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Wow, that was expensive..
In Norway, during the "beginning of the internet" and everybody except big companies had dial-up, there were in practical only one state owned phone company.
Before internet we had the BBS servers we could call and retreive files.
Anyway, since Telenor (or "stealing north" as it became by word), had no competitors, they figured "to approach the market situation" that they doubled the call fees overnight. Also, the 49 øre (abt €0,05) startup fee for free calls between 17:00 and 07:00 went down the drain and a charge per minute was (re)introduced.
An hour a day surfing in 1994, when I got my own internet subscription cost about NOK500,- a month (without adjustment for inflation, it is abt €50,-) That was the cheapest package, where you were only allowed to connect between 18:00 and 06:00 plus all day Saturday and Sunday.

Today, 26 years later and in another country, I pay €48,- for 3 full 4G connections with 6GB roaming in EU/EEC+Switzerland and free quota Domestic net access.
(Unfortunately, I live on the wrong side of the motorway to get fiber, but 5G is about to be released some time next year).
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Feast of Saint Nicholas...
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bikeridr wrote: Sat Oct 31, 2020 8:44 am
Before internet we had the BBS servers we could call and retreive files.
Back in the Mid 80's, I was AsstSysop of a board called "The Keep".
It was affiliated with Amnesty International in some manner. (Not sure exactly how)
It Ran on GTPower Comm.. Man I remember those days. Opus, WildCat, etc...
Using Door Converters...
One of the most popular BBS Games of all times was Tradewars 2002...
It would be fun (Just for Giggles) to be able to host it through PhPBB....
A true "Blast from the Past"...
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50 years ago, the first floppy disk spun in an IBM computer.

The most common floppy in the 1980s was the 3.5-inch floppy. It held 1.44 million bytes (1.44 MB). A complete Microsoft Office package, however, still required a stack of 32 floppy disks.
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Is there still life outside of Facebook :lol:
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Well, there was a world wide outage of Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp for six hours yesterday and I’ve not seen reports of any fatalities because of it :D
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Mick wrote: Tue Oct 05, 2021 8:23 am I’ve not seen reports of any fatalities because of it
Perhaps not but there was something like 10.5 million who thought that the end of the world (or at least their world) had arrived :roll:
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What's all the fuss about :?:
No outage here. 8-)

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Some people need to get out more metinks.
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Mick wrote: Tue Oct 05, 2021 10:38 am Some people need to get out more metinks.
No problem outside either :P

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warmweer wrote: Tue Oct 05, 2021 9:59 am What's all the fuss about :?:
No outage here. 8-)

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Not quite that old but I do have one phone from the 40's or 50's. It just works as long as you have phone connectivity. It has a rotary dial and when my Cousin visited he challenged his kids to dial home. It was pretty humorous watching them to try and figure it out.

They do have new phones that will work without power, you lose all the fancy features like caller ID but you can still receive and place calls.
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I remember working in Tulsa in the 70’s, Ma Bell used the 918 area as a testing ground. The company I was working for had just had all their phone system updated thanks to Bell. I was fascinated with the touch tone dialling system which was all new to me but now it’s common place.
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It was so nice and quiet yesterday ...
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30 years of the World Wide Web for everyone!

30 years ago, the Cern nuclear research centre in Geneva released the WWW to the public. Since then, everyday life has changed radically - in almost every aspect of life. Without the World Wide Web, life was quite ( nicely) different. The web has brought many advantages but also many disadvantages, as with any technology.
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When you say ‘WWW’ do you mean the internet or the acronym? Because ‘WWW’ (meaning Whole Wide World’) had been used by radio hams long before that.
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