That's not where I live!

  octal 14:15 12 Jul 07
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I've just been playing with this site

click here

It says I live next to Waterloo Station! click here

OK, I know an IP address is not accurate, but more importantly is what else can be gleaned, for instance my host name which is:

spc2-walt7-0-0-custxxx.asfd.broadband.ntl.com

Which tells me what server I'm connected to, walt=Waltham Park which is just ten minutes walk from me in Walthamstow, custxxx which is my customer number which identifies me to who needs to know, like my ISP and of course connected to NTL now Virgin Media of course.

  Chris the Ancient 14:35 12 Jul 07

Literally 100s of miles out for me. I live in the south west and that site reckons I'm in the hills behind Skipton in Yorkshire!

  cream. 14:45 12 Jul 07

I'm at Radstone! Where the flipping heck is Radstone.

Northamptonshire !!!!!

I think I have only been through Northamptonshire once in my life. That was around 10 years ago.

just 192.2 miles out:-)

  Why wont it work 14:53 12 Jul 07

It says I live in Bradford.

I live just south of Gloucester. Only a little bit out..

  wiz-king 14:53 12 Jul 07

I'm in Somerset! I dont think so.

  octal 15:00 12 Jul 07

How strange, oh well it's only a little bit of fun. I think all the important stuff is on the left hand side though.

  mammak 15:02 12 Jul 07

I live in the South West of Scotland but according to that I live in London

just a mile or two out then:-)

  Stuartli 15:16 12 Jul 07

I thought at first you must live on the Southport to Liverpool railway line.....:-)

  Stuartli 15:18 12 Jul 07

Apparently I live just north of Harrogate and my ISP is Optal Telecomm...:-(

Obviously a website that appears to be about as useful as a chocolate fireguard.

  octal 15:21 12 Jul 07

Me thinks your right, pinch of salt comes to mind.

At least mine was only 8 miles out.

  interzone55 15:28 12 Jul 07

According to this I'm in the mountains to the east of Bern is Switzerland, when in reality I'm in Rochdale, which by road is a journey of 858 miles.

I work for a US company, but we used to belong to a French Private Equity company, we probably use a European host.

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