Yes, but again, my name is not attached, therefore I can't bring harm to
the company directly, or indirectly, as it was an anonymous post. Or
almost. Any perceived breach is just that percieved and not real.
Several people have told you that your name does not have to be
attached. Have you ever looked at the expanded header of your email.
There is a wealth of information that one could use to track you to the
very computer you used to post the message.
This is the software you are using with your last post:
Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.1; WOW64; rv:17.0) Gecko/17.0 Thunderbird/17.0
The NNTP-Posting-Host: header is much more interesting:
$ host 126.96.36.199
188.8.131.52.in-addr.arpa domain name pointer nj-76-6-47-27.dhcp.embarqhsd.net.
So Jeff appears to be posting from a CenturyLink address in New Jersey, USA.
From the X-Trace header, the giganews poster ID can be derived (albeit not
without help at giganews, unless they've used a trival obfuscation means)
The IP address is sufficient (with ISP help) to determine the ICBM address
at which the post originated.
Yep you are right, it would be, but again that would be extreme to get
to me. It is using my name that could, would get me in trouble with the
company, not a post that removes my name from the issue. But if I
mentioned the company in a negative comment I guarantee they would try
to find out who posted it.
Now if I use my name in any negative post, I am putting it right out
there.. Which I won't do. I'll chose to not fight that battle, because
even if I win, I lose.
On Tue, 08 Jan 2013 22:45:13 -0500, woodchucker <nospam.nospam.com>
Seems to be a growing trend. Schools too, are restricting what
faculty can do and say on line. Seem as though Facebook is causing a
lot of problems in society as more and more people do dumb things and
reveal too much of their personal lives and thoughts.
It's the dumb every thing down to the lowest denominator way we do things
these days so that those that don't put in the effort have an equal chance.
The every one gets a trophy for signing up, mentality. It is knowing that
we can control what you say on your own time because if you don't like it
we can fire you and hire the person that only gets trophies because he
The problem is that we live in the real world where our competition does
not think that way and they are currently whipping our asses. Banks steal
from us because they know that 50% of their customer are below average in
intelligence and because we are lowering expectations so that every one has
an equal opportunity many many more of us fall below the 50% average
intelligence compared to a few years ago..
With our new government health care system Nurse Bubba is going to have an
equal chance, to perform brain surgery on you, as the doctor that pioneered
the procedure that is about to performed on you. Nurse Bubba's
qualifications, three, count'm three trophies. Nurse Bubba won out over
intern Guber because one of Nurse Bubba's trophies was for actually
Rant off. :-)
Yep, I understand, but in checking all my posts, nothing ties it to me
They would have to talk to my isp to tie it totally to me.
I have reviewed the complete header.
So I am confident that any attempt would have to go through my isp.
I also want to straighten this out. I can not use my name to make any
statement, since my name can easily be tied to them, they are paranoid
that they may lose customers or be thought negatively because of me.
That being said, if they want to try to find me by going to extreme
lengths, then it's certainly not for me. And in that case, I would
probably hit them where it hurts.
Nope, I didn't identify myself, therefore they can't figure out who I am
or who said it.
If my name were attached, I would be identifying them in some indirect
way. Now you can't say it came from so and so in company ABC.
If you are permitted access to the internet from work for personal
use, you are fortunate. Many companies do not allow access for
regardless of if it may help with work.
Some comapnies setup guest internet connections but usually employees
are not allowed to access them as they could violate policy, leak
information, or inadvertantly allow outsiders access.
Honestly, the worst thing you can do is access the internet, personal
email or other personal information from your work computer. Once you
do the company has access to that information and should any
authorities request it, they are legally bound to divulge it.
You may not think much of that but as someone who has witnessed
employee firings and prosecution for doing just that, it's one thing I
will never do. Long gone are the .com days of happy work computing.
Here is one example ...
Guy working in a software company would go out to lunch and pick up a
DVD rental. Back at the office he would rip it to his work laptop,
which he took home every night to work on. When the company found out
he was immediately terminated and fortunate not to be prosecuted. He
didn't think he was doing anything wrong. Ergo, he wasn't thinking.
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