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    (Original post by guesswho2)
    Suppose i could take a picture of them.

    And if I come back with them and my laptop gone I'll know who it is. Can then give their photo to the police- might even get put on crimewatch.
    I doubt random stranger would let you take a picture of them for the sole purpose of perhaps accusing them of a crime
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    (Original post by z33)
    then you know who it was
    idk leave some kinda recording device/ chip in it

    or just dont risk it at all
    You mean a camera? Woukdn't they take that too?
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    (Original post by The Warsmith)
    Ask a friend to watch over it.

    A hidden tracker tag might be handy too!
    I have no friends with me.
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    (Original post by Plagioclase)
    How big is the library? I'd leave my laptop unattended in my departmental library but it's small and not busy.
    quite big.
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    (Original post by Helpme.)
    Who likes a broken face
    In order to provide such an injury you first have to identify find and catch the thief. Then you have to hope it isn't thieves, and that you yourself are not the recipient of the said injury. Fancy your chances?
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    (Original post by jawsontheflooor)
    No I wouldn't risk it, get someone to watch it or take it with you
    People kept setting off fire alarms in the library in the uni i was at before so everyone would be evacuated and laptops would be stolen
    savages
    Wow thiefs are getting smarter and brutal these days.
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    (Original post by Blondie987)
    I doubt random stranger would let you take a picture of them for the sole purpose of perhaps accusing them of a crime
    I know but I would just take a picture anyway.
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    (Original post by Good bloke)
    In order to provide such an injury you first have to identify find and catch the thief. Then you have to hope it isn't thieves, and that you yourself are not the recipient of the said injury. Fancy your chances?
    If you beat the **** out of someone for stealing your laptop- could you go to jail?
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    (Original post by guesswho2)
    If you beat the **** out of someone for stealing your laptop- could you go to jail?
    Oh yes.
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    (Original post by Good bloke)
    In order to provide such an injury you first have to identify find and catch the thief. Then you have to hope it isn't thieves, and that you yourself are not the recipient of the said injury. Fancy your chances?
    Library have cameras?
    Tell them to check it between the times u were mising lets say 10mins and say u lost ur usb
    Therefore u see them
    And thats it u know who it was
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    (Original post by Good bloke)
    Oh yes.
    Why?
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    (Original post by Helpme.)
    Library have cameras?
    Tell them to check it between the times u were mising lets say 10mins and say u lost ur usb
    Therefore u see them
    And thats it u know who it was
    Dont think every area of the library is covered with cameras.
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    (Original post by guesswho2)
    Why?
    Because taking revenge by physical violence is a criminal act, and so is using disproportionate force to protect your property if you catch them in the act.
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    I only leave mine in very busy library areas (e.g. in view of the staff at the lending desk) with a bunch of stuff on top of it anyway so it would cause a scene to take it in a hurry.

    That being said, I only leave it to take 5 minute toilet breaks. If you're going to leave it longer than that, it starts getting pretty risky!
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    I think it's safe, everyone at uni has their own stuff anyway..why would they steal yours? Plus, it's a library. - surely people are just studying and therefore stealing would not be on their minds at all. I personally leave my stuff for agesss in the sixth form library all the time. Like, my bag + I even leave my phone on the desk- go and have lunch then return and nobody's ever touched anything ever. Idk if sixth form libraries are comparable to those at uni but I dont think there's anything wrong with it.
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    (Original post by guesswho2)
    quite big.
    Well then I probably wouldn't :nope:

    (Original post by guesswho2)
    If you beat the **** out of someone for stealing your laptop- could you go to jail?
    If it's gratuitous violence, i.e. anything more than the force required to stop them from committing the crime then yes, you can be charged.
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    (Original post by guesswho2)
    Dont think every area of the library is covered with cameras.
    Then you have to take ur chances
    Whoever was around you
    U have ask them
    Get to the ppl if they disagree
    Tell them the librarian saw u take it
    If they agree to come and talk to the librarian
    It wasnt them
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    leave it with the librarian
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    ask a friend to keep an eye on it otherwise I wouldn't leave it there
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    (Original post by Good bloke)
    Because taking revenge by physical violence is a criminal act, and so is using disproportionate force to protect your property if you catch them in the act.
    Not in America it isn't
 
 
 
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