Wednesday, March 26, 2008

waterloo student on treasurer traders (203 = 208 = 79)

Another interesting example of the impermanence of Rogers IPs is found in the posts of "fairplayer" at, a discussion board dedicated to exposing various kinds of chicanery. Fairplayer was involved in some threads concerning Treasure Traders International, which is apparently a mail-order gemstone company.

Here are a list of his posts to that board in the last two months of 2004:
    November 04, 2004- 12:41 am:
    November 05, 2004 - 12:48 am:
    November 29, 2004 - 10:08 am:*
    November 29, 2004 - 12:04 pm:
    December 03, 2004 - 11:59 am:*
    December 07, 2004 - 11:38 pm:
    December 10, 2004- 8:29 pm:*
Fairplayer describes himself as a university student in one of his posts (here), and since the IPs resolve to the University of Waterloo, it seems safe to conclude that the Rogers IPs are from home, and the University addresses are from campus -- note that the two posts from November 29th are less than two hours apart.   Note, however, that in the six weeks, his "home" IP changes from x.x.x.203 to x.x.x.208 to x.x.x.79, a shift that is typical of those that we've been seeing elsewhere.