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« on: May 27, 2008, 11:40:00 AM »

Just curious.  Lately I've been thinking that our image rules are a bit dialup centric and in need of an update, but I wanna see how it is first.
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« Reply #1 on: May 27, 2008, 11:54:36 AM »

I think I knew...one person in high school who had dial up.

But his depraved family soon learned the disadvantages of not having high-speed when surfing porn. I mean the internet.
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« Reply #2 on: May 27, 2008, 12:11:26 PM »

I had dialup for the longest time when I was in high school. I feel the pain of anyone still using it.
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« Reply #3 on: May 27, 2008, 01:35:32 PM »

I'm surprised it still exists, with DSL being just as cheap. I live in the country and have DSL...
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« Reply #4 on: May 27, 2008, 03:36:22 PM »

I had it until a couple years ago.
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« Reply #5 on: May 27, 2008, 07:49:23 PM »

I had dialup once.  When I was living with some Nigerians for a month.  They were always on the phone, so I was rarely on the internet.

They also ate all my pies.

(This is sadly a true story.)
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« Reply #6 on: May 27, 2008, 11:30:06 PM »

Quote from: "Lord Scottish"
I had it until a couple years ago.


Me too.  It was available where I live before that - it was just more expensive than I was willing to pay.
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« Reply #7 on: May 28, 2008, 12:12:05 AM »

We (me and my dad) had it from '02-'04, and I hope I never go back to that horror. We upgraded to satelitte in '04, but inconsistent speeds and outrageous prices led us to getting DSL.
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« Reply #8 on: May 28, 2008, 12:35:15 AM »

Had DSL for 2000-early 2002 I believe, then went to dialup until late 2004 and have stayed with Cable since.
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« Reply #9 on: May 28, 2008, 09:33:06 AM »

I still have it, but hopefully that'll change in July when I get a new computer.
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« Reply #10 on: May 28, 2008, 09:59:28 AM »

My family got DSL a couple months ago but it still acts like it's dial-up and for some reason the speed regularly caps off at extremely low speeds.
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« Reply #11 on: May 28, 2008, 10:37:39 AM »

Ive got AT&T for my DSL.  I like it, runs as fast (If not faster) as the Roadrunner cable I used to have when I lived in Green Bay.
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« Reply #12 on: May 28, 2008, 11:02:01 AM »

I know my mother still uses dial up even though my grandmother has a cable connection in the same apartment they are in.
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« Reply #13 on: May 28, 2008, 12:55:47 PM »

I was stuck with dial-up from 98' - 04' or so. We did wind up getting a cable modem, but that was for my brothers computer, and having an old laptop + was a lot dumber with computers, cable modem wire couldn't connect to it, nor I was aware of wireless. My brother was also very protective from his computer so I can rarely touch it.

Those were the days. :p
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« Reply #14 on: May 28, 2008, 06:07:02 PM »

I remember the days of AOL dial-up.

But I'm happy to say that they came to an end in like '99.
Almost ten years ago.
I really don't think I know anyone who still uses dial-up.
Why would they? Is it cheaper?
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