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Old 11-08-2015, 01:22 PM   #301
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Do you charge your sons when they connect to your network?
No, but I did for this guy. I know what his game is. I think he either screwed the cable company, is broke and owes money to a lot of folks, or just cheap. I think it is the first one. And so do my sons. Time will tell. But one thing I do know is I will never loan him money. And the first month he fails to pay me, I will shut him right off.
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Old 11-08-2015, 01:32 PM   #302
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No, but I did for this guy. I know what his game is. I think he either screwed the cable company, is broke and owes money to a lot of folks, or just cheap. I think it is the first one. And so do my sons. Time will tell. But one thing I do know is I will never loan him money. And the first month he fails to pay me, I will shut him right off.
Then why in the world would you trust this guy? There is no way I would knowingly allow a stranger to tap into my wifi.
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Old 11-08-2015, 01:59 PM   #303
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We have a new tenant that is either very cheap or in some deep financial trouble. He can't afford to pay for cable and internet service. So he asked me if he could tie into my WI FI and he will pay me. Sure, why not. It hasn't affected my service. ... Is what WE are doing illegal? I have no idea.
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I fail to see the legal difference of my sharing my wifi with a family member or a friend. Maybe I am being naïve.
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No, but I did for this guy.
That's the difference. Your service contract, which presumably you voluntarily signed, allows people who live in or visit your home to use the connection, but I'm pretty sure they all prohibit re-selling access. Even if it's not illegal, it's unethical.

I'm always curious how people who claim to be religious reconcile these kinds of activities.
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Old 11-08-2015, 02:49 PM   #304
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Then why in the world would you trust this guy? There is no way I would knowingly allow a stranger to tap into my wifi.
+1 from me too Cheryl. An obnoxious neighbor (now gone) once asked us for the same favor and we glared at her like she had a hole in her head.
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Old 11-08-2015, 05:22 PM   #305
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No, but I did for this guy. I know what his game is. I think he either screwed the cable company, is broke and owes money to a lot of folks, or just cheap. I think it is the first one. And so do my sons. Time will tell. But one thing I do know is I will never loan him money. And the first month he fails to pay me, I will shut him right off.
Addie,
I know a guy that looks like the boy next door. You would think he wouldn't break any laws. He would tell you to your face that he would never look at porn.

Now for the kicker, for several years he was not allowed to even be on a computer. He still can't get near a school.
He was busted for transmitting child porn over the Internet.
He had committed a few other "minor" crimes but by the time he was busted the statute of limitations had run out.

So did you ever think this new neighbor can't legally be on the internet.

Now as per Spike's idea, where will the authorities get his information? It will show up on your modem's isp.
Type your ISP number into a Web search and it shows every device but not address that has accessed your wireless.
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Old 11-09-2015, 03:59 AM   #306
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Continuing with those thoughts, cinisajoy ~ Addie, what do you think is going to happen if the Porn Police detect activity on your ISP? They will show up at your door, accusing you or someone in your apartment of these crimes. To prove your innocence, they will request all internet-accessing devises from you. If you refuse, you'll look like you're guilty or hiding something - and they'll still get your stuff since they will be back with a warrant. Even if you tell they right off about your little arrangement with the questionable neighbor, they will take your computer, etc. Probably your modem and wi-fi router, too.

I guess if we don't see you around here for a while, we should just figure the Feds came for your computer and stuff?
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Old 11-09-2015, 04:53 AM   #307
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Addie, selling your WiFi is unethical AND goes against the contract you have with your ISP, they will can you if they find out. I agree with the others, you do NOT share your WiFi with those outside your home, especially someone you don't REALLY know.
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Old 11-09-2015, 06:37 AM   #308
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This arrangement is not working very well for him at all. Spike tried to warn him that because of all the metal uprights and brick fire walls, the signal does not reach him all the time. And it seems to happen right in the middle of a good movie he is watching. Next month he is going to have to bite the bullet and apply for service from the local cable company.

We had a spot of rain the other morning. He couldn't get a signal at all. He knocked on my door and wanted to know if I was using my computer. "Yeh, I am!" He had the nerve to ask me to not use it for a couple of hours. Pirate was cleaning my kitchen and heard him. He came to the door and gave him such a look. "My mother is doing you the favor, not the other way around." He left and I hope we get about three days of heavy rain. This cheap is going to look elsewhere to get his signal. In the meantime, I have his money. At just the right time. At the end of the month when I needed it the most. I should give him the apartment number of the guy downstairs that has a computer. His signal is much stronger than mine. And he is right under him.

Last night Spike went into his signal to see what he was watching. He uses his computer to watch movies. Sure enough, he was watching some show on PBS. I wonder if he realizes that I can see what he is doing? I am not telling him. Spike said that he will be doing spot checks on him each day. I doubt if this arrangement is going to last. He is not happy with the signal he gets and I don't care. I am not going to change my use of my computer.
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This arrangement is not working very well for him at all. Spike tried to warn him that because of all the metal uprights and brick fire walls, the signal does not reach him all the time. And it seems to happen right in the middle of a good movie he is watching. Next month he is going to have to bite the bullet and apply for service from the local cable company.

We had a spot of rain the other morning. He couldn't get a signal at all. He knocked on my door and wanted to know if I was using my computer. "Yeh, I am!" He had the nerve to ask me to not use it for a couple of hours. Pirate was cleaning my kitchen and heard him. He came to the door and gave him such a look. "My mother is doing you the favor, not the other way around." He left and I hope we get about three days of heavy rain. This cheap is going to look elsewhere to get his signal. In the meantime, I have his money. At just the right time. At the end of the month when I needed it the most. I should give him the apartment number of the guy downstairs that has a computer. His signal is much stronger than mine. And he is right under him.

Last night Spike went into his signal to see what he was watching. He uses his computer to watch movies. Sure enough, he was watching some show on PBS. I wonder if he realizes that I can see what he is doing? I am not telling him. Spike said that he will be doing spot checks on him each day. I doubt if this arrangement is going to last. He is not happy with the signal he gets and I don't care. I am not going to change my use of my computer.
As others have warned you Addie you won't have to worry about it while it's you who's sitting in jail.But hey it's all about the money.
You won't have to worry about that or your medical care the taxpayers of Boston will take good care of you.

He probably had his rights taken away for a reason.Have you seen a Parole Officer doing a spot check on him yet? They don't give you an advanced warning,they just show up.
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Old 11-09-2015, 10:43 PM   #310
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]As others have warned you Addie you won't have to worry about it while it's you who's sitting in jail.But hey it's all about the money.
You won't have to worry about that or your medical care the taxpayers of Boston will take good care of you.

He probably had his rights taken away for a reason.Have you seen a Parole Officer doing a spot check on him yet? They don't give you an advanced warning,they just show up[/B].
Perfectly said Munky...The only thing I would add, is your Pirate and Spike need a wake up call to reality! Good Grief Addie.. Wake up! You are only a few years older than me. Age is no excuse for stupid choices, if one has all their marbles.
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