Here's a prime example:
I post a comment replying to a guy that suggests consumers heat-test appliances by placing their hand on them to feel warmth. My comment suggests that a "hand test" is stupid, since good case designs funnel the necessary heat out from their components, either passively or active, which could either cause hot air or a hot case. I didn't go into details, but obviously my meaning was lost on the people that replied. Somehow, somewhere, there were enough mods to grant me a +5 so that the message got out.
Seriously. Let's say you have a DVD player with a copper case and the case is HOT! Well, what's hot? Most people won't get in a hot tub over 106F, yet, 145F is like super-hot coffee. But the fail point for the fucking processor is about 180F.
So, let's recap:
1) Processor failpoint (=unstable) 180F
2) Temperature of outside case 146F (BURNS YOUR SHIT OFF)
3) Temperature skin (with water-like rate of transfer is very, very hot at) 106F.
Tell me, again, how we are supposed to use a "hand test" to determine the health/veracity of computer components, based on this idiotic test of putting on hands on metal or plastic cases, either near or far from vents?
The people that replied are the "retards", not me. Feel free to respond here with a username, if you're one of those AC idiots that tried to prove I'm wrong about using a "hand test" on appliances.
Hey, when's the last time you adjusted your OVEN through its controls? Boy I bet it must be running cool, since there's no fucking external hot points on it, huh? Just that exhaust fan when you crank it up to 500F. And that air simply can't be over 100F that comes out. I guess I'm stupid for assuming we can design failures that have EXCELLENT external case temps with exceedingly high case temps, which melt your CPU. I'm sure there's never cases where putting your hand on the external case of an electronics device doesn't immediately reveal the failure temp (whether it be 130F, 150F, 180F or 200F) of all internal components, whether you know the max temperatures for the relevant processors or otherwise.
But what the fuck do I know? eh?