Sometimes, when you lose something, you can gain something too. Sometimes, when you feel someone has wronged you, there might be an avenue down which you can discover a little solace--or even a touch of revenge.
This seems to be the case with Mark Bao and his stolen MacBook Air.
Bao, you see, might have not done well in leaving his laptop in a lounge at Bentley University in Waltham, Mass., allowing an opportunist to swipe it earlier this year. However, he had already embedded a little wisdom inside of his machine by installing BackBlaze software.
This, the way CBS News.com tells it, allowed him to enter his laptop remotely and see what might be going on there. Or, indeed, going down.
And what a picture of humanity in the Facebook age was revealed.
The first thing the alleged thief reportedly did was photograph himself. Then he filmed himself dancing to Tyga's "Make It Rain." Bao, naturally, was impressed by the software's performance rather more than he was by the alleged thief's.… Read more