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Literally the Sweetest Computer You will Ever See [Humorous Image]

Just looking at it will nearly give you a toothache!

Computer from a sugar refinery [via Reddit - Tech Support Gore]

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  • Published 08/10/12

Comments (16)

  1. Alden Tyrell

    Recovered from planet Hoth

  2. BlackKnightRebel

    Maybe it’s just me but I’m just seeing an extremely dusty computer interior.

  3. UltimatePSV

    @BlackKnightRebel:
    It’s not just you.

  4. Danny

    HowToGeek,
    What are you implying that is in the case?

  5. Ann

    The link below the pic mentions a sugar refinery, so dust or something from processing in the plant

  6. GigaHz

    The Ronco computer, Just set it (up) and forget it. Hay people, a little maintenance.

  7. bruski127

    so is that powdered or granulated sugar. You would think that they might consider some sort of exterior filter, like a cheesecloth or something.

  8. Liberaldisgust

    Just superglue a stick to it and bingo …. a geek lolly-pop ! Yummm

  9. bob

    They should have used filters for the fan on that Dell.

  10. Gestry

    I worked maintenance at a candy factory. The boss opened the computerized control panel as I was walking by. The panel wasn’t as bad as this computer, but it was a mess. I found that there were filters (completely clogged) that hadn’t been replaced in the 7 years the plant had been in operation. The clogged filters probably kept the panel from being worse, but they also blocked air flow, in a hot environment. I cleaned the panel after hours on a Sunday, when it was shut down, and replaced the filters. I suggested they be changed monthly, since there is so much sugar filament in the air.

  11. A1st

    Candy Factories have sugary dust I guess.

  12. Damino

    All the sugar is secondary to me thinking… have you flipped this image on it’s horizontal axis or was someone really stupid enough to build a backwards case!?

  13. Andrew Martin

    I have seen something similar, although quite a bit worse, when working on-site at a cement plant, and at another concrete casting plant.

    Imagine a computer as in the picture above.
    Now consider that instead of sugar powder – think 2 times as deep and it is cement dust.

    Funnily – we took an old server out of the plant and cleaned it up, blew approx 3.0 Kg of cememtn out of the box and it is still working just fine today 2 years later.

  14. Wayne Riker

    I had 28 computers covered in a tent while I found a permanent workshop to repair them. A violent storm came through before I got to it (10 hour work shifts and limited space). Anyway, I should’ve taken some pictures, (EwEwuh (shiver)) the state they were in would make a Geek cry.

  15. El Tejano

    Super fine sugar dust can actually catch on fire. In fact back in 2008 at the Imperial Sugar refinery such a thing happened & 4 people died. Luckily this pc wasn’t the catalyst for such a thing.

  16. Stephan

    Holy sugar, is that a backwards case???

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