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Old 07-24-2004, 09:42 AM   #1
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heh guys i bought a laptop last week from a friend of a friend and call me stupid cos i really dont know anything about them and im just wondering about internet connections in eastern european countries can i just go plug this thing in to an internet cafe?
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Old 07-25-2004, 04:59 AM   #2
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heh guys dont anyone on these mighty boards know anything bout laptops my friends keep asking me if i need or have a network card whatever these are
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hehe. well that answers my question on how you are going to read the harry potter books :P

Its probably more hassle than its worth to try to plug your laptop in at an internet cafe (assuming they let you with potential viruses etc) - i doubt many (small ones) can actually have more plugged in (some i've seen have one computer hooked up to a modem), plus its a pain to configure the laptop to their setup (networking is bad enough if you speak the same language).

On the otherhand - wireless networks have taken off in some areas - such that you can walk into an internet cafe and your laptop automatically connects (if you have the right hardware). I heard even some MacDonalds were trialing it (in the USA).
Dont know how much thats taken off in eastern europe tho.

I'm planning on selling my laptop before i go - going to have painful computer withdrawals tho.

Not to put you off tho - i love how much entertainment i can get out of my laptop - its a tough decision for me not to take it for journalling, storing photos and reading books.
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ha ha yeah i know what you mean! The UNI im going to in budapest only allows 10 hours a month on the internet and then you gotta pay for it boo hoo but heh i wanna be spending as much time as poss exploring doubt i will have much time for net surfing apart from when im chatting to you guys....oh and thanks again for the bookis it was brill of u
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Old 08-03-2004, 08:06 AM   #5
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10 hours of internet a month ? *whimper*
i'm an internet addict - i'd be not far off 10 a day :P
we spent a week in tasmania and i only used a computer for 10 minutes to do some banking -
lack of computer use wasn't too bad, so i think i should manage 6 months in europe.

enjoy the books - let me know if you're after any others.

I'll probably buy them when the 7 book set comes out
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10 hours a month is a crime isnt it! hell i do most of my eu studies research on the net ha ha
i think you will be waiting a while for all seven to come out dont think the half blood prince (book six) will be out until late next year..... you got any fave books yrself?
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