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Online Dead: Dead Man's Switch

Postby astasia » Mon Jun 01, 2009 10:17 pm

"I have an automated system set up with sort of a "dead man's switch" which will give trusted individuals access to my email accounts, web servers, etc. should I be incommunicado for so long as to suggest that I am probably dead.
I am a terrible nerd."

What will you do if you die? Do you have a plan for how your internet affairs will be handled? Does it mean you are a terrible nerd if you have considered this?

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Re: Online Dead: Dead Man's Switch

Postby Cirtur » Mon Jun 01, 2009 10:19 pm

I have nothing important online.
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Re: Online Dead: Dead Man's Switch

Postby Rainbow » Mon Jun 01, 2009 10:22 pm

What about the child porn? All the precious child porn?
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Re: Online Dead: Dead Man's Switch

Postby Cirtur » Mon Jun 01, 2009 10:26 pm

Hard drive. I don't trust the cloud, there's policeman there.
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Re: Online Dead: Dead Man's Switch

Postby Lethal Interjection » Mon Jun 01, 2009 11:38 pm

I hate to say it folks, but if I kick it, you probably won't find out. It is possible that a friend might start an account to let you guys know, but I wouldn't count on it.
So if I go incommunicado for a while, you can just assume I'm dead. Then if I show up again, you can consider it something else. Zombism, resurrection, whathaveyou.
I suppose it is possible that Wolf sees my name in an obit, but I don't know if she knows my meat name.

Actually, Wolf, one of my coworkers apparently worked at the Bicks plant too. Tim.... Something. His last name escapes me.
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Re: Online Dead: Dead Man's Switch

Postby Rainbow » Mon Jun 01, 2009 11:58 pm

That's what's crazy about the internet. I think my friend might've commit suicide, but I really can't ever know. It's so weird how little you know about people this way. I would consider many people I've met online my friends if I knew them in person, but through the internet it's all very strange and different. I only know what is said and if someone did die I couldn't confirm it. It's kinda mindboggling.
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Re: Online Dead: Dead Man's Switch

Postby smiley_cow » Tue Jun 02, 2009 12:03 am

My brother has all his log in names and passwords saved somewhere so that when he dies, I or someone else close if I'm not still around am/is supposed to go and tell all his online friends what had happened. He spends a lot of time online though and he's made a lot of close friends over the years, so this makes a fair amount of sense.
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Re: Online Dead: Dead Man's Switch

Postby astasia » Tue Jun 02, 2009 1:12 am

Most anyone who I've become good enough "friends" with on the internets, I've talked to on the phone. And, that is who I would be concerned about knowing. I'm going to probably leave it up to littleninja to let them know.
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Re: Online Dead: Dead Man's Switch

Postby AHMETxRock » Tue Jun 02, 2009 1:28 am

Unless I kill both of you at once.
Just like an std, will never fully go away.
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Re: Online Dead: Dead Man's Switch

Postby mountainmage » Tue Jun 02, 2009 1:34 am

The funny part is I've thought about this, specifically in regards to this forum. When you spend 3 years of your life talking to people, I'd want someone to at least tell you guys if something happened.
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Re: Online Dead: Dead Man's Switch

Postby Edminster » Tue Jun 02, 2009 1:39 am

mountainmage wrote:The funny part is I've thought about this, specifically in regards to this forum. When you spend 3 years of your life talking to people, I'd want someone to at least tell you guys if something happened.

Exactly! I wanted to chime in with this but I figured I was the only one who was worried about leaving Zach shy one Mod.
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Re: Online Dead: Dead Man's Switch

Postby mountainmage » Tue Jun 02, 2009 1:45 am

I'm a fellow compatriot of the forum first, and a mod second, though.
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Re: Online Dead: Dead Man's Switch

Postby LordRetard » Tue Jun 02, 2009 2:01 am

If I disappear, it might mean that I've found something more important to do than talk on the Internets, but more likely I'd be dead.
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Re: Online Dead: Dead Man's Switch

Postby astasia » Tue Jun 02, 2009 2:07 am

AHMETxRock wrote:Unless I kill both of you at once.


Then you'd be not just a douche, but a jerkface. So, don't do that.

Also, maybe I'm lame, but, I'd thought about this, before, as well. I guess most anyone who posts on a forum for any length of time would. (Or, only losers do. But, whatever, I'm a loser like that. I'll admit it.)
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Re: Online Dead: Dead Man's Switch

Postby Edminster » Tue Jun 02, 2009 2:11 am

astasia wrote:anyone who posts on a forum for any length of time would. Or, only losers

These are not mutually exclusive. In fact, they overlap a surprising amount.
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