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Old 08-03-2005, 12:20 PM   #1
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Okay, we have net worth and birthdays, I figure Mothers maiden name is next. Future posts include Social Security number bingo and account number lotto.

EDIT: Silly me, I almost forgot the upcoming handwriting analysis game. Watch for it.
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Old 08-03-2005, 12:26 PM   #2
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Hey Martha. Can you reign BMJ in a bit? Think he might start posting in all caps if he's allowed to continue unchecked.

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Old 08-03-2005, 12:31 PM   #3
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Just so we don't clutter up the forums, you can PM me your mother's maiden name directly. I'll post the results once I get them all.
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Future posts include Social Security number bingo and account number lotto.
You know, I didn't vote in some of the polls because I didn't know how private they were. Can someone reverse engineer the poll data to find out how specific individuals voted?
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Old 08-03-2005, 02:07 PM   #5
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You know, I didn't vote in some of the polls because I didn't know how private they were.* Can someone reverse engineer the poll data to find out how specific individuals voted?*
Any of dory36, the server techies and I could probably reconstruct who voted for what based on web access logs and board IP logging. The board software itself doesn't support per-user vote tracking as far as I know, but if one of us really wanted to I bet we could piece it together. The average user can't. A dedicated hacker would have to get dory36's server password and poke around to get at the needed logs.

EDIT: Come to think of it I'm not sure we could. It depends on how the vote is submitted (GET vs. POST) and maybe another factor or two. But for the truly paranoid at some point your vote is transmitted in plain text over the internet and could be picked up by somebody who was watching and cared.

As a counterpoint, if you pay your waiter with a credit card you are giving your CC# to a stranger that will walk out of your sight with ample time to write it down. There is a compromise between convenience and security.

EDIT 2: Another upcoming game is PIN number fortune telling. It's a combination of astrology and tarot that I think you'll find quite fascinating.
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EDIT 2: Another upcoming game is PIN number fortune telling. It's a combination of astrology and tarot that I think you'll find quite fascinating.
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I am tempted to do what my father would do when I teased my little sister. She would scream, cry and tattle on me. Dad would tell my sister that it takes two to tease and please quiet down.

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I neglected to add to my previous post that I didn't participate in the net worth poll and hesitated on giving my birthday. I started answering the question then went off on an unprovoked secure vs. parnoid tangent there.

I was very careful about talking about my net worth until recent months, but I think if someone was paying close attention recently they could guess it within 10-20%. I am mindful that a place where people with money post may be a bit attractive to less tolerable folks than the spammers we've run off so I try not to let too much slip here.

It's a bit scary...after chatting here for 3 or so years lots of personally identifiable details slip through, and some of us mention our worth and many of us say where we invest and what type of investments we have. And what our family situation is. Just because I'm paranoid doesn't mean they're not out to get me...
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Quite a while ago I wondered about the same thing. So I created a large cross-correlation software package to resolve it. Knowing that American software writing is crap (so take THAT, Lexus owners!* ) I subcontracted the code development out to Bangalore and Mumbai.
Beta testing shows that the answer is 42.
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I neglected to add to my previous post that I didn't participate in the net worth poll and hesitated on giving my birthday. I started answering the question then went off on an unprovoked secure vs. parnoid tangent there.... Just because I'm paranoid doesn't mean they're not out to get me...
BMJ, we all know you are a very confused (sexually and otherwise) 14-year-old from Paramas, NJ.

Now that we've made that information public, you have nothing else to fear and can get on with your pathetic life and stop worrying about revealing information about yourself on the forum. Isn't that a liberating feeling?

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Just because I'm paranoid doesn't mean they're not out to get me...
That's my philosophy!

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Beta testing shows that the answer is 42.
Now THAT's a bit too obscure for most of this board. Or did the recent movie do a lot better than I thought?
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