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A Pizza Box for Your Laptop

CmdrTaco posted more than 9 years ago | from the just-a-little-bit-late dept.

Toys 526

Dark Twonky writes "Human Beans is selling the perfect gift for the geek who has everything. It's the PowerPizza, a pizza box for transporting your precious laptop in. From the web site: Desirable laptops are desirable to thieves too. Disguise your laptop with a PowerPizza and reduce the risk of getting it nicked."

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526 comments

accidents (2, Insightful)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#11253567)

And when the pizza gets thrown in the garbage...

Re:accidents (4, Funny)

frankthechicken (607647) | more than 9 years ago | (#11253628)

Never going to happen around here.

Those pizza boxes get double/triple/quadruple checked in case there is the slightest remnant of cheese left before they are reluctantly chucked into the gaping bin.

And besides who's going to throw away a significantly heavier than usual box without checking inside?

Unless... (5, Funny)

tony_ratboy (228844) | more than 9 years ago | (#11253569)

The thief is hungry.

woooo (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#11253570)

my first post ever

Liar (1, Funny)

BlueCodeWarrior (638065) | more than 9 years ago | (#11253681)

I swear I've seen someone with the name 'Anonymous Coward' around here before...

Re:woooo (-1, Offtopic)

bairy (755347) | more than 9 years ago | (#11253717)

...and you fail it.

Bet ya feel proud to have been smacking refresh now don't ya.

Back Pack (5, Informative)

natron 2.0 (615149) | more than 9 years ago | (#11253571)

I carry mine in a non-descript back pack rather than an obvious laptop case that has DELL written all over it.

Re:Back Pack (3, Funny)

StevenHenderson (806391) | more than 9 years ago | (#11253608)

I carry mine in a non-descript back pack rather than an obvious laptop case that has DELL written all over it.

Or you could leave it in the DELL box. That would keep any informed thieves away. :)

Re:Back Pack (1)

troc (3606) | more than 9 years ago | (#11253619)

Surely, having DELL written all over a laptop case would prevent theft in the first place :)*smirk*

Troc.

PS It's a joke......!

Re:Back Pack (1)

Entropius (188861) | more than 9 years ago | (#11253714)

I had a laptop in a nondescript backpack swiped out of my car a few months ago.

Dunno how they knew there were goodies inside, but there was a laptop-theft-ring operating in Huntsville at the time...

Re:Back Pack (1)

WhatAmIDoingHere (742870) | more than 9 years ago | (#11253766)

If you were aware of a laptop theft ring operating in the area, why leave your laptop in your car?

this'll work (3, Funny)

unformed (225214) | more than 9 years ago | (#11253572)

until some stoned kid walks by your car and decides he wants some pizza ....

he'll take it home and be pissed off he only got a laptop.

Translation (2, Informative)

tarunthegreat2 (761545) | more than 9 years ago | (#11253575)

"Nicked" is English for "Stolen" for those who only speak "American".....

Now if only you could type... (1)

Uptown Joe (819388) | more than 9 years ago | (#11253611)

and make your text sound like Sean Connery..

Re:Translation (1, Insightful)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#11253613)

Asshat is American for dopey limey bastard... I mean brit.

Re:Translation (1, Funny)

BigDork1001 (683341) | more than 9 years ago | (#11253618)

Nicked us Americans can get for the most part. It's crazy crap like "nappy" instead of diaper or "snog" instead of kiss that makes us wonder what the heck you put in your tea.

Re:Translation (1, Funny)

Blitzenn (554788) | more than 9 years ago | (#11253719)

yea, I would be pretty pissed if my laptop got nicked. ;) oh! but pissed means 'drunk' over there too. Maybe I wouldn't be able to afford to be 'pissed' then.

FP! (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#11253576)

Pizza boxes? Dopey brits! They don't make good pizza!

Re:FP! (1)

iDrifter (640031) | more than 9 years ago | (#11253690)

All the more this guise will work.

