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Old October 30th, 2010, 13:24   #1
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56K means?

I'm looking through some posts and keep seeing "56k die" or "56k" or some other variation of 56k. What does this mean?

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Old October 30th, 2010, 13:30   #2
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probably before your time http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/56k
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Old October 30th, 2010, 13:30   #3
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It's an ancient Internet term for dial up...wow..if you have to ask you are way to young.
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Old October 30th, 2010, 13:31   #4
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56K = 56 Kilobytes per second = DIAL-UP
usually 56K die is where there are alot of high res photos that will slow down or "kill" dial-up internet
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Old October 30th, 2010, 13:31   #5
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Thank you all for the help!
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Old October 30th, 2010, 13:33   #6
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It's a throwback to 56K (AKA "dialup") modems/intrnet connectivity (even worse if you have a 1200 or 2400 baud modem which was before 56K connection speeds).

EVERYONE (except for some people who live out in the sticks) should really have at least a 64 KB(yte) connection at minimum.
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Old October 30th, 2010, 13:35   #7
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what? I'm still on 28.8. Only takes me 5 minutes to load ASC home page. lol
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Old October 30th, 2010, 13:35   #8
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Pfft, I get by fine on my AOL CD subscription.
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Old October 30th, 2010, 13:46   #9
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I remember the days of grabbing shitloads of the AOL 3.5" floppys and wiping the shit on them because I was too cheap to go out and buy my own blank ones.
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Old October 30th, 2010, 15:36   #10
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I used those discs as coasters.
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Old October 30th, 2010, 15:40   #11
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Anyone remember 5 1/4" Floppy B?

I have a box of them and I cut them open at the top and use them to store CD's (if I don't have "proper" CD sleeves available).
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Old October 30th, 2010, 15:48   #12
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I remember the days of grabbing shitloads of the AOL 3.5" floppys and wiping the shit on them because I was too cheap to go out and buy my own blank ones.
then drilling the hole to convert from DD to HD to gain an extra 720KB of free disk space

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Anyone remember 5 1/4" Floppy B?
I think I have MS DOS 3.0 on a stack of them somewhere.

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I remember writing a baseball video game program on my brothers Commodore Vic 20

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Old October 30th, 2010, 17:42   #14
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I used those discs as coasters.
Haha same here!
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Holy shit, I remember buying a 2400 internal and considering myself l33t.

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