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An advanced script/web solution to track stolen Macs
Authored by: asmeurer on Aug 30, '08 11:16:32AM
I like the background picture idea, but the English is a little shaky. I would have it say:

The file system is corrupt.
Please take this computer to the nearest Apple Store to repair this for free.

This seems more like typical dialogs on the Mac (except for the content, of course). Also, I remove the button from the dialog, since it won't pulse anyway and can't be clicked. Maybe it would even be possible to use AppleScript to make it a real, dragable dialog.

If you're really sneaky, you maybe could even type in a phone number for them to call, which would somehow alert the authorities or you.

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An advanced script/web solution to track stolen Macs
Authored by: S on Aug 31, '08 03:31:01AM

I'd like it to simulate a kernel panic. After several reboots the thief will figure that something is seriously wrong with the computer.



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An advanced script/web solution to track stolen Macs
Authored by: S on Aug 31, '08 03:35:04AM
display alert "The file system is corrupt." message "Please take this computer to an Apple Authorised Service Provider for a free repair." as warning

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