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Excalibur 08-31-2010 03:00 AM

Remember Dial up?
 
I remember back in 1997 when I first got my computer. It had the Pentium 1 processor which looked like it was made of solid metal and weigh almost a pound. And when Windows 95 was the OS of the time. Back then, I remember the internet to me was dial up and how you cant make outgoing calls while you are logged online, etc

Then years later when I got DSL for the first time, it was just amazing

Spartan198 08-31-2010 06:20 AM

Ah, those were the days...

Swordfish941 08-31-2010 06:21 AM

I always liked those staticy noises they make when loading.

Markost 08-31-2010 12:01 PM

My first Pc was a Pentium 3, w/16 mb of ram. That was soooo slow, downloading something bigger than 2mb was a pain in the ass.

funkychinaman 08-31-2010 01:13 PM

All through high school, my computer was an old 386 with a 120 MB HD. Freshman year of college, I got a new computer, and it had a 2 GB HD. I thought "wow, how would anyone ever use up this much disk space?"

I have a buddy who didn't stop using dial-up until LAST YEAR. I didn't even know you could still get dial-up service.

MT2008 08-31-2010 02:38 PM

Of course I remember dial-up, back when I was on a 266-MHz Pentium II with 64-MB RAM (which I received as a Christmas present in 1997, when I was in 6th grade). My 56K was so slow that I couldn't even download 25-MB game demos without waiting for days (and using download management software), so I usually just played whatever was available on the CD-ROMs that came with "PC Gamer". Ah, those were the days... :D

BurtReynoldsMoustache 08-31-2010 05:34 PM

I remember playing Tribes at my friend's house. It was my first online gaming experience. It was awful. Barely any players on gigantic maps, and everyone cheated.

Gunmaster45 09-01-2010 12:35 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Swordfish941 (Post 18315)
I always liked those staticy noises they make when loading.

I didn't. They always woke people up if I went on the computer late at night.

BurtReynoldsMoustache 09-01-2010 02:24 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Gunmaster45 (Post 18346)
I didn't. They always woke people up if I went on the computer late at night.

Nothing ruins a good midnight whack off like mom bursting in to see what all the noise was about.


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