Lawmaker to AOL: You've got mail

Discussion in 'Current Events' started by Sparky's, Apr 17, 2004.

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    Sparky's

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    Leave it to California... All in all it sounds like a good idea to me :D
     
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    wdlove

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    Recycling is a good thing. California usually leads trends.

    They also make nice coasters.
     
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    Sparky's

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    I'm a fifth generation Californian that migrated to Up-State New York, so yes I know about CAs recycling. To bad New York won't except raw aluminum i the recylcing arena... but anyway, a co-worker uses them to make hanging mobiles in his vegetable garden. He says they make a real effective "Scare Crow" :cool:
     
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    Roger1

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    I had a beat up old van I used to drive around. I was very tempted to use epoxy all the AOL etc. cd's to it in an attemp to hold it together. I never got around to it, though. Maybe that's why it rusted to pieces. :p
     
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    Nny

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    ???

    I think that's hours.... and it's 1045. Don't know how they got that number. The time has to be used in a 45 day trial, and there are 1080 hours in 45 days. That means 35 hours of downtime! Boo!
     
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    question fear

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    isnt 1045 around the number of actual megabytes in a gig or am i on crack? maybe aol was making a geeky joke.

    if anyone's interested in the downfall of AOL, read "There Must be a Pony in Here Somewhere" by Kara Swisher on the AOL/TIME WARNER debacle...its wonderful.
     
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    crazzyeddie

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    1024 is the magic number when it comes to data/memory.
     
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    Yeah we have the dirtiest air but WTF lets work on recycling CD's!
     
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    question fear

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    3 out of 4 numbers...better than usual for me...i should go play the lottery ;)
     
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    eyelikeart

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    Sounds like a good idea to me. I've got an AOL account that I retain at $4 per month, purely to have emergency dialup access if ever needed...I haven't used it in 3 years. They still manage to send me those CD's though.
     
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    musicpyrite

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    I hate getting all those AOL CDs in the mail and seeing them at the book store, malls, arcade, etc.

    When I first got a cabel modem, I tryed to cancel my AOL account, and they gave me 3 free months. So what I did was downlaod a ton of stuff that I need (updates, games, etc. eventually totaling 12GB ) and would us the regular modem to surf the internet. :p
     
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    Sparky's

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    That wasn't me, sorry I should have posted this link at the beginning.

    http://zdnet.com.com/2100-1104_2-5193717.html

    Our local Post Office has a huge display right at the front of the line as you wait to get stamps ot whatever, there's a big display with hunbreds of CDs for the taking (one each please :D )
     
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    bennetsaysargh

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    i still get the cds occasionally, but not very very often anymore. i had a contest one time with my neighbor. it was see who could throw them the farthest type of thing.
    i won :D
     
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    The boxes make good cd holders and the cds are ok frisbees. Ohh and you can nuke the cds too!
     
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    Macmaniac

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    I have used the CD's once or twice, but since AOL never updates their Mac version I never need them, I recently dumped AOL for Comcast High Speed, best thing I ever did!
     
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    rueyeet

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    I maintain the $5/month AOL account for my primary email (though as soon as I come up with a good domain name it will become a spam-catcher and site registration account). But somehow AOL still sends me the CDs, even though they've got my address....

    Pity they can't at least send CD-RW's instead so the disc could be re-used the way the AOL floppies could be. The tin boxes make nice kitschy CD holders though.
     
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    MrMacMan

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    Nooo!

    Send them to me!


    I am collecting AOL cd's.

    Seriously.

    I am going to send them into nomoreaolcds.com


    Please PM me if you are intrested and send me your unwanted AOL cd's.
     

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