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So I'm at my grandparents house for a while. You know what that means? The beach! Yay! I love the beach. It's fun. It's nice. It's an all around wonderful thing. 
 
So we are at the beach in the morning. And at night? Well there's a computer. Ok, cool. Let's just log on the internet and...  
 

BZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZT. BOOP BOOP. PHONE DIALING. BZZZZT BEEP BEEP BEEP. 

   
Sorry, the sound of me hitting my head against the desk may have just cut in. A.O.Fricking.L. Wonderful. Just... wonderful. I'm sure we all have great memories of A.O.L. That noise from above that scares little kids, the hour long waits, the constant time on the phone wait for someone to cancel the suck. Just... how is this company, if we can even call it that, still around? It's just an awful thing made by an awful company that should have gone out of business forever ago. Yet it has not yet. Why? Who the hell still uses A.O.Hell? 
 
Ugh. Whatever. I thougt the humor may be nice for people, so I'm posting this to the forums. I want to know, you guys have any bad experencies with A.O.L? Need to just rant about the damn thing in general? Can do that here too if need be.
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#1  Edited By TheLazyPyro

So I'm at my grandparents house for a while. You know what that means? The beach! Yay! I love the beach. It's fun. It's nice. It's an all around wonderful thing. 
 
So we are at the beach in the morning. And at night? Well there's a computer. Ok, cool. Let's just log on the internet and...  
 

BZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZT. BOOP BOOP. PHONE DIALING. BZZZZT BEEP BEEP BEEP. 

   
Sorry, the sound of me hitting my head against the desk may have just cut in. A.O.Fricking.L. Wonderful. Just... wonderful. I'm sure we all have great memories of A.O.L. That noise from above that scares little kids, the hour long waits, the constant time on the phone wait for someone to cancel the suck. Just... how is this company, if we can even call it that, still around? It's just an awful thing made by an awful company that should have gone out of business forever ago. Yet it has not yet. Why? Who the hell still uses A.O.Hell? 
 
Ugh. Whatever. I thougt the humor may be nice for people, so I'm posting this to the forums. I want to know, you guys have any bad experencies with A.O.L? Need to just rant about the damn thing in general? Can do that here too if need be.
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#2  Edited By iam3green

tell ur grandparents to get broad band. get something like DSL so it will be cheap but fast. i have DSL it's slow but i can deal with how slow it is. o well, i would hate to be u. i remember having dial up and i would read harry potter book because iw anted to play a game on the internet. it would take like a hour to load. it was just a flash game also.

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#3  Edited By natetodamax

Dial up is brilliant.
 
Not really, though.

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#5  Edited By citizenkane
@CL60: That sound still haunts my dreams to this day.
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#6  Edited By ArbitraryWater

Oh man. Dial up. Gives me nightmares.

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#7  Edited By CactusWolf
@CL60: 
 
Oh God. Bad memories.
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#8  Edited By TheLazyPyro
@iam3green:  Tried it. Dosn't work. I wish. They say they keep using AOL because it's cheap.  
 
@CL60:     I'm not waiting for that video to load. If I want to hear that sound, I'll re-load AOL. Evil. It will take over your soul. =P
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#9  Edited By Dr_Feelgood38
@CL60: Wow, brings back memories.
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#10  Edited By CL60
@CitizenKane said:
" @CL60: That sound still haunts my dreams to this day. "
As it should!
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#11  Edited By citizenkane
@CL60 said:
" @CitizenKane said:
" @CL60: That sound still haunts my dreams to this day. "
As it should! "
Moving on to cable internet was one of the happiest days of my life.
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#12  Edited By CL60
@CitizenKane said:
" @CL60 said:
" @CitizenKane said:
" @CL60: That sound still haunts my dreams to this day. "
As it should! "
Moving on to cable internet was one of the happiest days of my life. "
Mine too, all those years I had dial up, then switching from that garbage to cable internet was just the most amazing thing ever.
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#13  Edited By FunExplosions

Had AOL up until I found out that SOCOM needed a broadband connection. Then I begged my parents until they got broadband.
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#14  Edited By CoolDrMoney

As of last month, it has been 5 years since my family made the jump from dial-up to cable with a new computer. It hasn't been missed.

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#15  Edited By TheLazyPyro

I'm sure none of us miss AOL. I was a bit to young to remember AOL to much, but yea. A trip to my grandparents brings me right back... to headdesking.
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#16  Edited By natetodamax
@CL60: Ah, I remember those days.
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#17  Edited By The_A_Drain

Ahh damn, that noise makes me want to kill things, it's so horrible. also, WHY DO WE NEED TO HEAR IT!?! Unless i'm missing something I don't know a lot about internet technology, but what, did somebody think listening to that would be cool or something? Why do we have to listen to it? Is there a way to turn it off? 
 
I have broadband, but, i'm still curious as to why we had to listen to that noise. 
 
Edit: Also, fuck AOL, I hate that ISP.
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#18  Edited By RetroIce4

I had AOL. That is the worst ISP known to man. Thank god they went partially bankrupt or something. Who the hell uses a private VIP server?! That means no Xbox or Torrents.

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#19  Edited By FrankCanada97
@CL60: The horror!
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#20  Edited By TheLazyPyro

Nice to see we all remember something as lovely as AOL. 
 
And The_A_Drain: I've wondered about the same thing. Anyone know why?
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#21  Edited By Red12b
@The_A_Drain:
Whats A.O.L  
 
I know you stated it as an I.S.P but we dont have it in nz
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#22  Edited By TheLazyPyro

Red12b: Consider yourself lucky you don't have or know about AOL. All you need to know is that it takes 5 f-ing years to load anything. See that 27 sec video up there? Took me 20 minutes to load. Thats all you need to know. 
 
Oh, and look it up on Wikipedia. Its got an entry that is fun to read...
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#23  Edited By CSXLoser
@CL60 said:

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I remember my middle school years....connecting to AOL, hearing that sound, and then connect to Gunbound.
 
Thank god for DSL and cable
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#24  Edited By Jambones

Man, I remember those days. Took over an hour to download 20MB.

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#26  Edited By TheLazyPyro

I just want to note, that sound comes out of the computer. Not the speakers. Why?
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#28  Edited By Osaladin

I still remember the day I talked my parents into getting cable for the first time.  It was better then going to Universal Studios.

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#29  Edited By citizenkane
@PeasForFees said:
" @CitizenKane: We need a Browser that makes that sound when it boots "
In the words of Jeff:
 
"No.  God no."
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#30  Edited By TheLazyPyro
@CitizenKane said:
" @PeasForFees said:
" @CitizenKane: We need a Browser that makes that sound when it boots "
In the words of Jeff:
 
"No.  God no." "

I'm not sure why anyone would ever think that's a good idea.
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#31  Edited By NewSpectrum

Yes, I still remember those sounds clear as day. And it's been over 10 years since I got rid of dial-up... Goddamn AOL...