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Specifically, in the office or similar, usually by some doting brain dead idiot:

"Someone help me, my PCs blown up". Errr, no it hasn't. No smoke. No impaling of legs with shards of molten metal and processor. No 'fizz-bang' that usually accompanies an actual explosion. Your computer just stopped working. That's why it's off. With no power. Sitting there. Quietly.

See also:

"My car blew up". Wow!? Really? You're lucky to be alive etc etc. Oh no, wait. It didn't blow up, you broke down. Disappointment reigns.

Similarly smoking and fizz bang isn't "blowing up", it's something else. When the object makes a total bid for freedom and the object suddenly occupies a space many times it's original size can we use the term "blowing/blown/blow up".

You know, rapid expansion. A component heating up and going fizz a few times doesn't make the whole thing sound like there are holes in the wall and craters where a PC once stood ;)

I want to hear a bang, and see smoke. Then, and only then, has it blown up.

RichardMajor86 said...

I want to hear a bang, and see smoke. Then, and only then, has it blown up.

Iron filings, and sawdust that has been drizzled in only the finest diesel oil.

Bung em in through the PSU fan grates, power it on, and if no joy, crank up Furmark and Prime 95.

Guaranteed fire hazard or your money back.

Beany said...

RichardMajor86 said...

I want to hear a bang, and see smoke. Then, and only then, has it blown up.

Iron filings, and sawdust that has been drizzled in only the finest diesel oil.

Bung em in through the PSU fan grates, power it on, and if no joy, crank up Furmark and Prime 95.

Guaranteed fire hazard or your money back.

Some of your posts are really anarchistic.

Blowing up.

Not blowing up.

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