Because there is nothing else to comment about... (1, Funny)

RobPiano (471698) | more than 9 years ago | (#11253578)

Goddamn it! There's no pizza in here! What a total rip off! I guess I'll just have to take this laptop.

Boring...

College Kids (1)

xeonon (754912) | more than 9 years ago | (#11253581)

I live on a college campus and this would be more likely to get my laptop stolen. Nice idea though.

Great... (1)

rbarreira (836272) | more than 9 years ago | (#11253582)

now the community of slashdot reading thieves knows what to look for :P

Re:Great... (-1, Redundant)

Heftklammerdosierer! (846009) | more than 9 years ago | (#11253648)

But what will you do with all the accidentally stolen pizzas? PBay? Pizza2Peer network? ... 3. Profit!!!

Instead of Theives (2, Funny)

bpb213 (561569) | more than 9 years ago | (#11253587)

1. Steal Pizza Box (because you're really hungry)
2. Put laptop on Ebay.
3. Profit!

Oh wait, I need a ??? in there somewhere...

Re:Instead of Theives (-1, Redundant)

Cappy Red (576737) | more than 9 years ago | (#11253651)

4. ???
5. Buy pizza to satisfy hunger.

1 post... (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#11253588)

.. and it's dead already :|

Where I work/live (0)

bwcarty (660606) | more than 9 years ago | (#11253589)

Everyone already has a laptop...not everybody has a pizza.
I'd be more likely to have my system stolen this way.

Ok... (2, Funny)

PhilippeT (697931) | more than 9 years ago | (#11253590)

I don't know about everyone else but I wouldn't put my laptop in that. Do you know how hungry jocks are in college... they might not even care that's it's a laptop and eat it regardless.

Re:Ok... (-1)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#11253784)

hahahahaha you so funny!

Hmmmm (0, Redundant)

auburnate (755235) | more than 9 years ago | (#11253592)

So instead of some savvy theif mugging you for your 3k laptop, you'll have a homeless man taking you down for a slice of pepperoni? .... Ok!

Re:Hmmmm (1)

radja (58949) | more than 9 years ago | (#11253746)

just write pineapple on the box. no sane person would eat a pizza with pineapple.

HAY I HAVE A SWELL IDEA (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#11253593)



Put it in a goddamn bag, retard.

Pizza Box? (-1, Redundant)

canoe_head (772949) | more than 9 years ago | (#11253594)

Um, I'm no expert on theft trends, but I know at university a pizza box was probably a lot more likely to be stolen if it was left lying around.

Mmmmm.... (-1, Redundant)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#11253597)

Are there no hungry thieves?

Backpack (1)

east coast (590680) | more than 9 years ago | (#11253598)

I normally keep my laptop in a Targus backpack. This way it's easy to transport and not as easily forgotten.

While the pizza box concept is neat to a point I can't imagine putting all the items I need into it and it doesn't seem to be designed for it. Really, who only carries their laptop in their laptop bag?

Stolen Laptops. (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#11253600)

Sadly, my ten year old laptop is probably worth less than a fresh pizza. Perhaps disguising my pizzas as it would prevent my flatmates from nicking my food.

Domino's (3, Funny)

AtariAmarok (451306) | more than 9 years ago | (#11253601)

If your pizza box has a Domino's logo, there is no chance that anyone would steal it to get the contents, either.

Stallmanus (-1, Flamebait)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#11253604)

"I am a goat fucker!" -Richard Stallman, 1994

A bit of MIT/LCS lore here.

RMS used to live on the 7th floor of LCS. That's where he used to have his office before he resigned in protest over the commercialization of something or another. But they let him keep his office, and he lives there, because he refuses to have an apartment. (Given the rent rates in Cambridge, the assholeness of most landlords, I don't blame him. Rather than live in my office, I chose to move to Texas, and the change in rent rates and lack of state income tax resulted in an immediate %25 pay raise. RMS doesn't have that option because we have the death penalty for people like him down here.)

