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bahamut's Avatar Picture bahamut – December 09, 2007 10:56PM Reply Quote
Well, it's about time.

John Willoughby – December 24, 2007 12:02AM Reply Quote
Cyberdyne Systems Customer Support
>I think I may have been one of the eight people that owned a 9600 baud modem for a short time.

I had one. I started with a 1200 baud and moved up. I'm sure that some of the old hands here started with acoustic couplers.

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El Jeffe – December 24, 2007 12:05AM Reply Quote
What a journey.
I had 1200 baud. Kicked ass.

What a journey.

Cloudscout – December 24, 2007 12:05AM Reply Quote
Det finnes ikke dårlig vær, bare dårlige klær!
9600 was semi-popular from around 1990 to 1992.

I managed to skip that step, though. I went from 300 to 1200 to 2400 to 14.4k to 28.8k to 56k to ISDN.

Simon – December 24, 2007 05:36AM Reply Quote
I started on 33k, then 56k then went to 512/128 ADSL

Mokers – December 24, 2007 06:39AM Reply Quote
Formerly Remy Martin
Big Kersplat! for Northwest Airlines. Fuck me, what an awful experience.

However, while I am waiting at DTW, I noticed behavior I thought was odd. I was able to see other computers sharing iTunes through my Boingo connection. Logged onto K's computer and when I tried to be play a song, I was prompted for username and password. No big deal, but it did have the username filled in already. Not a huge security risk, but it does give people your e-mail address without much work.

El Jeffe – December 24, 2007 08:36AM Reply Quote
What a journey.
All you rich people, jetting around.

What a journey.

bahamut – December 24, 2007 09:53AM Reply Quote
Yeah, Mokers, I've read that elsewhere. You're not the only one. but PLEASE don't fly northwest.

US airline rankings...

United (if you fly a lot, ONLY if you attain status with them... then they rock, otherwise they suck)
Southwest (sorry, i can't stand the cattle car and folksy shit)

modems, i may have you all beat: > I went from 300 to 1200 to 2400 to 9600 to 14.4k to 28.8k to 56k to cable (1st generation) to DSL to cable (second generation) to FiOS. Such is my network journey. In university I also used to hook up to the Internet via appletalk to ethernet connectors. the only thing i've missed is ISDN.

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Cloudscout – December 24, 2007 10:05AM Reply Quote
Det finnes ikke dårlig vær, bare dårlige klær!
Oh, that's right. I forgot the 33.6k stop.

So I ended up going 300 - 1200 - 2400 - 14.4k - 28.8k - 33.6k - 56k - ISDN - DSL - Cable. I skipped the first gen cable (with it's dialup connection for upstream) since I already has ISDN by the time it was available and I needed the faster upstream speed.

bahamut – December 24, 2007 10:18AM Reply Quote
me too, i forgot that one!!!

Madaracs – December 24, 2007 11:54AM Reply Quote
Ooh! Scary! Scary! Don't we look mean? You can't see me! But I can see you!
NO one is worse than AirTran. U.S. Air is second in my book. I HATE Charlotte's airport. Stupid rules after 11pm there is one runway open. Unless they decide to shut them all down early. Airport staff sucks too. (Sorry Charlottains)

Being at the Northwest hub I rarely take issue with NW Airlines and find them to be quite reliable.

I'm quite a fan of American Airlines myself. Don't have the occasion to fly United much anymore but the few times I went through Denver were alright.

I'd guess people's opinions where airlines are concerned are quite possible regionally based... even if there is a survey telling you that I'm wrong.

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stan adams – December 24, 2007 12:13PM Reply Quote
My long standing favorite, in terms of getting you to where your want reasonably close to when they say they will, Southwest. ( sad that travel is still so very unreliable) I'm pretty sure that they dock the pay/bonuses of everyone involved in delays and/or give out vastly different incentives to those that are involved in keeping traver on time -- bottom to top. Amazing what lack of unions will do...

I must have sucker written all over me -- though I did skip a few iterations, I did go from acoustic 300 baud to 1200 to 19.2K (even the maker knew that standard wouldn't last "Global Village Mecury"?...) to 56K to cable....

ghidorah – December 24, 2007 01:05PM Reply Quote
Raise taxes on cavemen. --jw
Yeah--I had a global village mercury (platinum I think) hooked up to my 5300.

Curtis – December 24, 2007 01:21PM Reply Quote
I recall old stuff like the 1200 baud modem, but was too young to do much with it. Had 14.4, 28.8, 33.6, and 56k... In Cable alone went from 512kbit (Did we start at 256 or 512, Dan?) to 768 to 1.5mbit and then switched to DSL at 3mbit. Higher isn't offered here, god damnit. Tapping my fingers waiting for fiber or something.

University had a Frac T3 and work has... um, something in the OC-x range. Gotten up to 160mbit or so to my desktop to certain sites...

Dr Phred (Moderator) – December 24, 2007 03:09PM Reply Quote
owned by the mothership.
I started with 1200B then moved down to 300 when the damn modem broke and I was to poor to get a good one. then jumped to 1200 with the Apple personal modem.

johnny k – December 24, 2007 04:26PM Reply Quote
Yeah, stan, I had (among my other junk) a few 19.2 GV Mercury modems. Think I jumped to that right from 2400.

rino – December 24, 2007 07:20PM Reply Quote
In America, the only respectable form of socialism is socialism for the rich.
I still have a 9600 in the basement. Yep and yep, all of the above. Used it for Prodigy and then AOL, then local BBSs, a SLIP connection(!), all the way to RoadRunner.

One day cable access will seem weird. Weird huh?

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dharlow – December 25, 2007 03:13AM Reply Quote
I think we started at 512K and it was soo fast when compared to the 56K modem we had. We were the only ones on the block to have a cable modem as we were part of the test group and then about 6-12 months later it went down hill as they started over subscribing it and we switched to DSL.


ddt – December 25, 2007 10:26AM Reply Quote
funny. never had a modem until the 56k days.


Curtis – December 25, 2007 11:57AM Reply Quote
Oh right, we left cable at like 768k and started DSL at 1.5, not 3. Anywho yeah, I remember that being the earthlink test we got hooked up with. Cable was damn rare when we started that...

Dr Phred (Moderator) – December 25, 2007 12:14PM Reply Quote
owned by the mothership.
got my first cable modem when it was one way and was on;y available as a card for a PC. Cable down and dialup up.

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