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Tomorrow you may lose the 'Internet' ... discuss

Postby MGV12 » Tue Jun 23, 2015 3:23 pm

I lost it yesterday for a whole day ... was I lost?

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Re: Tomorrow you may lose the 'Internet' ... discuss

Postby schuimpge » Tue Jun 23, 2015 4:50 pm

MGV12 wrote:I lost it yesterday for a whole day ... was I lost?


Wheather you lost it being lost is hard to say..

But at the very least you where difficult to find.. :mrgreen:
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Re: Tomorrow you may lose the 'Internet' ... discuss

Postby Roger Ramjet » Tue Jun 23, 2015 4:57 pm

MGV12 wrote:I lost it yesterday for a whole day ... was I lost?

Perhaps you were one of the test people trying out the new improved gateway that will funnel all users through the Military controlled internet gateway. It's on the way, I'll find the story and post it.
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Re: Tomorrow you may lose the 'Internet' ... discuss

Postby BKKBILL » Tue Jun 23, 2015 6:29 pm

MGV12 wrote:I lost it yesterday for a whole day ... was I lost?


Were you in a balloon?

A man in a hot air balloon realized he was lost. He reduced altitude and
spotted a woman below. He descended a bit more and shouted, "Excuse me,
can you help me? I promised a friend I would meet him an hour ago, but I
don't know where I am."

The woman below replied, "You're in a hot air balloon hovering
approximately 30 feet above the ground. You're between 40 and 41 degrees
north latitude and between 59 and 60 degrees west longitude."

"You must be an engineer," said the balloonist. "I am," replied the woman,
"How did you know?"

"Well," answered the balloonist, "everything you told me is, technically
correct, but I've no idea what to make of your information, and the fact
is I'm still lost. Frankly, you've not been much help at all. If anything,
you've delayed my trip."

The woman below responded, "You must be in Management." "I am," replied
the balloonist, "but how did you know?"

"Well," said the woman, "you don't know where you are or where you're
going. You have risen to where you are due to a large quantity of hot air.
You made a promise which you've no idea how to keep, and you expect people
beneath you to solve your problems. The fact is you are in exactly the same
position you were in before we met, but now, somehow, it's my fault."
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Re: Tomorrow you may lose the 'Internet' ... discuss

Postby MGV12 » Tue Jun 23, 2015 6:32 pm

I remember buying my first computer back in 1985 ... an Amstrad CPC464. It was at that time a revelation for word processing and playing games ... which you had to first load from a cassette tape.

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I cannot however recall when I first subscribed to a dial-up internet provider ... dial-up being the only option at that time ... it was however a major leap forward; if you had patience.

Before I left "the green and pleasant land" I enjoyed a a consistent and reliable 20Mb down my standard copper telephone line; consistent and reliable unlike my current fibre optic "30Mb guaranteed"; TIT.

My daily life has surely changed since I gradually perceived the manifold beneficial offerings available ... at this point side-stepping the myriad of negative [IMO] offerings.

I 'lost' the internet for one day ... I didn't actually misplace it but my current ISP screwed-up [without access to the internet I was unable to use Google maps/Earth to track it down] and I was consequently left bereft.

Why should I feel bereft? Is it really that important to our everyday lives? You bet it is!

Discuss

N.B Apologies for not taking account of BKKBILL's post but we crossed somewhere in the ether; not that there was any need to :P .
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Re: Tomorrow you may lose the 'Internet' ... discuss

Postby schuimpge » Tue Jun 23, 2015 10:01 pm

Nowadays I feel moody and upset at work but relaxed and happy at home when the Internet is out...
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