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Snaggy

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Icon 10 posted February 20, 2007 14:18      Profile for Snaggy   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
This device attaches to your home router and re-creates the sound of a 2400 baud modem dialing in.

http://www.coin-operated.com/projects/forwardcomp.html

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Serenak

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Icon 1 posted February 20, 2007 16:06      Profile for Serenak     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Ha ha ha

that is so cool - I think the gag would wear pretty thin pretty quick but I do have a strange attraction for that old bzzz wah boink boink glah glah wheee kinda thing - maybe if I could set it to only do it when a new user connected or something I would go for it...

Total aside... anyone else here remember the "real" modems where you actually had to put the old phone handset into a foam filled "coupler"? C'mon surely I am not the only one?

[Big Grin]

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TheMoMan
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Icon 1 posted February 20, 2007 16:20      Profile for TheMoMan         Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Serenak & Snaggy______________Those sounds would be funny if I wasn't still dialing out Via V90 Modem. Ah yes the acustic coupled modem and the old audio tape that stored programs in Basic. Takes me back to 1981 all over again. Hey I still smoked and drank back then, my how things have changed and yet here I am still connected with a analog modem to a dialup ISP.

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AgingAmigaoid
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Icon 1 posted February 20, 2007 17:34      Profile for AgingAmigaoid     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
quote:
Originally posted by Serenak:
I do have a strange attraction for that old bzzz wah boink boink glah glah wheee kinda thing

I think you're on to something! I shall set out to make "bzz wah glah glah whee..." my new ringtone!
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Icon 1 posted February 20, 2007 17:49      Profile for stevenback7   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
lovely,

After 2 seconds of the video i started getting bored and was wondering why this all took place in someones bat cave?

But i really don't miss that sound at all.

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I don't miss it, dial up was as costy as slow it was. I'd prefer the Artie Ziff modem add-on which plays Disco music [Razz]

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Icon 1 posted February 20, 2007 18:09      Profile for WinterSolstice     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
I remember acoustic couplers perfectly well - but I'm not nostalgic for it [Smile]

As it is we're still only in the bronze age of technology using practically paleolithic tools and programs. I certainly have no desire to relive one of the low points... especially when I sit near a fax machine and have to listen to the damn thing all day.

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The Famous Druid

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Icon 1 posted February 20, 2007 21:44      Profile for The Famous Druid     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
quote:
Originally posted by AgingAmigaoid:
[I think you're on to something! I shall set out to make "bzz wah glah glah whee..." my new ringtone!

That's a great idea.

I'll be writing some software for a modem chip in a couple of weeks, so I'll have to remember to make a recording.

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