I am a member of quite a few forums and on mostly all of them
I see the same pattern.
People going on with vehemence regarding someone else’s
views on sex, religion, child upbringing, technology and
whatnot. And when I see this, I can’t help to think
“Who is this person really?” and the second question “Does
that person really behave like this in real life?”
The answer of course, is no. It appears that just because
insults are flung over the net, they are considered by the
one throwing them, to be harmless. The same thing is the
trolls of the net. They throw in some outrageous comment
that is so up the walls that you cant help to laugh about it,
but still, some people take the bait and feed the trolls need
for attention and the cycle goes on.
Why does this occur? Well, my own belief in this, wich of course, isn’t a scientific fact in any way
and subject to change if proven wrong (take that all you messerschmidts of the net) is that
since no reference of the real person is given, they have the posibility to vomit all this
bile all over some other poor forum visitor without fear of repercussion.
Let me dispel you of that notion right away.
When you visit a site, ANY site, you leave a footprint in the log. Let me give you an example from
one of my own sites
Note that **Hidden URL** wich is something I edited.
220.127.116.11 – – [06/Mar/2011:08:32:17 +0100] “GET /robots.txt HTTP/1.1” 404 358 “-” “Mozilla/5.0 (compatible; YandexImages/3.0; +http://yan$
18.104.22.168 – – [06/Mar/2011:08:35:41 +0100] “GET /micke/main.php?g2_itemId=2205 HTTP/1.1” 404 362 “-” “Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 7.0; $
22.214.171.124 – – [06/Mar/2011:08:37:55 +0100] “GET /gallery/albums/upload/thumb_close.jpg HTTP/1.1” 404 385 “http://**Hidden URL**/forum/in$
126.96.36.199 – – [06/Mar/2011:08:37:59 +0100] “GET /gallery/albums/upload/thumb_close.jpg HTTP/1.1” 404 385 “http://**Hidden URL**/forum/in$
188.8.131.52 – – [06/Mar/2011:08:46:35 +0100] “GET /gallery/albums/upload/thumb_close.jpg HTTP/1.1” 404 385 “http://**Hidden URL**/forum/ind$
184.108.40.206 – – [06/Mar/2011:08:46:39 +0100] “GET /gallery/albums/upload/thumb_close.jpg HTTP/1.1” 404 385 “http://**Hidden URL**/forum/ind$
220.127.116.11 – – [06/Mar/2011:09:10:30 +0100] “GET /?cat=5 HTTP/1.1” 304 – “-” “Mozilla/5.0 (compatible; Exabot/3.0; +http://www.exabot.com/go$
18.104.22.168 – – [06/Mar/2011:09:21:06 +0100] “GET /danman/?m=201010 HTTP/1.0” 404 355 “-” “Mozilla/5.0 (compatible; Yahoo! Slurp; http://he$
22.214.171.124 – – [06/Mar/2011:09:22:48 +0100] “GET /robots.txt HTTP/1.1” 404 358 “-” “Mozilla/5.0 (compatible; Googlebot/2.1; +http://www.goog$
126.96.36.199 – – [06/Mar/2011:09:22:49 +0100] “GET /~zutgorak/?p=474 HTTP/1.1” 404 11294 “-” “Mozilla/5.0 (compatible; Googlebot/2.1; +http://$
188.8.131.52 – – [06/Mar/2011:09:46:53 +0100] “GET /robots.txt HTTP/1.1” 404 352 “-” “Mozilla/5.0 (compatible; Ezooms/1.0; ezooms.bot@gmail.$
184.108.40.206 – – [06/Mar/2011:09:47:15 +0100] “GET /gallery/albums/upload/thumb_close.jpg HTTP/1.1” 404 385 “http://**Hidden URL**/forum/index$
220.127.116.11 – – [06/Mar/2011:09:47:16 +0100] “GET /gallery/albums/upload/thumb_close.jpg HTTP/1.1” 404 385 “http://**Hidden URL**/forum/index$
18.104.22.168 – – [06/Mar/2011:09:47:19 +0100] “GET /gallery/albums/upload/thumb_close.jpg HTTP/1.1” 404 385 “http://**Hidden URL**/forum/index$
Now, neither of these lists very much in itself, but I can see the ipnumber, I can see wich site they
came from using a hyperlink and so on, and its fairly easy to deduce things from it.
This site that the log is taken doesnt really require you to log in, but If it did, I could match an the
login with various things and using geolocation and other tools, you could dig up a lot of information.
