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#142715 - 13/02/2003 13:39 Re: My Empeg was stolen..... [Re: tfabris]
matthew_k
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Registered: 12/02/2002
Posts: 2298
Loc: Berkeley, California
Crowbar to the rear hatch? Wouldn't breaking the window be less effort? Within the last year i've had my car broken into and my appartment broken into, so the argument could go either way. The only time I get real nerverous is when I end up with my backup and my regular player in the car at the same time.

Personally, when my car is sitting in the garage below my appartment, my empeg will not be in it. It sits there way too much, for many hours without any supervision. If I'm out around town however, i usualy shove it in the glove compartment and leave it at that. I know I'm more likely to drop it than have it stolen, and insurance won't pay to replace it if i drop it. And I've got a backup.

Matthew

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#142716 - 13/02/2003 13:52 Re: My Empeg was stolen..... [Re: matthew_k]
tfabris
carpal tunnel

Registered: 20/12/1999
Posts: 31286
Loc: Seattle, WA
Crowbar to the rear hatch? Wouldn't breaking the window be less effort?
They needed to get at some stuff locked in the trunk under the deck lid. Grr.
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#142717 - 13/02/2003 14:03 Re: My Empeg was stolen..... [Re: tfabris]
djc
enthusiast

Registered: 08/08/2000
Posts: 351
Loc: chicago
well, my car isn't exactly what i would call theft-bait, it's pretty ordinary looking. everything about my install is completely stock looking (the OEM head unit is still in place and functional, via a sony switch), and my amp is buried underneath a seat that would have to be removed to get it out. the empeg is low-key looking enough that even looking in the window, it doesn't exactly catch your eye the way most aftermarket head units would.

it also helps that my install location is just low enough in the dash that the empeg can't be removed while the shift lever is in park.

besides, i'm a lazy bastard(tm), too.

--dan.

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#142718 - 13/02/2003 14:11 Re: My Empeg was stolen..... [Re: qbasic309]
djc
enthusiast

Registered: 08/08/2000
Posts: 351
Loc: chicago
ah, no worries there. i have my mp3's on three other empegs in active use in various locations, as well as on my main mirrored RAID server. i'm not losing my music anytime soon.

--dan.

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#142719 - 13/02/2003 21:08 Re: My Empeg was stolen..... [Re: suomi35]
blackjack
new poster

Registered: 27/01/2002
Posts: 3
I take it with me anytime I leave the car. The bag I use actually works as a belt-pouch, so it's not too much trouble. I do sometimes have to give the "It's my in-dash MP3 player. They don't make them any more, and even if they did, it would cost 3 times what I paid for it, so no thanks, I'll just hold onto it." speech.

I have, on exactly 2 occasions, intentionally left it unattended in the car, because it was simply impractical to have it on me where I was going, but I wanted music on the trip. In these cases, it was in the trunk, UNDERNEATH the spare, attatched through the (full sized, steel) spare and the mounting bolt on the trunk floor, with a thick laptop security cable. The unit was zipped in its case so it wasn't obvious what it was, and all of this was under the spare carpet cover and a bunch of junk and tools.

Even if a thief managed to FIND it, the only way he could have gotten away with it would be to reove the mountin bolt and lug a p235-75-r15 around, because the way I had it situated, there wasn't even room to cut the cable.

In fact, the second time I did this, I had trouble reaching the combination part of the lock in the dark, and had to leave it in there until I got home.

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#142720 - 16/02/2003 21:27 Re: My Empeg was stolen..... [Re: blackjack]
burdell1
old hand

Registered: 14/01/2002
Posts: 930
Loc: Minnetonka, MN
i think we need car safes

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#142721 - 17/02/2003 06:52 Re: My Empeg was stolen..... [Re: burdell1]
boxer
pooh-bah

Registered: 16/04/2002
Posts: 2011
Loc: Yorkshire UK
i think we need car safes


Or, of course, safe cars
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#142722 - 17/02/2003 06:59 Re: My Empeg was stolen..... [Re: Cris]
boxer
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Registered: 16/04/2002
Posts: 2011
Loc: Yorkshire UK
I live in Headingley/Adel. You ???


