Free Geek - where PCs find new life

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"Helping the needy get nerdy" is the motto at Free Geek, a non-profit PC recycling center. In this video we get to follow along with Tina as she tours the center through the whole process.  From the PC being dropped off on the sidewalk, through the evaluation, harddrive smashing, re-building, and recycling.  And keep an eye open for the future Classic Video Games museum, they even have a copy of Vanguard.  I love that game.  Please let Vanguard be the next game released on Xbox Live...

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    Walter Crespo

    Good show Tina, I think that idea they had for playing those classic games on thier original consoles rocks.

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    Walter Crespo

    Good show Tina, I think that idea they had for playing those classic games on thier original consoles rocks.

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    Ted Bracewell

    I definitely have stuff that Free Geek could use.

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    Ted Bracewell

    I definitely have stuff that Free Geek could use.

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    Matt LeClair

    Great segment. We need a Free Geek East Coast so I can work there. Tongue Out

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    Matt LeClair

    Great segment. We need a Free Geek East Coast so I can work there. Tongue Out

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    Matt LeClair

    Great segment. There needs to be a Free Geek East Coast so I can work there. Tongue Out

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    Matt LeClair

    Great segment. There needs to be a Free Geek East Coast so I can work there. Tongue Out

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    Maxwell2

    I really enjoyed that, thanks Tina. Great stuff!! Smiley

    Please do more like this.

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    Maxwell2

    I really enjoyed that, thanks Tina. Great stuff!! Smiley

    Please do more like this.

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    Matthew Mushall

    Wow...great segment Adam...and naturally Tina.  This segment certainly feels like "High Tech Trash," but without the depressing undertones of all our old hardware piled up in third world counties.  Free Geek is a great idea and I agree that it should become a chain establishment with outlets in major metropolitian areas.  It would provide great part-time jobs for tech savy people and offer an alternative to charitable donation, albeit lacking the tax deductions.  Oh yeah - the game museum - now that is awesome!

    Thanks for another wonderful segment, Adam...and thanks for some great coverage, Tina.  I'd also like to thank you for the pony tail on screen...it looked better than I had expected.  You truely are a gaming goddess.  Now, how do I convince you to let me do a fan site for you.  It would be very professional and you would have full say in everything - I promise.

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    Matthew Mushall

    Wow...great segment Adam...and naturally Tina.  This segment certainly feels like "High Tech Trash," but without the depressing undertones of all our old hardware piled up in third world counties.  Free Geek is a great idea and I agree that it should become a chain establishment with outlets in major metropolitian areas.  It would provide great part-time jobs for tech savy people and offer an alternative to charitable donation, albeit lacking the tax deductions.  Oh yeah - the game museum - now that is awesome!

    Thanks for another wonderful segment, Adam...and thanks for some great coverage, Tina.  I'd also like to thank you for the pony tail on screen...it looked better than I had expected.  You truely are a gaming goddess.  Now, how do I convince you to let me do a fan site for you.  It would be very professional and you would have full say in everything - I promise.

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    AdamKinney
    Although I wish I could take credit for it, I did just post the entry.  I loved the beneficial spin for the workers that's provided, on the job training is great.
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    RishiEd

    Thank you Tina for a great show.  Just wanted to let you know about a program I volunteer with in dupage county, IL.

    It's called the Peoples Resource Center (www.peoplesrc.org) and we take donated computers (from individuals, schools, hospitals, etc.) , refurbish them and give them to needy people in Dupage County.  We also provide beginners and advanced classes in Windows, Microsoft Word and Excel. 

    The Center also provides other services like food and english as a second language classes.

    One difference between us and Free Geek is that the computers we distribute have Windows 98 or Windows 2000 which we obtain for $5 a license from Microsoft through their MAR program.

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    RishiEd

    Thank you Tina for a great show.  Just wanted to let you know about a program I volunteer with in dupage county, IL.

    It's called the Peoples Resource Center (www.peoplesrc.org) and we take donated computers (from individuals, schools, hospitals, etc.) , refurbish them and give them to needy people in Dupage County.  We also provide beginners and advanced classes in Windows, Microsoft Word and Excel. 

    The Center also provides other services like food and english as a second language classes.

    One difference between us and Free Geek is that the computers we distribute have Windows 98 or Windows 2000 which we obtain for $5 a license from Microsoft through their MAR program.

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    Eric

    freegeek's a good idea

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    Eric

    freegeek's a good idea

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