Sunday, 26 January 2014

Hi-Tech No-Tech

Socks will still function with a few holes (and I'm not much of a darner), Computers not so well. I wrung the last KB of memory out of my old G5 Apple Mac, just managing a final re-boot to salvage my iTunes, before it completely blacked out two years ago. An up-grade to my wife's hand-me-down MiniMac was welcome, but after a new hard-drive transplant didn't exactly put a spring back in its step, I went back to the trendy Apple Store and was told by a yoof it was "vintage" and they wouldn't touch it - 2006 vintage!?
Desperately gasping for the last 4GB of breathing space to finish off producing SB#16, was akin to the Staw Wars Garbage Compactor 3263827 scene, but even with constant re-starting even C3PO wasn't going to be able to save me and it kept crashing. So I've bought a new MiniMac.
Even the basic model has warehouse spacious 500GB. As Western Computers where I bought it, offers a to dispose of space junk I took them the weighty G5 that was gathering dust under the stairs, but concerned with personal security I asked if they could somehow zap it sterile, just incase the NSA could still read the dead hard-drive, otherwise I would take it home and hit it with a sledge hammer. "We can do that, and give you the hard-drive as proof" They informed me. I presumed they meant zapping, so I was surprised when I heard a WHACK-WHACK-THUD from the back room and they reappeared with a dented metal box.
When I got home I gave it a few extra, most satisfying, sadistic blows. BP

6 comments:

Star Twin Motors said...

If 2006 is vintage , we're pre-historic!

Hairy Larry said...

You can always grab the magnets out of it for your fridge...

theoneandonlymin said...

Viking Funeral

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james boddy said...

I taught a printer the error of its ways using a big axe, jeez it felt good.

Paolo said...

Months ago I was answered by a sick-looking Apple tech that my 2008 G5 was "end of life".
What scared me was his side expression, meaning «I was» end of life along with it.