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Comment Archives: stories: Feature: Halloween Dress-Up Issue

Re: “Digital Projection

If you don't want to have your identity stolen, then don't become a public figure. When you publish online, you can't very well be considered private, any longer. The safest bet is to just use somebody else's handle.

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Posted by Occupy This Page on 10/12/2013 at 5:55 PM

Re: “Digital Projection

For more brilliant insight into mobile and cutting edge technologies (possibly involving this author), check out Developmentnow -- developmentnow [dot] com

Posted by Developmentnow on 10/11/2013 at 12:04 PM

Re: “Digital Projection

What about "Paul Constant"? "PC"?!? Huhnnh? Too perfect, too obvious. Hiding in plain sight.

I believe it is the world's most ingenious troll costume, worn by none other than the inimitable troll himself: William Stephen Bartlesby Worthington Humphrey III, esquire.


Fooling no one, motherflower.

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Posted by JRRTrollkien on 10/10/2013 at 1:34 AM

Re: “Digital Projection

Can you really be sure she's your wife?

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Posted by Penis O. Thenut on 10/09/2013 at 11:27 PM

Re: “Digital Projection

It's not just Google+, my wife shut me down for pretending to be Ron Burgundy.

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Posted by Todd Mecklem on 10/09/2013 at 10:38 PM

Re: “Digital Projection

They can read your mind with a machine, but not from a distance. The next best thing is to read over your shoulder, from long distance, on the Internet. This is the shit that Ed Snowden used to do for the NSA. By creating multiple ghost accounts in your handle, they hide you from search engines while making a study of your interests, comments, contacts, and expressed concerns in order to profile you to be able to virtually predict what you will do next; just in case you should ever become an actual person of interest.

Speed read this shit:…

Imagine All the People: How the Brain Creates and Uses Personality Models to Predict Behavior

Demis Hassabis1,*,
R. Nathan Spreng2,*⇓,
Andrei A. Rusu3,
Clifford A. Robbins4,
Raymond A. Mar5 and
Daniel L. Schacter4

+ Author Affiliations

1Gatsby Computational Neuroscience Unit, University College London, London WC1N 3AR, UK,
2Laboratory of Brain and Cognition, Department of Human Development, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY 14853, USA,
3Department of Computer Science, Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam, The Netherlands,
4Department of Psychology, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA 02138, USA and
5Department of Psychology, York University, Toronto, ON, Canada M3J1P3

Address correspondence to: R.N. Spreng, Laboratory of Brain and Cognition, Department of Human Development, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY 14853, USA. Email:


The behaviors of other people are often central to envisioning the future. The ability to accurately predict the thoughts and actions of others is essential for successful social interactions, with far-reaching consequences. Despite its importance, little is known about how the brain represents people in order to predict behavior. In this functional magnetic resonance imaging study, participants learned the unique personality of 4 protagonists and imagined how each would behave in different scenarios. The protagonists' personalities were composed of 2 traits: Agreeableness and Extraversion. Which protagonist was being imagined was accurately inferred based solely on activity patterns in the medial prefrontal cortex using multivariate pattern classification, providing novel evidence that brain activity can reveal whom someone is thinking about. Lateral temporal and posterior cingulate cortex discriminated between different degrees of agreeableness and extraversion, respectively. Functional connectivity analysis confirmed that regions associated with trait-processing and individual identities were functionally coupled. Activity during the imagination task, and revealed by functional connectivity, was consistent with the default network. Our results suggest that distinct regions code for personality traits, and that the brain combines these traits to represent individuals. The brain then uses this “personality model” to predict the behavior of others in novel situations.

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Posted by Chef Multnohmann on 10/09/2013 at 4:02 PM

Re: “Digital Projection

Oh, I don't see it that way at all. I think nobodies actually develop a following of fans who become inspired by their new, unsung heroes, just enough to try and improve upon them by creating a better version of them.

