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Old 02-25-2006, 07:53 PM   #11
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Hrm, even the threat of transponder would get me moving to turn the computer in. Then you add up the acadmic threat with youknow crimial charges and stuff.
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Old 02-25-2006, 08:36 PM   #12
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Yeah! You never know what is on someones computer, I always ask if I can use someones computer, and insist and having my own account, or using powerguest account.
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Old 02-25-2006, 08:48 PM   #13
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Personally I think the teacher is just using scare tactics to get the guy to come forward. I think if he told the companies their 100M dollar file was in the posession of a college student there'd be police everywhere and lawyers up that kid's ass.

I don't think they'd be like. Oh let us chance you getting our data back. If they knew who he was, he'd never go to college again and he'd probably already be arrested.
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Old 02-25-2006, 08:51 PM   #14
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I wish I knew someone with a laptop to steal XP jk, I wouldnt steal, never stolen in my life
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Old 02-25-2006, 09:45 PM   #15
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Default Re: Why not to steal a laptop...

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Weren't you asked to stop making threads??

Well anyway, what does it have to do with a lap top??

And that was some seirous ownage right there.
not to stop making threads just to slow down...which i have!!!


also do laptops have transponders like that, can MS actually track that?
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Old 02-25-2006, 09:55 PM   #16
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ahahahhaahah!
I know of software that you can use that runs in the background that if you report the computer stolen the background program activates when it is connected to the internet and sends data of the location of the laptop.
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Old 02-25-2006, 11:48 PM   #17
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Lol wow.. And tahts true?
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This is why we don't steal laptops.

But, the guy probably could have gotten away with it if he would have removed the lappy hard drive, then connected it to another PC, copied the files from the lappy hard drive onto a new hard drive, then reformat the lappy hard drive, and presto, test exam copied, lappy hard drive reformatted, you're good to go.

But of course, he didn't do jack diddly to cover his arse. Oh well. Why he didn't just use a floppy and copy the exam is beyond me...
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Old 02-26-2006, 12:42 AM   #19
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Well.. I would have never thought about any of that, lol..
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What's funny is that he is the only one with his data and yet it's worth 100 million dollars? What teh heck? I know I wouldn't have 100million dollar data on only one mere laptop that is exposed to students all day. Plain stupidity from both people involved.
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