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OLD WORLD COVERED

Snow means peace in Baghdad ... and also in Ramallah:

Men in long Arab robes pelted each other with snowballs in the Jordanian capital, Amman, and the West Bank city of Ramallah, seat of the Palestinian government, came to a standstill.

“I’m originally from Gaza where snow never falls,” said Bothaina Smairi, 28, who was out in Ramallah taking photographs. “The white snow is covering the old world and I feel like I am in a new world where everything is white, clean, and beautiful.”

All those years of conflict ... and the place only ever needed just a little global coolening. There’s plenty to go around.

(Via an gus)

Posted by Tim B. on 01/31/2008 at 06:56 AM
  1. It would have been a unique experience for many of them. And better to fight with snowballs than real weapons.

    Posted by Ash_ on 2008 01 31 at 07:02 AM • permalink

  2. Tim youre on fire - youll be back to fighting weight in no time.

    As far as the post goes they are obviously typical men… why do they need to fight at all thats my question.

    guns, bombs, snowballs whats next?

    Posted by Killaette on 2008 01 31 at 07:08 AM • permalink

  3. I really wish it were a sign of a change in attitudes on all sides…...

    Posted by PeterTB on 2008 01 31 at 07:09 AM • permalink

  4. werewas

    Posted by PeterTB on 2008 01 31 at 07:10 AM • permalink

  5. #3 its ingrained in their society hell will freeze over first

    Posted by Killaette on 2008 01 31 at 07:16 AM • permalink

  6. Comment removed at author’s request. The Mgmt.

    Posted by kae on 2008 01 31 at 07:17 AM • permalink

  7. #3 Peter TB,

    you were correct the first time.

    Posted by Pogria on 2008 01 31 at 07:18 AM • permalink

  8. Andrea posted a few email addresses for the turd troll of recent.

    As per Andrea’s suggestion, I sent the turd troll a minor ‘up your arse’ and got an email from him/her detailing my intimate family info.

    I’ve gone to the police to report it. But I’m not satisfied. Does anyone have thoughts re how we can nail this prick. He works with access to legally protected data. I want his arse.

    I sent a report on this to Andrea and as yet haven’t had a response.

    I know she’ll be onto it.

    Any ideas anyone??

    Posted by mehaul on 2008 01 31 at 07:21 AM • permalink

  9. #5 Well… it is snowing there.

    Posted by Ash_ on 2008 01 31 at 07:22 AM • permalink

  10. #8 Make the police pursue it, and/or go to the AFP’s Computer Crimes Division, or whatever it is they call it.

    Posted by Ash_ on 2008 01 31 at 07:23 AM • permalink

  11. #8 Also, speak to the Department which holds the information, if you know which one, and force them to investigate.

    Posted by Ash_ on 2008 01 31 at 07:26 AM • permalink

  12. I feel like I am in a new world where everything is white, clean, and beautiful.”

    I told you they were Nazis.

    Posted by Dan Lewis on 2008 01 31 at 07:32 AM • permalink

  13. Please elaborate Dan

    Posted by mehaul on 2008 01 31 at 07:40 AM • permalink

  14. #8
    Start with the telecommunications ombudsman if you’re an Aussie. Or go to their site for help. (sorry I’ve been stuck on the phone, mum’s in a blackout so she phoned me…)

    Posted by kae on 2008 01 31 at 07:43 AM • permalink

  15. #10 Thanks Ash. I’ll keep you up to date for the benefit of all.

    I can’t believe I am the only one who gave the loser a serve.

    Didn’t the loser file some shit on others??

    This is going to be good.

    Posted by mehaul on 2008 01 31 at 07:47 AM • permalink

  16. #14
    Storms in Syd? (cool change ‘ere, u get it?) ... apologies to Jack ...

    Posted by egg_ on 2008 01 31 at 07:49 AM • permalink

  17. #15 El Cid sent off an email or two, but I haven’t heard anything.

