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    <font face="Verdana, Arial" size="2">Originally posted by mp3pc:

    Has anyone had an MP3 box stolen?
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    Yea, me. The first prototipe with wires everywhere got stolen the day before I installed it in my car. My brother were refining the Dc-Dc PSU and left a keyboard cord at sight. Broken window, stolen computer...

    They didn't know what they had, because the only thing that was worth something was the CD-ROM... but the time spent in the PSU was, well, a lot...

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    yeah, my friend got his pc stolen. Not for any reason other than it was parked in a college parking lot and there were 75 cars broken into in a matter of 30min. All this and not 1 alarm went off. Everyone was inside anyways for a conference.
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    hook your power supply up to both doors on your car, and buy a remote to control on/off of the voltage. Instant theft deterrent! If anyone touches any metal on your car, they will be shocked with as many volts as you have running through your computer! just a thought =O)
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    this is starting to remind me of a episode of real tv i saw. Some country had such a problem with cars being jacked and people being killed for their cars that they allowed defensive system that squirted fuel out each side of the car, which would get lit on fire and cause huge flames about 4 feet away from the car and about 6 feet tall.... pretty impressive to watch.

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    i remember that episode! It was like a flame thrower on each side of the car! lol
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    Then the thief sues you, welcome to America!

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    hey limp this wasnt in america and in the country they were showing it, it was totally legal! Just cause of the high murder rates for car theft

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    it was in south africa or something, if i remember correctly.

    i hope everyone knows that YOU NEVER advertise the company of your alarm (ie. Clifford, Viper, etc.).
    - this is what these thieves do, they call a toll free fax number of the alarm company and it faxes you all the specs of an alarm with schematic diagrams and everything.
    i know this becuz when i got my alarm installed at the shop, i brought my own alarm from the Middle East and all the guy did was call a toll free number and punch in the alarm manual code and it faxed him all the specs in a matter of minutes!!

    plus its VERY easy to disable your alarm,
    they come and break your window, open the hood and rip out the alarm siren. POOF its off! But i am betting there are ways to open the hood without breaking the window, all they have to do is pull a latch located somewhere under your car.
    - word of advice, have the installer install a backup siren in an isolated place where its hard to get to.
    - i took out my resonator box from my acura integra and placed my sirens there. you have to jack up the car to remove and panel and only then you can get to them.

    Main point being, DONT ADVERTISE anything on your car, and dont blast your music. Theives do intensive reasearch before they go on a jack.

    i also posted (on the mp3car pics) the fact that whenver you post your pics online, remember to blackout your license plate.

    BE SMART & BE SAFE

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    Or they can take a drill and empty your battery of fluid so it goes dead.

    Or in the case of the Corvette with battery in the back, they can just cut the battery cables.

    However a thief will have a hard time picking your car out of a crowd unless you advertise it...like special licence plates or stickers etc.

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    heh. geez.. these are the days when living in kentucky are cool...

    "what's a mp3?"

    "uh a small version of the mp5, mmmkay?"
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