Hi All,

I just wanted to share a little experiment myself and a friend had done. We all know about computers running submerged in mineral oil. But I thought that it would way cooler (literally) to run a computer submerged in water.

The only thing we needed to do was protect the metal contacts from shorting in the water.

Here is the youtube video we uploaded. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gZWdaOV731I As you can see it's running the Ubuntu Live CD and is running GLXGEARS while submerged in water.

Even thought the video mentioned that it ran 41 minutes at the time, the system ran stable for 4 hours underwater. Then the video card gave out somewhere and we lost video. We could still do things (since we heard the CD spin up) but couldn't see.

We replaced the video card (it was still working, but I actually think it was bad from the beginning) and ran the test for a few more hours.

Can you imagine the applications that this could be used for it we can get this to run long time???