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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...


Word of the Day
callithump
  • A somewhat riotous parade, accompanied with the blowing of tin horns, and other discordant noises; also, a burlesque serenade; a charivari.
'Callithump' is a back-formation of 'callithumpian,' a 'fanciful formation' according to the Oxford English Dictionary. However, the English Dialect Dictionary, says 'Gallithumpians' is a Dorset and Devon word from the 1790s that refers to 'a society of radical social reformers' or 'noisy disturbers of elections and meetings.'
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