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Old 01-08-2014, 11:12 AM   #16
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I usually give mine away to someone that's never had a computer.
 
Old 01-09-2014, 04:55 PM   #17
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I always give my old, dated devices to anyone who wants it. Devices that are barely working or dead goes to the garbage.
 
Old 01-10-2014, 10:03 AM   #18
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Personally, I can do several different things with my old computers. Those that are too old and beat up to use loose all of their good spare parts. If the pc is still useful, I will use it to experiment on, and try out new operating systems.
 
Old 01-10-2014, 06:10 PM   #19
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I sell or keep.

As for data CDs like old programs I destroy them. I destroyed alot of MS products because they were useless and irrelevant for my computing needs. Hail to linux and opensource.

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Old 01-10-2014, 09:27 PM   #20
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Cool

Cool screensaver for CLI:
Code:
termsaver programmer -p ~/satan-1.1.1
change text speed and stuff in /usr/share/termsaver/termsaverlib/constants.py

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Old 01-10-2014, 09:32 PM   #21
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Depends on the age. If they're REALLY old, I wait for my job to have a technology recycling week where we can take in all our technology stuff and throw it in huge bins without having to pay for it to be recycled. If it's still got plenty of life left in it, then I either give it away or sell it cheap.
 
Old 01-10-2014, 11:53 PM   #22
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heard recently that kilo for kilo, recycled computers produce more gold
than the equivalent dirt out of some working goldmines
 
Old 01-11-2014, 11:52 AM   #23
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heard recently that kilo for kilo, recycled computers produce more gold
than the equivalent dirt out of some working goldmines
I'd like a link to an article or something. Not that I don't believe you, but I'd like a bit of confirmation before I invest in a smelter and start dumpster diving for computer parts.
 
Old 01-11-2014, 12:34 PM   #24
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Lol, it would have to be on (and competing with) massive scales considering how many mountains "we" ruin for "precious materials" slightly on topic: http://gizmodo.com/5893440/the-world...-cars-an-hour/ . . .
 
Old 01-11-2014, 12:39 PM   #25
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I'd like a link to an article or something. Not that I don't believe you, but I'd like a bit of confirmation before I invest in a smelter and start dumpster diving for computer parts.
It's true:
http://pubs.usgs.gov/fs/fs060-01/fs060-01.pdf
Though it's tough to recover the gold.
 
Old 01-11-2014, 12:45 PM   #26
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And, some mine for data ; I'd just keep and wipe my drives for new projects.
 
Old 01-11-2014, 01:36 PM   #27
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It's true:
http://pubs.usgs.gov/fs/fs060-01/fs060-01.pdf
Though it's tough to recover the gold.
It says "One metric ton of circuit boards can contain between 80 and 1,500 g of gold". Price check on that is between $3000 and $60000. It also says "in an effort to cut costs, manufacturers have gradually reduced the precious metal content in electronic products, and this trend is likely to continue". It would be challenging to collect one metric ton of scrapped boards, and although $60000 would be worth it, $3000 would not. Running a smelter is not cheap, and neither is isolating the gold and other precious metals.
 
  


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