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  1. #1

    Finally out of the stone age

    My tiny island has finally gone from 26.4kbps to 1.1mb broadband.

    i'm so happy

    my record before was 4.1k.

    now i reach 120k

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    lol nice

    Tiny island?

    where do you live?
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    http://www.tresco.co.uk

    Tresco, in the Isles of Scilly.

    30miles south west of the most south western point of mainland UK

    Tiny as in 2 miles long and 1 mile wide!!!

    i was told that we'd never get it

    i'm so happy

    xbox live works. its great.

  4. #4
    Nice! I had a similar issue before we had broadband on the island I live on. I was sooooo excited when we got aDSL, after years of saying we would never get it.

    Cheers to another Island dweller.
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    Originally posted by drucey
    http://www.tresco.co.uk

    Tresco, in the Isles of Scilly.

    30miles south west of the most south western point of mainland UK

    Tiny as in 2 miles long and 1 mile wide!!!

    i was told that we'd never get it

    i'm so happy

    xbox live works. its great.
    What's the cost of living out there?

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    You guys have good pizza over there?

  7. #7
    Originally posted by mikeylove
    What's the cost of living out there?
    it's a private island, and i work here, so accommodation is free!

    It has 50 timeshare cottages - very nice too, the most expensive weeks of the year sell for 60,000+ (for 1 week for 30 years)

    there's a hotel, which is upto 280 per person per night


    but life is expensive here, due to freight costs


    pint of Stella = 3.75!

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    What do you do for work out there? Can you get me a job that will provide free living space?

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    Oh la la. I'd like to come visit sometime.

    Next vacation
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    Welcome to the modern times I guess now it's no longer the information dirt path


    I myself do not live on an island, but I've still got to deal with the dialup. 24kbps is the best I can get. I guess living in the woods has some downfalls.

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    welcome to the high speed world
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    Congrats drucey!

    It's a whole new world out there with broadband.

    I remember my 56K, 33.6, 28.8, 14.4 days & AOL days
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    Originally posted by sid007
    Congrats drucey!

    It's a whole new world out there with broadband.

    I remember my 56K, 33.6, 28.8, 14.4 days & AOL days
    hehe, we've come a long way since then
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    haha thanks all

    it's a whole new experience, using the net with broadband!

    when people send you funny videos to look at - i can actually look at them

  15. #15
    Originally posted by mikeylove
    What do you do for work out there? Can you get me a job that will provide free living space?
    and i do:

    IT technician / Payrolll Supervisor / Post Office / Designer / Photographer / Personnel assistant

    Every year, we hire over 100 seasonal staff from around the world (like this year, so many eastern europeans - it's like the iron curtain!!) that come to work in the shop, as cottage cleaners, barmen, waiters, chefs, KPs etc..
    Their accommodation is free, and a small charge is made for all their meals. haha so if you want one of those jobs, feel free to apply!!

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    Congratulations on your getting broadband. It's certainly a great feeling, huh?

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    hehe i have a website with DJ mixes on.

    I used to have to leave a mix to download for 12+hours so i could listen


    now, it's done in 15 mins!

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    Originally posted by drucey
    and i do:

    IT technician / Payrolll Supervisor / Post Office / Designer / Photographer / Personnel assistant

    Every year, we hire over 100 seasonal staff from around the world (like this year, so many eastern europeans - it's like the iron curtain!!) that come to work in the shop, as cottage cleaners, barmen, waiters, chefs, KPs etc..
    Their accommodation is free, and a small charge is made for all their meals. haha so if you want one of those jobs, feel free to apply!!
    Serious Question

    Are there any hot girls there?
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    haha

    well, i'm lucky - i found the most beautiful island girl last year, and we've been together for over a year.

    There are still a few "locals" left, some very nice.


    But because the timeshare side of the island is quite high-class, due to the huge expense of it all, it seems all rich businessmen have incredibly good looking daughters, all of which come every year to the island!

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