Anyway, RMS has or had a number or geek chick groupies. I wouldn't call any of the ones I've seen "hot", really -- well except for this one little psycho jewish undergrad from NYC. He would sleep with them on the sofa in his office. That's why he got kicked out off floor 7, and down to the 3 floor, is that the cleaning staff complained about pulling used condoms out from behind the sofas. No joke. You can use this information for trolling if you wish, but it's all true.

RMS has a phobia of water that prevents him from showering. This is part of this post I know from first hand experience, because I myself have observed him taking a sponge bath in the 3d floor mens room in LCS. Apparently once he had a girlfriend who he was totally in love with, and she convinced him to take one shower a week. It was a traumatic experience for him each time.

RMS also has a phobia of spider plants. When RMS starts bothering a grad student and going to his office and talking to him constantly and getting him to spend all his time writing free software, the grad student will complain to someone on the floor, and they'll let them in on the secrete -- get a spider plant in your office. The next time RMS drops by, his eyes will bulge a little and he'll say " Umm. . . I wanted to talk to you about hacking some elisp code . . . why don't you stop by my office sometime ?" and make a hasty exit.

One of his more nasty habits is picking huge flakes of dandruff out of his hair while talking to you. At least he doesn't eat them, like some people I know.

Now, I know everyone loves to make fun of RMS, and I'm feeding that a bit here, so I'd just like to say that I think he really is a genius, on the order of Socrates (another filthy slob who couldn't keep a normal living arrangement, and lived in a barrel) or Ghandi or Ezekiel. Everything he has ever said to me, while sounding naive and idealistic and stupid at the time, turned out to later be correct.

The only thing I fear in his philosophy is his interest in reducing population growth. Everyone else I know of who was obsessed with that "problem" turned out to have facist or totolitarian tendencies, and I think that the problem will solve itself as more and more of the world moves into a middle class type existence.

But on everything else, bitter experiences have taught me he is right. I will not use any non-GPLd or lGPLd software, and I look forward to being able to buy only "open" hardware. I would like to see software patents completely eliminated, and with the development of digitial communication, I see no reason why shouldn't simply repeal all of Title 17 and do away with all copyrights. They just aren't needed. I expect to spend much of my life being paid to write software, and I just don't see copyrights has helping me in anyway.

Has the author never been to a college dorm? (-1, Redundant)

nlinecomputers (602059) | more than 9 years ago | (#11253606)

Leave an unattended pizza box alone for 10 seconds and it is gone. This will not prevent theft it will just increase it.

Are the edges padded? (4, Insightful)

SallyShears (451561) | more than 9 years ago | (#11253607)

Looks cool, but ...

I don't see any protective padding at the edges where it's needed.

-- Sally

Velcroed (is that a verb?) to the middle of da box (0)

Uptown Joe (819388) | more than 9 years ago | (#11253645)

duh

Or (1)

ValuJet (587148) | more than 9 years ago | (#11253610)

You could just order a pizza and use that box.

Precious my precious (0)

smooth wombat (796938) | more than 9 years ago | (#11253620)

It's the PowerPizza, a pizza box for transporting your precious laptop in.

Poor geeks. Now when they use the LOTR line will they be talking about their laptop or the pizza?

Why not cut out the middleman... (3, Insightful)

d3vpsaux (587601) | more than 9 years ago | (#11253629)

...and buy a pizza for that much. Or better yet, buy the pizza and ask for a spare box. Some acoustic foam and velcro, and you're good to go.

a bit too flimsy for my taste (1)

Polysics (837417) | more than 9 years ago | (#11253632)

"Each PowerPizza laptop disguise is handmade in London using genuine italian-style pizza boxes"

that sounds not too durable to me. i'd rather put mine in a good carrying case and risk it, rather than some flimsy box.

