At 08:45 10-02-2000 -0500, you wrote:
I can't believe some list members here dive into
dumpsters for computers.
That's dangerous. There could be dangerous,sharp items inside some. Toxic
Foo. I'm at more risk crossing the street than I am digging through a
dumpster. If I smell something odd, or see a patch of some unknown
substance, I back off. It's that easy.
I've been fortunate: Most of the dumpsters I've been able to plunder are
nothing more than waist-high tub skids.
residues (not all companies respect the environment),
Legal reasons (maybe?)
not to enter one.
What's the worse offense? Wasting perfectly usable hardware, and in doing
so contributing to the pollution of the planet, or rescuing said hardware
to continue performing useful work with it?
While I agree that there may be legal issues present, they're not enough
to keep me away if I think I have a chance to recover something usable.
I've never heard of anyone getting arrested for diving, just chased off. In
my mind, that's worth the risk if the target is worthwhile.
Suggested DD survival gear: Sturdy coveralls, safety glasses with
wrap-around side protection, safety shoes (steel toe) and a good pair of
Bruce Lane, Owner and head honcho, Blue Feather Technologies
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