466: Moving

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We need a special holiday to honor the countless kind souls with unsecured networks named 'linksys'.
Title text: We need a special holiday to honor the countless kind souls with unsecured networks named 'linksys'.

[edit] Explanation

The caption notes that few forces are more powerful than a geek trying to get Internet in a new apartment. Thus explaining the title of the comic: Moving.

A cantenna is a do-it-yourself antenna made from a can, in this case a pringles can. Cueball is pointing his cantenna to the neighbors across the road, which, as he says, will allow him to connect to the wifi network there.

Megan points out that the neighbors themselves don't have internet access, to which Cueball answers that he thinks that the neighbors will get hooked up to the internet first.

The title text continues this theme of connecting to other people's networks, noting that we should have a holiday in honour of those people who don't bother reconfiguring their Linksys routers (thus leaving them with the default name of 'linksys'; this was very common when this comic was published in 2008), which allows other people to connect to those networks very easily, as they aren't encrypted by default and don't need a password.

[edit] Transcript

[Caption above the panel:]
There are few forces more powerful than geeks desperately trying to get internet in a new apartment.
[Cueball is pointing an empty can out the open window. It is placed on a moving box and lots of small parts are lying on the floor in the otherwise empty room. Megan stand behind him with a laptop in one hand]
Cueball: Okay, the pringles cantenna has let us patch into the WiFi network across the road.
Megan: And they have internet?
Cueball: No, but I think the cable van will hook up their house first.

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A problem greatly lessened since this comic by the proliferation of phones which also act as hotspots. (talk) (please sign your comments with ~~~~)

You know, Megan never says that the neighbors don't have internet. Just saying. SilverMagpie (talk) 23:37, 6 January 2017 (UTC)

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