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Mouse ball theft (wasRe: [SLUG] Red Hat Slagging)
- To: Matt <kozer@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>, SLUG Mailing List <slug@xxxxxxxxxxx>
- Subject: Mouse ball theft (wasRe: [SLUG] Red Hat Slagging)
- From: Erich Schulz <erich@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Thu Jul 13 22:38:55 2000
- Organization: Instrumental Technologies
- Reply-to: erich@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
On Thu, 13 Jul 2000, you wrote:
> Incredible ! Are you a teacher at the UTS ?
> Is theft like this really that comon ? I'm also suprised that cameras aren't more
> of a standard.
> How did you know the person got the ram that way ? Did you ever find out who it
> was ?
> -- Matt
I used to be ( actually I still am) a postgrad at UTS, and I did a fair bit of
teaching there (but I don't teach anymore), but this incident with the mouse
balls and the simms occured just before I started my postgrad, I got some money
for setting up the PC labs for electrical eng.
We know they went in through the diskdrive covers because the cases were
padlocked down, so they knocked out the drive covers, and didn't bother to
Unfortunately, theft was very common at UTS, we even made the papers one day
when two of our students were caught by police stealing stereos out of cars, and
somehow the fact that they were UTS students got into the paper. The school
was not impressed, and they were immediately excluded for bringing the Uni into
We also get hit by street kids stealing laptops. Late one night one of the CSE
students was preety badly bashed when he wouldn't give up his laptop, though
this is very rare.
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