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Old 06-18-12, 11:12 PM   #1
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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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Old 06-18-12, 11:16 PM   #2
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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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Old 06-18-12, 11:19 PM   #3
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I'd say a couple of hours.
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Old 06-18-12, 11:26 PM   #4
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A person could live without internet, but would life be worth living?
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Old 06-19-12, 05:14 AM   #5
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So far, my longest time without using the Internet has been 43 years.
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Old 06-19-12, 05:35 AM   #6
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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.
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Old 06-19-12, 05:58 AM   #7
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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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Old 06-19-12, 06:00 AM   #8
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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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Old 06-19-12, 06:03 AM   #9
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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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Old 06-19-12, 07:05 AM   #10
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Yes but can't live without my cell phone.
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Old 06-19-12, 07:07 AM   #11
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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
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Old 06-19-12, 07:07 AM   #12
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I don't know but I'll give it a try. Here goes nothin'
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Old 06-19-12, 07:10 AM   #13
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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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Old 06-20-12, 02:47 AM   #16
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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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Old 06-20-12, 03:57 AM   #17
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Yes, just as the Internet can live without me.
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Old 06-20-12, 01:15 PM   #19
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Old 06-20-12, 01:17 PM   #20
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Old 06-20-12, 07:15 PM   #21
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Old 06-20-12, 09:26 PM   #22
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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.
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Old 06-21-12, 08:19 AM   #23
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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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Old 06-21-12, 08:33 AM   #24
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I made it to 30-something without it...
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Old 06-21-12, 09:03 AM   #25
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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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