Because everyone walks around with pizza boxes (2, Insightful)

cabjf (710106) | more than 9 years ago | (#11253638)

Wouldn't carrying a pizza box everywhere look more suspicious than carrying a bag around?

Re:Because everyone walks around with pizza boxes (2, Insightful)

allism (457899) | more than 9 years ago | (#11253821)

Not to mention the inconvenience - you can't carry the box like a normal laptop bag, and even if you could, who would carry a pizza that way?

So thieves just... (4, Informative)

Iphtashu Fitz (263795) | more than 9 years ago | (#11253640)

Look for people walking around with pizza boxes tucked under their arms... That's what'll end up happening after people get tired of carrying their laptop around like it's a pizza.

yeah... (1)

Wolfger (96957) | more than 9 years ago | (#11253643)

...because nobody ever nicks a slice of pizza! LOL

Surgeon General Warning (1)

pin0 (734385) | more than 9 years ago | (#11253653)

Never try eating your laptop

Weeeee-ooooohh (1)

b00m3rang (682108) | more than 9 years ago | (#11253802)

That's the sound my foghorn just made for that one. :)

What if the thief is hungry? (1)

ebunga (95613) | more than 9 years ago | (#11253658)

I know a pizza delivery person, he was robbed at gun point. The thief stole the pizza and not his cash!

Worlds. Stupidest. Product. (4, Insightful)

mumblestheclown (569987) | more than 9 years ago | (#11253660)

For all the reasons that slashdotters are doubtlessly now pounding out furiously on their keyboards and more, this is perhaps the dumbest product I have ever seen.

If real.

And I can't be asked to do the due diligence to see if it is.

Don't carry it vertically (2, Insightful)

JamJam (785046) | more than 9 years ago | (#11253666)

To prevent some finger pointing and laughing it'd be best to carry this "Pizza Case" horizontally - which would be a real pain and kind of limits this carrying case usefulness.

used diapers (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#11253668)

How about a used diaper bag instead of a pizza box. I just checked the US Patent Office site and Microsoft claimed the idea 5 seconds ago.

Not enough padding. (1)

signingis (158683) | more than 9 years ago | (#11253669)

Cute idea, but there's no side padding.

About the only thing more likely for (-1, Redundant)

Prince Vegeta SSJ4 (718736) | more than 9 years ago | (#11253672)

a nerd to Boost than a laptop, is Pizza. This inreases the risk of theft.

mmmmm Pizza

PowerPizza pics (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#11253676)

Since we're all looking for pictures anyway, see google's image cache [google.com] .

They're thumbnails, but you get the idea well enough.

New laptop bag! (0)

east coast (590680) | more than 9 years ago | (#11253679)

I will make a laptop bag that looks like a job application. No theif will want that.

Idiot poster (0)

harris s newman (714436) | more than 9 years ago | (#11253683)

RTFM it is a fictional product.

questions? (2, Insightful)

WormholeFiend (674934) | more than 9 years ago | (#11253684)

How do you carry a laptop in a bag? Vertically

How do you carry a pizza in a box? Horizontally

There's your disguise spoiler right there.

I can think of better disguises (1)

elecngnr (843285) | more than 9 years ago | (#11253692)

I agree with all of those above who say a pizza box is a bad idea. I know way too may people who would pass a laptop bag up to get that pizza.

However, I could leave my Error Control Coding, LaTeX, or Unix Manual anywhere for days and they would be there when I returned. Books are probably not the right size, but maybe as a laptop sleeve.

Bad service (2, Funny)

mrjb (547783) | more than 9 years ago | (#11253699)

"Please allow 14 days for delivery." Thats gotta be the slowest pizza ever!!!!

Re:Bad service (1)

LiquidCoooled (634315) | more than 9 years ago | (#11253815)

Lets put it another way,

if they DON'T deliver in 14 days, do I get the laptop for free?

