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Re: [SLE] new v9.2 is out-terminal question
  • From: Allen <gorebofh@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 28 Oct 2004 00:29:40 -0400
  • Message-id: <20041028042940.GA14832@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
On Wed, Oct 27, 2004 at 04:38:22PM -0400, Jeffrey Laramie wrote:
>
> > > The first computer I worked on had them and lots of vacuum tubes. It had
> > > the power of one of the first radio shack computers. It took up one
> > > story of a five story building and had an interlock with the air
> > > conditioning system as they claimed that if the air cond failed the
> > > computer would reach the combustion temp of paper in five minutes. I
> > > don't know if they were exaggerating or not.
> > > Bob
> >
> > Heh, was it powered by AMD? ;)
>
> There was a link floating around a few months ago with a guy who replaced the
> heatsink/fan on his cpu with a miniature frying pan and fried an egg on his
> cpu. I don't remember what cpu it was but I hear Pentium 4s are best for
> cooking ;-)
>
> Jeff

Ouch! Dude that would be just wrong. A BOFH story I read had a part in
there where they heated their soup up on a Mainframe a few times lol. And
some student in a school in South africa I believe it was, had used a
processor too keep his lunch warm. Soooo many funny stories lol.


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