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    Cloudane
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    Grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr my poor baby :(
    My powerbook got stolen this morning. GRR.. hmmph... *sobs*

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    Grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr my poor baby :(
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    You have the serial number right? I know it's unlikely to help but everything's worth a shot

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    Icarus
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    oh wow, that is the saddest thing I've ever heard in my life...how did it get stolen?

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    WilliS
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    eek... from where?

    also, if you have insurance on it, you may be able to get money for it... lost data sucks big time... but at least you may get a powerbook back

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    Cloudane
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    Got nicked from work.. I left it downstairs in the shop area for about 10 mins whilst going up for a bite to eat, thought "oops I left it downstairs" and (even though there's always someone down there), there it was gone. Probably some arsehole is now happily feeding his drug addiction for a few months

    Police basically said, no CCTV, nothing they can (or are willing to) do.. worthless lot.

    Lesson very painfully learned.. I'm probably getting a replacement through household insurance thankfully - I have the serial number, receipts etc - but there's still 50 excess and a whole bunch of data (along with a copy of all my emails, I'll have to check for any important passwords and change them) lost, which is a very painful lesson. They could've nicked anything else and I wouldn't have minded so much, but my Powerbook was like another person

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    Grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr my poor baby :(
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    hope your company has insurance... you could make a claim, right?

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    Cloudane
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    Looks like the house insurance will cover it, unsure on the work one (they go for the cheapest of everything, I doubt it covers employees' personal items)

    Ironically, they were only just fitting a (cheap and nasty) security keypad this afternoon, of all the times for it to go walkies there were already holes drilled in the door waiting for someone to pull their fingers out and fit it.

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    Grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr my poor baby :(
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    Oops! Here's hoping u get a sparkling new one from ur insurance money.

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    Grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr my poor baby :(
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cloudane
    Looks like the house insurance will cover it, unsure on the work one (they go for the cheapest of everything, I doubt it covers employees' personal items)

    Ironically, they were only just fitting a (cheap and nasty) security keypad this afternoon, of all the times for it to go walkies there were already holes drilled in the door waiting for someone to pull their fingers out and fit it.
    *replace your security keypad with one that make silly noises and does nothing else!*

    hehe

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    Cloudane
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    Hey now, there's no reason to replace it with a PC

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    Grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr my poor baby :(
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    Hopefully, you don't have any account numbers on it.
    Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass, It's about learning to dance in the rain!

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    Cloudane
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    Just an update, the replacement is all arranged now and should be sent on Monday (possibly earlier, the guy said)

    They're even paying for the Apple memory upgrade, even though I told them that I bought the original stick from Crucial and it'd be much cheaper for them to do the same. Thumbs up for Alliance and Liecester (insurance co) and The Source (supplier).

    50 quid down, but happy to be getting one back.

    Incidentally I saw my most likely suspect(s) today. One guy about 18-19, another about 16-17 were hanging around outside all day watching the windows. Several people noticed them. I saw the older one come in, try door to the sales warehouse only to find it'd been fitted with a security keypad and walk straight out, not running but fast paced. Anyone else, like the rest of our customers, would've come upstairs (where he didn't notice me watching) and ask to be let in to look around.

    He then came back an hour later with his mate and this time came upstairs to reception. I let them through and of all the warehouse they could've gone they made a beeline *straight* to my area where the laptop was (I bet they were looking for the power supply they forgot last time), asked about the price of the nearest object they could find and left. They spent the rest of the day kicking a ball around outside and I caught them looking up at the office windows upstairs a few times.

    Very dodgy... or maybe I'm just paranoid... it'd seem strange for the person who took it to come back and hang around.

    BTW I never leave financial data unencrypted and didn't get time to put any on before it got nicked, so no problems there. There were a few passwords to online sites etc that I've now changed though!

    First thing I've done is order a lock, first thing on arrival will be to encrypt the home dir, which I never got around to doing first time

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    Grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr my poor baby :(
    hype.it's Avatar
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    hehe... batt dead! ok... were's the nearest Apple store and how much are they where you live?

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    Cloudane
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    I'm not sure if they even have brick-and-mortar stores in the UK. I've never seen one. PC World only supply the full systems I believe... so they'd probably have to steal a credit card and order from Apple directly at 65 (equates to about US$90?).

    Kinda hoping the original one doesn't turn up now lol... the insurance people would probably want the newer one back rather than the original at a guess and goodness knows what'll condition the original might be in. Cosmetic damage == tough luck. On the other hand I hope they are caught and get what they deserve *shrugs*

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    Grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr my poor baby :(
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    Hey cloudane. Where did this laptop get nicked.. like what part of what city... and what insurance plan are u on. Alliance and Liecester sound good to me.

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