Okay, this is a thing of beauty. So, there’s this long ongoing thread on a forum I hang out on, on the topic of whether or not a wind-powered vehicle can move directly downwind faster than the wind. Answer: Yes, surprising though it may seem.
Anyway, one of the participants in the thread spent a great deal of time making claims and predictions and insulting people, and eventually disappeared. And a while later, a new guy shows up who makes the same arguments, uses the same insults, and claims he’s not the first guy. No one is fooled.
Anyway, I pointed out that, now that I technically have access to IP address logs, I could look him up and see whether it’s the same guy. (Answer: What, you think I’m gonna reveal secret stuff? Not likely.)
His response: Almost immediately, the first account comes back and announces that he’s really a different guy. (I’d open a betting pool on whether the new post just happened to come from a proxy server somewhere far away, but really, where would I find someone dumb enough to take the bet?)
If you accused him of taking cookies, he’d say he didn’t, then spontaneously volunteer that, by the way, unrelated to any recent discussions, he should mention that a guy in a mask broke into his room and hid a cookie jar there, only he didn’t think to mention it until now.