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What a fucking hassle... where is my mac?!?

babyeatingjesusbabyeatingjesus Registered User regular
edited February 2009 in Social Entropy++
I got a call from the office alarm company. Some goddamn cunt threw a rock through the glass front door and stole my bigass imac and the cashbox. The Cash box only had a couple hundred dollars in it, but all my work was done on that imac.

Goddamn thieves. I blame Ronald Reagan.

Ever been violated like that?

tl;dr - no not anally.

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    trentsteeltrentsteel Registered User regular
    edited February 2009
    I was, once, but I ran him down because I figured he must be heading to a pawn shop right quick and OH BOY was I right.

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    Macro9Macro9 Registered User regular
    edited February 2009
    Hey my brother is in prison. Don't be making accusations you can't back up.

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    MonoxideMonoxide Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited February 2009
    My macbook power cord split in half today and I can't charge the damn thing

    and I can't get down to the Apple Store until the weekend at the earliest because my car won't start

    so no, but I'm also without access to my mac at the moment and it's frustrating

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    Munkus BeaverMunkus Beaver You don't have to attend every argument you are invited to. Philosophy: Stoicism. Politics: Democratic SocialistRegistered User, ClubPA regular
    edited February 2009
    I got a call from the office alarm company. Some goddamn cunt threw a rock through the glass front door and stole my bigass imac and the cashbox. The Cash box only had a couple hundred dollars in it, but all my work was done on that imac.

    Goddamn thieves. I blame Ronald Reagan.

    Ever been violated like that?

    tl;dr - no not anally.

    Get ye to a pawn shoppe

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    babyeatingjesusbabyeatingjesus Registered User regular
    edited February 2009
    I got a call from the office alarm company. Some goddamn cunt threw a rock through the glass front door and stole my bigass imac and the cashbox. The Cash box only had a couple hundred dollars in it, but all my work was done on that imac.

    Goddamn thieves. I blame Ronald Reagan.

    Ever been violated like that?

    tl;dr - no not anally.

    Get ye to a pawn shoppe
    I have no idea where the local pawn shops are. I'll check tomorrow. I'm tired and it was -40 with the windchill tonight in an office with no door.

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    Centipede DamascusCentipede Damascus Registered User regular
    edited February 2009
    Ronald Reagan ain't want your liberal iMac

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    DefenderDefender Registered User regular
    edited February 2009
    Macro9 wrote: »
    Hey my brother is in prison. Don't be making accusations you can't back up.

    Well I mean it seems like somebody could back that one up.

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    PhonehandPhonehand Registered User regular
    edited February 2009
    the apple store at the mall got robbed this way a few weeks ago
    also my friend's brother
    why are people stealing macs
    is it to play world of warcraft and photoshop

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    coldbird.coldbird. Registered User regular
    edited February 2009
    why do you have a cashbox

    edit: oh wait this is at work

    i'll shut up now

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    DogDog Registered User, Administrator, Vanilla Staff admin
    edited February 2009
    another great thing is upgrades

    on a pc you have to open up your case, swap out your video card, change "jumpers"

    on a mac you just pick it up, throw it away and go buy another one

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    fightinfilipinofightinfilipino Angry as Hell #BLMRegistered User regular
    edited February 2009
    your work computer doesn't have a backup system set in place? really?

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    coldbird.coldbird. Registered User regular
    edited February 2009
    i want al franken style glasses

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    EinhanderEinhander __BANNED USERS regular
    edited February 2009
    The solution is to stop using a mac.

    edit: What color was your iMac? Was it grape?

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    Tommy2HandsTommy2Hands what is this where am i Registered User regular
    edited February 2009
    Yeah, I wasn't exactly violated but, I did get into a fight with some of the biggest wastes of genes that I've ever met.
    The night started off okay, but about halfway through, this idiot and his three friends steal my iPod. So, I calmly asked him for it back. He proceeded to say that he didn't have it. I tell him that I watched him take it, and that he was a dumbass. He then tells me to fuck off. I walk away, not wanting to get into a fight, and as it turns out, I found it a half-hour later. At around the same time, this guy then walks up to me with his three buddies, and starts making fun of my Dad. Not in a sense where he made fun of my Dad for being fat. He made fun of my Dad, for dieing of prostate cancer. I nearly punched him right there. But, still trying to be the bigger man, I walk away. This guy decides that he doesn't like it when I don't laugh at his jokes, so he shoves me into a wall when I'm not looking. I say, "Fuck it, this is going to happen anyway", and I knock him over, put my hand around his throat and ask him to apologize. He looks at me and says no. Meanwhile, his buddy sees me as a threat and tackles me football style. I begin to knee him in the chest and put him in a headlock. The other two guys jump on me, one of them flips me over, and as this fat kid cries in corner about how I choked him, his friend breaks my collar bone and slams my head into the carpet. I pass out. Another friend tells me that as soon as I went down, all the guys stand up, and start cheering because the steelers won, and then they left the room. I woke up in my friends parents car, and three hours later I'm in the hospital. Now, I am currently in a sling, and I can't go to my highschool's annual dance at Knott's because some fat kid from a different school fucked me up.

