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    The rise of passive-aggressive wi-fi names

    I Think the BBC are board.....

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-19760006

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    Guilty as charged, mine's currently "Get Your Own!"

    Going back a year ago(+halfish) now for most of the year, we caught people parking up on the street (in front of houses one at a time) in the car with their laptop/notebook. I confronted one and he openly said he was trying to connect to the unprotected wi-fi's. Granted, end-user fault for not putting a password on the router but then some people don't bother because it's too much hassle/aren't made aware of the reasons for putting a password on. Anyway, the issue hasn't happened for a while but I've just sort of stuck with the name. Next door's one is "IT WORKS!", she's 'getting on' a bit; heart of gold but very very poor IT literacy, bless. It made me smirk a little at least :P

    May be petty of me to give mine a custom name, but when you live in a street with every household mostly having 'virginmedia01958256751915711823756186723567891978 5' (slightexagg) it gets a bit boring. *shrug*

    Damn funny article to read though, how very random for the BBC!*cough* I agree, they must be bored.
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    LOL, yet another thread from you @newpersn for something that's already been posted not too-long before. You're setting a pattern here, man.

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    Re: The rise of passive-aggressive wi-fi names

    Quote Originally Posted by TBlax View Post
    LOL, yet another thread from you @newpersn for something that's already been posted not too-long before. You're setting a pattern here, man.
    Been a long week..... I don't get on here much to browse though like i used to.

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    My networking lecturer used to connect to his next door neighbours wifi when her 19 year old daughter was back from Uni, put in 192.168.0.1 and the default admin password and fiddle a few settings until it broke and then 5 minutes later he would get a knock on the door and would then go over there and "fix it" over a cup of tea and a good oogle.

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    ^ HAHAhahahaha!

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    I can see two on my laptop now that contain swear words and all sorts, there is no 'passive' in the aggressive here.

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    My SSID is virus.exe :-)

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    Amateurs.
    I have 3 access points clogging up all the channels doing various tasks, and are named rock, paper scissors. Never really notice any other APs.

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    My network was 'Hide yo kids, hide yo WiFi' but given there are lots of children that play in the street in the area we've moved into recently, I've changed it to 'Skynet Global Defence Network' so as to not worry anybody :P

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    Mine is "Bill Wi the Science Fi"

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    Pretty Fly for a Wifi reporting in.

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    Holy ****, this IS old.

    I feel kind of dirty now.

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