Hello! Welcome to the Friday open thread, where omnichad will answer my question about how to pry open the battery compartment of a Magic Trackpad that has been sealed shut by corrosion without hurting myself in the process [insert gif of me nearly impaling myself with a flathead screwdriver here]. This is apparently my 20th time hosting an open thread, which makes me wonder where the time went and also how one would design an experiment to test how long lunatics can run the asylum before someone notices and cries for help.

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