I lost my laptop, DVD and money

This is a discussion on I lost my laptop, DVD and money within the A Brief History of Cprogramming.com forums, part of the Community Boards category; Originally Posted by trippedwire I live in a dorm also, but they sell these things called laptop locks.($5 at any ...

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    Its not rocket science vasanth's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by trippedwire
    I live in a dorm also, but they sell these things called laptop locks.($5 at any office supply store) I just tied one end to my bed and attached the other end to my laptop. That way if they try to steal it they have to somehow get the bed out of the room also.
    cant they cut the wire.. and to whihc part is the wire connected to the laptop... cant they brak it..

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    Quote Originally Posted by vasanth
    cant they cut the wire.. and to whihc part is the wire connected to the laptop... cant they brak it..
    laptop locks are pretty tough. it would probably be easier to cut through the bed.

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    Yeah, if I'm able to raise money for a new laptop I will definitely consider a lock or something.

    On a side note: I just installed Windows 2000 on my computer... took no time for it to get infected by a worm.
    I had to unplug ethernet cable, reinstall windows, block every port except 80 and finally use Windows update to patch it.
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    I just ordered a laptop lock on ebay after what happened to you.. DId you file a police complaint??

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    Yes, the police were here shortly after.
    They actually said that there was a pretty good chance that I'd get get it back... eventually (could take one or more years). Hehe, who wants their computer back after a few years?
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    why would it be 1 or 2 years. Ok, they find it and hold it as evidence, but for 1 or 2 years. Or maybe they have a hard time finding it, what would make it appear in a year or two. Im lost, correct me.
    Hmm

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    Quote Originally Posted by B0bDole
    why would it be 1 or 2 years. Ok, they find it and hold it as evidence, but for 1 or 2 years. Or maybe they have a hard time finding it, what would make it appear in a year or two. Im lost, correct me.
    i think what they mean is eventually the the thieves such as these get caught... and usually they recover the goods..

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