Originally Posted by sastrilus
get a 50 cal. Desert Eagle and a sign stating that your notebook is private property and trespassers will be shot, survivers will be shot again.
HAHAHAHA!! I laughed out loud on that one!!
Anyways, this reminded me about a funny story concerning one of my friends. He just bought a new laptop and left it sitting in his "study" (an old sunroom that opened up to the house) on his oak desk. He had the lock fastened around one of the legs. Apparently, his junky neighbor saw it in the window and broke into his house and tried to take it.
The following is taken from a conversation that actually happened (to show you how simple the burglar really was):
He broke in through the window and tried to steal the laptop, but noticed it had a little cable bike lock. Then, he followed the cable lock down around the 8-inch wooden leg of the desk. He tried to pull the cable out of the laptop, but gave up and went back to his house and grabbed a wood saw from his dad's cabinet. He then proceeded back inside, cutting away at the leg of the desk so he could pull the cable lock off. Then, after cutting it and the desk falling down onto the now half-height leg (it was a 3 legged table), he realized he didn't cut it up the leg far enough to allow enough slack to pull the cable off. Once more, he cut the leg even shorter and finally was able to pull the cable lock off the table leg.
He carried it back to his house and hopped into his bedroom window on the lower level. Now, mind you, it was wintertime and frost is covering the grass. The next day, my friend walked downstairs to find his laptop gone--his desk leaning over on it's short leg--and his window broken in to. He looked out the window and followed the steps back to his neighbor's son's window. At this point, he walked over to the kid's room and knocked on it the window, politely asking for his laptop back.
Apparently, the kid denied it--stating that he had purchased an identical laptop the day before and that it had a virus on it and wouldn't turn on, so it wasn't even worth bringing it over to show my friend. After a few words were said back and forth, my friend called the police over, who walked into the kids bedroom (with the parents' permission) and saw my friend's name on the start menu of the laptop as the username. They kindly picked it up and returned it to my friend--he never pressed charges and the kid that stole it was sent off to military school. . .maybe he'll learn how to steal things. . .more intelligently. . .