When did you join the internet?

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Seems my first was 1995-1996, when I was 14-15 using AOL 3.0 I chatted with people from the states and I became penpals with two girls from California. Not anymore I'm married btw Was using a 486 DX 33Mhz but I upgraded to a DX 2 to give me double the Mhz

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Fascinating.

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BBC Micro with Prestel 1986
Internet as we know it.. 1994 (First ISP Bogomip !)
First gay sex.. Oh wait.. that wasn't a one of your questions surprisingly! X)

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1995

about 3 years ago

1995 - bad times for the phone bill

what the **** the internet?

4 years, 5 months ago

I chatted with people from the states and I became penpals with two girls … I chatted with people from the states and I became penpals with two girls from California



Hhhhm are these the e-mails and correspondence you don't want your wife to see?

hotukdeals.com/mis…098

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nikkib123

Hhhhm are these the e-mails and correspondence you don't want your wife … Hhhhm are these the e-mails and correspondence you don't want your wife to see? http://www.hotukdeals.com/misc/what-would-do-with-someone-s-computer-after-died/862098



jesus will you drop that penpal = letters, was nothing dodgy in them (_;)

if you're really that bothered I'll scan them in and show them to you if you want lol
Edited by: "lumoruk" 27th Feb 2011

1995, can't remember what computer we had but I remember my Dad coming home with it & it cost a fortune!

lumoruk

jesus will you drop that penpal = letters, was nothing dodgy in them … jesus will you drop that penpal = letters, was nothing dodgy in them (_;)if you're really that bothered I'll scan them in and show them to you if you want lol



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1992 for me

cant remember wat year but we had ntl dial up tht used to go off every 2 hours so u wouldnt get huge phone bill lmao

around 96-97 time. God i still remember that ugly sound buzzing through my mind.

Was running a 486

Dial up haha, I don't know how we managed with it! oO

vicknanth

cant remember wat year but we had ntl dial up tht used to go off every 2 … cant remember wat year but we had ntl dial up tht used to go off every 2 hours so u wouldnt get huge phone bill lmao



we had the same, it used to cut itself off after 2 hours, I think with a BT dial up modem then went to Screamimg Net,I was stung for nearly £200 once as we had a rouge dialer install its self & my modem was dialing out on a premium rate number !

I guess it was 1998, as Windows98 had just been released. I remember none of my friends had a computer yet, and I always used to get in trouble for going on games which used up to much of the internet. Only allowed on after 5pm or something when it was cheaper...

I think the computer cost my Dad over £1k. Ridiculous now...

And to think I moan about the internet being slow now!

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richp

rouge dialer install its self & my modem was dialing out on a premium … rouge dialer install its self & my modem was dialing out on a premium rate number !



yeah I remember those, damn porn sites (_;)

Mine would have been in work. I can't remember but can remember when we got Windows on our system. I was like what the hell, thought it was amazing.

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richp

we had the same, it used to cut itself off after 2 hours, I think with a … we had the same, it used to cut itself off after 2 hours, I think with a BT dial up modem then went to Screamimg Net,I was stung for nearly £200 once as we had a rouge dialer install its self & my modem was dialing out on a premium rate number !



Haha... there were loads of those hijack dialers out there. They must be gutted with broadband!

The worst I got stung for was about 10 hours. I had the usual cut off in place, but was on "www.liveonsat.co.uk" or something similar, which refreshed the page for football scores every 15 seconds or so. I learnt after that to disconnect rather than just walk away.

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think it was about 93/94 (in the way the internet is now) and possibly with compuserve till the great aol came out lol
used to get phone bills of about £200 a month back then oO

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emhaslam

I think the computer cost my Dad over £1k. Ridiculous now...And to think … I think the computer cost my Dad over £1k. Ridiculous now...And to think I moan about the internet being slow now!



My first IBM PC was bought in March 1994. A Dell 486DX266 and cost £1200. It had an 40MB hard drive, 4MB or ram and the masterclass of a 2 speed CD Rom, which cost another £200 on top! (Bought just to play a game called "The 7th Guest"... anyone remember that one?) Upgraded with a Matrox graphics card for £200 also! And a super 14" colour CRT¬ too die for!

Those were the days! X)

But that was a bargain compared to the £300 I paid for a 5 1/4 inch floppy drive for my BBC Micro!

1995...I had a 386 computer with a turbo button on it running windows 95
Edited by: "Spriggan" 27th Feb 2011

guv

My first IBM PC was bought in March 1994. A Dell 486DX266 and cost £1200. … My first IBM PC was bought in March 1994. A Dell 486DX266 and cost £1200. It had an 40MB hard drive, 4MB or ram and the masterclass of a 2 speed CD Rom, which cost another £200 on top! (Bought just to play a game called "The 7th Guest"... anyone remember that one?) Upgraded with a Matrox graphics card for £200 also! And a super 14" colour CRT¬ too die for!Those were the days! X)But that was a bargain compared to the £300 I paid for a 5 1/4 inch floppy drive for my BBC Micro!



