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Hire a private investigator. The POlice won't get your laptop back.
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Quote:
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Let it be then. Now apologize to everyone for being rude and all will be forgiven thumb.gif
Nope.
Maybe when my APU decides to stop freakin atifacting...
    
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I don't know how people can even act like this person is not a troll...
 
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post #45 of 56
Quote:
Originally Posted by damric View Post

Hire a private investigator. The POlice won't get your laptop back.

Let me fix that.

Actually what I meant was,

If you and your dad can't or won't go get it back yourself, then hire a private investigator to get it back.
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post #46 of 56
Quote:
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LMAO
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post #47 of 56
OP is still butthurt.

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post #48 of 56
Anyway, short and sweet version is no, it is hard to reactively trace a laptop without something explicitly installed to aid the process.. Preventive measures such as http://preyproject.com/ are much better, make sure to install something similar on your next laptop (or if you find your old one.)

Yahoo does log ip adresses (all public email providers do), but don't expect them to give it out easily, even to police.
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post #49 of 56
Speaking from personal experience, the police could never be of any realistic help in the case of thefts like this, so it's best to not involve them, unless absolutely necessary.

If you know who has it, you go and take it back yourself. Then you sit on your property, preferably with a camera, and wait for him to come screw with you, if he can even put two and two together, then you contact the authorities. You don't mention the original theft, he sure as hell isn't going to (as he either has to admit to stealing it from you, or try to accuse you of stealing it from him, which won't work if you can prove it's yours). You get him for trespassing or harassment, and he gets a restraining order. If he violates this he goes to prison, if he doesn't become a victim of justifiable homicide in the process.

A PI is another option, but they are much more expensive than kicking a back door in while no one is home.
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Just perfect. REP for that thumb.gif
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