* Posts by Ben Naylor

37 posts • joined 12 Sep 2007

Hexing MAC address reveals Wifi passwords

Ben Naylor
Coffee/keyboard

ROFLCOPTER

what a joke of an article, i suggest the author "Simon Sharwood, APAC Editor" find a hole and jump into it, sharpish.

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Micro Anvika goes titsup after Olympics fails to save its shops

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Happy

haha!

Good riddance to them. Ridiculously over-priced coupled with brain dead, rude staff. They only existed to serve the muppets who knew no better. (or were desperate on occasion, working in an office on Oxford street)

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GoDaddy stopped by massive DDoS attack

Ben Naylor
Coffee/keyboard

Re: Soon to do the Perp Walk

Tree fiddy :)

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Three punters' data use doubles

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Re: pr0n on Three

The post is required, and must contain letters.

:))

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FAIL

Re: Not a surprise

and we weren't comparing Three to Voda, we were comparing Mobile BB to fixed line BB. :)

if you happen to live in the sticks, that's something you have to accept, or get together with your local community and get Fibre installed if it's that bad. My parents did that and they now have unlimited Fibre to the HOUSE, yes to the HOUSE.

Check out Rutland Telecom :)

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Re: Not a surprise

and Three will never get near 3mbit on mobile BB. :)

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FAIL

pr0n on Three

You can get around that by phoning them up and asking them to unblock said access, if you really feel the need to have a "quick shuffle" on the train. :)

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Re: Not a surprise

errr, no.

Three is fast "when it works", but it does have a tendency to drop regularly.

My Sky fixed BB is 16mbit at worst, and is "instant" and always on.

There is no comparison whatsoever with mobile "bb" and fixed line "bb".

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Google's 7in Jelly Bean Android tablet spied in benchmark

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Coat

Re: @Ben Naylor

anytime Jello :)

Just gimme a few pints 1st.

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Facepalm

Re: @Ben Naylor

some of us have been to the pub at lunchtime :)

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Ben Naylor
FAIL

Re: Yet another...

Since when did every PC use "the same sound chip, graphics chip, screen resolution, aspect ratio, operating system, memory, processor..."? (NEVER)

You talk absolute drivel!

Go get your coat now, before I hand it to you. :)

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Hard disk drive prices quick to rise, slow to fall

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SSD

The price of SSDs falling, and sizes increasing, fairly rapidly recently probably has an effect too.

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Study shows SMB cloud security fears largely overstated

Ben Naylor
Happy

Shome mistake Surely....

that should be ...

"That's one full BOFH WEEK – once an extended lunch break and important offsite meeting at a local watering hole is taken into account."

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Disabled can't 'Go Compare' on price comparison websites

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FAIL

So....

A fifth of all UK residents are disabled? (12 million)

Come on, get a grip, that's absolute bollocks.

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Virgin Media site goes titsup in Pirate Bay payback attack

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Flame

Re: Well Well

1.2mbit 5 miles "out of a major city"

haha

Laugh it up I will, thanks.

Still doesn't change my perspective on VM.

And well done for taking the bate. :p

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Re: Well Well

I made no judgements, as you put it.

And as for thumbs down, boohoo, guess I'll be losing sleep over that :p

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WTF?

Re: Well Well

and what point was that?

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Flame

Re: Well Well

Yawn, anonymous muppet :)

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Ben Naylor
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Re: Well Well

"- no other ISP in my area is capable of providing more than 6Mbit *at any time of day*, regardless of what I or others are doing"

HAHAH, what planet do you live on?

every single ISP in the country* provides more than 6mbit (as long as you don't live down a well in the outer hebrides)

(*Talk Talk excluded for obvious reasons)

Muppet

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Re: Well Well

Awww diddums!

Serves you right for using a piece of SH*T ISP.

Did someone mention throttling? :p

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Advertising prefect spanks Virgin

Ben Naylor
Flame

Virgin Sucks

Fastest my arse!

Try Rutland Telecom, my folks live on the island in the middle of Rutland Water and have just had fibre to the HOUSE, yes, to the HOUSE, put in.

Any speed you want.

Virgin are a bunch of crooks who spend most of their money on leaflets shoved thru people's doors desperately trying to get more business.

And even if they were offering the "fastest broadband", what is the point, when they cap your download speeds massively?

f00s.

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Olympic champ ad blitz dents Virgin Media despite £1bn sales

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FAIL

Re: I hope their marketing department gets fired. Out of a cannon.

Damn right Sargs.

It's ridiculous, at least 3 or 4 letters/leaflets a week.

Straight to the (recycle) bin.

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Peaches Geldof explains Kubrick's 2001

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Coat

Maybe...

Sausages?

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Yates of the Yard quits Met over phone-hacking scandal

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FAIL

Same old same old...

a couple of top people "resign" and then the scandal gets muted.

Cos ofc that makes all the difference :)

If one solitary person had been "caught" with evidence of "phone hacking", specially if the US was involved, they'd be up for long sentences. When it comes to our Met police or the most influential newsgroup in the UK, it'll be the usual "oh well, yes you were naughty, slap on wrist, token resignations, etc" then back to "normal".

