Internet Nostalgia Thread.

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

  1. Piobaire

    Piobaire Not left of center?

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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.

    Yes, back before the days of official bots like "X," having a linux box and running your own channel bot was the shit.
     
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    I miss the proper warez scene with clean releases in 1.44mb chunks. Being a top 10 uploader on a BBS...
     
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    1969 Senior member

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    I remember when someone explained to me that "they" were going to make it possible to see images and eventually buy things. I was like "no, that will fuck it up".
     
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    Lane Senior member

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    MMOs were a bit part of my life before, now I hate them to death [​IMG]
     
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    I guess it's been long enough and since someone else mentioned it: Wolf:ET (greatest PC multiplayer FPS game of all time)

    This^^ and the Rainbow Six games. Playing them online was the shit as was Counter-Strike.
     
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    willpower Senior member

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    Getting scolded for constantly keeping the phone line tied up

    Being flamed for using the Internet for commercial purposes

    Yahoo News Forums - Taking trolling to a new level
     
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    unjung Senior member

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    Struggling to get Adobe Photoshop 3, a few megs at a time, from Happy Hippoz.

    Still have a friend from DalNet who I've talked to three times since 2002 who will get an invite to my wedding.
     
  8. SpooPoker

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

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    What was that video game that was one of the first to have nudity in it? Larry the Lounge Lizard or something, right?
     
  9. bbaquiran

    bbaquiran Senior member

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    Leisure Suit Larry in the Land of the Lounge Lizards

    You had to answer history/trivia questions before you could play.
     
  10. RedLantern

    RedLantern Senior member

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    I was super young so I don't remember all that vivdly, but getting BBS numbers from some trade newspaper.

    Having a 2400 baud modem and setting up accounts on multiple BBS to play LORD or the pit, or other games like that.

    Ugrading to a 14.4 and being wowed at the speed.
     
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    Glad to be here in this forum. Well, this is an interesting one. I really enjoy reading this topic.
     
  12. SpooPoker

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

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    Leisure Suit Larry in the Land of the Lounge Lizards

    You had to answer history/trivia questions before you could play.


    Yeah! Thats it. That was awesome, so scandalous back then [​IMG]
     
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    zippyh Senior member

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    microsoft comic chat

    [​IMG]

    met a girl there too, but I flaked on a meet-up.


    I remember running comic chat on my home lan and using it to talk to my wife.
    It was more a "because I could" thing than anything useful.
     
  14. erictheobscure

    erictheobscure Senior member

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    My parents refused to pay for call waiting, claiming that we didn't need it because we didn't use the phone that much.

    I started playing MajorMud on a local BBS. Obsessively.

    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.
     
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