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digitalmars.D - [OT] Re: Card on fire


On Tue, Jul 12, 2016 at 3:42 PM, deadalnix via Digitalmars-d <
digitalmars-d puremagic.com> wrote:

 On Tuesday, 12 July 2016 at 12:17:00 UTC, Steven Schveighoffer wrote:

 I seriously doubt a fan would stop an electrical fire (in fact, probably
 makes it worse). It's not overheating, it's arcing.
Actually, it would probably make it worse by providing fresh O2 to the fire. BTW, this reminds me of a old goodie:

 A old colleague of mine always said when you see smoke, there's no way to
 fix it, because it's really hard to get the smoke back in there.

We had a similar saying when I was involved int he electronic world: Chips must be powered by smoke. We know this because once it is gone, the chip doesn't work anymore.
Jul 12 2016