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Do you like J-pop? I really like Ayumi Hamasaki...

Do you like J-pop? I really like Ayumi Hamasaki...

"Time flies"... I have often wondered about the phrase. Perhaps not so much about the psychology behind it, but more about flies themselves. If there are time flies, there should also be space flies as well. How many flies are trapped in various anomalies in the space-time -continuum at any given moment? Is it nine?

It gets even worse, when it goes to this:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NHozn0YXAeE

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ZonkeyBalls yesterday

In response to “It gets even worse, when it goes to...

Yeah, I mean, I can get the part where he multiplies by 3, the age reversal and even the blonde longish hair, but when you add the song to it... well, let's just say it gets a bit mellow.

A bit over-the-top.

Please, Uncle, at least learn to flirt properly.

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primeiro yesterday

"Time flies"... I have often wondered about the phrase. Perhaps not so much about the psychology behind it, but more about flies themselves. If there are time flies, there should also be space flies as well. How many flies are trapped in various anomalies in the space-time -continuum at any given moment? Is it nine?

Uncle Vic has silly eyebrows.

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ZonkeyBalls yesterday

In response to “Uncle Vic has silly eyebrows.

So does my auntie Victoria... It runs in the family.

But it's not the eyebrow movements that bother me the most. It's when he does the silly bowel movements that it gets freaky.

I mean, please, Uncle, stop trying to flirt with me.

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primeiro yesterday

"Time flies"... I have often wondered about the phrase. Perhaps not so much about the psychology behind it, but more about flies themselves. If there are time flies, there should also be space flies as well. How many flies are trapped in various anomalies in the space-time -continuum at any given moment? Is it nine?

Time flies, I suppose they are just the result of stupid aliens poking and waving around their fingers at our universe to make fun of us. They just love to boast that they live in the hyperspace and we don't. (I have the same feeling about hippopotamuses.)

I might be wrong, though. It could just be drones. My Uncle has been doing funny eyebrow movements everytime he sees me.

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primeiro yesterday

It's 2 days before payday and you're starving. Where do you find money for a pizza?

I'd use a credit card.

If for some reason I can't get away with that, then I guess it's no pizza for Primeiro. :(

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primeiro yesterday

Have you ever dyed your hair? Would you do it?

I think the name is ombre... is it something like this?

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Sofia yesterday

In response to “I think the name is //ombre//... is it...

Oh, didn't know that name.
Yep! Something like that, yeah. :D
Images are faster. :P

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primeiro yesterday

Do you know anyone who routinely sails down the river of DeNial?

I suppose so, yes.

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primeiro 2 days ago

Have you ever dyed your hair? Would you do it?

Purple, yes, I would. Dark blue too.

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Sofia 2 days ago

In response to “Purple, yes, I would. Dark blue too.

Well, I think both these colors can look very good in hair. :)

I also think it can look really good with the hair only partially dyed, like... Dyed... strands? Not sure how to say "mechas". :P Dyed with varying shades of a color.

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primeiro 2 days ago

A bit more seriously, for once. I will get the results of my latest blood work/screens in about half an hour. I think I might be quite drunk, soon after. Just a precautionary notice. I //have been sober for a week already, after all//.

Well... Good news, I'm actually getting better.

Not drunk yet. I decided to cook some chicken first in the oven and then have a delicious way to smudge my white T-shirt with those evil creatures. Make no mistake, I will have a celebration for life later today, with good mood.

The one fact, that didn't amuse me a bit, though... It seems there is a strange rumor going on, around this tiny town of mine, according to which... I'm dead? Apparently, a dead man is currently cooking some random legs for his dinner then. ;o) ;o) ;o)

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ZonkeyBalls 3 days ago

In response to “Well... **Good news**, I'm actually getting...

Seriously awesome!

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primeiro 2 days ago

Have you ever dyed your hair? Would you do it?

I have not and pretty sure I'll never rob a bank and need to change my identity.

Yea... probably never.

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DandyDon 3 days ago

In response to “I have not and pretty sure I'll never rob a...

