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Re: Morning Safety Dance
Aug 26, 2015, 18:24
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raVen wrote on Aug 26, 2015, 15:59:
so it's clickbait described as poor satire?

Well its certainly not the data breach you've been looking for. IMHO, the only thing impressive is the number of records. And to be honest, I've worked with records sets much larger.

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Re: Morning Safety Dance
Aug 26, 2015, 15:59
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so it's clickbait described as poor satire?
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Aug 26, 2015, 15:41
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They are right in stating that the data is meaningless. Folks are quick to quote the number of records (30+mil), but the data quality is terrible. Besides the fact that AM didn't require users to validate email addresses, the dataset is filled with many hundreds of thousands of records with NULL values for name, address, etc. So unless you pull down the credit card data - its more or less worthless. About the only thing of value in leak is a table that contains birthdate, zip code and latitude and longitude. So this is useful mainly as metadata; how many people in a particular zip code were born on February 12, 1965? Of those folks, how many are married? And of those folks, how many are having trouble with their spouse?
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Re: Morning Safety Dance
Aug 26, 2015, 11:34
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Verno wrote on Aug 26, 2015, 11:18:
Frags4Fun wrote on Aug 26, 2015, 10:58:
Verno wrote on Aug 26, 2015, 09:57:
You guys are unreal, its obvious satire. The last point in the article should've made that even more obvious than the rest.

Unfortunately, about a 1/3 of the way through the moral part I lost interest in what the person was saying and never reached the end. Live and learn.

With some work, it might have even been funny but it seemed to be poorly executed. The Onion usually makes some very funny satire but apparently the Register isn't anywhere near as clever as the crew at the Onion.

Article was moderately amusing and I had no problems parsing it, there's no accounting for taste.

You know me, I'm jaded.
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Re: Morning Safety Dance
Aug 26, 2015, 11:18
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Frags4Fun wrote on Aug 26, 2015, 10:58:
Verno wrote on Aug 26, 2015, 09:57:
You guys are unreal, its obvious satire. The last point in the article should've made that even more obvious than the rest.

Unfortunately, about a 1/3 of the way through the moral part I lost interest in what the person was saying and never reached the end. Live and learn.

With some work, it might have even been funny but it seemed to be poorly executed. The Onion usually makes some very funny satire but apparently the Register isn't anywhere near as clever as the crew at the Onion.

Article was moderately amusing and I had no problems parsing it, there's no accounting for taste.
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Re: Morning Safety Dance
Aug 26, 2015, 11:07
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Frags4Fun wrote on Aug 26, 2015, 10:58:
With some work, it might have even been funny but it seemed to be poorly executed. The Onion usually makes some very funny satire but apparently the Register isn't anywhere near as clever as the crew at the Onion.

The Register is about snark and sarcasm. Their BOFH articles back in the day (mid 90s) were a fucking riot...

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Re: Morning Safety Dance
Aug 26, 2015, 10:58
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Aug 26, 2015, 10:58
 
Verno wrote on Aug 26, 2015, 09:57:
You guys are unreal, its obvious satire. The last point in the article should've made that even more obvious than the rest.

Unfortunately, about a 1/3 of the way through the moral part I lost interest in what the person was saying and never reached the end. Live and learn.

With some work, it might have even been funny but it seemed to be poorly executed. The Onion usually makes some very funny satire but apparently the Register isn't anywhere near as clever as the crew at the Onion.
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Re: Morning Safety Dance
Aug 26, 2015, 09:57
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You guys are unreal, its obvious satire. The last point in the article should've made that even more obvious than the rest.
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Re: Why Nobody Should Ever Search The Ashley Madison Data.
Aug 26, 2015, 09:55
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Re: Why Nobody Should Ever Search The Ashley Madison Data. Aug 26, 2015, 09:55
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NewMaxx wrote on Aug 26, 2015, 09:45:
Frags4Fun wrote on Aug 26, 2015, 09:12:
Is his a satire article? Am I that old that I completely missed it? In my defense, if it is a joke, it's a very poorly written one and the author should probably find another career.

It's The Register. They're about as close to trolling as IT journalism gets. A lot of their opinion pieces tend to drip with satire, yes...


Thanks for the heads-up. I'll be more informed next time.
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Re: Morning Safety Dance
Aug 26, 2015, 09:50
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Aug 26, 2015, 09:50
 
Hey guys, according to the article, looking at that list of names is so morally wrong that:

A- You'll spontaneously get malware and perhaps gonorrhea
B- You'll be added to the list by the gestapo
C- Oh it actually "means nothing at all" so none of the above will happen

hold on a m

I think the lesson here is to never read anything from The Register ever

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Re: Why Nobody Should Ever Search The Ashley Madison Data.
Aug 26, 2015, 09:45
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Aug 26, 2015, 09:45
 
Frags4Fun wrote on Aug 26, 2015, 09:12:
Is his a satire article? Am I that old that I completely missed it? In my defense, if it is a joke, it's a very poorly written one and the author should probably find another career.

It's The Register. They're about as close to trolling as IT journalism gets. A lot of their opinion pieces tend to drip with satire, yes...
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Re: Why Nobody Should Ever Search The Ashley Madison Data.
Aug 26, 2015, 09:43
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Tjold wrote on Aug 26, 2015, 09:41:
I wonder why that "professional journalist" published such a "thoroughly researched" article anonymously.


I totally thought that the article was genuine, even though it was dumb. I read through all of the comments to try and get more info and many are saying that it's a joke article. Not a very good one I must say. Poorly executed.
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Re: Why Nobody Should Ever Search The Ashley Madison Data.
Aug 26, 2015, 09:41
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Aug 26, 2015, 09:41
 
I wonder why that "professional journalist" published such a "thoroughly researched" article anonymously.

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Why Nobody Should Ever Search The Ashley Madison Data.
Aug 26, 2015, 09:12
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Why Nobody Should Ever Search The Ashley Madison Data. Aug 26, 2015, 09:12
Aug 26, 2015, 09:12
 
As a professional journalist seeking to inform all of my many readers I have now researched this matter thoroughly, and I have compiled some authoritative and technically solid advice for anyone who might be thinking of looking at the data leaked from the site.


Says, "authoritative and technically solid advice" and then goes on to show us how little he/she actually knows about technology.

What a giant pile of steaming bullshit that article was. Do people seriously believe this shit?

UPDATE:

The part about it being morally wrong is complete horse-shit! They try to make the claim that the majority of people on the site were denied sex because either their partner was incapable or they refused to have sex with them. Their entire claim is based on the fact that the "majority" of the stories that have come out are from similar cases. The problem with that logic is that that "majority" does not represent all 36 million users. It only represents those people who have spoken out, which is a very small sample size. The plain old cheaters are obviously staying silent or are making up some bullshit story to save face.

Edit:

Is his a satire article? Am I that old that I completely missed it? In my defense, if it is a joke, it's a very poorly written one and the author should probably find another career.

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