May 27 2010

Scavengers amazement

I just want to say, I’m always amazed by the things people throw away these days.
If the adjustable bed I found a few weeks back that’d only had the cable pulled out (contained some ok motors, a lot of angle iron, two 250Watt linear actuators and proof of my disgust of commercial medical equipment design), today I found a 19″ TFT monitor, a proper powered photo-scanner and a PC base unit with a dual-CPU mainboard (admittedly full of twigs, but it’s been dry recently and it was under a tree).

I asked the householder first, and they said the monitor still worked when it went out. After a day of safety drying time and checking inside the housing for debris, I’ll give it a go.

How old will I be when someone just chucks out their old household Replicator or robot servant because they can’t be bothered to feed it into the recycler?

[20/06/2010: Amalgamating old posts from “Dreamwidth Creative Blog” into to re-purpose DW blog account.]

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