This reminds me.... (5, Funny)

AtariAmarok (451306) | more than 9 years ago | (#11253700)

This reminds me of back in the day when I delivered pizza for college money. To prevent hungry college students from stealing the pizza, I disguised them in "Packard Bell" computer boxes; that way no-one ever bothered me!

To some, food is worth more than hardware (1, Funny)

t_allardyce (48447) | more than 9 years ago | (#11253703)

Knowing the price of pizza in London this will still be a theft target! Its more likely that someone will just steal it thinking its food and then get a good/bad surprise depending on the quality of your laptop and their hunger. Great joke though, I wonder how many they will actually sell? it was probably some student project..

Re:To some, food is worth more than hardware (1)

t_allardyce (48447) | more than 9 years ago | (#11253759)

Hey and I was spot on (golf clap) - look around the site, its just a students fictional product..

oh great... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#11253705)

now i have to worry about my pizza being nicked because it looks like a laptop. great...

Try explaining the pizza box to your boss... (1)

phaln (579585) | more than 9 years ago | (#11253720)

How about just not leaving it in your car, or another place where it's easily stolen?

I'd look like a dipshit walking around with a pizza box under my arm, or sitting on a park bench typing into a pizza box.

Besides, after a while, you'd think burglars would catch on to the singular design of the box, especially when it's not an imitation of a popular vendor. I mean, this is a great idea in theory, but I think the execution is a bit narrow at the moment.

This is a great idea, but I thought of a better 1 (-1, Flamebait)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#11253722)

1) Make up some ridiculous way to solve a non-existent problem that involves buying a cardboard box for $12.99

2) Pretend it's cool and nerdy

3) Bribe Slashdot ""editors"" like Cmdr "pantz r optional" Taco to post your dumbass solution to Slashdot.

4) Profit from clueless geeks.

5) Connect a gasmask and tubing to your own anus, suffocate, and die. kthnx.

That's all fine and dandy... (1)

krinsh (94283) | more than 9 years ago | (#11253725)

until you come across a hungry thief! I can see it now - they come back and hit you with your laptop box (after fencing the laptop) because they were just looking for a snack.

Snow Crash (1)

tjmcgee (749076) | more than 9 years ago | (#11253727)

Can't someone come up with a Snow Crash joke/reference. We're already 40 posts into this story and no one has mentioned it yet. What is slashdot coming to?

Re:Snow Crash (1)

BoomTechnology (832547) | more than 9 years ago | (#11253801)

BEST IDEA EVER: the company label on the pizza box should be "Cosa Nostra Pizza" marketing genious right there if you ask me. The geeks would be dropping like flies all over it. I'm sure so many more people would buy the box then. that's my only snowcrash reference for ya.

Fictional Products (1)

HogGeek (456673) | more than 9 years ago | (#11253728)

While this isn't one of their Fictional Products [humanbeans.net] , I don't think I'd be willing to bet the security of my $3000+ laptop on a product from a company that doesn't produce much else.

I'll stick with my backpack, and never letting it out of my site...

Worst. Invention. Ever. (1)

saddino (183491) | more than 9 years ago | (#11253733)

Disguise your laptop with a PowerPizza and reduce the risk of getting it nicked.

and increase the risk of someone throwing it into the trash?

Yeah, so... (2, Funny)

o'reor (581921) | more than 9 years ago | (#11253735)

My advice to muggers.

...how do you know a guy carrying a pizza from a guy carrying a laptop ?

Hint : a guy handling a real pizza usually does not carry it vertically under his arm...

Wow (1)

roddefig (618427) | more than 9 years ago | (#11253739)

No one carries a pizza with them on a daily basis. They could have made a better choice of disguises. As already pointed out, you would have to carry it horizontally or else you would really stand out.

"There goes another executive lunchbox"!!! (3, Interesting)

Pig Hogger (10379) | more than 9 years ago | (#11253744)

Many moons ago, a company decided to introduce an executive lunchbox, to enable white-collar workers to bring their lunch to the office without having to face the social stigma associated with obvious blue-collar lunchboxes.

