cctech Digest, Vol 78, Issue 3
ard at p850ug1.demon.co.uk
Sun Feb 7 13:29:22 CST 2010
> On 7 Feb 2010 at 13:37, Dave McGuire wrote:
> > > THat however, is secondary to
> > > the fact that we have a WEEE direcrtive that means we have to
> > > recycle electronic equipment and not throw it in the skip/dumpster.
> > > And I have _never_ seen a PC in a skip/dumpster in London (and I am
> > > certainly not going to trespass on various company sites to see if I
> > > can steal one).
> > I would. :) But I see PeeCees on the curb quite often.
> I don't imagine that the UK has any sort of computer reuse/donation
> organizations, either. So the moment you quit using a PC, the police
Charity shops (the equivalent of thrift stores) don't normally accept and
sell mains-powered electrical devies, because there's another silly law
that sats that all electrical devices sold in that way have to be
safety-tested by a suitable elecrrician. _Occasionally_ the shops break
that rule (which is how I got my Amiga 500) or sell wall-wart powered
devices without the PSU (I got a nice Acorn Atom that way).
> show up on your doorstep to make sure that you won't give/sell the
As far as I know there's nothing to stop people giving or selling PCs to
friends.. But my friends never seem to have old PCs...
> system to anyone else? As far as I know, the UK only requires that a
> PC be licensed if it's used to view television content. Or has that
> changed? And how can they tell?
That has nothing to do with it.
> The system that I'm typing this on was gained via the local Freecycle
> network. Originally it came in a 4U rackmount case, but that's been
> repurposed for a different ssystem.
We do have freecycle over here, but I've never seen any desirable
computer stuff listed on it locally.
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