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people keep asking me
Who? and why?
I hate to break it to you, The Internet, but Sean isn't omniscient
I'm going to come round to your office and chew with my mouth open.
How do you like them apples???
(Please keep your mouth closed whilst eating apples)
and every few days people enquire via Twitter. So by "people" it's certainly more than a few people who've asked as it's such a fascinating and truly modern tale of technology doing something good, for a change.
he wouldn't have a laptop to be stolen. It's ALL TECHNOLOGY'S FAULT!!!!
I thought you just meant people off here. I had no idea it had captured the popular imagination.
It is a good tech story though, I'll give you that. Hope something comes of it.
If the dude with his mac had 'bought it legitimately' it'll be a long old process
How do you legitimately buy stolen goods?
Or do they only happen on the Simpsons?
basically popcult has to prove that a crime has been committed in order for his mac to be returned
that could be a lengthy process
I had a bike stolen once, reported it, never thought I'd see it again.
6 months later I saw it chained up and called the police. The PC on the line said that if they send an officer to investigate then it would have to be case-logged and I would have to prove that it was mine and that the current 'owner' would have equal claim to it if they had bought it legitimately. To which I said "So you're basically that I'd be better off stealing it back?"
"If it's your bike then it wouldn't be stealing would it?" came the reply. So a pair of borrowed bolt-cutters later I got it back and left a note saying "This bicycle was recovered as stolen goods: Call the local Police station immediately quoting crime ref no;098792837397332738973 or whatever it was.
The bike got stolen again 6 weeks later - this time in Paris
he probably planted a homing device