    No worries on the tips. I hope you nail the bastard. Bringing your family into it is just crossing yet another line.

    Posted by Ash_ on 2008 01 31 at 07:49 AM • permalink

  18. #14 Kae. It’s mehaul. I live 100 klms from you. Thanks for the tip. Let’s clobber this moron - big time.

    Posted by mehaul on 2008 01 31 at 07:49 AM • permalink

  19. #15
    Not the Galahhh troll ag’in?

    Posted by egg_ on 2008 01 31 at 07:51 AM • permalink

  20. #8 ring a current affair they are into all that suff now.

    Then you dont have to do anything you can just sit back and let them investigate it

    Posted by Killaette on 2008 01 31 at 07:51 AM • permalink

  21. Here’s a picture of Gaza in the Winter…

    Heh.

    Posted by Dan Lewis on 2008 01 31 at 07:51 AM • permalink

  22. #19 Yeah, that one Egg_. Our old mate.

    Posted by Ash_ on 2008 01 31 at 07:52 AM • permalink

  23. #18
    Mehaul, just remember I’m a redhead.

    It’s not because me dad was rusty…

    Posted by kae on 2008 01 31 at 07:52 AM • permalink

  24. #17 Ash. I note below the email I received in response to the minor ‘get a life’ that I sent to .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

    I’ve put my Blair blog name and false family names into the gentleman’s email to me. As follows:

    “I don’t know mehaul but perhaps I’ll pop around to the pharmacy and have a talk with sue later. Life here on the Gold Coast sure is fun don’t you think?
    By the way is Philip looking forward to starting this year at UQ?
    Maybe I’ll send some pizzas around. Remind me again you do live at xxxxxx don’t you?
    home phone number xxxxxxxx
    That’s the problem with being rude to strangers on the internet you don’t know what they’re capable of finding out do you.
    Keep in touch Mehaul


    On Jan 30, 2008 9:48 PM, mehaul wrote:

    Will you be a nice boy when you grow up?


    So…this vomit has access to my name, wife’s details and family business, my youngest son’s university details, my home address and home phone number.

    This creep shits me for being rude to someone I don’t know on the internet, after he was the proverbial stuck stool on a Blair blog. He’s going to see his arse.

    Any ideas anyone??

    Posted by mehaul on 2008 01 31 at 08:08 AM • permalink

  25. Well, I’d change my home number. A pain in the arse, but I wouldn’t want that creep getting it.

    Is there any of that he would have been unable to get from the phone book and the Uni Offers lists? (if you guys print those in the newspapers)

    Posted by Ash_ on 2008 01 31 at 08:12 AM • permalink

  26. #24 Has he access to your Email provider membership details do you think?

    Posted by PeterTB on 2008 01 31 at 08:17 AM • permalink

  27. Oh, and Mehaul, if it helps, I dropped El Cid an email asking if he’s received anything from the guy with the calloused palms and shares in Kleenex.

    Posted by Ash_ on 2008 01 31 at 08:19 AM • permalink

  28. #24 Or work for the Telco who provides your broadband and Email?  Do you get more than 1 Email account with your Telco?  Do your family members use some of them?

    Posted by PeterTB on 2008 01 31 at 08:19 AM • permalink

  29. Kae, Mehaul, are university offers printed in the newspapers up there?

    Posted by Ash_ on 2008 01 31 at 08:21 AM • permalink

  30. #26 Peter he has much more than that. As per the email details in notice 24.

    Posted by mehaul on 2008 01 31 at 08:22 AM • permalink

  31. Hi mehaul,

    My suggestion would be the Office of the Privacy Commissioner.

    Also, at the risk betraying my woeful lack of IT savvy, can Andrea H identify the ISP that clown posted here from?  If it’s from a government department, you could try getting an MP (presumably from our side of the fence) to kick up a fuss about it.  I can’t, though, readily identify what department’s database would include all that information; Dept of Education is the only thing that came to mind.

    Hope this helps.

