Archive for January, 2008

Content Filtering the Fatsavage.

January 28, 2008

Just because your site traffic drops, it does not mean that their is evidence of Content Filtering. In my last post, I described two blogs which are so dormant that their are no visitors and the information is so stale that there are few Google referrals. Still, this type of stagnant site does not happen overnight. It’s like turning an oven up or down. If you turn it up to speed cooking, it will take 15 minutes or so before you see the obvious effects and when you turn it off, the meal will keep on cooking as long as the temperature is above 140 Fahrenheit.

Following the procedure outlined in the last post, we can check for a stable relationship between site visitors due to Google referrals, regular visitors and how much of a viral effect there is. It’s pretty obvious where the break in the following data is, but even this part of the analysis does not prove that a sudden change occurs, it just proves there is a stable relationship.

Google referrals———–Total Visitors
33———————— 81
37———————— 92

The relationship is as follows with an incredible correlation coefficient (R squared) of 99%.

visitors equals 1.93(Google Referrals) plus 23.4(Regulars)

At this point, we know we have a stable relationship between visitors and Google referrals and the drop is obvious but is it significant enough to prove Google Content Filtering.

Well for the 21 days prior to the day with 340 visitors there had been a relatively constant rise starting from 112 visitors a day. The equation was:

Visitors equals 7(Day) plus 109(Regulars)

Now the correlation coefficient was somewhat low at only 67% but considering day to day variations in frequency of posting and the strength of the content, that is still a strong relationship. The weaker correlation lead to large Standard Error of the estimate of 32. Putting this in layman’s terms on a day where you expected 200, 95% of the time it would be between 136 and 264, and 99% of the time it would be between 103 and 297.

This broad range seems like we are shooting at the broad side of a barn but after the 24th day when we would have expected 277 or above 180 at the 99% confidence level we only had 115 visitors and after that it got even worse.

It’s pretty obvious, that there was a change and my most popular post at the time could no longer be found short of a direct entry of the title which was “ Hack This Site”. I can’t figure out why a rant about a know kiddie porn site which is still on line should have been blocked unless it’s protected government property.

Google Content Filtering in America!

January 26, 2008

If content filtering exists in America, there ought to be a way to prove it one way or the other. Any experiment should be open to the public with all assumptions identified and the experiment should be reproducible and have a scientific evaluation criteria.

As a working assumption, there should be three elements to the number of site visitors when averaged over time. First, there should be some measure or regular visitors who would average out over time to some relatively constant value. Next there should be a feed from the search engines which is a factor of the public interest in your topic. Also, there could be a viral effect where visitors recommend you to others and therefore one site visit by Google referral or one regular visit may translate into any number of visits. (This is probably highest with jokes and politics and lowest with technical). However, if both groups (regulars and referrals from Google) recommend you to about the same number of people, this doesn’t alter the mathematical approach.

For the past three weeks, this site has varied around 41 to 87 visitors a day with an average around 60 a day but WordPress only holds the search engine data for a week. So I have the following Google Data and site visitors.

Google Referrals—–Visitors

Now I ran the above data through an online Linear regression tool and came up with a very high correlation coefficient of 86% (R squared 75%). For a moment just think of a fat reduction pill where the weight you lost was 75% related to the pills you took and independent of all other variables like food and alcohol consumption and exercise or other variables.

The equation is visitors equals 1.3(Google Referrals) plus 4.1(regulars)

Obviously no viral effect and a small number of regular visitors, but if you need the technical information you come because of a Google search.

Now the data is drifting down because the site has not been very active for the month but the average for the data above is 60 with a two standard deviation range of 42 to 78. I would be hard pressed to make a case for effective Content Filtering based on this data set because there is no sharp break in the curve and the number of visitors for the past week is much the same as it’s been for the past three weeks.