That's easy. Don't even bother dying your hair - just use a Superman uniform. Viola! No one will ever recognize your previous identity again.

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primeiro 3 days ago

Have you ever dyed your hair? Would you do it?

Noooope.... I wouldn't dye it. I'm way too shy for that sort of change in appearance. And I sort of like my current hair color.

But, if I were to ever do it, I guess I'd either make it black, or make it a lighter shade of brown (My hair is a dark shade of brown that might be confused with black if you don't look closely enough.)

The dark red is lookin' good. :)

How about a color that doesn't occur naturally, like blue, purple, green, etc.? Would you ever go for that?

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primeiro 3 days ago

How old are the people here? I only ask because I think six years old would be a good guess.

Ahhh...

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Sofia 3 days ago

In response to “Ahhh...https://78.media.tumblr.com/e33cec090152...

Looool. XD Wonder Twin powers activate! Okay, now we've got some powers.

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primeiro 3 days ago

How old are the people here? I only ask because I think six years old would be a good guess.

I'm 27.

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Sofia 3 days ago

In response to “I'm 27. https://i.imgur.com/8YmIU2s.gif

Nice GIF. lol.

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primeiro 3 days ago

How old are the people here? I only ask because I think six years old would be a good guess.

I'm 27.

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primeiro 3 days ago

Have you ever lived in a village?

I need better internet (d)

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Sofia 3 days ago

In response to “I need better internet (d)

Aw, well, my Brazilian internet connection isn't great either. :P

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primeiro 3 days ago

Have you ever lived in a village?

Nope, but your description sounds lovely. I think I'd like to live in a place like that. Add to that a good internet connection, and it sounds perfect. :P

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primeiro 4 days ago

Hypothetically … A mother has been a member of Amirite for over three years. Her daughter decides she would like to try the site (you do want new members, right?) and signs up. Now there’s two members from the same household with different usernames but the same IP address. Did they break the rules?

That actually clarified a lot for me. Thank you, that no doubt took a lot of thought and time and I appreciate that!

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ForkNdaRoad 4 days ago

In response to “That actually clarified a lot for me. Thank...

Cool, glad it was useful!

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primeiro 4 days ago

People who can't make a decision, fence sitters, who answer direct questions with "it depends" or "not everyone", insecure people, minions, ... these are usually the ones who advise stronger, more decisive minds to "take the high road". Amirite?

Bravo, primeiro.

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Carla 4 days ago

In response to “Bravo, primeiro.

Cool, thank you... Glad to have your agreement. :)

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primeiro 4 days ago

People who can't make a decision, fence sitters, who answer direct questions with "it depends" or "not everyone", insecure people, minions, ... these are usually the ones who advise stronger, more decisive minds to "take the high road". Amirite?

I think your response to this convoluted question was a very good one, and I sure don't have any idea what this OP does or does not realize, or what they consider a "direct question". :)

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Piper2 4 days ago

In response to “I think your response to this convoluted...

Thank you, glad you thought so. :)

Quite frankly I haven't a clue either. :P

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primeiro 4 days ago

People who can't make a decision, fence sitters, who answer direct questions with "it depends" or "not everyone", insecure people, minions, ... these are usually the ones who advise stronger, more decisive minds to "take the high road". Amirite?

Well, sometimes *it does depend*. Sometimes it's "not everyone". Sometimes you just don't know. That's just reality. Pretending that's not true and throwing around blanket statements is not called being "decisive", it's just dishonest.

Also, sometimes, people end up shooting themselves in the foot because they were too quick to act. Sometimes the best thing to do is step back from a decision, and think harder about it, or wait until more information is available.

Also, why see it as a matter of who "takes the high road"? Everything is not so black and white. "Leaders vs fence-sitters" - group A versus group B - I'm not a fan of this "we versus them" mentality. There can be value in both kinds of attitude - being decisive in the face of uncertainty, or stepping back and admitting you can't act. The same person can apply both strategies to different situations.

You see, it depends.

