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Old 7th August 2008, 05:20 PM   #21
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John, remember the pattern-seeking we've talked about before in the context of audiophoolery?
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Old 7th August 2008, 05:21 PM   #22
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Still I'm not so sure I'm "īnvisible" When somebody really wants you, they'll get you.
Exactly, so why worry about it.

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Oh and btw... Watch out what proxy you pick and where.. I don't know what program you're using but there are only few good proxy clients around..
I wasn't using a proxy client, just a simple web based applet. Like I said, I don't normally use proxies because I don't feel I need to.

My IP is static, but if I ever feel I need a new one all it takes is a change of the MAC of my router and a restart of my cable modem.
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Old 7th August 2008, 05:30 PM   #23
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Do you really think that a pro-hacker is interested in a few diy-schematics, a mail folder with file sizes up to six digits and a few pictures of naked girls? Nah, this place and its inmates are not their target.

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Old 7th August 2008, 05:34 PM   #24
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John, remember the pattern-seeking we've talked about before in the context of audiophoolery?
You're probably right... seems the whole 'net thing has become a commercial venue of mindless verbosity anyway. Oh for the pre '93 days of running part of GEnIE in the late '80's..

Here's the pwd GE "randomly" assigned me as sysop back then during initial setup.. uf*kdux.. really... had alot of fun when I feigned my disgust and demanded a new one...

back to important stuff like compression of H2O and such...

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Old 7th August 2008, 05:41 PM   #25
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Identity theft? Through diyaudio? That's too funny.

Someone recently called my bank and managed to get login details and all my personal info over the phone and by email. Eventually i got a to see a copy of the entire email exchange over a period of months. It was quite illuminating.

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Old 7th August 2008, 06:42 PM   #26
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Try here: http://www.maxmind.com/app/lookup_city just add a .1 as the final octet.
This isn't very accurate. I don't live anywhere near Aiken SC. It's not even the right state.
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Old 7th August 2008, 07:04 PM   #27
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I have contacted the guys that do the nuts and bolts of the site to get their opinion. We'll find out..

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Old 7th August 2008, 10:24 PM   #28
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What the hell is this? I noticed everyone's IP addresses are showing in the lower right box of the postings. What reason could this website possibly have for displaying even a partial IP address?

I always saw it as a gentle reminder that we are all personally accountable for our posts.
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Old 8th August 2008, 01:27 AM   #29
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I emailed the website administrator, and no answer. And it does not look like the moderator has said anything about this yet. If there is even a remote chance of a breach why put the IP addresses on their at all?
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Old 8th August 2008, 01:48 AM   #30
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Identity theft? Through diyaudio? That's too funny.

Someone recently called my bank and managed to get login details and all my personal info over the phone and by email. Eventually i got a to see a copy of the entire email exchange over a period of months. It was quite illuminating.

Forums are the least of anyone's worries.
Perhaps. Can you provide a compelling counter-argument though? Why is this useful, to anyone?

Privacy is one of those slippery slope issues, arguments should be made for revealing information, not for keeping it in the open.

Seeing how many people have mis-stated their country of origin in their profile, I would imagine that many members would rather be anonymous. Most people here, whether their country is accurate or not, don't offer a city. Posting the IP address makes those 'measures' pointless. Whether they are effective or not is another argument, and I don't think anyone can provide solid data either way. This is why it should be left up to the user.
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