Maxmind and the Arnold's farm

… what’s the significance of 38 North, 97 West? It’s more of less in the middle of the country and when Maxmind can’t tell the exact physical location of a US IP address, they just give the customer those coordinates. And some 600 million US IP addresses are so labeled.

The Glitch That Kept Sending The FBI To A Tiny Kansas Farm
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vh6zanS_epw

Kansas family sues mapping company for years of ‘digital hell’
https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2016/aug/09/maxmind-m…

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600,000,000 addresses to one point on the map???!!!

  1. One of the articles linked said they were only suing for $75,000. Should be / have been for at least ten or twenty times that amount.

  2. The over the top gross stupidity of an outfit like a MaxMind in not detecting such a ‘600,000,000 count flaw’ in their program is due for getting slapped with a major pain and suffering penalty.

It takes a real idiot(s) with a computer to pull this kind of world class stupidity.