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Internet name sparks neighbor's spat

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NORTH AUGUSTA — Police were called to intervene when two men got into a spat over the name of a wireless Internet network.

A man reported Friday that he began receiving harassing text messages from a neighbor who was angry about a WiFi network named, “Jamie Has the Herp.”

A North Augusta Public Safety officer contacted the neighbor, whose wife’s name is Jamie, and the man admitted he sent the texts.

The officer told the neighbor that even if the man was behind “Jamie Has the Herp,” he was not committing a crime.

Both men were placed on trespass notice.

The network name has been changed, according to the report.

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GiantsAllDay
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GiantsAllDay 03/07/13 - 01:43 am
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I named my Internet network

I named my Internet network router "FBI_Spy_Van". Keeps the neighbors on their toes.

Just My Opinion
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Just My Opinion 03/07/13 - 05:43 am
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Actually, when you get down

Actually, when you get down to it, that's pretty funny stuff...and I'm including Giants comment!

Georgialina
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Georgialina 03/07/13 - 06:17 am
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Wi-fi thief

The one who pays for the wi-fi probably got tired of the neighbor stealing his wi-fi. Before we all password protected our wi-fi my wife's lowlife cousin would sit in front of our house and use my signal. I named mine "My Cousin is a Cheap B@#$ard. Didn't work cause he still used mine.

seenitB4
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seenitB4 03/07/13 - 07:10 am
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WEEELL

Evidently there are a few names that causes spats on here too.....

Dixieman
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Dixieman 03/07/13 - 07:43 am
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2,309,877 POINTS

Very creative and funny!
I didn't know you could get a single Herp; I thought they always came in swarms of Herpes.
Gooooooooooood morning, Augusta!

nocnoc
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nocnoc 03/07/13 - 08:23 am
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In our area we have Wifi routers called

many things, but no one is insulting each other. Because there too many Bubba's and Bubbet's to answer to.

Besides how does he know what Jamie has?

One thing for sure a Slander lawsuit could be filed.

my.voice
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my.voice 03/07/13 - 12:39 pm
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I dont care who you are,

I dont care who you are, thats just funny.

A slander suit? I dont think it would make it past the secretary's desk.

I wonder what it got renamed to?

Finally, I am relieved to know NAPD can write another citation other than one for speeding.

Fiat_Lux
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Fiat_Lux 03/07/13 - 02:30 pm
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Whoa

I'm so boring that it never occurred to me to have fun naming my home wi-fi network something entertaining.

It's probably because, in the early years of home internet access, it was such a royal, time-consuming pain in the keister every time I had to do anything to it.

GiantsAllDay
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GiantsAllDay 03/07/13 - 04:22 pm
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Fiat_Lux: Remember the good

Fiat_Lux: Remember the good old days when someone emailed you a photo and you could go make a pot of coffee while waiting for it to download?

Fiat_Lux
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Fiat_Lux 03/07/13 - 05:38 pm
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I do, GAD!

It kind of put me off emailing pictures. My kiddo does it as a matter of course-- FROM HER PHONE! To Facebook!

Computers are so passe now.

Darby
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Darby 03/07/13 - 06:43 pm
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If this is true....

all the more reason not to love thy neighbor.

gargoyle
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gargoyle 03/07/13 - 07:51 pm
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Our neighbors daughter

Our neighbors daughter thanked us a few years ago for helping her through college. Our WIFI was faster than their Dial up.The embarassing part was they could listen in on our cordless phones also ....

Willow Bailey
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Willow Bailey 03/07/13 - 09:36 pm
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To each, their own...

Names do not necessarily cause spats, but most decent people find disrespect, vulgarity and rudeness to be unacceptable behavior. Kind of makes one wonder, why any mature person would choose to paint themselves of such crassness and lack of character. Perhaps they should enjoy some quiet time processing their issues.

Darby
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Darby 03/07/13 - 09:43 pm
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Oh my! Dial-up.....

talk about your love-hate issues. Don't really miss the beeps, and boops and screechy noises, then the final "handshake" as computer made nice with server..

And let's not forget having to shut down one program in order to open another. Working on a document need some background research? No problem, just save and close the document, then open an on-line or CD based encyclopedia, get the info you need and print it out, then go back to the document, open it up and type in the information from the hard copy. Just gotta love progress.

Kids today don't have any clue as to what we went through to pave the way for them to multi-task from a cell phone.

Darby
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Darby 03/07/13 - 09:50 pm
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One more thing.....

My first machine was a Tandy. Came with NO hard-drive. Had to save everything on a floppy or buy the drive. I purchased a 20 mg Radio Shack hard drive and remember thinking, "Man, I'll never live long enough to fill this thing up."

That was not too bright of me, but not as dumb as it sounds. Computers then were almost completely text based. Virtually NO graphics and so a little memory went a long, long way. I even had to teach myself DOS to speed things along.

Like the old commercial said, we've come a long way baby.

Willow Bailey
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Willow Bailey 03/07/13 - 09:57 pm
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Speaking of old babes...

Darby, my first computer came from Radio Shack in West Town. The next one, BullDog Computer. I paid $5000 for it and $3000 for a laser printer with good fonts.... I was also one of Alltel's first customers in Augusta. I was featured in their first marketing brochure using my new "mobile" phone that was installed in the dash of my car. My daughter can't believe I "had it so hard".

gargoyle
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gargoyle 03/07/13 - 10:20 pm
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My first Byte driven time

My first Byte driven time waster was a Commodore with a casset tape drive , The wife said hers was a encyclopedia.My first E-Mail was shark@aol way before the CD give away that put them on the map.

Darby
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Darby 03/07/13 - 10:33 pm
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Oh, yes!!!

The venerable Commodore 64. Ought to be right up there with the first Moon landing. So many got their start with that beauty.

My first ISP was an outfit called Prodigy. Also begun with a free CD giveaway. Wonder what ever happened to them? Memories, memories....

My grandkids think I was a personal friend of Abe Lincoln. I'm beginning to understand why.

LillyfromtheMills
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LillyfromtheMills 03/07/13 - 10:34 pm
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Y2K

And the gov't spent zillions getting us converted - what a waste of time and money!

Darby
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Darby 03/07/13 - 10:39 pm
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Lilly - Do you really mean....

the government spent zillions scaring the virtual pants off us with tales of impending disaster?

In a way, sort of like the Armageddon we were promised with the sequester...

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