I don't know about snow and frozen points, but as I read that link (in a second tab in firefox 18.104.22.168) I noticed that the fan in this laptop was going at full blast and the sensors applet was telling me that the CPU temp had climbed to over 75Â°C. Top showed that firefox was using >95% of CPU. I closed the tab and firefox CPU usage dropped down to 2-3% and CPU temp dropped. Clicked on the link again and CPU usage went up to 70-80%. Closed the link and CPU usage and temp dropped down again. Did this a couple more times, and it's quite consistent.
Perhaps it's a ploy to melt the ice.
Anyone else getting this?
I'm running Gentoo if that's at all relevant.