__/ [ The Ghost In The Machine ] on Wednesday 09 August 2006 03:00 \__
> In comp.os.linux.advocacy, Roy Schestowitz
> on Wed, 09 Aug 2006 01:31:27 +0100
>> Dell laptop blew up the truck
>> ,----[ Quote ]
>> | There seems to be no doubt in Forqueran's mind that his Dell
>> | Inspiron 1300/B130 set his truck ablaze.
>> | "I want people to know what happened to me," he said. "These laptops
>> | are dangerous and people need to know."
>> This points to some dodgy Web site. Take this with a grain of salt.
> While I don't know regarding Grandpa's truck or these two specific
> gentlemen, I believe other sites have mentioned this little overheating
> The problem appears to not be limited to Dell, either; Lithium-Ion
> batteries cropped up in a Google for "Dell explosion". Also, Apple
> is apparently engineering a worldwide battery recall for certain
> rechargeable batteries sold for use with its 15" MacBook Pro units.
> (This according to
> http://www.mobilised.com.au/content/view/511/83/ )
Do you're suggesting that only Dell's prolific presence made it a victim? I
am not surprised though. Microsoft is known to produce software that is not
safe. So what else can one expect from Microsoft's Hardware Department^tm?
> Google also coughed up
> That'll leave a scorch mark or two on the tablecloth.
> The truck story is also mentioned in
> along with a file photo of a car blowing up. (I suspect the car
> explosion is a movie stunt but do not recognize the pic.)
> For its part Dell is apparently investigating.
> I'd hate to have to worry about a liability lawsuit from someone getting
> hurt; one may recall McDonald's having to pay a goodly sum to a woman
> who got coffee in a place where coffee doesn't usually go...
*LOL* I must admit that I like these scientific rambling with Google's
serious cough. They are fun to read, but sometimes too long to reply to
(without serious snippage).
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