Laptop overheats, vapourises Brazil... almost
Red hot Compaq
Pity reader Rafael Santos, who came home from work, started up his Compaq nc8430 only to find it refusing to start up because the on-board thermal sensor was registering an internal temperature of 5155°C.
To put that into context, the surface of the Sun is, at 5526°C just 371°C hotter than Rafael's laptop. It's not far off the temperature at the centre of the Earth, for that matter.
Here's the pic:
Zooming in a little:
Thank the bearded bloke in the sky it didn't set off the battery...
Now, we're too generous to put it down to Photoshoppery, but since Rafael's home nation of Brazil didn't disappear in a cloud of superheated steam this week, we have to conclude the Compaq was running cooler than stated.
A glitch in the Fedora Linux distro Rafael's attempting to run? Or a monumentally inaccurate heat sensor? We'll leave it for you to decide...
More like Red Hot... ;)
Too high ambient temperature?
I thought global warming would be least felt in the tropics, but I guess I read that in a Bush administration-twisted document.
I want this Hardware!
Hardware that still starts up at 5155C? I want this one! Is better than a Terminator and normal Chips would have been fried already. Is this another Alien Technology conspiracy?
It would cost to much to go there and have a BBQ
It really is Fedora *Core*
Perhaps this is an underhand tactic by the Fedora Core developers to get their computers truly at *core* temperatures!