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Wrao
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Join Date: May 2004
Location: Road Warrior
 
2005-01-31, 17:48

My roommate is a pretty clumsy guy, he trips over wires, rugs, shoes, tables..etc. Most recently he tripped over a wire that then got snagged in a piece of bed frame, and yanked his powerbook off a piano stool and onto the hard wood floor.

This isn't the first time this 'book has been bumped around either. He doesn't have a case for it, and it's gotten pretty messed up from being ill handled on various trips. The book now has a sizable crack in the casing right above the Superdrive. And, while I'm sure it still operates more or less normally, it's a shame that it happened.

Ironically, the latch mechanism seems to be working again, after having been half broken from a previous spill.
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julesstoop
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Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Leiden, the Netherlands
 
2005-01-31, 18:10

Get him something else than laptop...
Poor guy.



In Dutch we now say (after commenting on someone's behaviour and - bragingly - stating the same thing hasn't happened to you) "Afkloppen!"
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Wrao
Yarp
 
Join Date: May 2004
Location: Road Warrior
 
2005-01-31, 18:17

He's not a very materialistic person, and as such, doesn't really care about any of the stuff he does have. But he still uses that powerbook quite a bit, and now the case integrity is shot to hell.

But, you know, this same roommate has neglected to pay the cable bill in 2 months thus getting our internet and TV suspended. ( I would pay myself, but my name isn't on the account)
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julesstoop
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Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Leiden, the Netherlands
 
2005-01-31, 18:33

He ain't just clumsy, I see. I have one of those 'negligents' as well in my house.
Can't blame them for neglecting everyday inconveniences though.
Still: poor Powerbook...
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Wrao
Yarp
 
Join Date: May 2004
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2005-01-31, 18:37

Yeah, he's a good person, just not a very good roommate.
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julesstoop
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Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Leiden, the Netherlands
 
2005-01-31, 18:39

Yep!
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BlueRabbit
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Join Date: May 2004
Location: San Francisco, CA
 
2005-01-31, 19:09

Methinks you should get your roommate one of these:



They were pretty indestructible if I recall correctly. In fact, my dad's old PB G3 233 has a rather large flesh wound in the rubber on its top, caused by the bottom of an airplane chair. A TiBook or AlBook would have serious monitor problems after that.
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