Discussion about math, puzzles, games and fun. Useful symbols: ÷ × ½ √ ∞ ≠ ≤ ≥ ≈ ⇒ ± ∈ Δ θ ∴ ∑ ∫ π -¹ ² ³ °

You are not logged in.

- Topics: Active | Unanswered

**bob bundy****Administrator**- Registered: 2010-06-20
- Posts: 8,154

What! It is not important?

What about that other guy's comment?:

Do not give up now brothers, I implore you! Unearth the cruel monsters deeds. You are so close! Find out about him that we may all rest comfortably.

We have a world to save!

Bob

*Last edited by bob bundy (2012-01-07 00:55:28)*

Children are not defined by school ...........The Fonz

You cannot teach a man anything; you can only help him find it within himself..........Galileo Galilei

Offline

**bobbym****bumpkin**- From: Bumpkinland
- Registered: 2009-04-12
- Posts: 109,606

Hi Bob;

What about that other guy's comment?:

He tends to get a little overboard every once in awhile.

**In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.****If it ain't broke, fix it until it is.**** Always satisfy the Prime Directive of getting the right answer above all else.**

Offline

**anonimnystefy****Real Member**- From: Harlan's World
- Registered: 2011-05-23
- Posts: 16,037

bob bundy wrote:

that other guy's

not you too!

Here lies the reader who will never open this book. He is forever dead.

Taking a new step, uttering a new word, is what people fear most. ― Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Crime and Punishment

The knowledge of some things as a function of age is a delta function.

Offline

**bobbym****bumpkin**- From: Bumpkinland
- Registered: 2009-04-12
- Posts: 109,606

Hmmmmm, supposing there are multiples of bob bundy?

Got anymore guesses I believe you have a few left?

**In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.****If it ain't broke, fix it until it is.**** Always satisfy the Prime Directive of getting the right answer above all else.**

Offline

**anonimnystefy****Real Member**- From: Harlan's World
- Registered: 2011-05-23
- Posts: 16,037

hi

well actually i have a lot of guesses left.10^40-19

Here lies the reader who will never open this book. He is forever dead.

Taking a new step, uttering a new word, is what people fear most. ― Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Crime and Punishment

The knowledge of some things as a function of age is a delta function.

Offline

**bobbym****bumpkin**- From: Bumpkinland
- Registered: 2009-04-12
- Posts: 109,606

What were your original thoughts about him?

**In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.****If it ain't broke, fix it until it is.**** Always satisfy the Prime Directive of getting the right answer above all else.**

Offline

**bob bundy****Administrator**- Registered: 2010-06-20
- Posts: 8,154

Recapping

So this guy and his organisation get data from internet users' computers and do something evil with it. He has been caught in the US and is expected to get 5 years for what he has done. It is unclear how / if he makes money from his activities. There are others who also do this but not to the same degree. In some countries it is not even illegal. It requires only a small amount of computing skill as he has been able to download most of what he needs to carry on his practice.

What he does is not phishing, DOS attacks, nor does it result in stopping computers from working, so not a distructive virus maker (although I don't think we have eliminated the possibility that he has a virus that does something non distructive). Things like blackmail, computer aided theft, con tricks, pyramid selling are ruled out as we know how these can be used to make money.

16. Could you speculate three pieces of data that he has about me, specifically me by name?

Bob

Children are not defined by school ...........The Fonz

You cannot teach a man anything; you can only help him find it within himself..........Galileo Galilei

Offline

**bobbym****bumpkin**- From: Bumpkinland
- Registered: 2009-04-12
- Posts: 109,606

Your question is accurate because when I answer it you will probably no immediately what he does. Okay, the recap is essentially correct.

When I said he knows us this is how.

1) He has almost certainly invaded your machine. He can do this through ip address or email.

2) He hands out your ip address, email address to others of his kind. Some of them will almost certainly try to plant a backdoor or worm by which they can now try to control your machine. These zombie machines are then used in his network to further his primary purpose.

3) Some of his kind might try a scam or two. His operation is so large that he now controls thousands of zombie machines without the knowledge of the users.

4) Since online terrorism is what he revels in he will provide a list of his targets to hackers, scammers and anyone else who wants it whether he is paid or not.

5) Due to the sheer size of his crime there is almost no doubt that he is guilty of just about every cybercrime known. These are byproducts of his primary occupation and so far he has not been accused of them.

**In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.****If it ain't broke, fix it until it is.**** Always satisfy the Prime Directive of getting the right answer above all else.**

Offline

**bob bundy****Administrator**- Registered: 2010-06-20
- Posts: 8,154

hi bobbym,

So have we reached a conclusion on this?

Bob

Children are not defined by school ...........The Fonz

You cannot teach a man anything; you can only help him find it within himself..........Galileo Galilei

Offline

**bobbym****bumpkin**- From: Bumpkinland
- Registered: 2009-04-12
- Posts: 109,606

Hi Bob;

So have we reached a conclusion on this?

I think that is up to you.

No one has guessed his occupation which has a name. His secondary goal has been guessed but that is like saying Hitler's occupation was killing people.

Since you are the last of the guessers I will make it known to you if you want it. I will tell you privately, anonimnystefy has 10^40 - 19 guesses left and he probably intends to use them all.

