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post #46 of 86
hamsterdance.
post #47 of 86
Halflife: Team Fortress.
post #48 of 86
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Originally Posted by cronicmole View Post
Post your memories.
internet explorer
- winmx, kazaa
- Napster would take 30 minutes to download a song
- Netscape Navigator was the best web brower
50-100MB files, est DL time: 3hrs
Dial up noise.

oh man! you hit the spot with these
post #49 of 86
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Originally Posted by erictheobscure View Post
The local representative from Princeton couldn't call me to schedule an admissions interview because my phone line was always busy. I realized what had happened about a month after the "if you don't hear from us contact us" date.

I find this pretty funny now, but it was a bit mortifying for a few years.

So, because you didn't get into Princeton you're a drug-addled internet surfer.
Wow, talk about karma!
post #50 of 86
i was talking to somebody the other day who lives on the mendocino coast and only has dial-up still ... i realized that for a narrow band of society, dial-up noise is going to be nostalgic. how about the auto racing and the helicopter games that came with appleII? programming a bouncing ball on commodore 64? the first flight simulators? or yelling from the back of the house "honey, don't pick up the phone, I've got to go online."
post #51 of 86
Before Youtube there was Collegehumor and Ebaumsworld
ICQ and AIM (who the fuck still uses AIM?)
Somethingawful.com
Mainly waiting 30 minutes for 20 second porn clips...

More recently:
Oink (RIP)


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Originally Posted by Mblova View Post
This^^ and the Rainbow Six games.

I don't want to talk about the hours I wasted on this (awesome, awesome) game. Played ladder matches with a clan and everying. COD and this new shit still can't compare... Remember Roger Wilco?
post #52 of 86
but i still remember the first time they hooked us up with web browsers ... there were no pictures or even graphics to speak of, text-only, but in 4 clicks from my desk i was searching the "card catalog" of the bodleian library. i'll never forget that feeling ... holy shit.
post #53 of 86
asl?
post #54 of 86
Getting stuff and chatting on WinMX.
Getting in trouble on AOL for acting as an AOL representative and trying to get peoples credit card info.
Creating a Pokemon website and making 40 dollars a month when I was 13.
Dial-up internet.
Not having social media.
Not having everyone using the internet.

The internet was way cooler back in the late 90s and early 00's.
post #55 of 86
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Originally Posted by Pennglock View Post
Before Youtube there was Collegehumor and Ebaumsworld
ICQ and AIM (who the fuck still uses AIM?)
Somethingawful.com
Mainly waiting 30 minutes for 20 second porn clips...

More recently:
Oink (RIP)




I don't want to talk about the hours I wasted on this (awesome, awesome) game. Played ladder matches with a clan and everying. COD and this new shit still can't compare... Remember Roger Wilco?

I miss Oink. When I was an Oink member my music collection grew so much. Never did end up joining one of the spinoffs.
post #56 of 86
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Originally Posted by Pennglock View Post



I don't want to talk about the hours I wasted on this (awesome, awesome) game. Played ladder matches with a clan and everying. COD and this new shit still can't compare... Remember Roger Wilco?

Yess. I wasted so many hours on all games in the series. Used to do pistol only matches with my clan. I remember one of the clans was ROMP but i forget the other one I was a part of.
post #57 of 86
Still using the same screen name since early 90's AOL signup.

23 person chatrooms filled to capacity but no one talking because they had all gone private.
post #58 of 86
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Originally Posted by HelloIDistance View Post
The internet was way cooler back in the late 90s and early 00's.

It was even cooler in the late 80's and early 90's
post #59 of 86
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Originally Posted by Digmenow View Post
23 person chatrooms filled to capacity but no one talking because they had all gone private.

QFT.

-pre-brazzers porn
-50 hitler
-newgrounds
-lotus breast
-90's internet forums
-stupid forwarded pornspam/chain emails
post #60 of 86
Seems like just yesterday I made my first call to China with a stolen calling card. On second thought, it was 1986 IIRC. Anyone else remember those phreak voicemail exchanges where stolen calling card numbers were left as the message and you had to be "in the know" on phreak sites to get the voicemail number and access code. The message was some guy reading off a 14-digit calling card number which had a shelf life of about 1-2 days before it was shut-down by the phone company.
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