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Re: Rationalskepticism,lol part III.

Post by JimC » Tue Sep 02, 2014 3:19 am

Here's a new username for you - Aussie Redsox...

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Post by pErvinalia » Tue Sep 02, 2014 3:22 am

I'll hold a poll for the name of my next sock.. :)
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Post by Surendra Darathy » Tue Sep 02, 2014 6:27 am

rEvolutionist wrote:They're so paranoid over there, I'd say they've taken browser and OS info and same ISP and probably a call on the content of the posts being sock/troll-like, and made a call. From what I've learnt in the past, I don't think they are that concerned with being right. They are more concerned with paranoia about socks under the bed.
It's not paranoid if the call turns out to be right. You'd perhaps have more success if you conceived of sock puppetry as something besides a means of trying to get away with spamming your message that you think it's a joke over there.
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Post by Ayaan » Tue Sep 02, 2014 6:35 am

As a long time forum admin, all I will say is that we have ways of discovering sock puppets. :levi:
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Post by pErvinalia » Tue Sep 02, 2014 7:09 am

Surendra Darathy wrote:
rEvolutionist wrote:They're so paranoid over there, I'd say they've taken browser and OS info and same ISP and probably a call on the content of the posts being sock/troll-like, and made a call. From what I've learnt in the past, I don't think they are that concerned with being right. They are more concerned with paranoia about socks under the bed.
It's not paranoid if the call turns out to be right.
Someone of your obvious engineering qualifications would surely understand the concept of "false positives". I can explain it to you if you are struggling.
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Post by pErvinalia » Tue Sep 02, 2014 7:14 am

Ayaan wrote:As a long time forum admin, all I will say is that we have ways of discovering sock puppets. :levi:
Haha, yes, I was a forum admin too. And IT educated as well. There's only so much you can do at the far end of a network connection. Just thinking about this some more while taking my arvo beach walk, I wonder if there's a way to get general device info (not MAC address, but more like brand and type of device). Even though my device is full Windows OS, it's a tablet, so perhaps MS send that info off with http requests. It's not a common tablet, I imagine, so that with the other stuff might have been enough for them to feel sure enough. Either that, or they just took a guess and got it right. Expanding on my last post to surrender monkey, we don't hear about the false positives. Those people just disappear without a whimper.
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Post by Fallible » Tue Sep 02, 2014 7:37 am

If you're bored, you could always devote your time to working out the possible numbers by trawling through the members list and looking at banned members, then ruling out the obvious socks. :ab:
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Post by pErvinalia » Tue Sep 02, 2014 7:43 am

I dunno what that means. And if I did, I probably wouldn't do it either. Sounds boring.. :hehe:
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Post by Fallible » Tue Sep 02, 2014 7:51 am

There's a member list, saying which are banned. You could identify them, take out the people you know weren't socks, eg. your original account, Tyrannical, Seth, all that lot. Those left would be either spammers or socks. Then you could remove those who you know were socks, like epete and Seth's sock, and those whose posting history shows only spamming, and you would be starting to get towards identifying false positives...OK yes, I possibly have aspergers. :oops:
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Post by pErvinalia » Tue Sep 02, 2014 7:59 am

Yeah, fuck that.
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Re: Rationalskepticism,lol part III.

Post by tattuchu » Tue Sep 02, 2014 12:25 pm

rEvolutionist wrote:Yeah, fuck that.
Ain't nobody got time for dat!
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But those letters are not silent.

They're just waiting their turn.

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Post by Surendra Darathy » Tue Sep 02, 2014 6:49 pm

rEvolutionist wrote: Someone of your obvious engineering qualifications would surely understand the concept of "false positives". I can explain it to you if you are struggling.
Sure, explain away. Someone of such obvious skill in engineering your recent sock puppets will have much to say about the incidence of false positives in RatSkep's list of banned members.
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Post by Hermit » Tue Sep 02, 2014 7:07 pm

Surendra Darathy wrote:
rEvolutionist wrote:Someone of your obvious engineering qualifications would surely understand the concept of "false positives". I can explain it to you if you are struggling.
Sure, explain away. Someone of such obvious skill in engineering your recent sock puppets will have much to say about the incidence of false positives in RatSkep's list of banned members.
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Re: Rationalskepticism,lol part III.

Post by Seabass » Tue Sep 02, 2014 7:52 pm

This thread makes me want a ratskep sock of my own, and I'm not even banned. rEv makes them sound like so much fun!
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Re: Rationalskepticism,lol part III.

Post by pErvinalia » Tue Sep 02, 2014 11:35 pm

They are! Let's ALL sock ratskep!! :fall:
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