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News Razer's CES booth hit by theft, two prototypes missing

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by Gareth Halfacree, 9 Jan 2017.

  1. Gareth Halfacree

    Gareth Halfacree WIIGII! Staff Administrator Super Moderator Moderator

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  2. Corky42

    Corky42 Where's walle?

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    Stealing a prototype must rate in the top 10 dumbest things to steal, it's not like it can be used or copied without being noticed.
     
  3. tonyd223

    tonyd223 king of nothing

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    Shaggy... (It wasn't me...)
     
  4. ZeDestructor

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    They may not care though.. Say it's a small-time competitor who nicked Valerie: they could reverse-engineer the screen mechanism in far less time than it took Razer to engineer it in the first place and ruin Razer's competitive edge.

    And let's be honest, China has no problems stealing other people's IP...
     
  5. IanW

    IanW Grumpy Old Git

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    Keep an eye on the new season of "Pawn Stars"...
     
  6. RedFlames

    RedFlames ...is not a Belgian football team

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    Bindi... was it you?
     
  7. Kernel

    Kernel Likes cheese

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    Did Linus just break it and hide it somewhere?
     
  8. Pookie

    Pookie So this is permanence, love's shattered pride.

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    They obviously omitted a Kensington lock then?
     
  9. Gareth Halfacree

    Gareth Halfacree WIIGII! Staff Administrator Super Moderator Moderator

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    Not that a Kensington lock would slow anybody down all that much...

    EDIT: Wait, this one's even better - opened in about three seconds with rolled up cardboard and in a motion that means it looks exactly like you're using a key!
     
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  10. Pookie

    Pookie So this is permanence, love's shattered pride.

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    Bugger! It may have at least been a deterrent if one was on. We may never know.
     
  11. Mister_Tad

    Mister_Tad Super Moderator Super Moderator

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    They're not really mean to deter proper criminals, just prevent someone casually nicking something in plain sight. I suspect it could have done the trick in this case, as I'm going to take a punt and assume that it was casually yoinked as they were packing away
     
  12. RedFlames

    RedFlames ...is not a Belgian football team

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    Maybe Jony Ive did it...
     
  13. Cheapskate

    Cheapskate Insane? or just stupid?

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    Anyone check Reno's Craigslist yet?
     
  14. RedFlames

    RedFlames ...is not a Belgian football team

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    It also shows that the Valerie laptop is indeed portable.
     
  15. Maki role

    Maki role Dale you're on a roll... Staff

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    Wouldn't have been able to steal Acer's "laptop"...
     
  16. RedFlames

    RedFlames ...is not a Belgian football team

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    Probably wouldn't have wanted to either...
     
  17. sixfootsideburns

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    I must say it would be a genius piece of advertising in the end if this were the case. Similar to when one of Gary Powell (Apple software engineer) "accidentally" left the iPhone 4 prototype at a bar. Simple mistake? Or brilliant marketing?
     
  18. Xir

    Xir Well-Known Member

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    Isn't that the guy that got shot down with the U2? :naughty:
    They must have mighty old engineers.
     
  19. azrael-

    azrael- I'm special...

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    Apparently, the word on Razer's FB page is now that two "Valerie" prototypes have been nicked. One under each arm?
     
  20. Taua

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    linus probably took it, he's gone rogue :eek:
     

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