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Saturday, January 19, 2008

IBM Thinkpad R50e tried to kill me








I have been using the end of this bed as a desk for the last 4 weeks. I put a rug on the end of the bed so as to not dirty it. Hadn't been a problem. Bottom of the laptop never gets hot, only warm at most, maybe 40 degrees C. I was just about to go to sleep with my head at the other end and I smelt toxic smoke. Looked up, fire coming from under my laptop. Acted quickly, threw laptop across the ground, happened to have 10L bottle of water nearby, put out the now soccer-ball size hole racing fire in the bed. Couldn't believe it. Couldn't believe my luck either.

Believe it or not, the laptop still works although the monitor is broken. I went and bought a Desktop Monitor and plugged that in. That's what I'm using now- but resting always on a hard wooden cabinet top instead of my bed.

If you look around the net for "laptop on bed" ou will see very little appreciation of how dangerous it is. Maybe this one time the rug had positioned itself to cover all the bottom vents.
IBM or someone else need do an experiment with this.

Most people die in bed fires from a cigarette butt or heat-blanket catching the bed alight. They don't wake up because the fumes knock them unconscious. I was bloody lucky. That's the thing I hate so much about life - blink your eyes once more and without warning its gone.

UPDATE: Monday 21st Jan





TO the Conspiracy Theorists on the attempted murder of BoringTrash:
All you skeptics who think I tried to frame my own murder, how about this conspiracy theory on the Thinkpad attacking me:
The joos did it!

If any respectable, impartial lab wants to examine the laptop then PLEASE
announce.

I have my theory: I want the lab to investigate whether the joos got into my computer. Others have their theories. Lets test them ALL. I'm not like NIST. I don't just test the theory I WANT concluded. I don't just SELECT evidence for testing and ignore the rest. I don't REFUSE to give up a sample of GROUND ZERO to qualified metallurgists who doubt my conclusions. I'm not WITHHOLDING photographs. I am prepared to fully and transparently answer to all conspiracy theorists.

I didn't realise when I posted this there is a propaganda war between Dell and IBM surrounding fire-hazard laptops.

You can Imagine it now:
Mum is going into the computer store to buy laptop for her daughter. You can see it can't you? "Is this laptop fire-safe? There isn't a chance it could explode and catch fire is there?"
She asks the question because she sees the four letters DELL spotted around. She's on edge. "Could one of those blow up NOW?" Just when we thought the "War on Terror is over"

Thats a second degree burn above. I'm not sure if I woke up because of a foot on fire OR whether I burnt my foot putting out the fire.

UPDATE: 23rd Jan 2008

Since I am still yet to hear back from IBM about this I will publish the email I sent them:

to ibmevoce@br.ibm.com,
date Jan 19, 2008 1:40 AM
subject:my Thinkpad R50e caught on fire and almost killed me!

Attention IBM: Re: Thinkpad R50e notebook caught on fire on my bed almost killing me.
ibmevoce@br.ibm.com

Please see attached photos.

Hi, I thought I should report this as it is obviously one of the most important risks of any manufacturer. I bought a Thinkpad R50e in Sao Paulo and have had it working brilliantly for about 12 months. I now live in RIo De Janeiro. I always fall asleep with this laptop on my bed somewhere. I bought this laptop because I knew they were very robust and designed for jet setting executives.

Last week I had just lay down to sleep and smelt burning rubber. As I jumped up I saw flames coming out from under my laptop. I threw the laptop off the bed and within seconds the fire in the bed had made a hole the size of a soccer ball.

Luckily I had a 10L water bottle nearby and I emptied half of that on the fire in the bed to extinguish it. During this time I burnt my foot and had blisters for a week which are healing up o.k. now. No medical costs. The fumes from the bed caused me to vomit violently all over my bed.

The laptop amazingly still worked but the screen was broken and their is molten plastic around the air vents that are at the front-bottom of the laptop. The molten plastic is only around this small grid of air-vents.

