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« on: April 08, 2006, 03:24:20 AM »

Holy shit, I just got my cable internet setup this evening and it is awesome! I've been on dialup my whole life until tonight.

woah.

Anyway, I'm just excited and thought I'd share smile
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« Reply #1 on: April 08, 2006, 04:34:20 AM »

First night with broadband and you're posting here instead of downloading pr0n?  What the hell is wrong with you???
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« Reply #2 on: April 08, 2006, 04:39:29 AM »

He's doing that in his other window. With broadband multi-tasking is everything. biggrin
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« Reply #3 on: April 08, 2006, 07:37:23 AM »

It changes everything.

Dial-up is just "dabbling" in the internet, like socially and on weekends.

Broadband is an internet mainline.  You are now injecting that shit right into your veins!

Two months from now, you will wonder how you got through life without Googling everything.  You hear a song on the radio, and instead of having a 30 minute discussion trying to see if someone remembers it, you can grab a few words and have the answer in a minute.

Hell, I remember having to truck my ass over to the library every time I needed to research stuff.  I feel like a damn caveman now.
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« Reply #4 on: April 08, 2006, 08:46:44 AM »

Wow.   Yea, you can enjoy the videos we post, as well as load the site at a good clip.  Welcome to the world!
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« Reply #5 on: April 08, 2006, 01:23:28 PM »

My sons are the age where they ask question after question and often I don't know the answer (i.e. How many meteors strike the earth every year Daddy?   :shock: ).  Since we have DSL and it's always on I just fire up Wikipedia and I usually have the answers in seconds.
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« Reply #6 on: April 08, 2006, 01:41:04 PM »

welcome to the real internet. may the porn be with you.
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« Reply #7 on: April 08, 2006, 04:23:00 PM »

Launch my browser and hit the net because of an always on connection...very nice.

Handling online banking, ebay sales and downloading software in the blink of an eye...incredible.

Being able to pull up a Scarlett Johansson thread and veiwing the images immediatley as opposed to wandering off for an hour while they load...priceless.

Man, it's great to be here!
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« Reply #8 on: April 08, 2006, 10:08:17 PM »

Ha ha, 'bout time! I can't imagine how people can stick with dial up anymore. It just doesn't make any sense. It's like living life having to drive a power wheels everywhere - the world's out there for you, but you just can't really get to it.
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« Reply #9 on: April 09, 2006, 01:28:52 AM »

Just watch, man, now when you're considering moving, the first item on your checklist will be "is there reliable broadband service available there?"

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« Reply #10 on: April 09, 2006, 04:31:58 AM »

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Just watch, man, now when you're considering moving, the first item on your checklist will be "is there reliable broadband service available there?"

It already is for me. I've already decided that if I move, if there's no high speed connection there, I won't move there.
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« Reply #11 on: April 10, 2006, 01:20:52 AM »

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It already is for me. I've already decided that if I move, if there's no high speed connection there, I won't move there.


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« Reply #12 on: April 17, 2006, 05:38:16 PM »

I can't remember the last time I used a dialup connection (at least 2-3 years). I don't even have a modem in any of my three desktop systems. My laptop has one - I would have deleted it but Dell didn't offer that option.

Life is good with high speed Internet!
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« Reply #13 on: April 17, 2006, 06:06:44 PM »

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It already is for me. I've already decided that if I move, if there's no high speed connection there, I won't move there.


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Sadly in the area that my wife and I are looking to move there are no high speed internet options available.  I am not sure what I will do if I lose broadband at home.
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« Reply #14 on: April 18, 2006, 03:17:50 AM »

There are still some options, but the expense is a bit higher.

I recall AT&T sells a PCMCIA card which gives broadband access via their mobile phone network.  But you need to buy the card, and the service was kind of expensive (I wont state prices because I looked into it at least a year or two ago).  They did have a flat "all you can eat" fee, however, so it wasn't killing you minute by minute.

Then, there was a 'router' which would you plug that card into, and it would share that connection with multiple computers (even over WiFi).

So, if the expense isnt a major issue (or is a bearable issue), it can be done.
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« Reply #15 on: April 18, 2006, 03:26:24 AM »

now a days it seems most places have it.  If not cable, some sort of DSL.  I just moved to a small town in PA, and the first thing I did when we decided to move was check for broadband, haha.  I was very shocked and happy with my findings.

The year I lived without internet is the year I can't remember, or want to remember.
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« Reply #16 on: April 18, 2006, 03:59:19 AM »

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Sadly in the area that my wife and I are looking to move there are no high speed internet options available.  I am not sure what I will do if I lose broadband at home.


You need to sit down and have a very serious discussion with your wife. Does she want to live with you if you don't have a broadband connection? I dare say she doesn't. Is she hooked on it also?

My wife was very hesitant before we had it, but now that we do, she's adamant about it being one of lifes must-haves.
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« Reply #17 on: April 18, 2006, 05:16:18 AM »

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.........of downloading pr0n


these two things in the same topic, eek.  Tongue
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« Reply #18 on: April 18, 2006, 10:48:28 AM »

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Sadly in the area that my wife and I are looking to move there are no high speed internet options available.  I am not sure what I will do if I lose broadband at home.


You need to sit down and have a very serious discussion with your wife. Does she want to live with you if you don't have a broadband connection? I dare say she doesn't. Is she hooked on it also?

My wife was very hesitant before we had it, but now that we do, she's adamant about it being one of lifes must-haves.


Lol, to be honest our internet usage at home has cut way back now that I am not playing any MMO's.  Where I would miss it most is XB Live.  The houses we are looking at are out in the country.  I grew up on a farm, and I absolutely despise living in a housing plan where we currently rent.  I like it best when I can't even see the neighbors house, let alone hear them arguing.  Cost would be an issue, as I currently am about at my limit for what I can justify paying with my cable internet.  Just as a point of reference, cable isn't available at the house we are looking at, no companies have run lines out that far yet lol.
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« Reply #19 on: April 18, 2006, 01:03:16 PM »

I downloaded 66 megs of work files in 2 mins 47 secs yesterday.  I've only had high speed for 4 months but there's no way I could ever ever go back.
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« Reply #20 on: April 18, 2006, 01:38:20 PM »

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I downloaded 66 megs of work files in 2 mins 47 secs yesterday.  I've only had high speed for 4 months but there's no way I could ever ever go back.

And you know what? That's slow for a high speed connection. While I know mine isn't the fastest connection that's out there, I've easily sustained 500k/sec downloads before. That's 1MB of data every 2 seconds.

I still stand by what I said before - I wouldn't move to a place without high speed internet.
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« Reply #21 on: April 21, 2006, 04:51:29 AM »

I so agree. No broadband, me no live there! :wink:
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« Reply #22 on: April 21, 2006, 07:46:40 AM »

Just remember this handy tip next time you're searching on Google: "filetype:torrent"
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