posted on Apr, 12 2012 @ 02:10 AM
Originally posted by Wrabbit2000
reply to post by Taupin Desciple
I hate to burst your bubble....but anonymity only extends as far as you pose an interesting challenge for those with the skills necessary to call you
on it. Wired Magazine is one of a few who have done fair and unbiased tests in a very fun way to show how totally unrealistic it is to believe we have
any privacy if one cares to look for us hard enough.
Go ahead and burst away but my personal anonymity isn't the issue. Intent is.
You're still kind of new here so you may not know this person:
Before he left he made a comment on here to the effect that most if not everything he said on here was sarcasm. He was fairly prolific on here too.
Not everyone on here takes things seriously and they come here just to have fun. And in the case of D4rkKn1ght, at other peoples' expense.
That isn't what I'm doing but you get the point. The whole point was not to take things you see here too seriously if you're reading something from
someone you don't know in real life. This kind of takes care of the anonymity issue because if you do take things seriously in those cases and try to
track someone down, you could be making a big mistake and make yourself look not too bright . Which is a big reason why I don't do Facebook. It's
more invasive than this place. You may know vaguely who a person is from information gleaned online, but you don't necessarily know why they're
saying what they are.
This is why all the paranoia about Government eyes peering in on me doesn't concern me much. They could have a dedicated satellite trained on me
right now, it doesn't mean they know the real story.
Again, I'm not concerned about people knowing who I am.
I'm concerned about people mis-representing what I say here to other people in real life for the sake of the other people.
I have a reason for doing what I'm doing and I'll be glad when it's over.
I'm getting tired.
I am saving your post BTW because there is some very useful information there.