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  • It's not at all possible that some dumbass took pictures of things, cropped them very closely, and posted them on the one website where it's pretty much guaranteed that 90 percent of the people looking at the pictures is enough of a farking idiot to simply accept it as gospel truth.
  • Pocket Ninja: It's not at all possible that some dumbass took pictures of things, cropped them very closely, and posted them on the one website where it's pretty much guaranteed that 90 percent of the people looking at the pictures is enough of a farking idiot to simply accept it as gospel truth.


    Meh, I beleive that they are real. Shiat, I was in a Micro Center about a month ago and they had an old 4x read/2x write cd burner, priced at like $150 stuffed away behind some more modern drives. Let's see...I was in Fry's Electronics last year in SoCal shopping for a back up drive for my parents computer and they had a 24GB internal HDD for like $600 just sitting there on the shelf. If you keep a close eye out, especially in large retailers showrooms, you can find some gems.
  • Hey, I need one of those, other day, I was trying to rewind a DVD with my DVD rewinder, but could not do it, I was gonna go online and ask someone, but could not find the AOL CD either. I could use it then.
  • I live in a small Virginia county where I'd bet a good percentage of the people have AOL (especially since at least a third of the county is still on dial-up). Not everyone has access to high-speed Internet or DSL.

    I've also met a few people who prefer dialup - so they're not wasting their lives on the Web.
  • HOW DARE THEY SELL THINGS! WALMART!!!
  • Stop forcing me to buy stupid things, Wal-Mart!
  • If someone goes and buys one of these, you think you want them to instead get online with high speed broadband? Let the dummies enjoy AOHell. They will find it of great use and value.

    Hell it means one less mouth-breathing troll on here, probably.
  • Catsaregreen: I live in a small Virginia county where I'd bet a good percentage of the people have AOL (especially since at least a third of the county is still on dial-up). Not everyone has access to high-speed Internet or DSL.

    I've also met a few people who prefer dialup - so they're not wasting their lives on the Web.


    Now I'm all nostalgic for modem handshaking noises (squeeeeee!!!!).
  • That's nothing. I went into a K-mart looking for radio transmitter for my ipod and was sorrily mistaken. I shiat you not, they had original walk-man tape players. They had little cd boom boxes that any other place would sell for $10 for close to $50, and larger stereo units for close to $200. It was like I was a kid again and cd's just hit the market. I should go back and pick up the walk-man, and keep it in it's original packaging. That baby might be worth something someday.
  • Pocket Ninja: It's not at all possible that some dumbass took pictures of things, cropped them very closely, and posted them on the one website where it's pretty much guaranteed that 90 percent of the people looking at the pictures is enough of a farking idiot to simply accept it as gospel truth.


    Believe it. My local Wal-Mart has Net Zero starter kit CD's selling for like $9.99.
  • A couple years ago I had a client looking to lease some space in a little building out near Tysons Corner. As we looked into it some more we found out it had been one of AOL's first corporate offices. During a tour of the vacant space, we found the telephone closet down in the basement. There on the wall were a bunch of rack type boxes, lights still flashing and humming along. I imagined AOL customers still calling in looking for tech support. Even the property manager was surprised there was still active equipment down there.
  • I would totally buy Windows Vista.
    ...That is, if I had to get a machine that had Windows 8 on it. No way I'm using that piece of crap.

    Nope. I won't even give Windows 8 a chance.

    /I do not like green eggs and ham.
  • mayIFark: Hey, I need one of those, other day, I was trying to rewind a DVD with my DVD rewinder, but could not do it, I was gonna go online and ask someone, but could not find the AOL CD either. I could use it then.


    I got you covered

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    /hot hot hot
  • IT BELONGS IN A MUSEUM!!!!
  • I'm amazed at how often I deal with companies that have their business email address at aol.com?
  • The big question here is: Do the AOL starter kits still work?
  • elffster: If someone goes and buys one of these, you think you want them to instead get online with high speed broadband? Let the dummies enjoy AOHell. They will find it of great use and value.

    Hell it means one less mouth-breathing troll on here, probably.


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    Here, take this please.
  • AOL is the company that systematically bought and destroyed cool technologies like ICQ and Netscape and scammed thousands of old people with their jaw-droppingly terrible internet service. They are one of the worst things ever to happen to technology and I will always hate them.
  • Catsaregreen: I live in a small Virginia county where I'd bet a good percentage of the people have AOL (especially since at least a third of the county is still on dial-up). Not everyone has access to high-speed Internet or DSL.

    I've also met a few people who prefer dialup - so they're not wasting their lives on the Web.

    They would have to wizards to have bought a PC that didn't already have AOL crapware installed.
  • Catsaregreen: I live in a small Virginia county where I'd bet a good percentage of the people have AOL (especially since at least a third of the county is still on dial-up). Not everyone has access to high-speed Internet or DSL.

    I've also met a few people who prefer dialup - so they're not wasting their lives on the Web.


    So, they have dial up, which is slower, to save time because they have no self-control?
  • By flipping a few more pages in I saw a post about an ancient USB hard drive. Round and about the size of a hockey puck. For 85 bucks. 2.5 gb for 85 bucks. I see it migrate around my local wal-mart every so often. A day it may be on "clearance" in the electronics section. Another it may be on "clearance" in the normal closeout isle. I've been seeing it for a solid four years. Somebody needs to shoot the damn thing and put it out of its misery.
  • Most of the Wal Marts around me have remodeled in the past couple of years, so this sort of crap is rare. But, it's generally easier to shove this old stuff into a corner and keep inventorying it rather than take the financial hit. As long as the SKU shows up when they scan it.

    I have never seen what the bother is over Vista. Works fine for me. Fast & stable. UAC does kind of suck though. I am going to sit out 8 though. Looks like shiat.
  • doczoidberg: I would totally buy Windows Vista.
    ...That is, if I had to get a machine that had Windows 8 on it. No way I'm using that piece of crap.

    Nope. I won't even give Windows 8 a chance.

    /I do not like green eggs and ham.


    I've heard Windows 8 is pretty good, certainly a lot faster and more stable than Vista. Haven't used it myself yet, but I have a tablet coming next week with W8.
  • theesir: I'm amazed at how often I deal with companies that have their business email address at aol.com?


    I did some legal work related to the auto bailout which involved reading a lot tof the e0mail that passed btween then and treasury officials. I had some clue what when wrong with those companies when a major executive at one of the big three asked someone to send something to his home e-mail address and it ended in @aol.com
  • Digital Communist: AOL is the company that systematically bought and destroyed cool technologies like ICQ and Netscape and scammed thousands of old people with their jaw-droppingly terrible internet service. They are one of the worst things ever to happen to technology and I will always hate them.


    How can you say that? They were awesome in their day, they pumped up their stock price, bought Time-Warner, and then crashed and burned. It was beautiful, while I did not get in on their rise I did cash in on a short sale of AOL-Time-Warner.
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