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Submission + - Wired writer disappears, find him and make 5k. ( 5

carp3_noct3m writes: A freelance Wired magazine journalist has decided to see what it is like to disappear from normal life, all while staying on the grid. The catch, is that he is challenging anyone and everyone to find him, take a picture, and speak a special codeword to him. If you can do that, you can make 5000 dollars, which happens to come out of his paycheck for the article he'll be writing. Oh, and to top it all off, whoever gets him gets pictures and interviews in Wired. He has been posting to his Twitter, has been apparently using TOR for internet, and the Wired website will be posting his credit card transactions. So Slashdot, do we have what it takes to show this guy we know our stuff? Hop to it my minions.
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  • When this idiot is found, there will be no "Special Code Word" apart from sticking a "Green Lemon" where the sun don't shine. Seriously, this guy is asking for deep trouble and so is Wired Magazine. You do not go about doing stunts like this, especially with fake credit card transations. Expect raids anytime soon.
    • Huh? What the hell are you talking about? This is a very valuable "stunt", in that it will either demonstrate and test methods for locating someone through their web-transactions, or it will demonstrate how hard that is to do (or how to prevent it).

      Both very valuable outcomes, I think, especially for a project that funds itself. Can you explain exactly what your problem is with this piece of journalism?

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