Wednesday, September 1st, 2004
4:22 pm - Netdrag  
Want to access the local library's wireless node on a pleasant day? Don't try it on Nantucket.

http://akma.disseminary.org/archives/001518.html
 
 
Current Mood: amused
 
 
( Post a new comment )
serenada: shrugserenada on September 1st, 2004 - 01:43 pm
I think it's very weird he can't use the library's, if he's still kinda being a customer of theirs.

However, why should be definitely be able to piggyback on other people's connections without permission? Sure, they're being hella careless, but that's like saying you can come into my house and use my desk if I neglect to lock the door. Not to mention my pens.
(Reply) (Thread) (Link)
DXMachinadxmachina on September 1st, 2004 - 02:05 pm
Oh, I agree with that last. The way I figure it, if the WiFi is generally available to the public, like a library, or even something like a wireless cafe, it's fair game. Someone's house, NSM.

Of course, then there was the cop's saying that he/she couldn't use the laptop at all.
(Reply) (Parent) (Thread) (Link)
grime and livestockcofax7 on September 1st, 2004 - 02:40 pm
Yeah, that bothered me. Not allowed to use his laptop in public.

Um, why, exactly?

::rolls eyes::

These stories (like the student photographer taking pictures of the locks in Seattle) do not reassure me about the knowledge or judgment of local constabulary...
(Reply) (Parent) (Thread) (Link)
serenadaserenada on September 1st, 2004 - 04:00 pm
Do those laptops have the wireless built in? I mean, if I'd had my hinky brick from three years ago with no card, would the guy REALLY ... yeah, he probably would have tried to stop me.
(Reply) (Parent) (Thread) (Link)