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A Challenge!

Angela Poynton
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Things are getting a bit heated in here again and quite frankly I'm getting bored! So, here's a challenge.
The theory is that you can find out just about anything about anyone using the internet!!
You have Till Midnight Sunday Javaranch time to tell me what you can find out about me!!
The winner is the person who scares me most by finding out the most obscure facts!
Angela Poynton is partly my real name, I would be interested to know if anyone can figure out my full name!
Please do not print phone numbers here or addresses here .. if you figure that out e-mail them to me!!


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David O'Meara
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OK, so not a real entry, but it might help others dig up some dirt (assuming its true?)
Angela lives in London, England and works as a Java developer for British Airways.
She is currently preparing for the Sun Certified Java Programmer's Exam.
(Angela likes large action figures)


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Manku Thimma
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Some Qs before I start off on a wgc
> Is Poynton your complete and real last name?
> Do you live in the city of London (would that be part of your address?)
> Have you found any sites that contain more information about yourself?
> Would the names Brenda/ Florence/ Ernest relate in anyway to you?

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Thomas Paul
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There is a Fantasy Formula 1 Racing Team named after you!


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Paul Ralph
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Tintin, Tintin! Hey, where'd Tintin go???
You'd think this would be right up his alley.
Shame.
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Paul Ralph
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Either you or someone with the same name as you posted a response to a posting about "tetrology of fallot".
Unfortunately I can't access the actual posting by "Angela Poynton", you'll have to tell me if she is you.
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Angela Poynton
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She is indeed me .... but really has anyone bothered to do anything other than search for my name using Google???
I currently live in Hounslow, a town in the Greater London area.
That's all I'm saying!! Too much info will ruin the challenge!!

[This message has been edited by Angela Poynton (edited August 02, 2001).]
Paul Ralph
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Actually, I was trying Northern Light...but with even worse results.
Found a possible address/phone number...on it's way.
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Manku Thimma
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You just want to make it difficult, don't you? I looked up the Whois database for Angel-Web.co.uk, and that info was last modified today! You must have changed something!
Does the name fannyannie ring a bell?
Andy Ceponis
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Angela you are in VIOLATION of the naming policy by not using your real first and last name. I have to ask you to re-register with your real name. Your setting a bad example for others.
Thank you for your time.
Manku Thimma
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I just got off the phone talking to Angela
(She has a sweet voice )
Angela Poynton
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Indeed he was bold enough to call me!!
However, I'd appreciate it if nobody else did that, it kind of freaked out my roommate!!
if you think you have a number, just e-mail it to me, I'll let you knw if you are right or wrong!!
two people have found an old address of a relative of mine who also used to live in Hounslow!
fannyannie ... nope!
Manku Thimma
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>it kind of freaked out my roommate!!
Oops, sorry about that. I realized it's pretty late in the night out there
Andy Ceponis
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Angela, please refer to my above post and rectify this situation ASAP please. Thank you for your cooperation.
Angela Poynton
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They are my real names ... there's just another name to add too!!
Ronnie Johnson
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Are you being serious Andy?
George Brown
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I know the answer...
is there a prize?
Angela Poynton
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George you aren't allowed to play!! That's cheating!! No Prize as such!! I'm fairly impressed with some of the efforts made so far, I'm just waiting for somebody to come up with something really obscure!!
Anybody figure out where I went to school yet??
George Brown
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George you aren't allowed to play!! That's cheating!!
awww.
You have to admit that it's not a difficult challenge when it's you (your name is rare). I think they'd have a bit more difficulty digging up stuff on me
Thomas Paul
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or me.
Badriprasad Bumbabol
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U possibly have a Cat.
U hate Tescos.
U dont enjoy travelling in Tubes and buses of London.
U r Single.
U loved Bridget Jones Diary-the movie and read the book too(or was tempted to, at least).
U love watching TV.
Angela , This is the image I have about u in my mind (Sorry , No Internet research).
Will be curious to know how many of them are true.
Forgot to add one more :
U and me are having lunch together sometime soon.
Rosie, I have a good Image of yours too.
[This message has been edited by Tintin Herge (edited August 03, 2001).]
Paul Ralph
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Hey Tintin! Glad you could join the party.
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Andy Ceponis
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What are Tescos?
Angela Poynton
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Tesco is a chain of supermarkets in the UK!
Actually I hate supermarkets ... however I do shop online with tesco and get it delivered!!
I also hate cats and am scared of dogs!!
I actuallly don't mind london public transport.
Sorry Tintin, you'll have to do some research to get the real dirt on me!!
Pranav Jaidka
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Angela.....im curious ...will you let us know what you wanted us to look for ...if no one can find out ......please......its kiling me ..
Angela Poynton
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I really just wanted to test the theory that you can find out just about anything about a person from the internet. So really was trying to get people to tell me what they can find out!!
The real tricky one though is what is my full name!!
OK I'll give you all a clue. I use Angela Poynton most of the time, but offically Angela is my middle name!!
Manku Thimma
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Did you study in one of these schools?
- Leeds Metropolitan University
- University of Southampton
- University of Warwick
- University of Westminster, London
Just giving your middle name isn't enough. I need more information! Also, tell me:
> Are there real websites that contain your full name?
> And perhaps, more information about yourself?
> And most importantly, what Zone do you think those webpages are in? (Search engines cannot see all webpages!)

