Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 25th Sep 2006 21:12 UTC
Hardware, Embedded Systems Alan Cox, the famous Linux kernel hacker, saw his Thinkpad explode. His wife writes on her weblog: "Alan was on the other side of the room from the laptop. I was elsewhere. He yelled out, I ambled towards the room in my own good time, and then I heard 'Fire! Real fire! Call the fire brigade, now!' and I speeded up a bit." This is the first laptop of a tech 'celebrity' to explode.
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RE: Great...
by uteck on Mon 25th Sep 2006 21:56 UTC in reply to "Great..."
uteck
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2006-07-16

They are already banned by some airlines because of this. But that was just Dell and Apple, now I suppose they will ban all lappies now. ;)

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RE[2]: Great...
by The Baron on Mon 25th Sep 2006 22:11 in reply to "RE: Great..."
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2005-07-06

I fly a lot for business and if they would make me put my laptop in as baggage it wouldn't be that big of a deal for me since you can fit a 14" laptop in your trey with someone leaning back. I am interested in seeing if my MacBook would be able perform that trick.

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RE[2]: Great...
by CuriosityKills on Mon 25th Sep 2006 22:20 in reply to "RE: Great..."
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2005-07-10

Well they can always make you shutdown the laptop and detach the battery from laptop. I don't see why airliness would ban it.

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