Remember Modems?

"good" old times :D

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+46 1. downes commented 12 years ago

that just seems soo annoying now, how did we cope??
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+30 2. Kulgash commented 12 years ago

Funny how I used to make some of the same faces when I first hit the internet on old 58k modem and a 386core >:)
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+30 3. Generalbeef commented 12 years ago

i wish i could make that sound with my mouth :P
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+21 4. Kurisusan commented 12 years ago

internet RULES.
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+25 5. imagic commented 12 years ago

#2 you started with a lot of speed,, my first modem was a 14.4k on a 286... damn i am getting old :(
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+10 6. CrackrJak commented 12 years ago

That's part of the old "Handshake" signal used to link up with the servers modem.
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+9 7. paolo commented 12 years ago

It's been cool when you're waiting for 3 minutes to connect and then 3 more that you open the page .... :D :D :D :D :D :P :D :D
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+7 8. badboy007 commented 12 years ago

Yes AND My phone used to get engaged when using the internet
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+8 9. DarkiKun commented 12 years ago

oh good old times XD
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+7 10. Srchak commented 12 years ago

For some it's good old times but in my lame country it's not so long ago
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+5 11. Searinox commented 12 years ago

Ah... the the sound makes me remember the good old times when you played Diablo II online, and always got a "black wall" and always lagged... O:)

Good ol' times indeed!
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+6 12. tega commented 12 years ago

ahahah I used to "sing these sounds" when my very fast 28.8 kbps take 2 minutes to made the connection :)
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+23 13. NotFirst commented 12 years ago

I remember when my hard drive was 512mb!!!!! That was huge.
Then while we were waiting to get online, we would raise the children, harvest the fields, and vote another two Presidents in office.
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+2 14. jellybeankissxs commented 12 years ago

What makes the noise? I mean was that standard? :|
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+9 15. imagic commented 12 years ago

#13 wohaa,,,, that was an incredible harddisc back then,, we would not know how to fill up all that space :) i started with a 8086 with one floppydrive ( 5 1/4 inch with 360kb storage space and what was a harddisk ? not in those computers :) ) after a while the 3 1/2" floppy and even 2 floppydrives,, still no harddisk though,, lol

damn i am getting really old :(
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+11 16. JaeMarie commented 12 years ago

That's what I have set on my cell for when I get a text message.

I once had someone ask me if I was getting a fax...

LOL
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+4 17. TheGape commented 12 years ago

Hey in Slovenia we still have this kind of connection :'( (just joking)
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+4 18. RandurSource commented 12 years ago

I can still use a modem to call my provider, and I also do the faces and try to make the sounds, lol.

#15 And did you also manually cut out corners from your 360kb disks, so you could use them double sided?
And what about internal memory, I remember I've spent a fortune on 16MB memory, yes, no typo, MegaByte. 4 banks of 4MB each. That was pretty much, so I could run Windows 3.11 for workgroups and use Word 2.0 smoothly.
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+2 19. JBTheAnimator commented 12 years ago

Lol is this from Eddsworld?
The youtube animator.
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+4 20. huldu commented 12 years ago

Well, when you turned the modem on and connected to your isp you felt connected to the net for real. You really didnt have much to compare to back then, everyone had a modem and they all were pretty much alike. Wasnt until late 90's broadband started spreading out fast where i live.
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+5 21. syapik commented 12 years ago

Frankly speaking, in Malaysia, there is still internet connection like this. So true..
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+3 22. atquestco commented 12 years ago

#18 your going back so far in time... little more and you'll be with the Flintstones ..!!
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+2 23. Last-word commented 12 years ago

#14
That was a small speaker that gave you a audible signal of the actual signal that went over the telephone wire as the connection was made. when the handshake had ended the speaker switched off to avoid you from getting crazy from anything else than the slow connection....
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+3 24. irishgek commented 12 years ago

Any one remember Netscape Navigator ? and heres a laught

some of you said 286 .....

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Intel_80286

Look at that lovely AMD 80286 with the intel(C) on it !!!

Heres a nice one too some nice pics of bill here

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Microsoft_antitrust_trial
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+5 25. kubeek2 commented 12 years ago

No one remebers this one?
http://www.snotr.com/video/1068
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+3 26. samxgx commented 12 years ago

like http://www.snotr.com/video/2706 video was not that long ago... in this one your phone really was engaged in the whole online experience
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+2 27. ColdFire commented 12 years ago

I miss those days..
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+1 28. joeman commented 12 years ago

8088 chip...
Green screen.
www= world wide wait.
mid 80's, Oh boy! :O
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+1 29. Highmeadow commented 12 years ago

Hey, how about the fancy new computer lab at school in the early 80's - IBM PET (it was a big steel box with a built in keyoard and monchrome monitor)- BASIC programming language, storage medium was a cassette tape in a separate player serial ported into the back. Had to write your own programs or type them in from articles found in computing magazines!!! The rich kids had Commodore 64's at home.