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I Need I Water Proof Laptop While Floating In My Pool!!!
My pool | wha? | FP

Posted on 07/06/2010 8:02:39 AM PDT by Focault's Pendulum

It's really really hot today. I got to hit my pool. It's mandatory. I've got a really neat floaty thing to relax in. (Day off)

So my question is...where do I get a good waterproof laptop to relax with. Otherwise I'm stuck in the air conditioned home using too much electricity which probably depletes something in the atmosphere.

Not that I'm adverse to depleting anything, especially our current White House resident, but I really could use some advice on water resistance and possible electrocution. (I never trust those batteries).


TOPICS: Astronomy; Chit/Chat; Hobbies; Humor
KEYWORDS: waterfloatable
All replies will be treated with equal tongue in cheek.
1 posted on 07/06/2010 8:02:42 AM PDT by Focault's Pendulum
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To: Focault's Pendulum

2 posted on 07/06/2010 8:04:33 AM PDT by RetroSexual
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bookmark


3 posted on 07/06/2010 8:05:06 AM PDT by ExGeeEye (Palin/Undecided 2012...make that Palin/Whoever She Picks...)
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To: Focault's Pendulum

Clevo has just unveiled their latest 8.9-inch T890M notebook. A tough guy that can submerge under water, yet still work like a charm, the new Clevo T890M is being run by an Intel Atom processor, has a WSVGA touchscreen display (1024 x 600 resolutions) and Wi-Fi connectivity (in case you meet Nemo and it needs to read his email).
4 posted on 07/06/2010 8:05:27 AM PDT by TSgt (We will always be prepared, so we may always be free. - Ronald Reagan)
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To: Focault's Pendulum

If it’s your day off, why not just relax and not worry about being on the computer?


5 posted on 07/06/2010 8:05:32 AM PDT by stuartcr (Everything happens as God wants it to...otherwise, things would be different)
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To: ExGeeEye

bump


6 posted on 07/06/2010 8:05:32 AM PDT by ConservativeMan55
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To: Focault's Pendulum

I know one thing for certain: You must be logged in to find one online.

;^)


7 posted on 07/06/2010 8:06:01 AM PDT by Constitution Day
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To: Focault's Pendulum

Surf or swim...you may need a 12 step program.


8 posted on 07/06/2010 8:06:49 AM PDT by badpacifist (Life is short and hard... Bad decisions make life is shorter and harder)
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To: Focault's Pendulum

google Tuffbook

Or simply borrow someone else’s PC.

Or use some of Obama’s stash to buy a replacement if yours gets wet. You deserve it. No, you’re entitled to it.

Or print our every page of every current thread and don’t worry about the PC — just the paper. The pool boy/girl can clean up any mess from the papers in the pool.

Or get a grant to study the effects of pool water on internet usage, particularly how it might affect women, children and minorities ... or protected classes.


9 posted on 07/06/2010 8:07:26 AM PDT by Blueflag (Res ipsa loquitur)
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To: stuartcr
If it’s your day off, why not just relax and not worry about being on the computer?

You're kidding....right?

10 posted on 07/06/2010 8:08:00 AM PDT by Focault's Pendulum (He's just a clueless hump. A dangerous clueless hump.)
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To: RetroSexual

Not sure about swimming with it but the toughbook y5 has a water resistant laptop with a drainage system on the side...


11 posted on 07/06/2010 8:08:00 AM PDT by lancium
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To: Focault's Pendulum
Didn't know I wanted one until I looked.


12 posted on 07/06/2010 8:08:43 AM PDT by BushCountry (I spoken many wise words in jest, but no comparison to the number of stupid words spoken in earnest)
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To: ConservativeMan55


Not sure on the water proofing, but to keep the sun out you can use this laptop snuggly ...
13 posted on 07/06/2010 8:08:51 AM PDT by Scythian
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To: stuartcr

Yeah,I was thinking the same thing. He’s going to run from store to store getting a laptop wasting time, spend a bunch of time setting it up, loading programs, websites, etc.... Bye the time your done it will be tonight.

Enjoy your day off... visit a park, friend or family. I’m sure on your death bed someday you’ll be boasting about that waterproof laptop you bought 60 years ago? NOT!


