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How is the default user avatar generated?

Geometric designs are automatically generated for each user. I know the designs are gravatars, but what is the algorithm they're generated with?

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  • See gravatar.com. Also, belongs on meta. Jul 31, 2009 at 20:57
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    It's called a gravatar and if you don't have one registered, I believe it uses your IP address to generate one. Check gravatar.com.
    – tvanfosson
    Jul 31, 2009 at 20:58

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Gratuitous Friday afternoon analysis of Gravatar images used by page 1 of /users on MSO:

                        :    .    |    .    |
Photograph of a human   :*************** 15
Photograph of an animal :** 2
Cartoon of a human      :***** 5
Cartoon of an animal    :*** 3
Other cartoon           :* 1
Other abstract image    :*** 3
"Plain" Gravatar        :***** 5
Unknown (Possibly Jesus):* 1

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  • Which is the "unknown"?
    – mmyers
    Oct 2, 2009 at 19:01
  • If I told you that would spoil the fun! Oct 2, 2009 at 19:03
  • I think Pesto is the unknown...it's the closest one to being Jesusy. Oct 2, 2009 at 19:09
  • Oh, I was looking at SO, not MSO. Whoops.
    – mmyers
    Oct 2, 2009 at 19:19
  • Fun, but doesn't answer the question in any way.
    – ale
    Sep 26, 2012 at 13:05
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Sadly, migrating this from SO means I can't close it as a dupe to those questions. But here is the answer.

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