Obligatory telephone sanitizer link.
McDonald's wifi isn't free. Boingo, iPass, etc all federate to Wayport in McDonalds. It is free to AT&T Internet customers, but not the populace at large.
Questions about what this implies about Slashdot's editorial practices and readership remain unanswered."The file was downloaded about 100,000 more times each day — adding up to more than 500,000 total illegal downloads. That's less than the 1.2 million legitimate online sales of the album reported by the British Web site Gigwise.com"
At the source of every error which is blamed on the computer you will find at least two human errors, including the error of blaming it on the computer.