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To: KoRn
I think really broadband is now just a general term used by the public to refer to high speed Internet access from home. As far as most people are concerned it really has no technical definition. Of course, I'm referring to people who think that you can't surf the net without AOL or Yahoo lol.

I agree. Now let's argue about what "High Speed" Means, heh.

I once had a 30 minute argument with someone who was convinced that AOL ran the internet. His proof? With AOL dialed in, you could get to the internet, with it off, you couldn't. LOL. It took me a while to explain it to him. I've had things like that sometimes. This other time, a guy brings in his computer, an old XT with a shot MFM drive. The Motor wouldn't spin up unless you rapped on the case occasionaly. I told him this. The only other thing I did for the guy was add @echo off to the autoexec.bat. For two weeks, he hounded me that I broke his computer adding that to the Autoexec.bat. He kept having to rap on the drive. I told him, go ahead, take it out of the autoexec.bat, but I'm not going to be responable for what happens.

Round about 2 days later, he rolls in and he's FURIOUS! The machine won't boot any more. Your Technician told me to take Echo Off out of the Autoexec! Now my machine won't boot any longer. My Boss turned beat red, ran into the back and started howling. Needless to say, we put in a new drive. Just to tweak the guy I added "Echo There is No Echo Off executing..." It must have been re-assuring at every bootup. hehe.

198 posted on 12/13/2004 1:33:55 PM PST by Malsua
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To: Malsua
LOL Don't you just luuuuv people? lol

I also like the catch word for dial-up providers: "High Speed Access". Sure, you can dial up pretty damned fast, but you are gonna be slow as you can be when you get there lol.

I had an aunt who paid $200 for a 7 year old Packard Bell computer with 32MB of RAM running Windows 98. She was bragging about how it "had been upgraded". Well about 2 years after she bought it she decided to get online, and it was running really slow while loading web pages.

I told her that her system was too old and slow to really do her any good online. She rejected my conclusion outright, because it "had been upgraded". She's still using it by-the-way....
199 posted on 12/13/2004 1:42:54 PM PST by KoRn
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