Desktop PC with Integrated Toaster – As if!

OK, so it won’t go down in the annals of history as the best April fools ever but it had me going until I tried to order it on line. Here’s what you get:

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April 8th 2011, Ross-on-Wye

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Views and insights into the concepts behind electronics cooling with a specific focus on the application of FloTHERM to the thermal simulation of electronic systems. Investigations into the application of FloVENT to HVAC simulation. Plus the odd foray into CFD, non-linear dynamic systems and cider making. Robin Bornoff's blog

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