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The last time I used a dial-up modem was...

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  415 votes / 1%
Within the past month
  636 votes / 2%
Within the past year
  719 votes / 2%
1 to 5 years ago
  2348 votes / 7%
5 to 10 years ago
  9356 votes / 29%
10 to 20 years ago
  16180 votes / 51%
more than 20 years ago
  858 votes / 2%
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  1104 votes / 3%
31616 total votes.
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The last time I used a dial-up modem was...

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  • first vote (Score:2, Funny)

    by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday September 17, 2013 @08:02AM (#44871601)

    I looked at the results and said "holy shit...EVERYONE voted 10-20 years ago?"...then I realized it was just me.

  • by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday September 17, 2013 @08:33AM (#44871813)

    I looked at the results and said "holy shit...EVERYONE voted 10-20 years ago?"...then I realized it was just me.

    I don't know about you, but I voted just a minute ago. Indeed, I'm surprised that you could vote on this poll 10-20 years ago. I thought it only appeared today.

  • by yurtinus (1590157) on Tuesday September 17, 2013 @01:17PM (#44874839)
    I'm kind of jealous that you've seen a modem plugged into a VoIP line. That's the sort of irony that would make me giggle every single time I saw it.
  • by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday September 17, 2013 @05:49PM (#44878169)

    I don't know about you, but I voted just a minute ago. Indeed, I'm surprised that you could vote on this poll 10-20 years ago. I thought it only appeared today.

    That's because you're on dial-up...

  • by Barlo_Mung_42 (411228) on Tuesday September 17, 2013 @06:13PM (#44878425) Homepage

    My son (age 9) wrote a story about machines that talked with each other via sound that was too rapid for humans to understand.
    He'd never heard of a modem before. So I explained it to him and found a youtube clip of one connecting. He was amazed.

  • by Dynedain (141758) <slashdot2 AT anthonymclin DOT com> on Tuesday September 17, 2013 @08:57PM (#44879741) Homepage

    Intentionally? More than 10 years ago.

    Unintentionally? 2 weeks ago at an ATM. You'd be surprised at how many ATMs still use modems. You wouldn't know it unless they leave the audio on during the connection sequence.

  • by Austerity Empowers (669817) on Tuesday September 17, 2013 @09:54PM (#44880065)

    pedantic fuck

    An act only possible between a grammar nazi and a references nazi. It's characterized chiefly by exclamations of "This is a potentially enjoyable experience, Kinsey (1953)!!!" "One exclamation point is always sufficient!" "That is factually inaccurate, Master's and Johnson's (1966)."

    It manages to fulfill all technical requirements of the act, while entirely missing the point and ultimately leaving both parties disappointed both with the experience, and the audience they thought they had, who gave up during the thesis stateme...I meant foreplay.

     

  • by bitt3n (941736) on Wednesday September 18, 2013 @02:36PM (#44886203)

    My son (age 9) wrote a story about machines that talked with each other via sound that was too rapid for humans to understand. He'd never heard of a modem before. So I explained it to him and found a youtube clip of one connecting. He was amazed.

    so he changed his story to machines that communicated via sound too aggravating to stand

A LISP programmer knows the value of everything, but the cost of nothing. -- Alan Perlis

 



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