    Oh, one more suggestion - is it worth alerting the administrators of the Gmail site?  Would they be cool with the use it’s just been put to?

    Posted by Renegade Lawyer on 2008 01 31 at 08:47 AM • permalink

  32. mehaul… how would he get that info based on an anonymous email? Did you use your real name in the email?
    Just curious.

    Posted by daddy dave on 2008 01 31 at 08:52 AM • permalink

  33. #30 GO WITH THE LAWYER! I ain’t no #31!

    #31 Possibly, depending on the software Andrea has, and whether the IP address* is a real one. And any Labor Minister would feel for a person having their personal** family*** details revealed****.

    *Computer/modem “fingerprint” set by ISP.

    **Kevni hated telling us about living in a car.

    ***Kevni didn’t want to talk about his father and how he really died.

    ****Kevni really hated it when it all came out.

    Posted by Ash_ on 2008 01 31 at 08:52 AM • permalink

  34. Good advice Renegade L.
    I’m sure it’ll help him.

    Someone had to know the exact ‘person’ to contact.

    Posted by kae on 2008 01 31 at 08:53 AM • permalink

  35. A complaint straight to the service provider made by a solicitor should work wonders at prying out the name of this tick turd. A friend of the missus got badly hacked, phone calls, kis services etc from a lovely lady in forumland she used to visit. Bugger all happened with her complaints till a letter was drafted by her hubbies soliciter (cost a bit) but that got the name, and a restraining order pretty quick.
    Only a suggestion, it was an Australian based server/forum, so if its overseas it prob wont work.

    Posted by thefrollickingmole on 2008 01 31 at 08:53 AM • permalink

  36. #32 Daddy Dave. No DD I in my sedentary mindset sent the twist an email saying ‘grow up’.
    All he had to do was right click on my email title, go to properties and get my email address, just as he would on any cursory Blair blog email sent to him.

    He has then taken that info and dug down and broken my confidentiality virginity and it has hurt. Oooooh.

    So this has become my 2008 task. To not only find him/her…but bury it in whatever I can.

    I hope it’s packing its bags because that light is the train.

    Posted by mehaul on 2008 01 31 at 09:04 AM • permalink

  37. All of this help is wonderful. I will follow up on every lead. Thank God I’m half retired. Now I have reason to do other than rework the cellar, feed the cat and shake the Australian at Canberra in frustration.

    Thanks Renegade…that’s good advice and I’ll let you know the outcome.

    Thanks to everyone else. I hope sludge funnel is reading and choking on his copy of ‘I am master bates’ because here we come.

    Posted by mehaul on 2008 01 31 at 09:08 AM • permalink

  38. Tell the Gazans that every snowflake makes a perfect Star of David.

    Posted by richard mcenroe on 2008 01 31 at 11:56 AM • permalink

  39. All we need is snow! (dun duh dun duh duh)

    Posted by Deborah Leigh on 2008 01 31 at 03:17 PM • permalink

  40. Hell froze over????

    Posted by Deborah Leigh on 2008 01 31 at 03:18 PM • permalink

  41. Snowball in hell?

    Posted by Latino on 2008 01 31 at 03:30 PM • permalink

  42. #26 Peter he has much more than that. As per the email details in notice 24

    But what if he’s reading your Emails?  ie He is an Email administrator with your Email provider?

    Isn’t this the bloke who masqueraded as others on this blog?  1.618?  Thin Man? Others?  I wonder if they are with the same ISP or Email provider as you?

    Posted by PeterTB on 2008 01 31 at 04:36 PM • permalink

  43. Mehaul: just read your info on the harrassment you’re getting from “Garry Logan.: I didn’t get an email from you—I think, I get so much spam it clogs my email servers—but anyway, here are the ISPs I have from the creep:

    220.233.195.161
    193.200.150.23
    58.6.38.226
    206.221.184.108

    I think that’s all of them. However, I don’t know how much help they will be, if he is spoofing or posting from a library or other public machine. I guess your best bet is to contact gmail—he seems to get all his emails from there.

