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Thread: Man takes sledgehammer to faulty PC




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    Man takes sledgehammer to faulty PC
    By John Leyden
    Posted: 05/04/2002 at 15:04 GMT


    After returning a persistently faulty PC to a shop five times over three months, a Wisconsin man snapped and took it apart with a sledgehammer in front of shocked shoppers.

    Gary Wilke (aka Mr. Sledgehammer), from Appleton, Wisconsin, bought the $2,600 Gateway PC for his daughter in January. During its short life, the PC had problems both with its hard drive, and its sound system.

    After taking computer to the shop in Appleton for a final time and smashing it to smithereens, the 51-year old bid staff and other customers good day before leaving, according to his own account. Staff at the Gateway Country store tell a different story. Wilke came out with a string of profanities as he pummelled his PC, they say.

    In any case, Police from Grand Chute caught up with him and charged him with disorderly conduct.

    But Mr. Sledgehammer is unrepentant.

    He told local paper >The Post-Crescent: "I wonder how many people are out there complaining and not getting service. It feels good in a way."
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    lo,i feel like doing that to all gateway pcs..... it wud be more fun though :flames:

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    ... sledgehammer, shotgun.. i was close.. :D

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    lol. hmmm my m8 got 2 shotguns and a crappy old pc.....hmmmmm :devil:

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    just wait for the 'event of the year'... i'm sure you'll all enjoy it.. (when we finally get it finished...) ;)

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    when you finally get off yer ass and make a time for us to finish it :no:
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    Too bad Mr. Wilke never posted his woes to the TT Forum --- We'd have got him to smash that made-for-profit-not-computing P.O.S. a long time ago.
    When your ready for a system that works Mr. Wilke we are ready to provide assistance in acquiring your new home-built system:thumb:
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    Quote Originally Posted by Birdkiller
    when you finally get off yer ass and make a time for us to finish it :no:
    I'm still waiting to get the cam back.. my boss still has it..

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    mmmm yeah OK, I can see where a visual display might be nice for the "event of the year":?:
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    visual display = good... :)

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