On top of that, if you have been careless and entered an e-mail adress in several places and
maybe even, god forbid, have your real name embedded in it, you can get quite far.
You want the ONLY real way to be anonymous on the web?
Simple.. dont be there.
The torrenttracker/site swebits is down. Most of you who tend to use this site has most likely noticed
the nice sign at the door regarding first, a DDoS attack and then faulty hardware in servers abroad
wich makes it a little harder to fix.
Heres a swedish article about it: http://www.expressen.se/nyheter/1.2349481/fildelningssajt-har-lagts-ned
And just like the terror organisations in middle east, out comes Henrik Ponte’n and claims responsability.
To me, its a little similar to the movie “Life of brian” and the different
liberations groups that’s there and that they all take responsability
for the actions perpetrated.
Nowhere was there any “proof” that anti piracy firms are involved in this
and despite this, Henrik alledges that “The owner of the site has gotten
nervousdue to resent events” Now, correct me if I am wrong, but
wouldn’t the correct time to be nervous be around the time of the
#spectrial where Henrik so prominently figured?
I can understand that this man is a mouthpiece and it is his job to be,
but seriously somewhere, someone will have to draw the line.
Now, Henrik, I ask you: Has anyone on the swebits team been arrested,
that was actually on that team, or simply some poor sap with the hardware
to be a good seeder?
Has there been a seizure of the actual server hardware? and the million
dollar question: Have your “team” filed a claim against Google yet?
Of course there is propaganda involved in this. Do not be mistake, this is a kind of war that is being fought online, between filesharing activists and monetary interrests and unfortunatly, the casualties in this war is freedom of speech and personal integrity.
Personal integrity has already been locked up in a dungeon and has been severly beaten, to the point
of actually be in a coma and needing life support, but sofar, freedom of speech has managed relatively
unscathed… unless you count a few anal gangrapes…
In a mail today I got a little comment. “Why are you against
the ipred law, are you one of those pirates?”
Well, maybe I am, maybe I’m not. That really isn’t what my
ranting is about, what I am going on about is the fact
that the swedish government has shown a complete and utter
blatant disregard for peoples wishes, integrity and privacy.
You see, before IPRED and FRA, you needed a suspicion to
be under scrutiny from authorities, and frankly, that was
OK with me. If there was a strong suspicion that I was
engaged in anything that was not right according to law
I was put under the spotlight and my comings and goings
might be logged. All well and good. However, the government
has decided that every single one of us is a potential
terrorist and lawbreaker, so, why not just treat everyone
in the fashion applicable. I wouldn’t say jack about the
law if it was ONLY those that are engaged in something that
can be placed in the range of illegal, terrorism, trafficing
etcetera, but why on earth slap the entire nations face
straight off and yell “You are a suspect, we are watching
you” right into its ear? I just dont understand it, and
really, I cannot support it.
In regards of the IPRED law, where the copyright holders
can ask the ISP’s to deliver logs on who had what IP number
at a certain time, well, to me that reaks of corruption.
What you need, is pretty much logs, to ask out an IPnumbers
leaser, and you can sue that person for a gazillion dollars
unless he pays a small fee directly. This will then be
enforced by the vultures known as company lawyers that
wont hesitate for a second to pick you down to your bones.
In my previous post I took 5 minutes to create FAKE logs
that looks just as real as any other screenshot or log
and that was five minutes of my time, and I covered two
different protocols, the popular Bittorrent, and the old
FTP protocol and showed how easy it was to get what in
some cases are related to as evidence.
In an even older post, this one: Ipred, Dollars and Businessmodel
I show what happens when companies gets to take a huge chunk
out of the legal systems. Suing grandmothers for sharing gangsta rap
and even suing DEAD people for filesharing. You heard me. DEAD
people are supposedly sitting on the net, on some DC hub and
spreading gangsta rap to all the little wannabe gangstas around the
So now, we have these hobby police that doesnt really care for
your economy, situation, or even if you even committed what
they claim for, because their mistress is named Profit and whoooo
boy is she a mean one. You either help Profit grow, or become
the slave to her watchdog, Unemployment.
Now, I am not saying that these laywers are the bad persons
in here, they are after all, only representing the companies
that keeps the leashes tight around their necks and whisper
toxic statements into their ears but really. It has to stop, and
I know its a horror scene, but at the rate things are going
I am pretty sure that soon, you will find government employment
as mail opener, as peeping tom and snitch.
