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Wednesday, November 21, 2012

SL Letter of the Day: Pic'd Off

Posted by on Wed, Nov 21, 2012 at 10:08 AM

I'm on hiatus while working on a manuscript for a new book. In the meantime, please enjoy these classic Savage Love letters pulled from previous columns. I will be back when the book is finished. —Dan

Originally published March 8, 2007:

I have a laptop at home. On occasion my best friend/roommate uses it to check her e-mail. On rare occasions her boyfriend uses it to check his e-mail—or so I thought.

I have some naughty pics on my computer. They're not on my desktop, so you can't accidentally open one. I never felt a need to secure them because, hey, it's my computer. The other day I went to "recent items" and a bunch of JPEGS were listed—pics of my tits, ass, panties, etc. Yesterday there were more of my private pictures in "recent items."

My best friend/roommate isn't bi, so it seems clear that her boyfriend has been looking at my pics. I'm embarrassed, my feelings are hurt, and I'm annoyed. Do I tell my best friend/roommate? I want to rip someone a new one but I don't want to destroy my best friend/roommate's relationship. Chicks flip over shit like this. What should I do? Besides securing my naughty photos in the future, of course.

Seeking Out Peeping Tom

My response after the jump...

He's already seen your ass, SOPT, so write "Fuck you, [his name here]!" on your ass with a black Sharpie, take some pics, and leave them on your laptop for your best friend/roommate's boyfriend to find. When they pop up in "recent items," SOPT, tear him that new asshole—the next time you see him alone. Then stuff this warning up it: If he touches your laptop again, you'll tell his girlfriend what he's been up to.

And here's hoping he wasn't up to e-mailing your photos to his friends,,, or any one of the three trillion amateur porn sites out there. Modern technology has placed the means of porn production in all of our hands, people, granting each and every one of us the power to take unlimited pics of our asses, tits, panties, etc. But with great power comes great responsibility. If you don't want your dirty pics made public, secure them. Password on the laptop, kids, dirty discs under lock and key. Because once an internet porn star, always an internet porn star.


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gang- there is no book.

it is a rare case of biblio-pseudocyesis......

danny thinks he is doing a book but there. is. no. book.
Posted by just play along..... on November 21, 2012 at 10:34 AM · Report this
treacle 2
Not many people do this when sharing their laptop with friends, but create a new login account for each friend, and make sure it's restricted -- ie. does NOT have "administrator" privileges... make it "guest" only. That way they should not be able to access any folders but their own.
Posted by treacle on November 21, 2012 at 10:43 AM · Report this
you fool no one, slut.
you left the pics for him to find.
how pathetic and desperate is that.....
Posted by yuyuyuyuyu on November 21, 2012 at 11:15 AM · Report this
Tear him the new asshole right away anyway. He was operating under permission to check his email, and he abused that privilege to go through your private files. It doesn't matter whether what he saw was embarrassing or not -- a picture of your ass or the contents of your Quicken register. He's got no business going through your stuff, period. So read him the riot act, revoke permission for either of them to ever use the machine again, and change your passwords.
Posted by avast2006 on November 21, 2012 at 11:17 AM · Report this
Matt the Engineer 5
@2 It doesn't even have to be one for each friend. I just have a guest account on my computer and netbook with no password (and few privileges). Actually, on the netbook I have the guest account's desktop picture set to my phone number, in case it gets lost.
Posted by Matt the Engineer on November 21, 2012 at 11:19 AM · Report this
@4 Yup. It would be one thing if there were some reasonable means by which it could be an accident. Pics on the desktop, left open, whatever. I could forgive someone who say saw an open folder and clicked on a couple. That's an in the moment fuck up.

But he obviously had to go searching for them and that right there is your asshole motive.
Posted by giffy on November 21, 2012 at 11:38 AM · Report this
T 7
@5 Exactly. I have a guest account on my desktop for just this reason, and it has zero admin priveleges.

All other advice aside, any amateur porn you have under your control should have zero faces. Wear a mask, photoshop, or otherwise obscure yourself and others. You should just assume that somehow those pics could find their way to the internet and proactively protect yourself.
Posted by T on November 21, 2012 at 11:40 AM · Report this
Hawke 8
How about set a password and tell her roommate and her BF to either get their own computers or check their mail at the library?
Posted by Hawke on November 21, 2012 at 2:20 PM · Report this
Why are you letting anyone else use your computer? Someone finding your naughty pictures is bad, but there are other security concerns too. Tell them to get their own damn computer or check their email at the mall or on their phones like everyone else does. Dan's solution is way too complicated. Tell your roommate and her bf that privileges are hereby revoked due to violation of the privacy of your files. It doesn't matter if it's your roommate or the bf that looked at your files. He wouldn't be there if it weren't for her, so she's responsible too. Since I have a sick sense of humour, I'd tell him that I hope he enjoyed the pics of my ass he looked at on my computer, and I'd definitely do it while the roommate's listening. If it was her and not him, she'll have to admit it to avoid him being accused perhaps wrongly. If it's him, then he should understand why his privileges have been revoked.

On the other hand, they're JUST naughty pics, no big deal really. Unless someone's posting them somewhere else, of course.
Posted by anonymouse anonymous on November 21, 2012 at 6:51 PM · Report this
More importantly, it may still have been the roommate - you don't have to have a (professed) sexual interest to get a voyeuristic thrill from seeing an intimate image that someone thinks they have hidden. It's like seeing a box in the attic that you are told has a naked picture of your grandmother when she was 25. No interest, but curiousity will gnaw and gnaw at you until you give in or YOU'RE DEAD.
Posted by TrickyC on November 21, 2012 at 11:44 PM · Report this
LOL great advice, reward his behavior by giving him more pics to look at. She already knows he's looking at them, she doesn't need the proof of new pics, so why should this guy get the thrill of seeing that she took pics specifically for him to look at? Sorry, but that's shitty advice.
Posted by Catface Meowmers on November 22, 2012 at 9:18 AM · Report this
Personally, I'd make new pics, name them something dirty, and then be fully clothed in the pics with a sign saying "Fuck you, [his name here]." That way, he doesn't get any new masturbatory material.
Posted by alguna_rubia on November 22, 2012 at 10:29 PM · Report this

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