Science Defense Force

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Bryan Bishop

Apr 5, 2013, 5:45:43 PM4/5/13
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Hey all:

We are starting to document IP addresses associated with anti-science
activity, especially evil IP addresses that are scanning the web for
science articles, watermarks, anti-regime content, etc. There are
other IP block lists out there, but none of them seem to have a
mission of anti-anti-infringement and most of them look dead.

For now, this information is compiled here:

However, maybe we will make up some automatic update mechanism for
nginx, or something that can detect HTTP referers/user agents/ip
addresses with nightly updates. For instance, certain referers are
obviously worrisome (like web dashboard products for publishers, which
have distinct urls) and their users should be blocked immediately.

I welcome any contributions you can offer... including organization
names, system design criticism, IP ranges, or contributions to
pdfparanoia ( for watermark

SDF is a play on Superdimensional Fortress.

- Bryan
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Michael Mokrysz

Apr 18, 2013, 5:05:39 PM4/18/13
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It might be wiser to show the bots the wrong content, rather than flatout blocking them.

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