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Fire and Duct Tape

Two random items:

1) My PowerBook charger caught fire Yesterday morning.

2) Nevada laws allow court judges to put ducttape on defendants' mouths if they cannot keep quiet. Usually, a baliff keeps a roll of ducttape.


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Apr. 25th, 2006 11:00 am (UTC)
What the hell happened to the powerbook charger? *scared of mine now...*
Apr. 25th, 2006 01:30 pm (UTC)
I looked over and smoke was coming from it. By the time I got to it, there was a small flame on it. I'm so glad I happened to be UP at 4am.
Apr. 25th, 2006 01:38 pm (UTC)
Definitely lucky, pursue Apple about this?
Apr. 25th, 2006 01:53 pm (UTC)
Yeah, I called Apple as soon as I could (I've got AppleCare), and they asked me a LOT of questions (including things like "Did I call the fire brigade?" (no), "Did anything else get damaged in the fire?" (no), "Did I get injured in the fire?" (yes -- I got about 25v through me while I was touching it [25v doesn't hurt, it just tickles], and I got a minor blister on one of my finger from the flame).

The guy said it'd definately get replaced, but the engineering team needed to know about it, and they'd need to decide whether or not the laptop itself needs to be brought in to get checked out as well.

He phoned me back today and asked me to take some photos of the damage for the engineering team, and he'll call me again tomorrow, when he hears back from engineering.
Apr. 25th, 2006 11:27 am (UTC)
I would love to see a court proceeding in NV... but I'd probably end up taped myself.
Apr. 25th, 2006 01:30 pm (UTC)
Heh, yeah, me too.
Nov. 17th, 2007 11:36 am (UTC)
My feedback
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