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#1 Jul 18 2013 at 7:43 AM Rating: Excellent
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(ok, technically it's probably a 56k modem, but just imagine it about twice as slow!)
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#2 Jul 18 2013 at 7:44 AM Rating: Excellent
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Or any given Skrillex album.
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#3 Jul 18 2013 at 7:53 AM Rating: Good
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No less annoying now than it was back then.
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Or any given Skrillex album.


Modem Dubstep
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Ahhh the memories. 14.4 was where it was at though. I ran that **** into the 00's.
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We still dial out at work to run credit cards. People get genuinely happy and nostalgic when they hear it. It's amusing.
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#7 Jul 18 2013 at 6:52 PM Rating: Excellent
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now I need to find a 28.802 modem sound!

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#8 Jul 19 2013 at 7:09 AM Rating: Good
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Just put a sticky note that says "28.8" and you've got the same sound.
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#9 Jul 19 2013 at 9:43 AM Rating: Excellent
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If you play it backwards can you still hear the devil speaking to you?
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If you play it backwards can you still hear the devil sending a fax?

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His Excellency Aethien wrote:
No less annoying now than it was back then.

I liked that sound; it meant I was actually able to connect.

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No less annoying now than it was back then.

I liked that sound; it meant I was actually able to connect.

lol yes, this. We used something called metconnect for a while because it was free. If you listened closely to the sound you could tell within the first 2 or 5 seconds if you definitely weren't going to connect and could restart it instead of waiting the full 30-60 seconds.
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#15 Jul 20 2013 at 12:01 PM Rating: Good
My first modem, ~1983:
OK, it was my brothers that he used at home for college stuff.

Oh, and it was a dial phone.Smiley: tongue

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I just started rereading Foundation (Isaac Asimov). I read it first in the 70's - before the communication age.

I keep comparing the technological advances in the book (set in like the year 12,000) with how actual technology has advanced. The cell phone/smart phone/tablet - mobile information/entertainment access etc were not really envisioned in this story, nor most science fiction I've ever read. Warp speed travel - no problem, synthesized food - sure, but Google Glass would be a real show-stopper in the Thirteenth-thousand century.

I find that kind of interesting for some reason.
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#17 Jul 22 2013 at 7:23 AM Rating: Good
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I'd like that floating fruit station in Back to the Future 2. I've given up on the flying Deloreans.
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I'd like that floating fruit station in Back to the Future 2. I've given up on the flying Deloreans.


Food Dehydrator/Re-hyrdrator.
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#19 Jul 22 2013 at 9:13 AM Rating: Good
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Jet Pack.

Sure, got all the tools available to tele-commute, but I still can't simply strap on my pack and jet into the office.

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I just started rereading Foundation (Isaac Asimov). I read it first in the 70's - before the communication age.

I keep comparing the technological advances in the book (set in like the year 12,000) with how actual technology has advanced. The cell phone/smart phone/tablet - mobile information/entertainment access etc were not really envisioned in this story, nor most science fiction I've ever read. Warp speed travel - no problem, synthesized food - sure, but Google Glass would be a real show-stopper in the Thirteenth-thousand century.

I find that kind of interesting for some reason.

Micro-nuclear reactors FTW.
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#22 Jul 24 2013 at 2:01 PM Rating: Good
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My first modem, ~1983:
OK, it was my brothers that he used at home for college stuff.

Oh, and it was a dial phone.Smiley: tongue


My first modem was a 1200 baud modem that wouldn't work with my local BBS because it was a Bell modem and not Hayes compatible. Smiley: frown
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#23 Jul 24 2013 at 2:15 PM Rating: Good
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God you people are old.
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#24 Jul 25 2013 at 7:17 AM Rating: Good
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Get off my telnet, whippersnapper.
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God you people are old.

Not even close to 112.


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Elinda wrote:
I just started rereading Foundation (Isaac Asimov). I read it first in the 70's - before the communication age.

I keep comparing the technological advances in the book (set in like the year 12,000) with how actual technology has advanced. The cell phone/smart phone/tablet - mobile information/entertainment access etc were not really envisioned in this story, nor most science fiction I've ever read. Warp speed travel - no problem, synthesized food - sure, but Google Glass would be a real show-stopper in the Thirteenth-thousand century.

I find that kind of interesting for some reason.


Yup. Science fiction more or less completely missed how computers would actually work and change things. They were either seen as glorified counting machines (for like doing actual accounting), or that they'd improve to the state of being artificial brains capable of running cities. But they never got that computing devices would actually be used to enable efficient communication, and that those things would take forms that they just couldn't even imagine at the time.

Here's a fun site to waste some time on. Interesting stuff in there.
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those things would take forms that they just couldn't even imagine at the time.

It's really weird that they couldn't imagine things that they couldn't even imagine. I can't imagine what not being able to imagine things I wasn't able to imagine would be like.
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those things would take forms that they just couldn't even imagine at the time.

It's really weird that they couldn't imagine things that they couldn't even imagine. I can't imagine what not being able to imagine things I wasn't able to imagine would be like.


Exactly! Weird, huh? What were they even thinking, writing that science fiction novel with no possible ability of being able to imagine things that they can't imagine? Kill them all, I say.
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Maybe they figured that cat memes got old after twelve thousand years and people finally put computers to real use.

I found the Dune universe intriguing, with their ban on computers after a Terminator-like AI rebellion.
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