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Wednesday, April 20, 2005

And Now Something Completely Different, Part II.

Here is a priceless link to a video wherein a Berkeley professor attempts to put the fear of God into the person who took his laptop. The good stuff begins at about 48:50 into the lecture. The text of the speech is here. (HT: Boing Boing: Berkeley laptop thief is scared out of his wits by professor via Southern California Law Blog.)

By the way, if a lawyer threatened the kind of criminal and administrative repercussions outlined in these links, he or she would be subject to discipline. (Cal. Rules of Professional Conduct Rule 5-100. )

UPDATE: The Berkeley folks have apparently decided to excise/disable the portion of the video containing the professor's message to the alleged laptop thief. However, the transcript link still works, and here is the audio.