Just for fun, I have two very dormant sites one in business (2.6 visitors a day) and the other in recreation (5.4 visitors a day). The equations and correlations are as follows:

visitors equals 1.4(Google Referrals) plus NO(regulars) correlation coefficient 95%
visitors equals 1.0(Google Referrals) plus 1.8(regulars) correlation coefficient 89%

Once again there is no sign of content filtering as the sites just suffer from a lack of interest, both mine in writing on the topic and visitors needing information on the topic.

Content filtering is an on-off switch which is turned on when the content gets out of hand so there should be signs of a dramatic drop in traffic.

At I have seen three cases of dramatic content filtering over the past 6 months with two in the past month. Start reading at the home page and work backwards to December 18, 2007. In that short month (about 12 posts), I managed to piss of the Feds twice and been slammed by provable content filtering. Now, I was attempting to be offensive with all of it, but I failed 10 times as only two posts were serious enough to get blocked.

Can you figure out which two?, The Family Tree

January 12, 2008

For most people finding evil sites is tough and even after you get a browser hijack or a URL redirect from your Browser, you’re never quite sure what site infected you. Now my perspective is somewhat different, I have my list of known kiddie porn sites which exist by consent of the government and also associated law enforcement honeypots. I periodically go to these sites and check the source code to find out who the face page is linking to. It seems that all the control is usually from one master computer with face URL’s gathering their feeds and images from that master. When one feed site gets so famous that it is blocked by crapware protection, they switch to the next site. Right now everyone concerned with or for crapware should also start blocking at the firewall level.

Finding these associations is fairly easy once you know the starting point.

If your a sex starved teenage you might dream of multiple partners at: where the source code shows the javascript and pictures come from

Hell, you might even dream of multiple orgies at: where the source code shows the javascript and pictures come from

If your too young to dream of orgies, you may just want to see naked people at: where the source code shows the javascript and pictures come from and a pop-up comes from

Now these are all tame sites so you might want something more raunchy at: which redirects to with a pop-up from

Now at one point, the source code for showed scripts and pics from so it’s not surprising that: also redirects to with a cloned pop-up of kolmic from

If you can’t spell, used to redirect to but now: redirects to confirms the link between and

So what is the future bad boy on the block to serve our nation at war. My money is on based on information obtained from which was one of two sites that sent Charles Stephano to jail. When you check for it says it links to yet when you go to:, the source code is from while the cloned pop-up of kolmic shows source code.

A quick check of shows it is connected to and the list of entrapment sites continues to grow.

There are many branches of this tree with crooked roots.

Even Will Smith should be able to decide that was designed by evil people.

Born to Be Bad – Will Smith, Kolmic and Hitler.

January 7, 2008

Will Smith started quite a controversy when he said that he believed that all people are intrinsically good and because he used Hitler as an example the argument degenerated without thought. Well Mr. Smith, I beg to differ and I use as my argument the Internet which I doubt that you know too much about.

Internet usage seems to be dominated by the concept that people do bad just because they can and only do good when they want to. Christ, I might say that that concept even includes Government sites which have a tendency to politicize every fact for political correctness or to dissociate blame. I mean who can possibly believe the psycho who designed the online war game for young people using actual Army equipment interfaces to recruit people. No one could believe this site was designed to do intrinsic good for the nation unless you believe that the use of Gaming addicts as soldiers is the highest and best use of these compulsive children. On the civilian side, what psycho would want to take down Norad for bragging rights or open the secrets of NSA to the world just to prove it can be done?

The internet is full of very twisted people. I casually included on a list of sites that couldn’t be explored using Google Hacking techniques and immediately people stated flocking to my sites with Kolmic as the search term. Seems I stumbled on Kolmic in my research on American Kiddie Porn and I do mean I was lucky to make the connection to Government supported kiddie porn sites.

On the surface, they are a dramatic success story. They are touted at as a new search engine. ranks the site as being 314 in the world while ranks them at 1917. shows them hosting 11,650 domains. Their daily traffic is over 150,000 people per day.

These are incredible numbers considering the site was only organized about 8 months ago and the ownership of this fantastically successful organization is secret with a stealth registration. The IP information suggests Boston but a more realistic guess would put them in Houston working with Everyones Internet.

