It's kinda getto, but it gets me here

Discussion in 'Vintage Topic Archive (Sept - 2009)' started by neothespian, Apr 14, 2008.

  1. neothespian

    neothespian Member

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    All I gotta say is thank the gods for the WiFi detector I usually store in my BOB.

    You see, I currently live in what I affectionately call...well...everyone calls it.... the getto :roll: This means that for some reason, the cable lines in my apartment are too old and degrated to support data traffic for high speed internet. This means that I'm going to have to wait for at LEAST 45 days before the super can upgrade the lines!!!

    But, I remembered the little device, dug it out, and proceeded to wander. Didn't have to go far (about 10 feet outside my door) to find a decent enough connection. Since the apartment is sublevel I couldn't get a signal down in it, but for free connections, you can't argue.

    SO, I think this puts me back online a bit more often. Your liberal mod is back, so stock up the organic coffee and switch the neon beer signs back to CFL energy star bulbs!
     

  2. Uraijit

    Uraijit Guest

    Yay for stealing internet access.
     
  3. Let me guess - living in low income housing created by another liberal leader for the common good of the common under-privileged man? I.E. the ghetto?
    I'll bet if you elect them again, you'll get better wiring! :lol: :lol:

    Sorry, couldn't resist.

    Welcome back on board and STAY SAFE!!!
     
  4. Uraijit

    Uraijit Guest

    Careful now, say much more, and he'll be along to tell you about how that's not really liberal, and that's not how socialism is "supposed to work". :lol:
     
  5. thats good man. they're nifty devices. sucks that mine broke...
     
  6. i don't think a freely transmitted signal without some sort of encryption is stealing...same principle that makes radar detectors legal....at least as i understand it!
     
  7. Uraijit

    Uraijit Guest

    Oh boy... I'm not getting into this one again. :roll:
     
  8. So if you leave your car doors unlocked and I take it, it's not stealing? :)
     
  9. SHOOTER Z

    SHOOTER Z Well-Known Member

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    Of course not! Don't you know they call that.......... JOYRIDING :wink:
     
  10. This is why I always have popcorn!
     
  11. griff30

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    Thank you for the nice Idea! I bet you can figure what going to find room in my bug-out-bag!
     
  12. If done by a liberal then one is not stealing Internet access but rather liberating the Internet from capitalist monopolies run by conservatives.
     
  13. Strangerous

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    Do you get angry when someone else happens to catch a whif of your flatulence? Then you shouldn't get mad at someone taking internet out of the air either. :lol:
     
  14. I had to encrypt mine, my brother kept trying to get into my signal and use my bandwidth :roll:
     
  15. Uraijit

    Uraijit Guest

    Sweet. Hopefully you won't mind when sniff the airwaves, and borrow your cell-phone service account "out of the air" either... :roll:

    Stupid argument.

    K, NOW I'm not getting involved.
     
  16. Strangerous

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  17. Uraijit

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    You're right, I apologize. I just couldn't resist. But I'm glad to know that it's okay to clone phones now too. The courts should be thrilled with your findings, as well. :lol:
     
  18. Strangerous

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    Cloning cell phones have lost a lot of popularity as older "clone-able" phones are more difficult to find and newer phones have not been successfully reverse-engineered.
    Cloning has only been successfully demonstrated under GSM, but the process is not easy at all. Cloning phones is currently only in the realm of serious hobbyists and researchers... not thieves. ;)
     
  19. I had to encrypt my WiFi. I was getting all kinds of drive by's. I did happen to catch one dude tho by chance. I was doing routine router maintenance and was checking the log. Bing! Up comes this odd MAC address and IP request. I peeked out the window and there he was, parked in a running car with the dome light on and laptop glowing. I opened the door, walked almost half way to his car before he saw me and peeled out. I've put the WEP key on mine since. I still get requests but the router shuts them down.