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#145720 - 25/02/2003 16:16 Anti-Theft Idea...
tonyc
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Registered: 27/06/1999
Posts: 7058
Loc: Pittsburgh, PA
I was walking by a car in the parking lot today and it had a sign that read "Audio Will Not Work When Removed." In a flash of inspiration, I found the perfect anti-theft device for the empeg. What we'll do is make up window stickers that say the following:

"You Are Not Smart Enough to Operate the Audio Player in This Car."

Not only would it keep thieves away, but it would clearly identify you as a smarter life form. I think we should get some of these printed up immediately, complete with empeg logos.

So who's in?
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#145721 - 25/02/2003 16:18 Re: Anti-Theft Idea... [Re: tonyc]
mcomb
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Registered: 31/08/1999
Posts: 1649
Loc: San Carlos, CA
Of course it might increase the number of people who break in just for the fun of it...
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#145722 - 25/02/2003 16:26 Re: Anti-Theft Idea... [Re: mcomb]
tonyc
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Registered: 27/06/1999
Posts: 7058
Loc: Pittsburgh, PA
Bah. Get out of here, go crap on someone else's ideas.

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#145723 - 25/02/2003 16:33 Re: Anti-Theft Idea... [Re: tonyc]
TheAmigo
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Registered: 14/09/2000
Posts: 363
"You Are Not Smart Enough to Operate the Audio Player in This Car."

Almost sounds like a challenge... "I dare you to steal it and try."

Or maybe you'll find a note where you empeg was: "Maybe so, but I'm smart enough to sell it!"
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#145724 - 25/02/2003 16:39 Re: Anti-Theft Idea... [Re: TheAmigo]
tonyc
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Registered: 27/06/1999
Posts: 7058
Loc: Pittsburgh, PA
Bah, you guys are no fun.
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#145725 - 25/02/2003 16:43 Re: Anti-Theft Idea... [Re: tonyc]
suomi35
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Registered: 16/02/2002
Posts: 277
Loc: Denver, CO
Bah, the idea is not to call any attention at all to your car or your empeg.
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#145726 - 25/02/2003 16:49 Re: Anti-Theft Idea... [Re: suomi35]
tonyc
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Registered: 27/06/1999
Posts: 7058
Loc: Pittsburgh, PA
You guys all need to go to your local electronics store and purchase a Troll Detector.
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#145727 - 25/02/2003 16:51 Re: Anti-Theft Idea... [Re: tonyc]
suomi35
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Registered: 16/02/2002
Posts: 277
Loc: Denver, CO
Who says thieves can read?
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#145728 - 25/02/2003 17:37 Re: Anti-Theft Idea... [Re: tonyc]
loren
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Registered: 23/08/2000
Posts: 3824
Loc: SLC, UT, USA
I thought it was damn funny. =]

Jees... it was a joke guys, lighten up.
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#145729 - 25/02/2003 18:15 Re: Anti-Theft Idea... [Re: tonyc]
mcomb
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Registered: 31/08/1999
Posts: 1649
Loc: San Carlos, CA
Bah. Get out of here, go crap on someone else's ideas

But it's my job to destroy ideas, I'm an engineer
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#145730 - 25/02/2003 18:22 Re: Anti-Theft Idea... [Re: tonyc]
tanstaafl.
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Registered: 08/07/1999
Posts: 5356
Loc: Ajijic, Mexico
How about a sign that says:

"Car contains only AM radio tuned permanently to Rush Limbaugh"

tanstaafl.

ps: anybody want to hear a pretty funny (IMHO) Rush Limbaugh joke?
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#145731 - 25/02/2003 19:12 Re: Anti-Theft Idea... [Re: tonyc]
DirtyDozen
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Registered: 21/11/2002
Posts: 45
Loc: ... they call us Massholes
I second the notion that this would intimidate a thief, rather than "scare" one. Although it does seem like a good general idea. Thieves tend to avoid any risk with a possible useless outcome. I think a more effective decal would state something like:

Audio Will Not Function If Removed Improperly

Im going to look into this idea... (Anything to help protect my Empeg.)
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#145732 - 25/02/2003 19:48 Re: Anti-Theft Idea... [Re: DirtyDozen]
msaeger
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Registered: 23/09/2000
Posts: 3608
Loc: Minnetonka, MN
anything but removing it from the car
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#145733 - 25/02/2003 20:11 Re: Anti-Theft Idea... [Re: tanstaafl.]
JBjorgen
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Registered: 19/01/2002
Posts: 3478
Loc: Guadalajara, MX
anybody want to hear a pretty funny (IMHO) Rush Limbaugh joke


I'm always up for a good Limbaugh joke. Shoot
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#145734 - 26/02/2003 00:21 Re: Anti-Theft Idea... [Re: tonyc]
303
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Registered: 24/04/2002
Posts: 305
Loc: Germany
Still got your empeg? You know what some fucker did to it the other day? What? Fuckinī keyed it. Oh man, thatīs f.ucked up. Tell me about it. I had the goddamn thing in storage three years. Itīs out five fuckinī days-five days, and some dickless piece of s.hit fucks with it. They should be fuckinī killed. No trail, no jury, straight to execution. I just wish I caught īem doinī it, ya know? Oh man, Iīd give anything to catch īen doinī it. Itīa been worth him doinī it, if I coulda just caught īem, you know what I mean? What a fucker! Itīs chicken s.hit. You donīt f.uck another manīs empeg. YOU DONīT DO IT. Itīs just against the rules.

