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True story.

Well, a few days ago this guy was invited into a place where people have had bad lives and are trying to get back on their feet and we live in apartments where I've been set on moving out but anywho the story:

We have a nice guy living in a room that holds two people while I live in my own room, I pay rent for, it was my birthday so I was out and left my door unlocked since we worked together, well someone, who used to live on the street was invited to stay here and while I was gone he went through my laptop bag, looking for something he could sell where I couldn't get it back or recovered.

He didn't take my credit cards because he knew that I could turn those off, he didn't take the laptop which cost $1000 or my smart phone, instead he took my stun gun, where witnesses say they saw him trying to sell it for $5, a $60 dollar self defense weapon for $5! Now here's the kicker. Everyone in the house knew that I had anti theft on my machines, including my machines in storage. preyproject.com

That program actually scared my thief into not taking my phone or laptop which the phone was just an LG Optimums S well anyways all in all that's all he took the stun gun but ironically the cops are looking for him as we speak and he has been hiding like a coward away from all of us, without coming to his new home. For $5 for a beer or smoke he not only has cops after him and a guy in my house mad which turned in part of the police report he might lose his place to live and or be jailed for theft of a non lethal weapon and still to this very day I have my laptop because free open source software played an important role in intimidation criminals like how my backtrack 5 VM intimidates most jerks of the internet or my IP tracer gets a few people spamming me with insults to get quiet and abandon their emails.

In fact at most times open source or linux intimidates the computer repair people here because they know nothing about it besides the fact all of the emergency personal and doctors here still use windows which is probably why most states don't have a cyber crime unit but anyways the main thing is that open source scares the pants off most people who either haven't encountered it or knows what it can do, if your knowledgeable enough where it can be used to aid law enforcement. And the guy? Well he vanished but I'm willing to bet he can't and wont hide forever and my stun gun? I probably might have to get another or I might just get a .40 caliber and from now on my room will be locked and that's my story.
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OfTheWoodsStudio Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Greqat story will be looking into those programs now.
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Nammi-namm Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Stun gun? .40 Caliber? What's next a Bazooka?
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bkSs Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I would just like to say. Thank you for the link to Prey. Now my Peppermint laptop is nice and secure. :D

Glad you laptop or phone didn't get stolen, but I honestly hate people like that. Will steal anything just for 5 bucks, or 10, etc. Such a daft thing to do.
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daPhyre Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Wow! Such a great story! This shows how amazing all this can be!

Also, thanks for the link to Prey, it seems a very interesting one!
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doctormo Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks for telling us about the story. :-)
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intel-4004 Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2012  Student Interface Designer
Thats really lucky. It also made it think about my house security...
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miontre Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
:lol: What an idiot.
Hopefully you can find him soon! Luckily he didn't take your laptop, phone, etc.
I'm going to try that preyproject software. Looks good:D
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