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Re: Kingston Portable Cable Lock to the rescue ...
« Reply #1 on: November 11, 2017, 09:39:19 am »
I'm ashamed to say that's in London :-[
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Re: Kingston Portable Cable Lock to the rescue ...
« Reply #2 on: November 11, 2017, 02:04:27 pm »
I'm ashamed to say that's in London :-[

No problem, mate. I travel to places rougher than London pubs, believe me. It spurred me to action.  :)

I'm ashamed to say, I *knew* I needed a security cable when I'm on the trot, but never got around to it until today...





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Re: Kingston Portable Cable Lock to the rescue ...
« Reply #3 on: November 11, 2017, 09:38:54 pm »
VinDSL...travel to tougher places?...oh, yea...you must mean maricopa county...you might run into Arpaio...lol...DAMIEN
« Last Edit: November 12, 2017, 05:38:36 am by DAMIEN1307 »
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Re: Kingston Portable Cable Lock to the rescue ...
« Reply #4 on: November 12, 2017, 06:37:47 am »
Dang it!  I wanted to see that guy in the motorcycle helmet get a beat down for that.

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Re: Kingston Portable Cable Lock to the rescue ...
« Reply #5 on: November 12, 2017, 07:06:45 am »
Dang it!  I wanted to see that guy in the motorcycle helmet get a beat down for that.
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Yeah me too .. I was half hoping (from VinDSL's title) that he was going to get choked by the cable.
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Re: Kingston Portable Cable Lock to the rescue ...
« Reply #6 on: November 12, 2017, 08:03:09 am »
Dang it!  I wanted to see that guy in the motorcycle helmet get a beat down for that.
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Yeah me too .. I was half hoping (from VinDSL's title) that he was going to get choked by the cable.

Dude, that would have been awesome.  Though, from the title of the video, I was hoping for at least a good solid hit with a bar stool.

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Re: Kingston Portable Cable Lock to the rescue ...
« Reply #7 on: November 12, 2017, 09:39:05 am »
I was half hoping (from VinDSL's title) that he was going to get choked by the cable.

The dumbasses, where I originally saw a 15-sec clip of this video, were asking "Doh, what kind of power adapter is she using?" They thought she was pulling on the cable for the AC power brick.  ::)

When I'm on the trot, I carry my lappy with me everywhere, in a Wenger legacy shoulder bag - breakfast, lunch, dinner, sightseeing, nightclubs, et cetera. But once I get setup in a board room, workshop, hotel room and so forth, I'll occasionally leave it unattended while I get some coffee, take a leak, talk to someone on the other side of the meeting hall, blah, blah, blah.

Bottom line is, as vigilant as I am, there ARE times when I wish I had my lappy locked to the table with a security cable, but I never took the time to buy one. Guess I was kind of a dumbass in that regard, but ... problem solved.

As an aside, it's a lot easier to steal a laptop, than to hack into the database on a commercial web server - and, I have a treasure trove of information on my road warrior(s).

Sure, if someone did a 'smash n' grab' like in the video, we'd take him out in the parking garage and have some fun with him, but someone in a business suit could calmly walk away with it, in the flash of an eye, and nobody would think a thing of it.

Hell, people use cable locks on $100 bicycles. It's silly not to secure your $2000 laptop, with 1,000s of dollars worth of valuable proprietary passwords and info on it, when you're out in public.

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Re: Kingston Portable Cable Lock to the rescue ...
« Reply #8 on: November 12, 2017, 09:54:11 am »
Oh, BTW, that screenie above is a little misleading. Do you *think* I spent $20 USD on that security cable?

Hell, no! 

If one clicks on the 'Other Sellers' tab, in the right column, you can see the prices others are charging. Some were selling it for $45 USD + shipping.

Sometimes you'll see a price for 'Warehouse Items'.  Those are items that have been returned to Amazon, for whatever reason.

Anyway, I found one (Like New) for $10 USD, with *free* 2-day delivery. So I smashed 'n grabbed it ... LoL!   :D

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Re: Kensington Combination Cable Lock to the rescue ...
« Reply #9 on: November 12, 2017, 03:14:26 pm »
Yep, without something like that you're effectively trusting to luck.
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Re: Kensington Combination Cable Lock to the rescue ...
« Reply #10 on: November 13, 2017, 05:48:00 pm »
Well, you learn something new, every day  8)

My cable just arrived - perfect condition. I reset the combination lock tumblers to my liking, then decided to give it a try.

My road warrior is mounted to a Dell Port Replicator/Docking Station, and it's hiding the Kensington slot on my laptop.  :-\

About that time, I realized the Port Replicator has a Kensington slot too, so I tried that. Guess what?!?! You can't undock the laptop when the Kensington cable is attached to the Docking Station. Hence, both devices are locked with a single cable. YaY Dell!





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Re: Kensington Combination Cable Lock to the rescue ...
« Reply #11 on: November 14, 2017, 05:14:48 pm »
Nice, I love Die Antwoord :)
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Re: Kensington Combination Cable Lock to the rescue ...
« Reply #12 on: November 14, 2017, 05:23:57 pm »
#MeToo

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