I have some photos of the damage to the bed and the laptop. I decided to buy a cheap desktop monitor and plugged it into the laptop, blindly navigated my way through the log-in and then switched over to Desktop. I am now writing to you on the same laptop.

I realise that you must want to inspect this laptop for future engineering and design considerations. Any "Death by laptop" incident for any manufacturer will obviously hurt sales.

The laptop was sitting in the open-air on the bed. The bed had a cotton-nylon bed-sheet and on top of that sheet at the end of my bed I had placed a rug which was to stop my bed getting dirty as I would work at the end of my bed with the laptop on top of this rug.
Its amazing really how lucky I was considering that I would often go out and leave my laptop on. I had my laptop OS programmed to automatically shut down but this was not always working - I don't know why. Sometimes the laptop would stay on when not being used. But nonetheless I was often at work on it for 8 hours straight on the rug.

I am happy to send the laptop to you for forensic investigation. Notice in the photos that this is the only air-vent on the undercarriage of this laptop and that is where the fire started.

Please advise,
XXXX XXXXX
Rio De Janeiro




UPDATE: 25th Jan

You're not going to believe this: Guess what the itch all over my body is? Well it started around my crutch, then moved up my stomach, then my shoulders, then my arms and back, then my head - at the smae time it was moving down my legs, then on my feet. Guess what it is? FUCKING SCABIES!!!
Guess where I got it from? The "NEW" bed. I gave the landlord R$150 to go get me a new bed. When he came back with a used one I thought, "Oh well, that must be the cost in Brazil". FUCK!!!

And guess where else the scabies have set up camp? I thought it was genital herpes!!! FUCK!!!
http://images.emedicinehealth.com/images/4453/4453-4482-15939-21139.jpg
Its not THAT bad yet. But they are on their way aren't they!!! Set up camp on my dick the parasitic bastards.

So now I had to go buy R$50 bucks worth of scabicides and will have to wash with it for 15 days. And I think its the out-dated, potentially neurotoxic one called Benzoato de Benzila.



UPDATE: When you apply your scabicide all over your body the first time, be prepared for the scabies counter-attack lasting about 5 minutes. The Scabies consider it an act of biological terrorism and retaliate with a campaign of shock and awe as they seem to be burrowing further into your testicles and shaft in order to escape. You will also discover all the hives you didn't know you had as the only pain is coming from exactly where the hives are.

I was still itchy the next night. All over my chest mostly. I don't understand how the scabies, who are said to number from 10-50 on the body at a time normally, make the whole body itch, even in parts they are not present. Maybe there is a chemical they release in the epidermis which helps obscure them from the radar.

I also don't understand why scabies make you itch more at night, even when you are using the total body scabicide and changing bed sheets. What is it about scabies itch and night-time?



32 comments:

Tycoon12 said...

That's mighty scary. I'm glad to see you're okay, though.

Jimmy said...

Not to take this lightly, but I'm reminded of one of the greatest plots of The Office: "I enjoy having breakfast in bed. I like waking up to the smell of bacon, sue me. And since I don't have a butler, I have to do it myself. So, most nights before I go to bed, I will lay six strips of bacon out on my George Foreman Grill. Then I go to sleep. When I wake up, I plug in the grill, I go back to sleep again. Then I wake up to the smell of crackling bacon. It is delicious, it's good for me. It's the perfect way to start the day. Today I got up, I stepped onto the grill and it clamped down on my foot... that's it. I don't see what's so hard to believe about that."

Patrick said...

Were you using the battery that came with the laptop? Or have you recently purchased a replacement? Some Chinese companies are selling laptop batteries for poplular laptops with a lot crappier components than the original batteries that came with the computer. My word of advice is to only buy laptop replacement batteries from repuatable dealers and never from sites like Ebay.

Ross said...

I call BS.

1) There are matches in the picture.
2) Laptops never explode in the place that the burn mark is. It's always at the CPU or battery.
3) The cracked screen is a "Cracked LCD" wallpaper. I have one.
4) The R50e never had expolding batteries.
5) The burned hole in the mattress is 20 times bigger than the burn mark in the laptop. So the laptop would have been engulfed in flames if that was real.

