12/11/2007

I'm Age Verified....


Well not me, but me, in line with you can't criticise something unless you know something about it. I got a greifer now, the stuff that some hope IDV will protect against *grin*. She is a couple of days old, and already ID verified. I wonder how the good number of 80% worked was calculated? The number of LL employees that was in the public records, and HOW CAN 80% be a good number? That means the two of ten residents don't count. Now the alpha test group apparently wasn't as diverse and spread over the globe as the test group. But in stead of ranting, and telling what is doesn't do in world (as dandellion so nicely looked at). Lets have a look at Nadine, the Northolt lady not Nozaki. She on the image.

I started her a test and look at how the 1.18.6RC actually worked, for this I made a new alt, Nadine, she is a CSI:NY fan and interested in digging into how stuff really works, maybe she will show up here writing about how the life as adult in sl is. Well after creation I made a look around in the CSI:NY sims that are quite fun. She solve the two murder games there. (a little to simple i.m.h.o. but on the other hand I'm used to the client).

So we started to look at when the new viewer added, age verification and a new login system. The login system, well looked uglier apparently using html for layout in stead of just laying out the object. I can't see the use of that and sound like an other additions we really don't need. But the big ugly think is the Age Verification. How can you verify someone with out seeing then or talking to some one you trust that knows them?

Yes the answer is you can't Age Verification is a scam, it's not about verifying it's about lying. It's how it works in the land of laws, the lawyers have enter now we have to lie. We all know this will not work but lets pretend it does so that we can pretend we have done something. So my first attempt was to use some real Swedish info from someone still alive and kicking. That didn't work she was not in Aristotle/Integrity database. Apparently I was not alone (Integrity probably lied there asses of to sell as marketing people often do...) the horrible think is that 80% was the good number that tried to archive... 80%, 99.9% I could understand, 50 of the normal online used at any time 80% that's 10.000 concurrent uses, 95511 uses taht logged in last week it would have failed for with the goal numbers. This 100.000 resident is what they there sample test show and the was OK with that as OK. The numbers are disappointed, one in five ok, what are we at one in two? how many fails now?

But why give up if you can't get age verified, use the brain, where is the company located, what have they tested with, the US, and California. Google quick gave me the drivers licenses of a dead rapper guy... Well that can't work of course not that are not that stupid... are they... Yes they are... Age verified. Tupac is her RL name, she, he have been dead since 1996. I think she, he is really cool to get a SL account . I mean beeing killed in a drive by shooting in 1996 and getting a SL avatar, second life opening in 2002. And I guess Tupac have a hole bunch of alt's by now.

One thing is sure I'll never trust the Age Verified flag for anything.

3 comments:

Peter Stindberg said...

100 points for style, and 100 points for being inventive. Tupac? Oh my...

Nadine Nozaki said...

One reason is that that is the first hit on google image search for "drivers licence" thats how hard it was to get the needed informations for the verification. As a teen borrowing my mothers social security number would be much harder.

dandellion Kimban said...

I tried to verify when I saw on Integrity site that for my country phone number is enough. That is crazy, because more than half of the country has phones registered on other persons, be it family members, landlords or previous owners of the flat you're in (it is easier to pay the bills in somebody else's name than to go through bureaucracy). So I went there to learn that in SL case phone number is not enough....

But I have tried anyway... with my real name which LL have already and personal number which I made myself. One doesn't need to be cypher-genius to larn the way personal numbers are generated in Serbia: 7 digits for the date of birth, then two that haven't changed in last 50 years, then 0 for the boys and 5 for the girls, and the last three are random... I failed. I actually filled bug report, cause I am sure it is about their system and not my fake data :D
But one thing is interesting here. My last desperate attempt with no hope would be to try playing the system with data so obviously fake... like saying the country which I am not resident of. First, my country is in LL's databases, they have my credit card number. Second, I leave my IP address which reveal where I am in a milisecond. No matter how buggy that system could be, crosschecking the entered data with data existing in dbases is expected. No? Ok, gotta find another celebrity to be....