Message from discussion laptop * walking-off *
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From: Jules Richardson <jules.richardsonnews...@gmail.com>
Subject: Re: laptop * walking-off *
Date: Thu, 26 Apr 2012 12:44:19 +0000 (UTC)
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On Thu, 26 Apr 2012 19:53:49 +1000, Rod Speed wrote:
> "Huge" <H...@nowhere.much.invalid> wrote in message
>> On 2012-04-26, anyone <6p9i11...@3GfxD9na5RILelsqVlk0Lb.PnQ> wrote:
>>> On Wed, 25 Apr 2012 10:55:12 +0100, The Other Mike wrote:
>>>> On Wed, 25 Apr 2012 10:48:14 +0100, "john east" <po...@mail.invalid>
>>>>>Someone has just had to buy a new laptop, but they are rather
>>>>>trusting by nature and also absent minded; i can just see it
>>>>>*walking-off* in no time at all, especially at the coffe shop.
>>>>>One of those steel cables that lock into the laptop seems an obvious
>>>>>answer, but there is not always somewhere handy to connect the cable
>>>>> Any other suggestions please ?
>>>> "steel cables" aka a Kensington lock...as secure as a piece of
>>> yes, if you're dumb enough to buy any of the cheap knock-offs.
>> Err, no.
> Fraid so.
>> They're all crap.
>> What do you expect if you attach a plastic laptop case to a steel
> That it works fine in public areas like coffee shops and hospitals etc.
Oh come on - studies have shown that 53% of coffee shop visitors have a
large pair of bolt cutters concealed about their person, "just in case".
TBH though, I think the sort of person who is careless enough to leave
their laptop unattended is also the sort of person to forget to attach a
steel security cable to anything.
Does anyone offer 'no questions asked' theft insurance for laptops (i.e.
where they'll still pay out even if someone does something stupid such as
leave it in a public place with a big 'steal me' sign on the top)? Maybe
that would be the best approach (even if it does nothing to protect the