Coverup your laptop

johnboy 28 March 2007 34

The AFP website has ground back into action and warns of an aggravated robbery in Kingston yesterday.

ACT Policing are appealing for witnesses to a robbery in the area of Giles and Howitt streets, Kingston today (March 27) about 11.15am.

The offender snatched a lap top bag from the grasp of another man and ran in the direction of Wentworth Avenue.

In most of the rest of the world it’s long been thought ill-advised to carry a bag externally which advertises there’s several thousand dollars worth of computer inside, I guess we’ve reached that point now here.

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34 Responses to Coverup your laptop
VYBerlinaV8 now_with_added grunt VYBerlinaV8 now_with_added grunt 2:09 pm 29 Mar 07

If someone was to attempt to take my laptop bag I’d more than likely let them have it (unless of course I felt comfortable beating the sheet out of them). The hard drive uses strong encryption, all the data (including my mp3’s) is backed up elsewhere, and the laptop doesn’t belong to me anyway.

bonfire bonfire 1:08 pm 29 Mar 07

thumper, you should try ipsc.

keeps the reflexes up to scratch.

Absent Diane Absent Diane 11:25 am 29 Mar 07

yeah that was probably it… i don’t have a desire to shoot a gun.. haven’t done it since I was a kid living in the mid north west wa… but the skill involved is kind of fun.. perhaps they need to have slug gun range.. I doubt they are legal in australia though?

Thumper Thumper 11:05 am 29 Mar 07

Actually, haven’t fired a weapon since I left the Army.

‘cept for paint ball now and then.

sheer sheer 10:32 am 29 Mar 07

Yay guns yay targets yay shooting things for fun… ho hum cue testosterone…

Thumper Thumper 10:11 am 29 Mar 07

Slug gun

BB gun…

Absent Diane Absent Diane 9:54 am 29 Mar 07

pellet gun = the rifle style.. is there a name for those?

Absent Diane Absent Diane 9:53 am 29 Mar 07

two and a half weeks ago I was able shoot a target the size of a CD (or the black bit was) with a pellet gun from about 15/20 metres.That was a whole lot of fun.. best 3 bucks I have ever spent.

Thumper Thumper 9:31 am 29 Mar 07

I could hit a target with a Browning 9 mil from 25 metres no worries when I was grunt.

I could also blat 20 rounds from an F88 Steyr into the size of a CD from 100 metres.

Then again I couldn’t hit a thing with an SLR from 300 metres 🙂

Absent Diane Absent Diane 9:10 am 29 Mar 07

I am always aware of my surroundings.. to the point of paranoia… it means that always pick up on things quicker than most.

Jazz Jazz 8:51 am 29 Mar 07

Bonfire, at 25 metres with a handgun you might be more confident of a shot at a head. You’re unlikely to hit it though.

Thumper Thumper 7:48 am 29 Mar 07


As a little guy I always take note of my surroundings and what’s going on, not in any paranoid way, but just to be on the safe side.

Besides, I keep a starved doberman in my laptap case…

Danman Danman 5:46 pm 28 Mar 07

Whats the point stressing about what could happen – just enjoy everything you do and if shit hits the fan deal with it.

No matter what, I will never walk around like bad things will happen to me – but I guess thats just my stature (physically and emotionally) in life.

Not like I look for trouble – exactly oppisite really – It never seems to find me – no matter where I travel.

Anyway – let me save you the trouble and ill say it – shut up Dan .

bonfire bonfire 5:34 pm 28 Mar 07

wel ad i guess you have to be flexible.

in some places im happy to stroll down the street smiling at nature and confident i wont get rolled or preyed upon.

in other places i travel im more prepared, and pay more attention to my surroundings.

so you could say yes im a flexible person.

but i do have a pretty strong moral code.

Absent Diane Absent Diane 4:30 pm 28 Mar 07

so bonfire you are telling me that in reality you have flexible ethics. Me too.

snowstorm snowstorm 4:25 pm 28 Mar 07

Let me guess–the derro in question was running towards The Causeway.

They really should raze that place to the ground. Kingston’s burgeoining crime problem will be solved just like that.

I look forward to that tumbleweed-infested ghetto being replaced by million dollar apartments, swanky cafes and more faux-swamp.

RandomGit RandomGit 4:11 pm 28 Mar 07

I would pragmatically shoot you with my browning upon noticing yours, then steal the laptop.

Keep trying.

bonfire bonfire 3:38 pm 28 Mar 07

i do abhor violence, but im also a very pragmatic and practical individual.

Absent Diane Absent Diane 2:59 pm 28 Mar 07

I thought you abhorred violence bonfire :p

Me personally I hate violence.. except when I want to be violent.. which is perfectly fair and reasonable.. Wanna argue with my logic I will kick your moogafooging arse :)..

bonfire bonfire 2:42 pm 28 Mar 07

in this scenario i would not shoot them in the back.

if they were within 25 meters im pretty confident of a head shot.

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