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EvenBob
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December 19th, 2020 at 12:19:51 PM permalink
Quote: smoothgrh



According to the interwebs:



Where do you find the 'interwebs' at,
all I get is the same old internet.
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EvenBob
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December 19th, 2020 at 12:22:41 PM permalink
Quote: lilredrooster

back in the day the Bookmobile came to our neighborhood once a week



I loved it, I loved the smell of
all the books. I wanted to be
a Bookmobile driver when I
grew up so I could have first
dibs on the used comics. Too
bad I quit reading them when
I discovered the Hardy Boys
in 5th grade.
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rxwine
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December 20th, 2020 at 10:18:04 PM permalink
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In the early 20th century, people thought radioactivity was healthy and would buy "healing" radioactive drinks for its supposed effects on rheumatism and various other ailments. Eben Byers, a tycoon of the era, claimed to drink three bottles a day. His death was documented in the Wall Street Journal with the headline, "The Radium Water Worked Fine Until His Jaw Came Off."

The Hall of Unverified Claims is a vast place with many shelves.
EvenBob
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December 21st, 2020 at 12:19:49 AM permalink
Quote: rxwine


In the early 20th century, people thought radioactivity was healthy



They thought all the new stuff
was healthy. Electricity, radio
waves, magnetic waves. Quack
medical devices flourished and
they did nothing for you. Didn't
cure baldness, make you live
longer, get rid of disease.
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lilredrooster
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December 21st, 2020 at 12:41:27 AM permalink
the soothing sounds of dial up internet - hope, hope, hoping you would actually get on and that when you did you could actually load a page in less than 5 minutes

"𝐠𝐞𝐭 𝐨𝐟𝐟 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐢𝐧𝐭𝐞𝐫𝐧𝐞𝐭 𝐈'𝐦 𝐨𝐧 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐩𝐡𝐨𝐧𝐞"


"𝘣𝘦𝘭𝘪𝘦𝘷𝘦 𝘩𝘢𝘭𝘧 𝘰𝘧 𝘸𝘩𝘢𝘵 𝘺𝘰𝘶 𝘴𝘦𝘦 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘯𝘰𝘯𝘦 𝘰𝘧 𝘸𝘩𝘢𝘵 𝘺𝘰𝘶 𝘩𝘦𝘢𝘳"______Edgar Allan Poe
AZDuffman
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December 21st, 2020 at 4:07:35 AM permalink
Quote: EvenBob

They thought all the new stuff
was healthy. Electricity, radio
waves, magnetic waves. Quack
medical devices flourished and
they did nothing for you. Didn't
cure baldness, make you live
longer, get rid of disease.



People still think this way. Some new thing comes out and people eat it up. Some study says some thing in food helps something and it is the rage. Remember the oat bran craze?
All animals are equal, but some are more equal than others
EvenBob
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December 21st, 2020 at 9:47:38 AM permalink
Quote: lilredrooster

the soothing sounds of dial up internet



OMG that's depressing. I did that
for 6 years before I got cable
internet. I dreaded going online.
It was cheap, though. And slow.
Getting cable was like trading in
your 57 VW bug for a Porche.
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DRich
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December 21st, 2020 at 12:45:40 PM permalink
Quote: EvenBob

OMG that's depressing. I did that
for 6 years before I got cable
internet. I dreaded going online.
It was cheap, though. And slow.
Getting cable was like trading in
your 57 VW bug for a Porche.



This was my first modem in 1984. A blazing 30 characters a second. It would take over 25 seconds to update the screen of text when writing a paper.

Order from chaos
rxwine
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December 21st, 2020 at 7:18:50 PM permalink
I remember trying to download something overnight. I think I was on Prodigy, or AOL then. The damn thing failed at around the 10 hour mark. And there was no partial download. You lost the whole thing if the connection cut off.
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StevieRayShine
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December 21st, 2020 at 7:59:59 PM permalink
HA, think he's referring to the deep web

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