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Saturday, May 15, 2010
A request for an illegal copy of a book
Someone logged into yahoo.com yesterday with the username apr292010 and name "Noname Noname". From there, he sent me a mail around half past midnight today Central Standard. It ran as follows: "
This request smells rotten. It smells like he doesn't want the location of some free website which did its own research; it smells like he wants a PDF for free of a book I bought.
If he'd wanted to do research, he'd have signed in with a legitimate Yahoo account under a real online handle, and he'd have asked for the location of a legitimate site. And this blog-post would have taken on a different character.
Fortunately (for Mirecki and Hendricks, the authors), yahoo also has an originating IP: and it is 126.96.36.199. I tracerouted that, and it went through 188.8.131.52. Both 184.108.40.206 - 220.127.116.11 and 18.104.22.168 - 22.214.171.124 are registered with Digital Telecommunications Philippines, Inc. in Bagumbayan / Quezon City.
So, to my Filipino friend: leave me alone. Don't come here and ask me to commit a crime for you.
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