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    Senior Member ReptilesBlade's Avatar
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    Can you live without the internet?

    Seriously, think about it.

    If not then how long do you think you can go without it?
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    Quote Originally Posted by ReptilesBlade View Post
    Seriously, think about it.

    If not then how long do you think you can go without it?
    Eddy Merckx won five Tours de France without the Internet. Are you saying you're better than Eddy?
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    I'd say a couple of hours.

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    A person could live without internet, but would life be worth living?

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    So far, my longest time without using the Internet has been 43 years.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ReptilesBlade View Post
    Seriously, think about it.

    If not then how long do you think you can go without it?
    A few seconds is the usual timeout before I'm spewing improprieties @ the internet company customer rep... My provider's phone number is on my speed dial list (no kidding), right next to my fiance's phone number.

    The Energy company also has a spot on my speed dial, as lack of energy affects my internet connectivity. Thanks to a powerfull UPS, their time out is about 15 minutes.

    My last call to the energy company was to report an outage... I also voiced my dissatisfaction with the waiting time of my call. The rep kindly suggested that to avoid long waiting times on the phone, I could use the web based system to report outages.... "really? the web page? with no power? to report an outage?".... improprieties followed.
    "Hoy es un dia normal, pero yo voy a hacerlo intenso" ~ Juanes

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    I can, it's no biggie. I go days with not much more than enough cell service to send a text message to my wife letting her know I'm still alive. I'm an avid hunter and at my camp, we do have water and power, but zero television reception and no internet.

    It's a nice break tbh.

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    Sometimes our internet has went out and the only reason I notice is because my sons will bother me about it. So yes I could live without it, not saying I'd want to, but I could.
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    Would certainly make my job more difficult since I spend a lot of time researching things on the internet.

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    Yes but can't live without my cell phone.

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    Could live without it, can't work without it.

    If I didn't have connectivity in my house and still had my 3G phone, that'd be fine
    "It is not the critic who counts."

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    I don't know but I'll give it a try. Here goes nothin'

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    Apparently no. I blame zombie gnomes.

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    Just for the hell of it, I dared myself to not use it.. 1 week, no problems... It's just internet.

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    I'd have to find a new line of work.

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    I can live without the internet. I've lived in places where the electricity would go down for days, sometimes weeks. During those times, I've adapted without my computer, TV, electric light, and hot water for quite a while. I've lived for over 20 years before I knew about the internet. So I would be able to live without it.
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    Yes, just as the Internet can live without me.
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    The Site Administrator: Currently at home recovering from a couple of strokes,please contact my assistnt admins for forum issues Tom Stormcrowe's Avatar
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    I'm a Social Media Consultant, what do you think?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tom Stormcrowe View Post
    I'm a Social Media Consultant, what do you think?
    It would be more social of you to grant me 1 million posts.

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    No, my mafia town would be raided mercilessly by rival mafia gangs and my starship fleet would be attacked!
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    Quote Originally Posted by ReptilesBlade View Post
    Seriously, think about it.

    If not then how long do you think you can go without it?
    I can flip right back to hunter gatherer mode in an instant, so yeah, I can do without the interwebz.
    You see, their morals, their code...it's a bad joke, dropped at the first sign of trouble. They're only as good as the world allows them to be. I'll show you. When the chips are down, these...These "civilized" people...they'll eat each other. See, I'm not a monster. I'm just ahead of the curve

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    Yep; I lived without it for 26 years. I don't even NEED it at work. I NEVER use it at home, ever.

    Although, I did meet my wife online, so that could have changed if it weren't for the 'net. Hmmmm...

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    I made it to 30-something without it...
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    Yet more proof that I'm.. well, pretty much right about everything.

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    Yes, in fact I often wish I could turn back time to 1992 or 93. No internet, no cell phones, life seemed a lot simpler then.
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