Professor Acts Like Dick To Make A No-Laptop Point

Submitted by: brumbie13 7 years ago in Tech

This college prof. couldn"t just tell his students he didn"t want them to use laptops in his class. He had to get jerky.
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Male 252
@stifler
Except you can CLEARLY see when he comes back and turns the laptop around, liquid nitrogen still boils off on contact with the unfrozen side.
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Male 252
The youtube video description says it was staged.
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Male 283
I work with LN2 every day. LN2 =~ -196C. The Dewar flask he had was probably ~10L. When he poured the contents into that stupid (non vacuumed) box, by the time he returned it would have almost totally evaporated.
The only reason the laptop shattered was the force it was thrown.

On another note, I have frozen a bananna (about 5min submersed) and then used it to hammer a 6" nail into a plank of wood. Pingpong balls and tennis balls are equally entertaining.

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Male 2,586
my arse that`s real... no person would allow their laptop to be destroyed, even in a cool way like that!

And I`m surprised about the PSP surviving liquid nitrogen comment... Granted, there`s superconductivity at low temperatures (meaning it MAY work even better) but as the PSP thawed, I be there was a LOT of condensation - almost like dunking it in water

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Male 49
Somebody needs to be in cinematography class instead of chemistry.
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Male 194
I would have liked to see the shatered pieces
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Female 138
Damn if that was my laptop that I was trying to take his notes on I would seriously be pissed and saying guess what you HAVE to buy me a new one. and changing classes pronto
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Female 1,427
"P.S. simim23, something getting frozen in the winter (at most -40C in most of the world) is RIDICULOUSLY different then freezing it in liquid nitrogen which reaches a temperature of −196°C.
The difference of -150 degrees is rather important."

I was referring to liquid nitrogen. As in, they poured liquid nitrogen ON the PSP, let it thaw, worked like a charm.

Oh yes, because you know, those cold winter nights we get down here, absolute zero baby.

Did I mention I live on Mars?

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Female 52
And the genius couldn`t get a shot of it shattered on the floor...
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Male 56
He walks the fine line between genius and insanity!
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Female 127
oops.
mister whats-his-name made a mistake if he broke a kid`s computer.
the kids parents are probably gonna beat him up or something.
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Female 895
lol, jesus.. but I thought the point of having lectures is to take notes, no? Back to the typewriters I guess.
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Male 703
does it matter if it was staged, or if the laptop didn`t work? the point is, he took an extreme measure to make his point, when he could have just said, `please don`t use laptops in my classroom`. And why was everyone laughing at the beginning? A dude carrying a thermos of nitrogen isn`t that funny.
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Female 6
why is he a douchebag? a lot of schools dont allow laptops.. certain classes of mine dont allow it. and im pretty sure the laptop he destroyed doesn`t belong to a student =__=
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Male 92
I also want to add that he has douchebag written all over his face xD
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Male 500
Hmmn, computer? LN2? time for some extreme overclocking.

@duffytoler, you bet it would work, they overclocked a computer in PC extreme magazine by immersing it in liquid nitrogen. One of the fastest overclocks ever recorded at the time I think. I use this stuff to freeze cell extracts in, anything metal you freeze with it condenses water out of the atmosphere and soon develops a crust of ice. The main problem would be keeping it dry as it warmed up again.

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Male 46
This sucks! First, I find out that the laptop doesn`t work, then I don`t even get to see it smashed on the floor. What kind of idiot thinks this is a good video to post!
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Male 92
Just because it`s staged doesn`t make him any less of a dick.
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Female 117
Lol @ people taking this seriously calling him a dickhead and such.

It`s staged. The YouTube description states the laptop was not working anyway.

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Male 660
laptops are de-rigeur in my law classes.
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Male 285
Two things of college students you don`t drat with:

1 Their GPA
2 Their laptop computer

But thankfully, this is staged. (look at description on youtube page)

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Male 126
I can`t believe the student didn`t grab the laptop while the nerdy teacher went out of the room. I would have done if I knew he was going to do something to my laptop. Let him kick me out, it`s not worth losing a laptop AND looking like a sucker in front of everyone.

