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Laptop + college - common sense = ....

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September 15, 2009 1:51:56 PM




As for the specs...
IBM Lenovo thinkpad w500
T9600 2.8 Dual Core
4 Gigz ram
v5700

approximate price... $2400

I was not in the video nor was the part of the destruction of the laptop, however I lived 2 rooms down. I posted this just for the entertainment value. Nor do i agree with such destructive behavior. I will also not release the name of the college, it is however somewhere in the top 50 schools in US.

And just for the record... the laptop is bulletproof... currently it still boots to windows with a completely messed up screen. the video shows only a quarter of what that laptop has been through (it was both overheated to 96 Celsius and stuck in a freezer overnight).
September 15, 2009 3:05:47 PM

xc0mmiex said:


As for the specs...
IBM Lenovo thinkpad w500
T9600 2.8 Dual Core
4 Gigz ram
v5700

approximate price... $2400

I was not in the video nor was the part of the destruction of the laptop, however I lived 2 rooms down. I posted this just for the entertainment value. Nor do i agree with such destructive behavior. I will also not release the name of the college, it is however somewhere in the top 50 schools in US.

And just for the record... the laptop is bulletproof... currently it still boots to windows with a completely messed up screen. the video shows only a quarter of what that laptop has been through (it was both overheated to 96 Celsius and stuck in a freezer overnight).


A lot of people do some very stupid stuff while in college. It's a side effect of having almost all of the privileges of being an adult but few of the responsibilities. Destroying a laptop is tame compared to some of the crap I saw my freshman year of college when I lived in the dorms:

1. A couple of guys hired a hooker to strip in their room while they drank a keg of beer they hid in a filing cabinet (the hose poked out of the back of the cabinet).

2. Somebody set a couch on fire and threw it out of a seventh-story window, where it hit a Dumpster and put a huge dent into the Dumpster. Parts of the couch hit and knocked over a BMW K1200 motorcycle that belonged to a cafeteria worker who had parked near the Dumpster.

3. Somebody threw a ~24" diameter clay flower pot that weighed about 100 pounds off a fifth-floor balcony and missed killing a pedestrian by inches.

4. People would pull the fire alarms at 0200-0400 about every other week.

5. A guy got so drunk he passed out while vomiting in the toilet, and crawled behind the toilet sometime between completely losing consciousness and regaining consciousness. Note that this was in the hall bathroom that had not been cleaned in two days since this was on a weekend, so he was wallowing around in two-day-old urine.

6. An extremely intoxicated girl was climbing up into her top-bunk bed and fell off the ladder, landing on her head and passing out on her back. She then proceeded to wet and soil herself and also vomited. Of course people got pictures of her all covered in urine, feces, and vomit before they called 911 and got the paramedics to come get her.

7. Many people brought back very shady-looking women to have sex with in their dorm rooms. Then they had the "morning after" where you could hear them go "Oh my god! What the f*** was I thinking?" when they woke up and saw just how sleazy-looking the woman they did actually was.

8. Many people got drunk at a party and passed out, only to have their buddies write things like "I'm a homo!" on them with permanent markers. That stuff takes days to wear off and it's a real walk of shame to go into class Monday with that stuff written all over you with a marker.

9. Fire extinguishers routinely got stolen, discharged, and then used as battering rams to destroy the card-swipe electronic locks that let people into the dorms after hours.

10. Two guys in the room next door had a massive speaker setup consisting of several 15" subwoofers in a couch-sized box with an amplifier the size of a smallish arc welder. It shook books off the shelves in my room and my roommate's mirror got shaken off the wall and shattered on the floor when they fired that thing up at medium volume (about 120 dB.) When they turned it all the way up, they got about one bass hit out of it that was as loud as a 12-gauge blast and then the entire hallway went dark.

11. Somebody from another floor got in trouble for peeing in the flower pots inside the student health center.

12. Another guy got in trouble for smuggling whiskey into a football game. He had a pint-sized Ziploc bag filled with whiskey in his pants. It shifted around in his pants and he popped it when he sat down. A police officer nearby saw the guy with pant stains like he peed himself who reeked of whiskey and got him for being underage. He had to complete a month of alcohol responsibility classes.

13. Drunks would routinely vomit in the elevator as they rode it up to their floor.

14. Somebody on the fifth floor once peed over the stair railing into the stairwell, peeing on everybody who was using the stairs to get up into their room instead of using the vomit-filled elevator.

15. People would sometimes get locked out of their rooms by their roommate when they went to take a shower in the bathroom. It was not usually a big deal as people have shower robes and towels. Once, the roommate hid just outside the bathroom, swiped the guy's towel, and then locked himself into the room. That left the poor guy standing buck naked in the hallway, locked out of his own room. To make the problem worse, we were a co-ed floor and my male hallway had a female RA, who the buck-naked guy had to see in order to get the master key and be let back into his room. Our female RA had a very cutting sense of humor and this guy was apparently no Ron Jeremy (she was also very loud and I heard all of her comments through the wall.) I am surprised he didn't jump out of his window when she got done laughing at him and let him back into his room.

16. Two people in the floor set up a fake Hotmail e-mail account with the hall director's name. They were sending e-mails with racist and homophobic comments as well as fetish porn images inside. I decided to play a trick on them and used a bounce-back e-mail from the e-mail system (sender: "System Administrator") to make a fake e-mail from the IT guys saying the goofballs with the Hotmail account were under investigation for distribution of child pornography and they needed help in tracking them down. I let them sit for about three days being nervous (they asked me several times, nervously, how much jail time they were facing and if it was likely they'd get caught) before I told them it was a prank and how I did it. They should have paid closer attention to the calendar as it was right around the first of April :D 

17. Those guys that set up the fake Hotmail account were in the showers with a video camera one day videotaping each other shower because some guy on the Internet said he would pay them to do so.

The list goes on and on, but you get the idea- those guys were tame.
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