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lucas's avatar
4 years ago
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lucas
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I'll get rid of the spam soon. Meanwhile, can we talk over the noise?

What's new?
nestor's avatar
4 years ago
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nestor
nestor
what did you do with lr and his all-lowercase sentences?
Carpetsmoker's avatar
4 years ago
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Carpetsmoker
Martin
haha
Chiken's avatar
4 years ago
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Chiken
Don't Let Your Walls Down
Hey guys,

Got married last week.

Forever yours,
Chiken
lucas's avatar
4 years ago
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lucas
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Wow... congrats, Chiken!
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4 years ago
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asemisldkfj
the law is no protection
nice work, Chiken!

I have finally escaped the help desk and am a network engineer at a rapidly growing company. I'm supposed to be in charge of the enterprise network but we're so strapped for people that I'm going to be doing managed firewall solutions for customers as well. fun times.

in personal news, I live by myself now and it rules.
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4 years ago
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not much to update on my end:

crushed cfa level 3 exam, so should get it in the fall.
still doing my thing on the buy-side.
dating a new girl, finally, only 3 months in but seems to be working pretty well. second year med school. thoughtful, challenging, creative.
thinking about buying a car for fun but don't really have strong enough desire to actually do it.
lucas's avatar
4 years ago
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lucas
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nice.

i think i'd like to date a medical doctor. i'm becoming more and more against dating academics. gross
nestor's avatar
4 years ago
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nestor
nestor
my one rule is no dating grad students. my occupation is not flexible in terms of location.
nny's avatar
4 years ago
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nny
M̮͈̣̙̰̝̃̿̎̍ͬa͉̭̥͓ț̘ͯ̈́t̬̻͖̰̞͎ͤ̇ ̈̚J̹͎̿̾ȏ̞̫͈y̭̺ͭc̦̹̟̦̭̫͊̿ͩeͥ̌̾̓ͨ
i am thinking about moving back to cali again. we'll see.
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4 years ago
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bluet
Working on databases and video stuff for a startup.
Getting treatment for depression soon.
Visiting Manhattan in October.
Bought a motorcycle this spring, and eventually maybe getting a licence.
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4 years ago
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Carpetsmoker
Martin
Met my girlfriend a few months ago, she's from the UK and was (temporarily) doing an internship in the Netherlands, she moved back to the UK to finish her last year of uni, so that sort of sucks.
We're going on holiday in a few hours, first I go to the UK to meet her and we spend a week there, and then we go to Italy for a week...

I'm *not* looking forward to the whole long distance relationship thing, we spent 2 weeks apart and that already sucked :-/
It's good for my English though :) It's funny how many common words I don't/didn't know (like food ingredients and stuff)...
lucas's avatar
4 years ago
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asemi: Now that you live alone, do you feel lonely very often? My biggest issue with living alone is that I'm an academic, so I basically don't see people. I'd absolutely love living alone if it didn't make me a hermit, so instead living alone is bittersweet for me.

bluet: Have any pictures of the motorcycle? That's cool that you're visiting Manhattan. I'd like to, but it seems pretty expensive. What are you looking forward to there?

Carpetsmoker: Hope you're enjoying Italy!

I'm recovering from another surgery right now. I'm going to Berkeley Wed-Fri this week for a conference. Then on Saturday I get the keys to my own one-bedroom apartment in family housing on campus. I landed it with a disability petition. The rent on my last place was $1400--this place will only be $900. So I might not have to take out much student debt anymore. We'll see how well I tolerate living in the midst of a bunch of families with children, though. I have a week to get moved in, but I can't lift more than ten pounds due to the surgery. :/

Then I have another surgery around Halloween. But THEN I should have my colon back in use! I can't believe that an intestinal leak (a) almost killed me in the operating room, (b) required THREE surgeries to correct, and (c) was a 12 month long process to correct. I'm so over it.
Chiken's avatar
4 years ago
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Chiken
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Jesus lr, thats crazy. Hope the surgery goes well and you get feelin better!
lucas's avatar
3 years ago
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lucas
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chirp chirp
lucas's avatar
3 years ago
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lucas
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man, ttf has been offline for a while. i might have my run of the house for a bit, here!
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3 years ago
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Carpetsmoker
Martin
It's back!
ozntz's avatar
3 years ago
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ozntz
toooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo
OMG i quit checking ttf and i just clicked on the link in error and here it is!!
lucas's avatar
3 years ago
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lucas
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I'll send an email to our most recently active members and we'll see if we can get some activity back.
 
