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Thread: Hot Spots, Roaming and "Free" WIFI

  1. #21
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    Sheesh! This is a project that has been brewing for almost 5 years. But lets get real! WiFi hotspots are everywhere these days. Every McDonalds now has free WiFi.

    So the "wifi listing project" dies. Anyway, I never received more than a couple of dozen USEABLE (in the requested database format) listings, so we didn't really have that many anyway.

    Five years ago, a location where you could get internet access while caching was a rarity - as was a laptop with wireless internet capability - and a WiFi listing made sense. No longer.

    I invite comments.

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    Yep, just something else that makes caching easier than it used to be!

    Of course, I could opt not to use it - but I won't!
    DNFTT! DNFTT! DNFTT!

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    Guess I'll never find any of these hotspots. We bought our first laptop about 4 months ago and had only used it a couple times. We took it up to the new "automobile" series a couple weekends ago and I left it behind the front seat on the floor. I had my wife drive for awhile and she put the seat forward. When I got in to drive I put the seat back and crack! That was a fast wasted $600. I won't be buying another.

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    Oh man that it a shame. I find the smaller ones more versatile, cheaper and easier to hide than the regular ones.

    What is broken and where did you get it? It might be able to be fixed or replaced?
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    There are two small gouges in the top (back of the screen) from the power seat. You can barely make out a crack in the screen. When the computer is on, nothing shows up on the screen. My father broke his in a similar way and was told by a computer store that it can't be fixed, at least for less than a new one, so I just assume it is a lost cause.

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    Quote Originally Posted by darterkitfox View Post
    Guess I'll never find any of these hotspots. We bought our first laptop about 4 months ago and had only used it a couple times. We took it up to the new "automobile" series a couple weekends ago and I left it behind the front seat on the floor. I had my wife drive for awhile and she put the seat forward. When I got in to drive I put the seat back and crack! That was a fast wasted $600. I won't be buying another.
    Sheesh! You can get a good netbook for under $300. They're much smaller, easy to hold on your lap, and they'll slide right under the seat if you need to push the seat back.

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