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What would YOU do if the Internet Shut Down?

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posted on Feb, 9 2012 @ 07:42 PM
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I'm aware that I'm addicted to the internet so I'd be seriously screwed.




posted on Feb, 9 2012 @ 07:45 PM
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Paint something probably



posted on Feb, 9 2012 @ 07:51 PM
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CB radio was a pretty good and popular way of communicating and socializing before the internet. I still keep one in the loft, just incase like everything goes wrong. 12v transmitter FTW
I havnt had it on for years now but maybe i should give it a blast and test it out and see how many other users are still on air just incase the internet does ever vanish.



posted on Feb, 9 2012 @ 08:01 PM
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Life would be a little less stressful, no more need to fix CSS for IE over all other Browsers and more time might be spent sleeping at night, granted games are still available offline... maybe enjoying more time with the GF... since she's totally 100% stuck in the Facecrack world via phone, laptop, wherever...

Granted I'd have to listen to the massive complaints and cries that our Internet was down.. but after a short while things would either continue to meltdown or quiet down. I never really went to the library prior to the Internet so I probably wouldn't go there any more than I have in the past... /shrugs. Oh and I'd for sure spend more time on the hawg.


Originally posted by tomten...
Or try to get people to start meshing up our own internet?
Is there anyone who have already started?

Intranets are nice to have. I'm always playing with mine at our clubhouse...

One thing I still wouldn't do though is get rid of my desk.... nope sorry... it's mine... back off...

It's the ONE thing I have left in my home that the woman hasn't forced me to remove yet. Plus I just replaced the middle monitor with a nice 23" 3D Monitor...


edit on 2/9/2012 by wyldwylly because: Grammer and Time Spent on the Hawg sentence added...



posted on Feb, 9 2012 @ 08:11 PM
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reply to post by zorgon
 


Pick up a book and read....again.



posted on Feb, 9 2012 @ 08:26 PM
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reply to post by chaztekno


Ah yes time to dust off the old equipment


Actually its still in my truck that we use for camping, much better than cell phone

Mike is a Lollipop D104 Golden Eagle, 1 K twin tube linear amp, twin Wilson 2000 center loaded, Cobra tin can. Even have the tattoo


I bet there are still a few old timers out east that remember the Cobra running through town with a little ummm cross channeling









They still have there place... nothing like em out here in the deep desert away from cell towers


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posted on Feb, 9 2012 @ 08:39 PM
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Read my 1000 + books,talk,dust off the board games,relearn the art of conversation,socialise, go out to the pub,cinema,way more dog walks and days out.re-invigerate pre internet passions and hobbies in fact i would enjoy it a lot.Geeeeeeeez what did my grandfather do before motor cars,phones,aeroplanes etc?

I have been thinking of initiating a period of internet abstinence it can be very anti social
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posted on Feb, 9 2012 @ 08:44 PM
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It will never be "shut off" just restricted tighter and tighter most likely, so we're safe for the most part.

2nd ___



posted on Feb, 9 2012 @ 09:01 PM
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I'd go back to having a real life.
Probably go visit friends instead of emailing them.
Maybe I'd even do something physical, like go for a hike.



posted on Feb, 9 2012 @ 09:17 PM
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Flog the dolphin.

...oh crap, I threw away all my vids and magazines years ago!!!



posted on Feb, 9 2012 @ 09:26 PM
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Well cool So far all the posts seem to agree that we would all go back to having a real life, going out with a real girl
and just socializing in real time face to face...

Ya know what?

WE should kill the internet
Come out of the caves, see what the sun really looks like... feel grass under bare feet... take a dip in a lake

Oh wait the sun gives ya cancer... the grass has dog poop and broken glass, and the water is a toxic ooze...

Never mind back to the cave we are DOOMED





posted on Feb, 9 2012 @ 09:30 PM
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I know that by not being able to go online my life would improve immensely... I have so many unfinished projects to accomplish that I'll probably never finish half of them.



posted on Feb, 9 2012 @ 09:32 PM
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As it was said during the Egyptian revolution this time last year:

"When the government shuts down the internet, it's time to shut down the government."

But to answer your question, I would probably load my guns and try to contact my MutualAssistanceGroup (MAG for short) while cleaning out the canned food isles in the local grocery stores. Also, a trip by lowes or home depot to grab some plywood to board up windows would be another priority.

If the sheep loose twitter and facebook, there's no telling the hell that would be unleashed upon the streets.



posted on Feb, 9 2012 @ 09:34 PM
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Play my guitar a helluva lot more, that's for sure.
I might lose the luxury of Ultimate-Guitar but... I'll manage.



posted on Feb, 9 2012 @ 09:36 PM
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i would cry



posted on Feb, 9 2012 @ 10:09 PM
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In a way, I'd be glad. I waste way too much time on the internet, whether I'm on my computer or playing Xbox Live.



posted on Feb, 9 2012 @ 10:30 PM
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WE should kill the internet Come out of the caves, see what the sun really looks like... feel grass under their feet... take a dip in a lake Oh wait the sun gives ya cancer... the grass has dog poop and broken glass, and the water is a toxic ooze...


Made me Laugh so hard ...but so true.

I would pull out the old 8, 10, and 12 sided dice, and find a great dungeon master and, start a new game.

When ever I see a poster state; "what is a BBS" I giggle a bit inside, and laugh at the ones that say..."The inter net is the internet, so you couldn't connect"...

They don't get it, because they grew up with the internet and cell phones...so don't know that, a dial up node is just a phone number to personal server that is open to a text protocol they don't understand...windows has spoiled them...and when it all goes down, we will go back to Dos 3 or 5, and pull out our 56k modems and dial a number, we acquired through word of mouth...and indeed connect with like minded souls, and ATS will live again.

And, we will systematically rebuild the connections, and achieve that which we desire....truth...and, to deny ignorance will, once again rein supreme.


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posted on Feb, 9 2012 @ 10:34 PM
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Modems wont help if you get your phone service as a package from your internet provider. You may have a VOIP connection, and not even know it.

Best overall communications strategy in an emergency, a 2-Meter HAM set. VHF, 144mhz - 148mhz .
And pick up 2- 12 volt batteries and a 2000watt inverter (or generator).

A CB in an emergency will just give you 10-15 miles local, and the repeaters, alot of which run on the INTERNET, will not be available or so congested, they might as well not exist.

As a HAM operator you can even take advantage of "Sporadic-E" giving ranges of 1.5k to 2.5k miles with the right atmospheric conditions. You can also receive and transmit to satellites, if you have a large watt set. Not perfect, but this is where world com was about 50 years ago, and there are alot of amateurs that will be thrilled to get you started.



posted on Feb, 9 2012 @ 10:37 PM
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Only way you have a package through your "internet provider," would be if the internet would be available...think outside the box...Plain old fashioned phone numbers.



posted on Feb, 9 2012 @ 10:42 PM
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Originally posted by Andronian
reply to post by charlyv
 


Only way you have a package through your "internet provider," would be if the internet would be available...think outside the box...Plain old fashioned phone numbers.



I guess you did not read my post, so.... what is your point? Do you have any idea about "regular telephone numbers"? Behind the central office, alot get routed via the internet as well.



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