Arlo and Janis by Jimmy Johnson for January 14, 2019


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    Dirty Dragon  9 months ago

    It’s called “twitter”, Arlo.

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    some idiot from R'lyeh Premium Member 9 months ago

    I’m waiting for a return to Usenet discussion groups, personally.

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    tech60  9 months ago

    Chat rooms vs comments section. Hmmm……

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    fredd13  9 months ago

    My computer desk has a decent keyboard and mouse, two wide-screen monitors at a proper viewing distance and a chair suitable for using all of the above – I can use it intensively for hours when I need to. The nearest I’ve even seen a laptop come to that is when I had one that could be plugged into a docking station to support all the peripherals and pretend it was a “proper” computer.

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    mafastore  9 months ago

    Hence I am in the kitchen on my new (@!!!!!!$$$$####) laptop to get away from sitting at my desk with my desktop looking at my husband at his desk across from me on his computer and watching what HE wants to watch on TV! I miss my old (2005 WinXP) computer that he just insisted that I had to replace – it was not that slow.

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    Nachikethass  9 months ago

    I prefer to hang on to a desktop and my designated workspace at home. My sister has 2 laptops and a desktop she barely touches!

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    Doctor Toon  9 months ago

    We had AOL when everyone had AOL, and I had no idea what to do with it

    Chat rooms were something to do on the internet, and they could sure suck up a lot of time

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    jarvisloop Premium Member 9 months ago

    I have a smartphone but no tablet, no laptop. I still use a tower because my eyes feel better with two large-screen monitors. I also have a large, ergonomic keyboard. It’s much easier on my wrists and fingers.

    I have the same set up at work, except that I also use Dragon Naturally Speaking. It saves a ton of time. Of course, if I didn’t have a private office, I wouldn’t be able to use Dragon.

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    sheilag  9 months ago

    How old is Arlo’s laptop anyway? I had an old Dell Inspiron laptop that looked all chunky and heavy like that once upon a time… like 19 years ago… ;-)

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    Michael G  9 months ago

    Arlo, do you believe the Easter Bunny will lay chocolate eggs for you?

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    axe-grinder  9 months ago

    I went back to a wired mouse, to save on batteries. I wasn’t using it all around the house anyway.

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    well-i-never  9 months ago

    Maybe he’s recovering from yesterdays fall and doesn’t want to move.

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    rugeirn  9 months ago

    The modern version of the cargo cult.

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    Tyge Premium Member 9 months ago

    “My people?” As in “staff” or “tribe?” :o)

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    DDrazen  9 months ago

    I keep my laptop on a TV tray table in the front room so I can watch TV while online. It’s called multi-tasking.

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    ChessPirate  9 months ago

    As I used to work in Computer Support, I have numerous boot options. An XP Virtual Window, my old XP PC, an old XP laptop(also not connected), a couple of hard drives in storage with boot OS’s on them, Diagnostic Boot CDs and USB drives, some DOS boot floppies, a second Windows 7 install on another hard drive in my main system, which I just used a couple of weeks ago. A program refused to install on my main drive, saying there was something wrong with my Direct-X 9 setup (which wasn’t true as I’d been happily playing a DX9 game for weeks). I changed my boot drive in the BIOS, installed the program, went back to my main boot, and the program ran fine.

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    Ermine Notyours  9 months ago

    My WiFi required weekly restarts if I used my laptop on it, so it’s tethered to an Ethernet cable.

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    jim.bullard  9 months ago

    Both chat rooms and Usenet groups are still out there. There are even apps for chat rooms. Do a Google search.

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    William Green Premium Member 9 months ago

    Those AOL chat rooms were fun and even a way to meet people back in the early days of the internet when predators and hackers were the exceptions.

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    majobis.  9 months ago

    I have used corporate desktop I bought from a computer store that sells the few years older corporate desktops. And this computer is in my basement and I use that while doing laundry at the same time.

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    Nicole  Premium Member 9 months ago

    They’re still around. You just gotta know where to look.

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    David Huie Green  9 months ago

    My 2400 BAUD modem went down and I had to quit Prodigy cold turkey. No more bulletin boards. It was rough.

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    renewed1  9 months ago

    I liked the CARL library.

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    jonesbeltone  9 months ago

    Arlo needs more beer and less humus in his diet.

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    kerumbo Premium Member 9 months ago

    I used to be a regular on alt.comics.strips (I think it was called). Great people, great banter.

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    COL Crash  9 months ago

    It simply evolved into this crazy multiverse we call Social Media.

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