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Old 2001-06-15, 22:04
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Hell is...

AOL.

I HATE THEM!

Oh I just hate it... this cute li'l browser program they have which puts loads of windows and buttons in the way of everything and is full of little buttons that say:

'If you have no more than two brain cells to connect, but would still like to read your email, click here'

'If you have no more than two brain cells to connect, but would still like to access the world wide web, click here'

'If you have more than two brain cells to connect, please click here to unsubscribe from AOL'

AAAAAAARRRRRRGGGGGHHHHH

Plus it won't load any graphics in more than 16 bit color in really poor quality and everything has to stay in the special AOL parent window and I HATE IT

Why would anyone pay £14.99 a month for this? Good job I'm only on a 200hr free trial...
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Old 2001-06-15, 22:31
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aol huh? i have a tendency to resent such big companies (also microsoft). hopefully i haven't tried anything yet even though i've found about 20 cd's with free trials in magazines because my icq is just enough for me
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Old 2001-06-15, 22:59
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The Dutch variant of AOL is called CompuServe. I get an installation cd from them about 4 times per year. Which immediatly goes back in the trashcan. They suck btw. Only for very dumb people it might be nice, but I don't think extreme dumb people should use the internet anyway.
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Old 2001-06-16, 00:41
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We used to have CompuServe as well, and CSI (or something like that ), but then AOL swallowed them both.

Hehe wait till soon though... when we get digital TV I could be getting broadband access through the NTL fibre-optic cables. Yay!
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Old 2001-06-16, 01:00
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Thsoe disks are good for target practise!
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Old 2001-06-16, 01:45
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actually most of the magazines in Brazil come with a Install CD of AOL... i even like, broke it is a good fun.
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Old 2001-06-16, 11:36
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I have somewhere near 100 of those CD's get 1 everymooth, usualy more..
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Old 2001-06-16, 12:02
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Those cd's are good for your frisbee performance as well
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Old 2001-06-16, 14:10
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Or a wall decoration or a plate to put your cups on!
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Old 2001-06-16, 14:21
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AOL is working for the devil.
Although there now sending me nice DVD case's, which actually comes in handy.
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Oh..I use the CD's for Beer Mats
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Oh...and all you Play station 2 fans might like to know who's sorting out the on-line abilities for the machine.....can you guess?
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Old 2001-06-16, 15:38
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AOL CD's are the ideal beer coaster.

Kieron... don't you just hate the AOL advert on TV? "You can sign up with AOL *COMPLETELY FREE*", lol but before we allow you to sign up we need your credit card number.

It also gets to me why the try and market it as free when NTL now exists (get it by the way, it rules - probably why I post here so offten now.) I have to warn you though, for all it's nice touches and modern features, Digital isn't all it's cracked up to be. It's highly unstable at the moment. It cuts out at least twice a week at the moment
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Old 2001-06-16, 17:31
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Did I mention those things are also good to keep a desk stable?

At that compuserv stuff you get one month free per disk. I know someone who had collected all those things and installs after a month a new disk
He has about 50 so he'll haev 'free' internet for a looooong time
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