Sunday, March 23, 2008

Ringo, Ringo, Ringo! (Or, 208 = 207 = 199)

We have been seeing that Rogers IPs could change unpredictably even while its customers were surfing. Consider the article of Ringo Starr. You can see part of its history from November 2003, here:

    (diff) 14:22, 16 November 2003
    (diff) 14:15, 16 November 2003
    (diff) 14:14, 16 November 2003
    (diff) 21:23, 14 November 2003
    (diff) 21:22, 14 November 2003
    (diff) 21:22, 14 November 2003
    (diff) 21:22, 14 November 2003
    (diff) 21:21, 14 November 2003
    (diff) 21:17, 14 November 2003
The changes are all minor -- click on diff if you want to see them -- the editor can't seem to make up his mind what image he wants to use and in the end decides on none.   The edits from the 14 November all come from one IP x.x.x.208.  The three edits (here red) from 16 November, however, again illustrate the tendency of these Rogers IPs to change even in the middle of a session.  Within a few minutes, our Beetles fan has shifted from x.x.x.207, to x.x.x.208, and then to x.x.x.199.

(In the next few months, however, this editor returns, but seems only to have been allocated x.x.x.208: see here.)