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January 07, 2005

Christmas Sidebar: A sad slave to dialup

While talking with my friends on Sunday night I heard a tale of desperation so funny I had to share it with you.

The Kentucky Philosopher and Matt received a frantic phone call from a friend who was having trouble with his computer. After assuring him everything would be ok they went over to have a look and see what was wrong.

The problem was simple: the computer was clogged with 4+ gigabytes of nudie .jpg files. That’s right. 4+ gig of still images of naked women. *sigh*

In discussing the tale of woe all of us agreed that having 4+ gig of nudie still pictures is sad enough on its own. We did have to admit grudging respect in one respect: This massive quantity of illicit pictures, illicit since he has to hide them from his mom because he lives at home, was downloaded via dialup. That’s right. No broadband, no ISDN. This huge amount of porn was all via his 56K modem.

This greatly explained his anxiety in retrospect. This represented at least several years worth of work. *chuckle*

For the rest of Sunday night all you had to do was hunch over, mimic holding a mouse, and say “I sure hope this one is cute” to get a belly laugh from everyone in the room.

Posted by Jim at January 7, 2005 12:14 AM


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