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(BoingBoing)   Not news: man steals several computers; Still Not News: man uses said computers to take self-portraits; Fark: which are then automatically uploaded to the rightful owners' Flickr page   (boingboing.net) divider line
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2007-09-24 4:37:47 PM  
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Pwn3d!
 
2007-09-24 4:43:40 PM  
I helped recover a stolen laptop for a friend which I had previously installed LogMeIn on. I checked her account and it had connected to the server after the date which it was stolen, so I had the IP of whoever likely had stolen it and was in possession of it. I told this to the detective and they busted the thieves and recovered the lost laptop within a few days.
 
2007-09-24 4:50:12 PM  
Wasn't he the father on The Wonder Years?
 
2007-09-24 6:54:10 PM  
"schadendouche"

That's good.
 
2007-09-24 7:44:47 PM  
damianjames, that pic just made my day... it also made my pants stop fitting very well...

/wanna marry Danica!
 
2007-09-24 8:06:59 PM  
Now THAT'S how karma works.
 
2007-09-24 8:09:15 PM  
I love how criminals "mark" themselves for easier identification.
 
2007-09-24 8:09:38 PM  
Oh Danica, you can integrate my Riemann zeta function any day.
 
2007-09-24 8:11:40 PM  
Ah, this guy. To all of those who think men are made in god's image, I want to think that it excludes the intelligence. Or god must be a pretty... "peculiar" god.
 
2007-09-24 8:12:05 PM  
He looks like Mel Gibson.

Danica is the HAWT!
 
2007-09-24 8:14:14 PM  
it's almost too perfect...
 
2007-09-24 8:17:32 PM  
hah.. I know a few cellphone thieves have been caught the same way. They take pictures using the phone's camera, and it automatically uploads them to Flickr or MySpace without them knowing it.

(ShoZu is one of the programs that does that)
 
2007-09-24 8:18:40 PM  
Are you guys waiting for the img.fark.net to this with as much relish as I am?

--schadendouche?

Lulz.
 
2007-09-24 8:19:01 PM  
Badda bing.
/stupid monkeys.
 
2007-09-24 8:19:25 PM  
All aboard the Beech 18
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FAILCRAFT!
 
2007-09-24 8:19:29 PM  
This is the third such story I've read where a stolen iMac/Macbook "calls home" with photos of its thief. It seems like a pretty good practice to set up the computer to do this, take a picture at login and auto-send it somewhere.
 
2007-09-24 8:19:33 PM  
FAIL.
 
2007-09-24 8:22:01 PM  
There are a few Mac programs that do this... iAlertU is another...

You can also roll your own if you're Unix saavy on the Mac with camcapture, curl, cron/launchd, and quick bash script. (run it as root so it will run even when you're logged out).

Fun stuff :)
 
2007-09-24 8:22:09 PM  
hah.. I know a few cellphone thieves have been caught the same way. They take pictures using the phone's camera, and it automatically uploads them to Flickr or MySpace without them knowing it.


My cellphone does the same thing. It automatically sends photos to my account on my cellphones website. I am still trying to find a way to disable it though. It is just a way for them to get you to rack up text/photo message fees. Bastards.
 
2007-09-24 8:22:45 PM  
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Tory? Say it ain't so!
 
2007-09-24 8:23:35 PM  
damianjames: Asperger Jones: Wasn't he the father on The Wonder Years?

GIS for "The Wonder Years Father" -

Going to have to disagree with you there.


Damn! Winnie's all growed up!
 
2007-09-24 8:26:11 PM  
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That picture was somehow debigulated; here is the rebigulated version.
 
2007-09-24 8:26:41 PM  
Looks like Alien on his shoulder.

I bet he's fighting Predator on the back.

/which Predator should win because he's an alien AND a predator, not just an alien
//misses TF
 
2007-09-24 8:28:36 PM  
Times are tough

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2007-09-24 8:38:52 PM  
damianjames: GIS for "The Wonder Years Father"

Danica McKellar -- not only is she gorgeous, she is smart, too.
MIT graduate degree in mathematics. What a woman!
 