    I’m also going to email this info to you.

    Posted by Andrea Harris, Administrator on 2008 01 31 at 05:02 PM • permalink

  44. See! If we had just white-washed the bloody Middle-east years ago, it would be a place of peace and harmony now, wouldn’t it.

    Mehaul, stick with it and sort that troll out. Good luck.

    Tim, great to see you back and firing on all 12 cylinders.

    Posted by Rob T on 2008 01 31 at 06:24 PM • permalink

  45. Good luck on your quest, mehaul!

    Posted by The_Real_JeffS on 2008 01 31 at 06:46 PM • permalink

  46. #43 Thanks Andrea. It seems it is difficult to talk to gmail. They have a section on privacy/security where they note they only respond to complaints if the complainant approaches them using the services of a solicitor. Which is what I’ll do.

    So…any solicitors want to get involved in this?

    The hunt will be interesting and could set some precedence for deterring and flushing out future trolls. Another first for the Blair blog.

    Posted by mehaul on 2008 01 31 at 07:41 PM • permalink

  47. #46 Thanks for the great response team solicitors.

    If we don’t have this guy nailed soon then I’ll fake a streak at the local nunnery. He sent me two more dick stroking emails today. Clearly in need of treatment.

    And thanks for all that info and assistance regarding him Andrea, Kae and Ash. He genuinely thinks he’s a technical wiz.

    We’ll pickle him in his own brine.

    Who’s that walking up the path glhj yuity?

    Posted by mehaul on 2008 02 01 at 07:07 AM • permalink

  48. mehaul, here is the pertinent schedule of the Criminal code…(Click me, and it pays to expand the history under the Part 10.6 - Telecommunications Services heading, the juicy bits you wave under the Carrier’s nose until they cough up the miscreant.)

    The gist:

    CHAPTER 10 - NATIONAL INFRASTRUCTURE  
    Part 10.6 - Telecommunications Services  
    Division 474 - Telecommunications Offences
    Definitions
    Subdivision C - Offences related to use of telecommunications  
    SECTION 474.17 Using a carriage service to menace, harass or cause offence

    (1) 
     
    A person is guilty of an offence if:

    (a) the person uses a carriage service; and

    (b) the person does so in a way (whether by the method of use or the content of a communication, or both) that reasonable persons would regard as being, in all the circumstances, menacing, harassing or offensive.

    Penalty: Imprisonment for 3 years.

    Posted by MentalFloss on 2008 02 01 at 07:45 AM • permalink

  49. #48 Mental.  Superb. 36 months. With his estranged mother from his second father twice removed he should be out within 35 minutes. Surrounded by social workers and the 48 family members from his various family links (he’s still in the cell yard) he won’t feel bad at all. But that won’t stop the social community from offering him free rent, work opportunities and a glimmer of hope. All the qualities the wanker doesn’t espouse currently.

    Posted by mehaul on 2008 02 01 at 07:54 AM • permalink

  50. mehaul, here’s a simple trace from me in melbourne to him on the first IP Andrea provided:

    C:\Documents and Settings\slashusr>tracert 220.233.195.161

    Tracing route to 161.195.233.220.exetel.com.au [220.233.195.161]
    over a maximum of 30 hops:

