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Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by racethisescort89, Oct 29, 2010.

  1. racethisescort89

    racethisescort89 New Member

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    OK i know 56K is a GARBAGE modem speed. but why do people put it on their Subjects when they make a new post??

    what does Someone else having 56K modem have to do with reading a post I've wondered this for a while and finally got the time to sit and ask. can someone please explain?

    Thanks

    Dave
  2. Dave94LX

    Dave94LX FEOA Donator

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    If the person that started the post included large images, or multiple images, they are posting it so someone with 56k knows that they will get bogged down by clicking on the thread. This was done as a common courtesy for years.
  3. EscorGo

    EscorGo FEOA Donator

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    It's a courtesy to those unfortunate people who don't have high speed access. More posters should do that.
    My first modem was 1200baud. That's 1.2K :eek:
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    Cymmantix My old archenemy, RAKES!

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    Not to be rude, but who still uses 56K except those that are waaaayyy out in the sticks and have no other service available?
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    Dave94LX FEOA Donator

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    yeah, I remember upgrading from 1200 to 2400... and it seemed SOOO fast in comparison. Those were the BBS days, downloading very old games.
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    EscorGo FEOA Donator

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    Yeah, this was before the internet evolved into the world wide web (www)
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    Dave94LX FEOA Donator

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    hehehe, exactly!

    We used to download games from Kerry's Kingdom BBS. The graphics were terrible, but the games were still fun.
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    98EscortDude New Member

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    Still quite a few areas in vermont that don't have high speed due to cheap @$$ companies. A couple of my friends live in the those areas with only dial up and they often come over here to do online shopping or download music which gets annoying after a while :x
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    racethisescort89 New Member

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    ohh well thanks guys cleared it all up i remember when we had dial up used to CONSTANTLY pick up the phone only to be screamed at by a modem AND my mom or dad for kicking them off the internet lol
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    pextor Moderator Staff Member

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    darn kids!

    I was the one yelling at mom for disconnecting me. So, we just got a second phone line, so I could be online without tying up the house phone.
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    Lucky bastard! I could only use the internet after 8pm =/ Then i would play Starcraft or Diablo II with my best friends
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    racethisescort89 New Member

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    lol starcraft looks fun
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    Dave94LX FEOA Donator

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    Starcraft was the ish! that was one of my favorite games for years. I have beat it at least a dozen times
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    cklaubur Former Escort Owner

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    I'll tell you this: I don't miss the screech from a modem.

    Casey
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    nowadays if u have a smart phone, u can plug that into ur computer and still have high speed internet. same as having the wireless connection thru a usb hub for ur lap tops.
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    My best friend lives in a place where all you can get is dialup. A few miles up and down the road from his house people have DSL yet he is stuck in a dead zone. Basically, there are so few people in this zone that the company (Verizon) refuses to upgrade the line because they won't justify the cost. The lines are so bad that even dial up won't work correctly. He finally got fed up and got Sat. internet. Too much lag for gaming but much better for browsing the web and downloading.
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    racethisescort89 New Member

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    i think its time for Me to buy a new router lol

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