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written by Zjc92 on Jan 24, 2007 05:23
I need some help. My parents won't let me get a wireless 'net connection for the computer in my room. I think It's because they're obbsessed with Internet chat sex predators, so do any of you guys have some advice on how I could convince them otherwise?

I don't even go on chat rooms, or even play online games because I'm so anti-social, I wouldn't do something THIS dumb! Help me! I'm desperate.
written by Barebones on Jan 24, 2007 07:28
Perhaps inviting your friends home and talking about the internet in the presence of your parents. If they see that all your friends normally use something that you don't, they might change their mind.

Assuming you have friends, of course
wah... waall-eee
written by Magnulus on Jan 24, 2007 07:55
Why wireless?
who needs titles?
written by Pomelos on Jan 24, 2007 12:34
Zjc92 said:
I don't even go on chat rooms, or even play online games because I'm so anti-social, I wouldn't do something THIS dumb! Help me! I'm desperate.
That's weird: if I were anti-social, I'd go to chat rooms and play online games.
written by Cryoburner on Jan 24, 2007 13:15
Zjc92 said:
I think It's because they're obbsessed with Internet chat sex predators...
Or maybe they ARE internet chat sex predators! Okay, most likely not.

Barebones said:
Perhaps inviting your friends home and talking about the internet in the presence of your parents.
No, that's only bound to make the situation worse. : P
wah... waall-eee
written by Magnulus on Jan 24, 2007 13:29
If you THINK it's because they're obsessed with velocisextors, then it doesn't seem like you've discussed their reasons very much. Ask them exactly why they won't let you have internet in your room.

Most probably, I'd say it's because they're worried you'll hang about on the web instead of doing your homework or getting to bed on time. That's part of why I never got internet in my room. That, and we only had one ISDN outlet. ("When I was your age, all we had was a 28.8 Kb modem, and it went EEEEEEEE-DEE-BONG-DEE-BONG every time I logged on! Now gerroff my lawn, damned whipper-snappers!!" *clicks his dentures*)
written by Ysereh on Jan 24, 2007 18:00
Magnulus said:
When I was your age, all we had was a 28.8 Kb modem, and it went EEEEEEEE-DEE-BONG-DEE-BONG every time I logged on...
Amen to that.
I remember a time I would've loved to have a 28.8...
i haz title: speed-g-dof
written by Speeder on Jan 24, 2007 18:13
I have a 28.8!
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written by Zjc92 on Jan 24, 2007 18:30
Magnulus said:
If you THINK it's because they're obsessed with velocisextors, then it doesn't seem like you've discussed their reasons very much. Ask them exactly why they won't let you have internet in your room.

Most probably, I'd say it's because they're worried you'll hang about on the web instead of doing your homework or getting to bed on time.
Good point! But I already do that with my side projects on my computer (and *cough*Oblivion*cough*). So all I need is a good excuse. Then again, I KNOW my mom Is obbsessed with predators. You know that "To catch a predator"? I got a lecture after that aired. It's not really about my connection anymore, it's about my freedom and independence. (oh, and all my work is homework, i'm homeschooled because of my ADD. And i've already tried to convince them it would be good for my schooling [which it would])
there's science to be done!
written by Yash on Jan 24, 2007 18:32
Poor you. Get a new mum.
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written by Zjc92 on Jan 24, 2007 18:33
Magnulus said:
Why wireless?
'cause the computers are far apart.
whoosh
written by Buuks on Jan 24, 2007 23:26
Magnulus said:
EEEEEEEE-DEE-BONG-DEE-BONG
Sometimes I miss that sound, it was almost music to my ears.
written by Bellum on Jan 25, 2007 01:00
That sound still gives me nightmares.
written by Bensel on Jan 25, 2007 02:59
Buuks said:
Magnulus said:
EEEEEEEE-DEE-BONG-DEE-BONG
Sometimes I miss that sound, it was almost music to my ears.
Lucky me, I still get that almost music! D:
Actually, I do like it a bit, except when the prerecorded phone company voice goes "DOO DEE BEE BOO we're sorry, all lines are busy"
written by Moominaba on Jan 25, 2007 05:51
I have a 56k connection, but where i live, we have lower quality phone lines so the max i can really connect at is 28.8 Although occasionally, i get 4 kbps Still, it really sucks for me out here :{
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