Dean Free


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  1. about 3 hours ago on Dilbert Classics

    Very brave! I perused the service manual for my laptop and found there were many extreme warnings about how dangerous the battery could be. Probably CYA in suggesting having a fireproof vault for it’s storage or sand – ie. from page 18:

    WarningHow to handle a battery thermal event

    A battery thermal event is a rapid chemical chain reaction that occurs inside a battery cell. The energy stored in the battery is released suddenly, which can cause outgassing and fire. A battery thermal event can be triggered by physical damage to the battery, improper replacement or repair, or temperatures outside the battery’s operating range.

    Act immediately if you notice any of the following signs of a battery thermal event:

    • The lithium-ion battery or a device that contains one begins to smoke or emit sparks or soot.• The battery pouch suddenly and quickly puffs out.• The lithium-ion battery or a device that contains one begins to emit hissing or popping sounds.

    Do smother the battery or device immediately with plenty of clean, dry sand. Dump the sand all at once. Timing is critical — the faster you pour all the sand, the sooner the reaction will be contained.

    Do contact local fire authorities if further assistance is needed.

    Do leave the room for 30 minutes after the reaction is contained. Ventilate the area. Don’t return until the area is clear of smoke.

    Do wait 30 minutes before touching the device. Wear the heat-resistant gloves and safety glasses with side shields to remove the device from the sand. Then place the device into the fireproof safety enclosure. Leave it in the enclosure for at least 2 hours.

    Do wipe the affected area with water first. Then wipe the area with an ESD-safe cleaning solution.Do dispose of the damaged battery or device (including any debris removed from the sand) according to local environmental laws and guidelines.

  2. about 7 hours ago on Ten Cats

    After uploading there is a “Save changes” button that is required to be pushed for seeing the new avatar. I usually need to scroll down to find it.

  3. about 17 hours ago on Dilbert Classics

    No battery?

  4. 3 days ago on Ten Cats

    Try finding a place that serves Pho [pronounced “faw” – I don’t know why].

  5. 3 days ago on Dilbert Classics

    I sense a metaphor here for a topic not suitable for a family friendly comic.

  6. 4 days ago on Tarzan

    Golly! A Sunday comic landed on a Sunday!

  7. 5 days ago on Fred Basset

    Except this time they are cooked!

  8. 5 days ago on Fred Basset

    Julia Child is quoted as saying “What happens in the kitchen, stays in the kitchen” – or words to that effect.

  9. 6 days ago on Tarzan

    The Sunday “cat faced” lady [more evolved than humans]. OOPs that was in the Phantom comic.

  10. 6 days ago on Shoe

    Salt and macaroni?