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Stop yelling at me!

October 30, 2002 by Tim


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Old Timer
Old Timer
4 years ago

Is it weird some people will have no idea what this comic piece is talking about, i remember i would go so far as to have earplugs just for these moments.

Murdock
Murdock
1 year ago
Reply to  Old Timer

When I was a kid, I looked at the options for AOL. You could choose the volume level for the dial-up noise. By default it was set to Medium, you could make it louder, or actually turn it off all-together.

Brendan
Brendan
1 year ago

What was the point of playing the connection noise for most users??

The Legacy
The Legacy
1 year ago
Reply to  Brendan

Good question. Probably for troubleshooting, because you can actually tell when you’re not getting a proper connection. A proper connection had a very distinctive set of notes, but you can actually hear a hang up, or person using the phone, or simply it not making any connection through that little annoying speaker.