Anyway. Back to our guy in Colorado Springs, who apparently feels pretty good about this decision.
“It was glorious,” 37-year-old Lucas Hinch told the Los Angeles Times. “Angels sung on high.”
Lucas Hinch, everyone. He’s the Patron Saint of Cubicle Life.
Hinch was cited for discharging a firearm within city limits, according to a Colorado Springs police log, which summarizes the incident like so: “Man Kills His Computer.”
There are other ways to solve tech problems, I suppose. When one is annoyed with one’s PC, taking the machine into an alley and shooting it eight times is perhaps not the best course of action. Because, you know, it definitely won’t start up after that.
But look at this explanation from the Los Angeles Times and tell me you don’t understand, just a little:
The Dell kept giving Hinch the “blue screen of death,” he said of the machine’s final moments.“It was extremely frustrating,” he said. “I reached critical mass.”Hinch then reached for his new 9mm pistol.“It was premeditated, oh, definitely,” he said. “I made sure there wasn’t anything behind it and nothing to ricochet.”
The Colorado Springs Gazette reports that a judge will determine any penalties Hinch might face.
Investigation revealed a resident was fed up with fighting his computer for the last several months. He took the computer into the back alley and fired 8 shots into the computer with a handgun, effectively disabling it.
“Effectively disabling it” is such a great way to describe what has happened here. Sure. That basically covers it.