Wednesday, April 20, 2005

Via Boing Boing is a story about why you should never ever EVER steal a laptop from a professor at Berkeley. Here's a link to a zipped MP3 of the story. It's scary. Scared the poop out of me. I am so glad I'm not the guy who stole the laptop.

4 Comments:

Blogger Wahoo said...

the professor is bluffing, 100%. Best thing for the kid to do is wipe the laptop down, "allow" the laptop to be stolen by some random stranger (leave it on a park bench, whatever), and keep quiet.

And I can't imagine why the professor, given the information he says he has about the thief, and the government help he claims to have, would want to announce to everyone that he is not to be trusted with sensitive materials.

Maybe I'm missing something, but this sounds like he's bluffing.

8:23 AM  
Blogger twd3lr said...

I agree with Jeremy. This guy is blowing smoke up someone's ass. If the data were truly that important it would be backed up and probably wouldn't reside on something as insecure as a laptop that a professor uses in a classroom setting. If so, then he's a friggin' idiot.

9:06 AM  
Blogger Peter said...

Or, he is bluffing, but hopes that it will scare the shit out of the punk who stole it. Seriously. It's quite a display of bravado, to me.

4:09 PM  
Blogger Wahoo said...

You've probably already seen this, but here's an update on this guy. He was bluffing:
http://blastradius.blogspot.com/2005/04/follow-up-professor-exaggerator.html

8:30 AM  

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