September 05, 2016

Another Reason to be Leary of the Macbook Pro

There is mischief afoot in them thar antipodes...

The investigator's theory was that the man, while in Hamilton, opened his Macbook Pro laptop, and used the internet to log-in remotely to an Acer-brand PC back at the Kerikeri home, which was connected, perhaps wirelessly, to a nearby Brother inkjet printer. Once logged in, the man caused a print command to be sent to the printer.

The investigator suggested that when the printer started pulling the sheet of paper in, it set off a Heath-Robinsonian chain of events: the paper was sellotaped to a piece of string, which was attached to a switch. When the string pulled the switch, it completed a circuit that included a 12-volt battery and a length of high-resistance wire like the ones that glow inside your toaster. The wire was wrapped around the heads of a few matches, so when it got hot the matches ignited and set fire to additional flammable material nearby, and then the fire took hold through the entire mansion, with the assistance of some sort of accelerant such as petrol, which had been poured about the place. 

A couple of The Brickmuppet's Crack Team of Science Babes discuss this hypothesis...

"Who the hell is Heath Robinson?" "Oh. He's like Rube Goldberg for Brits."
"Who the hell is Rube Goldberg?" "...My lawn, get off it."

That professionally proposed, pleasingly preposterous, pyromania printer is, however just the tip of the iceberg. Do read the whole thing

Via Moe Lane, who offers a professional assessment of the headline with which i am in total agreement. 

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1 Why does science babe #2 have fried eggs in her hair?

Posted by: Steven Den Beste at Thu Sep 8 07:39:21 2016 (+rSRq)

2 To me, it looks like her hair is cosplaying Mr. Snuffleupagus.


Posted by: J Greely at Thu Sep 8 12:12:34 2016 (ZlYZd)

3 Dammit J. Greely. I cannot unsee that now. I haet u so much.
Also: J. Greely wins the thread and with it a year's supply of ampersands.  

Posted by: The Brickmuppet at Thu Sep 8 18:42:05 2016 (1zM3A)

4 What is the source for the Science Babes?  They show up in one of your site banners as well, arguing over which actor did a better job as Doctor Who.  They appear to be bitter enemies--and I'd bet every penny I have that the fanshippers are working overtime trying to make them an item.

Posted by: Peter the Not-so-Great at Fri Sep 9 09:12:54 2016 (nskfY)

5 Hentai.


Posted by: J Greely at Sun Sep 11 01:09:41 2016 (ZlYZd)

6 Brickmuppet is a man of impeccable taste.

Posted by: Steven Den Beste at Sun Sep 11 11:15:28 2016 (+rSRq)

7 The artist's name is Toshihide Sano, I like his character designs and since he generally does H-Visual Novels, which have some CGI sets floating around. I'ver got a folder of some of the SFW frames from those, but couldn't have told you what game they came from if J. Greely had not decided to use his profound expertise for our edification. 

Sadly, I'm fresh out of Ampersands, but here's a box of tissues instead, which he may have use for.

Posted by: The Brickmuppet at Sun Sep 11 14:08:31 2016 (KicmI)

8 "If you're desperate, a box of Kleenex can be used as a substitute guitar pick. But you have to be really, REALLY desperate."

Posted by: Mauser at Tue Sep 13 03:25:45 2016 (5Ktpu)

9 "She shreds like tissue."


Posted by: J Greely at Tue Sep 13 12:09:37 2016 (ZlYZd)

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