House on fire, oh no!

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  1. MacTruck macrumors 65816

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    If your house was on fire and your family was out safely, would you go back for your mac? I would...(sinking head in shame).
     
  2. Mitthrawnuruodo Moderator emeritus

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    I would have had the iBook under an arm all the time, thus eliminating the need to go back... :p ;)
     
  3. MacTruck thread starter macrumors 65816

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    LOL! :p
     
  4. iGary Guest

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    I just got renters insurance, so no.

    Let it burn, I want a new G5.

    We do need a fireproof safe for all of my image discs though. :eek:
     
  5. witness macrumors 6502

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    As long as you have offsite backup then there is no need to go back.
     
  6. Applespider macrumors G4

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    Since I live on my own at the moment, my Powerbook would be tucked under my arm on the way out...

    It's on the way to wake up the neighbours anyhow. ;)
     
  7. Mr. Anderson Moderator emeritus

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    That and my camera and photos - if I could get to them and it wasn't too dangerous. There are a number of entrances to the house, so I should be able to do it. I just hope I never have to find out.

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  8. MacTruck thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Well, come to think of it, I have several macs, might have to send my wife and kids back in to help me.





    JUST JOKING!!!!!
     
  9. EGT macrumors 68000

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    I would either grab the backup drive or the powerbook, depending on which one is furthest from fire.

    After getting the family out of course. I have a little fire extinguisher under my bed just in case.
     
  10. evilernie macrumors 6502

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    Come to think of it...

    I need to do a backup! :rolleyes:

    Assuming I had a backup, I would go back for the dog, then my guitars, then my laptop. In that order.
     
  11. MacTruck thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Think a G5 could survive a fire? WOW could you imagine that apple ad. The FireProof G5, enhnaced with fire retarding kevlar.
     
  12. EGT macrumors 68000

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    Inside or outside? :p
     
  13. pdpfilms macrumors 68020

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    I would, i can sense it. First, the G5. Leave the screen... it's too bulky to carry... and conviently needs to be updated... Then my D2x... then my DVX100a.... then some freshly cooked toast.
     
  14. keysersoze macrumors 68000

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    The Aluminum PowerBooks warp under normal heat from everyday use. I don't think an Aluminum G5 would survive a raging inferno.

    Sorry.
     
  15. debroglie macrumors 6502a

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    When I was at the Genius Bar at my local Apple Store grand opening last saturday a couple brought in two laptops that had been in a house fire. The wife presented a dell that was melted, cracked, and worthless. She said that it was ten feet from the fire. Then the husband presented an iBook with the cover completely covered in bubbles from the heat and full of grey soot. He said that this one was IN the fire... and the proceeded to boot it up. :eek: :D Needless to say, I was amazed.

    Back to the question, unfortunately I don't have external backup (i know, i know... funds don't allow) so I would grab at least one of my computers so that I could keep my files. I would let my Dell screen burn, not because I don't love it, but because I love not burning alive.
     
  16. OnceUGoMac macrumors 6502a

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    I concur. Risking one's life for a toy is silly.
     
  17. MacTruck thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Absolutely agree. My kids toys stay, but my macs are getting rescued! :eek:
     
  18. Applespider macrumors G4

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    True... perhaps I should grab an oven-mitt before rescuing the Powerbook from the fire! ;)
     
  19. noel4r macrumors 6502a

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    It will one of the things, along w/ important papers, pictures, money, jewelry, that I'll try to remove out of the house.
     
  20. iJon macrumors 604

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    Well take it from me from first hand experience. All of you should simply back up anything important and put it in a fireproof safe. That way you don't have to worry about getting your computers.

    Hopefully it never happens to you, but you'll learn that if your house does catch on fire there will be way more important things than a computer that you'll lose (not including the possibility of very sensitive and irreplaceable stuff on the computer).

    jon
     
  21. roadapple macrumors regular

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    Doubt it, my powerbook probably started the fire...
     
  22. AoWolf macrumors 6502a

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    So true :)
     
  23. QCassidy352 macrumors G3

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    I might, actually. Only because I have a hell of a lot of pictures, documents, etc. on my computer that are nowhere else and that mean a great deal to me. Yeah I should back em up... but I'm lazy.
     
  24. enoch macrumors member

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    Ha!

    My house DID catch fire, with my Mac inside.

    Y'know what? In that moment when I found my fusebox on fire, my choice of computers became much less important. In fact, I can state with absolute certainty, I did not give a thought in the world to my mac.

    Honestly, just use them as computers. They ain't even worth this degree of thought.
     
  25. runninmac macrumors 65816

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    I was there too! But I didn't see that couples iBook I would have loved to.

    Edit: On the topic I would much rather go in and get my presious dog.
     

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