So doing some review queue stuff a few minutes ago and I came across this item. The original question is about remotely shutting down a PC that has no apparent RDP connectivity. The answer I wanted to delete was basically recommending building a Rube Goldberg contraption:
Find an old computer with a CD-ROM drive. Install linux. Name it HOMECOMPUTERSHUTDOWNROBOT. Find a plastic stick, about 2 inches long. Superglue it to the CD-ROM door so that it sticks straight out from the computer. Position the old computer so that the stick points at the power button for the computer you want to shut down. Use old books as necessary to prop the computer up to the needed height to do so.
When you want to turn off the computer, SSH into HOMECOMPUTERSHUTDOWNROBOT. In the terminal, use the
ejectcommand to eject the CD drive. The plastic stick will push the power button of the computer not supporting RDP and turn it off.
Okay this is a cute idea that shows a creative use of an ejectable optical drive mechanism. But come on? I failed an audit for saying this idea should be deleted?
Screenshot of the audit context here: