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    ... this internet thing rocks

    ..... I assume some of you pinch yourself like I do? This net thing really has caught on.

    I can't believe what a massive impact on my daily life this thing has made.... (!)

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    Re: ... this internet thing rocks

    the internet was bound to succeed - just consider how many new avenues it opens for porn

    what amazes me is the success of mobile phones for more than basic comms.

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    Re: ... this internet thing rocks

    Quote Originally Posted by directhex View Post
    the internet was bound to succeed - just consider how many new avenues it opens for porn

    what amazes me is the success of mobile phones for more than basic comms.
    Does basic comms include data, as to a great extent you could also thank the net for that?

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    Re: ... this internet thing rocks

    I am amazed how 'cheap' it is to communicate and how much bandwidth you get now for very little £!

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    Re: ... this internet thing rocks

    I know! I still find it all quite frightfully impressive!

    I think many people today take far too much of the modern world and technological development for granted. It is amazing to think how far we have all come.

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    Re: ... this internet thing rocks

    I'm with hex on this one. Devices like the iPhone and the TyTN II really are pretty amazing uses of technology. Music, video, photos, GPS, games, wifi, email, calls, texts.....

    The amount of things you can do on these really is astounding when you considder what mobiles were like a couple of years ago

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    Re: ... this internet thing rocks

    Quote Originally Posted by Funkstar View Post
    I'm with hex on this one. Devices like the iPhone and the TyTN II really are pretty amazing uses of technology. Music, video, photos, GPS, games, wifi, email, calls, texts.....

    The amount of things you can do on these really is astounding when you considder what mobiles were like a couple of years ago
    I agree but the TYTN II sucks - it's so slow

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    Re: ... this internet thing rocks

    the internet takes me away from my game playing duties.. so in that respect the internet sucks..

    long live the days of the commodore 64 when i got 4 million on bubble bobble, and finished it without losing any lives.

    just a thought... if everyone is switching to more mobile devices like the asus e thing, and youtube style places, is there still a place for 'keyboard typing' discussion forums like hexus?

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    Re: ... this internet thing rocks

    Quote Originally Posted by stevie lee View Post
    the internet takes me away from my game playing duties.. so in that respect the internet sucks..

    long live the days of the commodore 64 when i got 4 million on bubble bobble, and finished it without losing any lives.

    just a thought... if everyone is switching to more mobile devices like the asus e thing, and youtube style places, is there still a place for 'keyboard typing' discussion forums like hexus?
    The challenge is people expect instant responses online - however, the internet has purposes such as quick information lookup.


    There is always going to be a place for people to lookup with 'keyboard heavy' places such as HEXUS.community.... however long term a pervasive approach is needed - all content anywhere...

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    Re: ... this internet thing rocks

    To be honest i can't remember a time without the internet properly, and if the net goes down i'm always out trying to use the airwaves to browse the net.

    it's just become soo integrated into society it's taken for granted

    where are all those who were saying "oh the internets just a fad, it'll never catch on"
    same with computers and the people saying they would never catch on.
    like a bloke the other day i was chatting to, and we got onto computers, and he just said "nah, never use computers or modern technology." this was while texting someone on his iphone.... and then he was like well i shall have to go. wandered off and then i saw him driving a TOTR M3 (m3 or m5 i forget the difference) around, i was just like hmmmmmmm, so much for not using modern technology.
    so the modern technology he was supposedly not using:

    ABS
    Climate Control
    Onboard sensors
    ECU etc etc
    Plus His mobile.......

    theres no escaping technology and theres no escaping the internet (how long till teleportation? people say that will never happen, all it needs is a few major breakthroughs in recompiling DNA and genetic modifications so that the body can be split into tiny pieces and sent down a pipe and restructured automatically at the other end [okay so it's starting to sound quite hard] but just imagine if you got a blockage... it would be like the fly all over again)

    but yeah, the AOL adverts used to state "the internet, good or bad? you decide."
    to be honest, i really do believe it is a good thing as after all with no internet there would be no heXus in existance and therefore alot of people would never have known about each other, and alot more computers would still be broken (and of course less people would buy computers, as lots of people buy them to use the internet)

    where would we really be without computers and the internet??

    manually keeping watch on powerstations to ensure that they don't send out a power surge.
    Yes the world would be a greener place, but man would find some other way to ruin the planet (cos surely if there were no computers, tobogganing would become more popular and more trees would be cut down thus destroying the planet, therefore computers keep the world alive and without them, life as we know it would cease to function)

    but could mankind live without the internet? Yes

    could man live without machines? No, as our lives are so dependant on them nowadays that if they were removed in an instant, millions of people would perish due to life support machines not being around, billions of people left to fend for themselves not knowing how to do so.

    Primevil urges to survive kick in and mankind turns on it's self, man against man, woman against woman,tree hugger against.. trees, thus the eradication of the planet begins.... and why? because our lives are so intertwined with the little beastys that survial for alot of people depends upon them.

    In the wests tyime of need would the 3rd world step forward and lend a helping hand on how to deal without technology? afterall even the thridworld is being infitrated by technology (with projects like OLPC and the like).

    so i ask you, fellow heXites, could you cope without any technology at all??
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    Re: ... this internet thing rocks

    I'm quite amused at my reluctance to accept all of these 'low fat' internet's that have developed like "i-phone" and "WAP". If it's not at a decent resolution and broadbanded, I quite frankly don't want to know - I fear I have developed web snobbery.

    It's amazing that we have a TV, Radio, Cinema, Telephone, Carrier pigeon and Newspaper in one small box. Who on earth thinks of these things....

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    Re: ... this internet thing rocks

    Quote Originally Posted by DR View Post
    I agree but the TYTN II sucks - it's so slow
    hahaha, Gotta agree with that, Iphone seems so fast compared to it even though the software is different!

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    Re: ... this internet thing rocks

    you lot sound so old talking about all of this!
    i remember back in the day of dial-up.. and nothing before that

    oh and how i don't miss that connection noise!

    guess i'm an internet kid really

    w00t!

    and mobile phones!
    i can't remember not having 1..
    oh how times change for the better

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    Re: ... this internet thing rocks

    Quote Originally Posted by matty-hodgson View Post
    you lot sound so old talking about all of this!
    i remember back in the day of dial-up.. and nothing before that

    oh and how i don't miss that connection noise!

    guess i'm an internet kid really

    w00t!

    and mobile phones!
    i can't remember not having 1..
    oh how times change for the better
    i never had an interest in mobiles - then suddenly i had an urgent and constant need to nick a friend's mobile during every chemistry class to txt my girlfriend

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    Re: ... this internet thing rocks

    Quote Originally Posted by directhex View Post
    i never had an interest in mobiles - then suddenly i had an urgent and constant need to nick a friend's mobile during every chemistry class to txt my girlfriend
    Bah, blimmin thank next to quote (/grumble)



    Did this sudden urge happen at the same time as getting said girlfriend?

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    Re: ... this internet thing rocks

    Quote Originally Posted by JK Ferret View Post
    Bah, blimmin thank next to quote (/grumble)



    Did this sudden urge happen at the same time as getting said girlfriend?
    kinda sorta maybe

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