Dodoid wrote:Krokodil wrote:vishnu wrote:I've lifted my Octane2 up a few times, it ain't fun!
Back injury waiting to happen. You can only imagine the saga it was dragging the 2 smuggled Octanes out of the basement, up two flights of stairs and down a hallway.
When I got all my SGI stuff 2 weeks ago it was quite the workout. My dad was going to a nearby city for business, so he was able to pick them up there. Not a problem so far. In between my house and that city is my cottage, which my family was going to anyway, so we went there. When we got there, my dad had just placed the SGIs around the room, which was understandable as he didn't know exactly what I wanted to do with them or what bits had to go where. I first carried them into the back room, which was the nearest place they could be neatly packed away, but my mom wanted them out of the way, so I kept just my O2 downstairs and backtracked through the main room, hauling the whole load seen in my signature and two very large boxes of spare parts upstairs. Of course, when we left the cottage I had to load them into the car, which isn't that near the door of my cottage. The issue was it was raining. A bit of garbage bag covering later, I was able to get the Indigo2 out to the car somewhat easily, but carrying an dual CPU Octane with shoebox wrapped in a slippery garbage bag without dropping it or scratching yourself on a protruding piece of metal was another story. The single cpu machines were only slightly easier. Carrying the Indys (especially the one that's missing some parts) last felt like I wasn't carrying anything at all. The car actually struggled to get up the wet, pine needle covered hill thanks to the trunkload of workstations. Once home, I had carry the entire load up the flight of twenty-odd stairs to my house, which is also on a hill, and then back down to the basement once inside.
At least I never have to mo- oh wait my white background and camera are upstairs, nevermind, more Octane lifting.
Yeah, they sure are heavy aren't they? The Octane II manual shows it should be lifted by two people. By the time I got mine to where I wanted to go, I was huffing and puffing. Even the O2 is like carrying a medium sized rock. But since they're heavy atleast you know they're well made.
I just got my SGI's off Ebay one at a time over the course of the past year.
It's also pretty remarkable that you found a complete gaming laptop in the dumpster, including with intact hard drive with user data on it.