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24 Meg? Nah, this is more like it

Discussion in 'Desktop & Laptop Computers Forum' started by Ferry, Sep 27, 2005.

  1. Ferry

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    anyone else remember telneting on a 38,8 modem and thinking "YEah... cant wait for the 56k patch, gonna be a speed king"

    This is awesome! Stunned is the word.

    *edit*
    I actually question the accuracy of this because of this line:
    "Initially only available in Scotland, the 10Mbps service should reach London at the beginning of next year with the rest of the country following over the next 12 months."

    Hayes i part of London and it gets the 10meg upgrade this Friday :thumbsup: A couple of months EARLY!

    check HERE
     
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    This will show my age but I remember acoustic couplers, where you actually placed your phone receiver on a device that had a small speaker and microphone to be able to send and receive digital data over the phone line.

    http://www.computerhope.com/jargon/a/acoustic.htm
     
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    :rotfl: Yeah your right! It does! You also remember winning the football world cup? J/k!!! :D

    I only just remember watching the Falklands :)

    *edit*

    of 300 baud :rotfl: Hard to believe that they had already been to the moon and built Concord yet, this was the best of the day! :rotfl:
     
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    Ahh it's all coming back to me now :)

    I remember using DOS 3.3 to access this new network called "The Internet".

    And then later being intrigued that I could use one of the graphics frontends, Windows 3, to access a new addition called the World Wide Web.

    But in those days there were no search engines, so I went into Waterstones to buy a "Yellow Pages" for the Internet. I wish I had kept that, it would be interesting to look at it now.
     
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    /sniff Your bringing a tear to my eye man .... Back in the days when config.sys and autoexec bat ment something. When booting from floppy was a one dos command creation ...

    And there was these systems, Pre-emptive (Apple n Amiga) versus co-operative (Windows) multi-tasking - its ALL Voodoo i tellz ya! ..... and floppy disks that were big enough and yet flimsy enough to actually throw at someone without hurting them :D
     
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    :rotfl:

    You won't beleive this but at work we still use 8" SS SD floppy disks, I think they store a whopping 128k.
     
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    Yeah, I pine for the days when floppy discs were actually floppy, and you could discuss the comparative merits of a floppy 5 1/4" and a hard 3.5". :devil:

    Some people still use accoustic couplers. Not at home, but people who travel a lot and stay in hotel rooms - sometimes the phone in hotel rooms can't be unplugged from a wall socket, it's wired straight into the wall. You can then avoid taking a printer with you by using the accoustic coupler to fax something from your laptop to the hotel fax machine and pick it up from there. :)
     

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