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Feb. 19, 2013, 10:24 a.m.
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thread drift:does anybody know haow to remap the kybd get ride of that Èèé Ç^^À^¨¨^¨shit on my new Lenovo LT?

Yeah, you dump the crappy Lenovo laptop and get an HP.

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Feb. 19, 2013, 10:51 a.m.
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Yeah, you dump the crappy Lenovo laptop and get an HP.

Or get a lolmac

Feb. 19, 2013, 10:52 a.m.
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quelle domage eh?

I figured that so I changed it to "english canada multiligual standard" which didn't work and confused me …which is easy

but "engish (canada)- US does work but it sounds like an oxymoron to me ?

This reminds me that getting a new computer always sucked …good thing I still have the old DT and I don't need to do any work

I always use "US", esp if it is a US Standard Keyboard. There is no room for patriotism when it come to typing.

Feb. 19, 2013, 10:58 a.m.
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Call me a pussy, but if an intruder breaks into my house and gets past the dog in the middle of the night he is likely getting a less lethal 9 iron greeting so that I don't have to explain to my neighbor why her drunk son had to die to protect my laptop.

^^ This. If you are really serious about protecting your family an alarm system and a few strategic upgrades around the house (better locks, dead bolts, motion sensing lights, a 'safety room' in the house with a steel door.. etc) will achieve that goal a lot more effectively than any firearm will and prevent collateral damage.

It's been on my to-do wishlist for a long time to replace our bedroom door with an outside steel door with a dead-bolt. In the event that someone breaks in, the steel door gets locked and the police get called. All of our belongings are covered by insurance and I don't own anything worth taking a human life for. When we have children, we'll get a monitored alarm system (which studies have shown, just the sign on the window deters 90% of thieves).

I don't know about you, but the thought of having to tell my future children that the reason I took another man's life was because I was too cheap and lazy to secure my home properly, doesn't sit well with me.

Feb. 19, 2013, 11:03 a.m.
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I am pushing 50 and I have lived in 3 countries on 3 different continents in my life and visited several more. Call me sheltered, but I don't know anyone who has ever been attacked by an intruder in their house. I don't know anyone who was randomly murdered by a stranger. I can't think of anyone I know who has ever been randomly assaulted by a stranger. Yet, all this stuff happens, and I do know someone who was struck by lighting but I don't sit around preparing for lightning strikes. Maybe I'd worry more about this stuff if I was dealing meth out of my home or something.

Feb. 19, 2013, 11:26 a.m.
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most home theft occurs when people are at work a smart thief will do diligence and properly scope out the place and wait till you are't home what theif really wants to suprise a homeowner, I don't think they really want to work nights SO the samrt thief rolls out of the sack late brew a espresso on the stolen Rancillio check e-mail on a hot LT talk to your parole officer and go to work in the early afternoon ?

I am pretty sure a lot of people in Smithers don't lock their doors and never have but other than my new Lenovo LT is stuff a theif can carry away really worht $ any more and its so cheap to replace?

home invasions in Canada do people worry about this, what are the chances?

Now in the excited states maybe some places and the stats would indicate those places, you DO need to pack heat OR … move ?

I always use "US", esp if it is a US Standard Keyboard. There is no room for patriotism when it come to typing.

OK thanx , I don't care but it really didnt make sense … should have tried them all

I got a cast off HP LT that within 2yrs had a broken hinge/dead battery/dead PS, but used with a docking station it still runs music

Feb. 19, 2013, 11:45 a.m.
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most home theft occurs when people are at work a smart thief will do diligence and properly scope out the place and wait till you are't home what theif really wants to suprise a homeowner,

Well, thanks to Google thieves are having an easier time plotting to get into your house,

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/toronto/its-brazen-break-in-season-as-savvy-crooks-go-high-tech/article6658247/

The burglar had brought his own power tools to cut through the shingles before dropping into the attic, and then going through the drywall. Toronto police and security specialists say brazen break-ins like this rooftop caper are dramatically on the rise, and are being perpetrated by increasingly sophisticated thieves who are targeting middle-class to high-income neighbourhoods. And it’s clear the break-ins have been meticulously planned.

