Professor Smashes PC Dipped in Liquid Nitrogen

It kind of goes without saying that liquid nitrogen is a lot of fun. Anytime you hear the terms 'liquid nitrogen' and 'computer' in the same sentence, it usually evokes thoughts of LN2 cooling. Why wouldn't it? Well, what if that computer was actually a laptop? What would you do with your liquid nitrogen then?

One University of Oklahoma professor used his bucket of liquid nitrogen to make a point about bringing laptops to class. Students say (via Engadget) he has a strict policy about bringing notebooks to lectures because he considers them a distraction.

To prove how serious he was about the whole thing, he dipped a laptop in liquid nitrogen, assuring the class that it won't harm the computer. The professor then hurled the machine at the floor, smashing it into what we can only assume was a million little pieces.

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  • stradric
    After all that build up, there was no money shot. I want to see what happened to the laptop. The student was probably afraid his phone would be next if he moved to get a view of the broken laptop...
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  • ecnovaec
    apparently he doesn't think camera phones are a distraction
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  • belardo
    Video = FAIL

    All that and no money shot.

    Its not a students notebook, destruction of property of $500 or more will get you easily arrested. Considering how some other silly things can land you in jail.

    Its easy to find a dead notebook somewhere. Biggest worry is what happened to the battery? That is a health hazzard to have that break open.
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  • stradric
    After all that build up, there was no money shot. I want to see what happened to the laptop. The student was probably afraid his phone would be next if he moved to get a view of the broken laptop...
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  • Tedders
    I just hope that wasn't some kids laptop in the room. I mean, if they knew he didn't want them there, it was dumb of them to bring it. But that is an expensive way of making a point!
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  • icepick314
    and no fancy smancy cell phones either!!!
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