Saturday, May 19, 2012

Attention NSA...

I don't mean to interrupt you guys while you're combing important search strings like "best video poker payouts" and "midget porn in clown suits" out of the digital ether, but I'm game for any interpretations you may have of this enquiry from google.pk:

(Click to embiggen.)

14 comments:

TBeck said...

I blame Kratman.

Hollowpoint1938 said...

Actually, we are using King Air aircraft in the Af for intelligence gathering.

Drang said...

Were using Kingairs for 'INT before I enlisted...

Old NFO said...

Same airplane, same mission, different equipment... And interesting location for the query too!

God, Gals, Guns, Grub said...

I they're relying on the Safari web browser... well, let's just practice kissin' it goodbye...

Dann in Ohio

Robin said...

Macintosh WinNT ?

Richard Blaine said...

Too weird - WinNT running on a Mac - but why Safari? Oh sure on a Mac but under WinNT? Maybe NT running under a VM - all confused like normal.

Too tired to think - not sure being un-tired would help :)

RabidAlien said...

Yeah...that's hilarious! I'm laugh....wait....the NSA is cracking down on midgets in clown suits?

::rushes off to clear history::

JC said...

A Paki, with a Mac, running Win NT. Must be special forces...
Dig the custom equipment!

Brian J. said...

Investigating the source of the query is over there and might be dangerous. Investigating why this blog is a good source of information for jihadis is over here and safer.

It might not be too early to start that Tam K. Legal Defense fund or the Find Tam K. Who Has Disappeared and Might Be in a Prison in a Friendly but Backward Country for Questioning fund.

Anonymous said...

Well first off 182.183.222 is not a complete network but 182.183.222.1 is

Who is reports this as
NetRange: 182.0.0.0 - 182.255.255.255
CIDR: 182.0.0.0/8
OriginAS:
NetName: APNIC-182
NetHandle: NET-182-0-0-0-0
Parent:
NetType: Allocated to APNIC
RegDate: 2009-08-03
Updated: 2010-07-30
Ref: http://whois.arin.net/rest/net/NET-182-0-0-0-0

OrgName: Asia Pacific Network Information Centre

NYEMT said...

He/she stayed for 56 seconds. Apparently, you were not the droid he/she was looking for.

J.R.Shirley said...

What other plane-savvy folks said.

Talked in detail to a CW about it on R&R.

Sigivald said...

"Win NT 6.1" is "Windows 7" - but the important thing to remember is that the OS and Browser fields from that Blogger report are just decoded from the user-agent field in the HTTP request.

I suspect very strongly that whoever wrote the Blogger user-agent decoder assumes "Safari" means Macintosh and that nobody would care about NT 4 vs. Win2k vs. Vista vs. Win7.

This is someone on Win7 using Chrome.

Chrome reports as Safari (as well as WebKit and Chrome) because it uses WebKit, and a server that doesn't know generic WebKit or Chrome but does know Safari can use that hint to render more usefully than for "random unrecognized browser".

So there's actually nothing remotely unusual there except how broken Blogger's decoding of a user-agent string is.

Which, come to think about it, is also not unusual.