I never knew what an identicon was

Until today that is. I've seen those little weird avatars all over the place, and meant to find out whatthey are/mean/signify.

identicon

Until today that is. I've seen those little weird avatars all over the place, and meant to find out what they are/mean/signify.

So, for the record, an identicon is:

a privacy protecting derivative of each user's IP address built into a 9-block image and displayed next the user's name

How little do I know?!

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