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#1 cowsgonemadd3

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Posted 29 September 2006 - 04:08 PM

You know as we need more and more power in the future to power our laptops can our batteries hold up?

As you have seen many companies have recalled there batteries over the years and several recently.

What will the future be like?

Will you be able to type in peace? Or will you wonder if you are safe?

One day you are typing away:

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And then BOOM!!!

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Some people do not leave the batteries in the laptops anymore.

Here is what one looks like after it catches fire:
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And its not just laptops but cell phones! One kid had to go to the hospital over a cell phone that BLEW UP in his hand!

Here are a couple of stories:

http://news.zdnet.com/2100-1040_22-5420076.html

http://cellphones.about.com/b/a/060771.htm

Edited by cowsgonemadd3, 29 September 2006 - 04:09 PM.


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Posted 30 September 2006 - 08:46 AM

hi, cowsgonemadd3,

i suppose it saves the terrorist the bother of having to learn to make a bomb when all they have to do is buy something with a sony battery!

personally, i'd be very wary of leaving a laptop on unattended now. i think they'll have to far improve safety monitoring and 'auto-shutdown' procedures, as i think batteries are only going to get more and more powerful as time goes by. maybe they should be sold with fire-extinguishers! lol

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Posted 30 September 2006 - 10:14 AM

Yeah they will just start throwing batteries at us instead of grenades.

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Posted 30 September 2006 - 12:38 PM

The new Axis of Evil=Sony portable batteries with a rootkit based power monitor. :thumbsup: :flowers:

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Posted 30 September 2006 - 03:52 PM

i think for once, we should look at the 3rd world for an answer:

"Among the plans: This cheap laptop will be light; have no disk drives, but a gigabyte of main memory, using flash memory for storage; and be battery-free, using a crank to get your information loaded. Oh, and mesh networking capability is also in the works."

(old) info here: http://www.laptopical.com/cheap-hundred-dollar-laptops.html

i like the idea of 'using a crank to get your information loaded!'

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Posted 30 September 2006 - 05:50 PM

Honey i'm doing serious bidding on ebay crank faster!!!

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Posted 30 September 2006 - 06:31 PM

:thumbsup: :flowers: :trumpet:

You guys are flippin' hilarious...just an FYI. :inlove:




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