I hate going places with no internet!

  • Space_Cowboy_...

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    Mar 15, 2010 7:08 AM GMT
    I've been gone for the weekend to Nor-Cal and my aunt has like no internet up there by the lake because she doesn't want to have "city distractions" SO I have literally over 60 messages in my in box and that's not even counting Real Jock. Not to mention that I missed out on some awesome fucking forums. icon_evil.gif
  • Bunjamon

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    Mar 15, 2010 3:44 PM GMT
    I personally find it refreshing to be without internet and a cell phone for a little while. The worst is when there's no internet when you NEED it, or your cell phone dies at a critical moment.

    I think we should all learn to savor the little moments without technology and appreciate the convenience of the times we do have it.
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    Mar 15, 2010 3:48 PM GMT
    When I visit my family's farm, I am off grid. It's the best thing about it. My phone doesn't ding with emails work or personal.
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    Mar 15, 2010 3:51 PM GMT
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    Mar 15, 2010 3:53 PM GMT
    its a good thing not a bad thing to not have a i phone or internet service.

    We survived for years without it. Learn to appreciate life without it for awhile
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    Mar 15, 2010 5:07 PM GMT
    Space_Cowboy_89 saidI've been gone for the weekend to Nor-Cal and my aunt has like no internet up there by the lake because she doesn't want to have "city distractions" SO I have literally over 60 messages in my in box and that's not even counting Real Jock. Not to mention that I missed out on some awesome fucking forums. icon_evil.gif


    You'll be fine. Enjoy the disconnect.
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    Mar 15, 2010 5:15 PM GMT
    I have to admit, I do kind of love the seclusion you can feel when you're not jacked in. Even though I've got an iPhone & everything.
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    Mar 15, 2010 5:24 PM GMT
    I am the same way, though I realize how sad it is for so much of my life to be on the computer and on my iPhone. But I think every new generation (along with society) creates new "needs" that the previous didn't have before. Computers didn't use to be a necessity in school. Now, regardless of ownership, you NEED computer access for school.
  • Space_Cowboy_...

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    Mar 15, 2010 5:25 PM GMT
    I know I'll be okay i have my iPhone to at least keep me connected. I do enjoy being "off grid" but I just hate coming back to be attacked by my voicemail and e-mails.
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    Mar 15, 2010 5:25 PM GMT
    myname1 saidI am the same way, though I realize how sad it is for so much of my life to be on the computer and on my iPhone. But I think every new generation (along with society) creates new "needs" that the previous didn't have before. Computers didn't use to be a necessity in school. Now, regardless of ownership, you NEED computer access for school.



    Hell yeah !!!
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    Mar 15, 2010 5:30 PM GMT
    When I go see my grandma, it's dial up. Do you have any clue what dial up is like?! Forget even loading anything after my emails. Oh and theres no cell phone coverage so the blackberry is useless. But I still go visit her like a good grandson. :icon_smile.gif
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    Mar 15, 2010 5:43 PM GMT
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    Yeah, wherever there is cell service, I am never unable to access the Internet.

    Still, I really can cut it off, if I'm otherwise better engaged. The Internet is a technological miracle, that I've been using longer than many of the guys here have even been alive. But there can be better things to do, and when I'm doing them, the Internet can wait. The Internet hasn't deprived me of my ability to prioritize, to select, to choose what best interests and benefits me.

    The Internet is but one tool in the box that I've created to serve me. Like any good craftsman, I choose the best tool for the job at hand. I am the master of my tools, not the other way around.
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    Mar 16, 2010 12:18 AM GMT
    There are places in the world without internet? icon_question.gificon_eek.gif
  • jrs1

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    Mar 16, 2010 12:21 AM GMT
    tokidokiau saidThere are places in the world without internet?

    have you ever been to compton? usually any street named after dr. martin luther king, jr. will also revert back to the stone age ... or when hurricane katrina was relevant ... " black people: we need to do mo' betta. "
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    Mar 16, 2010 12:57 AM GMT
    Sometimes I'm amazed when I've been up a canyon somewhere for even a couple of hours. As soon as I get back into range, my pocket is beeping and buzzing with IM's, VMs, EMs. I imagine a pack of little electronic vultures that have been looking for me, homing in on the signal.

    BTW: On remote desert or mountain roads, there are often blazes spray-painted on a tree or a big rock by the side of the road. These are spots where someone was able to get a cellular signal. I don't think anyone has come up with a cool glyph for this purpose. Sometimes they're just a big "X," sometimes it just says "PHONE." There will often be a pickup truck or two parked there, if it's the nearest one to a job site.
  • Webster666

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    Mar 16, 2010 2:58 AM GMT
    Space_Cowboy_89 saidI've been gone for the weekend to Nor-Cal and my aunt has like no internet up there by the lake because she doesn't want to have "city distractions" SO I have literally over 60 messages in my in box and that's not even counting Real Jock. Not to mention that I missed out on some awesome fucking forums. icon_evil.gif




    Next time, do your beloved aunt a favor and STAY HOME with your internet "life."
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    Mar 16, 2010 3:04 AM GMT
    mindgarden saidSometimes I'm amazed when I've been up a canyon somewhere for even a couple of hours. As soon as I get back into range, my pocket is beeping and buzzing with IM's, VMs, EMs. I imagine a pack of little electronic vultures that have been looking for me, homing in on the signal.

    BTW: On remote desert or mountain roads, there are often blazes spray-painted on a tree or a big rock by the side of the road. These are spots where someone was able to get a cellular signal. I don't think anyone has come up with a cool glyph for this purpose. Sometimes they're just a big "X," sometimes it just says "PHONE." There will often be a pickup truck or two parked there, if it's the nearest one to a job site.





    icon_eek.gif THAT'S WHAT THAT WAS!!!!


  • Space_Cowboy_...

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    Mar 16, 2010 3:05 AM GMT
    Webster666 said
    Space_Cowboy_89 saidI've been gone for the weekend to Nor-Cal and my aunt has like no internet up there by the lake because she doesn't want to have "city distractions" SO I have literally over 60 messages in my in box and that's not even counting Real Jock. Not to mention that I missed out on some awesome fucking forums. icon_evil.gif




    Next time, do your beloved aunt a favor and STAY HOME with your internet "life."


    I didn't bitch or anything when I was out there, I was just shocked that I missed so much. and next time I'm just going to bring my laptop and I'll get internet from my iPhone
  • greenlantern1

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    Mar 16, 2010 3:11 AM GMT
    HotToddy saidI have to admit, I do kind of love the seclusion you can feel when you're not jacked in. Even though I've got an iPhone & everything.


    It's much better than the seclusion you feel when you are not jacked off!!..icon_twisted.gif