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

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Right this minute!
  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
  9357 votes / 29%
10 to 20 years ago
  16184 votes / 51%
more than 20 years ago
  858 votes / 2%
I'd say it was abouY!@#*ZNO CARRIER
  1104 votes / 3%
31621 total votes.
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  • Don't complain about lack of options. You've got to pick a few when you do multiple choice. Those are the breaks.
  • Feel free to suggest poll ideas if you're feeling creative. I'd strongly suggest reading the past polls first.
  • This whole thing is wildly inaccurate. Rounding errors, ballot stuffers, dynamic IPs, firewalls. If you're using these numbers to do anything important, you're insane.
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The last time I used a dial-up modem was...

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  • 4 years ago (Score:3, Insightful)

    by Rataerix (2814199) on Tuesday September 17, 2013 @08:16AM (#44871687)
    It's seems so crazy that only 4 years ago I had dial-up, and now my 5 Mbps is considered slow by many.
  • by dmatos (232892) on Tuesday September 17, 2013 @10:25AM (#44872861)

    Right this very minute: I live in a rural location, and I'm at home.
    Within the past month: I live in a rural location, but I'm posting this from work.
    Within the past year: My parents live in a rural location, and I wanted to check my email while I was visiting them.
    1 to 5 years ago: There was that one time my cable modem went down, and I had to use the free dial-up that came with my account to get on the internet and look up the phone number for my service provider.
    5 to 10 years ago: I moved into a city and never looked back.
    10 to 20 years ago: I moved into a city a while ago.
    More than 20 years ago: Does anyone else remember those AOL CD's?
      I'd say it was abouY!@#*ZNO CARRIER: Shit. I guess I just hit my bandwidth cap, and now Comcast is injecting RST's into my stream.

  • 2400 (Score:4, Insightful)

    by pedestrian crossing (802349) on Tuesday September 17, 2013 @12:24PM (#44874055) Homepage Journal
    Ah yes, 2400. The virtual striptease as the "graphical element" slowly and erratically revealed itself from top to (hopefully) bottom...
  • Re:4 years ago (Score:5, Insightful)

    by Bob9113 (14996) on Tuesday September 17, 2013 @01:17PM (#44874833) Homepage

    if you tried to say watch netflix on your 300bps modem (assuming it worked) you will be better off walking to your nearest red-box and getting a CD.

    I think you might still beat 300 bps if you walked to your furthest red-box.

    Hmm, let's see. Assuming we're talking continental United States, furthest average walk would be maybe 2000 miles (since coastal population is higher than central). Average person walks 2 MPH, so 1000 hours each way, call it 1500 hours with sleep, or 3000 hours round trip. DVD contains 2 GB of video. 2 GB / 300 bps = 16 billion / 300 per second = 53 megaseconds = 14,814 hours. Yup, better off walking -- even coast to coast and back, with a solid 8 hours of sleep each night. :)

  • Re:Missing Option. (Score:5, Insightful)

    by mcl630 (1839996) on Tuesday September 17, 2013 @05:10PM (#44877685)

    Why wouldn't "Right this minute!" be your choice?

  • Re:first vote (Score:4, Insightful)

    by FatLittleMonkey (1341387) on Thursday September 19, 2013 @01:55AM (#44891041)

    those subhumans.

    Oh irony, thou cruel mistress.

"Who alone has reason to *lie himself out* of actuality? He who *suffers* from it." -- Friedrich Nietzsche


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