Y'all are a bunch of wankers!

I'm here to violate your privacy... ?

So when I view CoT on my Blackberry I see:

img src="http://tcwozere.co.uk/smileys/pinkbanana.gif"
img src="http://www.chrisruzin.net/images/uploads/banana.gif"

I'm here to violate your privacy

What's this about?
Permalink Send private email no label 
March 7th, 2007 3:22pm
OMIGOD!  who know that stupid people could breed?


so we needed to find a way to violate your privacy, and...
Permalink Send private email zestyZuchini 
March 7th, 2007 3:24pm
Dancing Bananas!
Permalink Send private email Wayne 
March 7th, 2007 3:25pm
It's because of this:

http://crazyontap.com/topic.php?TopicId=15654
Permalink Send private email bon vivant 
March 7th, 2007 3:26pm
Well zucchini-tard, obviously the IP address is already revealed by the page load.
Permalink Send private email no label 
March 7th, 2007 3:31pm
bon vivant seems to have begat no label.
Permalink hello. 
March 7th, 2007 3:36pm
WHAT A GOOD POINT no-label.

to be honest Im a little unclear on the details, but I understand bon vivant has all the info.

perhaps you could ask him to clarify the invasion of privacy angle a little?
Permalink Send private email zestyZuchini 
March 7th, 2007 3:40pm
You are putting my IP address in the server logs of a web site that I did not consent to visiting.

Here's a neat idea. Suppose someone sets up an innocuous looking web site, like CoT say, and then places hidden links to illegal child porn sites in the pages. After a while, they make an anonymous tip-off to the FBI about all those people downloading child porn. The FBI investigates the illegal site and subpoena's the ISP to obtain access records. The evidence is there and plain to see. IP addresses logged and pictures retrieved.

It doesn't matter if the people in the logs are innocent and eventually cleared of wrong-doing. The consequences of simply being investigated over such an accusation are usually bad enough to ruin people.
Permalink Send private email bon vivant 
March 7th, 2007 4:50pm
Clearly you've given this some careful thought, bon.
Permalink Send private email Go Fuck Yourself 
March 7th, 2007 4:53pm
" Suppose someone sets up an innocuous looking web site ...<snip>"

I entirely agree bon viviant, that would be a very bad thing indeed, and it is well worth watching out for.

Im not sure how it relates to this whole dancing banana thing though?  surely if we were going to do that we would be, you know, adding hidden links to illegal child porn?

honestly, I think that is the clue you should be watching out for....and I agree it is a real issue, at the first sign of hidden links to illegal child porn you should definitely take action.

or are you just kind of practicing the action you would take in the event of finding hidden links to illegal child porn by protesting displayed links to dancing bananas?  sharpening your saw, as it were?
Permalink Send private email zestyZuchini 
March 7th, 2007 5:28pm
Wayne: could you put a copy of the dancing bananas on the same server as CoT?  In addition to dealing with the privacy concerns, it would mean we wouldn't have to go looking for the damned dancing banana gif whenever someone wants to put it in the sidebar.
Permalink Send private email Ward 
March 7th, 2007 5:32pm
there are no fucking privacy concerns. 

every website on the internet flagrantly displays images from any other server it wants.  hell, half the popularity of youtube is based around exactly that idea.  banner and ad images are all served from third party servers, some of which are shady crapware based operations.

there is absolutely no website on the internet from which you can get an accounting of the content it displays and the server that content comes from _before_ you visit it.

the correct solution to these 'privacy concerns' of bon vivant is to mock him mercilessly and poke fun at him until sheer embarrassment at his own stupidity causes him to collapse into a small ball and implode into his own tiny, private little black hole.
Permalink Send private email zestyZuchini 
March 7th, 2007 5:36pm
>>> black hole

What are you, stupid?  Didn't you see the thread about how the latest particle accelerator is going to create mini black holes that will destroy the world?  We don't want any other mechanism of creating mini black holes...
Permalink Send private email Ward 
March 7th, 2007 5:38pm
how about a white hole?  admittedly they are less articulate than black holes, but on the bright side they are almost certain to be smaller...
Permalink Send private email zestyZuchini 
March 7th, 2007 5:40pm
The private black hole / white hole violation site is most likely the one bon vivant is worried about his IP address showing up in. I'm not sure why, I was assuming he was a "VIP" customer.
Permalink hello. 
March 7th, 2007 5:42pm
In firefox you can disable images from third party sites. As for redirects leaving your IP address on another server, the guy who owns the original site has your IP address and can do what he wants with it.
Permalink Send private email Stephen Jones 
March 7th, 2007 5:44pm
" I'm not sure why, I was assuming he was a "VIP" customer."

he is.  unfortunately he is also an idiot.
Permalink Send private email zestyZuchini 
March 7th, 2007 5:46pm
No, though I do appreciate bon bons, I am not crazy enough to think there is a child porn framing conspiracy.

But I get it now. It's a very long and boring inside joke:

- Hide something in the website that someone will eventually ask about
- Wait
- Wait
- Wait
- Someone asks about it! Hahhahah, so funny.

So I dare all you pussies to click here:
http://tinyurl.com/jdtlj

PS: My IP address is 68.15.9.33.
Permalink Send private email no label 
March 7th, 2007 5:47pm
> But I get it now. It's a very long and boring inside joke

I think the joke goes more like this:

- we need a dancing banana
- here is a gif of a dancing banana
- we put the url of the dancing banana gif in the sidebar
- "LOL"
Permalink hello. 
March 7th, 2007 5:54pm
for fucks sake label, dont post that shit on CoT.  if you want to introduce private stuff like that, blah is the place to go.

" It's a very long and boring inside joke: "

its really not.  I just rather like the dancing bananas.  they are cheerful and happy.  they are drawn from a third party link because thats where I found them.  bon vivant is worried about the child porn thing because he is a closet pervert with a paranoia thing going on about being found out.*


* or, just possibly, because he is something of an idiot.
Permalink Send private email zestyZuchini 
March 7th, 2007 5:55pm
...althugh I have frequently wondered how long it will be until the third party in question replaces the dancing bananas with something less savoury...now _That_ is something to look forward to..what will it be?  a miniaturised goatse?  a cat with its head amputated? a nude pic of ann coulter?

the possibilities are truly endless.  and terrifying.
Permalink Send private email zestyZuchini 
March 7th, 2007 5:57pm
oh, btw, the dancing bananas aren't actually hidden.  they are linked to in the sidebar.  see if you can spot the link.
Permalink Send private email zestyZuchini 
March 7th, 2007 5:59pm
So you guys see the bananas?

I want the bananas. They don't show up for me...
Permalink Send private email no label 
March 7th, 2007 6:00pm
does anyone know where I can find some kitty porn?  I need some relief..
Permalink Send private email zestyZuchini 
March 7th, 2007 6:00pm
you probably just missed my last post.  the bananas are linked to in the sidebar.
Permalink Send private email zestyZuchini 
March 7th, 2007 6:01pm

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