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When fire and technology mix

Fire set to desktop PC and peripherals

One thing that doesn't mix well with technology is fire. However, sometimes accidents happen - or curious and/or frustrated people may decide to combine the two. Here are some photos of computers and peripherals that are either burning or have been burned. Please do not try this at work or at home.

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