GeoIP database issues and the real world consequences

Baldur Norddahl baldur.norddahl at
Mon Apr 11 19:01:29 UTC 2016

On 11 April 2016 at 20:15, John Levine <johnl at> wrote:

> Oh, heck, you know better than that.  You can put in all the flags and
> warnings you want, but if it returns an address, nitwits will show up
> at the address with guns.
> Bodies of water probably are the least bad alternative.  I wonder if
> they're going to hydrolocate all of the unknown addresses, or only the
> ones where they get publically shamed.

They should stop giving out coordinates on houses period. Move the
coordinate to the nearest street intersection if you need to be that
precise (I would prefer nearest town square). Anything more than that
should be illegal.



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