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Reply to: http://ask.slashdot.org/article.pl?sid=03/10/15/0815228&mode=thread&tid=126&tid=185&tid=95
by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday October 15, @10:51 (#7220264)

I used to run a protien folding application on a spare Athlon I had. I
thought it would help advance humanity. Then I discovered that the deamon I
was running was spining my hard drive up and down all the time. Eventually
the bearing gave out, and the disk platter came flying out of the case at
high speed. It sliced through my cat and embedded itself in the oposite
wall. The computer itself then caught fire when the drive motor over
heated. It burnt my entire house and all of the contents, including a
twelve thousand page thesis I had been working on (That work is classified,
so I can't tell you what it was about). I stubbed my toe escaping, and a
fire fighter died trying to put the fire out.

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