    Moral:
    -God loves fat people and hates me

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    Volucrisus AedriusVolucrisus Aedrius Registered User regular
    edited February 2009
    Hey Tommy you should find out where the fat kid lives and inject his dad's prostate with cancer via your dick.

    Also, dude, paragraphs.

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    EinhanderEinhander __BANNED USERS regular
    edited February 2009
    Instead of calmly asking for my iPod back I would have stabbed one of them somewhere where it'll hurt real bad but won't kill them, and then demanded my iPod back. But I'm not afraid of getting into a fight. This has bitten me on the ass once or twice in the past.

    You don't just watch someone take your shit, half-assedly ask for it back, and then walk away when they say no. I understand that there were three of them, but what you ought to have done was when they told you to fuck off, you should have left and came back with a steel pipe. You can't let people walk all over you like that droog.

    And fuck "not wanting to get into a fight". If someone makes fun of your dad for dying of prostate cancer it's pretty much your duty to make sure he plays marbles with his teeth.

    Wow I am in a violent mood tonight.

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    babyeatingjesusbabyeatingjesus Registered User regular
    edited February 2009
    your work computer doesn't have a backup system set in place? really?
    Oh no all the data is backed up. I just have nothing to restore it to and continue working. We're going to buy another mac and get the money back on insurance but we have to get the money up front to do it and we're just a little family print shop, and that's a lot of cash to take out of the flow until we get the insurance cheque.

    Einhander wrote: »
    The solution is to stop using a mac.

    edit: What color was your iMac? Was it grape?

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    Seriously that thing was beautiful. I'd have left my girlfriend for it if it had only asked.

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    ShimShamShimSham Registered User regular
    edited February 2009
    I'm the most anal person ever regarding locks and general security.

    If anyone ever did break into my house it'd likely get much worse and it'd take me 10 minutes to leave my house because I'd lock, re-lock and check all the locks to everything.

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    ButtersButters A glass of some milks Registered User regular
    edited February 2009
    Phonehand wrote: »
    the apple store at the mall got robbed this way a few weeks ago
    also my friend's brother
    why are people stealing macs
    is it to play world of warcraft and photoshop

    My brother's car was the victim of an ipod theft spree. Like 4 cars got broken into at his school parking lot and the only things missing were ipods. My brother's wasn't in his car just the adapter so I guess they were just hoping there was one in there.

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    babyeatingjesusbabyeatingjesus Registered User regular
    edited February 2009
    Phonehand wrote: »
    the apple store at the mall got robbed this way a few weeks ago
    also my friend's brother
    why are people stealing macs
    is it to play world of warcraft and photoshop

    I miss World of Warcraft and Photoshop on a 24" screen I can tell you that much!

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    RuckusRuckus Registered User regular
    edited February 2009
    For future reference, the dirtiest pawn shops in Winnipeg are along Main between Higgins and Redwood.

    Other than that I'd just run a google earth search for "Pawn" businesses and check out the closest ones to your shop.

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    babyeatingjesusbabyeatingjesus Registered User regular
    edited February 2009
    Ruckus wrote: »
    For future reference, the dirtiest pawn shops in Winnipeg are along Main between Higgins and Redwood.

    Other than that I'd just run a google earth search for "Pawn" businesses and check out the closest ones to your shop.
    God if it ended up in that area the cops can go looking for it. I'm at Ellice & Mandalay near Keewatin, so I think there are a few near here. I'm told the WPS will be looking for it though.

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    mcpmcp Registered User regular
    edited February 2009
    Someone broke into our office a few weeks ago.

    The guy walked around, ate someone's salad, and we caught him as he was leaving the office.

    Fucker didn't steal shit, just ate a salad.

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    EinhanderEinhander __BANNED USERS regular
    edited February 2009
    We're going to buy another mac and get the money back on insurance but we have to get the money up front to do it and we're just a little family print shop, and that's a lot of cash to take out of the flow until we get the insurance cheque.

