Thread: Do you remember using dial-up?

    • 4 years 8 months ago
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    I used to be able to tell when the connection was going to fail while handshaking.
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      • 4 years 8 months ago
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      Yes I do and it was pretty slow and ineffectient.
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        • 4 years 8 months ago
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        Quote by DebrisStorm
        I used to be able to tell when the connection was going to fail while handshaking.


        Me too and about what speed I was going to connect at.
          • 4 years 8 months ago
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          Quote by bassman21
          Quote by DebrisStorm
          I used to be able to tell when the connection was going to fail while handshaking.


          Me too and about what speed I was going to connect at.


          Yeah, you'd hear that one tone and knew it was going to be slow.
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            • 4 years 8 months ago
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            Man, jerking off suuuucked in those days.
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              • 4 years 8 months ago
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              I never stopped.

              I'll never stop.
                • 4 years 8 months ago
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                I'm actually still using it. $9 per month seems preferable to whatever the standard high-speed costs are these days, and all I really need the Internet for right now is e-mail access and a few quick visits to various sites.
                  • 4 years 3 months ago
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                  Yes i do good old Dial up treated me well i miss the 90s however i don't think id use it in today's day in age Evan though i miss it.
                    • 4 years 3 months ago
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                    Quote by James2
                    I'm actually still using it. $9 per month seems preferable to whatever the standard high-speed costs are these days, and all I really need the Internet for right now is e-mail access and a few quick visits to various sites.


                    and here i thought dial-up was no longer around. i'm surprised that it still exists
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                      • 4 years 3 months ago
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                      We had to use it until late 2003, because apparently the high-speed internet companies thought millions of unpopulated rural areas would reel in more money than the highly urbanized and populated northern Virginia area. My grandmother who lives in Nowhere, Connecticut got it way before it was available to us, and the first year or so we had it it only worked about half the time; thanks to the lack of competition, they didn't make much of an effort to keep things running properly. Another reason why free markets suck ass, without competition there's absolutely no incentive to provide good service.
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                        • 4 years 3 months ago
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                        I remember when mum had to move the computer to the other side of the room to use AOL dial-up. I tried to sneak on the internet on my dad's PC to look at the Cartoon Network site (I was only allowed on when supervised) but failed because you needed a password.
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                          • 4 years 3 months ago
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                          I remember Dial-Up. I used to use it back when I was 14-15 (Back in...2000-2001-ish) Until we got Comcast when I was about 16-17. It was such a pain.in.the.ass. Especially when people wanted to make a phone call, or you tried to download something. I swear, just trying to connect took like an hour sometimes, and downloading something? Yeah, kiss your entire day goodbye. Although, at the time, it was awesome because it was the ONLY thing available. Now a days, especially if you've been spoiled on High Speed Internet, it sucks.
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                            • 4 years 3 months ago
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                            For sure...and believe me it was terrible...

                            http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BdtXjRPF2DI&feature=related

                            I remember it taking an hour to download a MB...
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                              • 4 years 3 months ago
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                              If You don't remember using dial up, than You should'nt be here at retrojunk.com. You gotta love that dial up sound in the mornings. Sounds like Your shits gonna crash or something. The main thing I did'nt like about dial up aside from slowness, was You can't use Your phone while surfing the web and You could'nt receive calls either. It sucked but oh well.

                              Here is the dial up sound.
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                                • 4 years 3 months ago
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                                I'm trying to erase my memories of that dial-up sound.
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                                  • 4 years 3 months ago
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                                  Mom! you knocked me offline. Whatever you need to talk to the doctor about isn't as important as me downloading Jamiroquai's virtual insanity, I only had another 2 hours to go, now I'll need to start all over
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                                    • 4 years 3 months ago
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                                    Quote by Yepitspat
                                    Mom! you knocked me offline. Whatever you need to talk to the doctor about isn't as important as me downloading Jamiroquai's virtual insanity, I only had another 2 hours to go, now I'll need to start all over


                                    Haha, that about sums it up for me too.
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                                      • 4 years 3 months ago
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                                      I remember playing StarCraft c.1999 on dial up and always being the one responsible for lag, so I started playing at work, 700k T1 line no lag.
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                                        • 4 years 3 months ago
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                                        First time I heard dial up was at the closing credits for Space Ghost Coast to Coast, back in the early-mid 90's. It showed the address to "Ghostplanet Industries", something like that and you heard dialup in the background.

                                        Actual time using dialup didn't happen until '99, my first computer. Had a good time on AOL 4.0 on the Kids Only Channel, playing flash games and stuff.
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                                          • 4 years 3 months ago
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                                          dial up sucked you got mail
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