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Great ideas often come from the most commonplace occurrences. Take the story of Sir Issac Newton's "discovery" of gravity. According to the legend, he was sitting under an apple tree minding his own business when - bonk! - an apple dropped onto his head, and suddenly all the complex mathematical formulae he'd been considering became crystal clear. It's what's known as an "Aha!" moment. There's a similar "Aha!" moment waiting for you right in your office kitchen, holding the energy drinks you suck down in mass quantities to keep you going through long, late-night hours of intensive programming. Yes, it's the simple refrigerator. Whether a little college dorm cube-type or a full-on Sub Zero stainless steel unit with a port that hooks into your PC, the refrigerator has but one mission: keep things cold. The nice thing is you didn't have to buy the outer metal casing an... (more)