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#145735 - 26/02/2003 03:15 Re: Anti-Theft Idea... [Re: 303]
andym
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Registered: 17/01/2002
Posts: 3978
Loc: Manchester UK
Is 303 a bot?
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#145736 - 26/02/2003 05:06 Re: Anti-Theft Idea... [Re: andym]
muzza
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Registered: 21/07/1999
Posts: 1765
Loc: Brisbane, Queensland, Australi...
Yes, He's an inferior tfabris clone. Didn't make the QA.

dirtydozen: what the hell is that crap of a avatar?


where's that joke?
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#145737 - 26/02/2003 05:08 Re: Anti-Theft Idea... [Re: muzza]
303
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Registered: 24/04/2002
Posts: 305
Loc: Germany
no i am not a bot!

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#145738 - 26/02/2003 05:57 Re: Anti-Theft Idea... [Re: andym]
boxer
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Registered: 16/04/2002
Posts: 2011
Loc: Yorkshire UK
bot?


More than one [censored] a line of text, only geordie's can keep up profanities at that speed, in my experience!
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#145739 - 26/02/2003 06:24 Re: Anti-Theft Idea... [Re: andym]
jimhogan
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Registered: 06/10/1999
Posts: 2591
Loc: Seattle, WA, U.S.A.
Is 303 a bot?

Hmmm....CNC....it's all starting to make sense...
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#145740 - 26/02/2003 06:27 Re: Anti-Theft Idea... [Re: jimhogan]
303
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Registered: 24/04/2002
Posts: 305
Loc: Germany
no thats not the secret

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#145741 - 26/02/2003 07:12 Re: Anti-Theft Idea... [Re: mcomb]
JeffS
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Registered: 14/01/2002
Posts: 2858
Loc: Atlanta, GA
But it's my job to destroy ideas, I'm an engineer

I thought that was management’s responsibility . . . Unless you're talking about destroying the ideas marketing has already sold to the customer without checking feasibility.
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#145742 - 26/02/2003 08:49 Re: Anti-Theft Idea... [Re: muzza]
DirtyDozen
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Registered: 21/11/2002
Posts: 45
Loc: ... they call us Massholes
dirtydozen: what the hell is that crap of a avatar?

Hmmm... Your making fun of something. Something to do with descending from another world... and I'm not a god... Color me confused with your comment.
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#145743 - 26/02/2003 14:17 Re: Anti-Theft Idea... [Re: JeffS]
mcomb
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Registered: 31/08/1999
Posts: 1649
Loc: San Carlos, CA
Unless you're talking about destroying the ideas marketing has already sold to the customer without checking feasibility.

That is it exactly. I spend a lot of time in my current job cleaning up after marketing and sales after the fact when they ask if something they just promised is actually possible. Lots of fun
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#145744 - 26/02/2003 14:35 Re: Anti-Theft Idea... [Re: DirtyDozen]
njdboy
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Registered: 07/01/2002
Posts: 151
Loc: San Jose, CA
I thought the dancing baby thing was over 5 years ago?

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#145745 - 26/02/2003 21:12 Re: Anti-Theft Idea... [Re: tanstaafl.]
canuckInOR
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Registered: 13/02/2002
Posts: 3153
Loc: Portland, OR
Come on, man... let's have that joke already!

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#145746 - 26/02/2003 22:14 Re: Anti-Theft Idea... [Re: canuckInOR]
tanstaafl.
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Registered: 08/07/1999
Posts: 5356
Loc: Ajijic, Mexico
Come on, man... let's have that joke already!

Aliens in their flying saucer look down and see a man in a rowboat on a small lake. He's real happy, singing "Rowin' my boat across the lake. Rowin' my boat across the lake..." so they beam him up, do a little poking and prodding, and decide to try an experiment: they remove 1/4 of his brain, return him to his boat, and watch to see how his behavior changes.

The man looks around, picks up the oars, and starts singing, "Rowin' my boat across the lake. Rowin' my boat across the lake...". This lack of change in behavior puzzles the aliens, so they beam him back aboard, remove another 1/4 of his brain, and put him back in the boat, confident he'll behave differently now with only half his brain left.

The man looks around, picks up the oars, and starts singing, "Rowin' my boat across the lake. Rowin' my boat across the lake...". Now the aliens are getting ticked off, and they pick him up again, take out still another quarter of his brain. They're sure that with only a quarter of his brain left, he'll act differently. And sure enough -- he sits in his boat for a moment, then takes out his cell phone, dials... "Mega-Dittos, Rush, I'm a first time caller...."



tanstaafl.
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#145747 - 27/02/2003 00:20 Re: Anti-Theft Idea... [Re: tonyc]
ithoughti
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Registered: 17/07/2001
Posts: 721
Loc: Boston, MA USA


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#145748 - 27/02/2003 00:29 Re: Anti-Theft Idea... [Re: ithoughti]
eliceo
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Registered: 18/02/2002
Posts: 335
that would make a great sticker, or t-shirt for that matter.

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#145749 - 27/02/2003 07:02 Re: Anti-Theft Idea... [Re: ithoughti]
tonyc
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Registered: 27/06/1999
Posts: 7058
Loc: Pittsburgh, PA
We've finally found someone with a sense of humor!

Hehehehe. I like it!
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