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What Makes You Feel Old?

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TIL to download Grand Theft Auto V at 9600 baud, a common modem speed in the early 1990s, it would take almost 2 years.

 

9600 baud = 9.6 Kbps for those too young. I think that's the same amount of data transfer that exists for telephones.

 

9.6 kilobits per second chipping away at a game that's 67 gigabytes in size? I'm almost surprised it isn't longer. If I had a 9600 baud connection and tried to download GTA 5 from Steam in December 2015, I'd only just have finished that download back around Thanksgiving.

 

God help ye if you're trying it with a 2400 baud connection. You could've started when the game was originally released in September 2013 via a pirated copy and still only be 2/3 of the way finished: 7 years 7 months 6 days 12 hours 45 minutes 40 seconds


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TIL to download Grand Theft Auto V at 9600 baud, a common modem speed in the early 1990s, it would take almost 2 years.

 

9600 baud = 9.6 Kbps for those too young. I think that's the same amount of data transfer that exists for telephones.

 

9.6 kilobits per second chipping away at a game that's 67 gigabytes in size? I'm almost surprised it isn't longer. If I had a 9600 baud connection and tried to download GTA 5 from Steam in December 2015, I'd only just have finished that download back around Thanksgiving.

It sometimes feels like my computer takes 2 years to respond to me.


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the fact that people say I have the political views of a "neocon blowhard from the early 00s"


May We All get to grow up in a Red, White, and Blue little town!


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Who remembers buying a web browser at the store?

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Who remembers buying a web browser at the store?

Not me.

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Man, I remember still getting AOL demo discs as late as 2006. I still have an old AOL account somewhere, complete with an AOL email address. At this point, I've probably maxed out the inbox capacity because I'm fairly certain I haven't touched it in five years. And I'm being literal— 2013 is the last time I ever remember using my AOL account for something, and that was for school.


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the fact that people say I have the political views of a "neocon blowhard from the early 00s"

The fact your post has "2018" as a date marker in it makes me feel old.


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To me the '90s actually started feeling like a long time ago back in around 2016. Society and the world has changed a lot since that era and my memories of childhood have begun to fade. When I think "30 years ago", I think of the early 1980's, which is at most only 8 years from the actual answer.


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