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Gregoryuconn (Gregoryuconn)
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Posted on Sunday, April 24, 2011 - 6:56 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

A couple weeks ago, I was unable to use my computer for about an hour due to liquid nitrogen.

How did this happen?
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Posted on Sunday, April 24, 2011 - 8:40 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

You got a bubble like a vapor lock?
Gregoryuconn (Gregoryuconn)
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You got a bubble like a vapor lock? Don't know what this means, but no. At least if it's something remotely close to what I think it might mean.
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Posted on Sunday, April 24, 2011 - 10:35 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is it a laptop? Desktop? Relevant?

Did the liquid nitrogen get in contact with your computer?

Were you unable to use your computer because it didn't work? Because you couldn't reach it? Could you have used a different computer during that time?
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Posted on Sunday, April 24, 2011 - 10:50 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Sorry.

More clearly: the LN was supposed to be liquid state but part of it was gaseous state, causing the cooling mechanism for your computer to function improperly such as with loss of LN circulation so that thermal shutdown was initiated or prevented POST (Power On Self Test) from initiating bootstrap?

You had to wait?

I am assuming you cool your computer with LN? If not, I guess my questions make no sense.
Balin (Balin)
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Posted on Monday, April 25, 2011 - 2:44 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Making ice cream with liquid nitrogen relevant?
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You had cryotherapy to a wart on your computer mouse finger :-) ?
Gregoryuconn (Gregoryuconn)
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Is it a laptop? This desktop? Relevant? Yes ish

Did the liquid nitrogen get in contact with your computer? No

Were you unable to use your computer because it didn't work? No Because you couldn't reach it? No Could you have used a different computer during that time? No, but not due to the liquid nitrogen

Sorry.

More clearly: the LN was supposed to be liquid state but part of it was gaseous state, causing the cooling mechanism for your computer to function improperly such as with loss of LN circulation so that thermal shutdown was initiated or prevented POST (Power On Self Test) from initiating bootstrap?

You had to wait?

I am assuming you cool your computer with LN? If not, I guess my questions make no sense. I have no idea. Is that how it normally works? Anyway, no.

Making ice cream with liquid nitrogen relevant? No, but you're vaguely OTRT

You had cryotherapy to a wart on your computer mouse finger :-) ? Nol
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Posted on Monday, April 25, 2011 - 3:37 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Did the liquid nitrogen effect your computer?
Your person?
The environment your computer was in?
Balin (Balin)
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Are the vapors from the LN relevant?
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were you making something else with LN? or doing omething else?
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Did the liquid nitrogen effect your computer? No
Your person? No
The environment your computer was in? Yes for svv of "environment", but probably not

Are the vapors from the LN relevant? No

were you making something else with LN? or doing omething else? No to both, but ...
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Was someone else using LN? Was there actual LN in the vicinity at all?
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Did the LN affect power to your building?
The server your internet access goes through?

Did it result in an evacuation of the building?
In some other way take you away from your computer?
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Was someone else using LN? Yes Was there actual LN in the vicinity at all? Yes

Did the LN affect power to your building?
The server your internet access goes through?

