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Free Internet?

  1. Aug 4, 2006 #1

    ShawnD

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    Just today I purchased a new laptop computer with built-in wireless networking. I used this as an opportunity to start my wireless network by also buying a wireless router. After setting this all up using a wired connection, I started to search for available wireless networks. My computer immediately found my network, but it also found 4 other networks with strong signals and no passwords required. Does anybody else find this many access points in their own home? Right now I'm piggy-backing on one of those networks just to see how things are going, and so far it's going ok. I sort of wonder how long I can stay on this one before somebody notices I'm stealing bandwidth. Maybe I'll share some P2P porn or something :tongue:
     
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  3. Aug 4, 2006 #2

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    Theres a unsecure network around here in my neighborhood. I don't get on it though. I don't like stealing.
     
  4. Aug 4, 2006 #3
    Stealing? Hardly. You're not depriving them of anything. It's not like they're paying any more for it because you're dling 10kb of data every min.
     
  5. Aug 4, 2006 #4

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    It's not like the store owner will care about a $1.50 soda :rolleyes:
     
  6. Aug 4, 2006 #5

    ShawnD

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    I think you are confusing internet theft with satellite theft. Satellite theft makes no difference because you are simply receiving signals which are already in the air. Bandwidth theft makes a huge difference because you actually slow the network by actively making a bunch of requests on it.
     
  7. Aug 4, 2006 #6
    I hear Wal-Mart now only prosecutes if the value stolen is greater than $25.
    Slow it down a significant amount? Obviously it depends on the network. If mine could handle 500k & they weren't running bt all night I wouldn't really care.
     
  8. Aug 4, 2006 #7
    Whatever. This was never about logic. This is about "thou shalt not steal", whatever the circumstances. If that's how you like it, fine. Just don't tell me it's based on reason.
     
  9. Aug 4, 2006 #8

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    Do you know how much stores lose because of shoplifting? I heard some statistics and it blew my mind! Makes you wonder what kind of people are out there...
     
  10. Aug 4, 2006 #9
    as long as you dont steel of mine, a feeble 32k.
    i would like a wireless network to leadch off around here but tharee anit none. damn them!
     
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  13. Aug 4, 2006 #12
    It doesn't work even if you're only thinking about shoplifters. The total amount a store loses doesn't factor in when you're wondering how wrong it is to head out with that $1.50 soda. It's always the same amount whether the store's losing $10 a month or 10 million.
     
  14. Aug 4, 2006 #13
    ten million what?: banana boats?, elephants?(why is this used as a comon unknown unit)
     
  15. Aug 4, 2006 #14
    Elephants? Very well elephants it is.
     
  16. Aug 4, 2006 #15
    ten million elephants , thats a large family, Mafia related?
     
  17. Aug 4, 2006 #16

    Pengwuino

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    What in the world are you talking about?
     
  18. Aug 4, 2006 #17

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    If I recall the old security consultations we had back when I worked in retail management, around 80% of the "shrinkage" is usually due to internal theft. Much bigger problem than shoplifting.
     
  19. Aug 4, 2006 #18

    wolram

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    This thread is full of hoods, it should be closed, least the penquin or others get the wrong signal, and no that fish is not free.
     
  20. Aug 4, 2006 #19
    You said: "It's not like the store owner will care about a $1.50 soda."

    I said: "I hear Wal-Mart now only prosecutes if the value stolen is greater than $25."

    You replied: "Do you know how much stores lose because of shoplifting? I heard some statistics and it blew my mind! Makes you wonder what kind of people are out there..."


    My point is it doesn't matter how much stores lose. Even if they're all going bankrupt, you'd still only be taking a $1.50 soda or whatever.
     
  21. Aug 4, 2006 #20
    You...and some other guy who thinks he's only taking a $1.50 soda, and another guy who thinks the same thing, and so on. $1.50 quickly becomes quite a significant figure.
     
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