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<< Nov 23, 2004 @ 00:40 >>

Wow. Rilly-- wow. My favourite blog actually posted something I submitted! "Color laser printers add hidden ID number to print-outs" at boingboing.net. I'd like to personally welcome the random readers who have signed up due directly to boingboing and appologize for the lack of any real content aside of my meaningless banter.

I suppose I should mentioned what that link I sent to boingboing was all about. It turns out colour laser printer manufacturers have encoded the printer's serial number onto each page you print for some time now. Since 1995 according to the follow-ups at boingboing. They claim this was done as a security measure against counterfitting currency, but of course they could trace ANY document back to you. Besides the invasion of privacy we were never told about, one could also exploit this by faking the encoded serial number and using it as an alibi.

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November 23, 2004 @ 09:14:29

suits.png74 (#074)

i'm gonna fucking run you down with my car, i know where you live, i've seen where you sleep, and i keep a loaded shotgun in the trunk of my car


November 23, 2004 @ 12:53:42

operator.pngoperator (#008)

I know where YOU live, I've seen where YOU sleep, and I have a lower user id than you.

November 23, 2004 @ 20:17:42

coleco.pngxopl (#001)

I should mention that it was one of my roommates John who happened across the Yahoo News story while visiting Yahoo to check his email or something.

October 17, 2005 @ 11:10:47

coleco.pngxopl (#001)

Printer Dots Decoded! Frame your friends!


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