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    I see nothing wrong with it. The colors are fine and are not really the point of this forum. It's simple, easy to navigate, things are easy to read. Perfect
    Yes, colors are good as the gray background doesn't bother my eyes as white colors do.
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    im on dial-up modem too. this site loads fasts, looks great, and yet is
    simple.

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    I like it. Doesn't kill my eyes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by UltraKing227 View Post
    im on dial-up modem too. this site loads fasts, looks great, and yet is
    simple.
    I didn't even know there were any dial-up ISP's left. Aren't all Cable/DSL about the same price as dial-up was in the 90's? or did dial-up ISP's drop their price to a few $$/month?
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    Quote Originally Posted by cpjust View Post
    I didn't even know there were any dial-up ISP's left. Aren't all Cable/DSL about the same price as dial-up was in the 90's? or did dial-up ISP's drop their price to a few $$/month?
    Here's something that p's me off to no end. I have Verizon FIOS service, and it is super super fast (10mb/sec+ down, ~1mb up, 100% consistent) but guess what it does not include: SMTP mail!!!!!!! So you get a few email addresses, but they are all webmail. That's right: one of the biggest ISP's in the world does not provide normal email.

    That totally and completely SUCKS, like webmail itself. I actually pay $10 a month to another ISP for dial-up (which I guess would serve as a backup*) and because they still provide genuine email. In a way that arrangement is good because I can move around and keep the @ddress.

    I dunno if the other big US providers are like that, but I almost fell out of my chair when I found out. Just as well I didn't know or I wouldn't have gone for. But since fiber optic makes DSL look like dial-up, I have to settle.

    * I believe a lot of people & businesses do this (keep cheap dial-up accounts for backup)
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    A webhost will get you SMTP at a fraction of the cost of that dial-up.

    I do miss dial-up. The modem noise, the download counter software to not go over my quota... I'm nostalgic that way.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mario F. View Post
    A webhost will get you SMTP at a fraction of the cost of that dial-up.
    Yeah, in fact I think you can get popmail accounts that way for free. I have a few of those from OSS projects and places that I work at.

    Unfortunately I have had the same "master" email for so long now I'm loathe to lose it, and it's proved trouble free. There's some storage there too.

    Vis. the sound, there must be a ringtone of it around...
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    Quote Originally Posted by MK27 View Post
    Here's something that p's me off to no end. I have Verizon FIOS service, and it is super super fast (10mb/sec+ down, ~1mb up, 100% consistent)
    And that's something that p's me off (or at least makes me laugh).
    mb means millibits (1/1000 of a bit).
    MB means megabytes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by nosfearatu View Post
    The design looks like something from the 80s. :x
    I was actually on the "internet" in the late 1980's. I think the service was called Delphi. No graphics, no WWW.....just plain text.

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    i think im *stuck* with a dial-up. since my parents 'dont' want to buy a
    non-dialup modem. not too bad through.

    but i think the old dial-up modem's sounds were by PC Speaker (beeps
    within the computer) while the new ones are through the sound-blaster...

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    Quote Originally Posted by cpjust View Post
    I didn't even know there were any dial-up ISP's left. Aren't all Cable/DSL about the same price as dial-up was in the 90's? or did dial-up ISP's drop their price to a few $$/month?
    I take it you've never been to outback Australia? You really think they're going to build/upgrade an exchange for a town of 50 people?

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    Quote Originally Posted by UltraKing227 View Post
    but i think the old dial-up modem's sounds were by PC Speaker (beeps
    within the computer) while the new ones are through the sound-blaster...
    The first modems I used (both internal and external) output the tones themselves. I thought it was strange the first modem I ever used that went through the sound card instead of emitting the tones from the modem.

    I like the design of this board; simple, clean, efficient. The www. site can be a little confusing at first, but as with programming itself if you put a little effort into it you can find the information you want/need. I'm all for making things easier and more user friendly, but making it too easy and user friendly makes people lazy. Kind of like the entitlement attitude that appears more and more prevalent...er, that's a different thread altogether.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cpjust View Post
    And that's something that p's me off (or at least makes me laugh).
    mb means millibits (1/1000 of a bit).
    Yeah... I don't think that's right. How can one have
    1/1000 of a bit?
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    i think i must declare something here, someone may have the most high-tech
    stuff of the world (lets say, a wireless modem with 1GB transfer rate? doesnt
    exist, but its just an example). the point is, why do you use it? if you dont want
    to use a computer, then why did you upgrade from Dos to Windows. if you have
    little use for an OS, its the same. but with modems, why upgrade if you aint
    going to do things different?

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    Faster connections are about two things: greed and constant connectivity. Naturally, that constitutes doing things different.

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