IP => Location on the planet

Daniel Sterling sterling.daniel at gmail.com
Sat Oct 31 00:08:27 UTC 2015

Turn on all the google tracking bugs on the phone and get a GPS fix outside.


On Fri, Oct 30, 2015 at 4:14 PM, Alan Clegg <alan at clegg.com> wrote:

> On 10/30/15 3:31 PM, Laurence F. Sheldon, Jr. wrote:
> > No follow up required or expected.
> >
> > FYI geo-location fans.
> >
> > While sitting on a toilet in a hotel in Kansas City, Missouri, US of A,
> > I chanced to log-on to Facebook from my Kindle, and the lap-top in the
> > on the desk in another room, Facebook alerted that I had logged on from
> > Caracas, Venezuela.  I have not checked--we might be in the same
> time-zone.
> That's OK.  I purchased a WAP from someone in Virginia and now I can't
> get the Google App on my phone to admit that I'm still at home and not
> in Broad Run.
> If anyone has any idea how to "unglue" a MAC address from an incorrect
> location in the guts of Google (I've done the skyhook thing
> http://www.skyhookwireless.com/submit-access-point), please let me know
> (this is an invitation for a followup).
> AlanC
> --
> When I do still catch the odd glimpse, it's peripheral; mere fragments
> of mad-doctor chrome, confining themselves to the corner of the eye.

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