Import saidNow typing u guys from MY OWN internet connection now. COX just guys left. Some folks. So, it it's not a hard good, and it's data, like software, or network, etc., it's not stealing? Again, the rational of thieves world wide.
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Guy who said, that it's like walking into the gym and seeing and unlocked locker with his keys and wallet in it..... that it's the same.
No, it's not. A wallet, keys (and car) and tanglible items that when stolen...will negatively affect the victim..
A wifi signal is not a tanglible item that I'm stealing. Nor the "victim" really being adversely affected by me using the internet.
At a minimum it's a violation of your neighbor's space. Now, you could go offer to pay for it and it would be a shared, insecure, connection.
I have the good fortune of being from Nebraska, where there's lots of decent folks, and such. One time, I left my weightlifting belt hanging on a weight tree. I went back a week later, and it was exactly as I left it. Unfortunately, here in North Texas, where I've lived for 17 years, anything not fastened down, and much stuff that is fastened down, gets stolen in short order.
Just because something presents itself (opportunity) it doesn't mean you should exploit it. That's what ethics, and integrity, are all about. Several folks here have never learned that, or know it and choose to ignore it.
There are takers and givers in The World, and there are folks who have integrity and those who don't. I've met both, and I've met a number of folks who have what I call selective ethics: notions like: the boss has 800 cds, he won't miss five if I take them home. That's STILL stealing.