Turning up the heat on the bandwidth thief

Well it's been over 24 hours since I identified the 'bandwidth theft' occurring on one of my other sites. It was the first time I'd found this happening, so I thought I'd conduct an experiment, firstly, to see what sort of images I could display on the offending site, and secondly, to see how long it would go on for before the dumb ass responsible figured out what was happening. Well that was 24 hours ago, my bandwidth theft images were still online, so, I've decided to raise the bar a little.

Five minutes ago, I replaced my bandwidth theft banners with all new, possibly even more disturbing, bandwidth theft banners. As you can see from the screen shot below, I decided to stick with an "animal" theme.

Bandwidth theft

Yup, two rhinos humping, and a set of massive bull balls. All class. I've done the .htaccess research, so I'll fix that up soon, in the meantime, I think I'll leave the offender with the bull balls for a little longer.

As an aside, I've also learned another very valuable lesson from all this. Never do a Google image search for "bull balls" with "safe search" switched off.

By the way, if you like the brilliant photoshop work displayed here, you may also want to check out the ground breaking work I did on Lindsay Lohan's camel toe. Revolutionary stuff. Very cutting edge.

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11 Responses to “Turning up the heat on the bandwidth thief”

  1. Peter White says:

    lol good call, you could just edit the htaccess to block other people from accessing your images though…

  2. i have no idea what you just wrote then but bull balls are gold!

  3. Pete White says:

    Read about blocking images through htaccess here

    http://www.selfseo.com/story-18469.php

  4. swollenpickles says:

    blankshooting – two rhinos humping isn’t gold??? Come on!!!

  5. swollenpickles says:

    Thanks Pete, I’ll give that a read through tonight.

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  8. shanX says:

    That’s just awesome dude :D

    I normally htaccess to a pic with url as the watermark..

  9. Chiron613 says:

    You know, I like the idea of turning a thief’s tricks against him (or her). You want to screw around with someone’s property (and I consider bandwidth property, since you pay for it), you deserve whatever happens to you…

    Using .htaccess, you can automatically have a disgusting image appear whenever someone directly links to your image, but will show the one you prefer otherwise.

  10. swollenpickles says:

    I made a disturbing discovery yesterday, so I’ve amended my htaccess file again. If you viewed this through feedburner the balls image was displayed. I’ve removed the balls option now, at least for the time being.

  11. David Rader says:

    lol i didn’t know about this one! awesome!!! hahahaha

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