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Going "regional" is ALWAYS a very good idea when searching. We have already seen how adding a simple .ru
to our queries can help. But WHERE should we search? Which are the, how
should I say? the "less copyright-obsessed" countries? Here on the
right you can see a interesting "piracy subdivision" published a week
ago by The
Ok, ok, I know: obviously this kind of bogus "home made" researches, promoted by US-lobbyist Robert Holleyman's "Business Software alliance", are clearly just intended to scare the pants off some corporate clown in order to scrap some money, yet since we are reversers, we may as well reverse such data for our own purposes... :-)
And look! As you can see, Vietnam, Zimbabwe, Indonesia, China, Pakistan, Kazakistan, Ukraine, Cameroon, Russia, Bolivia, Paraguay and Algeria seem indeed to have a more relaxed attitude towards the "patents mafiosi". Good to know :-)
Here the relevant country codes: .vn, .zw, .id, .cn, .pk, .kz, .ua, .cm, .ru, .bo, .py and .dz, that we could use to restrict searches to such relaxed places.
Of course some of these countries are just "local niches" with next to inexistent activity and extremely weak signals, and can be ignored.
Let's say that -in general- .vn(Vietnam), .id (Indonesia), .cn (China), .pk (Pakistan), .ua (Ukraine) and .ru (Russia) look promising enough. We may add to these countries -out of experience- Iran, Korea, Bulgaria and India (.ir, .kr, .bg and .in).
So let's go local: let's visit China, where we can find following this link, some other interesting assembly books.
Of course we should also have a look in Vietnam, in Russia/Ukraine (where we will at once retrieve our Target and even other related books), and here is how you would search in KOREA with MSNSearch.
This is all just academically speaking, duh. Once again: seekers don't need to download anything from the web, since they can always find their targets again and again if and when needed :-P
Many clueless zombies consider "searching the web" tantamount to digit one term inside google and then clicking enter.
In fact such a simplistic approach is as wrong as it may get. And not only for the "one-termness" of it. The real problem is that google covers only a tiny part of the web.
The power of its servers and the beautiful simplicity of its interface notwithstanding, google is only one of the many main search engines, and its database, while currently already past the 20 billions sites mark, covers at most one third of the visible web (and less than 1/50th of the "invisible" one). In fact Yahoo's database is bigger (albeit saddled with a lot of useless commercial crap).
The web is just too big for a single search index alone, and still growing quickly. Moreover the "invisible" web content "the real bulk of the web" is hidden behind firewalls or commercial services (that will try to restrict access asking for "subscriptions" or "money" or a "valid id").
In order to access (part of) it you will need to use techniques that go from stalking to social engineering, through trolling and passwords breaking.