Taking yourself "off the grid"

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  1. wheeljaxx

    wheeljaxx Banned

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    how would one pretty much delete themselves from society? Like john connor from T3. get paid in cash, no bills, no mail, no big brother.

    lets say one had a van, and just wanted to travel, and dissapear, what would you need to do?
     
  2. McBradders

    McBradders James Franco Club! Moderator

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    1. Stop posting your plans on the internet on the internet.

    2. Shave.

    3. Shave head.

    4. Shave balls.

    5. Get ink re-done.

    6. Walk away without a trace, move to Mexico.

    7. ???

    8. Profit.
     
  3. RabidYak

    RabidYak Go Ninja Go Ninja Go

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    If T3 is to be belived, you need to be a pussy that can't do anything without being told to by a woman.

    Also, don't bother if your hiding from robots because several will find you in a short space of time regurdless.
     
  4. shibamura_prime

    shibamura_prime Jumpin' Jellyfish! Super Mod

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    Don't forget a lot of cash and Fruit Rollups. One is more important than the other. I'll let you figure it out.
     
  5. atlianz

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    Fruit Corners Fruit Rollups?

    How about Fruit Wrinkles?
     
  6. Creaky

    Creaky King of Puppies

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    If you go into a hotel holding a conference wearing a suit and say you're with the conference then you get free tea and biscuits, if not a whole meal. :)  Might help you if you're vanishing act is giving too little monies.
     
  7. Omnius

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    I wouldn't take Terminator '3' as a cue for a lifestyle change.
     
  8. wheeljaxx

    wheeljaxx Banned

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    ok, i just used T3 as an example of john connor living of the grid, but my question on how easy it would be to remove yourself from the grid was kind of serious. i'm tired of getting mail, phone calls, credit card applications, people i don't want to talk to finding me even after a number change,
     
  9. Faxon

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    Join the Amish perhaps?
     
  10. Hobbes-timus Prime

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    You realize that it doesn't come without sacrifice: Yes, you can stop getting credit card applications, but no you can't continue sharing your pictures with the world online or downloading your favorite songs or getting DVDs sent to you in the mail for just ten bucks a month.

    You give up a lot more than you get from such an action, IMO.

    Unless you are on the run from killer robots.
     
  11. llamatron

    llamatron Shut up, Nigel. TFW2005 Supporter

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    Sorry guy, it's part of society. You want a world that does all these things for you? Ya gotta take the bad too. You can minimize the annoyance though. Disconnect your home phone and live off your cell instead.
     
  12. thenatureboywoo

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    1. go hiking
    2. burn your fingerprints off
    3. yank out all of your teeth
    4. don't go home
    5. make a living selling stuff at flea markets
     
  13. Boggs6ft7

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    If you are wanting to travel, you still have to have cash to pay for gas, unless you hitch hike. Then you are going to need money for food.

    That said, you could just grow/hunt/preserve your own food, build your own shelter, and never have to answer to anyone. Not much time for traveling though.
     
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    Not even that will stop them. My dad has started getting solicitation calls on his cell.
     
  15. Dreweido

    Dreweido Veteran TFW2005 Supporter

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    +1 for the fruit wrinkles ref!
     
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    All I can think of is selling most of what you have. Take all your money out of the bank and go live in a secluded area in the woods somewhere. Find or build a cabin there and disappear. Similar to what the uni-bomber did.
     
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    Don't forget your towel....
     
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    Eliminate SSD.
     
  19. Chaos Muffin

    Chaos Muffin Misadventure Veteran

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    Should be possible as long as you don't do anything to get the law or feds after you.

    Sounds like a bad idea and I hope you're not thinking about doing it.

    Take some drinks, smoke some bowls, poker face......PM somebody if you need too
     
  20. Jeremy.B

    Jeremy.B Formerly Leader Blackout TFW2005 Supporter

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    I think Twin Twist and Nature Boy gave you the best advice. And the most realistic.
     

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