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Comment: Re:Acoustic coupler era and POTS! (Score 1) 249

by hollywench (#30563400) Attached to: A Brief History of Modems
I'd say that generation is already here. My three kids were born into a house that was already online. I got my first computer & modem when I was 17, way back in 1979. (a used VIC-20, thank you. Loved it.) Getting online with that was fun, considering the limit of 40 characters per line on the TV screen.. Got married in 83, etc etc. Early sometime in 1986, I can remember taking my 2nd child in his baby carrier into a local store (he was 3 months old at the time..) to buy what was going to be our third computer.. a shiny new Amiga 500. I walked out of the store with his carrier in one hand and that huge box in the other.. :) Went home, unpacked it, and the first thing I did was get online with it. FidoNet and AmigaNet were a large part of my life for so many years. :) In memory of running a BBS and playing on them, my most favorite cell phone ringtone to this day is a fax modem squeal. That's the one ringtone I can't miss hearing, even if I'm somewhere noisy or whatever.. that modem tone gets my attention like nothing else will. Just like the modem during ZMH (Zone Mail Hour) would. :)

I met my second husband via FidoNet too, because of that Amiga. best thing I ever downloaded. ;)

/nostalgic geek mode=OFF

Comment: Re:I wonder if any of the 11 hugged him back.... (Score 1) 655

by hollywench (#30314222) Attached to: Man "Beats" <em>World of Warcraft</em>
Seriously. There's the achievement you definitely get for hugging a dead enemy (screenshot: http://www.blogcdn.com/www.wowinsider.com/media/2008/09/wowscrnshot_090108_234205.jpg its the highlighted one) Details: http://www.wowhead.com/?achievement=247 Then there's the achievement for hugging every animal in Azeroth. No, I'm not kidding. "To all the Squirrels I've Loved before" http://www.wowhead.com/?achievement=1206 and its sequel "To All The Squirrels Who Shared My Life" http://www.wowhead.com/?achievement=2557

"Stupidity, like virtue, is its own reward" -- William E. Davidsen

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