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Submission + - SETI@Home tracks stolen laptop, reunites couple

yuna49 writes: Thieves recently stole a laptop belonging to the estranged wife of a computer programmer in Minnesota. Luckily the husband had installed SETI@Home on the machine. He saw the computer appear on the SETI site three times in a week and gave the IP address to the authorities. This lead to the recovery of the laptop and a reconciliation between the estranged couple.

Those who do things in a noble spirit of self-sacrifice are to be avoided at all costs. -- N. Alexander.

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