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bearic
Apr 14, 2004

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$1 sent. How can I resist?

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bearic
Apr 14, 2004

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I'd say he is pushing $100 easy by now. Just the people that posted their donations probably tops the goal of $80 or whatever.

bearic
Apr 14, 2004

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Those images were really hilarious. The look on that guy's face when he opens up his box to find P-P-P-Powerbook. Absolutely priceless.

bearic
Apr 14, 2004

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http://www.vegaji.com/images/righthand.jpg
http://www.vegaji.com/images/laser.jpg
http://www.vegaji.com/images/bluetoothmouse1.jpg
http://www.vegaji.com/images/bottomright.jpg
http://www.vegaji.com/images/leftmenu.jpg
http://www.vegaji.com/images/topmenu.jpg
http://www.vegaji.com/images/functionkey.jpg
http://www.vegaji.com/images/touchpad.jpg
http://www.vegaji.com/images/topclosed.jpg
http://www.vegaji.com/images/back1.jpg
http://www.vegaji.com/images/back2.jpg

Edit: Back2/Firewire picture added. Forgot that one.

bearic fucked around with this message at Apr 28, 2004 around 23:36

bearic
Apr 14, 2004

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I really hope the Romania thing doesn't relate to the guy, this would be about the best thread ever if we can get a picture of the guy opening the P-P-P-Powerbook.

And in case anyone missed them (with added Firewire picture I forgot earlier)...

http://www.vegaji.com/images/righthand.jpg
http://www.vegaji.com/images/laser.jpg
http://www.vegaji.com/images/bluetoothmouse1.jpg
http://www.vegaji.com/images/bottomright.jpg
http://www.vegaji.com/images/leftmenu.jpg
http://www.vegaji.com/images/topmenu.jpg
http://www.vegaji.com/images/functionkey.jpg
http://www.vegaji.com/images/touchpad.jpg
http://www.vegaji.com/images/topclosed.jpg
http://www.vegaji.com/images/back1.jpg
http://www.vegaji.com/images/back2.jpg

bearic
Apr 14, 2004

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Okay, let's do a quick thing of math. Let's say the package is there at 8-11 AM British time. About what time would that be for those of us on the other side of the Atlantic? I have a feeling it'll be a little too late for me.

bearic
Apr 14, 2004

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Okay, thanks. It's add 6 hours for me. If it's 10 AM (just an average between 8 AM and Noon), then 4 PM is very reasonable. I'd really like to see this go down as it happens.

bearic
Apr 14, 2004

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What is funnier than 10-20 goons sitting outside a barber shop, with digital cameras/laptops in hands waiting for a FedEx truck?

Okay, so there are things funnier, but it's good still.

bearic
Apr 14, 2004

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quote:

Starbucks came out of the closet to say:

:britain:

That's awesome, man. (or woman? I didn't check)

bearic
Apr 14, 2004

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It almost seems too perfect if it worked. But what is the possibility of getting pictures of the guy opening the package? That would just be too good, and something that good just can't happen.

bearic
Apr 14, 2004

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My opinion is that the Romania link is nothing important. He either got a username/password of a Romanian for some service (ebay or something), or he is using a Romanian proxy.

But I could of missed some information in the thread.

Let's all just hope we get some gratification, it takes hours to read through this entire thread.

bearic
Apr 14, 2004

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I have a feeling that the P-P-P-Powerbook screensaver will tip the guy off. But yet again, he may never even give a second thought to it.

bearic
Apr 14, 2004

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I have to admit that Starbucks was pretty brave. He changed the screensavers, caught the delivery (whether or not it was the triple P Powerbook) on webcam, and acquired info about the computer(s)

BRAVO

bearic
Apr 14, 2004

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quote:

MyNameIsJeff came out of the closet to say:
my new title makes me sad.

I liked P-P-P-Powerbook more.

bearic
Apr 14, 2004

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loving. Awesome. This thread can still deliver even more funny.

The only downside is that we have to wait until Friday or later.

bearic
Apr 14, 2004

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quote:

sven523 came out of the closet to say:
Awesome. I don't have any papers to do this time so I'll just make some ramen and camp out here.