PS: sue the f*ck out of him.

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Male 12,138
[quote]In fact, some electronic components actually work BETTER at extreme cold temperatures. When I went to school, we had a liquid nitrogen cooled CCD camera on one of the telescopes that could actually detect individual photons[/quote]

Funny you mention that Ollie. I work in oil exploration (as you probably know) and we use some of the most cutting-edge technology on the planet for rendering 3D seismic visualisations of the subsurface reservoirs for field development, well planning etc. I`ve heard stories from some of the old-school guys who were using supercooled Cray supercomputers in the 80`s for such purposes (things that can be done on a low-end laptop now, but anyways). Some of these guys had to work in summers in Houston TX, when it was stiflingly hot outside, and they`d show up to work wearing thick thermal snow gear, ready for a day`s seismic interpretation in the Cold Room. Needless to say they got some funny looks from their fellow commuters...

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Male 15,832
Nidonemo "What? He couldn`t just write in on the syllabus?"

No, because then nobody would have signed up for his section.

What a dickhole. I would have gotten up and walked out. If he said anything, I would have told him I don`t pay to take classes from stupid Luddites. Then I would have gone to the department office and demanded a transfer.

Regarding survivability of electronic devices after freezing in liquid nitrogen, the biggest danger is water condensation as the device warms up. If you thaw it out in a very dry environment, though, most devices will survive just fine. In fact, some electronic components actually work BETTER at extreme cold temperatures. When I went to school, we had a liquid nitrogen cooled CCD camera on one of the telescopes that could actually detect individual photons.

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Male 914
btw, remember that professor who just recently snapped, pulled out a gun, and shot/killed some of her colleagues during a faculty meeting???...

...all i`m saying is somebody probably needs to keep a close eye on this guy...

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Male 914
...so that`s what Egon has been up since the Ghostbusters broke up...at least he didn`t cross the streams...
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Male 813
Surprising results on the cell phones, I admit, but they are designed for environments of both extreme cold and heat (-40C to +40C on average). A laptop is definitely not and the electrolytic capacitors in a laptop would blow without question. Cell phones don`t use any for precisely that reason. The part they don`t tell you however in that article is that those phones now have substantially shorted lifespans due to that exposure.
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Male 12,138
vv "Uh just so you guys are aware, the laptop would NOT survive being frozen to that tempeature. ALL the chips used in it have a absolute minimum temperature that when exceed will cause irreversible damage to the device..."

A test was done a while back on cellphones (which have much the same type of internal circuitry, processors, battery, liquid crystal display etc as laptops), and they worked fine even after multiple dips in liquid nitrogen. As long as they were thawed out again, that is. Article here: http://www.popularmechanics.com/technology/how_to/4337496.html

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Male 166
not only would he have to buy the student a new computer, but the student could also sue the school for the loss of personal data that was on the laptop,
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Male 813
That should say -196°C.
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Male 813
P.S. simim23, something getting frozen in the winter (at most -40C in most of the world) is RIDICULOUSLY different then freezing it in liquid nitrogen which reaches a temperature of −196°C.
The difference of -150 degrees is rather important.
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Male 2,199
i really hope that was an example laptop and no one really owned it, if it was mine he got a hold of, i would have gotten up, told him hes a total dratoff, got my laptop, and dropped the class...
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Male 813
Uh just so you guys are aware, the laptop would NOT survive being frozen to that tempeature. ALL the chips used in it have a absolute minimum temperature that when exceed will cause irreversible damage to the device. This is mostly due to the shrinking of whatever is in the chip causing breaks and cracks. And has already been mentioned, all the electrolytic capacitors would have blown, not to mention the damage to the screen. To make a laptop survive that type of temperature it would be VERY expensive, and likely almost impossible.
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Male 164
Of course he had to do that. Kids are stupid and arrogant and believe rules don`t apply to them. They are bound not to forget this. And to every other post who says "If that was my computer I`d slap him." If it was your computer you weren`t listening the first time.
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Male 2,748
shoulda been an apple computer. hahah
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Female 84
That wasn`t anyone`s laptop but a broken one people, come on. I don`t think he`d be stupid enough to mess with someone`s laptop and then have to pay for it.
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Male 217
duffytoler
>You seriously think the organic molecules in the liquid crystal, the electrolytic capacitors with aqueous dielectrics and the battery chemistry are going to survive that?


