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Originally posted by Pixie777
reply to post by Eaglecall
Are you being sarcastic or joking? Just in case, because I have no interest in returning to this thread, dial-up, is when you access the internet via a external/internal modem which connects to your phone line, which is a heck of a lot slower than even broadband. Watching videos online is a b***h and takes forever to buffer. Even a cellphone connection is faster than dial-up but costly. I should know I used to be on dial-up until I threw all my toys out the cot and demanded something better. Some countries or people don't have a choice though. Dial-up works out a heck of a lot cheaper in countries where you pay per MB/KB downloaded data, as you pay X per hour not per data.
Maybe with the person that asked it works differently, but that's how dial-up works where I am. Whichever the circumstances and the minor details of how it works, dial-up means you can't stream or buffer videos. For example to give you an idea of the slow speed (where I am at least): to download a 3MB email could easily take an hour, now replace email with say 60 MB video ... yea, don't bother, you'll watch it tomorrow some time. That is, if your dial-up doesn't automatically disconnect you 15 minutes into the session because of the connection being idle for too long. So you can do most things online, except things like flashplayer videos and streaming (or really big pages like some of the ones on MySpace that's been all prettied up and the walls have all these annimated pretty pictures on them a highway long), the time it takes to buffer is just simply too slow and it's not worth the wait.
So, there is an answer in case you were being serious, which I doubt, I think you were just joking or being sarcastic, which I found funny As I said, after being flamed for not believing this man, I really have no interest in returning to this thread if I just left my question at the first line, it would mean I would have to return to reply to you if you were being serious, but really some people don't have the luxury of options like say, America and the UK (And apparently not even the whole of it) Time-traveller indeed.
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