Internet withdrawal

Discussion in 'Off-Topic' started by Wendy, Aug 11, 2008.

  1. Wendy

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    It was terrible, my FIOS was down for several days. NO INTERNET! ARGGG!

    Of course, I read a book. My boy didn't fair so well. :D
     
  2. Dave

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    A book - what's that?


    :D

    Seriously, I love getting away from the computer, sadly I don't do it very often because I spend my working life on the damn things! Mobile phones is the one I can do without.

    Dave
     
  3. cumesoftware

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    What's life without internet! :D:D:D
     
  4. Geir

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    I've heard spoken of such a thing, but I've never actually seen one... Thus I've dismissed it as an urban legend.

    I seriously think I'd loose it if I lost connection to Internet. I worked as a sys. admin for 7 years, prior to a career change, and the connection is addictive.

    -Geir
     
  5. silvrstring

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    What, you mean a book made with paper? That is terrible! I hope it had pictures! :D
     
  6. thingmaker3

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    You only read one book? Must've been pretty thick...
     
  7. gerty

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    I use a stack of them for my missing coffee table leg..
     
  8. Wendy

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    Ever read the David Webber series such as Honor Harrington? He tends towards thick.

    Besides, there was overtime at work, the yard, the house. There is always something to do, but here I sit, in front of the computer getting chubbier and chubbier.
     
  9. thingmaker3

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    Dang! Is that what's made me fat? And here I thought it was all the beer and ice-cream. :D
     
  10. Dave

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    It is the beer and ice-cream - you just so happen to be sat at the computer whilst gorging yourself!! :D

    Dave
     
  11. recca02

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    Fate has forced me away from my pc and internet and here i happen to be frequenting a gym :).

    Still far away from books though, it would be a long time before I even think about reading one.
     
  12. Dave

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    Good to hear from you recca, hope the move is going well :)

    Mind you, I'd probably read before I went to the gym :D :p

    Dave
     
  13. recca02

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    Got a little chubbier in the last couple of years, (a common phenomenon for all net addicts) had to get my tummy in shape. Can't do that with a book now, can you :p

    And here i am on a PC next to the gym (quite some thought put in by the HR).

    Life sure is boring without net. So I now devote a large amount of my free time playing table tennis.
     
  14. Dave

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    Hehe, I've managed to avoid weight gain for the time being. As for the book, it depends how heavy it is!

    I don't know whether I'm impressed or shocked!

    Good news for you, none-the-less.

    So we'll see you at London 2012 will we! ;)

    Dave
     
  15. ritajones

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    I've managed to avoid gaining weight too since I became addicted to the net about a year ago. I guess part of it is because I'm young, but I'm also pretty active and I eat healthy.
     
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