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uanuglyfool
Jul 9, 2010, 04:53 PM
I found this guy in one of our lab rooms. It was locked away in a cabinet. What should I do with it??



Matthew Yohe
Jul 9, 2010, 04:59 PM
I found this guy in one of our lab rooms. It was locked away in a cabinet. What should I do with it??

Turn it on an return it to the owner?

applegeek13
Jul 9, 2010, 05:09 PM
Sell it anonymously and wipe all fingerprints off it?

hucchund22
Jul 9, 2010, 05:09 PM
keep it, finder's keepers.. :D:D

GimmeSlack12
Jul 9, 2010, 05:12 PM
Use it as a paper weight? It's a G3 and therefore not particularly useful for modern day use. Heck my iBook G4 barely runs YouTube, baaarely...

I3eXa
Jul 9, 2010, 05:15 PM
that right there be a old G3 iBook I believe...

Hrududu
Jul 9, 2010, 05:30 PM
Put Tiger on it.

bob.loblaw
Jul 9, 2010, 05:33 PM
Sell it. You can still get $100+ for one of those on CL

old-wiz
Jul 9, 2010, 06:36 PM
So the OP found something in a locked cabinet in a lab room and feels anything on it can be taken and sold? I would call that theft.

kilowattradio
Jul 9, 2010, 07:27 PM
So the OP found something in a locked cabinet in a lab room and feels anything on it can be taken and sold? I would call that theft.

You shouldn't jump to conclusions. I found and old Commodore PET in storage at a work place and the Boss said I could have it. Business often give away old obsolete equipment they no longer use.
:rolleyes:

toolbox
Jul 9, 2010, 07:41 PM
I found and old Commodore PET in storage at a work place and the Boss said I could have it. Business often give away old obsolete equipment they no longer use.
:rolleyes:

Yes indeed bosses do, I have come home with many bits and bobs

kernkraft
Jul 9, 2010, 07:53 PM
Turn it on an return it to the owner?

Ask the boss, whose it is and whether you can have it, if the rightful owner cannot be found or if it belongs to the department.

Sell it anonymously and wipe all fingerprints off it?

Try to wipe your conscience!

keep it, finder's keepers.. :D:D

Just as well, he can take all the lab equipment - he found them in the lab!

Sell it. You can still get $100+ for one of those on CL

...if your integrity can be priced at $100. But you won't get that much for it, I suppose. $70? Can you put that tag on your character?

So the OP found something in a locked cabinet in a lab room and feels anything on it can be taken and sold? I would call that theft.

Exactly.

You shouldn't jump to conclusions. I found and old Commodore PET in storage at a work place and the Boss said I could have it. Business often give away old obsolete equipment they no longer use.
:rolleyes:

Your boss let you have it. Big difference. Do you want my old iBook? You can have it, if you collect it. But if you take the same laptop without my permission, that's still theft.

Yes indeed bosses do, I have come home with many bits and bobs

Again, bosses do. Only thefts don't ask.

mrchinchilla
Jul 9, 2010, 08:23 PM
Use it as a paper weight? It's a G3 and therefore not particularly useful for modern day use. Heck my iBook G4 barely runs YouTube, baaarely...

This is no reason to render a computer defunct! Computers are not solely for streaming video on the internet! You could still do many things with that laptop – seeing as it's the 12" model, it's highly portable and, if the battery is past its best, you could easily find a new one which would hold at least a 3 hour charge! Laptops like these are perfect for typing up notes for, say, a university student or even just light browsing. And if you don't want it, I'm sure that someone out there will pay good money for it (I think those models can sell for $250+ on eBay).

uanuglyfool
Jul 10, 2010, 02:27 AM
So the OP found something in a locked cabinet in a lab room and feels anything on it can be taken and sold? I would call that theft.

LOL way to be such a downer. I just wanted ideas or something fun I can do with it. And FYI its our EE lab at school so anything in there is for the student to keep/use/repair or whatever. But dont worry, I put it back where I found it.

OrangeSVTguy
Jul 10, 2010, 03:05 AM
This is no reason to render a computer defunct! Computers are not solely for streaming video on the internet! You could still do many things with that laptop – seeing as it's the 12" model, it's highly portable and, if the battery is past its best, you could easily find a new one which would hold at least a 3 hour charge! Laptops like these are perfect for typing up notes for, say, a university student or even just light browsing. And if you don't want it, I'm sure that someone out there will pay good money for it (I think those models can sell for $250+ on eBay).

It's actually the 14" model.

They do make excellent digital photo frames.

To find out the specs, just lift up the keyboard. There are 2 sliding pins on either end and you will have to use a small flathead screwdriver to turn the middle pin. The keyboard just lifts right out and the specs are listed at the top.

zen.state
Jul 10, 2010, 08:34 AM
Use it as a paper weight? It's a G3 and therefore not particularly useful for modern day use. Heck my iBook G4 barely runs YouTube, baaarely...

It's really very sad how so many people around here judge a computers usability by how well it plays youtube vids.

What a horrible benchmark/ideology.

max••
Jul 10, 2010, 09:19 AM
It's really very sad how so many people around here judge a computers usability by how well it plays youtube vids.

What a horrible benchmark/ideology.
i know, it's very sad, i just brought a 500mhz ibook g3 and love it, sure it can't play youtube vids, my 900mhz couldn't, but i can post on macroumors fine and after putting my old battery in i should have about 3 houres of battery life so i'm happy