I think you are just trying to hit IBM with a lawsuit.

jeremiah said...

you dummy. everyone knows that the bottom of a laptop gets warm/hot. and in the instructions, it says to NEVER COVER THE VENT/FAN HOLES.
so i say to the DUMB ASS that put a carpet on his mattress, to keep it clean,
your ass should have BURNED.
then we would have one less dumb ass in the world!

Ken Kopin said...

I have to agree with Ross. The supposedly broken LCD screen is clearly displaying an arrow cursor along the left edge.

Heidi said...

I agree, you're just trying to hit IBM with a lawsuit.

Even if this is (in the unlikely event) real, you're still not going to win.

Only a moron would put their laptop on a mattress/soft surface for any extended period of time.
It's been known for quite a long time that if cloth of any form gets hot enough, it'll burn and start a fire.

Anyone with common sense would know enough *not* to put their laptop on the bed/covers/stuffed animal/pillow/etc. etc. etc. for any amount of time.

I myself have put my laptop on my bed, but I check the vents at regular intervals. When the laptop starts to get warm, I move in onto a tray table on top of my bed, or onto the table that's now at the foot of my bed. Common sense. Use it, or pick it up from somewhere.

Also: to add to the matches point, there's also a pack of cigarettes in the background of one of the pics.

Zoli said...

Laptop heat hurts in other ways, too :-)

War Office said...

"Were you using the battery that came with the laptop? Or have you recently purchased a replacement?""

Patrick, have a look at the photos. The fire started from the air vent. The battery is at the other end. The laptop was plugged in by the way, so the battery was on standby.

War Office said...

"I call BS.

1) There are matches in the picture.
2) Laptops never explode in the place that the burn mark is. It's always at the CPU or battery.
3) The cracked screen is a "Cracked LCD" wallpaper. I have one.
4) The R50e never had expolding batteries.
5) The burned hole in the mattress is 20 times bigger than the burn mark in the laptop. So the laptop would have been engulfed in flames if that was real.

I think you are just trying to hit IBM with a lawsuit."

Yeh I knew someone would say that. I put the matches there for perspective on the hole in the bed.

I'm not trying to hit IBM for anything. It wouldn't be worth it.

The laptop didn't explode. The battery is at the other end of the laptop. Look the fire started at that air-vent which is at the opposite end of the battery.

I presume IBM will want to look at this laptop. I would also like to warn people about laptops on the bed. My brother always sleeps with his laptop and his used to get bloody hot.

O.k. man? But your skepticism is appreciated however even your rationale above are all wrong. You got your facts fauxed - LOOK AT THE PHOTOS again.

War Office said...

"Anyone with common sense would know enough *not* to put their laptop on the bed/covers/stuffed animal/pillow/etc. etc. etc. for any amount of time."

Listen mate, actually, if you google "laptop on bed" you will see that people do not appreciate the fire danger that much.

By the way, I am not trying to hit IBM for anything. However, better laptop designs would mean that the airflow in the laptop reaching a certain temp would shut down the laptop. And there could be triple redundancy in the shut-down alarm. For example, if I put a laptop under the duna covers then it should shut-down before getting too hot. Why? because this can happen by accident. Say someone leaves there laptop on their bed and then the wind blows a duno cover over it or something - a million laptops in bedrooms mate.

I'm just reporting what happened to
idiots. As you can see by the damage report there is hardly anything to hit IBM for. It wouldn't be worth the time. THATS WHY YOU ARE ALL IRRATIONAL MORONS.

Go LEARN to think ANALYTICALLY you retards!

War Office said...

"I have to agree with Ross. The supposedly broken LCD screen is clearly displaying an arrow cursor along the left edge."

Yes its broken. Over in the top left corner there is a one inch by 3 inch window which is still clear visible. I scrolled the arrow over to it. But given that this is all that I can see, then I can hardly USE it can I.

