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(Intel Inside)   Portland leads country in "most unwired city" survey sponsored by Intel   ( divider line
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5405 clicks; posted to Main » on 06 Mar 2003 at 7:09 AM (15 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»

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2003-03-06 07:16:31 AM  
It's too far away from the borders to buy coke I guess. I don't know if that article is worth reading, so I'll just guess what it is about.
2003-03-06 07:18:03 AM  
Lol i thought this was a bad thing until i read the link
2003-03-06 07:19:13 AM  
wdfd. what is the deal w/ wireless ? does it cure cancer ?
2003-03-06 07:19:19 AM  
Thank Goodness, because having to rely on dialup would make Rasheed even more testy.
2003-03-06 07:20:01 AM  
we need more naked aussie chicks protesting this
2003-03-06 07:20:02 AM  
What are they talking about? There's lots of drugs in Portland.
2003-03-06 07:22:11 AM  
Holy crap, my last post got caught in a time warp.

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2003-03-06 07:24:22 AM  
KnightShyfte - deprived of oxygen at birth?
2003-03-06 07:25:24 AM  
no he's from Canada = )
2003-03-06 07:29:17 AM  
YAY Portland. I love it here, for once we are on the top of some list.

now I'm going to make sure I don't have a 3rd eye growing outa the back of my head....
2003-03-06 07:41:30 AM  
"Can you hear me now ?"
2003-03-06 07:46:12 AM  
AMD Fanboy post in 5..4..3..2..1..
2003-03-06 07:55:51 AM  
go akron! #51
2003-03-06 08:06:57 AM  
so how do they send information without the wires for the monkeys to run through? monkeys can't fly. they need to follow wires with the packets. silly portland.
2003-03-06 08:12:51 AM  
In your face Rochester, NY

Akron, Ohio!!!
2003-03-06 08:13:01 AM  
03-06-03 08:06:57 AM Bgrdmnstr
so how do they send information without the wires for the monkeys to run through? monkeys can't fly. they need to follow wires with the packets. silly portland.
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03-06-03 07:12:52 PM KnightShyfte
Posting of the Weeners!
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03-06-03 07:13:27 PM KnightShyfte
first c.o.m.m.e.n.t is filtered eh?

08:06:57 AM Bgrdmnstr
07:12:52 PM KnightShyfte
07:13:27 PM KnightShyfte

??? time warp ???
2003-03-06 08:19:03 AM  
will my comments always post on top of knightshyfte?
2003-03-06 08:21:44 AM  
Bgrdmnstr It's in the FArQ. If you say "first" anywhere near the other prohibited words, you know, the word that holds up a fence, or "comment," it gets filtered, and moved back 12 hours.
2003-03-06 08:26:34 AM  
And since unemployment is at approximately 136% in Portland, that leaves plenty of time to surf the internet! But it's going to cost you $150 a month, just because!
2003-03-06 08:33:43 AM  
I'm sorry I wasted my time reading that list
2003-03-06 08:45:55 AM  

Actually thanks to
Personal Telco
it's free. Basically people set up free access points and anybody can hook up through them.

And if you drive around a bit you can find quite a few "free" access points that the owners didn't know about. (not that I'd know anything about that, it being illegal and all)
2003-03-06 08:51:20 AM  
Judging from my friends and my experience, it is also the most unemployed
2003-03-06 09:43:54 AM  
Portland rocks! Great town. Job market might blow right now but a great place for the 18-34 bracket.
2003-03-06 09:46:58 AM  
I live in Tampa, I don't know of any place outside a college that provides wireless internet access.

Mr. Hanky, Portland is nice if you can stand the rain the some 10 months out of the year. For me it was too dreary, after 2 years I moved to Vegas, much nicer weather, if you can stand the heat.
2003-03-06 10:14:05 AM  

You keep telling everyone that, please


Shh!, you aren't supposed to tell anyone


What did you do to your bio? I liked the firing story ;->
2003-03-06 10:18:50 AM  
Hey cool! Two Alabama cities made the list.
2003-03-06 10:34:39 AM  
Stockton made the list? huh? I was just war driving Stockton last week, and I didn't see that many points. I mean, not enough to get excited about. Unless they are talking about 'public' or 'legal' access points.
2003-03-06 10:34:40 AM  
hey no knocking rochester!

we have wireless internet?

we have time warner and frontiernet as our internet providers...? wtf.
2003-03-06 10:38:46 AM  
Well what do you expect? What with all the chocolate shrooms going around, it's tough to get anything done that doesn't include super duper intense visuals and full days of navel-gazing.
2003-03-06 10:57:07 AM  
And if you drive around a bit you can find quite a few "free" access points that the owners didn't know about.