Did it result in an evacuation of the building?
In some other way take you away from your computer? Yope, no to rest
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Did the LN result in danger?
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Did the LN result in danger? No
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Relevant what the LN was used for? Did something unintended happen? Did it spill? Did it cause any relevant frost? Or mist? Or oxygen deprivation? Could you have gotten to the computer, had you really wanted to? Would it be dangerous? Or was it physically impossible? Could the same thing have happened, had they used: dry ice? Water? Liquid helium?
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Relevant what the LN was used for? Noish/yopeish Did something unintended happen? Did it spill? Did it cause any relevant frost? Or mist? Or oxygen deprivation? no to all Could you have gotten to the computer, had you really wanted to? Yes Would it be dangerous? No Or was it physically impossible? No, it was possible Could the same thing have happened, had they used: dry ice? Water? Liquid helium? Yes to all of these, good question! Although maybe not liquid helium because that can't exist unless the environment around it is VERY cold. But if not for that, it would work too.
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did you leave your computer out of curiosity? or to try to help someone?
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did you leave your computer out of curiosity? or to try to help someone? No to all, possible FA
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Was the problem in: getting to the computer? Actually using the computer? Would doing it be: unpleasant? Impractical? Difficult? Stressful? Pointless? Risky? Other people directly involved?
Gregoryuconn (Gregoryuconn)
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Was the problem in: getting to the computer? Actually using the computer? Yes, see below Would doing it be: unpleasant? Impractical? Yes Difficult? Only as it was impractical Stressful? Pointless? Risky? No to all others above Other people directly involved? Yes, I suppose. DOWYM by directly (DOWYM = "Depends on what you mean". Yay, I made a new phrase)
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Was your computer turned on? Was it in use? Was it connected to something relevant? Were you doing anything with the LN yourself? Were you wearing anything relevant? such as protective equipment?
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did you have to keep your gloves on so it made it impossible to type?
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Was your computer turned on? Was it in use? No to both Was it connected to something relevant? Noish - explore Were you doing anything with the LN yourself? Were you wearing anything relevant? such as protective equipment? No to rest, which renders Shez's question irrelevant
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Was the computer disconnected from something relevant? Was it sitting somewhere relevant? Any IT equipment besides the computer itself relevant? such as a network connection? Wireless router? Relevant what you wanted to do on the computer?
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Was the computer disconnected from something relevant? No Was it sitting somewhere relevant? No, but... Any IT equipment besides the computer itself relevant? such as a network connection? Wireless router? Relevant what you wanted to do on the computer? No to the rest of these.
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Was it: inside something relevant? Behind something? Under something? Near something? Did you place it there? Relevant? Was it in a room? Outside? In some other structure?
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Was it: inside something relevant? Yopeish Behind something? Under something? Near something? Did you place it there? No to all of the rest, but ... Relevant? Was it in a room? Outside? No to these two In some other structure? Yes for svv of "structure
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Was it in a box? In a liquid? In a device? In something intangible? In a laptop bag? In a vehicle? Was it near the LN? Was there any problem seeing the screen? Using the keyboard? Or other buttons? Was it in an awkward position?
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was it closed?
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Was it in a box? In a liquid? In a device? In something intangible? In a laptop bag? it was in a backpack, but close enough. In a vehicle? Was it near the LN? Yes, could mislead Was there any problem seeing the screen? Using the keyboard? Or other buttons? Was it in an awkward position? No to all of these, FA
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If you were going to use it: would you have to use it inside the backpack? Or could you have taken it out? Were you wearing the backpack? Or was it sitting somewhere relevant? Or hanging? Was the backpack affected by the LN? Was it protecting the computer in any relevant way at the time?
When you were able to use your computer again, was it because: the activity with the LN was finished? All the LN had evaporated? Whatever was cooled by the LN had become warm again?
Did you know beforehand that it would be impractical to use your computer? Was it intentional on your part?
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If you were going to use it: would you have to use it inside the backpack? Not necessarily Or could you have taken it out? Yes, but ... Were you wearing the backpack? I think so, irr though Or was it sitting somewhere relevant? Or hanging? Was the backpack affected by the LN? No Was it protecting the computer in any relevant way at the time? No
When you were able to use your computer again, was it because: the activity with the LN was finished? All the LN had evaporated? Whatever was cooled by the LN had become warm again? All of these are incorrect, and probably an FA
Did you know beforehand that it would be impractical to use your computer? No Was it intentional on your part? No
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Was the laptop a Mac? PC? Relevant?

Did the LN touch anything relevant?
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Was the laptop a Mac? PC? Relevant? irr

Did the LN touch anything relevant? Yope/Noishish
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Relevant where you are? Could you have gone somewhere else and used the laptop? Would it be impractical because you had nowhere to place the laptop? Or nowhere to sit?
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Why does it say you made the last post in this thread, when I did? Let's see if the problem is solved when I post this.
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Relevant where you are? Yes Could you have gone somewhere else and used the laptop? Theoretically yes, practically no. See below Would it be impractical because you had nowhere to place the laptop? Exactly. This is close enough for a


*****SPOILER****
On Mondays and Wednesdays from 9-9:50, I have class in the Engineering II Building, which is right next to the Physics Building, where I have class from 11-11:50. So, normally, I will sit at a table in the hallway of the Physics Building which is by an outlet and plug my laptop in and use it. However, on this particular day a liquid nitrogen demonstration was being done on that table, so I could not put my laptop on it. I also could not use it elsewhere because there was no other outlet in the hall that I could find and if I used it unplugged, I would not have enough battery for class, and I know for a fact that because of the layout of the lecture hall, there is no outlet in there I can reach. So, I could not use my laptop plugged in (as the table by the outlet was in use) and I could not use it on battery (because if I did, it would run out of power before the end of class) so I could not use it. Good job everyone, especially Galfisk for the final push. Check out my new puzzle in a minute.
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At least your laptop has a better battery than mine =P

Clever puzzle!

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