Looking up IP addresses
If you ever need to find out exactly where an IP address is located geographically, this is an amazing tool: http://www.ip-adress.com/. I think it's a mashup of Google maps and some kind of IP address database.
This removes some anonymity from the web, but is convenient in tracking things.
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