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Re: Demographic insight
« Reply #135 on: February 08, 2012, 06:23:42 am »

gender: Female
age: 25
race: Caucasian
profession: Unemployed/freelance animator
social class: Middle-class
perferred sock color: Duh, rainbow of course
favorite way to kill a goblin: Slowly, while his friends watch. >:)


10 ladies so far. Yup, I counted. Honestly I expected a more even distribution. Apparently we're more likely to enjoy this kind of 'intellectual' game (I have no idea if that's actually true or not). Certainly you could argue that DF is a lot like The Sims, only... you know... with more vomit and decapitation.
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Re: Demographic insight
« Reply #136 on: February 08, 2012, 06:32:29 am »

Gender: Male
Age: 29
Race: Tall Dwarf
Profession: Sad IT'er
Social class: Not so upper
Preferred Sock color: Anything that does -not- show dirt
Favorite way to kill a goblin: Caging, torturing and killing only after failing to pit properly
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Re: Demographic insight
« Reply #137 on: February 08, 2012, 08:15:35 am »

Gender: Male
Age: 34
Race: caucasian
Profession: IT Nerd / Content Manager1)
Social class: middlish
Preferred sock color: black I guess
Favorite way to kill a goblin: 10-z drop from a drawbridge (uprigt spears optional) or lots and lots of serrated discs.

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Certainly you could argue that DF is a lot like The Sims, only... you know... with more vomit and decapitation.
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Certainly you could argue that DF is a lot like The Sims, only... you know... with more vomit and decapitation.
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Re: Demographic insight
« Reply #138 on: February 08, 2012, 09:12:49 am »

gender: Male
age: 25
race: Caucasian
profession: College / Part time web designer and programmer
social class: Getting poorer by the minute
perferred sock color: Black
favorite way to kill a goblin: Upright spears conveniently placed at the bottom of my dump-to-dungeon shaft.

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Re: Demographic insight
« Reply #139 on: February 08, 2012, 09:51:40 am »

Um, no. You really have no idea how many white 20-something students there are in the world, do you?

Also, best of luck tracking my social security number down.

Date of birth, place of birth, and a little guess work and actually, yeah, you can figure out someone's SSN.

(Year -> middle two digits.  Place -> first three.  Last four -> assigned sequentially)
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« Reply #140 on: February 08, 2012, 01:37:37 pm »

10 ladies so far. Yup, I counted. Honestly I expected a more even distribution. Apparently we're more likely to enjoy this kind of 'intellectual' game
But you may be less likely to then go on to poke your head above the parapets by actively joining the forum and then actually shouting "And I'm a girl!" in a thread such as this.  Don't give up hope.  (Should I also wish the same sentiment to all the boys here, possibly hoping for a hook-up on the off-chance? ;) )

Date of birth, place of birth, and a little guess work and actually, yeah, you can figure out someone's SSN.  (Year -> middle two digits.  Place -> first three.  Last four -> assigned sequentially)

Place of birth isn't (that I noted) mentioned much here at all.  Place of current residence might have been, or in other threads, and I suppose might still apply as the other when it comes to a number of the younger bods, but once at/beyond Higher Education age that's less likely, and you can't assume that they went to local places or even that the slightly older ones have at least temporarily returned.

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« Reply #141 on: February 08, 2012, 02:34:03 pm »

Date of birth, place of birth, and a little guess work and actually, yeah, you can figure out someone's SSN.  (Year -> middle two digits.  Place -> first three.  Last four -> assigned sequentially)

Place of birth isn't (that I noted) mentioned much here at all.  Place of current residence might have been, or in other threads, and I suppose might still apply as the other when it comes to a number of the younger bods, but once at/beyond Higher Education age that's less likely, and you can't assume that they went to local places or even that the slightly older ones have at least temporarily returned.

