Reply to post: Belfast, mid-80s

'The capacitors exploded, showering the lab in flaming confetti'

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Belfast, mid-80s

Things were mostly calmer then, but not always.

One afternoon a colleague had just finished some work on a PC, inserting a new card or something, plugged it in, and pressed the mains-on switch. Entirely by coincidence, at that very moment a car bomb left at the end of the street exploded without warning, ours was the closest building not to lose its windows. Took my colleague quite a while to get any colour back in his face...

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