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L. Coyote Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-25-07 10:29 PM
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78. SPOOKY: I downloaded a 178 MB log file, part of this month on my domain.
Edited on Sat Aug-25-07 10:29 PM by L. Coyote
It is about a 1,000 page text file in Word. Trying to open it overheated my laptop, and shut it off. It is over 100 million characters, and contains the data for over 1 million hits. So, you really need programming to extract data, and this is best done on a really good processor, far more than a laptop. In May my domain had over 2 million hits, or a 267 MB log (simple text ASCII) file.

I have records of every computer that has requested certain posts on DU. I won't bore you with how I can do that, but the IT-educated know how to do this, and do not need Skinner's help. I can do it to any post on any Web forum, with only some exceptions. I then know what computer the person is using, what system software they have, what browser and version they use, which post the request comes from, and more. Most nerds can do this; "spying" is no longer limited to a few government James Bond professionals.

But, who wants to look through a Word text file 1,600 pages long? I write this to give readers some idea of what is possible, and, more importantly, of who knows how to spy on whom. When I have sent information to United States Attorneys, Congresspersons, and lawyers, I have determined if they actually access the page, for example.

And, just for kicks, I determined the White House has not used official computers
to access my domain during the first few weeks of this month, for example. :rofl: Spooks R US
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