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Message 839454 - Posted: 13 Dec 2008, 3:29:33 UTC

Wondering what I should do about a laptop/client that I had which
was stolen when my house was burglarized?
There was a bunch of SETI tasks Q'd up and chances are they will
never complete. Do I try to merge this with another host ?
Do I wait until all the work units are completed before the
date/time the computer was stolen? Anyway to shut off the host
asking for more work without being at the console? The reason
I ask is: who ever stole my laptop re-connected it
(after they re-named it) and it started to report completed work units - alas the last
contact was at: 11 Dec 2008 15:55:29 UTC about 13-14 hours
after it was stolen. - I even have its
last "public" IP address ( 65.69.142.37 ) Of course I have contacted
the police with this info - will see how far I get - I have been
trying to connect to it so I could take a photo of the user.

This is the host I lost with all the work units
(yea a nice new 15" MBP, less than 1.5 Months old)
Any ideas or suggestions are most welcome.


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Message 839457 - Posted: 13 Dec 2008, 3:35:23 UTC - in response to Message 839454.  

Wondering what I should do about a laptop/client that I had which
was stolen when my house was burglarized?
There was a bunch of SETI tasks Q'd up and chances are they will
never complete. Do I try to merge this with another host ?
Do I wait until all the work units are completed before the
date/time the computer was stolen? Anyway to shut off the host
asking for more work without being at the console? The reason
I ask is: who ever stole my laptop re-connected it
(after they re-named it) and it started to report completed work units - alas the last
contact was at: 11 Dec 2008 15:55:29 UTC about 13-14 hours
after it was stolen. - I even have its
last "public" IP address ( 65.69.142.37 ) Of course I have contacted
the police with this info - will see how far I get - I have been
trying to connect to it so I could take a photo of the user.

This is the host I lost with all the work units
(yea a nice new 15" MBP, less than 1.5 Months old)
Any ideas or suggestions are most welcome.


The best you could hope for is that your lappy reports some work, and the IP can be traced....
There are more than one instance of a stolen lappy being recovered by it's Seti heart reporting in....

Let your ISP know what is going on so they can monitor it's possible activity...

We luv stories of thieves being lojacked by Seti....
"Time is simply the mechanism that keeps everything from happening all at once."

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Message 839466 - Posted: 13 Dec 2008, 4:05:03 UTC
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One of the computers recovered was reported in the press Stolen laptop recovered thanks to SETI@home software and Computer project recovers stolen laptop, affirms couple's love

Googling subject brings up a few thousand responses.

Hope yours is also recovered.
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Message 839468 - Posted: 13 Dec 2008, 4:20:45 UTC

Hope you get your laptop back and the thief shares gets to share a cell with Mr. Simpson.
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Message 839472 - Posted: 13 Dec 2008, 4:38:16 UTC

You may want to email davea at ssl dot berkeley dot edu with details. He may be able to setup something to monitor your account and provide the info to report to the police.

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Message 839495 - Posted: 13 Dec 2008, 6:18:09 UTC
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eh mate - here's a screen-shot of that IP Address . . .



wishing You the Best in getting it back Sir . . .


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Message 839504 - Posted: 13 Dec 2008, 7:47:32 UTC - in response to Message 839454.  

Hope the 'person' that stole from you is caught and you get your laptop back. I also hope that you and your family can find a sense of security again in you house.
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Message 839536 - Posted: 13 Dec 2008, 12:31:16 UTC

Hope this helps and you get your laptop back.

Please note that the accuracy of the Geo-Location information may be inaccurate. For US based IP addresses 85% of the results should be within 25 miles.

Lookup IP Address: 65.69.142.37

Geo-Location Information

Country United States
State/Region TX
City Dallas
Postal Code
Latitude 32.8098
Longitude -96.7993
Area Code 214

TraceRoute to 65.69.142.37 [adsl-65-69-142-37.dsl.rcsntx.swbell.net]

Hop (ms) (ms) (ms) IP Address Host name
1 23 9 6 72.249.0.65 -
2 6 6 6 8.9.232.73 te-3-4.car1.dallas1.level3.net
3 9 11 6 4.68.19.76 ae-2-79.edge2.dallas3.level3.net
4 7 14 18 151.164.248.209 ex1-p12-1.pxnyny.sbcglobal.net
5 12 10 13 151.164.95.187 -
6 7 7 7 151.164.243.96 dist2.10g1-2.rcsntx.sbcglobal.net
7 9 8 10 151.164.162.87 bras1-ga9-0.rcsntx.sbcglobal.net
8 Timed out Timed out Timed out -
9 18 15 15 65.69.142.37 adsl-65-69-142-37.dsl.rcsntx.swbell.net

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Message 839573 - Posted: 13 Dec 2008, 15:04:49 UTC

errr its Dallas... Being from the Metroplex I'd say he has better luck at finding ET than his laptop.


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Message 839575 - Posted: 13 Dec 2008, 15:08:11 UTC - in response to Message 839573.  
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errr its Dallas... Being from the Metroplex I'd say he has better luck at finding ET than his laptop.

Lemme load up da gun..........
.38 special should do just fine......when I find that mudda.......

'Course I could bring ol' Clint along with me......the most powerful handgun in the world............
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Message 839576 - Posted: 13 Dec 2008, 15:10:56 UTC

Please remember the stolen Laptop of the Admiral. They have found it.
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Message 839585 - Posted: 13 Dec 2008, 15:31:32 UTC

I guess it depends who you use, my trace shows

10 | 0 | 65.69.142.37 | adsl-65-69-142-37.dsl.rcsntx.swbell.net | Richardson, TX, USA | 46 | +- | PPPoX Pool - RCSNTXRBACK9 SBCIS-10151-134925
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Message 839609 - Posted: 13 Dec 2008, 16:32:44 UTC - in response to Message 839576.  

Please remember the stolen Laptop of the Admiral. They have found it.


. . . quite true SIr! - quite true - recall it like it was yesterday




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Message 839644 - Posted: 13 Dec 2008, 18:28:03 UTC - in response to Message 839585.  

It appears to be in the same DSL DHCP pool that most of his other hosts use. His best bet is to find out where that IP was pointing at the time. For that he'll need to have Southwest Bell's cooperation, and to get that he'll probably need have the police helping out.

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Message 839651 - Posted: 13 Dec 2008, 18:57:22 UTC

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Message 839701 - Posted: 13 Dec 2008, 21:43:09 UTC

A century ago stealing ones horse would lead to a necktie party when the miscreant is caught. Now with ones entire financial history in a laptop the loss can be far greater.

I hope that the leads in this thread lead to the hideout of the rascal!


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