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Seriously if there is 20 PC's just backup a truck and throw em all in. Much faster then dissasemble them in your own time and dump uneccesary parts in your neibhours back garden biggrin.gif
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Originally Posted by ajmidd12;12783353 
Totally, you know there is a saying that all criminals have gotten away at least once previously, it's the ones that get greedy that get caught.

Like people who grow pot, make your million then drop the act.

*EDIT* I can't believe how many members are viewing this thread! lol

agreed, i wont get too greedy, i hope, ill just grab what i can then book it back home with a bag full of computer parts.
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Have a buddy with a truck/tonneau cover? Toss all of them in, and lower the lid and your home free.
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post #44 of 238
If it is illegal and you get caught, just explain to the officer that you didn't know it was illegal. They're usually pretty cool on something like that.
post #45 of 238
Charlie sheen what about using a batmobile truck?
make sure you have jet boosters on that beast hahah

Even better get some shaving cream with you and after you take it cream the rest of the components lol that will piss all the others off(not from experience or anything tongue.gif)
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Just dont take the harddrives. They might say you're trying to access blah blah blah
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Just thought of somthing, now ill be able to play GTA IV O_o, my E5200 isnt cutting it.

No HDD's >frown.gif i wanted to quad RAID0 and short stroke them for a decent boot drive. grrrrrr
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go for it and i'll buy 3-5 of the Core 2 duo's for 30-50 bucks!
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post #49 of 238
jack up these 20 computers and turn it into a epic folding farm! or just sell of the parts. smile.gif
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Originally Posted by Smoblikat;12782958 
I think it is but i want to make sure, my school is throwing out 20 PC's stocked with 4gb RAM and an E8400 E0, plus some HDD's and stuff, all that is in each conputer. Some of them dont work for various reasons and others are just corrupt OS and the It at my school is dumb so they are throwing them out. I want to know if i can go into the dumpster and extract the parts.

you school throws out that?

back in 2005 my school said they bought these new really good computers for £1000 ($1700) each. i opened one of them up 6 years later to find they have 256mb of DDR ram ( yes not even DDR2. ) and a Mobile celeron d with one core @ something stupidly slow clock like 2.2Ghz.

and they said they spend 1 Grand on each of these computers! eek.gif
    
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You need to check your local laws, because it varies.

I would think that if the dumpsters are still on school grounds (i.e., not literally on the curb/street for pick-up), then it's still their property despite the intent of having it removed, so it's illegal in that case.
    
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