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2016-01

Digital Scapegoats

TLDR: people living near the "default" MaxMind geoip points are screwed, because they get millions IP addresses (and abuse complaints accordingly)

This is what happens when you decide to work with "points" to describe things that are really "areas"/"ranges". With ranges, when you get a square that covers entire US it will be bluntly obvious that you cannot just target center of the area (or the corner, or something else). Unfortunately that is very rarely done, or done in the way that still suggests the center is somehow more important (eg GPS coordinates with large margin of error)

http://fusion.net/story/287592/internet-mapping-glitch-kansas-farm/

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justy_tylor April 11th, 2016
По данным статьи - у ребят из Канзаса овер дохрена шансов засудить этих пидарасов. И странно, что ещё не.

sashman April 11th, 2016
Шансы есть. но не факт, что реднеки сельские жители ими воспользуются

justy_tylor April 12th, 2016
Сами - нет. А вот лоеры таки да, по собственной инициативе (дорогие реднеки, давайте сделаем вам и нам немного мегабаксов).

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