      1   36 ms   46 ms   46 ms 172.18.112.129
      2   46 ms   46 ms   46 ms 172.18.68.2
      3   46 ms   46 ms   46 ms 61.9.133.7
      4   46 ms   46 ms   46 ms 10GigabitEthernet1-1.win13.melbourne.telstra.net
    [165.228.108.101]
      5   46 ms   46 ms   46 ms TenGigabitEthernet9-2.lon42.Melbourne.telstra.net [203.50.79.52]
      6   46 ms   46 ms   46 ms ozemail12.lnk.telstra.net [139.130.248.10]
      7   77 ms   46 ms   46 ms 32.so-2-0-0.XR1.MEL1.ALTER.NET [210.80.32.13]
      8   46 ms   46 ms   62 ms 0.so-0-1-.XT1.SYD2.ALTER.NET [210.80.33.105]
      9   61 ms   77 ms   46 ms so-3-3-0.GW8.SYD2.Alter.Net [210.80.38.222]
    10   46 ms   46 ms   61 ms exetel-syd-gw.aspac.customer.alter.net [203.166.
    92.58]
    11   46 ms   62 ms   46 ms 37.2.233.220.exetel.com.au [220.233.2.37]
    12   *      *      *    Request timed out.
    13   59 ms   59 ms   46 ms 251.0.233.220.exetel.com.au [220.233.0.251]
    14   62 ms   61 ms   62 ms 254.0.233.220.exetel.com.au [220.233.0.254]
    15   *      *      *    Request timed out.
    16   59 ms   62 ms   46 ms 251.0.233.220.exetel.com.au [220.233.0.251]
    17   62 ms   59 ms   61 ms 254.0.233.220.exetel.com.au [220.233.0.254]
    18   *    ^C

    So, looks like he’s behind a firewall provided by the fine folks at Exetel, here. This would be my first stop, waving Courier-New formatted documents around like they meant something.

    Posted by MentalFloss on 2008 02 01 at 08:02 AM • permalink

  51. #48 Mental. Apologies and thank you.

    I didn’t do justice to the trouble you went to. Team TB legal who have come out of the woodwork on this issue will be keen to follow up on this. They are all over the trolls comments.

    glhj yuity should start considering his future.

    Posted by mehaul on 2008 02 01 at 08:04 AM • permalink

  52. Now, the last IP is more interesting because the trace resolves without timing out:

    C:\Documents and Settings\slashusr>tracert 206.221.184.108

    Tracing route to 206-221-184-108.fndns.net 206.221.184.108]
    over a maximum of 30 hops:

      1   43 ms   45 ms   46 ms 72.18.112.129
      2   46 ms   46 ms   77 ms 172.18.68.2
      3   46 ms   43 ms   46 ms 61.9.133.7
      4   46 ms   46 ms   46 ms 0GigabitEthernet1-1.win13.melbourne.telstra.net [165.228.108.101]
      5   46 ms   45 ms   46 ms Bundle-OS1.win-core1.Melbourne.telstra.net [203.50.6.22]
      6   46 ms   46 ms   62 ms Bundle-Ethernet3.ken-core4.Sydney.telstra.net [203.50.6.30]
      7   46 ms   62 ms   57 ms Port-Channel1.pad-gw2.Sydney.telstra.net [203.50
    .6.29]
      8   46 ms   46 ms   61 ms 10GigabitEthernet1-0.sydp-core02.Sydney.reach.co
    m [203.50.13.46]
      9   202 ms   202 ms   202 ms i-0-0.wil-core02.net.reach.com [202.84.144.101]

    10   249 ms   405 ms   405 ms i-3-1.wil03.net.reach.com [202.84.251.166]
    11   218 ms   218 ms   217 ms Cogent.wil03.net.reach.com [134.159.63.70]
    12   202 ms   202 ms   202 ms vl3493.mpd01.lax01.atlas.cogentco.com [154.54.6.229]
    13   233 ms   *      *    te8-.mpd01.iah01.atlas.cogentco.com [154.54.2.1
    97]
    14   243 ms   264 ms   249 ms te7-.mpd01.dfw01.atlas.cogentco.com [154.54.5.1
    29]
    15   279 ms   327 ms   280 ms te4-3.mpd01.mci01.atlas.cogentco.com [154.54.5.1
    58]
    16   280 ms   280 ms   280 ms te2-3.mpd01.ord01.atlas.cogentco.com [154.54.7.1
    37]
    17   296 ms   280 ms   311 ms gi12-0-.core01.ord01.atlas.cogentco.com [154.54
    .1.97]
    18   296 ms   296 ms   295 ms po14-.core01.alb02.atlas.cogentco.com [154.54.1
    .57]
    19   311 ms   311 ms   309 ms po5-0.core01.ymq02.atlas.cogentco.com [154.54.7.
    26]
    20   311 ms   311 ms   311 ms te7-1.mpd01.ymq02.atlas.cogentco.com [154.54.7.2
    2]
    21   311 ms   311 ms   311 ms te4-3.ccr01.ymq01.atlas.cogentco.com [154.54.0.2
    1]
    22   311 ms   311 ms   311 ms xibi-group.demarc.cogentco.com [38.104.152.10]
    23   311 ms   311 ms   311 ms 206-221-184-108.fndns.net [206.221.184.108]

