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PC Core Jettison

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A surge suppressor built into a PC power supply unit that senses voltage overload and ejects the PSU from the case, preferably with a shower of sparks. Also, a spring release mechanism that blows the side door of the PC case at every BSOD (GSOD on Macs) while simultaneously emitting a small cloud of smoke tinted with the odor of fried circuitry.

['BSOD' is the all too familiar Microsoft Blue Screen of Death. 'GSOD' is the somewhat less frequently seen (possibly becasue there are fewer Macs?) Apple equivalent in Grey.]

nuclear hobo, May 07 2007

(?) BSOD http://content.tech...881-3882.html?seq=1
[nuclear hobo, May 07 2007]

PC Toster http://www.theinqui....aspx?article=25321
Perhaps you could implement this idea in the machine linked. [zen_tom, May 07 2007]

Misdirection Adapter Card Misdirection_20Adapter_20Card
A related invention, designed to be intentionally invoked. [krelnik, May 08 2007]

Re-installing Windows http://www.langston...e/1997/1997AUL.html
[Abs], you can take off the US Biker-cop uniform now - Hang on, that doesn't sound right [Dub, May 09 2007]


       In case this is important, can you explain what a BSOD or GSOD is?
MaxwellBuchanan, May 07 2007

       <to the tune of Village People's "YMCA"> Blue Screen Of Death </tttovpymca>
AbsintheWithoutLeave, May 07 2007

       BSOD / GSOD description added to the idea for the currently unsinkable.
nuclear hobo, May 07 2007

       Ah - thanks [unclear].   

       <smug Mac-user voice> I don't think Macs have the GSOD feature any more - the entire "Freeze" function seems to be missing with OS-X.</sMuv)
MaxwellBuchanan, May 07 2007

       <2nd smug Mac-user voice> Yes, that paticular problem has not arisen for me either, even though I can remember shutting my machine down properly about three times in the last year and a half. </2sMuv)
nomocrow, May 08 2007

       //Ah - thanks [unclear].//   

       Sorry, but that's 'nuclear'.
nuclear hobo, May 08 2007

       //Sorry, but that's 'nuclear'// You're quite right - my apologies. I sometimes come over all anagrammatical.
MaxwellBuchanan, May 08 2007

       I now have an overwhelmiing urge to post a music-based idea involving a nuclear oboe.
MaxwellBuchanan, May 08 2007

       "Oboe" is a series of sub-critical explosive nuclear tests carried out by the DoE at the Nevada Test Site. Some argue that these tests are a violation of the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty.
nuclear hobo, May 08 2007

       And somebody ought to tell the London Symphony Orchestra. They're playing with fire.
MaxwellBuchanan, May 08 2007

       nuclear hobo actually becomes Uncle Boar Ho. Anagrammatically that is.
bungston, May 09 2007

       or <wistfully> bachelor uno.
nuclear hobo, May 09 2007

       // I run a headless linux machine, so there's no screen // ... so, um, [Ian], how do you know what's going on here? Is that a USB port behind your left ear? Did you get your initials from *being* the server? Do you lock up sometimes?
lurch, May 09 2007

       It would be nice if it made a sort of 'BOINGG' noise, too, and something came out on a spring
Mister Sketchly, May 09 2007


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