House on fire, oh no!

MacTruck

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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).
 

iGary

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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:
 

Mr. Anderson

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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.

D
 

MacTruck

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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!!!!!
 

EGT

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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.
 

evilernie

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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.
 

MacTruck

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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.
 

EGT

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MacTruck said:
Think a G5 could survive a fire? WOW could you imagine that apple ad. The FireProof G5, enhnaced with fire retarding kevlar.
Inside or outside? :p
 

pdpfilms

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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.
 

keysersoze

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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.
 

debroglie

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

Sorry.

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.
 

OnceUGoMac

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iGary said:
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:
I concur. Risking one's life for a toy is silly.
 

iJon

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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
 

QCassidy352

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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.
 

enoch

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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.
 

runninmac

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debroglie said:
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.
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.