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    On a mission from God svt4cam's Avatar
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    What did we used to waste our time on....

    before the internet? I can't seem to remember.

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    i got to tell you, I wish I had been on the net way before.. when my kids were younger it seems i watched a whole lot of Rugrats with them and then they are at the age when you cant go out cause you have to be home for your kids but then they dont want to play with mom anymore, the internet would of kept me somewhat entertained as it does now even working in my office is more fun with you guys around!

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    SERENITY NOW!!! jyossarian's Avatar
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    Tetris and solitaire of course! And before that, Prince of Persia! Don't forget BBS' either.
    HHCMF - Take pride in your ability to amaze lesser mortals! - MikeR



    We demand rigidly defined areas of doubt and uncertainty!

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    Ride Daddy Ride Jet Travis's Avatar
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    I actually had a life. Now I have a virtual life.
    "Light it up, Popo." --Levi Leipheimer

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    The Wheel is Turning The Figment's Avatar
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    Hanging out at the Video Arcade (Remember Galaga,Space Invaders?)Geez,if I had all the Quarters I spent!!
    Drag Racing,God that Nova was Fast!!
    Going to Black Sabbath Concerts
    Watching MTV when MTV played Music Videos
    Ftttttttt!!! Cough! Cough!
    Drinking Pespi outta Glass Bottles

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    Trans-Urban Velocommando ax0n's Avatar
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    Early to Mid 80's: Bicycles, Saturday morning cartoons (back when they were worth watching), exploring storm drains, Gi-Joe, He-Man, and playing guns, taking things apart and not being able to put them back together.

    Mid to late 80's: Listening to music, dirt jumping bicycles without protective gear, wrestling, computer programming, taking things apart and fixing them, dial-up BBS systems.

    Early to mid 90's: Dial-up BBS systems, dial-up servers (with UUCP, usenet, and gopher access a.k.a. the 'Internet'), "hacking", riding bicycles, roller blading, fixing more complex things, computer programming, lock picking, electronics (mostly RF remote control, audio amplifier and effects circuits)

    We got proper PPP internet access in 1993, but I've wasted plenty of time on things other than the Internet in the last 14 years. The Internet was a pretty big part of that, though.

    I met my wife on a dial-up BBS in 1994, without being remotely interested (she was 4 years older than me and I was barely in high school), just as someone I saw online occasionally. In a fleeting moment of sheer boredom in January of 1997, I met her face to face since she only lived 15 miles away. We started dating soon thereafter and never really stopped. Got married back in '01.
    ax0n: Geeky and bikey
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    My latest geeky project: Ethernet-testing cuff links

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    Before the internet I used to look at pictures in magazines.
    .cinelli.olympic.surly.long.haul.trucker.kona.ku.surly.steamroller.
    .litespeed.classic.litespeed.firenze.bianchi.pista.dean.colonel.plus.more.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jet Travis
    I actually had a life. Now I have a virtual life.

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    Before the internet I just stayed home and watched movies or went out with some friends occasionally. However the wealth of information and the people you meet on the internet is just great. Even though there are alot of crazies out there, still the time goes faster when I'm posting in here. I got involved with forums a few years ago when my brother in law started his own. I never knew how addicting it would become. I even met a good friend through that forum, flyingscotsman. We started riding together, but then the wank'r went off and moved to North Carolina. It's cool we still keep in contact. Over time I've met alot of old friends through the internet. Long live Bike Forums.

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    Chairman of the Bored catatonic's Avatar
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    Before the internet I just sat infront of the toaster, staring at it all day long.

    Oh, and I was talking to the reflection. One day I even asked it for a pic...I was dissapointed...the cheap bastid could have at least gave me one in focus.
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    Legs of Steel chrisvu05's Avatar
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    There used to be this thing I vaguely remember called READING

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    there has always been an internet...we just finally gained access to it...

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    I can't find my pants mirona's Avatar
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    I played tackle football in a parking lot and played hide and seek in crack houses.

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    VFL For Life Velo Vol's Avatar
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    TV? Interacting with real people?

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    I thought you guys were real people....

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    Hey guyz? Guyz? Wait up!! Siu Blue Wind's Avatar
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    I was obsessed with my cars and would spend money on them like crazy.

    I love to write. But I have to be in the mood to do so.
    Quote Originally Posted by Buddha
    We are what we think. All that we are arises with our thoughts. With our thoughts, we make the world.
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    Please dont outsmart the censor. That is a very expensive censor and every time one of you guys outsmart it it makes someone at the home office feel bad. We dont wanna do that. So dont cleverly disguise bad words.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jyossarian
    Tetris and solitaire of course! And before that, Prince of Persia! Don't forget BBS' either.
    Runing my own bbs, sex, and then later internet (I dropped offline in the early 90s I was very anti-internet)

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    VFL For Life Velo Vol's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Siu Blue Wind
    I love to write. But I have to be in the mood to do so.
    What kind of writing do you/did you like to do?

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    writing is the one thing I wish I had had as a talent...

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    Mr. Maximan1 maximan1's Avatar
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    I had no life before the internet...


    JK I think I actually used to ride my bike (not saying that I don't now)

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    Hey guyz? Guyz? Wait up!! Siu Blue Wind's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Velo Vol
    What kind of writing do you/did you like to do?

    Usually non fiction or poetry. Back in the day, one of the instructors wanted me to submit one for publishing but I didn't really want to. It hit too close to home.
    Quote Originally Posted by Buddha
    We are what we think. All that we are arises with our thoughts. With our thoughts, we make the world.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jet Travis
    I actually had a life. Now I have a virtual life.
    You think this is bad? Try "Second Life." A major time sink if there ever was one.

    But never forget: there are some virtual activities that just can't substitute for the real thing.

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    I wanna go to Italy...speak Italian...and ride my bike...and eat pasta...and drink chianti...Is that too much to ask?

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    Probably.

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    Hey guyz? Guyz? Wait up!! Siu Blue Wind's Avatar
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    I wanna go to Colorado. To get an Italian bike.........







    Quote Originally Posted by Buddha
    We are what we think. All that we are arises with our thoughts. With our thoughts, we make the world.
    Quote Originally Posted by making View Post
    Please dont outsmart the censor. That is a very expensive censor and every time one of you guys outsmart it it makes someone at the home office feel bad. We dont wanna do that. So dont cleverly disguise bad words.

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