14 posted on 07/06/2010 8:11:14 AM PDT by mikelets456
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To: Focault's Pendulum

15 posted on 07/06/2010 8:12:40 AM PDT by smokingfrog ( - Eccl. 10:18 -)
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To: mikelets456
I’m sure on your death bed someday you’ll be boasting about that waterproof laptop you bought 60 years ago?

Yes. But it will be mine! ALL MINE!!!!

16 posted on 07/06/2010 8:14:13 AM PDT by Focault's Pendulum (He's just a clueless hump. A dangerous clueless hump.)
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To: Focault's Pendulum

You’ve never relaxed? Ever been camping or fishing or hunting?...anything that didn’t require a power supply?


17 posted on 07/06/2010 8:14:55 AM PDT by stuartcr (Everything happens as God wants it to...otherwise, things would be different)
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To: BushCountry

How does the heat get out when it’s not underwater?


18 posted on 07/06/2010 8:16:36 AM PDT by stuartcr (Everything happens as God wants it to...otherwise, things would be different)
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To: Focault's Pendulum
Try this.
19 posted on 07/06/2010 8:17:06 AM PDT by Hacklehead (Liberalism is the art of taking what works, breaking it, and then blaming conservatives.)
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To: stuartcr

I am leaving for a camping trip over several days. Our only technology will be a radio and my son’s cell phone. No electricity, no internet, it will be fun. Cleansing.


20 posted on 07/06/2010 8:17:12 AM PDT by ican'tbelieveit (Join FreeRepublic's Folding@Home team (Team# 36120), KW:Folding)
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To: Focault's Pendulum

Panasonic makes some rugged laptops, not sure about waterproof tho.

You may qualify for the US Big Gubamint Pool&Pond&Lake Solar-Powered Laptop Subsidy Program. It includes an iPad option and a pontoon with solar arrays already attached or you can get the kit and assemble it yourself or hire a couple local day laborers. Made in China, of course, but what isn’t these days?


21 posted on 07/06/2010 8:17:15 AM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed .. Monthly Donor Onboard)
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To: Focault's Pendulum

http://www.geeksugar.com/Waterproof-Laptop-Necessity-Novelty-666159


22 posted on 07/06/2010 8:18:20 AM PDT by COUNTrecount (Barry...above his poi grade.)
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To: ican'tbelieveit

Sounds good, have fun.


23 posted on 07/06/2010 8:19:38 AM PDT by stuartcr (Everything happens as God wants it to...otherwise, things would be different)
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To: Focault's Pendulum

Buy a book...


24 posted on 07/06/2010 8:19:41 AM PDT by NMEwithin
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To: stuartcr

Most likely large heat sinks and low power devices which don’t generate a lot of heat.


25 posted on 07/06/2010 8:20:13 AM PDT by BushCountry (I spoken many wise words in jest, but no comparison to the number of stupid words spoken in earnest)
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To: BushCountry

Must get prety warm.


26 posted on 07/06/2010 8:21:34 AM PDT by stuartcr (Everything happens as God wants it to...otherwise, things would be different)
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To: Focault's Pendulum

What I want is a laptop that is BS proof.


27 posted on 07/06/2010 8:22:58 AM PDT by Leg Olam (Wise men speak when they have something to say, fools speak just to say something.)
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To: Focault's Pendulum

Get a netbook.
Place netbook inside 2 gallon Ziplock bag.
Voila, a $400 water-proof laptop.


28 posted on 07/06/2010 8:26:40 AM PDT by LongElegantLegs ( I have nothing better to do than sit around all night watching a lunatic not turn into a werewolf.)
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To: Focault's Pendulum

29 posted on 07/06/2010 8:28:27 AM PDT by P.O.E. ("Danger is My Beer" - Rev. Dr. Fred Lane)
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To: NMEwithin
Buy a book...

That word......book.....it sounds oddly familiar.

30 posted on 07/06/2010 8:28:37 AM PDT by Focault's Pendulum (He's just a clueless hump. A dangerous clueless hump.)
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To: Leg Olam

I think that would be an input issue.


31 posted on 07/06/2010 8:30:30 AM PDT by stuartcr (Everything happens as God wants it to...otherwise, things would be different)
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To: Leg Olam
What I want is a laptop that is BS proof.

Yeah...and I want peace on earth and goodwill to all mankind!

32 posted on 07/06/2010 8:30:37 AM PDT by Focault's Pendulum (He's just a clueless hump. A dangerous clueless hump.)
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To: Focault's Pendulum

LOL... “Mine, mine all mine.. I’m independently wealthy!”

