They did it again. This time they messed up the old laptop so bad it wouldn't even start.
To be fair, The old Dell, had long since seen better days. It was simply put, old and slow. it barely ran when it was running. It was running two operating systems behind. And had bare minimum of ram, and processor. But it did serve us well.
This time there were no more shenanigans that they could do to bring it back to life.
I came out to find it laying in the front yard. Dead. and I do mean dead. It seems my son had seen MASH too many times, One was put in mind of when Col. Potter shot the jeep that had just died and stranded him. My son did the same thing. Only, for real. Four bullet holes through the top, Real bullet holes, from a real gun. He got out his .357 Magnum, and put four rounds through it.
End result was a very dead laptop.
To be fair, there was a certain satisfaction in shooting a computer that was beyond repair and use. How many times over the years, does one wish they could just take out their current machine and put holes in it, or do something equally destructive to the machine thats giving your nightmares, or migraine headaches because it won't play nice.
Fortunately these days operating systems are evolved enough that they don't self-destruct for no apparent reasons too often any more.
But every once in awhile, One gets the chance to take out years of digital frustration, out on a helpless computer.
This is for all the writers and creators who at one time or another wanted to literally shoot their computer.
(Yes, this is a real laptop with 4 bullet holes in it.)