We've all been there. Your computer is freezing, crashing programmes, running slowly and just basically Not Working.
Most of us all will curse, perhaps give it a light tap on the noggin and do a classic Ctrl Alt Delete restart and hope things go better next time.
However, a man in Colorado Springs has gone one step further, well several steps further, in venting his frustrations with a wantaway computer, shooting it eight times.
Local paper The Gazette reported that Lucas Hinch, 37, took the defenceless Dell machine into an alley - classic gangster move that - and shot it until it was no more. His actions alerted nearby police who arrived to arrest him.
"He got tired of fighting with his computer for the last several months," said Lt. Jeff Strossner, before adding with dead pan delivery: "He was having technology problems, so he took it out in the back alley and shot it."
Hinch was given a citation for his actions, and was apparently "good natured" about the summons, claiming that he didn't know that using a gun in public is a felony in the state. Sneak is surprised by this. Gun laws in the US?
Sneak can sympathise with the man, although he isn't sure that shooting the computer was the best course of action. He prefers putting a failing machine in a sack with some bricks and chucking it in a canal. Less chance of getting caught.
Although you still need to make sure the Environment Agency doesn't spot you or you'll be caught in a net quicker than you can say "splashdown!"
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