Sad Story

Karthik Kumar karthikkumar at
Thu Dec 11 12:30:25 CET 2008

I wouldn't worry about the robber coming home and beating you up for a
USB charger at all. It looks like many el-cheapo phones (<$60) come
with USB chargers and cables which also work with the Freerunner. That
makes it easier to steal the Freerunner though :(

Keeping a poison-pill splash screen sounds like a great idea. Maybe
you could keep a screaming sound too (Help! I'm stolen) which can be
disabled if u quickly pressed some keys/parts of the screen when it
boots up. Of course, if you're lazy to do that, you could be in
trouble for stealing your own phone.

On Thu, Dec 11, 2008 at 4:27 AM, Yorick Moko <yorickmoko at> wrote:
> since there is a mini-usb port the robber will be able to find it out;
> he'll probably beat you to death for wasting his time with something
> that vagely looks like like a phone but that he can't get to work as
> one even after tinkering with it for months :)
> On Wed, Dec 10, 2008 at 11:15 PM, Joachim Ott <jo.omsl at> wrote:
>> Putting your address on the splash screen could turn into a poison pill for
>> yourself. The robber could come to your house and beat you with a pair of
>> tennis shoes until you tell him where you have the charger.
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