Be honest: How many of you don't remember this?

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#1 gameguy6700
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So it occured to me that while my generation probably remembers this sound pretty well and everything associated with it, there's probably a lot of kids these days who have never heard this before except maybe on TV. Kind of crazy to think this sound has gone from common place to utterly absent in only 11 or so years.

Do you remember me?

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#2 michael_1234576
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The horribly slow memories
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#3 Pirate700
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It's been over 10 years now but I remember it like it was yesterday. The good ol 90s.

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#4 Ace6301
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God I always hated that sound. Slow ass internet with a slow ass computer is no fun.
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#5 weezyfb
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yeah how could i forget. old dogs wont forget but the young cats have
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#6 cd_rom
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Some people still use dial-up. A friend of mine lives out in the sticks and can only get dial-up. I literally did hear that just last week.
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#7 Rutzfuz
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My ears are bleeding!!!

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#8 gameguy6700
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Some people still use dial-up. A friend of mine lives out in the sticks and can only get dial-up. I literally did hear that just last week.cd_rom
Tell him to get a satellite internet connection. It's not as fast as a landline broadband connection but it still gets the job done a hell of a lot faster than dial up. My dad has such a connection for his laptop and he's browsed the internet in the middle of the mojave.
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#9 auron_16
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Has it really been 10 years? :|
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#10 Dust_Fox
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Reminds me of the good ol' days.... except the days weren't good and the internet wasn't either.
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#11 -Fromage-
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What a sound. I can still hear my dad smacking the computer yelling at it to hurry up too.
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#12 cell_dweller  Moderator
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You know, I remember those days, but at the time, dial-up was all we had, so I didn't know that there was anything faster. I had a decent modem and connection, so I survived. If I had to go BACK to dial-up, I'd probably jump off a cliff though...
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#13 Ultrabeatdown55
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17 and I remember. Like it was yesterday.

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#14 pspdseagle
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Don't recall ever using dial-up, sounds horrible.
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#15 Pirate700
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Some people still use dial-up. A friend of mine lives out in the sticks and can only get dial-up. I literally did hear that just last week.cd_rom
Your friend is misinformed. He can get satellite high speed.

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#16 ThePerro
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Ah yes, I remember those horrible times. Makes me grateful for the age that we live in today. Too bad though that no one is there to tell me "You've got mail!".

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#17 Suzy_Q_Kazoo
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Yes, I remember that completely.

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#18 cd_rom
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[QUOTE="gameguy6700"] Tell him to get a satellite internet connection. It's not as fast as a landline broadband connection but it still gets the job done a hell of a lot faster than dial up. My dad has such a connection for his laptop and he's browsed the internet in the middle of the mojave.

Your friend is misinformed. He can get satellite high speed.Pirate700
As shocking as it may sound, he doesn't use the internet that much. Simple country folk don't need no stinkin' 'puters (although he loves his Blackberry to death).
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#20 Linkthedueler
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ah, good times gooood times "hey! get off the phone! i'm trying to use the internet!!!" lol the memories
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#21 Gaming-Planet
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Yep when I first got internet... well dial-up. I'm still wonder till this day why it makes those sounds.

I think it was around 1999-2000 when I had it. I remember shopping for my first computer too.

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#22 Boston_Boyy
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Never in my own house, but at my friend's (as late as 2004), and my Grandma's yes.

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#23 yentlequible
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I will never forget that sound... Back when I was 8 I would always try to connect to the internet in offline mode and would hear that constantly. The browser had saved information from websites so it appeared to work offline. Man was I stupid...
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#24 kris9031998
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*Head explodes*
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#25 Pirate700
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[QUOTE="gameguy6700"] Tell him to get a satellite internet connection. It's not as fast as a landline broadband connection but it still gets the job done a hell of a lot faster than dial up. My dad has such a connection for his laptop and he's browsed the internet in the middle of the mojave.cd_rom
Your friend is misinformed. He can get satellite high speed.Pirate700
As shocking as it may sound, he doesn't use the internet that much. Simple country folk don't need no stinkin' 'puters (although he loves his Blackberry to death).

I'm a country boy also and I still use the interwebs a ton. Probably more than I should. :P

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#26 cd_rom
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[QUOTE="yentlequible"]I will never forget that sound... Back when I was 8 I would always try to connect to the internet in offline mode and would hear that constantly. The browser had saved information from websites so it appeared to work offline. Man was I stupid...