Out at Sicklinghall, you know where the Scotts Arms is?

I've been reading your CV and I don't believe you look like your website!

Radio controlled helicopters, I hear those things are near impossible to fly - I built a real steam, radio controlled paddle steamer, that's about as good as I get.

I used to have a guy working for me who spent all winter building a plane, then religiously crashed it on the first decent day of spring!
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#142723 - 17/02/2003 07:09 Re: My Empeg was stolen..... [Re: boxer]
revlmwest
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Registered: 05/06/2002
Posts: 497
Loc: Hartsville, South Carolina for...
In reply to:

I've been reading your CV and I don't believe you look like your website!




Ok, I am completely gullible and out of touch with the world at large. I read this post and thought " Huh... I wonder what he looks like..." The next thing I know I'm sitting in my CHURCH office with a website up that scares me to death as the secretary walks in. Thank God for Alt. F4. I've got to get a clue....
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#142724 - 17/02/2003 07:42 Re: My Empeg was stolen..... [Re: revlmwest]
boxer
pooh-bah

Registered: 16/04/2002
Posts: 2011
Loc: Yorkshire UK
I wonder what he looks like..."


If a babe like that is flying radio controlled helicopters and boozing in Yorkshire....the Lord does indeed move in mysterious ways.

I can recite all the books of the bible from memory (the names, not the text), any use if I'm passing one sunday?
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#142725 - 17/02/2003 10:39 Re: My Empeg was stolen..... [Re: revlmwest]
tfabris
carpal tunnel

Registered: 20/12/1999
Posts: 31286
Loc: Seattle, WA
Heh, Rev, I think we need to put a cybersitter program on your PC.
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#142726 - 17/02/2003 11:05 Re: My Empeg was stolen..... [Re: tfabris]
revlmwest
addict

Registered: 05/06/2002
Posts: 497
Loc: Hartsville, South Carolina for...
Its amazing.... most people but filters on their computer to keep their kids from looking at stuff they shouldn't. I'm going to have to put it on mine to keep me from assuming there won't be a naked woman on the link I hit.
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#142727 - 17/02/2003 11:30 Re: My Empeg was stolen..... [Re: revlmwest]
jimhogan
carpal tunnel

Registered: 06/10/1999
Posts: 2591
Loc: Seattle, WA, U.S.A.
I'm going to have to put it on mine to keep me from assuming there won't be a naked woman on the link I hit.

One of those new-fangled radio-locating brooches for your secretary might be less work!
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'Tis the exceptional fellow who lies awake at night thinking of his successes.

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#142728 - 18/02/2003 02:27 Re: My Empeg was stolen..... [Re: burdell1]
boxer
pooh-bah

Registered: 16/04/2002
Posts: 2011
Loc: Yorkshire UK
I've been reading your c.v. - Minnetonka, are you near to those moccasin manufacturers, whose driving model are the only shoes I can use to drive my MG comfortably?

Great value, until you want them repaired, I order a new pair, every couple of years - and they do size 13!

- no, I have no connection whatsoever with the company!
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#142729 - 18/02/2003 02:30 Re: My Empeg was stolen..... [Re: revlmwest]
boxer
pooh-bah

Registered: 16/04/2002
Posts: 2011
Loc: Yorkshire UK
most people but filters on their computer to keep their kids from looking at stuff they shouldn't


Can you get a filter to cut out all the gadget manufacturers sites that have new products that I can't do without? - I don't have a problem with porn!
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#142730 - 18/02/2003 07:37 Re: My Empeg was stolen..... [Re: boxer]
burdell1
old hand

Registered: 14/01/2002
Posts: 930
Loc: Minnetonka, MN
I'm not sure...what is their address?

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#142731 - 18/02/2003 07:42 Re: My Empeg was stolen..... [Re: burdell1]
boxer
pooh-bah

Registered: 16/04/2002
Posts: 2011
Loc: Yorkshire UK
I'm not sure...what is their address?


Good point, now I look at the site, it gives a PO box in the Bronx, but I guess that with a name like Minnetonka, they must have started out in your part of the world!
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