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once it is in the trash it is public property, the only reason why the school would give you a hard time is from the hard drives they might contain sensitive private data.
In that case, take them out box them up and request a meeting with the principle or super, take the box with to the meeting and explain why these should not be in the trash. A respectable organization or or an IT dept that knows anything at all will not just toss these in the trash. These should be wiped with DOD compliant software and or destroyed.
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Yes, I know. But if he's pulled over by the cops with a bunch of computers in the back of his truck/car, a business card can save him from a jail sentence. Or juvie, I suppose.

As $ilent stated, if he's pulled over by the cops and he says that these computers were in a dumpster, what are the chances of them believing him? I wouldn't.
Considering the cost to register a busniess as a sole prop I would register the business name just so its legit. Use it to make extra cash on the side. Its never bad to put away money for the future or that extra unplanned PC upgrade
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In that case, take them out box them up and request a meeting with the principle or super, take the box with to the meeting and explain why these should not be in the trash. A respectable organization or or an IT dept that knows anything at all will not just toss these in the trash. These should be wiped with DOD compliant software and or destroyed.
That is strange. I thought that HDDs were meant to be wiped and/or destroyed. Perhaps all the computers are missing the hard drives.
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post #114 of 238
just take 2-4 at a time, like they will care.

Edit: or take pictures of the pc's in the dumpster before you take them.
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Usually they wont have hard drives.
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I fear that we may be scaring Smoblikat out of doing this out of the sake of conversation. Smoblikat, just pick the computers up at about 5:30-6:00pm, so not to be as suspicious as a midnight raid. Don't bring tools, and if possible, put them in a truck with a cap on it, or a trailer with a tarp.



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I took a whole bunch of parts from scrap computers in our schools metal shop. The were being destroyed and welded together, but i got a few good sticks of ram and hard drives. I also took a computer from a hospital (after asking, it was in the hallway and said trash on it) They removed the hard drive and let me walk out the front door with it. Had a decent card in it too, had like 128mb, but i sold that whole thing cheap.
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Tools of the trade...? Im incredibly suprised you havent been arrested for going equipped with all those in your car.

20 years youve been doing that? Jees are the Police in your state blind or just stupid?
lol how are any of these things illegal to possess and carry around? My dad has two massive tubs full of all kinds of hardware at the back of his truck all the time, and he's also (usually) got a spare pair of overalls. You reckon he's gonna be arrested?
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It's illegal where I live.
Personally I'd just take what I want...
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Tools of the trade...? Im incredibly suprised you havent been arrested for going equipped with all those in your car.

20 years youve been doing that? Jees are the Police in your state blind or just stupid?
There is nothing illegal about having any of those items in your car.
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