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Found thumb drive, Dickson Shopping Centre: 166 Egypt holiday pics!

By Needle - 30 October 2008 39

I found a 1Gb SanDisk Cruzer Micro thumbdrive in Dickson Shopping Centre today. It was lying on the ground under the covered walkway that runs along the National Bank building, near the two outdoor post boxes. It’s missing its lid, but is otherwise completely intact.

The drive contains a whole raft of family snaps from a holiday in Egypt, and I have to say: some of them are absolutely breathtaking.

Somebody out there MUST want these pics back – if anyone reading this forum knows who it might be, whim me.

I don’t want to just upload them all to the net, since some of the pics have kids in them (and even the adults might have reservations about having their faces plastered all over the web). But if anyone has any clue as to who might be the rightful owners, PLEASE do not hesitate to let me know.

Oh, and also: jealous. Damn near in f***ing tears jealous. I mean, just…wow!

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Found thumb drive, Dickson Shopping Centre: 166 Egypt holiday pics!
Needle 9:40 am 31 Oct 08

Jonathon Reynolds, I booted into Wubi/Ubuntu first 🙂

I might look into either the Times or the Police. Since I don’t actually live in Canberra, it’s a little difficult for me (I only come here for work), but I’ll see what I can do.

I just thought posting on a fairly well-travelled forum would be a shot in the dark…and they suggested I try the same thing here :-Þ

Thanks for the well-wishes, and for the terrible jokes – both are always good on a Friday morning! 😀

hetzjagd1 8:38 am 31 Oct 08

jessieduck said :

Good on you for trying to find the owner – very noble.

Passy 8:28 am 31 Oct 08

Mummy, pyramid schemes! So bad they are brilliant.

Hope the owner gets their drive abck.

LurkerGal 8:23 am 31 Oct 08

I just have to echo what the others said. Babyface, you are a tool.

Needles – good for you for doing the right thing. Maybe place an ad in the “lost and found” of the CT? May not even cost anything.

Overheard 8:13 am 31 Oct 08

Spectra said :

babyface: It’s comments like that that make people not bother to do the right thing. Needle has gone out of his/her way here to try to help someone out who might, just might, be extremely upset over the loss of their once-in-a-lifetime holiday snaps. Simultaneously, they’re doing their best to protect that person’s privacy. Kudos, Needle – the world could do with a few more people like that.

Kind of like…. (wait for it) …. a Pyramid scheme.
Oh god…that’s at once the worst and best thing I’ve read all week.

+1.

Have an opinion and share it if you must, babyface, but don’t slag someone off who’s trying to help out. I personally think this site has a better chance of reuniting the item with its owners than the plods’ lost property. (And that’s more about the propensity of people to go to the cop shop if they lose something of this nature and NOT a stab at the AFP.)

Holden Caufield and BerraBoy, on your way to Offal thread the pair of you. Golf claps all around.

Thumper 8:06 am 31 Oct 08

Or, and this may seem right out there…

Someone lost their thumb drive with all the holiday pics and desperately wants it back.

I know, long shot that one…

Spectra 7:53 am 31 Oct 08

babyface: It’s comments like that that make people not bother to do the right thing. Needle has gone out of his/her way here to try to help someone out who might, just might, be extremely upset over the loss of their once-in-a-lifetime holiday snaps. Simultaneously, they’re doing their best to protect that person’s privacy. Kudos, Needle – the world could do with a few more people like that.

Kind of like…. (wait for it) …. a Pyramid scheme.
Oh god…that’s at once the worst and best thing I’ve read all week.

BerraBoy68 7:32 am 31 Oct 08

Maybe it’s a trick to get you to buy into holiday scheme in Egypt that will turn out to be a load of crap but will make a chain of people quite wealthy. Kind of like…. (wait for it) …. a Pyramid scheme.

jessieduck 7:32 am 31 Oct 08

I’d hazard a guess that the thumb drive was used to get the photos processed so maybe it would be worth checking with the shops that do prints?

The 166 would be the crème de la crème of the trip ready for an album.

Good on you for trying to find the owner- very noble.

shiny flu 7:14 am 31 Oct 08

Needle, it is highly possible that a said member from the family was smart enough to upload the pictures to their own computer and then put some images on the stick so that they could get some prints done… in which it must have been dropped or what not. In that sense they may not be so concerned with getting it back since a gig is so cheap these days.

The right thing to do would be to hand it into a Police Station if you feel so inclined to.

Gungahlin Al 6:51 am 31 Oct 08

Oh… sneaky type, huh?

bloodnut 6:46 am 31 Oct 08

The old

stalk a girl
find out where she lives
break into house
steal a thumb drive
claim to have found it
have her collect it
go out to dinner as reward

trick

babyface 1:37 am 31 Oct 08

i doubt that people would keep the only copy of their holiday snaps on a single thumbdrive. your reservations about posting the pictures to help find who owns it “since some of the pics have kids in them” is very stupid.

Holden Caulfield 12:57 am 31 Oct 08

Maybe he should have asked his mummy first?

Jonathon Reynolds 12:30 am 31 Oct 08

… and we hope that you had your PC fully patched and running all the latest anti-virus/malware/spyware.

You’d be a great target for instigating an malicious attack via social engineering – just grabbing any usb stick you find literally on the street and plugging it in is a brave move. Your PC may now be infected with a nasty Egyptian virus…

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