#0 Name: Anonymous
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#13855 Name: Anonymous   3h
Hello there
#13856 Name: Anonymous   5h
>>13855
now what?
#13857 Name: Anonymous   5h
I was searching up info on a guy for my friend. And the dude doesn't have a single picture of himself online. The weirdest part is he runs a club and real estate agency, a big one too, yet you can't find a single picture of him. His zillow profile picture is his office for christ sake.
Its honesty funny
#13858 Name: Anonymous   6h
>>13853
too bad, you will work until you get old and you will like it.
#13859 Name: Anonymous   7h
>>13857
Based tbh.
#13860 Name: Anonymous   10h
>>13857
From your description, he strikes me as someone trying to cover his trail for something. %or maybe he just cares about privacy, who knows?%
#13861 Name: Anonymous   11h
>>13857
Sounds like someone who grew up when putting your personal information online was (rightly) considered idiotic. I think there's one or two untagged photos with me in from hobby events I've been to but besides that I'm invisible too.
#13862 Name: Anonymous   12h
>>13860
Incredibly evil take to assume that someone who does not spill their PII all over the internet must be hiding something.
Actual arguments the feds use to surveil us.
#13863 Name: Anonymous   13h
>>13860
He can't be hiding anything because 1. The only law he's breaking is he's behind on child support and 2. You can already figure out who he is through miscellaneous clues without the pic, name+major+job means he's the only hit.
>>13861
I think it's just boomers being bad with tech.
#13864 Name: Anonymous   1d
The most interesting thing I've seen about more people entering the CS field is that you got the analytical and eccentric behavior of CS majors, but most of them are now self aware enough to know that doesn't fly, so they mask it or self improve. A good 40% of my CS classes have regular gym users, often citing "I don't wanna look like a CS major", and a good 70% of my classmates have a "yeah I was a Weirdo, but I taught myself social skills" backstop. A lot of the super geeky anti social CS majors are now bullied ironically in my classes.
Of course my data may be biased because I'm from a southern school with a lot of lower class students, so "act normal or get whipped by your dad" is pretty common childhood.