The Internet is Everywhere

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The Internet is Everywhere

Postby Dibria » 06 Jun 2012, 09:36

I was thinking today and realised something, thanks to the invention of smartphones, laptops, tablets etc. I have posted to this forum from locations nigh on impossible to do so from when it was first started. So I was wandering, what unusual locations have people posted here from? In the past few weeks I can think of:

Work
A moving train
A stationary Train
A train station
Bed
The toilet
Local Games Club
A bus stop
A takeaway while waiting for my order

Anyone else doing this? Just me?
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Re: The Internet is Everywhere

Postby Kapol » 06 Jun 2012, 09:56

I have the internet IN MY PANTS! Seriously, I do. My phone gets 3G and has access to the internet. I can access it basically wherever I want to. Thogh I can't think of anywhere odd that I have.

The only semi-strange place I've accessed wi-fi though is on an airplane. They had a built-in wifi service. It was nice until the 'trial' ran out. Then they wanted like $20 for the rest of a flight that only lasted a few hours.
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Re: The Internet is Everywhere

Postby ChiUnit4evr » 06 Jun 2012, 09:58

It's kind of frightening knowing that the phone I keep in my pocket is more powerful than some of the computers I've owned in the past. And since my parents had Dial-up until I was a freshman in college, my phone also has a faster connection than the internet I was using for ohhh, about 10 years.
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Re: The Internet is Everywhere

Postby Fenrir » 06 Jun 2012, 10:00

Why would you be posting from the toilet ...... ? Actually...nevermind. I don't think I want to know. :P *teasing*

I don't think I've ever really posted on here from anywhere particularly strange. I've browsed while I've been at work or at the previously mentioned games club but that's about it.
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Re: The Internet is Everywhere

Postby gcninja » 06 Jun 2012, 10:02

Fenrir wrote:Why would you be posting from the toilet ...... ? Actually...nevermind. I don't think I want to know. :P *teasing*

I don't think I've ever really posted on here from anywhere particularly strange. I've browsed while I've been at work or at the previously mentioned games club but that's about it.

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Re: The Internet is Everywhere

Postby Lyinginbedmon » 06 Jun 2012, 10:05

It's probably easier to list the locations I haven't used the Internet from.
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Re: The Internet is Everywhere

Postby Fenrir » 06 Jun 2012, 10:08

If we're talking about the internet in general I have used it while on trains, while in convention centers, while hiking, while at work.....and a feck ton of other places too. All from my phone. Pretty crazy when you think about it.
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Re: The Internet is Everywhere

Postby Dibria » 06 Jun 2012, 10:27

Hey, I do some of my best posting from the toilet.

And now you will never be able to read one of my posts without somewhere in the back of your mind wondering if I was mid stream while typing it.
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Re: The Internet is Everywhere

Postby Darkobra » 06 Jun 2012, 10:29

You told me I was vulgar while you were on the shitter? I'm impressed!
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Re: The Internet is Everywhere

Postby Fenrir » 06 Jun 2012, 10:30

Cannot unthink it. o.o

Also, Dark - well played :P
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Re: The Internet is Everywhere

Postby Metcarfre » 06 Jun 2012, 10:31

I actually still get a small bit of glee on backcountry trips where we lose any cell reception for days at a time and you just turn everything off. Calming.
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Re: The Internet is Everywhere

Postby Dibria » 06 Jun 2012, 10:53

metcarfre wrote:I actually still get a small bit of glee on backcountry trips where we lose any cell reception for days at a time and you just turn everything off. Calming.


hmm... Nope, can't see that positively, not at all. I get withdrawal when my signal dies for a couple of minutes.
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Re: The Internet is Everywhere

Postby Metcarfre » 06 Jun 2012, 10:55

I actually get the same thing in the States because I don't bother to get a roaming credit and just get the odd wifi at a coffee shop every couple days.

I'm going to be the dad that takes kids on camping trips (that they hate). "It'll be fun! We'll make a fire and go fishing!"