3 years ago
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karpet
awesomeness!
Yay! Nice to be back!
nestor's avatar
3 years ago
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nestor
nestor
I was afraid it would be lost forever! Was seriously considering asking Lucas for my post archives. Good to be back.
Chiken's avatar
3 years ago
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Chiken
Don't Let Your Walls Down
Woot! my normal web surfing habits can finally get back to normal now!
andyp's avatar
3 years ago
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andyp
nothing is wrong - what are you scared of?
hey
 
3 years ago
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jason
comes outta nowhere
nice I can start lurking again
Carpetsmoker's avatar
3 years ago
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Carpetsmoker
Martin
I forgot about the spambots!
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3 years ago
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DaGr8Gatzby
Drunk by Myself
Spam fixed? Still have no degree. Fucking waste of 6 years.
bluet's avatar
3 years ago
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bluet
I thought the worst that day when thesite wouldn't load. I'm so happy it's back!

... Now, how about some periodic archival dumps of all the posts?
 
3 years ago
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arun
keep smiling !
Glad to see ttf back.
andre's avatar
3 years ago
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andre
Whoohoo!
lucas's avatar
3 years ago
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lucas
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I can't ask nny to come back, because his email address isn't valid anymore.

Good to see y'all!
maple's avatar
3 years ago
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maple
i like large datasets
Well Well! I was just thinking about BSDNexus and TTF the other day. Cool timing. Congrats Chiken!

I'm down in Colombia cruising around a little bit. Trying to work less than more!
phi_'s avatar
3 years ago
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phi_
... and let the Earth be silent after ye.
Yay!
Fsmart's avatar
3 years ago
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Fsmart
As for updates: moved to Mozambique Jan 2014, got married (Lucas was there), moved back to US Dec 2014, now living in Maryland. Glad to have ttf back in action.
lucas's avatar
3 years ago
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lucas
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Oh, I didn't know that you're back in the states! We should visit sometime.
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3 years ago
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DaGr8Gatzby
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I live in Jersey across the river from Manhattan now. I can see the Empire state from my minuscule apartment!
lucas's avatar
3 years ago
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lucas
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Cool. I was thinking about coming to NYC for spring break.. tickets were like $250. Don't really want to go alone, though.
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3 years ago
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nny
M̮͈̣̙̰̝̃̿̎̍ͬa͉̭̥͓ț̘ͯ̈́t̬̻͖̰̞͎ͤ̇ ̈̚J̹͎̿̾ȏ̞̫͈y̭̺ͭc̦̹̟̦̭̫͊̿ͩeͥ̌̾̓ͨ
plonk
Carpetsmoker's avatar
3 years ago
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Carpetsmoker
Martin
nny has returned!
lucas's avatar
3 years ago
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lucas
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so. how about that ttf, huh?
lucas's avatar
3 years ago
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lucas
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seven members have visited in the last two weeks.
Carpetsmoker's avatar
3 years ago
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Carpetsmoker
Martin
:-/

I guess it lost some momentum in the downtime ... Not like it had a lot to spare :-/
Chiken's avatar
3 years ago
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Chiken
Don't Let Your Walls Down
suuuuuuuup
bluet's avatar
3 years ago
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bluet
Hey hey!
nestor's avatar
3 years ago
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nestor
nestor
i'm here! just came back from belgium (w flanders) and scotland (islay) for another one of my booze tours.
Carpetsmoker's avatar
3 years ago
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Carpetsmoker
Martin
You should have sent me an email Nestor (although I was in the UK all of last week, so not sure if it would have worked out).
nestor's avatar
3 years ago
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nestor
nestor
yeah, sorry -- forgot about ttf peeps! had a great time in belgium, my second time there. definitely top 3 favourite places to visit.
bluet's avatar
2 years ago
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bluet
I'm in Toronto!
phi_'s avatar
2 years ago
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phi_
... and let the Earth be silent after ye.
Bluet is in our hemisphere!

What are you up to in the Great White North?
bluet's avatar
2 years ago
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bluet
Travelling for business. I'll be here for three more weeks.
lucas's avatar
2 years ago
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lucas
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I want to come meet up!
nestor's avatar
2 years ago
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nestor
nestor
whoa bluet you're in toronto for three weeks!? are you downtown? we should meet up!
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2 years ago
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bluet
I'm staying in the Bloor-Yonge area. We should. Are you doing anything tomorrow night?
nestor's avatar
2 years ago
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nestor
nestor
should be free, how about 7? if you like beer, i've got a bunch of good places (volo/bellwoods/beer bistro).

i'll shoot you an email (assuming your email from 2008 still works)
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2 years ago
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nestor
nestor
550-5.1.1 The email account that you tried to reach does not exist. Please try
550-5.1.1 double-checking the recipient's email address for typos or
550-5.1.1 unnecessary spaces.

i guess not. do you still have mine?
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2 years ago
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bluet
Beers at 7 sounds good.

I must've lost yours when I deleted that account. I think I invited you to a Hangout just now.