My god, are you FUCKWITS from Gadget? My bro emailed Gadget to tell them cause he said they like that kind of stuff. And look at how stupid you all are. I can't believe how analytically stupid so many people are.

(1) I have a blistered foot which is heeled now after 5 days.
(2) I have a damaged bed that by the photo you can tell is cheap ass crap.
(3)I have a laptop that still works, an old cheap ass laptop, now with broken monitor and burnt spot.
(4)it would be a hard case given the rug I show in the photo, to convince a court of law that I don't share negligence.
(5)Fuck you stupid morons. I show you what happened. THATS WHAT HAPPENED.

Karsomyr said...

Kudos for WarOffice. I couldn't help but agree with you: you tried to help, and there had to be people being such jerks and saying bloody BS.

Good that you're ok. Too bad for the TP.

And I just hope people can be a little more raitonal. Not even once you mention anything bad against IBM, but it is the old American stereotype (which all the rest of the world agrees with): "we sue anyone for anything no matter what!".

Damn, I try not to think about stereotypes but it seems that some people in these comments are not helping at all...

Once again, it's good that you're ok.

N4CR said...

Being a notebook service engineer who has replaced many (probably hundreds of) cracked screens... that is most likely a cracked screen... you can still have cursors and partially visible sections on the screen. Just because it's cracked does not mean the whole thing won't work, depending on the impact.

A electrical fire could easily catch that bed on fire as well. The screen, however may have cracked from a top down impact as white indicates the screen has had a decent whack on it... don't think a battery/failed whatever would do that. Probably when it got heaved off the bed.

If the CPU had experienced thermal throttle failure then the machine would probably not turn on... not sure exactly what caused this! A very dodgy capacitor possibly??

Anonymous said...

quick comment... you never use laptops or portable PCs on soft surfaces... :P.

nurv said...

Sorry, I'm calling bullshit.

1: The damage to the laptop it totally unrelated to the battery. It is CLOSE to the CMOS battery, but the heat clearly originated outside the laptop (look at the first photo)

2: The damaged area of the laptop holds NOTHING explosive or flammable. It only holds the PCMCIA card cage. See links: http://www.nimaheydarian.com/wp-content/uploads/2006/11/Thinkpad-R50e-2.JPG and http://www.tianxun.com.cn/img/R50e.jpg
.

3: The way the plastic is warped and the heat discoloration inside the hole indicate that the damage was done by an external flame.

4: The damage to the bed is totally out of proportion to the damage to the laptop.

5: There are signs of extensive physical abuse to the laptop, some of it repaired, which are unrelated to the heat damage.

The burn on the guy's foot could be from stepping on molten plastic that dripped down to the floor.

Facts: THE BATTERY WAS NOT THE CAUSE.

Hypothesis: The guy busted his laptop by dropping it or otherwise generally being clumsy. He staged toe fire to squeeze a new free laptop out of IBM, with help from the general exploding battery FUD thats floating round.

BoringTrash said...

Sorry, I'm calling bullshit.

1: The damage to the laptop it totally unrelated to the battery. It is CLOSE to the CMOS battery, but the heat clearly originated outside the laptop (look at the first photo)

.I have asked someone this before: Would the laptop still work if the cmos battery blew?

Also, the molten plastic does seem to originate from the vent as you can see. Is it an air inlet or outlet vent?


2: The damaged area of the laptop holds NOTHING explosive or flammable. It only holds the PCMCIA card cage. See links: http://www.nimaheydarian.com/wp-content/uploads/2006/11/Thinkpad-R50e-2.JPG and http://www.tianxun.com.cn/img/R50e.jpg
It has that air-vent. Its possible that fluff from the rug got into a point which ignited it?


3: The way the plastic is warped and the heat discoloration inside the hole indicate that the damage was done by an external flame.

Didn't you see the mattress? Once the fire was triggered 99.99% of the burning done was an external flame. Losing your concentration at this point mate? You know it still amazes me to this day how stupid people are and yet they can't get their conspiratorial brains around 9/11 and 7/7. Lots of dumbies in the west thats for sure.


