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Being a noob in the oc Field,
I finally found something that's in my field.
I drive a front loader garbage truck, and yea I see alot of dumpster divers,
If their nice about it, I usually let them grab whatever as long as they don't leave a mess, if they have a attitude about me being there, then OUT THEY GO!.
If the school says its kewl for ya to grab them, then go for it, its alot better than having them dumped int he local waste pile.
Alot of garbage companies don't even sort trash anymore due to the costs and the economy. and yea I have found some really kewl pute setups.
My wife was getting made at me for bringing home stacks of hd's, I would look for any that were good sized and useable then fdisk and format them for use, others were destroyed and trashed again.
The garbage company drivers won't usually complain about you, unless your making a mess or preventing them from doin their job,
If ya see the driver coming just ask him or her if ya can grab the putes, they usually say yes because its less garbage they have to haul.
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post #162 of 238
Just don't get caught.

Also, why are schools throwing away computers just because they are running slow?

In my school the computers boot off a network, and its so restricted there is no way to make them run slow.
The internet history, cache and cookies are all deleted when a student logs out.
    
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post #163 of 238
Where the heck do you live where it is legal to throw away a computer. I think the entire us has laws on recycling computers, typically for a fee. Putting them in a dumpster is illegal. I wouldn't be surprised if you never see these pcs as a recycling company will probably come take them from the school directly.
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post #164 of 238
Quote:
Originally Posted by Markeh View Post
Ask your school IT department first. It's only polite. If they say no, take them at your own risk.

And I wouldn't take the HDDs because of data problems and such.
This.
Ones trash is another ones treasures.

Also, sell them here on OCN for cheap.
You win, we win.
Edited by Ecchi-BANZAII!!! - 3/20/11 at 6:02am
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post #165 of 238
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Ecchi-BANZAII!!! View Post
This.
Ones trash is another ones treasures.

Also, sell them here on OCN for cheap.
You win, we win.
i was planning on making some sorta contest and give away some FREE stuff!
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post #166 of 238
Steal take the computers already!

EDIT: How much time do you have till they are disposed of?

EDIT: My dad (Police officer) says its illegal (well for NY anyway) but just tell them you will take them and you will dispose of them properly and that you will take them to an e-waste center . Or tell them you are going to referbish them and send them off to 3rd world countries .
Edited by vinzor5000 - 3/20/11 at 11:16am
post #167 of 238
This is how I got my webserver, it was actually sitting outside a dumpster at my old unit at FT Bliss in El Paso. It looked like it was someones old gaming rig but they had taken the hard drive (smart) I put it in a new case and bam I have a Pentium 4 webserver!

Looks like when someone was PCS'ing (Permanent change of station) they didn't want to brother with it. That was in 2008 and it's still running just fine.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by dominique120 View Post
Dress like a monk(use the head cover) take 3 big bags, get a getaway vehicle(with no tags(replace them right after you leave)) teake 2 other guys dressed like monks take everything you can in less than 10-20 mins the enjoy the bootie!
Duct tape is better, that way you can just peel it off.. much faster.
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So when are you going to do this? And will there be pics?
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20 e0 e8400s? ... Karma will literally send a schoolbus through your school's IT department for that one Take the living crap out of them
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