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Posted by PSfnU on 10/09/2013 at 3:11 PM

Re: “Digital Projection

Keeping martyrs as needles in a haystack.

Posted by Chef Multnohmann on 10/09/2013 at 3:07 PM

Re: “Digital Projection

What happens is that the NSA creates these confusing ghosts in order to obfuscate in attempt to keep anyone from becoming famous enough to have any influence on society, or getting any facts or opinions out in the mind of the public, which might run counter to the agenda of Big Brother.

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Posted by Dina Gourmand on 10/09/2013 at 2:56 PM

Re: “Digital Projection

Thieving rat fucking bastards!

Posted by Penis O. Thenut on 10/09/2013 at 2:51 PM

Re: “Editor's Note

Please investigate the change of KPOJ from progressive talk to Fox Sports bu Clearchannel aka Bain aka Romney! Apparently this is a spite action for Romeny losing and they have done it to several of their liberal progressive stations!

Posted by JON on 11/10/2012 at 6:38 AM

Re: “Contributors

This article is totally nonsensical and the people seem to be completely artificial, from a journalistic standpoint this achieves about the same as pissing off of a fourteenth story balcony, that is to say, it seems to have been written simply for the sake of saying "we did it."

Posted by Javier Largo on 11/01/2012 at 12:08 AM

Re: “Our Annual Halloween Dress-Up Issue!

Very nice, you guys get candy!

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Posted by Spindles on 10/28/2012 at 6:28 PM

Re: “The 39 Least Influential Portlanders

This is SO fucking funny. Thank you.

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Posted by Lisa Wells on 10/28/2012 at 5:14 PM

Re: “Our Annual Halloween Dress-Up Issue!


Despite the fact that I'm usually a bilious troll, and proud of that fact, sad as that is, I'll give credit where it's due, though my knee-jerk feeling to generally criticize shit often keeps me from offering praise. Sorry about that. You know when you've done well, I'd think, and I don't want to add to the echo chamber---just want to you all to question shit and try a little harder (naturally, slanting towards a voice I'd rather read--though maybe an unpopular one and one sure to win no friends in such a small town--I understand that)! Honestly, I just miss Matt Davis and his take on things.

This spoof was just genius. Again, great work.

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Posted by jake on 10/26/2012 at 9:58 PM

Re: “Our Annual Halloween Dress-Up Issue!

if i were you guys, i would have one of your lame duck interns check the mail/open all packages for the next couple of weeks -- this latest stunt of yours is liable to upset a few characters.

it's all fun and games, yeah, but that 'herbal proctologists' bit was way over the line. and that 'canine inch nails' thing is flat-out outrageous, even for you.

if you stay on this train of wanton insolence for much longer, someone is going to send you guys a stylish, mauve-tinged box containing two dollops of bichon frisé feces, composed mostly of quail fois gras and 'felony flats-born' squirrel thighs, with a dash of artisanal baking soda for texture and a splash of 'fiberified purina elite' for fifi's excretory comfort in producing said delight.

and you'll fucking deserve it.

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Posted by human in training on 10/26/2012 at 7:43 PM

Re: “Our Annual Halloween Dress-Up Issue!

jake said something nice about us? i feel... weird.

Posted by Alison Hallett on 10/26/2012 at 6:40 PM

Re: “Our Annual Halloween Dress-Up Issue!

As others have said----fucking awesome. Initially, I only glanced at the cover and dismissed it, as I love to rip on the Merc, but once I picked it up and read it, well----this spoof is amazing, best I've ever seen, and so, so overdue---and, well, just so spot on and well done.

Great fucking job!!!!!

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Posted by jake on 10/26/2012 at 4:25 PM

Re: “Our Annual Halloween Dress-Up Issue!

So glad you did this cover. All past sins are forgiven.

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Posted by altogetherPDX on 10/26/2012 at 3:16 PM

Re: “The 30 Hippest Minorities

a little refresher:

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Posted by Lily Briscoe on 10/25/2012 at 3:44 PM

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