    Fuuuck I didn't know you were a small business. I thought you meant it was stolen from an office or something.

    Does Apple have any sort of financing, even for businesses?

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    babyeatingjesusbabyeatingjesus Registered User regular
    edited February 2009
    Einhander wrote: »
    We're going to buy another mac and get the money back on insurance but we have to get the money up front to do it and we're just a little family print shop, and that's a lot of cash to take out of the flow until we get the insurance cheque.

    Fuuuck I didn't know you were a small business. I thought you meant it was stolen from an office or something.

    Does Apple have any sort of financing, even for businesses?
    We have people who can do the financing, it just sucks because we're still paying for the original computer, so the interest comes out of pocket.

    I think there may be a place in town that will sell you the machine without interest if you have a claim. It just takes time to get that paperwork done and in the meantime my productivity is a little hampered (very crippled)

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    FaricazyFaricazy Registered User regular
    edited February 2009
    why didn't you have a gate over the front

    glass doors have been known to stop absolutely not a single person in history ever from breaking into anything

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    ButtersButters A glass of some milks Registered User regular
    edited February 2009
    mcp wrote: »
    Someone broke into our office a few weeks ago.

    The guy walked around, ate someone's salad, and we caught him as he was leaving the office.

    Fucker didn't steal shit, just ate a salad.

    My roommate caught like a 12-year-old kid in his Jeep going through his CDs and chased him for like a quarter of a mile. Never saw a fat man run so fast and I doubt that kid did either.

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    DrZiplockDrZiplock Registered User regular
    edited February 2009
    Damn dude, that fucking sucks.

    I've been there.

    However, if you're a small business I'm hoping to god that the mac didn't have 1) customer information on it and 2) was backed up to an external.

    Beyond that, fucking hell.

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    lunarislunaris Registered User regular
    edited February 2009
    I still can't believe the story about the superbowl ipod jacking. Since those kids obviously knew you to make that malicious comment, dare I say it's revenge time?

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    MikeRyuMikeRyu Registered User regular
    edited February 2009
    mcp wrote: »
    Someone broke into our office a few weeks ago.

    The guy walked around, ate someone's salad, and we caught him as he was leaving the office.

    Fucker didn't steal shit, just ate a salad.

    I wish all thieves were as cheap.

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    babyeatingjesusbabyeatingjesus Registered User regular
    edited February 2009
    Faricazy wrote: »
    why didn't you have a gate over the front

    glass doors have been known to stop absolutely not a single person in history ever from breaking into anything
    Yeah we're looking into that now. It's funny this place has been here for like... 14 years without incident. Glass door, no lights in the front of the building. It's a fairly busy street we're on so I guess that's kept people away, but in the last year we added the big shiny apple computer and I think that may have put us on the radar recently.

    We're going to get lights put in and maybe move me and my mac out of direct sight of anyone that walks in, so that should help.

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    babyeatingjesusbabyeatingjesus Registered User regular
    edited February 2009
    DrZiplock wrote: »
    Damn dude, that fucking sucks.

    I've been there.

    However, if you're a small business I'm hoping to god that the mac didn't have 1) customer information on it and 2) was backed up to an external.

    Beyond that, fucking hell.
    Yeah luckily I had planned for something like this and no, nothing is on the work computers that isn't also backed up elsewhere in the shop. Insurance will cover everything, but still the cost to us is the $1000 deductible and we have to front the cash for the replacement until the insurance company cuts us our cheque, which as anyone who's had to deal with something like this will tell you; can take a long fucking time.

    Hopefully the Landlord will cover some if not all of the external lighting.

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    ButtersButters A glass of some milks Registered User regular
    edited February 2009
    which as anyone who's had to deal with something like this will tell you; can take a long fucking time.

    Depends on the insurer. Some are better than others at cutting you a cheque quickly.

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    babyeatingjesusbabyeatingjesus Registered User regular
    edited February 2009
    Butters wrote: »
    which as anyone who's had to deal with something like this will tell you; can take a long fucking time.

    Depends on the insurer. Some are better than others at cutting you a cheque quickly.
    This is our first time with a claim like this... I hope it's quick.

    EDIT: The cops just left. I get the feeling this is not going to be particularly high on the "to be solved" list.

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    GafotoGafoto Registered User regular
    edited February 2009
    Butters wrote: »
    which as anyone who's had to deal with something like this will tell you; can take a long fucking time.

    Depends on the insurer. Some are better than others at cutting you a cheque quickly.

    tee hee

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