    Trace complete.

    (Sorry about the formatting—it’s a bitch coming from a “cmd” Window—I might have cut off a number/letter—but you can run the trace as well as I can).

    Now this result is more interesting because we’re talking about a BIG provider, Congetco.com. They might not be your next stop (personally I don’t think the twat works for them, but the route is hopping overseas and back again—but notice there is a Domain Name Server at the last entry…hmmm, maybe exetel’s link, dunno.)

    Posted by MentalFloss on 2008 02 01 at 08:24 AM • permalink

  53. Mental. You’re light years ahead of me. Please flick on the info in layman’s talk through the email connection. And thanks for the persistence. Andrea has the prick’s ISP connections which I can send you.

    Posted by mehaul on 2008 02 01 at 08:28 AM • permalink

  54. Now, the two middle IP’s indicate the guy’s a shitsucking wanker, but he’s not dumb. He’s hiding behind a host server custom made for spammers and stalkers (anonymouse) in Frankfurt:

    C:\Documents and Settings\slashusr>tracert 193.200.150.23

    Tracing route to mail23.anonymouse.org [193.200.150.23]
    over a maximum of 30 hops:

      1   21 ms   19 ms   21 ms 172.18.112.129
      2   19 ms   23 ms   19 ms 172.18.68.2
      3   17 ms   21 ms   19 ms 61.9.133.7
      4   21 ms   19 ms   19 ms 10GigabitEthernet1-1.win13.melbourne.telstra.net
    [165.228.108.101]
      5   20 ms   19 ms   19 ms Bundle-POS1.win-core1.Melbourne.telstra.net [203
    .50.6.22]
      6   32 ms   32 ms   32 ms Bundle-Ethernet3.ken-core4.Sydney.telstra.net [2
    03.50.6.30]
      7   35 ms   34 ms   32 ms Port-Channel1.pad-gw2.Sydney.telstra.net [203.50
    .6.29]
      8   33 ms   34 ms   32 ms 10GigabitEthernet2-0.sydp-core02.Sydney.reach.co
    m [203.50.13.50]
      9   35 ms   32 ms   34 ms i-5-0.syd-core04.net.reach.com [202.84.144.250]

    10   191 ms   190 ms   190 ms i-4-0.paix-core02.net.reach.com [202.84.144.154]

    11   190 ms   190 ms   192 ms static.net.reach.com [202.84.251.66]
    12   189 ms   192 ms   190 ms GBLX.peer.paix05.net.reach.com [134.159.62.98]
    13   378 ms   376 ms   378 ms VELIA-NET-INTERNETDIENSTE-GMBH.TenGigabitEtherne
    t4-2.ar1.FRA4.gblx.net [64.215.80.42]
    14   382 ms   376 ms   378 ms ggbt.celsius.router.frankfurt.de.velia.net [85.1
    95.113.2]
    15   389 ms   409 ms   393 ms mail23.anonymouse.org [193.200.150.23]

    Trace complete.

    Sure as hell proves intent, though, don’t it…this guys trying to hide his tracks sumpin fierce.

