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Internet Nostalgia Thread.

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

  1. Stazy

    Stazy Distinguished Member

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    I used to make websites that scammed people into giving me their Neopets login info. I was mega rich until Neopets tracked me down and shut down my account [​IMG]
     


  2. Teger

    Teger Stylish Dinosaur

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    aim bot room kick bitches
     


  3. Piobaire

    Piobaire Not left of center?

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    Telnet and Gopher. How could I forget? Also, shell accounts you telnet'ed into.

    Or remember those sort of hobbiest/hippy city BBSs? There was a network of them but I can't remember what the name was.
     


  4. Harold falcon

    Harold falcon Stylish Dinosaur

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  5. Neo_Version 7

    Neo_Version 7 Stylish Dinosaur

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    Lycos and Ask Jeeves.
     


  6. Geoff Gander

    Geoff Gander Senior Member

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    -telnetting through a shell to go MUDDing (wasted too many hours on Redemption)
    -dial up noise
    -tons of little games from Winfile and other sites (some of them decent)
    -downloading Wolfenstein 3D
    -Geocities
     


  7. Kas

    Kas Distinguished Member

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    [​IMG]
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  8. velvel87

    velvel87 Senior Member

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    Compuserve (didn't make you keep a permanent username), chat rooms - Jew chat, doom and quake 3, Juno, i-am-bored.com
     


  9. DerekS

    DerekS Guyliner

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    i remember my cousin had the internet installed before i did...we stayed up all night long in aol chat rooms....we'd end up losing connection and having to log back in...took an eternity.
     


  10. gort

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    It's funny to think how kids nowadays won't have a clue what the "You've got mail" sound is from.
     


  11. velvel87

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    It's funny to think how kids nowadays won't have a clue what the "You've got mail" sound is from.

    Or what dial up sounds like. I wonder if my kids will even recognize references to phones with wires attached to them. It's a different world.
     


  12. Douglas

    Douglas Stupid ass member

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    Pine
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    that telnet chat stuff
     


  13. aphextwin07

    aphextwin07 Senior Member

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    Netscape
    mIRC, ICQ
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    altavista, hotbot, lycos, askjeeves
    geocities/angelfire
    ytmnd
    I guess it's been long enough and since someone else mentioned it: Wolf:ET (greatest PC multiplayer FPS game of all time)
     


  14. Piobaire

    Piobaire Not left of center?

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    Just remembered the BBS system I was trying to think of: freenets.
     


  15. JohnGalt

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    One of my fondest memories was gaining access to a linux box on a cablemodem alpha test. This was in the days of like 14.4 speeds. I used to pingflood the shit out of people on IRC. Would also spoof ident and takeover chans with ease.
     


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