2007-09-24 8:41:17 PM  
ahahahahahahahah what a loser
 
2007-09-24 8:41:30 PM  
I was just listening to Danica McKellar on NPR Science Friday's podcast. So hot, so smart. Want to touch the goodies....
 
2007-09-24 8:49:18 PM  
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Danica McKellar
/nice threadjack btw
 
2007-09-24 8:49:22 PM  
was she winnie?

i loved winnie.
and i'm old.
 
2007-09-24 8:50:06 PM  
Looks like Brett Boone has fallen on some hard times.
 
2007-09-24 8:51:47 PM  
ne2d:

...yum...

either bigulated, de or re
 
2007-09-24 8:53:31 PM  
Say it ain't so, Henry Rollins!!!!


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2007-09-24 9:01:26 PM  
Very old news as far as the interweb of today goes. Shame on you, fark.
 
2007-09-24 9:01:40 PM  
On the LJ group Eugene Community somebody had a digital cam stolen and when it was recovered at a pawn shop the thief had taken pix of his skank g/f smoking crank, naked, and getting out of jail (it was like a chain of causality).

Classic.
 
2007-09-24 9:03:57 PM  
submitter: Not news: man steals steels several computers; Still Not News: man uses said computers to take self-portraits; Fark: which are then automatically uploaded to the rightful owners' Flickr page

Sry, pet peeve
 
2007-09-24 9:16:30 PM  
thatguyfred: submitter: Not news: man steals steels several computers; Still Not News: man uses said computers to take self-portraits; Fark: which are then automatically uploaded to the rightful owners' Flickr page

Sry, pet peeve


FTFY.

/your pet peeve is people properly using the word steals?
 
2007-09-24 9:25:17 PM  
phestry: /your pet peeve is people properly using the word steals?

you need to hang around more if you want to be correcting people's use of fark cliches
 
2007-09-24 9:26:15 PM  
Skinink-

You read my mind....
 
2007-09-24 9:32:08 PM  
dbaggins: phestry: /your pet peeve is people properly using the word steals?

you need to hang around more if you want to be correcting people's use of fark cliches


rotsky has got to be the worst cliche I've seen on fark, and I've been lurking for years before I created my account.
 
2007-09-24 9:44:15 PM  
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/Say it so Todd Glass
 
2007-09-24 9:45:45 PM  
freehunter: I've been lurking for years before I created my account.

Sure you have.
 
2007-09-24 9:56:29 PM  
So, what's his Fark handle?
 
2007-09-24 10:09:24 PM  
Wow,

When a Maxim magazine pic is too much for fark..........

/Shark, meet Fark
 
2007-09-24 10:39:23 PM  
Asperger Jones: Wasn't he the father on The Wonder Years?

lmfao!!! so true!

/mom used to watch that show
 
2007-09-24 10:41:41 PM  
freehunter: dbaggins: phestry: /your pet peeve is people properly using the word steals?

you need to hang around more if you want to be correcting people's use of fark cliches

rotsky has got to be the worst cliche I've seen on fark, and I've been lurking for years before I created my account.


Speaking of which...I turn to Fark for multiple hours every day, and somehow missed this, uh, "gem". Where the hell did that start, and how soon will it end?

Kthxbye!
 
2007-09-24 10:52:52 PM  
Dumbass!

Everyone knows (or should know) that the first thing you do with a stolen computer is wipe the drives - wipe 'em good - and start fresh.

Steal multiple computers? All the better. Swap out and cannibalize all the secondary components. Harder to track.

But then again, anyone who would steal a bunch of PC's and end up on Fark? The guy's got to be an idiot. LOL

"The technology is smarter than the user." - antialias img.fark.net
 
2007-09-24 10:55:37 PM  
The only thing dumber than a Rotsky, are the farkers that think they can make a fark cliche go away by whining about it.
 
2007-09-24 10:59:47 PM  
Rotsky's brought me hours of enjoyment.
 
2007-09-24 11:01:19 PM  
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2007-09-24 11:06:56 PM  
Sometimes it's really great to be living in the twenty-first century.

"Blue hand mark on mastodon fur carpet prove hides stolen from Urg. Urg bash thief Grond in head. Cave painting at 11...."
 
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