    Posted by MentalFloss on 2008 02 01 at 08:28 AM • permalink

  55. Which brings us back home to OZ:

    C:\Documents and Settings\slashusr>tracert 58.6.38.226

    Tracing route to dsl-58-6-38-226.nsw.westnet.com.au [58.6.38.226]
    over a maximum of 30 hops:

      1   21 ms   22 ms   22 ms 172.18.112.129
      2   21 ms   21 ms   20 ms 172.18.68.2
      3   20 ms   21 ms   23 ms 61.9.133.7
      4   19 ms   21 ms   19 ms 10GigabitEthernet1-1.win13.melbourne.telstra.net [165.228.108.101]
      5   20 ms   21 ms   19 ms Bundle-POS1.win-core1.Melbourne.telstra.net [203.50.6.22]
      6   34 ms   32 ms   32 ms 0GigabitEthernet0-1-0-2.ken-core4.Sydney.telstra.net [203.50.20.1]
      7   33 ms   32 ms   32 ms TenGigabitEthernet9-2.ken12.Sydney.telstra.net [203.50.20.22]
      8   33 ms   32 ms   32 ms optus4.lnk.telstra.net [139.130.65.146]
      9   31 ms   32 ms   32 ms 61.88.221.47
    10   35 ms   33 ms   34 ms westnetltd.52gdc76f02.optus.net.au [59.154.21.90]
    11   33 ms   34 ms   32 ms gi3-1-0.syd-lns2.nsw.westnet.com.au [202.173.128.93]
    12   *      *      *    Request timed out.
    13   *      *      *    Request timed out.
    14 ^C
    C:\Documents and Settings\slashusr>

    So, this is where he slips up—Two OZ ISP’s: Exetel and Westnet.

    I don;‘t want to be alarmist—I reckon you’ve got things well in perspective—but I’d listen to everything everyone has told you here, and don’t wait—this joker sounds like he could very well be dangerous.

    Get in touch with the folks at that that .gov link I gave you up top, call the Telecommunications Ombudsman, and get on to Exetel and Westnet.

    Posted by MentalFloss on 2008 02 01 at 08:39 AM • permalink

  56. Oh, sorry, mate—I wasn’t reading your reposnse in between, how rude of me—kinda got caught up in the chase.

    There’s some real boffin’s out there in Blairdom that’s be able to help you more’n me.

    Luck to you and safe harbours.

    Posted by MentalFloss on 2008 02 01 at 08:43 AM • permalink

  57. Those ISPs are interesting MentalFloss. Whether he’s a paying customer of theirs or not, their equipment is being used for criminal purposes, and I can’t imagine that they’d approve of that at all.

    Except for Anonymouse. It’s for shitkickers who are never going to be up to anything good.

    Posted by Ash_ on 2008 02 01 at 08:55 AM • permalink

  58. #s 46-47.

    Sorry mehaul - wasn’t trying to abandon you!  Dunno about the other lawyers here, but it’s usually only in the evenings I read this blog properly.

    I’m usually reluctant to get deeply into acting in an area of law that’s not part of my actual practice: I’m but an employee solicitor, and the fate of the lawyer who caused this particular calamity for her employer tends to be a bit of a cautionary tale.

    If it’s OK with you, I’l give it a bit of thought at the weekend and either post here or email you any bright ideas I have?

    Posted by Renegade Lawyer on 2008 02 01 at 09:19 AM • permalink

  59. One more thing: If you are casting around for a firm in Queensland that might be able to help, can I recommend Gilshenan & Luton?  I’ve dealt with them a bit where we have clients with inter-state matters and they’ve always struck me as a very skilful and acute firm.  Not sure if this is strictly within their field of activity but it might be worth a phone call, maybe?

    Posted by Renegade Lawyer on 2008 02 01 at 09:29 AM • permalink

  60. #59 Thanks renegade. It all adds up. Please email me any relevant info and I’ll keep you up to date.

    Posted by mehaul on 2008 02 01 at 09:33 AM • permalink

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