It's quite blatant that this is endemic. And as for Labour barking about it..! hah! they were the ones in power when all this happened and they totally ignored it.

i could go on....

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Singing Duke set to Nukem dead

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WTF?

This is the title...

Good Grief...how low can they go? (and no, please don't give us Duke Nukem Limbo too!)

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Star Wars: From dream sci-fi bride to perfect Blu-ray wife

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FAIL

Clever marketing...

All it does is redirect to the main Fox site, with no mention of Star Wars at all.

That's if it loads at all....

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Sky to show FA Cup match in 3D

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FAIL

Crock of Sh*t

3D is a load of balls. It basically gives you a headache and lowers the quality. For once, Techrepublic puts the point across very well.

http://www.techrepublic.com/blog/hiner/stop-being-duped-by-the-3d-scam/7983

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Apple under threat from ... Windows tablets

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FAIL

Journalist?

You really are in danger of turning into The Inquirer.... (which I gave up reading a good while ago)

Is this a speech to text fail or what?

"Assuming it's rather better than previews Tablet PC editions of Windows"

Eh?

"Apple, we feel sure, will not feel to hard done by"

too maybe?

How about sorting out the slack in your journos, it just makes the site look like an amateur blog.

We all have jobs to do, and you are failing.....

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Sage Pay upgrade woes hit merchants

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Thumb Up

Good news

It seems as though they are bringing back the old system in a week or so.

They will also allow people to chose between the new and old.

A lot of happy people on the forum.

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FAIL

A real pain

Our accounts team have been moaning constantly and were on the phone for over an hour!(after waiting in a queue for >20 callers & 20 mins) For starters they didn't inform any of the "protx" users prior to the "upgrade" that the url for the admin logon had changed completely and was now hosted on sagepay.com and not protx.com, all they got was a "400 Bad Request" error when they tried to access it. Then they were informed they should change to Firefox if they wanted it to work "properly". When they finally got logged in they find the new interface is rubbish, making it really awkward to print out reports they way they had been used to. The new layout only showed 3 transactions on the screen due to the awful new format.

All in all a very, very poorly executed "upgrade".

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Apple seeks cure for iPhone battery woes

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FAIL

Please please please.....

...With all these negative issues re battery life/changing etc, tell me, what it is that the wonderful iPhone does that other phones can't..... (apart from "looking good and being a catwalk phone").

My SE C903 is great, has a very long battery life, a battery you can replace, and it isn't even touch screen, yet provides me with seemingly all the features like an iPhone, and i'm not locked into some silly £45/month contract for 2 years.

And no, i'm not interested in the glut of pointless iPhone apps on the store.

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The Equalizer prowls Albert Square

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Heart

FOTW for Sarah surely...

Gawd, you really must have had a few at lunchtime, Sarah.

I read and post on the Reg with tongue in cheek, as most do.

You seem to have taken this all a bit too seriously.

More of concern is that, as a moderator of peoples comments on an IT related news site, you have alot to learn honey.

If you look back you were the one to bite. :)

Your comments are derogatory, rude and quite frankly if i was employing you, you'd be fired. (and yes i have employed people in your role - they have seen fit to be polite to their(our) "clients, readers, members", as you would expect from a professional organisation.)

Your rants are nothing but FOTW material.

The "comments" area is provided for comments. The fact you need to pick on the "IT angle" to "defend" yourself or make your point is laughable.

Chill...

lovingly,

-Ben xx

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Ben Naylor
Joke

Re: Re: errrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrm?

@ Sarah

"Sorry, Ben, we forgot you were the official Reg readership spokesman. In future we'll run everything by you to check for interest and IT angle. That OK?"

Yes that's fine. It might make for better reading. :)

And speaking of ODFO, how about you check what you type before you hit send...

"(I'd deliver unto you an ODFO, but since technically you outrank me as readership spokesman, it would not be politic.)" Do you mean polite perchance? :p

@El Reg

Can i get paid for this please? :)

And in general, thanks Sarah for making me laugh alot, nerve well and truly touched it seems :)

I think Harry Enfield put it best... "Women, know your limits!"

xxx

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Ben Naylor
IT Angle

errrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrm?

Can i just say Eastenders sucks the goats hairy nutsack, and WTF has this to do with IT?

From now on please assume all Reg readers have negative interest in wanly soap operas.

Bring on the flames! (and the trumpets)

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Scotland to battle grey squirrel invaders

Ben Naylor
Coat

The solution is quite simple.....

Send in Amy Hardwood!

<squeak!>

<thump!>

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Wireless browsers shut out of the Olympics

Ben Naylor
Unhappy

Wider issue

This issue relates to all streaming media on the BBC, not just the olympics. I cannot access any of the streaming media on my Vodaphone mobile broadband dongle as it says I am "outside the UK".

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Ad agency pays Paddington to ditch marmalade for Marmite

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More one sided journalism! :)

typical anti-marmite journo!

/me scoops a load straight of the jar with his finger.

(and i'm a big Paddington and marmalade fan too)

:)

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