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Bad Neighborhoods Are Common On The Internet
2013-03-18 09:38:58

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Giovane Cesar Moreira Moura, a researcher in Holland, believes the Internet and the real world have something in common: Both have certain areas where crime is prevalent. After scanning the traffic of more than 42,000 Internet Service Providers (ISPs), Moura found that nearly 50 percent of the world´s junk mail originates from only 20 different ISPs. Moreover, these ISPs are located in different areas of the world which...


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humgruffin
  • A terrible or repulsive person.
Regarding the etymology of 'humgruffin,' the OED says (rather unhelpfully) that it's a 'made-up word.' We might guess that 'hum' comes from 'humbug' or possibly 'hum' meaning 'a disagreeable smell,' while 'gruffin' could be a combination of 'gruff' and 'griffin.'