I bought a refurbished Toshiba Lifebook in 2002 for $400. It served me well for the past five and a half years, but it was definitely slowing down; I put a free program called Fresh Diagnose on it to find out how fast the processor was running, and it said about 20 MHz.
Anyway, a few days ago I went to do something or other on it, and it wouldn’t start up. Nothing helped; it was just dead.
So I’m looking for ideas. What should I do with it? I’m not looking for something socially beneficial, helpful, or otherwise possessing any redeeming qualities; I want to do something cool.
A few conditions: No one (except maybe me) can be endangered; the plan must be either free or extremely cheap; and ideally, the computer will be destroyed.
I considered throwing it off of something tall or shooting it, but those are too obvious. The best idea I’ve got, after thinking about it for a few minutes, would be to go into a public place and sit down and pretend to use the laptop, then freak out as if something’s gone wrong and smash it on the ground, to the amazement of passersby.
Actually, that’s my second-best idea. My best idea is “Ask the SDMB.”
What else you got?