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gigahurtz
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join:2001-10-20
Palm Coast, FL

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Wow, I just had my 12 year DSLR anniversary ...

I didn't even realize that 10-20 was my 12 year anniversary on DSLR. It's been a great 12 years - I joined when I was 17.


cline3621
Mr. Yuk is MEAN Mr. Yuk is GREEN
Premium
join:2006-06-14
Clarksville, TN
said by gigahurtz:

I didn't even realize that 10-20 was my 12 year anniversary on DSLR. It's been a great 12 years - I joined when I was 17.

I started visiting this site around 2000 myself when I got the first available 'high-speed' internet available in my area. It was a Charter connection, at the blazing speed of 1024k/256k. I finally decided to pay for some premium points to do some testing in 2006.

Where does the time go?


BabyBear
Keep wise ...with Nite-Owl

join:2007-01-11
reply to gigahurtz
Date: Thu, 27 Jan 2000 03:24:01 -0500
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To: babybear@.com
Subject: Access for dslreports.com

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Few more months to year 13. Think I was lost at least once before it a database loss or inactivity. Forget which it seems like it happens so frequently(around the web).

Lurked around even longer than 2000 while waiting for some sort of broadband in my area. But finally signed up when the dual-titanic based Flashcom/Northpoint brought SDSL to my CO.


northalabama

join:2001-06-18
Huntsville, AL
Reviews:
·AT&T U-Verse
·Comcast
reply to gigahurtz
happy ani!

i'm halfway through my 12th year, but i was way over 17 when i joined.

i had cable for years, and didn't start looking for dlsr until my first dsl connection.
--
The truth will set you free. But not until it is finished with you. - David Foster Wallace


backfeed
is giving feedback

join:2002-12-16
Peru, IN
Do you remember dial up???... way back in the old days...


northalabama

join:2001-06-18
Huntsville, AL
Reviews:
·AT&T U-Verse
·Comcast
yes, a distant memory, but still very clear...

i can remember my excitement over upgrading from 2400 baud to a 9600 baud error correcting modem, and the thrill...
--
The truth will set you free. But not until it is finished with you. - David Foster Wallace


gigahurtz
Premium
join:2001-10-20
Palm Coast, FL
reply to backfeed
I remember being excited when I got my first 56k modem and connecting at 51k with my local ISP. It was blazing fast!


IowaCowboy
Iowa native
Premium
join:2010-10-16
Springfield, MA
kudos:1
Reviews:
·Verizon Broadban..
·Comcast
reply to gigahurtz
I am one of the newer members. Joined in 2010. You must be my age because I was 17 back in 2000. Turned 18 in 2001 and graduated high school in 2002. Just turned 29 on Oct 13th and I am dreading 30 next year.

First upgraded to Broadband from dial up in 2001. My provider at the time was Mediacom. Now I have Comcast as I now live in the Northeast. Maybe the storm will damage Verizon's Ma' Bell era network and they'll find it more economically feasible to rebuild it with FiOS. Rebuilding old School DSL/pots networks is like fixing an old car that has very little life left in it (a 1956 Bell System network) when you can have a new car (a Verizon FiOS) for about the same price as fixing the old car. Verizon would be more profitable if they quit throwing good money at bad.

Verizon should at least design FiOS systems for unupgraded areas so they can execute the design if a legacy network is damaged beyond repair (with weather related issues being the biggest threat to their networks). The weather channel for the last 36 hours has been nonstop with an end of the world tone to their broadcasts. It's the gloom and doom factor that sells ads for generators, insurance companies, and Duracell batteries (and yet I pay for the priviledge to receive the Weather Channel in my Comcast bill).

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Romney-Ryan and Scott Brown are the Right Choice as they are Hope & Change you can count on.


gigahurtz
Premium
join:2001-10-20
Palm Coast, FL
That's correct - I am 29 and turning 30 next August (ahh!). I graduated in 2001. I actually used DSLR before I joined as I've been a techy for quite some time. I accessed this site after a friend told me about it and haven't left since!