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here's a neat idea to protect from laptop theft

Discussion in 'Tech Talk' started by David_G17, Jan 4, 2005.

  1. David_G17

    David_G17 /\/\/\/\/\/\/\/

    Oct 7, 2002
  2. NetNinja

    NetNinja Always Faithful

    Oct 23, 2001
    HotLanta, GA
    Love that description.

    Handmade Pizza boxes. As if Italians only make pizza boxes.

    So after you have had the box for two months and it looks all grimmy from dirty hand prints I guess it losses it's magical ninja stealth powers.

    nobody can resist opening a pizza box.

    want to try an experiemnt? place a pizza box anywhere and I bet you that most people will stop in their tracks just to open the darn thing.

    it's a nice idea but I would love to see the sales figures after a year for that thing.

  3. ThinkOfTheChildren

    ThinkOfTheChildren C.E. Moderator

    May 2, 2000
    That's what I was thinking.
    I think putting your laptop in a fake pizza box only draws MORE attention to it :)
  4. fastvfr

    fastvfr Ancient Tech

    Mar 28, 2001
    SW Oregon
    I don't use a laptop, but some friends of mine do. Here is what they do to their $2000 machines to help discourage theft.

    1. Buy cheaper laptop bags - then give them to their kid to haul to school for a few months. It gets pretty ragged that way, but still 100% functional.

    2. Apply Duct tape and bullet hole stickers all over its case to give the impression that it was purchased in a pawn shop for $50.

    Seems to work well, as they have left (with me or someone else watching a few tables away) their PCs on the table, in a Hotspot, and gone to the counter, rest room, ect. and no one has given any apparent though to swiping their ratty, beatup-looking bleeding-edge hardware!!

    If it's silly but it works, it isn't silly.