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    I have friend that uses AOL...and has for almost 10 years now.

    He does not have access to high speed where he lives....and he has had the same email address for as many years....which he usually uses for business...and like us all I am sure he has some "alter" identities he uses..when in the mood.

    He uses high end dell laptops that he upgrades every 2 years...and is able to hook into highspeed access points when available.

    He is not a n00b..but he does use AOL

    I guess it just depends on your preferences on what provider you use.

    Just cause you dont have access to high speed...doesnt make you a n00bie

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    Just cause you dont have access to high speed...doesnt make you a n00bie
    AOL users are those who don't give a **** about computers, don't care to learn about computers and don't know or care that their computer is crawling with malware, they just want to have email, surf porn and chat with their friends. Generalization? Yes. But, as the old saying goes "there's always the exception that proves the rule".

    Of all my users that finally give up and come to me with problems with their home computer being unusable they have all been dial-up users and, in the 90th percentile, have been AOL users. Every single one of them that has taken my advice, gone to high speed and implemented my "protection package", have not had subsequent issues in years.

    You also need to take note of who the first person was that "squawked" about AOL users not being noobs.... I think a nerve was touched.....
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    As if Geek Speak isn't enough for these people, consider their "DUH'ness" when they encounter Internet Acronyms, such as:

    Abbreviation and Meaning:

    404 - I haven't a clue
    AFAIK - As far as I know
    AFK - Away from keyboard
    A/S/L? - Age/sex/location?
    BRB - Be right back
    CYA - Cover your ass
    FAQ - Frequently asked question
    HUB - Head up butt
    IIRC - If I recall/remember/recollect correctly
    IMNSHO - In my not so humble opinion
    JBOD - Just a bunch of disks (like redundant array of inexpensive disks)
    FMTYEWTK - Far more than you ever wanted to know
    OTOH - On the other hand
    PEBCAK - Problem exists between chair and keyboard
    PIBKAC - Problem is between keyboard and chair
    PITA - Pain in the ass
    PM - Private message
    PMFJIB - Pardon me for jumping in but...
    RAID - Redundant array of inexpensive disks
    ROTFLMAO - Rolling on the floor laughing my a** off
    ROTFLMAOWPIMP - Rolling on the floor laughing my a** off while peeing in my pants
    RTFM - Read the fine manual
    SHCOON - Shoot hot coffee out of nose
    TFH - Thread from hell
    TTFN - Ta-Ta for now
    WTF - What the ??
    YMMV - Your mileage may vary

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    So you mean if somebody uses AOL he's a n00b ? So basicly you're syaing he can not reach the same website you can and read the same information you can and be as smart as you can ? Wow, that's kind of a dumb statement. I was on AOL for 3 years (cuz i was tuck with it), i recently switched to high-speed broadband, and let me tell you, i didn't get smarter or 1337 just because i had a faster connection. Yes i had more time to read since the pages loaded faster but still, pages looked same to me
    Thats the thing though, people like you make AOL users look bad.

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    Originally posted here by ZT3000
    As if Geek Speak isn't enough for these people, consider their "DUH'ness" when they encounter Internet Acronyms, such as:

    Abbreviation and Meaning:

    404 - I haven't a clue
    AFAIK - As far as I know
    AFK - Away from keyboard
    A/S/L? - Age/sex/location?
    BRB - Be right back
    CYA - Cover your ass
    FAQ - Frequently asked question
    HUB - Head up butt
    IIRC - If I recall/remember/recollect correctly
    IMNSHO - In my not so humble opinion
    JBOD - Just a bunch of disks (like redundant array of inexpensive disks)
    FMTYEWTK - Far more than you ever wanted to know
    OTOH - On the other hand
    PEBCAK - Problem exists between chair and keyboard
    PIBKAC - Problem is between keyboard and chair
    PITA - Pain in the ass
    PM - Private message
    PMFJIB - Pardon me for jumping in but...
    RAID - Redundant array of inexpensive disks
    ROTFLMAO - Rolling on the floor laughing my a** off
    ROTFLMAOWPIMP - Rolling on the floor laughing my a** off while peeing in my pants
    RTFM - Read the fine manual
    SHCOON - Shoot hot coffee out of nose
    TFH - Thread from hell
    TTFN - Ta-Ta for now
    WTF - What the ??
    YMMV - Your mileage may vary

    It's a subculture all it's own.
    I think it's a testament to geekiness if you use any of this in everyday spoken conversation. I've been known to say "I'm 404" and most people (even the geekier ones) get the glazed look...

    AOL is a starting point for most, and it seems to have a high representation of n00bs, but CRight makes a good example of the exception. However, I side with Tiger Shark and his classic argument that the majority of AOL users are NOT technical people, NOT primarily of the hacker (classic sense) mentality, and don't have any interest in squeezing the most from their computer/internet experience. That generalization leads IMNSHO to what I would suggest is a disproportional number of n00bs, trolls, and L-users @aol.com. Doesn't mean they are ALL that way, but I would argue they have a higher than normal percentage.
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    man I cant believe you forgot one of the most important ones...


    STFU - Shut The ***** UP!

    its sad that I use many of these in spoken conversation...at work none the less. Perhaps it is worse that we all understand eachother?
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    I don't get the logic here...saying that a person's connection is directly related to their knowledge or interest in computers is like saying a guy driving a standard knows more about fixing his car than the guy driving an automatic...it's a ridiculous assumption that something as irrelevant as a hook-up can be directly related to a person's knowledge.

    I'd be willing to bet that there are just as many n00bs per capita using high-speed internet as dial-up...what's next? Is someone going to suggest that anyone not using Linux is a n00b because they use the more user-friendly...cough...sorry, n00b-friendly Windows or Mac ?

    Let's do a survey on the OS that n00bs use most...Windows or Linux ?..this would be more relevant than what connection people use. Can I then assume that all Windows users are now n00bs? This is a ridiculous discussion...because there's no logic behind it at all.

    AOL is another discussion entirely...I don't use or recommend AOL because it infects your system...but if memory serves me correct, I do use Firefox...and Mozilla is somehow connected to AOL...I believe it's a division of AOL.

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    AOL is another discussion entirely...I don't use or recommend AOL because it infects your system...but if memory serves me correct, I do use Firefox...and Mozilla is somehow connected to AOL...I believe it's a division of AOL.
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    I am not geek but I studing and is very intresting in computers, security and recovery. I reading/visiting AO very often. For now I got powerup my coputer and have just ClamAV running.
    I few month I did not get any spy or vir on my computer. (i do check with programs from my USB)

    I am may a noob yet but I become be better.
    I may be cannot all therms yet but I am ably to protect myself and help others with some kind of problem.
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