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Old January 2nd, 2007, 03:54 AM
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You know, I've clicked on the Century Virtual Cruise thread a few times now, and simply had to give up. Why? Because I'm tired of waiting for the darn thing to load. I waited 10 minutes just now. Why? My guess is the thread is so loaded with photo/video media that it would flip over if it was a cruise ship.

How about an update without the gigs for us who are stuck on 56k???

(And I don't need another speech about how high-speed is the "way of the future"- I'm on dial-up... get used to it.)
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Cynic..
I'm actually surprised you're having a problem. Even with ship's Internet speed I'm able to access the thread to post quite easily, and quickly.

You may want to check your PC, and clean out some of your temporary Internet files to see if that doesn't speed you up.
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Old January 2nd, 2007, 04:31 AM
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Nope. That doesn't do it.

The problem (for me) is that posts 1-25 with photos have to load before they are displayed. I have this problem also on other threads where loads of photos are included.
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The other item is to clear out the cache that runs in the background.
There is a free personal program you can download that might assist, Ad-aware. Run it it once in awhile.
http://www.download.com/3000-2144-10045910.html

If you are running a virus software this too will slow down the loading of posts with pictures. Most virus programs check everything before a post will load, try turning it off and see if that speeds things up.
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in IE select "tools", then "internet options", then the "advance" tab, then multimedia" section, then uncheck "show pictures". or if you dont mind tring another browser, you can give firefox a shot. firefox will give you the option not to display any images. under "tools", then "options", then "content", uncheck the load images box.
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Mine too does take a few seconds, but does load.
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dfhawk60> Thanks soooo much. The page pops right up, no pictures.
Oh well. That sure beats a 10 minute wait..... and I was spared the g-string.
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Cynic,

You really should look into DSL or other high-speed connection. I don't know what you're paying for your dial-up, but DSL is about the same these days.

And if you ever change your mind, and want to see Kuki is all his glory, you'll get the video downloaded in seconds with a high-speed connection!

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Dean> The reason I'm so attached to my dial-up is very simple.

It is the simplest reason of all.

I pay nada for my dial-up.

(and I'll pass on the naked mousse also, but thanks for offering... you enjoy)
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