Please be warned that there is no serious use for IP Spotting. It does provide a level of entertainment though for a while and is definitely a nice idea. IP Spotting is a website that analyzes the IP addresses of its visitors and scores it using an out of this world chart that includes the IP as a poker hand, a bitmap of the IP and if the IP matches a barcode in real life.
As I said it's pure entertainment. The website seems to be highly popular because it already analyzed more than 380K IPs over the course of several years. My current IP scored a whopping 10 which is bad if you consider that the leading IP received 86 points but not so bad again if you consider that there are negative scores as well with the lowest being -4 currently.
My IP only scored in two tests. It first scored in the poker hand test where it received 5 points for a pair, and another 5 in the numbers test as it was only made up of even numbers. Users can take a ride with the random IP script and enter an IP manually to see how other IPs are doing on that website or take a look at the leading or last IPs. As I said pure fun for a little while, nothing more.
Update: The IP Spotting website is no longer available, the website returns a 404 not found error. there does not seem to be a comparable service on the Internet that you can use of instead.
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