i post this here 'cos of my mbp but applies to any portable so if this needs moving, ok i just had a reminder that i'd like to pass on about any of us carrying our machines in public. this guy gets off the bus behind me & immediately demands a cigarette - i reply "sorry i don't smoke" - "wrong answer" comes the reply. so i ask, "you what mate?" & i have to repeat my non-smoking status to him. now this is near to some houses & the guy decides to keep walking. so i think, this guy is hoodied up, looks a bit rough (drugs?) & the "wrong answer" reply made me think. i chose to make out i was going else where & give him a headstart. but then i cross his path again & he's giving it that i didn't have to go a different way & i shouldn't be afraid of him. i aplogise to him but he seems a bit aggressive still but carries on (this is still in a housing area). he didn't follow me from there. now don't get me wrong, when i've been out (without mbp ofcourse), i tend to attract these nutters, the homeless & alkies & always been able to have a crack with them. but this was straight after work so i can't help feeling i was being a target & that i was quite lucky. i could have been on the wrong end of a knife but i think this guy was just a misfit who had an idea pop into his head but thought better of it. so i maintain that avoidance is always the best policy & not to get into a fight or the wrong end of a blade. if you don't need to carry it then don't, laptops make you a huge target especially in an area where there may be smack heads or wannabe gangster kids. oh & try not to advertise where to them you live either.