Grandpa is speaking in tongues again, take him to the old persons home already

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Female 32
Holy poo, i would have gotten up and punched him in the face if that was my laptop
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Female 1,427
"You seriously think the organic molecules in the liquid crystal, the electrolytic capacitors with aqueous dielectrics and the battery chemistry are going to survive that?"

Yes, provided you let it thaw back to room temperature.

Instantaneous heat applied, or anything like that, would break it immediately. Letting it thaw, however, could provide a chance for it to remain in working condition.

Case in point: my friend`s done exactly that with his PSP. Let it thaw out, no damage done.

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Male 88
OMG. So help me god if that were my laptop.
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Male 5,194
>there`s a reasonable chance that a working laptop would be fully functional again

You seriously think the organic molecules in the liquid crystal, the electrolytic capacitors with aqueous dielectrics and the battery chemistry are going to survive that?

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Male 250
if that was his own laptop, he`d be the most awesome professor ever. if it were a student`s... he sucks for not using a mac.
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Female 2,352
I`ve taken classes where for some stupid reason laptops weren`t allowed but damn. If that were my laptop I would drating falcon punch his old ass.
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Male 2,690
Ridiculous. Everyone uses laptops in college...
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Male 959
He looked like Harold Ramis.
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Male 124
@davymid, so i am thinking that the extreme cold and contracting of the motherboard and/or silicone chips might cas cracking. if the cpu is cracked it will never run agian.
---oh sorry, my geek is showing. :P
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Male 93
I kind of dislike it when people use laptops in class. They almost invariably end up playing Farmville or something, and then your eyes are constantly drawn to the movements on the screen, causing untold distraction. That said, the solution is to request that people with laptops sit near the back of the class where others can`t get distracted by technophiles getting distracted. Banning laptops from the class altogether seems a bit too far.
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Male 9,306
What? He couldn`t just write in on the syllabus?
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Male 305
Well of course it was staged. Nobody wants to buy someone a new laptop PLUS pay the court fees for being civilly sued.
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Male 12,138
The irony is, there`s a reasonable chance that a working laptop would be fully functional again after coming back up to room temperature from the liquid N2 - there`s unlikely to be any permanent damage to solid-state technology through freezing...
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Male 2,796
College is such a racket these days.

College at any level = professor tells you what you need to teach yourself. We pay them (the college) insane amounts of money for them to let us know what we need to teach ourselves. Then the professors have little to no time to actually elaborate on things after class, etc. It`s crazy.

For such an expensive endeavor, it`s hardly worth the money. poo like this annoys me. After all, College is a business. Consumers pay for a product and I am pretty sure that product does not involve professors to get all clever and break laptops to dictate some really ridiculous POLICY (not law) that he doesn`t want students using laptops in his class. drat this turd.

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Male 258
So you can`t use a laptop to take notes on?
Isn`t he basically paid by the students, don`t tell them how to take notes.
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Male 322
Excuse me, Dic-... I`m sorry. Richard?

Will milk be made available to us?

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Female 96
yeah, that guy is a douche.
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Female 525
He didn`t take a students laptop, he took a nonfucntioning laptop and used it to prove a point.
READ THE COMMENTS..

I`d be amused if my teacher did that in class, actually.

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Female 3,598
yeah... he needs to get his comedic timing down... too much prep for too little payoff. he should have had that nitrogen in a container big enough before he even started talkin about laptops, then when he gets to the part where he wants to make his point, a quick dip and BOOM throw it on the floor.
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Male 10,440
He makes a good point. Bravo mr. Prof
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Male 310
He could have made that cool. But instead he is a poo head.
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Female 457
The prof. looks like Harold Ramis.
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Female 583
"I always hated the fake kiss-up laughs that students always did in class. Any joke the professor made was always followed by far more laughter than it deserved."

