Enraged US man shoots his malfunctioning computer

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We've all been there...

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-32407688

A man in the US city of Colorado Springs faces police action after becoming so frustrated with his computer that he took it outside and shot it eight times, police say.

"He was having technology problems, so he took it to the back alley and destroyed it," a police spokesman said.


 

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If I were a wealthy man, I think I'd take a hammer to the telephone after every cold call.

I did once break a telephone, but it was entirely accidental.
 

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Reminds me of this wonderful moment of cinema...

Note - this is supposedly the clean version, but when the song starts up you can pretty much tell what the <cough>, word that is being attempted to be removed. So I suppose I should issue warnings to all parents out there...

 

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I guess it was time for a computer upgrade.:whistle:
 
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Eh. What would be more satisfying would have been to beat it with a frozen fish.


Or a baseball bat.


Shooting isn't actually THAT satisfying or stress relieving, unless you fire off a high-velocity rifle. At least, to me. Pistols just don't hold that same kind of...full-body pop behind them.
 

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"Each individual instance may seem trivial, but it's the sheer scale of the problem -- entirely net-driven -- that concerns us," said a spokesman, in a cod accent. "If we don't tackle it now, we'll end up having to put some of those we catch on Death Roe."
 

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"Each individual instance may seem trivial, but it's the sheer scale of the problem -- entirely net-driven -- that concerns us," said a spokesman, in a cod accent. "If we don't tackle it now, we'll end up having to put some of those we catch on Death Roe."

When asked why he did it, the man shrugged and simply said, "just for the halibut."
 

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I would like to set fire to some Panasonic PBX documentation.

And I once worked for the company. LOL

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