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Weekend tech reading: New discovery in tracing IP addresses

By Matthew · 15 replies
Apr 24, 2011
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  1. IP address can now pin down your location to within a half mile On the Internet, nobody knows you're a dog—but they might now have an easy time finding your kennel. In a research paper and technical report presented at the USENIX Networked Systems Design and Implementation (NDSI) conference at the beginning of April, researchers from Northwestern University presented new methods for estimating the exact physical location of an IP address tens or hundreds of times more accurately than previously thought possible. Ars Technica

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  2. Lurker101

    Lurker101 TS Evangelist Posts: 817   +333

    The important thing is, people still can't find out that I'm a dog
  3. AnonymousSurfer

    AnonymousSurfer TS Guru Posts: 452   +40

    I wonder which anti-sony group is hacking the play station network...
  4. It's probably Geohot.
  5. Lurker101

    Lurker101 TS Evangelist Posts: 817   +333

    Oh, and the American Academy of Pediatrics are getting the blame for PSN being down
  6. gwailo247

    gwailo247 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,010   +18

    To tie it all in together, Anonymous' Russian operatives traced the IP address of little Kaspersky's cell phone, and kidnapped him, and forced him to hack into the PSN using a Linux computer stolen from LVM Versicherungen. Russian police enlisted the aid of Ray Kurzweil, who, along with a Japanese robot made from a material stronger than steel, set him free.
  7. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 12,759   +2,431

    So does this mean were not going to see Olga Kurylenko naked in the movie version, only perhaps the robot? I sorely hope you'll consider adding dramatic embellishments, such as Olga's having an aversion to cloth of any kind, before this hits the big screen.
  8. When's it's release date,i want to watch that.
  9. gwailo247

    gwailo247 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,010   +18

    @ captaincranky

    Already ahead of you on the sans clothes department. She will be in the shower when she gets the call to work on this case, when she's being interrogated by the mastermind, and of course the love scene (possibly the defloweration of the newly rescued hostage).


    Its too soon to hit up the family for the movie rights. We have to have some tact in this matter. Lets let the buzz build, and they'll come to us.
  10. Archean

    Archean TechSpot Paladin Posts: 5,690   +96

    Tact = Tact ?? :confused:
  11. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 12,759   +2,431

    Tact has no place in the news and entertainment industries. Where have you been? Not to mention I'm the worst person in the world to try and discuss it with.
  12. Archean

    Archean TechSpot Paladin Posts: 5,690   +96

    Don't blame me, gwail came up with the idea of 'having Tact' not me. :eek:

    Besides, News media is feeding us with pointless stories trying to create hype from a pile of s***load (most of the time), and entertainment I am not sure they know the meaning of the word literally.
  13. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 12,759   +2,431

    Well that was tactless of you, coming down on me like that....:rolleyes: :wave: :haha:
  14. Archean

    Archean TechSpot Paladin Posts: 5,690   +96

    To be honest, it wasn't my intention to do so in anyway at all. :(

    By the way there is a product sold in ME which is called 'Oil of Tact' ........ so that is how I got the initial reply about gwail's remark.

    Now is it me or is it the issue with TS, as when I try to insert smilies, the drop list doesn't include confused, evil etc. Or they have been unceremoniously given an axe due to some 'classified' reasons :rolleyes:
  15. gwailo247

    gwailo247 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,010   +18

    There will definitely be a scene in the Unrated Trojan edition featuring Olga Kurylenko and two bottles of Tact.

    Archean can arrange the product placement deal.
  16. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 12,759   +2,431

    Oh, they only sell it in oil? Wouldn't most likely be more effective and/or entertaining in suppository....! It would certainly more "assertive", that's for sure.
    That's just plain paranoid, even if they are out to get you. (insert "just kidding" smiley) >>HERE<<

    "googleapis", (when running) prevents editing the title panel after the post has been initially made. It further prevents adding "emoticons" under the same circumstances. In any case, I type them in manually, which is why I only use the few that my tired aging brain can remember. :confused: Or possibly, ":confused" which in what you get if you forget to attend to your colon(s).

    [I have to runs now, I don't want someone to trace my IP address. I'm afraid of being apprehended with a s***load of contraband "colons:] Did that put us back on topic....?:rolleyes:

    Be good to your colon(s), and it'll be good to you! (That's what I always say).. ;)

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