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post #31 of 56
Seriously what did you expect to come of this thread, OP? If you simply wanted laptop security suggestions, you should've asked for such and left the theft details out. We're not detectives,not CSI, etc.. you opened yourself up for the responses you got...
 
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post #32 of 56
Troll... you're undeserving of any help from OCN. Best of luck on getting your laptop back thumb.gif
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Originally Posted by Minnetonka16 View Post

We're almost sure we know the kid that stole it, but the police don't have enough evidence to get a search warrant yet I guess. So far I've been getting my dad to log in to his gmail account and see if any new IPs show up (almost 100% sure that would get a warrant), but he mostly used yahoo mail and I don't think they have a list of recently used IPs. Not that we can't get the police to call them and demand IP records.

Other than that, does anyone have any smart tips or any personal experience or anything?

I'm going to make sure he installs lojack when he gets it back. Notice I said when. smile.gif

Thanks for any little help ahead of time, he's really depressed because he had like 3 things that he loved and the most important one was taking pictures and editing them on his laptop.

Edit: Oh yeah and I've been checking craigslist and ebay every 3 or 4 hours since I heard what happened.

Since its a kid, kindly speak with the parents and explain the situation.
I know when my friend's Mac got stolen there was a mountain of evidence (fingerprints, how they got in, time period, names, etc etc) but the police claimed they didn't have anything to make an arrest on. Managed to get the kids(they were 16-17) mother to pay the insured value of the machine - which was actually more than what the Mac would sell for.

Other than that, you came here asking for help, then want to disrespect the people trying to offer advice.
 
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post #34 of 56
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OCN, keeping it professional since owait...
hopefully they dont break into any more houses so you cant get a warrant and dont get your dads laptop back!

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post #35 of 56
Does he use some form of Chrome tab sync?

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post #36 of 56
Honestly, you cant just ask for help when telling all those details, then get mad when people ask for a little more information. You could have kept your info to a minimum and just said, what is the best way to recover a lost/stolen laptop? Not laid out some CSI like situation that people would obviously be interested in finding out more information...
 
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post #37 of 56
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Since its a kid, kindly speak with the parents and explain the situation.
I know when my friend's Mac got stolen there was a mountain of evidence (fingerprints, how they got in, time period, names, etc etc) but the police claimed they didn't have anything to make an arrest on. Managed to get the kids(they were 16-17) mother to pay the insured value of the machine - which was actually more than what the Mac would sell for.
Other than that, you came here asking for help, then want to disrespect the people trying to offer advice.
He's like 17 or 18 now and his mom supports him. I've seen him get caught blazed out of his mind near his apartment building by his mom and all she says is "make sure there aren't any people watching"...
No cooperation from her that I can see in the near future.

If you all have a boner for mysteries then go here.
    
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Doesn't really matter and it's no one on this forum's business.
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Who do you all think you are now, House? The police are doing what they can...
I wasn't asking for a lawyer, I was asking for things like maybe you would have learned from personal experience.
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They can just take it out and reformat it. Poor people still buy it and sell it to pawn shops. Anyway, put in a lock request because something is wrong with people here today.
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OCN, keeping it professional since owait...

I don't understand your logic at all.
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He's like 17 or 18 now and his mom supports him. I've seen him get caught blazed out of his mind near his apartment building by his mom and all she says is "make sure there aren't any people watching"...
No cooperation from her that I can see in the near future.
If you all have a boner for mysteries then go here.
Regardless or not the mom supports weed, shes still a mom. I have friends who's parents support smoking weed, but their still strict as hell. Its a lifestyle for some people and some people don't consider it to be illegal. She'd probably more pissed off if she learned he was stealing. You judge people way too much.
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I don't understand your logic at all.
Regardless or not the mom supports weed, shes still a mom. I have friends who's parents support smoking weed, but their still strict as hell. Its a lifestyle for some people and some people don't consider it to be illegal. She'd probably more pissed off if she learned he was stealing. You judge people way too much.
He's been to jail several times; for nearly half a year once. Either way, I'll let the police deal with it. There are some... unfavorable people in that building. It's their job, it's not mine or my father's job to interfere.
    
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He's been to jail several times; for nearly half a year once. Either way, I'll let the police deal with it. There are some... unfavorable people in that building. It's their job, it's not mine or my father's job to interfere.

Let it be then. Now apologize to everyone for being rude and all will be forgiven thumb.gif
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