I always laughed at what my teachers said when no one else did because I often found them genuinely funny. I always felt like a `tard though, when no one else was laughing along with me, haha.

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Female 238
It was pretty cool till the end when he hulked the drat out of that phrase: "DON`T BRING LAPTOPS RAAAAR THANK YOU" what a douchebag.
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Female 1,537
@ Brumbie13

Yeah, they will change stuff if they want to! They do whats best for the website...and we are all aware of that already so....

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Female 258
haha that was great
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Male 14
"How do people come up with such stupid captions? Did they even WATCH what they submitted?"

FYI - The caption they put up was NOT the caption I wrote. If they don`t like your title and caption, they`ll change it. I just learned that myself, as this is the first thing I have submitted to IAB.

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Male 224
that might have some sentimental stuff on it. what a dick.
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Male 25,416
Why? he would have been so in trouble after that!
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Male 2,056
oh sh*t! what a waste

soooooooooooo glad it was fake

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Male 3,756
I always hated the fake kiss-up laughs that students always did in class. Any joke the professor made was always followed by far more laughter than it deserved.
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Male 3,322
From the YouTube page: In an effort to make a point, a professor freezes a student`s laptop with liquid nitrogen then smashes it. NOTE: THIS WAS STAGED! the laptop was not functional at the time.
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Male 813
How do people come up with such stupid captions? Did they even WATCH what they submitted?
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Male 2,148
IAB has once again failed in creating a caption. He wasn`t pissed at anybody, he was just having fun. That`s why all the kids were giggling.

That`s not being a dick or jerky, that`s being DRATING AWESOME!! :D

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Female 4,039
Aww, he thinks he`s funny.
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Male 599
"Pretty sure this isnt someones laptop just one that he no longer had use for. And he decided to make a demonstration out of it."

I agree, if it was somebody`s laptop I`m sure you would have heard screaming in the background

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Male 72
What a waste of perfectly fine liquid nitrogen. Even so, that`s a stylish way to destroy a laptop.
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Male 122
Pretty sure this isnt someones laptop just one that he no longer had use for. And he decided to make a demonstration out of it.
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Male 139
That guy looks like Eagon from Ghostbusters
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Male 226
I had a professor that was severely anti-tech in his lectures, to the point that he took one girl`s mini-recorder (the kind many serious students use to make sure they don`t miss anything) and smacked it with a golf club.

The very next day he was on "administrative leave", and was replaced by the next semester.

Whether this anti0tech feeling some have is sanctioned or not, in no way would the school let him get away with destroying a student`s personal property.

After all, the laptop may be replaceable, but what is on it may not be.

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Male 4,680
Hope he enjoys paying for a new one.
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Male 606
He didn`t take anyones laptop, otherwise this video would be used as evidence in a property destruction lawsuit.
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Male 204
he should`ve kept it in there and overclocked the poo out of it
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Male 450
@punkipenguin agreed the clip should have been 1 min longer and title should have been "the day i got kicked out of school" i.e becuase he gets puched
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Male 695
According to the Youtube description it was staged. I guess it had to be, if a teacher did that to my computer he would have to deal with my nerd rage.
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Female 778
i can`t see anyone just sitting by and letting him do that.
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Male 422
Um...is that a projector screen behind him? I`m pretty sure thats coming from a projector...connected to a laptop... And most can type quicker than they can write
Clearly a laptop somehow ruined his life and he wants to get revenge XD
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Male 1,931
Some teachers just have superiority complexes. Pisses me off.
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Female 2,672
what a peenface lol
couldnt he have exploded it instead of just freezing it, pansy
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Female 1,682
Haha. Though...if I ever had a professor destroy any of my stuff, I would most likely beat their ass >_>
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Male 7,611
yes he has, although the title made me think it was going to be a students laptop.
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Male 14
Link: Professor Acts Like Dick To Make A No-Laptop Point [Rate Link] - This college prof. couldn`t just tell his students he didn`t want them to use laptops in his class. He had to get jerky.
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