The government eyes what we do, they read everything we wite
and listens to every single thing we say, as long as we are not doing
it face to face, and who knows, maybe even then. I really really
feel that some slight paranoia is not unjustified in this case.
Just because you cannot see them, doesn’t mean that they are not
out to get you.
On what does one base an application for political
asylum? Think about it. Even globally, software and
hardware downloads are increasing, and the companies
that hunts them are being more and more ruthless
What REALLY scares me is that the governments makes
more and more laws that are digging in deep into
the integrity of their citizens just because of one
single thing. Money. The RIAA has got more funding
then a lot of countries has BNP, and still they are
claiming that they are not making enough. Fine.
Now just to make you a little view on why I am
fuming about money and the record industry.
This month, there was a court session regarding
a very well known artist. Björn Ulvaeus, one of
the men in the once HUGE band ABBA. Now, he
has on numerous occasions thundered in media regarding
the shameful acts of downloading songs, because that
is stealing money from him. Ok, I can see why
he would be a little miffed. Im not sure that he
gets that much per song, but seeing how big
ABBA used to be, there has to have been a lot
of downloads that he hasnt gotten the royalties
for. That might be a few 100 thousand SEK.
BUT here comes the kicker. He got an 85 MILLION
SEK TAX REFUND! 85 frigging millions is a lot more
then he would ever be able to spend if he just
saved it. I mean, seriously. The interrest alone
is a lot more from any bank then what a standard
student/wageslave does in a year.
So, ok. jealousy is not a commendable trait, I know
that but I will never ever even get HALF of what
this man got as a tax refund, much less in savings.
Is it so wrong of me to enjoy art in various ways,
to be able to listen, hear and feel the feelings
that he once tried to give the world anew?
Musicians starts with music for pretty much 3 reasons
1. The money
2. Share the art
3. Become famous.
But for some reason, when they achieved number 3
the first takes precedence and becomes all compassing.
They are famous and richer then trolls sleeping on troves
of gold, yet they grasp for more. Jealousy isn’t a commendable
trait, but Greed is one of the seven deadly sins.
Now the world is coming to : You want beauty, you need cash
You aint got cash, you aint getting art.
So now I want to ask political asylum from whatever nation
doesnt dance to the tunes of the lobbyists that wants to
restrain entertainment and art so hard that it chokes
on the money that they cant digest.
It is another day in the reich of sweden. Fuhrer Reinfeldt is still at the
helm of this vessel and from what I can judge, he wont go down
with his ship, he will shackle the rest of us to it and then get into the
only lifeboat there is to laugh while the rest of us drowns.
Ok, ok. I dont really have any hatred towards Fredrik Reinfeldt personally
but I really cant bring myself to agree with his politics, and well, up until
last month at least, everyone was entitled to an opinion.
Do I sound bitter? You bet. Remember what I said about things not
gonna be on my taxes? Well, they wont be, but they will come out
of my pockets nonetheless. The ISPs needs to pipe things to the FRA
and thats gonna cost a minor country’s gross national product.
How are the ISPs and the phone companies gonna finance that?
You guessed it. Higher rates. So, instead of moving technology
into evolution, we strike people where it hurts them the most, the wallet
and in doing so, we stagnate the technology, since without funding,
noone will develop new, faster things. And noone will be able to afford
these new, cool things when we all are addicted to this fad, as it was
referred to, by a multitude of ministers.
So, once again, we strike at the small people, but wait, this time we
also strike at the people that wants to aid the people by bringing fourth
new ways to do things. Cool huh?
Another thought. We have a lot of companies that really has the need
for secrecy. Screw privacy in this example, but, lets say that Ericsson
finds a new revolutionary technique for conducting phone calls, it will
revolutionize the mobile phone industry making them earn 4 times
the gross of what they usually do. They of course, have to send
this to Sony, in japan.
Wee .. its tapped by the FRA, some hackers gets it and sells it to
nokia/lg/motorola/whatever. Now dont tell me FRA cant be hacked.
Already names of their “top secret” spies have been revealed by ordinary
geeks like me. But, in the extension, that means that Ericsson loses the
dominant position it would have had, and the swedish nation loses
millions, if not billions, in taxes. Hows that for making a better tomorrow
for swedish companies?
A sidenote. Google will never place servers in sweden.
Due to the above mentioned.
Now, another sidenote, this time on a more humourus scale.
We all know that the word minister comes from latin, right?
Here’s the twist. Magister means “He who knows more”
Minister means ? 🙂