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Apr
25
comment How does IP Geolocation get weather station information
You could be right in that it is using my physical IP from my phone somehow, and then incorrectly assigning the weather station based on that (it gets it wrong, but not that wrong). But this still leaves the question of how the physical location from somewhere I used my phone has become associated with my home IP.
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25
revised How does IP Geolocation get weather station information
made it clear I wasn't trying to track someone
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25
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asked Does using unicode or (at) actually stop spambots?
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revised Why is blog spam always written so badly?
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Jun
14
comment Why is blog spam always written so badly?
@EricLippert +1 for toaster oven reference ;)
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Jun
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comment Why is blog spam always written so badly?
Cool. Well, totally not cool. But thanks for sharing it.
Jun
14
comment Why is blog spam always written so badly?
@AJHenderson Couldn't you make the same argument for say, a desktop computer, the computer is there to do calculations, connect with the internet, provide data access etc. Someone who breaks in is then just using it. The thing is, we just don't want them to do that, so we have security systems to stop them. Stopping people from doing things you don't want to you, or to your property, seems like the very definition of security to me. A spam filter fits this, is stops people posting whatever they want, because the owner of the site doesn't want it.
Jun
13
comment Why is blog spam always written so badly?
@TidalWave (and Eric) I definitely do get the link-to-product type. Though they are not really what I was interested in. Of those that are badly written, the ones with a payload constitute a large minority. Usually, it is an unresolvable host name and some randomly generated email address. All in all, most spam is of the promoting links variety, including the two I posted. But many do not have a link at all.