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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.
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
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?
@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.
It`s staged. The YouTube description states the laptop was not working anyway.
1 Their GPA2 Their laptop computer
But thankfully, this is staged. (look at description on youtube page)
PS: sue the f*ck out of him.
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...
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.
...all i`m saying is somebody probably needs to keep a close eye on this guy...
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
Grandpa is speaking in tongues again, take him to the old persons home already
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.
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?
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.
Will milk be made available to us?
I`d be amused if my teacher did that in class, actually.
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.
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....
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.
soooooooooooo glad it was fake
That`s not being a dick or jerky, that`s being DRATING AWESOME!! :D
I agree, if it was somebody`s laptop I`m sure you would have heard screaming in the background
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.