4: The damage to the bed is totally out of proportion to the damage to the laptop.
It moved very fast. I got very nervous from how fast it worked. It was lucky I had a ten litre bottle of water near by. As someone else has pointed out at Engaget mate, he uses a lighter to heat off the stickers when he does repairs, so that he can put them back on because IBM refuse to give him new ones. He reckons that he has held a lighter to these thinkpad cases for up to 5 minutes and there isn't any melting of any sought. So you think maybe I used an oxy torch?


5: There are signs of extensive physical abuse to the laptop, some of it repaired, which are unrelated to the heat damage.

You're getting more outlandish as you continue. What extensive abuse? There are keys missing on the keyboard? Thats because I threw it across the room. I forgot to collect the keys before I cleaned up. What else? The monitor cracked in the middle? It must have hit a sharp object when I threw it. Understand mate the room was full of deadly smoke already. I wasn't concerned about the laptop at this time.


The burn on the guy's foot could be from stepping on molten plastic that dripped down to the floor.
Yes but you are saying therefore, according to your hypothesis, that I deliberately burnt my foot while deliberately burning a hole in the laptop? I have considered: Either the burn was from being woken up with my foot in the fire or I stepped on molten plastic or rubber from the bed or something on fire - maybe the the rug which had synthetics in it.


Facts: THE BATTERY WAS NOT THE CAUSE.

Yeh I know.


Hypothesis: The guy busted his laptop by dropping it or otherwise generally being clumsy. He staged toe fire to squeeze a new free laptop out of IBM, with help from the general exploding battery FUD thats floating round.

And deliberately burnt my foot to boot!

Also mate, you forgot another reason to doubt the story: I'm a holocaust denier!

Anyway, I have propositioned any lab who wants to look at it they are welcome. I am yet to get an invitation.


January 26, 2008 10:20 AM

coheN! said...

As much as you and your biased, bigoted views offend me, I would not wish that you had scabies. Hope that gets better soon.

BoringTrash said...

Ecept you are unable to point out where my views are biased or bigoted regarding Israel Zoinist false-flag attacks of 9/11 and 7/7 and their gross exaggeration of the plight of jews in WW2, including outrageous fabrications of evidence presented to the Nuremberg trials. You're welcome to contest any of David Cole's findings in the documentary I've posted. The best defensive response we got from the jewish community were from the JDL - death threats.

coheN! said...

So are you insinuating that my grandmother just 'made up' her story? Did she 'fabricate' the death of her entire immediate and extended family (with the exception of her twin sister)? I bet she also made up that she and her twin had to pile bodies onto carts too? Did she tattoo a number onto her arm after the war 'just for fun'? Yeah, that sounds likely. What do you have to say to that?

coheN! said...

Oh sorry, did I say 'death'? I meant 'cold blooded murder'. Silly me.

BoringTrash said...

You sound like you don't want to think about it very much. You sound like you hold dearly your sob story version 2.35.

So are you insinuating that my grandmother just 'made up' her story?

If she said she saw gas chambers, Yes. But she didn't say that did she?

Did she 'fabricate' the death of her entire immediate and extended family (with the exception of her twin sister)?

60 million people died in WW2. 2 million of them were soldiers. 58 million of them were civilians.
The atrocities committed against Germans by the Allied forces have been overshadowed by Zionist Holocaust propaganda. Eisenhower, after Germany had surrendered, rounded up 1 million German surrendered soldiers into barbed-wired open-fields and allowed them to starve and freeze to death. That is more horrific than a Gas Chamber death, even though the Gas Chamber story isn't even true!

I bet she also made up that she and her twin had to pile bodies onto carts too?

After pretty much all disease epidemics they have to pile up bodies and bury them in mass graves - its the only way to protect the health of the survivors. But the Zionists like to use those photos as if its evidence of gassings. In one position they claim that there is no official record of the gassings because the germans meticulously covered up any record of it and used code-words. From their other position, entirely contradictory(typical of a lie), they claim that those photos are of the germans burying the gassing victims. So the germans took photos of their gassing did they? Rather, they were burying the victims of hunger, malnutrition, and disease epidemic.

