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The United States of Miscellany

2005-09-09 15:57:02.2968+00 by petronius 2 comments

I got the usual bogus Paypal message in my email asking me to click on the resoundingly secure HTTPS link that was in fact directed to a location in .to. Curious as to its location I went here to look it up and found it to be Tonga. After thinking of some Paypal sysadmin sitting under a palm tree, being served mai tais by a tawney beauty, I looked at the other codes. The most interesting was .um, which covers the United States Minor Islands. Does this include Rhode Island?

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#Comment Re: US Minor Outlying Islands made: 2005-09-11 14:35:35.220549+00 by: concept14

Most of them are in the Line Islands, south of Hawaii. They are:
  1. Wake Island, near Micronesia, has a military base
  2. Midway Island, near the northwest end of the Hawaiian chain but not part of the state of Hawaii, has a military base
  3. Johnston Island, has a military base
  4. Baker Island, uninhabited
  5. Howland Island, uninhabited
  6. Jarvis Island, uninhabited
  7. Palmyra Atoll, setting for the book and TV movie And the sea will tell
  8. Kingman Reef, underwater except at low tide
  9. Navassa Island, a tiny rock off Haiti

#Comment Re: made: 2005-09-11 20:43:10.171543+00 by: petronius

I guess Minor was an understatement. I believe Johnston and Howland were used during the a-tests back in the 50s. I wonder how many or them could support a server farm?