Mike Fenton, director of consulting and client support with Paragon Security Ltd., deals with the type of high-end clientele being targeted, and he says there’s been a marked increase in second-story break-ins, via vents, skylights or holes cut into the roof. “We used to have one incident like this every five years,” Mr. Fenton says. “Now one happens every three months.”

Technology – specifically sites such as Google Earth – have made the thieves’ jobs a whole lot easier. Derek Humble, a 20-year security expert whose company Nemesis Security Co. handles some of the city’s wealthiest residents, says computer-savvy crooks can use a satellite’s eye view to scrutinize rooftop access and perimeters. “They can come in close enough to see what you’ve got in terms of skylights, and roof vents, balconies and second-floor windows and doors,” Mr. Humble says. “So these days they don’t even have to walk around the neighbourhood to pick their target out.”

The escalation in this kind of residential burglary comes at a time when such crimes have actually dropped. According to Police Constable Tony Vella, there have been 6,207 break-ins in 2012, compared to 6,679 in 2011, a decline of 7.1 per cent. He agrees, however, that the modus operandi of urban thieves is becoming increasingly high-tech.

And he warns that there will be a spike over the holidays. “It’s the prime time of the year for thieves who know homes will be full of gifts and possibly money. They also know many families will be away visiting family or on trips.”

For security reasons, most homeowners asked not to be identified. But the stories are legion, with one single woman (her thief entered through a second-floor skylight two weeks ago) saying police told her there had been four break-ins within two blocks of her home in one week. In her case, she went out to a movie at 6 p.m. and came home to a driveway full of security and police cars. “He – or she – had to have been Spider-Man to get in there. We have no idea how they got up to the roof, maybe they had a ladder. But he smashed the glass and dropped in. I’m angry and I feel violated. These people have no fear. They’re willing to try anything,” she said. “I thought I lived in Fort Knox. But these days no matter how secure you think you are, you’re not.”

Helga Stephenson, whose St. Clair-Avenue Road-area condo was broken into recently, says she wishes she had been made aware of the rash of similar crimes in her area by some kind of police outreach. “I had no idea this kind of thing was going on all around me,” says Ms. Stephenson, chief executive officer of the Academy of Canadian Cinema [HTML_REMOVED] Television, who lost $100,000 worth of jewellery.

“It would have been nice to have been given some kind of heads up. I live on the main floor of a condominium with a 24-hour concierge, so I just assumed I was safe. After my place was broken into through a window in the back, I found out the unit above me had also been hit. I’ve come to the conclusion that this is a big wake-up call for all of us.”

Mr. Fenton points out that thieves are also using social media to help them pinpoint when a homeowner is out and a house is vulnerable. “Whatever you do, don’t post on Twitter or Facebook that you’re on a beach sipping a pina colada.”

Both Mr. Fenton and Mr. Humble say prime targets include the tony enclaves of Forest Hill, Rosedale, Hoggs Hollow, Lawrence Park and other pockets of North Toronto.

A week ago, Avante Security Inc. sent an alert to its clientele, warning them of “an alarming increase in the number of break-in attempts and vandalism” in the city. The company cited half a dozen examples including a home in the Bayview and York Mills area that was entered by removing a roof vent. George Rossolatos, co-chief executive officer of Avante, says another home in the Forest Hill area had the roof cut open.

Not only are the burglars acrobatic, Mr. Fenton notes, they’re fast and strong. “Even if they trip an alarm, these guys can be in and out in under four minutes. I heard of a guy in Rosedale who was seen jumping from rooftop to rooftop with a 40-pound safe. It’s like To Catch a Thief meets Cirque de Soleil.”

Mr. Humble says another tactic is to pull up to the front of a house in a taxi. “They knock and ask if you’ve ordered a taxi. If you’re home and say no, they drive off. If no one answers, they go around the back, break in and grab their stash. Then they use the homeowners’ luggage to take it out the front door. If you’re a neighbour, you’re not going to think anything of it.”

Good security is expensive, but there is one low-cost deterrent that Mr. Fenton adds is worth its weight in gold: tight-knit neighbourhoods. “People need to be looking out for each other – especially this time of year.”