True, it isn't. :)
I was just pointing out that your SSN isn't supposed to be secret, as all of the information necessary to figure it out is public information (in fact, the last four are most often left visible when it's "stared-out" or the four asked for for various things).
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Re: Demographic insight
« Reply #142 on: February 08, 2012, 04:37:40 pm »

gender: male
age: 18
race: caucasian american
profession: full-time student
social class: upper low-income
perferred sock color: black
favorite way to kill a goblin: Caged Magma Chute Drop
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Re: Demographic insight
« Reply #143 on: February 08, 2012, 07:14:19 pm »

Date of birth, place of birth, and a little guess work and actually, yeah, you can figure out someone's SSN.  (Year -> middle two digits.  Place -> first three.  Last four -> assigned sequentially)

Place of birth isn't (that I noted) mentioned much here at all.  Place of current residence might have been, or in other threads, and I suppose might still apply as the other when it comes to a number of the younger bods, but once at/beyond Higher Education age that's less likely, and you can't assume that they went to local places or even that the slightly older ones have at least temporarily returned.

True, it isn't. :)
I was just pointing out that your SSN isn't supposed to be secret, as all of the information necessary to figure it out is public information (in fact, the last four are most often left visible when it's "stared-out" or the four asked for for various things).

I have absolutely no clue what a social security number is for, anyway. What do you guys use it for?


Now, I'd like to see you put your money where your mouth is with a friendly challenge to find me.
You know I'm 22, turning 23 this year. You also now know that I was born in East London (But I have never set foot in England!) and that I currently reside in Albany, Australia.

What is my last name?
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« Reply #144 on: February 08, 2012, 07:39:10 pm »

gender: Male
age: 27
race: caucasian  Canadian
profession: College Graduate. 
social class: Middle class, dork.
perferred sock color: White.
favorite way to kill a goblin: Cutting off limbs with an axe.
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I was thinking more along the lines of this legendary champion, all clad in dented and dinged up steel plate, his blood-drenched axe slung over his back, a notch in the handle for every enemy that saw the swing of that blade as the last sight they ever saw, a battered shield strapped over his arm... and a fluffy, pink stuffed hippo hidden discretely in his breastplate.

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« Reply #145 on: February 08, 2012, 08:45:58 pm »

I have absolutely no clue what a social security number is for, anyway. What do you guys use it for?

It was supposed to be a number that you'd use to identify yourself in order to pay taxes and to track individuals' accounts within the Social Security program.

It's however morphed into a identity verification number (but it was never designed to be such) as it is inherently an insecure number (as I've stated).
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« Reply #146 on: February 08, 2012, 08:55:01 pm »

What is my last name?
Smith!

No... Singh!

No...  Wang!

/playing the odds...  And losing...
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« Reply #147 on: February 08, 2012, 09:00:10 pm »

I have absolutely no clue what a social security number is for, anyway. What do you guys use it for?

It was supposed to be a number that you'd use to identify yourself in order to pay taxes and to track individuals' accounts within the Social Security program.
For Australia, "Tax File Number" is the equivalent, as I understand it.  Niccolo might or might not have one, though, if I understand the implementation, and depending on personal circumstances.
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Re: Demographic insight
« Reply #148 on: February 08, 2012, 09:07:48 pm »

Ten pages, and still no argyle enthusiasts. I feel betrayed...
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Re: Demographic insight
« Reply #149 on: February 08, 2012, 09:09:30 pm »

I have absolutely no clue what a social security number is for, anyway. What do you guys use it for?

It was supposed to be a number that you'd use to identify yourself in order to pay taxes and to track individuals' accounts within the Social Security program.
For Australia, "Tax File Number" is the equivalent, as I understand it.  Niccolo might or might not have one, though, if I understand the implementation, and depending on personal circumstances.

Oohhh, right. Similar to a TFN. A little different, though, since we only use our TFNs for two purposes; paying our taxes and filling out tax-related forms. Well, that's the only use for it I've found. I mean, you're welcome to steal it and pay my taxes for me...
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