If you missed it or did not think you could be a winner, there is a generous gentleman who is giving away tablets just for the cost of shipping. He still has a lot to give away so if you are interested just send him an email.
From the “One Man’s Trash” department, we have a request for help from reader Mike Drew who picked up a bunch — like, a thousand — old tablet computers. They originally ran Windows but they can run Linux Mint just fine, and while they lack batteries and the back cover, they’re otherwise complete and in usable condition, at least judging by the pictures he shared. These were destined for the landfill, but Mike is willing to send batches of 10 — no single units, please — to anyone who can cover the cost of packaging and shipping. Mike says he’ll be wiping the tablets and installing Mint, and will throw in a couple of battery cables and a simple instruction sheet to get you started. If you’re interested, Mike can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org. Domestic shipping only, please. Here’s hoping you can help a fellow hacker reclaim a room in his house.