And you thought it hurt to lose your phone to a mugger!
Overheating? Heavy battery use plus charging
that it was the cold water.
Or old age.
Great for removing paint from moving ships and polishing their propellers too.
And...the sitcom model exemplified by the "I Love Lucy" model consists mostly of people lying to close friends and relatives.
I wonder if anyone at Microsoft consulted the airlines or their insurance providers about carrying thin sheets of magnesium onto planes. That's the stuff used to make incendiary grenades able to burn through tank armor (at least when I was in the 1950's Army). When camping you can carry a little bar of magnesium with you so you can scrape off a bit to add to your wet tinder for starting a fire.
I guess if you must travel you can arrange to have your Surface shipped separately as a hazardous material.
The luggage industry tried magnesium frames but gave them up in the late 1950's because of the flamability issue.
Call this flame-bait if you will, but this stuff is hard to extinguish!
I remember someone ejecting from a jet at supersonic speed in an outside loop (I think it was in Louisiana) and surviving in pretty good shape. The details escape memory but I think he got out with his legs intact, which had been predicted as improbable, and survived.
One of the more memorable ejections in that era was from a Cougar jet disabled in a thunderstorm over Louisiana. He took a very long time to get down and had ribs broken due to the buffeting he received. A REALLY long time to get down due to the updrafts the thunderstorm! These were two different events.
Of course, nobody does anything stupid with the internet.
Better to have lived and died than never have lived at all!
A tunnel is a large tube, right?
Of course you must keep in mind that in the Arctic the available biofuels are the fat from whales,walrus, seal, bears and caribou.
Congrats! This is the first post that responds to the original question!
What BS. An ancient handwriting recorder has as much to do with the iPad as does pencil and paper.
Mr. Gray's device transmitted an image of the writing electronically. (sp?) A pen and paper could record it. Or charcoal on a wall...
Mod this up! Insightful.
Last year I got given a QIC-150 tape written in 1995 to see if I could recover someone's old email archives. First I had to locate a QIC drive but a bit of hunting on the local Freecycle group got me an external SCSI unit weighing about 40 pounds with a tape drive and a full-height 500MB hard drive included. The tape drive didn't work, in that it talked SCSI-II all right to the BSD box's controller and the motor went round and round but no data came out.
The first inkling of bad news was realising that someone else had been into the tape drive mechanism before me when I saw the chewed-up screws holding the covers on. The really bad news was seeing the capstan roller on the drive -- or rather the motor shaft where the capstan roller used to be. It had gone missing sometime in the past and the bodger who had been in before me figured that a bunch of rubber bands would make a suitable replacement for the roller. This was some time back, judging by the condition of the rubber bands which were now a sticky mess of perished semi-liquid rubber.
I rummaged in my junkbox and pulled out an old lump of solid rubber, a platen roller from a daisywheel printed I had junked decades ago. I measured up the motor shaft, made some educated guesses and machined a replacement roller on the workshop lathe. After degunking the motor shaft with a scalpel and needle files the new capstan roller was driven into place and after that the data came pouring off the tape like it had been written yesterday as good old-fashioned CSV-delimited tarball archives. The owner of the tape got back the first emails he ever exchanged with the lady who he had since married and there was much rejoicing.