Internet Nostalgia Thread.

Discussion in 'General Chat' started by cronicmole, Apr 4, 2011.

  1. cronicmole

    cronicmole Senior member

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    Post your memories.
    internet explorer
    - winmx, kazaa
    AOL/AIM chat
    - I was using WebCrawler as my primary search engine
    - Napster would take 30 minutes to download a song
    - Netscape Navigator was the best web browser
    SmarterChild
    50-100MB files, est DL time: 3hrs
    Windows 95 start up noise
    Watching porn on the internet for the first time was as memorable as seeing you first child born.
    Dial up noise.

    - looking at DBZ pics on angelfire
     


  2. kwilkinson

    kwilkinson Having a Ball

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    People still use IE and AIM.
     


  3. SpooPoker

    SpooPoker Internet Bigtimer and Most Popular Man on Campus Dubiously Honored Affiliate Vendor

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    I know TRINI is going to get a kick out of seeing my post here. He knows why. Also, I picked up a chick on a prodigy.net chatboard back in like '91. We snail mailed drugstore printed 35mm pics of us back and forth. Erica from Boynton Beach, where are you nows? [​IMG]
     


  4. Piobaire

    Piobaire Not left of center?

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    BBSes
    ASCII art
    IRC
    Dual 5.25" floppies
    Writing a "ping" program for my linux box so the university dialup would stay connected 24/7
    CRTs
    channel bots
    text browsers
     


  5. bbaquiran

    bbaquiran Senior member

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    Gopher and WAIS
    finger
    Newsgroups
    Browsing the web with Lynx
    FTP by email
    Downloading Slackware floppy images from wuarchive
    MUDs & MOOs
    Mosaic
    Web pages with frames.
     


  6. Johnny_5

    Johnny_5 Senior member

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    america online
    dial up noise
    rainbow six on MS gaming zone
    proggies
    huge chats with my grade on aol
     


  7. MikeDT

    MikeDT Senior member

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    Windows 3.11, Mosaic, Finger, Gopher and Compuserve. IE had not been invented yet
     


  8. milosz

    milosz Senior member

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    early 90s -
    Prodigy teen section before I was a teen

    mid 90s -
    designing my own Geocities webpage
    obsessively searching for the absolute best free web host (5MB of space!!!!) for the websites that never got past a single shitty background image and some lame text
    using a free POP3 mail provider because I was too cool for hotmail.com and my parents used both of the addresses we got from the ISP
    wishing I could afford the $100 it cost to register a domain back then
    rec.games.mecha (Battletech) & alt.punk

    mid-late 90s? -
    overnight download of the Pamela-Tommy Lee sex tape.
    signing up for playboy.com underage because I had a checking account and debit card
     


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    acidboy Senior member

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    MikeDT Senior member

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    When virtual reality was all the rage.. Active Worlds. http://www.activeworlds.com/ A place I constructed in 1997 at 1022N, 905W in 'Alpha World' is still there. Onlive Traveler. Not to be confused with Onlive, the cloud based gaming business. CU-SeeMe, video conferencing with 56k dial-up. Used to spend hours on this.
     


  11. Hombre Secreto

    Hombre Secreto Senior member

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    Constanly jacking off to Danni Ashe on 56k using compuserve like 10 years ago. And playing Return to Castle Wolfenstein: Enemy Territory when I ditched dial up. Good times.
     


  12. ManofKent

    ManofKent Senior member

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    AberMUD, Telnet, USENET, Bullet

    all without these pretty pictures...
     


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    horndog Senior member

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    - ICQ
    - mIRC warez, gamez, fserves
    - Scour, then Napster, then Kazaa
    - Quake 1 - First time playing with more than 1 other person on a computer across the country was one hellova an experience.
     


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