So what’s bad about a fantastic success in only six months, other than the direct connection to domestic kiddie porn and law enforcement honeypots. It seems that this brand new site is already attracting complaints about URL redirection, start page hijacking and other techniques common to the porn industry and image loading to unsuspecting surfers. One very complete analysis can be found in the comment section of McAfee Site Advisor by phantazm.

Obviously was a site born to be bad by people with very evil intentions who hide anonymously in cyberspace because of the cowards they are.

Too bad Mr. Smith, there really are some fucking evil people in this world.

Screwing up XP!

January 6, 2008

I’ve sort of been suggesting that part of the reason that Vista has not been universally accepted is because Windows XP is a mature, sable and secure operating system which has no need for a replacement except perhaps in the gaming community. There are many independent companies that understand the system and are writing independent security software to defend you against Virus, malware and to secure your privacy against unwanted preservation of sensitive data or images.

The truth is you can do a pretty good job of defending your machine by using Firefox as your browser with settings that insure your privacy and erase all surfing history. Naturally, you can back this up with Ccleaner and an independent antiviurus and your in pretty good shape. You may want to use your traditional XP search function to check for cookies that may have been missed and to check the images in all hidden and back-up files. After everything unwanted has been eliminated, defragment your system and overwrite your unused space with a seven pass disk wipe.

From what I know of forensics, that is probably enough to prevent the repairman at your computer repair shop from reporting you to Homeland Security and may be enough to prevent recovery of images and files after you reformat your hard drive. (However, if it were my freedom at stake, I would give the drive the Lot’s wife treatment and buy a new drive.) Overall, I am fairly well convinced that XP is a defendable operating systems for mere mortals that follow a set routine and pay attention to security.

Since this belief is probably true, it leaves, Microsoft and the government out in the cold when you choose to observe their nefarious connections. No, you cannot stop unwanted predators from connecting to your machine and probing you but you can keep your machine clean enough that there is little there to find. Now with Vista, this is clearly not the case. There are back-ups of everything as the default and many are complaining that that use of Vista will be a one way ticket to jail or unemployment as your total computer use is an open book.

So what is the answer for Microsoft and the Government to threats from a protectable XP operating system? Simple, introduce an unavoidable SP3 service pack. I mean I avoided the upgrade for IE7 forever or at least until there were so many vulnerabilities that were left unplugged until I down loaded it even though I use Firefox. I suspect avoiding SP3 will eventually leave me so exposed that I will have to do it and ultimately upgrade myself to a system as unknown and undefendable as Vista. Once this happens I may as well switch to Vista.

Oh well, shit happens.

Resistance is Futile, Knowledge is Soporific!

Screw Google or Scroogle

January 1, 2008

It’s kind of hard to ignore the best search engine in the world and there are two serious contenders for allowing this option. First, is which for the time being is committed to not keeping your individual search records. Keep in mind this is a publicly traded company which would not want to piss off Uncle Sam so there are economic limits to how much they will invest to defended your right to privacy. With Google-ites making asses of themselves relative to site filtering and screwing over the people in China, it doesn’t take much of a corporate investment to look a little better and that’s what has done. Still, there is the issue of search quality.

When you put yesterdays title (Bin Laden, Google and the CIA) in Ask or Google nothing is returned. When you put “Is Google Spying?” in the two search engines, The Tigerstail post is number 2 in Google and does not appear in It would appear that Ask has to do a little better job of crawling the Web and creating a database if they are going to compete with Google. sounds almost too good to be true. They run a proxy service that deletes all Google cookies and logs. They do the search for you at Google, strip all identifying features and return the answer. The are a non profit organization and have extremely limited onsite information about them or their creators. Of course they return the same results as Google but this does not always have to be the case. Google could spend a lot of time and money to screw but for now they seem to get you the best anonymous results possible. Since I trust nothing and do a lot of rechecking of information, I doubt that I’ll be the one they fail when Google screws them. BUT, you never know who that one will be.

For now, Scroogle seems to give the same search as Google without the advertising and that might be their downfall.