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September 3, 2012

Free idea for a humanities PhD

Filed under: personal — danylmc @ 9:41 am

The relationship between wireless networks in a neighborhood (number, names and encryption type) and the socio-economic properties of the neighborhood. (Inspired by seeing an unsecured network called ‘ToddSuxCock’ pop up on my smart-phone while driving past Newlands in the weekend).

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  1. I have a memory that somewhere there are router/s giving the name as “NZ Police CyberPorn Detection Unit” or similar. The lolz.

    Comment by Phil Lyth — September 3, 2012 @ 9:46 am

  2. I have heard of a charitable project in some of the lower decile parts of East Auckland that’s rolling out a whole-of-neighbourhoods wifi network for school kids. That’s going to ruin the statistical analysis so should be shut down…

    Comment by garethw — September 3, 2012 @ 10:12 am

  3. I’ve definitely seen “SIS Detection Van Number 33”.

    For years, I’ve set my SSID to my street address, in the hope that someone will knock on the door and ask to borrow it — it’s never happened.

    Comment by Stephen J — September 3, 2012 @ 11:24 am

  4. Mine’s Freakazoid, for the childish pleasure of telling visitors wanting wireless they have to join the Freakazoid network.

    Thanks for reminding me I shouldn’t be broadcasting my home SSID – must stop that. Also, should you be looking at your smartphone while driving? Her Maj says no.

    Comment by Psycho Milt — September 3, 2012 @ 1:02 pm

  5. I stuck with Invisible Messenger Bees. Just because.

    Comment by Sam F — September 3, 2012 @ 1:41 pm

  6. I wonder if anyone’s ever got together by SSID messaging:
    Geek1 sets to: WhoIsTheChickWithThePurpleHair
    Geek2 (for it is she sets to): PurpleHairedLadyOhQuestioningOne
    … etc
    later…
    one SSID disappears, other is set to IMetMyWifeOnTheWifi

    I offer this plot for free to anyone wanting to make a really, really crap romcom.

    Comment by Rich d'Rich (@rich_d_rich) — September 3, 2012 @ 3:15 pm

  7. More social sciences than humanities, I think.

    Comment by Dr Foster — September 3, 2012 @ 4:45 pm

  8. I have heard (via Reddit) of people naming their their SSID as ‘Mordor’ with the password “Onedoesn’tsimplylogon”.

    Comment by bmk — September 3, 2012 @ 5:06 pm

  9. I’ve used street address, phone number and email at various times and never had any contact at all. But keeping an eye on the list while travelling is always amusing. I see a bit of profanity, a lot of names (including what look like house names) and little originality. Although the default names do get boring after a while. Telstra in Oz ship some with “Telstra Home Network” or similar and I’ve seen a few changed to “Helstra Home Network”.

    Comment by Moz in Oz — September 3, 2012 @ 6:34 pm

  10. the schools in newlands are decile 9 and 10. there’s a social science starter for 10.

    Comment by Che Tibby — September 3, 2012 @ 6:36 pm

  11. the schools in newlands are decile 9 and 10. there’s a social science starter for 10.

    Have you seen what panelbeaters and plumbers charge these days?

    The network ‘FuckOrconisShit’ can be found around the corner of Webb and Taranaki btw.

    Comment by Richard — September 3, 2012 @ 8:23 pm

  12. There’s one in central Wellington called “Pretty Fly for a Wifi.” I always get a chuckle out of that one.

    Comment by Jake — September 3, 2012 @ 8:41 pm

  13. Can someone please render Danyls post into plain english?

    Comment by peterlepaysan — September 3, 2012 @ 9:43 pm

  14. Dumb white trash call their wifi access points things like “toddscock” so their flatties have to connect to “toddscock’ to get web access. pretty simple really pete.

    Comment by Tim — September 3, 2012 @ 10:02 pm

  15. Can someone please render Danyls post into plain english?

    It says:

    The relationship between wireless networks in a neighborhood (number, names and encryption type) and the socio-economic properties of the neighborhood. (Inspired by seeing an unsecured network called ‘ToddSuxCock’ pop up on my smart-phone while driving past Newlands in the weekend).

    Comment by Mackey — September 3, 2012 @ 10:02 pm

  16. @richard and all of them are worth more that you. damn elitist tory…

    Comment by Che Tibby — September 4, 2012 @ 6:24 pm

  17. I’ve heard of neighbours passing messages by WiFi SSIDs. “I can hear you having sex” was a memorable one.

    Comment by Ben — September 5, 2012 @ 11:50 am


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