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The Person Living in My Heater - Salvador Dali in a lawn chair. — LiveJournal
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The Person Living in My Heater
My heater literally whistles when I adjust the thermostat. It sounds like a human just whistling one up note then one down note. It's very human, non-mechanical, and very very disturbing.

I'm just now getting used to it, having finally figured out where and when it was coming from, and now to expect it.

Something is funky with my browser. Internet Explorer keeps increasing some of the fonts sizes, perhaps the ones with the size not set directly in the code. I've checked the internet options to see what I've done. Perhaps it's the Windows or printer font settings.

I am sorry I have not posted as much I would have liked. I miss this place.

This disturbs me greatly.

mood: sleepy and scared
music: Nine Simone - "Feeling Good"

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everraven From: everraven Date: February 5th, 2003 08:05 am (UTC) (link)


Leave it to you to find a site thats scary in a whole new sense of the word. Wow - its odd enough to think just what kind of info you leave about when traveling the world of life, but darn - I don't care to have people just purchasing software to make it that much easier to follow me about =P
lost_angel From: lost_angel Date: February 5th, 2003 10:09 am (UTC) (link)

Re: Wow

I had this overwhelming sickening feeling when I saw this spam link on the side of a webpage I pulled up.

I know I've heard of at least one story of a woman who was murdered by a man who bought all of her information (physical address, ssn, phone number, work address, etc.) from an online information-gathering firm.
havoknkaos From: havoknkaos Date: February 5th, 2003 01:53 pm (UTC) (link)
It's not as powerful a program as they'd like the (potential) consumer to believe. I've got a copy of an older version, and while it does give you access to "thousands of online databases" they neglect to mention that all but about 4 of those online databases require a fee to access - In some cases, a fairly substantial fee. Many of them also require proof that the person using the database is the person being researched, most notably the credit report sites.

None of the information NetDetective (and it's many clones) gives you is proprietary, secret, or even obscure. It's all public record, and more easily and inexpensively found using Google.

If they spent half as much effort on the program as they have the website, it would at least look nicer - it's a kludgy batch of html pages in an executable wrapper.

In other words, don't worry so much about it. It's not BigBrother v2.0, no matter how effective thier marketing is.
lost_angel From: lost_angel Date: February 5th, 2003 11:10 pm (UTC) (link)
*laugh* Well thank you for explaining the less-than-impressive inner workings. I am glad it is not as effective as they'd like it to seem.

However, I was mainly disturbed at the concept.

You have an older version? Do you ever use it yourself or is it mainly for novelty?
havoknkaos From: havoknkaos Date: February 6th, 2003 03:52 am (UTC) (link)
I don't use it; as I mentioned before, if there's actual knowledge to be gained from this "toolkit" it is in knowing not to give good money for what amounts to someone's favorites list.

I ..er.. "acquired" this particular piece of software while browsing an e-tailer's dingy "shelves" in one of the back alleys of the 'Net. Had always been curious, and wanted to see what the software was actually made of.

I use Database America and public record searches if I'm actually trying to play Private I. *grin*
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