A full-swing marketing campaign was launched, so no one would be ignorant of what those "executive lunchboxes" looked like.

The result was predictable: EVERYONE knew when some white-collar worker was bringing his lunch to the office, thus triggering the same social stigma as if he were carrying a blue-collar lunchbox, as blue-collar workers would laugh with a big "THERE GOES ANOTHER EXECUTIVE LUNCHBOX!!!" whenever they saw one.

The phrase eventually became a Madison Avenue monicker to designate a marketing failure...

Couldn't you just get this from your Pizzeria? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#11253750)

My local pizzaria has plenty of cardboard boxes that look exactly like the one advertised, except I'd have to add the phone. Other than that... is it really worth $15 Us Dollars for this thing? NO.

Good idea though... but wouldn't it look funny to carry this thing around every single day ... and not have people get suspicious?

Brooklyn.

Coincidence (1)

Anne Thwacks (531696) | more than 9 years ago | (#11253751)

What a coincidence -

I just bought one of these from Pizza-a-gogo but I paid only £7.50 and got a free meat feast pizza with it!

13 quid? (1)

lampajoo (841845) | more than 9 years ago | (#11253754)

What a rip-off. if you actually think this is a good idea, which it isn't, then just get some foam and some straps and put it in an old pizza box. This would be cheaper and you'd get a real pizza to boot.

This is great! (1)

hGMFliP (94132) | more than 9 years ago | (#11253761)

Soon, I can get an anti-shock ThinkGeek caffeinated mints tin for my hacked Treo 650 [slashdot.org] ... and no one would be the wiser!

lan parties? (1)

justforaday (560408) | more than 9 years ago | (#11253763)

Better be careful with this thing if you take your laptop to a LAN party. "Ummm, who threw out all the pizza boxes? SHIT!!!"

Other cool stuff too (1)

karvind (833059) | more than 9 years ago | (#11253765)

Check other cool stuff at Human Beans website [humanbeans.net] . too. They have a cool neurometer and visi-germ (which makes germ visible after you are done cleaning).

-a

proper ventilation? (1)

kevinx (790831) | more than 9 years ago | (#11253768)

dude.. your pizza smells like burnt plastic

Security via Obscurity? (1)

ewanrg (446949) | more than 9 years ago | (#11253773)

This sounds like the oft discussed "Security via Obscurity", and I suspect it would be equally effective. Once word gets around that folks are carrying valuable items in Pizza boxes, even Pizzas won't be safe...

Now, as a Geek Gift I think this has real potential - but in that "case" they really should have gotten this out before Christmas.

---

Yeah, I do crazy stuff like that here [blogspot.com] too ;-)

well for your information (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#11253774)

this is nothing new-

i've been using laptop bags to hide my precious pizza in for about 4 years. there's even compartments for the special garlic sauce, and my parmesan cheese.

Mirror (1)

FortKnox (169099) | more than 9 years ago | (#11253776)

Mirrordot to the rescue [mirrordot.org] !

This reminds me of a SNL commercial. Its a broken down pile of crap for a car, but the inside is super luxurious. No one wants to steal a beatup car, so you can live the luxurious life without worrying about theft. Yeah, but you look like a retard.
How would you feel bringing a pizza box to the boardroom of a fortune-500 company in an attempt to sell you product to executives. Funny idea, incredibly stupid to go through with it, though.

Put in giant can of American Cola (1)

spywarearcata.com (841806) | more than 9 years ago | (#11253778)

A fine soft drink product from Romania. You know those fake cans that you can hide money and uh keys in? Well I think your computer wouldn't be nicked if it were inside a giant version of one.

Way too expensive... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#11253779)

Thirteen freakin' Brit pounds (~ US$25) for a simple cardboard box with a couple chunks of foam in it??? They gotta be out of their minds.

