wilderness - 11:55 am on Feb 27, 2013 (gmt 0)
I wish I could merrily lock out entire continents
when I first started using htaccess (late-1999 or 2000) my primary goal was Korea and the UK.
Once I got into the ranges, it was genuinely easier (there was no GEO databases back then) to simply expand the countries, rather than separate the IP's for these two countries from the rest.
My widget content is what's makes designation of non-benefit more tangible.
My methods are certainly NOT an option for most webmasters.