**In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.****If it ain't broke, fix it until it is.**** Always satisfy the Prime Directive of getting the right answer above all else.**

Offline

**bob bundy****Administrator**- Registered: 2010-06-20
- Posts: 8,154

hi bobbym

I will tell you privately

Thanks, but not yet.

If his occupation has a name (which was after all the original challenge) I'll work on it a little more.

anonimnystefy has 10^40 - 19 guesses left and he probably intends to use them all.

How big is the MIF site storage space?

Bob

You cannot teach a man anything; you can only help him find it within himself..........Galileo Galilei

Offline

**bobbym****bumpkin**- From: Bumpkinland
- Registered: 2009-04-12
- Posts: 109,606

How big is the MIF site storage space?

A little less then 10^40 - 19 but that will not deter him.

If his occupation has a name

Many people might not consider it an occupation in the ordinary sense."What's my line" is better. It is his life's work that is for sure.

**In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.****If it ain't broke, fix it until it is.**** Always satisfy the Prime Directive of getting the right answer above all else.**

Offline

**anonimnystefy****Real Member**- From: Harlan's World
- Registered: 2011-05-23
- Posts: 16,037

hi bobbym

well i don't think i will get to use them all,but this game's fun.i think we should do this again after bob or i guess correctly or you give us the answer.

Here lies the reader who will never open this book. He is forever dead.

Taking a new step, uttering a new word, is what people fear most. ― Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Crime and Punishment

The knowledge of some things as a function of age is a delta function.

Offline

**bobbym****bumpkin**- From: Bumpkinland
- Registered: 2009-04-12
- Posts: 109,606

Hi anonimnystefy;

I did not see a guess in your post?!

**In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.****If it ain't broke, fix it until it is.**** Always satisfy the Prime Directive of getting the right answer above all else.**

Offline

**anonimnystefy****Real Member**- From: Harlan's World
- Registered: 2011-05-23
- Posts: 16,037

hi

so...?

Taking a new step, uttering a new word, is what people fear most. ― Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Crime and Punishment

The knowledge of some things as a function of age is a delta function.

Offline

**anonimnystefy****Real Member**- From: Harlan's World
- Registered: 2011-05-23
- Posts: 16,037

Why hasn't anybody guessed it right yet? ? ?

Taking a new step, uttering a new word, is what people fear most. ― Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Crime and Punishment

The knowledge of some things as a function of age is a delta function.

Offline

**bobbym****bumpkin**- From: Bumpkinland
- Registered: 2009-04-12
- Posts: 109,606

Hmmmm. Perhaps because he is a tricky guy.

**In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.****If it ain't broke, fix it until it is.**** Always satisfy the Prime Directive of getting the right answer above all else.**

Offline

**anonimnystefy****Real Member**- From: Harlan's World
- Registered: 2011-05-23
- Posts: 16,037

Is there a easy for you to give me the solution?

Taking a new step, uttering a new word, is what people fear most. ― Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Crime and Punishment

The knowledge of some things as a function of age is a delta function.

Offline

**bobbym****bumpkin**- From: Bumpkinland
- Registered: 2009-04-12
- Posts: 109,606

There sure is. I could just give you the answer. Then I would pose another picture of someone you do not know, ad infinitum.

**In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.****If it ain't broke, fix it until it is.**** Always satisfy the Prime Directive of getting the right answer above all else.**

Offline

**anonimnystefy****Real Member**- From: Harlan's World
- Registered: 2011-05-23
- Posts: 16,037

Hi bobbym

That would work.Those who still want to work on this one can do it if you hide the answer, and everybody's happy.

Taking a new step, uttering a new word, is what people fear most. ― Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Crime and Punishment

The knowledge of some things as a function of age is a delta function.

Offline

**bobbym****bumpkin**- From: Bumpkinland
- Registered: 2009-04-12
- Posts: 109,606

Not me!

**In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.****If it ain't broke, fix it until it is.**** Always satisfy the Prime Directive of getting the right answer above all else.**

Offline

**anonimnystefy****Real Member**- From: Harlan's World
- Registered: 2011-05-23
- Posts: 16,037

Why not?

Taking a new step, uttering a new word, is what people fear most. ― Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Crime and Punishment

The knowledge of some things as a function of age is a delta function.

Offline

**bobbym****bumpkin**- From: Bumpkinland
- Registered: 2009-04-12
- Posts: 109,606

You have 10^40 - 20 guesses left. If you can present me with a theoretical method that would definitely get the answer to the question I will tell you who and what he is.

**In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.****If it ain't broke, fix it until it is.**** Always satisfy the Prime Directive of getting the right answer above all else.**

Offline

**anonimnystefy****Real Member**- From: Harlan's World
- Registered: 2011-05-23
- Posts: 16,037

Hi bobbym

Maybe not too theoretical, but since there are less people than my guesses that means that I can waste out all the occupations.

Taking a new step, uttering a new word, is what people fear most. ― Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Crime and Punishment

The knowledge of some things as a function of age is a delta function.

Offline

**bobbym****bumpkin**- From: Bumpkinland
- Registered: 2009-04-12
- Posts: 109,606

Correct a mundo!

**In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.****If it ain't broke, fix it until it is.**** Always satisfy the Prime Directive of getting the right answer above all else.**

Offline