Mmmmm.... Stolen internet access... Drool....

I'll have to try that sometime
2003-03-06 11:17:06 AM  
Was about to post something about Baltimore being the #1 city for VD when I found a nice list:

*Baltimore City is the Syphilis Capital of the U.S.
*Maryland is the Robbery Capital of the nation
*Baltimore is the Most Kid Unfriendly City in the country
*Baltimore is rated #1 in the nation for hospital emergency room admissions due to legal/illegal drugs

But.... the good news is:
*Baltimore City is rated #2 in the U.S. for active cases of Gonorrhea (Last year they were #1)
2003-03-06 11:21:21 AM  
Woo-hoo! We're number one!

Portland is nice if you can stand the rain the some 10 months out of the year.

Silly boy, you're thinking of Seattle. In Portland it only rains 7 months out of the year. Sheesh.
2003-03-06 11:55:05 AM  
"Silly boy, you're thinking of Seattle. In Portland it only rains 7 months out of the year. Sheesh"
should read:
Silly boy, you're thinking of Seattle. In Portland it only rains 7 months straight out of the year. Sheesh
"El Nino" can suck it.

jesus christ, here is one more bit of news that the local news channels are going to beat to death about having a
"Northwest Connection"
..if a blind monkey with turrets syndrome in a remote chilean rainforest wipes his ass with a Starbucks napkin, then sells it as impressionist artwork, its all over the local news about how the box that the napkin was shipped in was sealed with tape made in Eugene 2 years ago, that makes it a "Northwest Connection"and a newsworthy story.

not exactly accurate, but you get the idea.
the monkey was deaf.
2003-03-06 12:01:05 PM  
I live in Portland and at this moment it does not seem to be raining. Wait, there it goes.
2003-03-06 12:43:02 PM  
I have a 1.5 dsl line in my apartment that I've made wireless and let our next door neighbor and upstairs neighbor share. I've never run into any hot shots though. I don't think I'm going to roam around the city with my notebook open waiting to see that Wireless LAN conenction is available popup though. Just seems a bit too geeky.
2003-03-06 01:33:45 PM  
I'm quite impressed (although not surprised) that my town Austin made #3 on the list!
2003-03-06 01:34:13 PM  
To search for wireless LANs you use a program called Net Stumbler.

It's a great tool for a wireless admin that can't afford the alternatives (Net Stumbler is free the alternatives cost $2000 or more), for setting up bridges searching for rouges access points and testing the installation for range and such.
2003-03-06 01:34:43 PM  
802.11x on 2.4ghz causes cancer, anyhow...

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2003-03-06 01:40:03 PM  
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2003-03-06 02:14:39 PM  
so they're saying we're the most unwired city or the most wired? Because there is TONS of wireless net access around here.
2003-03-06 02:36:29 PM  
Speaking of Portland, Portland Farkers remember - Fark Meetup this Saturday @ BridgePort Brew Pub, 1313 NW Marshall St. on Saturday, March 8 @ 6:00PM.
2003-03-06 02:51:44 PM  
So being I have a wireless network, can I ask some question about these rogues?

I have the network setup at 128 WEP encryption with a 10 digit keycode needed to get access. How vulnrible is my system?
2003-03-06 03:03:57 PM  
2 more confirmations needed or it's cancelled, btw.
2003-03-06 03:13:46 PM  

Where is the meetup at?
2003-03-06 04:10:17 PM  
Why are they grouping San Marcos with Austin? It's like twenty miles down the road.
2003-03-06 04:33:27 PM  
BridgePort Brew Pub?

Never been there.
Why can't we keep these things a little more centralized in
places people can find, say, downtown?

Tho, this is probably the CLOSEST one to my area of
residence this time.

Hmm...I guess I'm not doing anything Sa-sa-sa-Saturday

"da da da"
2003-03-06 05:20:51 PM  
"BridgePort Brew Pub, 1313 NW Marshall St"
um, isn't that considered "downtown"
Bridgport Brewpub
2003-03-06 06:40:53 PM  
'um, isn't that considered "downtown"'

Is it?
Personally, I consider everything on the highrise side of
Burnside to the Ross Island Bridge as being downtown.
Everything on the other side of Burnside, I consider as
being just Portland.

"da da da"
2003-03-06 06:43:54 PM  

If this is for a home network that more than enough, just change the keys regularly.

If we are talking about an enterprise network, and detecting rouge Access Points (APs that aren't setup by the IT department, which may or may not meet your security requirements). Mail me at shawnc at lazyeights dot net
2003-03-06 06:45:43 PM  

The because they are part of the Austin Metro area, it the same reason that Tampa, St. Pete, and Clearwater and lumped together.
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