: I am currently waving a neodymium magnet at my LCD.
Most rejections are due to poor aftercare, if the implant is done right with the right things. Also, resist the urge to play with it out the gate, give it ample time to heal. ^^