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primeiro 4 days ago

People who can't make a decision, fence sitters, who answer direct questions with "it depends" or "not everyone", insecure people, minions, ... these are usually the ones who advise stronger, more decisive minds to "take the high road". Amirite?

Reasonable people tend to see all sides of things, and there is nothing remotely insecure or weak about it. On the contrary, as a matter of fact

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Piper2 6 days ago

In response to “//Reasonable// people tend to see all sides...

"On the contrary, as a matter of fact" - Very true. Especially in a team, it can take strength to be the one to make everyone step back and not make a possibly rash decision that can turn out to be bad for everyone in the long run.

The OP doesn't seem to realize that that can be a very important trait in a leader.

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primeiro 4 days ago

Hypothetically … A mother has been a member of Amirite for over three years. Her daughter decides she would like to try the site (you do want new members, right?) and signs up. Now there’s two members from the same household with different usernames but the same IP address. Did they break the rules?

If my understanding is correct, most IP's are dynamic anyway, they only vary per device. The problem you reference shouldn't occur unless both accounts are accessing the site via the same device.

The site might log the same MAC address if they're both using the same network (without a VPN), but it wouldn't log the same IP unless they're sharing the same device.

If they were sharing the same device, what would be the point of them both having an account to spend time on the site with one another. Sounds like it would just make life frustrating for both individuals.

Hypothetically, of course... (wink)

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ForkNdaRoad 8 days ago

In response to “If my understanding is correct, most IP's are...

The devices can actually show up as having the same source IP, even if they're different devices, and that's because of the NAT (Network Address Translation) mechanism.

Most home devices are behind (one or more layers of) NAT. They don't have a public IP - their IP's are internal to the network behind the NAT, and they can't be addressed by anyone outside it. When you make an Internet connection and start sending out IP packets, all your packets get translated by the NAT so that the original source IP is replaced by the IP of the outermost NAT router.

So, all its IP packets are seen by the public Internet as coming from the outermost NAT router's IP.

So, for example, all the computers in my home will appear as having the same IP for any web server sitting elsewhere in the Internet.

When you connect to a web server, the NAT does the job of keeping track of who is who when it receives packets back from the webserver, directed at one of the internal devices. It can then internally forward it to the correct device (it does that internally by assigning different source ports to each TCP/UDP connection).

About MAC:

It would be nice if we could rely on MAC addresses for unique identification, since they are globally unique. However, as far as I know, there is no way for the web server to log the MAC address of the original device.

The webserver will only ever see the MAC address of whoever sits next to it in its local network. (presumably an edge router, a load balancer, a proxy server, or whatever.)

The MAC is "physical" addressing, and it's only ever meaningful (for addressing purposes) within your local network, not across networks on the Internet. Inside your network, it's the means to physically address every device (the local IP's get resolved to MAC under the hood). Outside your home, it should not be seen.

I guess you could say that the MAC is one layer of abstraction below the IP. The MAC is used under the hood within a local network, while IP abstracts away the "local" and allows for inter-network communication.

(Note I'm talking about Ethernet here as the local network technology - not familiar with how it works for other kinds of local area network.)

(I'm not an expert, but that's my understanding.)

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primeiro 6 days ago

Hypothetically … A mother has been a member of Amirite for over three years. Her daughter decides she would like to try the site (you do want new members, right?) and signs up. Now there’s two members from the same household with different usernames but the same IP address. Did they break the rules?

Since the rules don't say anything about IP addresses, then they are not breaking any rule.

Thinking that same IP address == same user is flawed. The IP should be used only as a hint at best. Then, on cases of same IP, there should be an actual investigation, and not just a blind ban.

They could use other means to complement the IP information, like getting the user's browser characteristics (browser version, installed plugins, etc.). If 2 users have the same IP and are additionally using (or have used) a browser with the same characteristics, then that's very suspicious.

Even then, there is room for mistake, as it would be possible to fake the information (since it's fetched from the user's side). Besides, fake users could easily be using different browsers.

As far as I know, there is no perfect method. Collect the evidence, but, at the end of the day, the judgement should be on a case by case basis.

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primeiro 6 days ago

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