I am sure the BBC Mirco our dad bought us cost £400??

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nikkib123

I am sure the BBC Mirco our dad bought us cost £400??



Don't be an Idiom.... The BBC Micro was £399.... I was talking about a floppy drive!

guv

Don't be an Idiom.... The BBC Micro was £399.... I was talking about a … Don't be an Idiom.... The BBC Micro was £399.... I was talking about a floppy drive!



Oh I know your were, just sayin' We had to put it back in the polystyrene protection and back in the box after we had used it!! It was immaculate, think its still in his loft!
Spent many a day playing on chuckie egg, oblivion and face maker

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nikkib123

Oh I know your were, just sayin' We had to put it back in the … Oh I know your were, just sayin' We had to put it back in the polystyrene protection and back in the box after we had used it!! It was immaculate, think its still in his loft!Spent many a day playing on chuckie egg, oblivion and face maker



There isnt a person alive (or lived) who could beat me at Chuckie egg. X)

I'm trying to work out when I first got broadband. I know the roll out start date with BT was 1 October... think it may have been 98, but not confident. I do know, my install date was 4 October, so one of the first 1000 in the country to get broadband. (A whopping 512K connection) I've always loved gadgets!

guv

There isnt a person alive (or lived) who could beat me at Chuckie egg. … There isnt a person alive (or lived) who could beat me at Chuckie egg. X)I'm trying to work out when I first got broadband. I know the roll out start date with BT was 1 October... think it may have been 98, but not confident. I do know, my install date was 4 October, so one of the first 1000 in the country to get broadband. (A whopping 512K connection) I've always loved gadgets!



I was the best at chuckie egg, FACT!!!!
Used to be addicted to that game, did every level exactly the same each time and no-one was allowed to speak to me when I was playing or I would kick off X)

1999/2000 via the sega dreamcast and only at weekends cos it was only 1p per minute on dial up

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nikkib123

I was the best at chuckie egg, FACT!!!!Used to be addicted to that game, … I was the best at chuckie egg, FACT!!!!Used to be addicted to that game, did every level exactly the same each time and no-one was allowed to speak to me when I was playing or I would kick off X)



You're posting in the wrong thread! X)

I would get round all 27 levels and keep going from the beginning again with just a couple of waking birds to avoid. I only stopped for a poo or sleep!

guv

You're posting in the wrong thread! X)I would get round all 27 levels and … You're posting in the wrong thread! X)I would get round all 27 levels and keep going from the beginning again with just a couple of waking birds to avoid. I only stopped for a poo or sleep!



But you wee'd yourself?

uh. 98 or 99 i think. i got access via an ondigital box. onnet it was called im sure. pretty basic web browsing using dial up.

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nikkib123

But you wee'd yourself?



Nope...I've always been able to hold my drink!

95ish for the proper internet, used BBS on the Amiga before that. It used to be that you paid your ISP a sub a month then a further 1-5p a minute to use it dependent on time of day/day of week. Freeserve changed all that. Remember being away with the army 97-98 time and coming home and we had broadband, wow I was impressed.

1998, was a late starter thought I'd better get my self an email address, used to go on my mothers comp, i didn't get my own comp till 2001

Cant remember, but know I was using college internet in 1998 and my first real internet for myself was the Dreamcast in 2000, then ONnet from OnDigital, then got one of those set top boxes(still have a sealed one) but never used it as it was so bad.

Got my first laptop around 2000/2001 and was on internet then, back in the Freeserve days(at parents)

First broadband was Orange 1 meg in 2004 and got 8 meg in 2006, and 20 meg in 2007! lol.

So I live in the middle of nowhere in sussex and guess what... MY TELEPHONE EXCHANGE STILL DOESN'T HAVE BROADBAND. If I want to connect to the internet I use the classical 56k modem or attempt to get some 3g signal...
The sound of my modem dialing still haunts me most days.... oO

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lol, i remember paying £800 for a dx2 computer 95 ish ,must have been nuts! X)

remembering the days of dial up, it was amazing that you could 5 minutes ages for a web page to load, now 5 seconds and you go nuts saying it's taking ages. X)

mkins99

So I live in the middle of nowhere in sussex and guess what... MY … So I live in the middle of nowhere in sussex and guess what... MY TELEPHONE EXCHANGE STILL DOESN'T HAVE BROADBAND. If I want to connect to the internet I use the classical 56k modem or attempt to get some 3g signal... The sound of my modem dialing still haunts me most days.... oO




lol, thats what i remember .................but back in the days of 2000,oO............poor you x
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