I have a paper due for Spanish tomorrow. Camp out here...do paper that will raise my grade from B+ to A- in Spanish...I'll camp out here.

bearic
Apr 14, 2004

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clayw came out of the closet to say:


Pics of the middle fingers of every single goon in this thread. Accompanied with with a big gently caress YOU!!! in huge macro-style font.

I REALLY wish I had a digital camera/webcam right now.

bearic
Apr 14, 2004

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And if he sends pictures of the P-P-P-Powerbook to show you of the lack of a real Powebook, tell him that he's lying and made the P-P-P-Powerbook himself and is just trying to scam you.

bearic
Apr 14, 2004

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quote:

Wheeler came out of the closet to say:
I am very confused as to why this thread became so insanely popular.

Two words:

Goon. Justice.

bearic
Apr 14, 2004

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quote:

sven523 came out of the closet to say:

When you can't keep it up anymore send him a copy of this thread (edited in some way or another of course).

Or, leave printed copies of the thread in the mailbox of the barber shop. Also, save the thread in file format and put them on like 20 CDs. Put these CDs in each of the CD drives of the computers of the barber shop. As if the P-P-P-Powerbook screensavers haven't tipped them off enough.

bearic
Apr 14, 2004

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It is declared $2000. Maybe Jeff thinks that the P-P-P-Powerbook is worth $2000, considering it's a one-of-a-kind piece of art.

bearic
Apr 14, 2004

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Once the thread is all done and over (when it's Goldmined, more than likely), I'll save the whole thread and host it as well. We need to make sure that this is remembered forever (never forget).

I can't wait until tomorrow, it seems to be the D-Day of this thread.

bearic
Apr 14, 2004

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quote:

MyNameIsJeff came out of the closet to say:
:siren::siren::siren::siren:

-----Original Message-----
From: Gianluca [mailto:scont06@yahoo.com]
Sent: Thursday, May 06, 2004 2:49 PM
To: MyNameIsJeff
Subject: Re: Package cannot be delivered!

Dear sir,

Today I have made the payment for the duty taxes.I went personal to Fedex and made the payment.Everything now is ok and they told me that they will deliver it to me tomorrow or latest at 10 o'clock in the morning on Monday.Sorry for this delay but Fedex told me that this is the best they can do.Anyway they will deliver it till Monday aftrenoon and will be fine.
Next week we can finalize the deal.
Thank you for your patience and hope to be ok now.

Holy gently caress, Monday is when this chapter of the 3P Powerbook story reaches its climax.

bearic
Apr 14, 2004

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So, are there any London goons that are going to the barbershop Monday? This is for real, it seems. I would pay for the video of the guy opening P-P-P-Powerbook.

bearic
Apr 14, 2004

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quote:

IndyPunkOne came out of the closet to say:
looks like another late night F5'ing Fedex tracking info :dance: :(

Is there a way to have Fedex auto-email you if the shipping details are updated?

bearic
Apr 14, 2004

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I'll try to quickly recap it for those that do not want to read a couple thousand posts.

MyNameisJeff(Jeff) posted about how this guy on ebay (scammer) wanted to buy his Powerbook (notice the single P). The guy was obviously a scammer. Some goons track the scammer down, and it turns out that the scammer did some clever identity theft (of the college professor). So, Jeff instead gets the address that he is supposed to ship the Powerbook to. Jeff lives in Washington (state) and the scammer lives (or the package is at least going to) in London. Some goons get a map of the general region of the place, and it turns out to be Jean Climax's barbershop/internet cafe. Jeff gets the idea of turning a binder into a fake powerbook. He names his genius creation the 'P-P-P=Powerbook'. Here are the pictures for those who have not seen it:

http://www.vegaji.com/images/back1.jpg
http://www.vegaji.com/images/topclosed.jpg
http://www.vegaji.com/images/touchpad.jpg
http://www.vegaji.com/images/functionkey.jpg
http://www.vegaji.com/images/topmenu.jpg
http://www.vegaji.com/images/leftmenu.jpg
http://www.vegaji.com/images/bottomright.jpg
http://www.vegaji.com/images/bluetoothmouse1.jpg
http://www.vegaji.com/images/laser.jpg
http://www.vegaji.com/images/righthand.jpg
http://www.vegaji.com/images/back2.jpg

