Macemore t1_j57hzy1 wrote

Wow that makes a lot of sense, thank you! It's sad that the IRS tried and they failed. I've wondered why it was so cavalier to give my EIN out, I figured it must not mean as much as the SSN and now I know why!


Macemore t1_j57fa25 wrote

Yeah I counted wrong, I even remember thinking "7 has to be wrong" but I posted it anyway. I think we all understand the gist of what I was saying, the first 5 digits are based off locations of birth and certificate registration, the last 4 are sequential (basically random from guessing perspective). It's actually scary how little security there is with SSNs especially knowing the potential damage.


Macemore t1_j56rld7 wrote

What's even scarier is how easy it is to get someone's SSN just by knowing some details about them, they did t randomize SSNs until around 2008. So you're saying they have the last four (the only random part) and all the information necessary to get the other 7 digits? Hmmm


Macemore t1_j56rd91 wrote

Same here. Must have been a lot bigger than theyre reporting. I'm wondering if there's any legal action we can take, how can we verify it was only the last four? What caused this and how is it not going to happen again? I have LifeLock from UW because they lost a hard drive that could have had my information on it. Why isn't Peirce doing something similar for the individuals affected by this?


Macemore t1_j1okhki wrote

That is why you use the water, it's a tool in this case to measure the sponge's cavities. By using a known metric (water) and volume (1L) and calculating the differences before/after the absorption you can determine the quantity of water in the sponge. If you know how much water is in there, and you know how much space water takes, you know how much space is empty in the sponge.