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Old 11-24-07, 08:45 PM   #1
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Broadband or dialup?

Who is still stuck in the dark ages?
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Old 11-24-07, 08:47 PM   #2
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DSL, upgraded, forget the speeds though.
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I don't know how people exist on dialup i think i would give up.
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Old 11-24-07, 08:50 PM   #4
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High Speed Cable.
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Old 11-24-07, 08:54 PM   #5
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I'm on a noobish 786/128.
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I don't know how people exist on dialup i think i would give up.
My dad is threatening to go back to dial up at his house. I immediately threatened the discontinuation of any and all tech services on his computer if he did so.
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Old 11-24-07, 08:58 PM   #7
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had broadband since 98.... Cant believe people are still using dialup...
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Old 11-24-07, 09:18 PM   #8
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Dont let Vega see this thread.
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Old 11-24-07, 09:25 PM   #10
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Verizon DSL = teh sux

go cable
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Old 11-24-07, 10:12 PM   #11
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A Hawking Hi-Gain dish antenna and wireless card

Great for people who get banned all the time too......
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Old 11-24-07, 10:20 PM   #12
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Old 11-24-07, 10:31 PM   #13
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I've had Pacific Bell DSL since 2000. It was called 384/128 back then, though actual throughput was more like 1.5Mbps. Now it's more like 2.5Mbps, but it's always been more than plenty fast. I don't know if they've upped the guaranteed minimums, but it's worked so well (and I've heard the Pacific Bell horror stories) that I've been afraid to do anything to it for fear of it turning to crap.

If I had to go back to dialup, I could probably manage. It'd take some changing of habits, but I think I'd live. It'd probably force me to get out and do other things once in a while, though.
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Old 11-24-07, 10:38 PM   #14
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She might be the only one.
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Old 11-24-07, 10:39 PM   #15
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Where is the "I'm leeching off my idiot neighbor's unsecured wireless" option?

Though, I guess, technically, it's broadband.
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Old 11-24-07, 10:46 PM   #16
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Broadband, but I have to go through the Great Firewall of China to get any international pages... local pages are really fast, but anything out of China is sort of "meh" speed at best. Plus, there's no Wikipedia, BBC, Flickr, or Blogspot (among others), and both YouTube and Google have been known to act funny .
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I was in the dark ages until mid-summer when we got DSL. I also still photograph with (gasp) B&W film!
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Old 11-24-07, 10:59 PM   #18
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Been out of the dark ages for over a year now.
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Old 11-24-07, 11:14 PM   #19
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DSL at home, dial-up at work, where we still gather data on cassettes, like a vic-20!
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Old 11-25-07, 01:59 AM   #20
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28.8 sucks, but living on a boat, in the middle of nowhere, leaves me with no better(affordable) option. I had an Aircard, but it wasn't much faster. Direct TV Highspeed doesn't work(the dock moves too much).

Having dial-up teaches me to have patience.
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Old 11-25-07, 07:38 AM   #21
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Earthlink DSL - 3 Mb/s.

When I began my last job, they had one 28.8 kb/s dialup connection for 3 people to share on a network. Talk about S-L-O-W.
They finally got slow DSL (~700 kb/s) after I'd been there about 3 months.
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We've been on Comcast cable for 5 or 6 years now. I think we'll be going with verizon FIOS when it's available.
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Old 11-25-07, 08:35 AM   #23
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I was lucky enough the get fios service in my area.. It is super fast, makes dsl look slow..

15mbps speed..
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I don't know how people exist on dialup i think i would give up.
I am not home now. Temporarily subscribed in dialup. I have all but given up on you tube. At home ADSL.
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Old 11-25-07, 09:02 AM   #25
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Yahoo DSL...it would be so hard to go back to dial-up, but maybe good. I'm on the internet way too much!
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