Well, looks like I get what I deserve. A few days ago I helped a friend pick out and set up a computer for his home. It was a "no name", value brand, and I joked around a lot on how the computer's going to blow up and catch fire in no time.
Well last night, since my current computer (bought early this year) is giving me troubles, I decided to turn back on the old computer to give it a warm up. No later than five minutes, the loudest popping noise I had ever heard erupted inside the tower case. There was also this half burnt, half peanut butter smell emanating. It took me a couple minutes just to figure out what was going on. Surprisingly the computer went on working, and in fact works better than before (used to freeze a lot, which is why I had to abandon it and buy the new computer). Even more ironically, it's the new computer that's experiencing the old computer's problem, and is freezing up more and more often.
Oh well, just thought I'd explain myself if I suddenly go missing online for a few days (or weeks).