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Other If your house was on fire....

Discussion in 'General' started by dec, 10 Mar 2010.

  1. Archtronics

    Archtronics Minimodder

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    My Model of A Lifequards tower I did not stay up for 3 night in a row to have it burn that or try and save my fish :S
     
  2. BentAnat

    BentAnat Software Dev

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    Win.
    Your friends may call you Prometheus.
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  3. kenco_uk

    kenco_uk I unsuccessfully then tried again

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    I'd grab my netbook bag, which stays with me pretty much 90% of the time. It contains a 500GB backup drive that has all my photos/documents/life on. As well as my netbook :)

    Under the other arm would be my dog.
     
  4. m0o0oeh

    m0o0oeh Minimodder

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    Lappy, ext. hdds, cat. Cat usually sits next to me wherever I am, and so my plan of escape in these situations would be:

    Grab lappy bag
    Grab cat
    Out thru the study window on the first floor, cat would jump down, I'd walk over the roof to our next-door neighbours, and climb down the ladders he has stacked against the side of his house, relocate the cat, wait out front for the fire brigade.

    Plan++!
     
  5. Ramble

    Ramble Ginger Nut

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    My wallet?
     
  6. bigsharn

    bigsharn Officially demotivated

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    I'd take my fire extinguisher and put it out...
     
  7. Volund

    Volund Am I supposed to care?

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    I would usually say HDD.... but It would really be easier and faster to grab the whole desktop, It would take longer to get into the case and pull out the HDD than just grabbing the whole thing.
     
  8. Ending Credits

    Ending Credits Bunned

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    My HDD would be easy to grab although I can't say I'd bother if there was a fire.
     
  9. woof82

    woof82 What's a Dremel?

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    My computer. I can easily replace a child.
     
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  10. cavonia

    cavonia What's a Dremel?

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    Backup hard drive too. Lots of family stuff on it.
     
  11. Burnout21

    Burnout21 Is the daddy!

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    fun enough, i could just pick up my workstation under one arm, and pull all the cables free in one go as i never secure the DVI connection ever!

    That way i could walk out with all my final year work, probably end up losing the important photo's on my main machine as it would take to long to unplug and run with that.

    On the other hand screw all that, the biggest cause of fire right now is my computer corner, so most likely grab the burning object and throw it out the house! oven mits Cheesecake! (kitchen next to office)
     
  12. Sloth

    Sloth #yolo #swag

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    Aw, now I can't be the clever person to say that first.

    But other than the wallet, my cell phone. Need to call the fire department once I'm outside. After that I'd completely ignore my PC and get my cats. The smoke detector would probably scare them both so I'd have to manually get them outside. My cats > your rule. Data can be replaced and recreated just like hardware, lives cannot.

    Of course, once the cats were out I'd be making a mad dash through the flames to grab my PC. Gaming and internet access > second degree burns.
     
  13. Smilodon

    Smilodon The Antagonist

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    On my desktop? My phone. Not much of value on my desk, but with the phone I can call for help.


    I would try to grab my offline backup from the cupboard behind me. If that fails I would grab my fileserver on my way out. (Doesn't matter as long as I get one of them with me.)


    Not much else that's irreplaceable.

    Edit:

    And my Guitar. Playing by the fire sounds nice ;)
     
  14. liratheal

    liratheal Sharing is Caring

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    Trousers on, wallet, keys, phone into pockets, laptop bag, and then usher the retarded dogs outside.
     
  15. mars-bar-man

    mars-bar-man Side bewb.

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    My desktop's blank...WAIT!! Mozilla Firefox :)
     
  16. kenco_uk

    kenco_uk I unsuccessfully then tried again

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    Thinking about it, I'd grab a big bag of marshmallows and a couple of long-handled toasting forks.
     

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