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    I remember having to put "56k beware" on posts with...

    ...lots of photos.

    Yeah, 2008, those were the good 'ole days.

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    I haven't had to do that since 2003
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    Oh I've had high bandwidth since about then, also, but most forums asked us to put "56k beware" or similar just to be nice to the people living in 1997.

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    I remember 2400, 9600 (whoopee!), then the shiznit 56k.
    All for ANSI on BBSs. At 9600 it took like 15mins for a 1mb scanned gif.
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    Dude, I used to work on TRS-80's before AlGore even invented the internet.

    I also remember when America Online was fully text-based and the pages still took 20-30 seconds to load.

    Now I'm complaining because the only thing available at my house/office is aDSL with maximum 750k upload and it takes 1.5 minutes to upload a high-res photo to our online gallery. Down is 3mb (max for my area). But I'm hearing 15mb down and 5mb up "in the near future".

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    Used to be a member of a "pirate" board...remember them?

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    remember when a 100kb porn picture used to take 30 seconds to download?
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    Quote Originally Posted by i3igpete View Post
    remember when a 100kb porn picture used to take 30 seconds to download?
    and a picture at 640X480 was HUGE!!! "I could use this as a wallpaper!!"

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    And you would download 10 songs and your HDD was full lol.
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