Grad Student Offers Laptop Thief $1000 To Return Thesis

A fifth year year grad student at Rutgers University recently had their laptop stolen, which is an incredibly frustrating experience in the best of circumstances, but becomes a living nightmare when that stolen laptop contains the only copy of your thesis (just thinking about this is giving me sympathy hives!). If nothing else, this sign serves as an excellent reminder to back up your important files — preferably in 10 different places, five of which are kept under 24-hour armed guard. In the meantime, let’s hope this grad student’s offer is one the laptop thief can’t refuse. [Neatorama]