-—Daffy Duck


33 posted on 07/06/2010 8:52:21 AM PDT by mikelets456
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To: Focault's Pendulum

Are you water-logged in?


34 posted on 07/06/2010 8:54:38 AM PDT by mikrofon (I've heard that Apples bob in water...)
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To: mikelets456
LOL... “Mine, mine all mine.. I’m independently wealthy!” -—Daffy Duck

True...but my lisp is somewhat more cultivated.

35 posted on 07/06/2010 8:57:05 AM PDT by Focault's Pendulum (He's just a clueless hump. A dangerous clueless hump.)
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To: Focault's Pendulum
True...but my lisp is somewhat more cultivated.

In order to ensure they don't become waterlogged, please make sure that your lisps are sealed.
36 posted on 07/06/2010 9:05:12 AM PDT by Renderofveils (My loathings are simple: stupidity, oppression, crime, cruelty, soft music. - Nabokov)
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To: All

You’re all giving him sensible suggestions.... and I’m still back on the “depleting Obama” crack. I’m surprised the FBI isn’t already knocking on his door, forever removing any waterproof-laptop concerns from his mind. Freedom of speech is not such a sure thing anymore and sometimes I find I’m actually careful about what I say about our “great” leader. What? In America????? Who’d a thunk it.


37 posted on 07/06/2010 9:05:21 AM PDT by awakened (Somewhere in Kenya, a village is missing its idiot.)
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To: RetroSexual

Life can be so tough ...


38 posted on 07/06/2010 9:05:45 AM PDT by bboop (We don't need no stinkin' VAT)
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To: Focault's Pendulum; NMEwithin
Buy a book...

That word......book.....it sounds oddly familiar.

Would that be a Netbook, or a notebook?

39 posted on 07/06/2010 9:07:16 AM PDT by VRWCmember
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To: Focault's Pendulum

I don’t know about water-proofing, but yesterday I found out (while a spider was zooming down on me) my Sony Vaio can survive a pretty nasty fall!


40 posted on 07/06/2010 9:08:39 AM PDT by divine_moment_of_facts (Give me Liberty.. or I'll get up and get it for myself!)
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41 posted on 07/06/2010 9:21:48 AM PDT by libertarian27 (Ingsoc: Department of Life, Department of Liberty, Department of Happiness)
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To: Focault's Pendulum

I have a place where I have my secure wi-fi broad band broadcast so as to hit my boat dock and my end of the cove that it is on.

Eat your heart out. < /snark >


42 posted on 07/06/2010 9:23:52 AM PDT by KC Burke
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To: Slip18

Wet T-shirt ping.


43 posted on 07/06/2010 9:34:01 AM PDT by Cyber Liberty (Build a man a fire; he'll be warm for a night. Set a man on fire; he'll be warm the rest of his life)
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To: Focault's Pendulum; Cyber Liberty

Get out of the danged pool, and sew me the T-shirt you’ve owed me for eight years!!! I’m still waiting on the 700th post T-shirt...


44 posted on 07/06/2010 9:37:21 AM PDT by Slip18
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To: Focault's Pendulum

45 posted on 07/06/2010 9:40:27 AM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously... You'll never live through it.)
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To: KC Burke

I hate you. :^)>


46 posted on 07/06/2010 9:43:38 AM PDT by Vigilantcitizen
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To: mikrofon
Are you water-logged in?

Winner!

47 posted on 07/06/2010 10:27:43 AM PDT by Constitution Day
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To: P.O.E.

Mister Bubbles!!!


48 posted on 07/06/2010 10:35:08 AM PDT by RandallFlagg (30-year smoker, E-Cigs helped me quit, and O wants me back smoking again?)
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To: Slip18
Get out of the danged pool, and sew me the T-shirt you’ve owed me for eight years!!! I’m still waiting on the 700th post T-shirt...

It was the 600th post. Remember those days. Arthur Mcgowan had the record with 1100.

You want cotton or polyester?

49 posted on 07/06/2010 10:35:35 AM PDT by Focault's Pendulum (He's just a clueless hump. A dangerous clueless hump.)
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To: Focault's Pendulum

An extension cord will cost a lot less.


50 posted on 07/06/2010 11:29:22 AM PDT by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, A Matter Of Fact, Not A Matter Of Opinion)
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