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WritingIsMyReligion Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 11:00 AM
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I hate dial-up. HATE IT.
I cannot watch my YouTube videos, OR use Google Video, OR use Pandora.

:grr:

And there's a new SD video on YT, too.

:banghead:
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ZombieNixon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 11:05 AM
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1. I bet I hate it more.
:banghead:
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DainBramaged Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 11:05 AM
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2. Try dsl, not the fastest, but cheap and faster than 56K
MUST be available from your phone company for around $15
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WritingIsMyReligion Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 11:07 AM
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4. I'm on vacation.
At home we have lightning-fast internet. So this is painful.

:grr:
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DainBramaged Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 11:16 AM
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6. Then dial up sucks ass like Hannity sucks ass
you left out the qualifier, shame shame

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mainegreen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 11:38 AM
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7. Your on DU while on vacation?
Hard Core!
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WritingIsMyReligion Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 11:49 AM
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8. I'm still in the state.
Bored, is what I am right now. And eating lunch. :D
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tinfoil tiaras Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 11:07 AM
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3. dial up sucks ass
i'm sorry... :(

I remember when i had dial up, my mom would be on the phone for hours at a time & i could never get on the internet...& i'd be mad...
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skygazer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 11:14 AM
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5. I feel your pain
Everyone I know has highspeed of some kind or another - my family in East Bumfuck, Vermont, my friends in Minnesota, my daughter in Kansas, my dad in Florida.

I live in the Silicon Valley and I have dial-up. :nuke: I'm in the hills - cable is not available, satellite is not an option and even DSL has not made it up here. :cry:

On the bright side, I do live in a gorgeous spot.

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RebelOne Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 11:52 AM
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9. I have dial-up at home, but T-1 at the office,
so I watch YouTube and other videoes from my office computer.
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Magrittes Pipe Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 11:53 AM
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10. So read a book.
Computers cause endumbination.
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In_The_Wind Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 01:14 PM
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11. I hate it too but it's better than being cyber deprived.

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gizmo1979 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 03:45 PM
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12. I guess you've noticed
that the internet isn't setup for dial-up anymore.Everything has huge graphics and media and takes forever to load.It's not much fun to surf with dial-up anymore is it?And don't get me started on My Space I grow old trying to get around there.It really does suck bad.
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HarukaTheTrophyWife Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 03:48 PM
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13. I have a really fast connection until I go on myspace.
Suddenly, I feel like I'm on dial-up.
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billyskank Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 03:48 PM
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14. Let's face it
the internet was crap for dial-up even when everybody was using it! :rofl:
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hunter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 04:05 PM
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15. At least DU is pretty tolerable in text only mode.
That's what I do on dialup.

Mind you when I was growning up modems looked like this, and they were very, very, s...l...o...w...



http://www.imsai.net/movies/wargames.htm



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norml Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 04:16 PM
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16. You Can't Drink Mud and Salt: Hydropolitics and the Invasion of Lebanon
Edited on Thu Aug-10-06 04:19 PM by norml
You Can't Drink Mud and Salt: Hydropolitics and the Invasion of Lebanon
Reported by Marie Therese - August 7, 2006 - 69 comments

ب در کوزه و ما تشنه لبان میگردیم.
"There is water in the jug, and we're going around thirsty." - Persian proverb

אל תסתכל בקנקן, אלא במה שבתוכו
"Don't look at the jar, but at what's inside it." - Hebrew proverb

"The one who tells the stories rules the world." - Hopi proverb

NEWS HOUNDS EDITORIAL

Three weeks ago I woke up.

It was a painful experience because I had always thought of myself as an educated person, well aware of what was going on politically, even in the Middle East.

I was very, very wrong.

"There is water in the jug, and we're going around thirsty."

On July 17th, I googled the words "Israel Lebanon Water".

When the results came back, my world shifted 180 degrees. There, on my computer screen, appeared a mountain of data consisting of geological surveys, erudite articles, aquifer tables and power point presentations. Numerous other searches verifed the inescapable facts. No matter whether the studies were done by European consortiums, Palestinian experts, American think tanks or Israeli university professors, the resulting scientific conclusions were the same.

Forget all the overblown tabloid rhetoric about "terrorists", "right to defend borders", "holy war against the infidels", "oil" and "the axis of evil".

Doesn't mean a thing.

That's just pure verbal drama created by the various factions in the Middle East to avoid talking about the 5,000 pound gorilla in the room.

Water.

The Middle East is in an ecological death spiral. Period.

snip

MAPS OF THE REGION

Surface water map (too large to embed in post)




http://www.newshounds.us/2006/08/07/you_cant_drink_mud_...
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