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09-08-2007, 09:49 AM
I recently joined and am looking around the site. I have run across some things that I am not sure of but think I figured it out: In the title line of some threads there is a note in parentheses (56K- no) or (56K-maybe) I am assuming this means that with a 56K modem it may not load or will take a long time?
Sorry if this is posted somewhere but I tried a search and got nothing but I may not have worded it correctly.

09-08-2007, 09:52 AM
Its just a joke because that thread probably contains many big pictures and will take 56k like 6 years to load them, welcome to the site

09-08-2007, 09:59 AM
Thanks! I figured it had something to do with that.

09-08-2007, 10:23 AM

09-08-2007, 10:34 AM
i didnt know people still had 56K. Why would you ever have that when you can get dsl for like $15 a month.

09-08-2007, 12:26 PM
Hah, I had 56k my whole life until 2 years ago we got DSL, now have cable internet, DSL was only 11.99$ a month for us through the phone company.

09-08-2007, 12:30 PM
Some of us poor people still have dialup.

09-08-2007, 12:40 PM
How much do you pay for dial up lol.

09-08-2007, 01:00 PM
It is just the cost of the phone plus basic ISP so phone plus $14.95. I can tack it onto my cable but then it is a bundle so have to change phone, cable service etc. Adding DSL thru my cable would cost another $150 month. I have had no income for over a year so that is out.

09-08-2007, 01:10 PM
Some areas of the US are not able to get DSL or cable yet. aka Louisiana and BFE.

09-08-2007, 01:19 PM
i didnt know people still had 56K. Why would you ever have that when you can get dsl for like $15 a month.

us people out here in BFE who only have one option for a phone/internet/cable access company have to pay a fockload more than 15 a month for dsl!

09-08-2007, 05:48 PM

09-08-2007, 07:45 PM
Howdy and welcome to the party.