Stolen MacBook

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by jdm111, Jul 22, 2009.

  1. thegoldenmackid macrumors 604

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  2. BaronvdB macrumors 6502

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    I don't see why not...if they get money they probably don't care....even if they don't i don't see the harm in it.
     
  3. celticpride678

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    I don't think so.
     
  4. getz76 macrumors 6502a

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    Sucks. A good reminder of why backups are important (stolen sucks, but he could have had a hard drive crash or a liquid spill, etc, just as easily). It is gone forever, though, and the hard drive is likely wiped already.

    I would have more sympathy if he didn't use ALL CAPS in the eBay listing.
     
  5. Sky Blue Guest

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    Indeed, something that important and not backed up?
     
  6. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem

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    That does suck but 9 months? You meant to back up for 9 months?
     
  7. HLdan macrumors 603

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    Why is there bidding? Are we suppose to be paying this guy to get his machine back? I don't get this.
     
  8. thegoldenmackid macrumors 604

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    I mean it's a genius idea...a couple website pick it up after eBay pulls it fully worth it..
     
  9. killerrobot macrumors 68020

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    Thousands of academic papers - my life's work? How old is this guy?

    I hope the thief helps out and the guy at least gets his files back.

    1000 pounds is probably more than he'll get from a pawn shop.
     
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  11. pratap21 macrumors member

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    A Buy It Now is more appropriate for this kind of thing!
     
  12. getz76 macrumors 6502a

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    I predict the thief contacts him, arranges for a meeting, takes the thousand quid and beats him up for good measure.
     
  13. Snowbound macrumors regular

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    What a fail. No backups is such a bad call for something so important. I second the all caps comment. How annoying is reading all caps...
     
  14. squeakyclutch macrumors member

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    I don't get it. Is he raising funds as a reward to get his mac back? What is the purpose of bidding on eBay?
     
  15. Mhmm macrumors member

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    There's always the chance this is a scam.

    The guy offers a reward for the machine, and puts it up for sale at a lower price than the reward; some poor guy thinks he'll make a quick buck, and buys it, then the reward disappears.
     
  16. jdm111 thread starter macrumors regular

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    hes just using ebay to advertise it, not to sell anything
     
  17. Eddyisgreat macrumors 601

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    Whats the point of not even posting the serial number. Oh well.

    All he can do is post it to PowerMax but I doubt his files are still on the machine anymore. Its already been nuked and rebuilt by the new buyer :cool:
     
  18. thegoldenmackid macrumors 604

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    My favorite part:
    ALTERNATIVELY, IF YOU ARE THE PEOPLE WHO STOLE THIS, PLEASE RETURN IT, THERE WILL BE NO QUESTIONS ASKED - AND YOU STILL GET THE REWARD. I'M SURE YOU CAN WORK OUT HOW TO MANAGE THIS SINCE YOU WORKED OUT HOW TO STEAL IT. AT THE VERY LEAST, BURN ME A DVD COPY OF THE CONTENTS OF THE 2 FOLDERS ON THE DESKTOP AND POST IT TO ME OR PUT IT UNDER MY DOOR OR IN MY MAILBOX (APARTMENT N - YOU KNOW THE ADDRESS). THE LAST 2 DIGITS OF MY POSTCODE ARE (PURPOSELY) NOT CORRECT BELOW SO PLEASE DON'T RETURN IT THERE !
     
  19. redshovel macrumors 6502

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    Seems like a desperate man. Maybe something on that MB he doesnt want the world to see;
    I am not buying this 'life's work' story......you would surely have that backed up.
    No...no....I reckon there is something on that machine that will cause 'discomfort' if found by others:p
     
  20. dacreativeguy macrumors 68020

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    It is shocking how many "really smart people" don't backup their "really important files".

    I work for a security software company and have heard stories of CTOs and architects at VERY large companies losing their passwords to their encrypted drives and then not having any backups. They are desperate to get back software/hardware designs, patent works, product roadmaps, etc... It is ridiculous to think things like this aren't protected against the unthinkable.
     
  21. wordoflife macrumors 604

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    I feel bad for this person if it is true. I don't know how the laptop could have been stolen, but I know that would probably never happen to me- someone stealing my laptop. :apple:
     
  22. u49aa2 macrumors 6502a

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    You guys are questioning the guy because he didn't backup. Whoever stole his laptop, could have stolen his time capsule, external drives, or even DVDs!
     
  23. redshovel macrumors 6502

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    Well he should hide his back up dvds or usb stick in the toilet cistern then.:D
     
  24. benlangdon macrumors 65832

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    ugh i hate PEOPLE THAT ONLY WRITE IN CAPPS.
    or ThIs KiNd Of WrItNg, which i have no idea how people type like this.
     

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