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9/22/2017 12:11:25 AM
Posted: 12/18/2005 5:48:22 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/18/2005 7:13:44 AM EDT by twonami]
does anyone here still use it or ever use it?
I admit, I used it till I got a cable modem and I never looked back when I kicked it.
That was about 7 years ago, I think.
Link Posted: 12/18/2005 6:02:44 AM EDT
Link Posted: 12/18/2005 6:10:28 AM EDT

Originally Posted By The_Beer_Slayer:
<Snip> those not smart enough to dump them i generally don't want to hear from anyway. <Snip>


I think that about sums it up.
Link Posted: 12/18/2005 6:17:53 AM EDT
AOL infests itself in your computer worse than crabs from a $5 hooker.
only way to get rid of all of it is to do a system reinstall.
Link Posted: 12/18/2005 6:18:33 AM EDT
AOL owns roadrunner.

Link Posted: 12/18/2005 6:20:31 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Red_Beard:
AOL owns roadrunner.




No they dont Road Runner is Time Warner Cables internet ISP Software for their cable modem subscribers and it is ran by a different division of AOL Time Warner
Link Posted: 12/18/2005 6:20:33 AM EDT
And Google now has a big chunk of AOL

(-5000 for Google)
Link Posted: 12/18/2005 6:22:25 AM EDT
I tried AsOL for a month. Never again.
Link Posted: 12/18/2005 6:27:58 AM EDT
All l33t hackers use AOL.
Link Posted: 12/18/2005 6:28:08 AM EDT
Never!!!
Link Posted: 12/18/2005 6:42:50 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/18/2005 6:44:52 AM EDT by Airwolf]
Got rid of it when I got hooked up to my first ISP back in 1994.

When I had a PC shop back in 97-98 I had a young couple come in to buy a new computer. Talked to them about specs, costs, yadda, yadda and then asked them who was their ISP. Got a blank stare. Uh, oh... AOL users. I spent a good 10 minutes explaining how the INTERNET worked and how AOL worked and how they interacted.

Nope, nada. They simply could not get their minds around "Internet" and insisted that AOL WAS the Internet.

I bulit them a machine and they went on their way back to AOLhell. Probably still there today.



Link Posted: 12/18/2005 6:53:19 AM EDT
Twelve years ago AOL stood for Assholes On Line. I see no reason to change that opinion.
Link Posted: 12/18/2005 6:53:32 AM EDT
aol fucks up everything they get ahold of.

-internet
-netscape
-internet music/videos
-cable internet


I cant believe they dupe cable subscribers into adding them to "protect" there online connection. WTF?
Link Posted: 12/18/2005 6:55:14 AM EDT
Longest year of my life was my first year of free AOL.

"Goodbye - Goodbye."

Useless fucking ISP.
Link Posted: 12/18/2005 6:57:27 AM EDT

Originally Posted By RED_5:
aol fucks up everything they get ahold of.

-internet
-netscape
-internet music/videos
-cable internet
-CompuServe

I cant believe they dupe cable subscribers into adding them to "protect" there online connection. WTF?



fixed
Link Posted: 12/18/2005 6:58:42 AM EDT
"still" use it?

I never used it.

Link Posted: 12/18/2005 7:05:25 AM EDT
AOL is a virus

I used when I bought my first computer, then found I was much happier without it.
Link Posted: 12/18/2005 7:06:57 AM EDT
I dropped AOL back in 1999 or so. Even when I had it I never used anything but the email and the messenger.
Link Posted: 12/18/2005 7:11:44 AM EDT
Link Posted: 12/18/2005 7:12:50 AM EDT
I use AOL...not by choice, but haven't had any problems. I wont' complain...
Link Posted: 12/18/2005 7:15:47 AM EDT

Originally Posted By The_Beer_Slayer:
the sad part about AOL is that about 10 years ago they owned about 75-80% of the internet infrstructure in the USA. even if you were using another provider you were still on their network at some point. not sure how much they control today but i am sure it is still a good chunk.



AOL didn't have the infrastructure, CompuServe did, and WorldCom got that part after the AOL/WorldCom buyout of CompuServe.
Link Posted: 12/18/2005 7:22:37 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Chokey:

Originally Posted By The_Beer_Slayer:
the sad part about AOL is that about 10 years ago they owned about 75-80% of the internet infrstructure in the USA. even if you were using another provider you were still on their network at some point. not sure how much they control today but i am sure it is still a good chunk.



AOL didn't have the infrastructure, CompuServe did, and WorldCom got that part after the AOL/WorldCom buyout of CompuServe.



You are correct, sir.

MAE east and west are owned and operated by WorldCom/Sprint/MCI or whatever is is these days.
Link Posted: 12/18/2005 7:26:13 AM EDT
I did use them at one point, but, dropped them for earthlink. I still maintain an AOL e-mail account, along with my Yahoo account, though.

I'm with Verizon now, using a wireless aircard. It totally rocks.

I'm sitting in Austin Airport now, and, using it...Didn't have to pay for their punk-ass
pay internet system either.
Link Posted: 12/18/2005 7:27:24 AM EDT
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