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Feb. 19, 2013, 12:13 p.m.
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lol article co-written by security companies who make money of striking fear into homeowners.

computer-savvy crooks can use a satellite’s eye view to scrutinize rooftop access and perimeters. “They can come in close enough to see what you’ve got in terms of skylights, and roof vents, balconies and second-floor windows and doors”

Yah, because the tried and true method of casing a neighbourhood from street level never yielded this kind of info! /sarcasm

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When many people suffer from a delusion, it is called religion.

Feb. 19, 2013, 1:02 p.m.
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Oscar Pistorius had a handgun for personal safety…

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/africaandindianocean/southafrica/9880170/Oscar-Pistorius-the-first-full-account-of-how-he-shot-Reeva-Steenkamp.html

…. too bad it was his girlfriend that he mistook for a burgler. (at least, that's his story)

Good stuff for you personal safety types.

Feb. 19, 2013, 2:31 p.m.
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lol article co-written by security companies who make money of striking fear into homeowners.

Yah, because the tried and true method of casing a neighbourhood from street level never yielded this kind of info! /sarcasm

Kn.

Maybe true about the article. But talked to the my Uncle in Law the retired cop and there have been a lot of those through the roof type B[HTML_REMOVED]E's. Just don't make the papers because in Toronto people only care when it's black kids gunning down white women.

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Feb. 19, 2013, 2:36 p.m.
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Oscar Pistorius had a handgun for personal safety…

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/africaandindianocean/southafrica/9880170/Oscar-Pistorius-the-first-full-account-of-how-he-shot-Reeva-Steenkamp.html

…. too bad it was his girlfriend that he mistook for a burgler. (at least, that's his story)

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Something doesn't add up in that incident. So far heard he beat the shit out of her with a Cricket bat then shot her once and now the claim mistook her for a burglar. Add in that police have responded to incidents at Pistorius' side nice before.

Not buying the mistook her for a burglar for one second.

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Feb. 19, 2013, 2:51 p.m.
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Well, thanks to Google thieves are having an easier time plotting to get into your house,

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/toronto/its-brazen-break-in-season-as-savvy-crooks-go-high-tech/article6658247/

My former employer got broken into in the same way in downtown Vancouver, like 15 years ago. They cut a hole through the drywall from a back alley and reached around and opened the metal security door from the inside. Nothing new there. BTW the article said BnE's were down over 7% in the last year. People can gain entry just to case houses from real estate listings, maid services, home renovations, in-home daycare, furnace, gutter, chimney and carpet cleaning etc. My neighbour came home from his vacation one time and found the carpet cleaner from the previous week in his house. The guy ran off and was apprehended shortly after. You should be more worried about allowing people inside your house in the first place …

Feb. 19, 2013, 2:59 p.m.
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Something doesn't add up in that incident. So far heard he beat the shit out of her with a Cricket bat then shot her once and now the claim mistook her for a burglar. Add in that police have responded to incidents at Pistorius' side nice before.

Not buying the mistook her for a burglar for one second.

You know those thieves, they're constantly locking themselves in the bathroom after you hit them with cricket bats.

Feb. 19, 2013, 4:36 p.m.
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Maybe true about the article. But talked to the my Uncle in Law the retired cop and there have been a lot of those through the roof type B[HTML_REMOVED]E's. Just don't make the papers because in Toronto people only care when it's black kids gunning down white women.

Why you always fixated on blacks?

It is easy to dodge our responsibilities, but we cannot dodge the consequences of dodging our responsibilities.
- Josiah Stamp

Every time I see an adult on a bicycle, I no longer despair for the future of the human race.
- H.G. Wells

Feb. 20, 2013, 10:12 a.m.
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Oscar Pistorius had a handgun for personal safety…

Good stuff for you personal safety types.

To be fair, South Africa has one of the worst rates of violent crime in the world, and it is thus quite common for "people of means" to have a loaded weapon near at hand almost all the time.

Crimes like car-jacking are so prevalent that locals do NOT drive with car windows down at any time, as it invites someone reaching through the open window at any given traffic light. High end cars are often ordered with the bullet resistant glass option.

Kn.

When one person suffers from a delusion, it is called insanity.

When many people suffer from a delusion, it is called religion.

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