Something for the poor 56kers

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    >>Maybe Bill gates will buy up all the lines and provide Broadband Internet service.

    Hehe, that'll be a cold day in hell...>
    Why it would help in there quest to 'rule the univerese'

    >True DSL is slower than cable,
    Hmm, I thought at optiman both were about the same
    DSL within 3000 miles
    Cable no other users.
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    >Why it would help in there quest to 'rule the univerese'

    Very true. I didn't think of that...

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    Dallas...Population: 1.2 million. Broadband Connections: Just 12.

    Hell I live in the heart of Dallas and I can't get neither yet! Aw Hell! Guess evrethang's big in Texas 'cept it's broadband!!
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    if( numeric_limits< byte >::digits != bits_per_byte )
        error( "program requires bits_per_byte-bit bytes" );
    24bbs.cpp

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    funny you should mention bill gates giving us all broadband since and here it comes THIS IS TRUTH HONESTLY

    MS is planning to orbit satalites around the entire world and give the entire world internet access through them...

    so there you have it Evil runs the internet say good bye to anything anti microsoft...

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    i love my cable i love my cable - sorry i got cable last week and have been excited ever since - i havent yet got round to playing an online black&white game but counterstrike is well cool. i couldn't get ADSL as my exchange has not yet been upgraded but quite frankly in this country it is more expensive and seems to be unreliable
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    Yup, Govtcheez is stuck on 56K - I used to be able to escape it when I was at school, but since exiting the dorms, I only have a dialup at school, too. The only places I get highspeed is when I'm at work, or visiting a friend at school.

    Hey basilisk! You ever try B&W multiplayer? Takes.... soooo..... much..... time..... I know a couple people that played 1 game for 7 hours and still weren't done.
    Often I yearn for my 300 Baud modem on my VIC20
    LOL! It makes me feel good to know I can get a modem for my Palm pilot that's faster than that (and yes, Hillbillie, this means I'm not going to that website )

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    you live in the dark ages their makeing wireless modems for laptops that can achieve 256k now, you know that don't ya... hehhehehehehehehehheheheehe...sorry

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    woops posted as unregistered

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    Talking Bahahahahahaha

    IM LUAFING MY ASS OFF!!@!@ A HAH HAA AHHAHAHA!

    EVERYONE! I have Cable here and 56k in MA. I dont use the web much, but the Cable is faster, I really dont care about that becouse I dont use my time "surfing" I use it programming and IM'ing. But I had to crack up @ the 13k modem bit BAHAHAHA... Althogh I did have a 2k once, lolz lolz lolz lolz.

    SPH

    P.S. I dont see 56k as a curse... more like a blessing. Can you beleive how fast that actually is, think about it.

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    Originally posted by Unregistered
    you live in the dark ages their makeing wireless modems for laptops that can achieve 256k now, you know that don't ya... hehhehehehehehehehheheheehe...sorry
    Yeah- I can't wait to get mine from Ricochet! I'm gonna be the fastest wireless access guy in town.

    Oh yeah, they went bankrupt too.
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    Originally posted by rick barclay

    add to that the cost of DSL vs cable--extremely expensive
    vs cheap.
    I pay 17.99/month for my DSL service...

    Right now, I'm connecting at 640kbps...
    I think it's worth it.
    Staying away from General.

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    In Jersey, before I was able to get cable (I'm a poet)
    I asked about DSL, which was available at that time.
    I wasn't close enough to a switching station to get
    true DSL. Instead, they offered me iDSL for $70 a
    month and a two year commitment. I'm amazed
    you're getting it at $17/ mo. Another issue with
    DSL is it's alleged instabilty and difficult set up.
    You have no problems with your DSL? It took me
    about a half hour to run a line from my cable box
    to my cable modem, to my PC and then run the
    setup program.

    All I can say to you, static, is, after what I've read
    about DSL, consider yourself among the fortunate
    ones.

    rick barclay
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