Attention Las Vegas thieves read this

Discussion in 'Computer Support' started by richard, Sep 30, 2008.

  1. richard

    richard Guest

    Today I had my first experience with losing something of fair value to
    a god damn thief.
    If some asshole who now has my laptop is online reading this, the cops
    will soon be at your door.
    One good thing I've never done with any of my computers.
    I've never never kept personal information such as credit card numbers
    on them.
    Specially on a laptop.
    The only reason I got the laptop was for convenience.
    Since it was easier to carry on an airplane than a full blown tower.
    Most of what I had on the laptop is duplicate of what I had on the
    tower so little info was lost.

    A word of caution to those wanting to travel to Las Vegas.
    If you're not staying in a casino hotel, check the door frame.
    Even though my door has a dead bolt, the way it's installed is easily
    kicked in. Although it took the guy 4 good hard kicks.

    If you get a call from the front desk and they want you to come to the
    front desk, hang up, and call the front desk. Do not leave the room.
    This was the ruse used to get me out of the room. In the time it took
    me to walk from my room to the office and back, less than 15 minutes,
    is how much time he had to take my laptop and go through the room.
    Thieves here are watching you and they know who you are.

    Of all the places I've stayed in, the past year, this is the only time
    I've ever been taken for anything.

    One thing I'm going to do is, suggest this place install security
    cameras. Then maybe these brash daytime thieves won't be so eager to
    smash and dash.
     
    richard, Sep 30, 2008
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  2. "richard" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    > Today I had my first experience with losing something of fair value to
    > a god damn thief.
    > If some asshole who now has my laptop is online reading this, the cops
    > will soon be at your door.


    True, especially once the thief sees all the kiddy pr0n.

    > One good thing I've never done with any of my computers.
    > I've never never kept personal information such as credit card numbers
    > on them.
    > Specially on a laptop.
    > The only reason I got the laptop was for convenience.
    > Since it was easier to carry on an airplane than a full blown tower.


    Who the **** would carry a full blown tower on an airplane anyway?

    > Most of what I had on the laptop is duplicate of what I had on the
    > tower so little info was lost.
    >
    > A word of caution to those wanting to travel to Las Vegas.
    > If you're not staying in a casino hotel, check the door frame.
    > Even though my door has a dead bolt, the way it's installed is easily
    > kicked in. Although it took the guy 4 good hard kicks.
    >


    Well what else would you expect from a motel that's within your budget,
    st00pid?

    > If you get a call from the front desk and they want you to come to the
    > front desk, hang up, and call the front desk. Do not leave the room.
    > This was the ruse used to get me out of the room. In the time it took
    > me to walk from my room to the office and back, less than 15 minutes,
    > is how much time he had to take my laptop and go through the room.
    > Thieves here are watching you and they know who you are.
    >
    > Of all the places I've stayed in, the past year, this is the only time
    > I've ever been taken for anything.
    >
    > One thing I'm going to do is, suggest this place install security
    > cameras. Then maybe these brash daytime thieves won't be so eager to
    > smash and dash.
    >
     
    Stacey Chuffo, Sep 30, 2008
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  3. richard

    Evan Platt Guest

    On Mon, 29 Sep 2008 22:00:41 -0700, richard <>
    wrote:

    >Today I had my first experience with losing something of fair value to
    >a god damn thief.


    If this is your first, consider yourself lucky. I've had something
    taken many a times.

    >If some asshole who now has my laptop is online reading this, the cops
    >will soon be at your door.


    Not to get your hopes up, but I really doubt it. Regardless of what
    people like Lojack for Laptops want you to believe, you may never see
    your laptop again.

    >A word of caution to those wanting to travel to Las Vegas.
    >If you're not staying in a casino hotel, check the door frame.
    >Even though my door has a dead bolt, the way it's installed is easily
    >kicked in. Although it took the guy 4 good hard kicks.


    And this has what to do with Las Vegas or Hotels? You mean this
    couldn't happen to me in Dallas, Texas?

    >If you get a call from the front desk and they want you to come to the
    >front desk, hang up, and call the front desk. Do not leave the room.


    Umm... You're kidding right? Did they address you by name? If not,
    that should have been clue #1.

    >Of all the places I've stayed in, the past year, this is the only time
    >I've ever been taken for anything.
    >
    >One thing I'm going to do is, suggest this place install security
    >cameras. Then maybe these brash daytime thieves won't be so eager to
    >smash and dash.


    Oh yes, that'll definitely stop them.

    Or make them wear a baseball cap and sunglasses.
    --
    To reply via e-mail, remove The Obvious from my e-mail address.
     
    Evan Platt, Sep 30, 2008
    #3
  4. "Evan Platt" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    > On Mon, 29 Sep 2008 22:00:41 -0700, richard <>
    > wrote:
    >
    > Not to get your hopes up, but I really doubt it. Regardless of what
    > people like Lojack for Laptops want you to believe, you may never see
    > your laptop again.
    >


    Try to picture a crackhead thief busted for trying to sell Bullis' laptop:

    "But Officer, I stole it, I didn't know there was kiddy pr0n on it."
     
    Stacey Chuffo, Oct 1, 2008
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