Cool visualisation of a Dial Up Modem Handshake

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+22 1. samxgx commented 5 years ago

Man to remember those days... sometimes some unmentioned sites video's still load like it's 1999 ;) but when they do... its great to watch
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+38 2. boom commented 5 years ago

I remember that sound like it was yesterday 8-)
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+10 3. deadhorse commented 5 years ago

Nice to meet you.
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+21 4. MindTrick commented 5 years ago

I used to sneak out of bed at night, and i would cover the modem with books, blankets, and whatnot, just to keep it silent so my parents wouldn't wake up. It was always this pause right after it was connecting, where i listened carefully for movement upstairs, and if i heard nothing, i was safe. We didn't have a soundcard on the pc anyways...
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+7 5. cameramaster commented 5 years ago

Oh my word...that brings back some memories :-)
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+5 6. Sakzzz commented 5 years ago

#4 Pron ? >:)
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0 7. Granko commented 5 years ago

#4: ATM0? ;)
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0 8. IDK399 commented 5 years ago

Those were the days. ****, I'm old :S
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+5 9. MindTrick commented 5 years ago

#6 & #7
Nope, Delta Force 1 and 2 actually. Well... and porn of course, but at that time, it was still called porn :p And mp3's... WinMX, Napster, and all those others which im starting to forget the names of... sigh, those times...
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+2 10. Thanny commented 5 years ago

I also remember the different connection sounds for slower modems (2400bps through 33.6Kbps). The first time I heard a 56K modem connecting, I thought it was broken when I heard it that harsh bit starting at about 00:14.

Kind of makes me miss the BBS days.
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+2 11. ben26 commented 5 years ago

Can somebody ask R2D2 to translate that sound?
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0 12. Gorf commented 5 years ago

I was just happy not to get the engaged tone
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+2 13. PeTTs0n commented 5 years ago

#4 Are you my unknown twin brother/sister/dog? I did just the same thing, went down to the basement where the house PC was (this was before everyone and their goldfish had a few PCs of their own) and made sure to cover the modem as well as possible, holding the breath after the handshake to listen for movement.

Ahh, the memories...
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+1 14. MindTrick commented 5 years ago

#13
Then you shall enjoy this little trip down the memory lane
http://acidcow.com/pics/17659-games-102-pics.html
<3
Jupp, time to bring that DosBox back on your old shitty laptop!!! :)