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Could you manage without internet access?


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I'm a self-confessed internet addict, spending a good deal of my working life online, and I'm afraid I have to check my emails, even when I'm on holiday.

I'm not alone but I wonder just how many of you also recognise the symptoms in yourselves - would you be OK without the internet for a couple of weeks, or if you're honest, would you feel something was missing if you didn't get your daily on-line fix?

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Aitchbee

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FE - I can't argue with that.

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Aitchbee

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Forum Editor - I should have added that I do not personally know anybody on this great forum (same applies to every other forum member), which is the beauty of this particular communication platform.

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cycoze

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I would be lost without the internet now! just been away for four days at a tattoo festival and used my phone to access the net for various reasons, back home now and have to upload photos and send a lot of emails/messages, want to catch up on different sites/forums etc.

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wiz-king

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Groan - got to move the computer system this evening so that some plumbers can do work for the next couple of days. Will have to use the 'spare' computer in the garage and it's win 98 and on dial-up so I wont be about much and no printing/scanning.

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Aitchbee

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wiz-king - before you go down to your shed...tell me, have you got a good [free if possible] anti-virus prog for your w98 set-up?

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Nontek

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I would certainly feel that something was missing, living on my own the Internet is my gateway to seeing and 'being with', my distant relatives and friends. Skype is great!

BTW - I was able to put-a-face to a name this evening - I have just see 'our' Matt Egan on TV, warning about the Microsoft telephone scam! A local lady having recently fallen prey to the scam.

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rdave13

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It's a pity PCA couldn't have a 'sticky' forum, warning of these telephone, email and letters scams. Something newbies could look at instantly to compare with their worries rather than having to ask at helproom or consumerwatch.

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rdave13

"It's a pity PCA couldn't have a 'sticky' forum, warning of these telephone, email and letters scams."

Perhaps you don't realise how many of them there are - literally thousands circulating on the internet. Most of the serious ones are mentioned in the forums pretty quickly; the Microsoft telephone scam was the subject of a thread over a year ago, and it has been mentioned many times since then.

On the whole I think we manage pretty well when it comes to flagging up scams that are likely to affect our readers/forum members.

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rdave13

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Yes this is a good place to flag up scams. Pity those who use a PC as a tool and nothing else(not members of forums such as PCA) have to fall for this kind of scam. Others get hit via Post or Telephone.

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Strawballs

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One word NO!!!

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