Did she tattoo a number onto her arm after the war 'just for fun'?

Did I deny tattoos? Do you even understand what the position of the Holocaust revisionist movement is? Nope!
That was IBM's idea. They provided the machines for processing the numbers. Look what IBM did to me! I'm not saying they are a nice company.
The plan was to round up all prisoners of war. How else were the germans to keep record efficiently of the POWs in a time of desperate war? I think it was a good idea. And so did IBM.

Yeah, that sounds likely. What do you have to say to that?

What? You didn't provide any evidence which contradicts my position. You seem to have made the ignorant knee-jerk mistake of thinking that there is a movement out here where people claim that WW2 didn't happen!
Many jews starved to death. The Allied forces knocked out Germany's transport network. There was a food shortage all over Germany, not just in the camps.

And you want me to pity your Grandmother? It was HER community that started the war. Sure, she probably had nothing actively to do with the conspiracy (as the 1 million dead Iraqis had nothing to do with their Dictator Suddam) but as you can see from world press for ten years leading up to WW2, the Zionists were lobbying for war against Germany. The Zionists created that war.

Nothing of the witness account you have just given me contradicts anything I said. I didn't deny that tattoo-branding was used, I didn't deny that jews died in large numbers, and I didn't deny that jew's suffered. But so what? Its no big deal relative to all 60 million who died in the war - the war the Zoinists started. And yet in the west the jews never let everyone hear the end of it. Like Ghandi's Grandson just said recently:

[He wrote that Jewish identity "has been locked into the holocaust experience — a German burden that the Jews have not been able to shed. It is a very good example of (how) a community can overplay a historic experience to the point that it begins to repulse friends.
The holocaust was the result of the warped mind of an individual who was able to influence his followers into doing something dreadful. ... The world did feel sorry for the episode but when an individual or a nation refuses to forgive and move on, the regret turns into anger."

Describing Israel as "a nation that believes its survival can only be ensured by weapons and bombs," Gandhi asked whether it would "not be better to befriend those who hate you?"

"Apparently, in the modern world so determined to live by the bomb, this is an alien concept," he wrote. "You don't befriend anyone, you dominate them. We have created a culture of violence (Israel and the Jews are the biggest players) and that Culture of Violence is eventually going to destroy humanity."]


Anyway, maybe it was the fist time the jews had really had their asses kicked in war. Normally, like today, they get others to fight their enemies for them. I thought you would have learnt your lesson? Here you are again trying to get other nations to attack your would be enemies - and all again for your delusional fixation on a strip of land in the desert with no water and no oil. What sought of a leadership would invite jews to come and fight arabs for the rest of their lives in the desert? The UN offered you Madagascar for crying out loud. The American population will turn on the jews like the germans did. That's certain. So now is the time for jews to oppose the Zionists and end them finally. And that will include the end of the State of Israel.

coheN! said...

That's it, I'm done. You are beyond reason. Have fun with the rest of your life.

BoringTrash said...

You have a good life too Cohen. And make sure you hold that Holocaust myth close to the core of your sense of self - that's what being jewish is about in the modern day - "Holocaust. Holcaoust. I'm a victim. Give me money".

And thankyou for affirming my position on Jews and how they react if you question the blatantly obvious flaws in their Holocaust myth. Very similar to if you question the obvious flaws in any religious Doctrine -E pur si muove!

I guess Holocaust is a Faith Based religion - Holocaustism? Did you know Cohen, that just after WW1, the word "Holocaust" appeared for the first time in any literature in 1919?. Do you know how it appeared? There were several claims from jewish writers/journalists, that the jews had suffered a Holcoaust during WW1. And guess how many people they claimed to have died? Yep, "6 million" - that magic number.

In 1942 that same figure and word came up again. And yet the WW2 hadn't even finished. "6 million", "Holocaust".

