dansan wrote:Those three values combined identify a single machine. I assume a player can have multiple machines, but they'd have different CPUs.
No, that's not correct. You are making the assumption that that combination does not exist anywhere else in the world. For all you know, this is a machine pulled off the shelf at a big box store and it will have thousands if not millions of twins. Additionally, the info presented here is not enough to uniquely identify the cpu, mobo, memory etc.
All you really know is cpu type/speed/cores, memory amount, gpu info, os. None of this stuff is uniquely identifiable, and to say that it is, is disingenuous at best and at the worst completely false.
To assume that no one in the world has that same gpu, memory amount, cpu and OS is nuts, and to then say that that is uniquely identifiable? You know that isn't true. None of this info is unique.
If you were pulling serial numbers off of hardware, that would be different. But this is generic system setup info.
gajop wrote:Forb, you are both doing yourself and this project a disservice by acting so unnecessarily hostile towards others. Please try to leave out anger or frustration when constructing your responses.
This is a stupid discussion that shouldn't even be happening, because none of this information is capable of uniquely identifying a user and you and everyone else who knows anything about hardware is well aware of that fact. Ergo, the fact that this discussion is even being entertained is ridiculous.
Silentwings likes to get buttmad anytime anyone calls him out when he's full of it. Using postloves, are you serious? They might be an indicator, but if you're using them as a metric, you're insane.