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When Disgruntled Laptops Attack Their Masters

So, this is what happened at work this morning. I think the pictures are pretty self-explanatory. Apparently, the smoke detectors in our 8-story tower are only for decorative purposes, since despite the thick black smoke and smell, nothing happened until someone manually pulled on the fire alarm. Comforting, eh?

On the other hand, my personal notebook is a Dell, too, that I've been using almost 4 years with no problems.

More coverage here:

Dell battery explodes at Yahoo HQ, hundreds evacuate (Engadget)

Flickr shots of the event