Something doesn't seem right.... (1)

Xaroth (67516) | more than 9 years ago | (#11253786)

I'm going to go out on a limb here and guess that I was in the minority of people who actually read the article.

Something about a link to "Fictional Products" on the top of the page doesn't exactly instill confidence in the product.

Not that it won't stop a thousand /.'ers from making pizza-box case mods with their laptops and posting links to said mods here.

whatabout the other way round (2, Funny)

genomicssheep (663062) | more than 9 years ago | (#11253787)

Many laptops are stolen in airports because they are in clearly visible laptop bags - why not stuff a laptop bag full of "old" pizza just for a laugh? This could guarantee some extra-fun airport security checks!

Might it not increase the risk? (1)

jpsowin (325530) | more than 9 years ago | (#11253799)

Think about it. A hungry thief would steal a pizza before a laptop. Then, when he opened it what a suprise that would be!

Of course, once he realized he didn't get no grub, he would kill you.

How about.. (1)

Gallowsgod (766508) | more than 9 years ago | (#11253804)

a really, really hungry thief?
"Laptop in geeky box stolen by foodcrazed mugger on marihuana"

fresh prince (1)

mvizos (622166) | more than 9 years ago | (#11253805)

Does no one remember history? The fresh prince of bel-air did this before moving to bel-air...(he & jeff discussed it one day). Unfortunately, he was keeping his schoolbooks in the box, not a laptop. Same principles apply. Someone stole the box, hoping for the pizza itself. I know at my job, the pizza would be considered more valuable than the laptop.

2 things. (1)

Raven42rac (448205) | more than 9 years ago | (#11253807)

A pizza box is probably more tempting to a wider audience than a laptop would be. I carry mine in one of those zip up binders in an extremely old crappy backpack.

The dumbest idea...ever! (4, Insightful)

jacobcaz (91509) | more than 9 years ago | (#11253811)

This is one of the dumber things I've ever seen. They recommend you put the box in your bag, but isn't this exactly why they would want you to buy this in the first place?
  • Putting your PowerPizza in a carrier bag will not only increase the level of disguise - it'll keep it dry too.
And how awkward would it be to walk around carrying a pizza box? If you tucked it under your arm, people would know it wasn't a pizza. If you walked around with it held in a proper pizza manner that would suck too.

Really, how hard is it to pick up a nice black leather or blastic nylon bag that isn't plastered with "TARGUS" logos and just KEEP YOUR EYE ON THE DAMN LAPTOP?

I've owned many laptops for many years and I've never once come close to having it nicked because I tend to pay attention to my surroundings when I'm carrying it with me.

Don't need no steenking case... (2, Interesting)

0x0000 (140863) | more than 9 years ago | (#11253813)

I saw a guy on the plane the other day who I thought had the right idea: He didn't have a case - just stuck the notebook in the seat-back pocket.

I got a big anti-static bag from one of the lab techs that should be sufficient to protect it from such "weather" as it might encounter, and I figure to keep the power brick in my purse/pocket/whatever...

Laptop cases are an anachronism.

"Hey why do you have a pizza box on your back?" (1)

Cappy Red (576737) | more than 9 years ago | (#11253817)

I can think of any number of places I would take my laptop; I can think of very few I'd take my pizza.

Yeah... basically I think I'd just be embarrassed to walk to any place with a pizza box that wasn't my home or the home of a friend. Actually, the walking between homes with the pizza box would be embarrassing too. My natural habit to hold the box sideways might also attract unwanted attention. I don't even want to consider taking the thing into a coffee place or restaurant.

I can just see some bloke at Joe's pizza saying, "hey man, what's with the box?" To which I can easily answer, "oh, it's cool, I brought my own."

Seems like a waste... (1)

FlimFlamboyant (804293) | more than 9 years ago | (#11253818)

Why not just paint a big apple on the cover of your laptop?

OMG, I'M KIDDING!!! *Takes cover*

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