Pat, I started using the "Net" about 1988 or 89. I joined the EDU crowd and everything was manual type, but you could upload/download files pretty easy...for a 56k modem. I remember using PLATO as a means to find and share data.
That's my big heartburn with the Internet today. URLs (Universal Resource Locators) can be hundreds of characters long compared to the basic link. It's especially bad on news websites because every one of them includes ad content to make money from advertisers. I hate it when a website says, "Sign up for our Premium subscription to be ad-free." That means pay us directly so we don't have to show you ads to collect money to operate our website.
Remember when cable TV was about to come out and consumers were told if you pay for cable there won't be any more commercials to watch? Commercial free cable TV never happened and watching cable TV not only had ads but it also costed consumers more for cable service to watch than the basic VHF/UHF air channels which still had commercials.
I have no problem paying for produced content as long as I get to pay only for what I want to watch. Like most consumers, I don't need 500 cable channels when I only watch 15 of them. As Internet speeds have increased sharply over the years it has accommodated advertisers for long URL strings that monitor your viewing habits so they can show you ads for stuff you don't want or need. I have to clear my browser Cache 4-5 times a day or it slows by browser down.
We cancelled our Cable service that was costing $260 a month from Frontier and kept Internet and land line for $95 per month. Bought a $40 HD air antenna to get 60 local channels. Bought ROKU stick for $50 and added Netflix for $20 per month, so monthly we pay $115 for TV watching and stream over 5000 movies and TV shows saving $145 per month compared to Frontier Cable service.
Don't get me started on 5G cell phone service that will cost a bunch more because its a much faster line speed. LOL
It might be 2/3 scale and have a Corvette engine.... But I can guarantee you that at this man's age, he will have never had a sexual experience to match this...... My 3 hours in the full size monster will never be equaled and I have had 2 B rides.....The Old Sarge
The Old Sarge What is Irish diplomacy? It’s the ability to tell a man to go to hell, in such a manner he will look forward to making the trip. And buy his ticket!
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lindel: While I don't have a cheap phone, I DO have insurance on it...should it fall into a outhouse or similar, it can stay there...insurance WILL take care of it.
May 15, 2022 3:53:15 GMT 9
johncarr: I wonder if any one can help me find a friend from Det 2 48fis Robert Puls He was the chute man Got maried while he was at homestead I left the in Feb 73 my Email is [email protected]
Feb 5, 2022 12:14:03 GMT 9
Bullhunter: Yery well said !
Dec 13, 2021 6:14:51 GMT 9
flypapajohn: SMSGT James Gier, USAF Retired, passed away last evening! "The Old Sarge" was one of many great crew chiefs that I had the honor of knowing! Allan John Kelly, Lt Col USAF Retired
Oct 7, 2021 2:40:54 GMT 9
Diamondback: Wave returned, Mike, though different vintage--my grandfather was a Green Dragon around '65-'70ish including Osan; one of the last out of NATO Chateauroux and a lot of that planeload ended up posted at McChord.
May 6, 2021 3:40:17 GMT 9
oswald: what happened to the forum?
Apr 14, 2020 7:41:01 GMT 9
ma1marv: Thank you for this info! I need to get back here more often!
Jan 26, 2020 5:18:54 GMT 9
bobski9933: :-/Hey Sixers, I'm looking for any T.O. that listed weights of MA-1 heavy parts, like Stable Table, Radar Antenna, TR Unit, Magnatron, etc. How much did the "05 hell/door: weigh? How about Ground Service Equipment? for a VA back Disability Claim.
Dec 31, 2019 8:01:39 GMT 9
Bullhunter: Pat Mcgee, I told 3 people how to order your key chains today.
Oct 6, 2019 15:15:34 GMT 9
sand4u: I was a F106 mechanic at George AFB 329th FIS from June 1963 to Jan 1967,swing shift mostly,worked on all the aircraft we had there.
Jul 31, 2019 4:21:21 GMT 9
pat perry: bobdavis Tell Armstrong's son to join Convair F-106 Delta Dart group on FaceBook and post his Dad's info. They have over 5000 members and his chances of finding those who served with his dad are better.
Jun 19, 2019 2:33:35 GMT 9
pat perry: On 12-31-2013 this was posted for LtCol Armstrong, Henry W by his son: I am signing on behalf of my father Lt Col HW Armstrong deceased 1-2-01 Skilled 102, 106, 101, 100 pilot and Cheif or Operations for the QF102, QF106 and QF 100 programs at Holloman AFB
Jun 19, 2019 2:00:59 GMT 9
bobdavis: I met a gentleman on another forum who say my signature F106 photo and messaged me. He said his Dad flew F106's back in the day. He said his name was Hank Armstrong. Did anyone know of him? Thanks in advance. Bob Davis 48th FIS and 4756th ABG
May 9, 2019 5:27:19 GMT 9