OT: Laptop recovery (Was: Re: Itanium / Integrity question)
On Dec 2, 2007 11:15 AM, Richard B. Gilbert <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:[color=blue]
> Main, Kerry wrote:[color=green][color=darkred]
> >>-----Original Message-----
> >>From: John Wallace [mailto:email@example.com]
> >>Sent: December 2, 2007 8:21 AM
> >>To: [email]Info-VAX@Mvb.Saic.Com[/email]
> >>Subject: Re: Itanium / Integrity question
> >>"Main, Kerry" <Kerry.Main@hp.com> wrote in message
> > [snip..]
> >>(sorry for odd formatting, Kerry's client and mine can't seem to agree
> > As fyi, just when I thought I had my Outback client tuned for this NG, my entire
> > laptop gets ripped off in Montreal (vehicle broken into).
> > What a painful experience that is.[/color]
> For your next Lap, I've read of software that will "call the police" as
> soon as a stolen laptop is connected to a network. I never checked it
> out because mine is not worth stealing and if someone did me that favor
> I certainly wouldn't want to have the laptop recovered.
I haven't used any of them, but I've heard of something like "Lojack
The most interesting recovery story I've heard involved a guy whose
wife's laptop got stolen and she happened to be running SETI@home on
So he got in touch with the good folks at U.Cal. and, after some legal
wrangling, they tracked down the location of the laptop the next time
it connected to the SETI servers.
Result: It was returned to its rightful owner.