Electing a Pope

Electing a Pope

(electronics, humour)
(From the smoke signals given out when the guys in funny hats choose a new Pope) Causing an integrated circuit or other electronic component to emit smoke by passing too much current through it.

See magic smoke.
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It may be a proud moment for Indian Catholics to see an Indian cardinal head the Church, but for these cardinals maintain that nationality should not be a factor while electing a Pope.
HISTORY NOW: HOLY SECRETS: ELECTING A POPE looks at the history of the Papacy and how Popes are chosen; and has been updated to include the selection of the new Pope, Pope Benedict XVI.
HOLY SECRETS: ELECTING A POPE looks at some of the most colorful, controversial and interesting Popes throughout history, and tells the equally riveting stories of how they got elected and how they changed the election process, sometimes because of their bad behavior.
HOLY SECRETS: ELECTING A POPE features commentary from religious historians and writers including Father Thomas Reese and Father Richard O'Brien; University of Notre Dame professor Scott Appleby; Newsweek religion correspondent Kenneth Woodward, and New York Times religious correspondent Peter Steinfels.
HISTORY NOW: HOLY SECRETS: ELECTING A POPE looks at some of the most colorful, controversial and interesting Popes throughout history, and tells the equally riveting stories of how they got elected and how they changed the election process, sometimes because of their bad behavior.
HISTORY NOW: HOLY SECRETS: ELECTING A POPE features commentary from religious historians and writers including Father Thomas Reese and Father Richard O'Brien; University of Notre Dame professor Scott Appleby; Newsweek religion correspondent Kenneth Woodward, and New York Times religious correspondent Peter Steinfels.
Kim is the executive producer of HISTORY NOW: HOLY SECRETS: ELECTING A POPE for The History Channel.
It is followed by the world premiere special, HISTORY NOW: HOLY SECRETS: ELECTING A POPE at 9pm ET/PT.
HISTORY NOW: HOLY SECRETS: ELECTING A POPE - 9-10 PM ET/PT: WORLD PREMIERE SPECIAL