We're going to the Blue Jays game today. I'll check the computer when we get back.
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2 years ago
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nestor
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i don't have hangout, so would have missed it. i sent an email to the address on your github. hopefully that works.

if not let's just plan to meet at 7pm at northeast corner of yonge/bloor
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2 years ago
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nestor
nestor
we met up! promise i didn't chop him into little pieces.
bluet's avatar
2 years ago
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bluet
It's true. Post the photo!
lucas's avatar
2 years ago
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lucas
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haha. yeah, post the photo!
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2 years ago
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Carpetsmoker
Martin
> haha. yeah, post the photo!

+1 Need more photos!
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2 years ago
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Carpetsmoker
Martin
Still no photos?! What's going on?!
lucas's avatar
2 years ago
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lucas
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what is going on?!
nestor's avatar
2 years ago
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nestor
nestor
https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B_LA0llZFjI … VVLeHpCck0

boom
nestor's avatar
2 years ago
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nestor
nestor
i'm on the left in the funky patterned vest
phi_'s avatar
2 years ago
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phi_
... and let the Earth be silent after ye.
Awwww. <3
lucas's avatar
2 years ago
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lucas
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:}

brightened my day, for sure.

paging bluet...
nestor's avatar
2 years ago
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nestor
nestor
so in my 10 years on ttf, i have met 2 people in real life, at this rate i should get through all of you by the time i die
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2 years ago
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Carpetsmoker
Martin
You had a chance to make it three if you had sent me an email :-/
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2 years ago
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Carpetsmoker
Martin
BTW bluet looks exactly the same as I remember, minus the long hair. Nestor seem to look very different from earlier pics that I remember.
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2 years ago
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phi_
... and let the Earth be silent after ye.
I've met Gatz, but I was hungover a bit and not ready to face the world. But I have a house now, so I'll host a ttf gathering. I'll bake and make some southern comfort food. It'll be nice.
nestor's avatar
2 years ago
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nestor
nestor
carpet > how do i look different? genuinely curious. and yeah, sorry for missing you in nl. :(
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2 years ago
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bluet
nestor: Ah, finally! :D

I've met... Carpetsmoker, Maxlor, nny, lucas, nestor.

Don't let that gathering be a dream, phi_.
phi_'s avatar
2 years ago
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phi_
... and let the Earth be silent after ye.
Everyone book passage to historic Chappell Hill, TX. There's no police department out here so we can go crazy. :D
phi_'s avatar
2 years ago
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phi_
... and let the Earth be silent after ye.
It'll be nothing but white guys in glasses, and then Gatz.
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2 years ago
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Carpetsmoker
Martin
> carpet > how do i look different? genuinely curious.

Dunno; my mental picture of you from pics you posted a few years ago was just very different.
lucas's avatar
1 year ago
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lucas
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i'm down for a meet-up. we need a mechanism to find the optimal date for everyone.
phi_'s avatar
1 year ago
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phi_
... and let the Earth be silent after ye.
Bastille Day, 2017.
lucas's avatar
1 year ago
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lucas
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i'm in.
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1 year ago
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lucas
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my favorite user profiles:
nestor
chiken

so good.

see, this is what ttf means to me. as long as i'm alive, you can visit https://www.thinktankforum.com/revision.php?t … #rev-60959 and read war and peace. cheers, chiken.

oh, and this is why i hate ttf. embarassing.
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1 year ago
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Carpetsmoker
Martin
I completely forgot there is such a thing as profiles.
phi_'s avatar
1 year ago
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phi_
... and let the Earth be silent after ye.
Oh lord, me too.
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1 year ago
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Carpetsmoker
Martin
I like how it shows your IP address to the whole world too.
lucas's avatar
1 year ago
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lucas
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i think we had a conversation about publicly displaying IPs, and decided it was acceptable. are uncomfortable with it, and if so, why?
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1 year ago
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Carpetsmoker
Martin
Imagine every site would do it.

Maybe I joined a Barbie forum and don't want everyone to know that I like to play with Barbie dolls. Or maybe I'm struggling with alcoholism and joined an online alcoholism support group.

Now it's easy for me to be fairly anonymous: just use a different username, but if all sites just posted IP addresses like ttf it would be very easy for anyone to string together everyone's online activities and publish them. And remember: once on the internet, always on the internet.

In the case of ttf I don't really mind, but as a general principle making IP addresses world-readable doesn't strike me as a particularly great idea.
Chiken's avatar
1 year ago
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Chiken
Don't Let Your Walls Down
Cheers larz!
bluet's avatar
1 year ago
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bluet
these guys really love labels: http://blog.labelzone.co.uk/ :D
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1 year ago
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lucas
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haha i like how they print labels to put on label printers to print phone numbers to sell .. both?