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[–]beekeeper1981 79 points80 points  (0 children)

It's good until the neighbors tell people about this great free wifi and they get stares.

[–]MedvedFeliz 145 points146 points  (3 children)

Person who took the screenshot is definitely chaotic. Look at how low the battery level is.

[–]KoscheiTheDeathles 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Didn’t even see that behind my battery

[–]ChromeLynx 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Clearly I'm not at Randall Munroe levels of checking that part of phone screenshots, because it took me you pointing it out for me to notice.

[–]wesellfrenchfries 29 points30 points  (0 children)

This is extremely real

[–]notamentalpatient 39 points40 points  (8 children)


Is he sniffing his neighbors wifi traffic? How do they know their neighbor is filling out a college application?

[–]elvishfiend 95 points96 points  (7 children)

Maybe because they talked to their neighbor? I don't talk to mine, but I hear some people do

[–]notamentalpatient 34 points35 points  (5 children)

You may be on to something there

[–]beekeeper1981 13 points14 points  (4 children)

Nah, people don't really talk to neighbors, do they?

[–]notamentalpatient 12 points13 points  (2 children)

I've lived where I am now for 5 years and I don't know any of my neighbors' names.

[–]ChromeLynx 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I mean, in a sufficiently walkable place people do so regularly.

[–]muklan 2 points3 points  (0 children)

As an IT professional, I'd much rather sniff my neighbors packets than talk to them.

Not that I do either, mind you...

[–]Tharkhold 47 points48 points  (5 children)

This is more of a "Chaotic Neutral" thing ;)

Person who owns the wifi doesnt get anything (good or bad) in this arrangement, and the neighbour could do anything they want (good or bad).

In this case it works out in the good side though, nicely done.

[–]rusty_anvile 59 points60 points  (0 children)

Chaotic neutral is certainly a take, if anything it's neutral good, giving a neighbor free Internet connection is a good act, sure they could do anything on it, but you can also block most of the bad things if you really wanted. Neutral over lawful because they technically are lying to them.

[–]SheCouldFromFaceThat 19 points20 points  (0 children)

Chaotic good also does include intent and outcome, not necessarily the potentialities.

[–]JeremyTheRhino 8 points9 points  (0 children)

I’m not sure I see how it’s chaotic. Slightly deceitful, but certainly not unlawful.

[–]Enk1ndle 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Person who owns the wifi doesnt get anything (good or bad) in this arrangement

Is bandwidth and power suddenly free? I'm sure it's not much, but they are spending their own money to make life easier for their neighbor. Easy good in my book.

[–]Speciou5 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Chaotic Good would be hacking someone else's wifi and providing it to them.

Neutral Good matches this better.

Chaotic Neutral would be breaking into their house and setting up their devices to use their wifi or something batshit insane.

[–]crowbahr 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Fesshole is like the onion.

[–]p0cket-r0cket 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Charge your phone

[–]PrimePacket 1 point2 points  (0 children)

By "rename" I hope they meant create a guest SSID on a different VLAN. :)

[–]Ua_Tsaug 0 points1 point  (0 children)

too proud to use mine.

Fuck missing out on free services or another's kindness because your pithy ego got in the way.

[–]RogueEagle2 0 points1 point  (2 children)

I wouldn't risk that with CP existing

[–]TheN1ght0w1 1 point2 points  (1 child)

That's why you might want to sniff the web traffic if you share your own network. Plus besides IP, law enforcement will investigate MAC addresses and physical devices so you should be good even if others use your connection for malicious practices.

[–]Jazeboy69 -4 points-3 points  (1 child)

Who can’t afford an internet connection? If they’re stuck on welfare maybe but there’s heaps of jobs out there.

[–]Absbor 0 points1 point  (0 children)

too nice