With the help of some very quick and efficient fundraising from goons, Jeff gets the $90 or whatever shipping fees to ship the P-P-P-Powerbook (3P-Powerbook). It is shipped. Meanwhile, some goons have located and taken pictures of the barbershop/internet cafe. Around the time the package is estimated to arrive, Starbucks and Pipski go to the barbershop. Starbucks goes inside the barbershop and upstairs to the internet cafe. There, he's running a webcam and sees a Fedex truck pull up and a guy with two packages walk out into Mr. Climax's shop.

http://www.vegaji.com/images/powerbook1.gif

Starbucks also changes the screensavers of the barbershop to 'P-P-P-Powerbook!!!'. The whole thread has a collective orgasm thinking that the 3P Powerbook is there. But, alas, it turns out neither of the two boxes are our package. Suspicions arise of a very large scamming operation by this guy because of the two packages.

Time passes. Nothing is heard from the scammer. Constant 'Regulatory Clearance Delays' appear on the Fedex tracking website. After many attempts to contact him, Jeff gets the scammer to reply to him. The scammer says the he paid the taxes for the 3P Powerbook and it would be delivered this Monday (May 10, I believe).

That's about where we are now.

bearic
Apr 14, 2004

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quote:

MyNameIsJeff came out of the closet to say:



drat good job. I wanted to do something like that, but I just kept putting it off.
Should I quote you for the front page? Perhaps we can make everyone read it all.

I thought about writing a story about it all for our p-p-p-powerbook.com. Maybe i will just do that instead. Then they have to read the whole thread. I will include the people whos posts helped take this thread to the top.

Again; Thanks to everyones input and ideas. You guys are awesome.

You can quote me if you'd like. And the Chronicles of the P-P-P-Powerbook would be good to write. Include the pictures taken, Photoshops people have done, and everything else and it'd make a damned fine story. We just need some closure first.

bearic
Apr 14, 2004

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I'll update the summary eventually (and fix a few grammatical/spelling errors as well). Most likely when this is either done or at its (Jean) Climax.

P.S. This loving rocks

bearic
Apr 14, 2004

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I'd say a few hours from now and it could all be over. 5/10 is D-Day, when the package is in barbershop.

bearic
Apr 14, 2004

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I'm hoping this won't have an all too likely anticlimatic finish. I can't wait until we get the 'ARRRRGH ROMANIAN RAGE' email from the scammer.

bearic
Apr 14, 2004

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I don't know if it's just me (using latest Firefox/XP Pro), but p=p-p-powerbook.com is down.

bearic
Apr 14, 2004

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quote:

MyNameIsJeff came out of the closet to say:


Its working for me.

http://www.vegaji.com/images/screenpowerbook.JPG

bearic
Apr 14, 2004

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quote:

MyNameIsJeff came out of the closet to say:
I went ahead and put P-P-P-Powerbook in the Dictionary.

http://forums.somethingawful.com/di...t=3&topicid=896

I just threw in a slim synopsis, and link to the site.
Append at will!

Appended: Direct links to P-P-P-Powerbook pictures.

bearic
Apr 14, 2004

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quote:

lapsey came out of the closet to say:
http://www.cafeshops.com/jeanclimaxpro :raise:

Hahaha, that stuff is great.

quote:

Atomic Edge came out of the closet to say:
cafeshops is a good Idea but maybe mynameisjeff should put up a P-P-P-Powerbook! Store, seeing as he created it. I'd be up for a P-P-P-Powerbook! mug.

He could make a living recreating P-P-P-Powerbooks..well, for a few weeks at least.

bearic
Apr 14, 2004

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P-P-P-Powerbook is bigger than the internet.

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bearic
Apr 14, 2004

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quote:

bwgames came out of the closet to say:
Well, I just registered so I could post.


Amazing guys, just amazing!

I live about an hour from London, and wish I coulda been there. Amazing.

P-P-P-Powerbook changes lives.

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