Paul Gregg

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Amazon Prime isn’t all that fast

I’ve decided to build myself a new computer. I haven’t done this in about 10 years, so there was a fair amount of reading and research to understand all the latest components, processors, chipsets, and compatible RAM. Because this is likely going to have to last me a while, I wanted to go big. Very […]

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Test post

Migrated database and web site to new host. Testing this is working.

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Menshn stats and where they came from.

You may have noticed, if you have been following my twitter feed, that I have been posting some Menshn statistics recently. You may also be wondering how I came by these numbers.   #Menshn #MenshnStats Number of active users: 211 — Paul Gregg (@pgregg) September 8, 2012   Someone sent me a message on twitter […]

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Defamed by Menshn owner Luke Bozier

Today in my twitter feed, I saw this:   Hi @privateeyenews, I see you’re giving more column inches to the hacker who stole lukebozier.com – this is not news, nor is it funny. — Luke Bozier (@Bozier) September 5, 2012   Now I know that the above is a fake/parody account, but it is funny […]

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Comment: Upgrade cycle madness

It is getting near that time of year when the world goes mad for the next revision of the iPhone. That annual elation when the faithful can upgrade their awesome^H^H^H^H^H^H^H, sorry, now old and crappy iPhone 4S for the shiny new OMGOMGOMGOMG!!!  NEW iPhone 5. And your life is complete. On the other hand, there […]

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Leaving Menshn for good

I’ve decided to close my Menshn account, folks. It’s over.  After four weeks of micro-menshning and meeting great friends and colleagues (largely not on Menshn), I’m off. It’s been amazing but it never provided the community feeling it once promised. So I’ll be posting my rants on twitter and my blog instead, and I’ll be […]

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Menshn: Another password design flaw

Ok – so I forgot my password on Menshn, again, and went to reset my password. Normal email address+token thing – except I noticed another problem. Menshn emails you a link in the form: pwreset.php?e=email@address.com&c=8chartoken At least they are not emailing plain text passwords again. But, I noticed that the token link can be used […]

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Menshn DNS is a (technical thingy).

So Menshn changed their DNS and stopped their site working for a number of users. Users pointed it out and Menshn did what Menshn does and blamed everyone else but themselves. I call it the Apple Defence. Or #You’reHoldingItWrong. What Louise probably doesn’t know is that whoever is advising her*, plainly doesn’t know the first, […]

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Louise Mensch, MP, brands me a spammer.

So after my latest round of tweets with Corby MP Louise Mensch nee. Bagshawe, she has effectively called me a spammer and forbade me from tweeting her any longer (or I’ll be blocked). So be it. I won’t tweet her any more. She has invited me to email her – but why would I do […]

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Further examples of Copyright Infringement by Menshn

Following on from my earlier article on Copyright Infringement by Menshn and a find on Menshn co-founder Luke Bozier’s personal web site, I found a few more copyrighted images that Menshn are using without proper attribution. When you create an account on Menshn, you get randomly assigned a profile picture from their library of, supposedly, […]

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