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[ale] OT: ESP8266
Also the anticipation of a 640x480 photo to download! Remember the
progressive JPEGs that would load at low res and then fill in as more data
came down the line?
On Thu, Apr 30, 2020 at 8:12 AM Boris Borisov via Ale <ale at ale.org> wrote:
> Listening to dial-up tone of negotiating modems was full of anticipation.
> Something was about to happen a new connection is about to get born.
> Nowadays is just there :(
> On Thu, Apr 30, 2020, 1:38 AM DJ-Pfulio via Ale <ale at ale.org> wrote:
>> Every Govt Fax machine does. It is the cheapest, easiest, way that I
>> know to request an absentee ballot. FAX! Sure, it don't get printed
>> on the other side and ends up in their email, but I didn't have to deal
>> with stamps or the lag time of mailing.
>> One of my sisters in SD was using free dialup until 2 yrs ago. She
>> works at a University, so didn't see any need to have a connection at
>> home. They have one cell phone and share it. It is almost always off. ;)
>> On Wed, 29 Apr 2020 17:01:40 -0400
>> Scott Plante via Ale <ale at ale.org> wrote:
>> > Are there any ISPs that take dialup anymore? ;-)
>> > On Wed, Apr 29, 2020 at 3:49 PM Boris Borisov via Ale <ale at ale.org>
>> > wrote:
>> > > I just bought the ESP8266 kit from Microcenter. Besides using it as
>> > > IoT device I've heard that you can use it to emulate the dial-up
>> > > modem so you can connect old machine to the internet. Anyone done
>> > > it ?
>> > >
>> > > Perhaps I'm guilty for trying to avoid RTFM part :)
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