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'


A cantenna is an 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 across the road.

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 narrator notes that very little will stop geeks trying to get Internet in a new appartment.

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'), which allows other people to connect to those networks very easily, as the default password is well-known.


There are few forces more powerful than geeks desperately trying to get internet in a new apartment.
Character 1: Okay, the pringles cantenna has let us patch into the WiFi network across the road.
Character 2: And they have internet?
Character 1: 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)

...What was I SAYING??? (SilverMagpie here; login seems to be broken) 02:43, 26 September 2018 (UTC)
...I think what you were getting at, SilverMagpie, was an error in the page back in 2017. Look at the history and you'll see the page was written so that Megan said the neighbors didn't have internet, but she never did say that, and you're pointing out the error. Someone else came along and fixed it later.