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.