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Posted: 2/4/2006 6:45:07 PM EDT
Anyone who is not surfing on broadband deserves what they get!
Link Posted: 2/4/2006 6:46:00 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Phil_A_Steen:
Anyone who is not surfing on broadband deserves what they get!



+1 million
Link Posted: 2/4/2006 6:47:28 PM EDT
Why does it matter really?
Link Posted: 2/4/2006 6:48:23 PM EDT
I'm using lynx so it doesn't matter to me!
Link Posted: 2/4/2006 6:49:00 PM EDT
oh, and IBTPW!
Link Posted: 2/4/2006 7:16:07 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/4/2006 7:16:37 PM EDT by Phil_in_Seattle]

Originally Posted By Phil_A_Steen:
Anyone who is not surfing on broadband deserves what they get!



and for people who live in a condo complex where broadband and DSL aren't available and dial up is all they have access to?

ETA- it's not me, but I know a team member that has exactly that situation.
Link Posted: 2/4/2006 7:25:36 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Phil_in_Seattle:

and for people who live in a condo complex where broadband and DSL aren't available and dial up is all they have access to?

ETA- it's not me, but I know a team member that has exactly that situation.



Without these ubiquitous 56K warnings, a person in such a situation may risk opening a thread only to discover the photos in that thread are slow to load. In absolute horror, he or she will then have to do one of several things: 1. press the "stop" button and then the "back" button; 2. run screaming out of the room with bleeding eyeballs or 3. commit Hari-Kari.
Link Posted: 2/4/2006 7:27:54 PM EDT

Originally Posted By VooDoo3dfx:
Why does it matter really?


What he said.
Link Posted: 2/4/2006 7:35:38 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/4/2006 7:37:41 PM EDT by GoGop]
Those warnings help people like me, who only have dial-up. I saves me the time I'd waste clicking in and out of threads because I simply won't spend an hour looking at one thread.

I say ban people who want to ban thread titles warning me about pictures.

EDIT--I just had a better idea. I hope Phil_A_Steen moves to someplace that doesn't have cable or DSL (like we did), and can't afford satellite.
Link Posted: 2/4/2006 7:58:08 PM EDT
I have a pretty decent connection speed...




So I can view TONS of pics like this with zero lag time.
(56k beware)


Link Posted: 2/4/2006 7:58:34 PM EDT

Originally Posted By bastiat:
I'm using lynx so it doesn't matter to me!



Link Posted: 2/4/2006 8:02:11 PM EDT
Does ANYONE still use 56K?
Link Posted: 2/4/2006 8:04:39 PM EDT





Link Posted: 2/4/2006 8:07:58 PM EDT
My connection speed varies, but most of the time it's 21.6 kbps. I have seen it get as high as 26 kbps.
Link Posted: 2/4/2006 8:11:31 PM EDT
I'm so far out in the sticks I can't even get regular cable much less high speed!

I sometimes get 33.6kbs speed. it's usually much less.

Av.
Link Posted: 2/4/2006 8:12:55 PM EDT

Originally Posted By adair_usmc:
img.photobucket.com/albums/v392/adairtd/speedtest2.jpg





Hehe... There's always a "show-off" in every bunch...
Link Posted: 2/4/2006 8:14:56 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/4/2006 8:16:13 PM EDT by Phil_in_Seattle]

Originally Posted By Phil_A_Steen:

Originally Posted By Phil_in_Seattle:

and for people who live in a condo complex where broadband and DSL aren't available and dial up is all they have access to?

ETA- it's not me, but I know a team member that has exactly that situation.



Without these ubiquitous 56K warnings, a person in such a situation may risk opening a thread only to discover the photos in that thread are slow to load. In absolute horror, he or she will then have to do one of several things: 1. press the "stop" button and then the "back" button; 2. run screaming out of the room with bleeding eyeballs or 3. commit Hari-Kari.



Actually I stay out of those threads that are tagged with a 56K warning when I surf at work to keep the sys-geeks from seeing the bandwidth spikes.

Link Posted: 2/4/2006 8:17:51 PM EDT
This thread needs a 56k warning.
Link Posted: 2/4/2006 8:19:57 PM EDT
1.7 megs -

Link Posted: 2/5/2006 4:59:59 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Phil_in_Seattle:

Originally Posted By Phil_A_Steen:
Anyone who is not surfing on broadband deserves what they get!



and for people who live in a condo complex where broadband and DSL aren't available and dial up is all they have access to?

ETA- it's not me, but I know a team member that has exactly that situation.





That is me, damn my rotten, stinking luck
Link Posted: 2/5/2006 5:03:20 AM EDT
Link Posted: 2/5/2006 5:21:20 AM EDT

Originally Posted By adair_usmc:



earthobservatory.nasa.gov/Newsroom/NewImages/Images/STS058-101-12.jpg



Is that the road the Dushanbe?


Link Posted: 2/5/2006 5:22:47 AM EDT

Originally Posted By lordtrader:

Originally Posted By gunchyck:

Originally Posted By Phil_in_Seattle:

Originally Posted By Phil_A_Steen:
Anyone who is not surfing on broadband deserves what they get!



and for people who live in a condo complex where broadband and DSL aren't available and dial up is all they have access to?

ETA- it's not me, but I know a team member that has exactly that situation.





That is me, damn my rotten, stinking luck



Most metropolitan cities offer wireless broandband these days. Verizon for instance. But it runs around $50 a month.



I asked Verizon, they said no. I live in NJ, which is pretty damned dense with people, you would think it was offerred everywhere here, but not where I live.
Link Posted: 2/5/2006 5:27:22 AM EDT
Could someone please post some more huge-ass pics?
Link Posted: 2/5/2006 6:05:47 AM EDT


You guys are just soooo mean!!!!
Link Posted: 2/5/2006 6:09:38 AM EDT

Originally Posted By CAR_16:
Could someone please post some more huge-ass pics?



Not sure if this qualifies as 'big'... These pictures load so fast I can't tell the difference between 'big' or 'small'...
I only have a 5mp camera, so the pics are limited to a measly 2592 x 1944 in size.

Link Posted: 2/5/2006 6:15:53 AM EDT

Originally Posted By CAR_16:
Could someone please post some more huge-ass pics?


ok







Link Posted: 2/5/2006 6:50:12 AM EDT
Link Posted: 2/5/2006 7:00:41 AM EDT
All I have is Dial-Up. The only carrier for broadband in my neck of the woods is Brighthouse. They are owned by Time-Warner which is Anti-Gun and I will NOT contribute to them. I can't afford sattelite yet so thats why
Link Posted: 2/5/2006 7:37:15 AM EDT

Originally Posted By NonConformist:
All I have is Dial-Up. The only carrier for broadband in my neck of the woods is Brighthouse. They are owned by Time-Warner which is Anti-Gun and I will NOT contribute to them. I can't afford sattelite yet so thats why




Link Posted: 2/5/2006 7:59:50 AM EDT
Hey Phil, can you hook a brother up with $42.95 a month? TIA


Where I live it is only Adelphia (see FRAUD in the dictionary) or dial-up. I save $396 a year by keeping dialup service.

Link Posted: 2/5/2006 8:04:55 AM EDT
Sure. Over Afghanistan
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