"This news site hasn't updated in a week!"
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#27 gameguy6700
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ah, good times gooood times "hey! get off the phone! i'm trying to use the internet!!!" lol the memoriesLinkthedueler
"No you can't get on the internet yet, I'm waiting for an important phone call, you can get on after I'm done" Ah yes, the good days when you either needed to have two phone lines or live in a family where everyone was fighting between using the internet and the phone.
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#28 OilySuperWillie
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I used dial up until I think 2003 so it's still in memory and i hated it

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#29 Pirate700
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I will never forget that sound... Back when I was 8 I would always try to connect to the internet in offline mode and would hear that constantly. The browser had saved information from websites so it appeared to work offline. Man was I stupid...yentlequible

That sound also didn't make it easy to sneak onto the computer at night to look at porn (which was also a crazy internet revelation at the time). :P

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#30 yentlequible
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[QUOTE="cd_rom"][QUOTE="yentlequible"]I will never forget that sound... Back when I was 8 I would always try to connect to the internet in offline mode and would hear that constantly. The browser had saved information from websites so it appeared to work offline. Man was I stupid...

"This news site hasn't updated in a week!"

:D pretty much, except it was for a flash gaming website. The games still worked offline since I had played them before, but I always got pissed off when a different game would not load.
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Reminds me of the good ol' days.... except the days weren't good and the internet wasn't either.Dust_Fox
exactly. i remember staring at the computer waiting to do something; then my mom had to make a call right when i get connected. but back then, i wasn't so enthused about the internet. not many sites were up and wasn't really a point in spending more than an hour on the computer a day.
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#32 ace-of-spades93
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It was my ringtone for a while :D
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#33 metroidfood
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Noooo! I thought I had escaped you dial-up! :cry:

Back, back to the pits of hell from whence you came!

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#34 gameguy6700
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It was my ringtone for a while :Dace-of-spades93
I never thought of that, but I am so doing that now.
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#35 cybrcatter
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Reminds me of the good ol' daysDust_Fox
What?!
.... except the days weren't good and the internet wasn't either.Dust_Fox
Ah, yes.

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#36 Peiner09
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Mind = boggled

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#37 poseidonwest
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I didn't have a computer back then...so no I don't remember it. Did I miss much?

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#38 Pirate700
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I didn't have a computer back then...so no I don't remember it. Did I miss much?

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The mid to late 90s was a glorious time for the web. It wasn't what it is today but it was mind blowing back then.

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#39 Razor-Lazor
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That was what I had to deal with at a very young age. Extremely annoying.
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#40 Hellfire-1
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[QUOTE="cd_rom"]Some people still use dial-up. A friend of mine lives out in the sticks and can only get dial-up. I literally did hear that just last week.gameguy6700
Tell him to get a satellite internet connection. It's not as fast as a landline broadband connection but it still gets the job done a hell of a lot faster than dial up. My dad has such a connection for his laptop and he's browsed the internet in the middle of the mojave.

This is what I use, and I live in the middle of the woods, we set the dish up so it just looks through a hole in the trees and it works well enough! :)
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#41 Alacoque72
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I used to have that about 5 or 6 years ago because it was the only thing we could get where we lived. Then we got satelite which was hardly any faster. Now we have fiber optic from a tower and it's fast enough for PS3 online.

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#42 XeroEX
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I remember dial-up... and all the frustration associated with it.

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#43 -Sun_Tzu-
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Oh.My.God.

The memories...the horror...

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#44 ContraQueen
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Of course I remember it, I had dial up until just a few years ago.

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#45 gameguy6700
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I didn't have a computer back then...so no I don't remember it. Did I miss much?

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Just a whole lot of this

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#46 British_Azimio
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The sound played in my head before I even clicked on the link. I sure do remember.
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#47 konvikt_17
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i hear it everytime i go to my grandmas house.

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#48 XilePrincess
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We had dial up internet in 2006. And a Win98 computer. I remember that all too well.
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#49 cybrcatter
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We had dial up internet in 2006. And a Win98 computer. I remember that all too well.XilePrincess
If you would have said Windows Me I'd have shed a tear for you.
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#50 hokies1313
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I almost miss this sound.