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Re: The Internet is Everywhere

Postby Dibria » 06 Jun 2012, 11:50

You're going to be the calvin and Hobbes dad, 'Do something you hate! It builds character.'
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Re: The Internet is Everywhere

Postby Fenrir » 06 Jun 2012, 11:55

It always saddens me when I try to go cold turkey from the internet for a while only to then realize just HOW much I use it. It's kinda depressing when you think about how reliant on it you are.
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Re: The Internet is Everywhere

Postby Metcarfre » 06 Jun 2012, 12:10

Dibria wrote:You're going to be the calvin and Hobbes dad, 'Do something you hate! It builds character.'

"...I mean, imagine if it was snowing so hard we couldn't start a fire."

And I absolutely do want to be like Calvin's Dad (and tell my kids BS stories about things when I don't know how they work).
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Re: The Internet is Everywhere

Postby SecretsOfMoon » 06 Jun 2012, 14:49

Fenrir wrote:If we're talking about the internet in general I have used it while on trains, while in convention centers, while hiking, while at work.....and a feck ton of other places too. All from my phone. Pretty crazy when you think about it.


Pretty crazy when you think about, until you actually think about it. Smartphones are just small computers with telephony capacities, and be prepared to kiss your using-of-internet-anywhere goodbye, as available frequencies for transmitting data over radio are running out at same time as the amount of videos of cats being transmitted into peoples phones is exponentially increasing it's welcome to clusterfuck-town, population everyone relying on wireless data.
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Re: The Internet is Everywhere

Postby Dibria » 06 Jun 2012, 22:18

Not so, as more frequencies are being used others are closing and being auctioned off, in the UK we are mid way through the old analogue TV frequencies being auctioned off for mobile phone networks to use and the same is expected to happen for radio in the next few years.

You can expect pretty much any broadcasting bar Internet to go in the next few years as more services move to Internet streaming instead of radio broadcasting.
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Re: The Internet is Everywhere

Postby Avistew » 06 Jun 2012, 22:52

Weirdest place for me would be in the living-room but from my TV, through a console. It's not something I would have imagined not too long ago.
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Re: The Internet is Everywhere

Postby SilPho » 07 Jun 2012, 02:49

Weirdest place: From the bed of a hotel room in a different country.

(Come to think of it, try reading this thread with the question "Weirdest place you've ever had sex?" in your mind)
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Re: The Internet is Everywhere

Postby Dibria » 07 Jun 2012, 02:52

SilPho wrote:(Come to think of it, try reading this thread with the question "Weirdest place you've ever had sex?" in your mind)


If you do that my first post becomes... Weird.


In a take away waiting for my order...
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Re: The Internet is Everywhere

Postby Dutch guy » 07 Jun 2012, 04:04

SecretsOfMoon wrote:
Fenrir wrote:If we're talking about the internet in general I have used it while on trains, while in convention centers, while hiking, while at work.....and a feck ton of other places too. All from my phone. Pretty crazy when you think about it.


Pretty crazy when you think about, until you actually think about it. Smartphones are just small computers with telephony capacities, and be prepared to kiss your using-of-internet-anywhere goodbye, as available frequencies for transmitting data over radio are running out at same time as the amount of videos of cats being transmitted into peoples phones is exponentially increasing it's welcome to clusterfuck-town, population everyone relying on wireless data.


Yawn, wireless internet connections might get a bit slower, or not speed up anymore, but it's not like it will suddenly stop working.
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Re: The Internet is Everywhere

Postby Dibria » 07 Jun 2012, 05:02

I blame the Daily Mail.
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Re: The Internet is Everywhere

Postby GaProgMan » 07 Jun 2012, 11:34

Walking past the prison, on the way to work?

In the middle of a heated discussion, in a restaurant (I won that one, by the way. Thank you wikipedia)?

Waiting for a friend at the train station? On a coach in the middle of the country?

Whales (train journey back from an interview)?
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Re: The Internet is Everywhere

Postby Fenrir » 07 Jun 2012, 12:24

Dibria wrote:
SilPho wrote:(Come to think of it, try reading this thread with the question "Weirdest place you've ever had sex?" in your mind)


If you do that my first post becomes... Weird.


In a take away waiting for my order...


I...umm...hmmm....

This is made so much worse by knowing the takeaway Dibria's referring to. (I think...). Pretty sure someone would notice....

Annnnnd now I can't look at this thread without thinking of that question. Thanks, Sil. -.-;
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