Cohen, protecting my brothers and sisters from criminal fraud as is the Zionist's Holocaust story is not anti-semitic. Being anti-criminal is not anti-semitic.
Being anti-criminalMafia is not anti-semitic. Further, as you may know, 99% of so called "Jews" are not even Semitic. They are mongolian from the empire Khazaria.

This group of people in the world who identify themselves falsely as "Jews" must be destroyed and the True Jews of Israel allowed to live in peace finally from the Zionist mafia. The True Jews consider the establishment of Israel as an insult to their religion. They also deny the Holocaust. From your postings here Cohen I can tell you are a Mongolian false-jew. There is a certain "bottomless falsehood" about Mongolian jews.

And once again Cohen, I really do thank you for showing everyone what I'm talking about. Cheers.

xaueious said...

just came across this on google

the laptop should have had a mechanism to initiate shutdown at high temperatures. this was a design flaw. i am sure you could have sued back then. surprised you didn't follow up on this.

i have the same laptop.

BoringTrash said...

Well, as you would all know, unless you are mentally ill Americans, in order to use such you must support damages. If you were so damaged then you hardly can support anything....

BoringTrash said...

In order to claim damages., you must be damaged. And you must proved evidence of it. In my case, I had nothing to claim other than my laptop, which is possible to buy today for about $100US. And for the data, well it was still working - so there was no data loss. And I think IBM even have that one covered - why didn't you back it up if it was so important? And so on. And so I was just reporting an event.

But you know what, after all this thinking, I suspect it was aq lit cigarette that was thrown under my laptop when I was drunk. And then the bed caught up and the rest is history.


If it was truly an electronic fault, you can imagine IBM would have already called it in to have a look - they don't want any dead kids on their beds do they?

dcohen said...

So after all this time, the reason that all this happened was not due to any fault with the laptop but instead due to you being a total dumbass? That sounds about right.

BoringTrash said...

Dont be so smug. One day you walking across the road and get hit by a truck. Now given that you had eyes, and a nose, and ears all functioning, you would be a pretty dumb fuck too.

You know, a guy was once killed by a coke machine? He didn't get his coke after having put the money in and he threw a tantrum. The machine was not fixed to the ground and it fell on top of him and killed him. Look up Darwin Awards.

dcohen said...

Sorry, I didn't quite understand. Were you saying you're as dumb as that guy?

BoringTrash said...

The spot on the laptop where the burn hole is witnessed, is an outlet air-vent. And the air gets very hot.

I still suspect it ignited the rug that it was sitting on.

But since IBM never responded to my emails and called in the laptop to have a look, maybe they know that this scenario is hardly possible.

Also, maybe they have in their fine print and warning about blocking air vents.

But if you want to call me a dumb ass then do as you please. You can not take away from me my Melbourne University degrees in Science and Engineering.

And life is fickle, so be careful what you do and what you think.

If I have contributed anything to the greater good then I hope so.

Understand, I don't know what happened. I woke up with my foot on fire and flames coming out from under my laptop. The rest is speculation, deductive and inductive.

I was just being totally honest. I am just as curious as anyone else on the matter. Given that I was asleep, how the fuck would I know?

I admit - Yes, I was drunk. But that may just be coincidence. Yes I smoke, and that may just be coincidence too.

I wanted to draw the attention, and I imagined maybe I save the life of some 12 year old girl somewhere on earth because her parents saw the blog and banned her from sleeping with her laptop. ;)

BoringTrash said...

I think Jimmy summed it up:

Blogger Jimmy said...

Not to take this lightly, but I'm reminded of one of the greatest plots of The Office: "I enjoy having breakfast in bed. I like waking up to the smell of bacon, sue me. And since I don't have a butler, I have to do it myself. So, most nights before I go to bed, I will lay six strips of bacon out on my George Foreman Grill. Then I go to sleep. When I wake up, I plug in the grill, I go back to sleep again. Then I wake up to the smell of crackling bacon. It is delicious, it's good for me. It's the perfect way to start the day. Today I got up, I stepped onto the grill and it clamped down on my foot... that's it. I don't see what's so hard to believe about that."