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Old 07-20-2005, 02:11 AM
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People throw away there computers

I was reading on CNET news.com about people throwing away there whole computers (Monitors + everything) because there computers had become infected with spyware LoL. Although most of these people have money to blow, all you have to do is insert the windows disk and upon setup tell windows to format the drive first. Thought it was kinda funny.

Let me break it down:

New computer ($400+++)

OR

An extra hard drive (requires installation but it's pretty damn simple, if you can't figure it out then throw the pc away)
Copy of windows.
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$300

Use main hard drive for windows + programs that are installed.
Use extra hard drive for files you are never going to delete, pictures, music, keep safe junk.

volla, there you have it. You can have a new computer every month if you do it that way + keep all your stuff. I format at least once every 3-4 months and I don't even get spyware or viruses. Just like a nice new clean computer.

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Old 07-20-2005, 02:25 AM
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yea i saw this too, some idiot i know thought cause he had a virus he needed a new cpu, so went out and bought a 700 dollor intel cpu, and tried to put it in a dell that was 400 dollors, o yea did i mention he burnt up the cpu and motherboard loll
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Old 07-20-2005, 02:40 AM
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Now that is really stupid! These people must have more money than sense!

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Old 07-20-2005, 02:46 AM
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Thats why im establishing the "Computer Disposal Center"

Has your computer got a virus? Worried it migh infect you?

Unsure what to do? Dont know if you can just through your computer out?

Dont worry any longer!

Here at Mikes Computer Disposal Center we will take care of those problems by disposing of any nasties in your computer in a safe and controlled environment!

All for only $49.95USD!!

All you have to do is send us your infected computer and youll never have to worry about it again!
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Old 07-20-2005, 02:58 AM
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Your a bit to expensive Mike ,

Scotts Computer Disposal Center will do it for a meir $39.95
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Old 07-20-2005, 03:00 AM
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yea i saw this too, some idiot i know thought cause he had a virus he needed a new cpu, so went out and bought a 700 dollor intel cpu, and tried to put it in a dell that was 400 dollors, o yea did i mention he burnt up the cpu and motherboard loll
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Old 07-20-2005, 04:43 AM
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But that dangerous keeping the computer in the Mainland US (even if it is North Dakota) the virus might get out and spread! Mikes facilty is located in the Most sparsely populated continent, and in the driest state of the driest contintent in the world for the customers piece of mind!
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Old 07-20-2005, 05:37 AM
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Mike I think that's a superb idea amd anyone who wants to give me a computer can go right ahead and do it, virus included lol!!!!

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Old 07-20-2005, 07:30 AM
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seen three houses i know of two that did it and who it was i gone taken the PC home and return it back to them same day, i ask how much did you pay for this pc they said about 1200.00 then i said why trash it the MFG said the warrenty on it is no longer any good if there is a virus in the system the warrenity is voided out now. both case was freaking Gateway MFG tech support (Telemarkets asker service "junkys") who said this to them. i help them get it going good and they call me if there any trouble with it and check for update a must they do.

its really sad sometimes to see

by the way both computer system were less then 6mo old at the time.
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Old 07-20-2005, 08:08 AM
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I would like them to throw their computer in my direction. I could make some $$$ reselling them.
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Old 07-20-2005, 10:08 AM
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Well my computer dispsal center does it for free!!!
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Old 07-20-2005, 10:26 AM
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going off topic a bit with this one sry...

i was working in a council IT dept the other week and the guy i was with showed me the basement where all the old equipment went. not stuff that was broken, just was being replaced.

the previous week they had got rid off 100 monitors and there was still at least this much left, all iiyama monitors 17" to 23" !

not only monitors but there were full systems, laptops, b/w and colour laser printers and pretty much everything else that gets used in an office. ALL IN WORKING ORDER.

what is even more crazy is that the council have to pay a firm to take away and dispose of the stuff 'properly'.

they used to sell off the stuff to the employees with proceeds going to charity (like £5 for a full system!!!). but there are all rules and regulations etc that prevent this now.

i tried but they wouldnt let me have a 23" monitor
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Old 07-20-2005, 10:40 AM
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Our school was getting rid of some monitors when I was a Janitor and they let me take one. They were 15" ones but worked fine.
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Old 07-20-2005, 03:10 PM
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We need to figure out a way to milk this terrible situation. Even if it's old <1.5 ghz systems, there's money to be made there.
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Old 07-20-2005, 09:02 PM
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Well theres always the scrap metal, but theres amounts of gold and that in the wiring that you can strip, i know a guy who makes a living doing that to old cell phones....
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Old 07-20-2005, 09:06 PM
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You can sell a 1.0 gightz system for like $60
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Old 07-21-2005, 12:27 AM
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you can get drunk and laid for the same price...actually cheaper..I just spent $30 at the bar and the lay was only 5$..(Long Island Ice Tea) ..go cuddle with your harddrive:P ...


I have a Dell..(looks over shoulder) ..who can build me something better for less than a grand?...my friend likes AMD..I have no idea..I just don't want to end up like FPS Doug...(smashing it in the garage in a fit of disco fury)..

I am happy with my Dell(looks over other shoulder) and can play a ton of games effortlessly..but I am not sure I want to upgrade with them(Dell) after hearing you guys brag....

Most of my problem is connection...I own the fastest available con here..which is ADSL 3.0 MB..but my best test speed so far has only been 1.3Mb...no cable server here in this BORING A$$ TOWN...

current: 8300 Dimension
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I added a 22 inch ViewSonic monitor SRT
and a 5.1 surround
Logitec optical mouse (5 button)

so whats next? and how fast is fast enouh..what would you build a (love to be serious gamer) and wanna be photographer for an upgrade ?
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Old 07-21-2005, 04:53 AM
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lol u av 2 pay 2 get laid.. no comment lol - i got a use 1, get 1 free affair with my gf's best m8
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Old 07-21-2005, 05:46 AM
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We're not saying Dell's and gateways are BAD computers. What were saying is people don't understand that spending $400 gets to almost nothing with them.

But building your own, if you have a monitor, case, keyboard, speakers etc can be somewhat cheaper and is not a bad idea. You'll be very happy you did it.

$1,000 will get you a nice machine that can always be upgraded.
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