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LOL Writer Evan Ratliff Tried to Vanish: Here’s What Happened

Discussion in 'General' started by roblikesbeer, 21 Nov 2009.

  1. roblikesbeer

    roblikesbeer Bindi's sex slave.

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    Just seen this linked on another forum, thought you guys might like to read it too.

    "In Wired issue 17.09, Evan Ratliff wrote a story about how people disappear in the digital age. Then he went on the run himself, with Wired readers trying to track him down. This blog shows the history of the hunt."

    http://www.wired.com/vanish/2009/11/ff_vanish2/

    Well worth reading through to the end, it's great :thumb:
     
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    <A88> Trust the Computer

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    Excellent article. Despite the advent of new media, Wired always manages to justify buying magazines.
     
  3. ch424

    ch424 Design Warrior

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    Heh, that was really interesting! Thanks for the link!
     
  4. Shuriken

    Shuriken same christmas AV for a whole year

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    Damn good read. I'd been contemplating the same thing recently, not actually wanting to do it, just wondering if it were possible. Seems it's a lot harder than I'd imagined.
     
  5. Pookeyhead

    Pookeyhead It's big, and it's clever.

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    Great read!

    It makes you wonder how Social Services can miss facts regarding children's safety when they've been clearly logged, yet members of the public can bring into play a network of spies like something from a CSI episode!
     
  6. The RAM

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    That's awesome, I was almost willing him to make it in the end! Ahh well.
     
  7. Cptn-Inafinus

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    I think I might have to subscribe to Wired just for that. That was an amazing read!
     
  8. Ramble

    Ramble Ginger Nut

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    Awesome stuff - tempting.
     
  9. klutch4891

    klutch4891 New Member

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    Great read, although was I the only one not surprised that 4chan somehow got a mention in there?
     

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