[This message has been edited by Manku Thimma (edited August 03, 2001).]
Jim Yingst
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For my part, I have decided to take the easy way out on this one, and wait for Wrox to publish a book by Angela.


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Anonymous
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You mean a book ABOUT Angela .
Jim Yingst
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No, I meant a book by Angela. Trust me - it's a proven stalking technique. Admittedly, a book about Angela would be even more useful.
Angela Poynton
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Challenge over!!
Well I have to be honest, i'm dissappointed! I really did think people would find more stuff!!
The winner would have to be Manku for finding my phone number
(which is relativly easy to do if you know where to look).
Two people found the name and an old address of my uncle.
The Fantasy Formula 1 team is mine!
And my real name is ..... well now you'll never know!!
Manku Thimma
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>The winner would have to be Manku
Gee, thanks!
>which is relativly easy to do if you know where to look
Well, that wasn't easy - your phone appears to be registered in the name of your flatmate. So if I didn't know her name, I probably wouldn't have found the number.
You didn't answer my question about the universities I've listed. Did you attend one of those?

[This message has been edited by Manku Thimma (edited August 06, 2001).]
Angela Poynton
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No I didn't go to any of those Universities.
Manku Thimma
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Oh well then, so much for my guessing.
Isn't it customary at the end of a Challenge to give out the correct answers? It's not fair to say "well now you'll never know!!"
Having invested so much of my time participating, I now would like you to tell me where your first name & university name can be found; and I will then understand why I couldn't find those websites!
Angela Poynton
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The point of the challenge for me was to see what people could find. I'm not entirely sure just how much information about me is available or where it is!
Sorry!!
Badriprasad Bumbabol
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But now u know because of Manku and his friends. Well Fooled.I am glad I didnt spend anytime on Searching for your details on the Internet
[This message has been edited by Tintin Herge (edited August 13, 2001).]
Manku Thimma
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>I'm not entirely sure just how much information about me is available or where it is
Aaargh. All that billable time I spent. This was one of the wildest goose chases I've ever been on!
Tintin, great to see you in good spirits again. Welcome back!

[This message has been edited by Manku Thimma (edited August 13, 2001).]
Badriprasad Bumbabol
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Manku, if u can click the right buttons, u can still charge those hours to your Client. Thats what Consulting is all about. Charge, Charge, Charge.
Rosie Vogel
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Originally posted by Tintin Herge:
Angela , This is the image I have about u in my mind (Sorry , No Internet research).
...
Rosie, I have a good Image of yours too.

Okay, now my curiosity is aroused. Let's hear it!
 
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