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Discussion in 'The Backstage' started by crossroadsnyc, Mar 5, 2019.
Lol, I remember how fast 28.8 felt compared to 14.4
I was in 8th grade and if I remember correctly, I printed off all of Pearl Jam's lyrics and took them to school the next day. Everyone was amazed.
Wow I really had to think long and hard on this one. My dad always had computers in the house when I was growing up and people he knew had computers, I was never really interested in them until I got married mid 90's and my wife wanted a computer for the house cuz she used one at work. So I bought her a used Dell for $300 with WIN95 from a college friend and got AOL dialup. I very quickly got caught up in instant messenger, email, chat rooms and the ability to search the internet. And yes I did eventually realize you could search up porn but there was so much more than that out there, I was really amazed by the whole technology.
We probably could have gotten faster, but the phone lines to our house were bad. My girlfriend at the time was able to hit 33k. I was so jealous!
Dont remember first internet experience but do remember first desk top
I remember I had to ask someone to get off the phone whenever I want to use the internet...one landline for the phone and 56k modem was a bitch... Had to create a schedule when to use the internet... Anyone remember Sprynet ISP?
Of course porn... And you had to buy monthly subscription just to watch a 2minute video... 1 minute video took about 15-30 minutes to download on a dial-up
I remember playing the hell out of this in Elementary.
Oh man, Yahoo chatrooms..... those were the days... I can't believe I wasted precious hours harrassing chatters and starting shit...
I can't believe how good most of you guys memories are. I remember my first computer was DOS and had amber characters. At what point I went to Windows 3.1 and got internet, fuck, I dunno...
I did find an "old" receipt at the bro in laws fro computer gear from 1990
180 MB (not GB) Hard drive - $2271
386DX33 Computer meaning casing. power and motherboard - $2979
Video card - $1337
4 MB RAM expansion - $895
It's a wonder anyone ever bought home computers back then!!!
I laugh every time I see this. The first time I remember rolling on the floor with tears coming out of my eyes laughing.
This is exactly why I wasn't into computers early on because of the lack of a graphical user interface, I had computers at home and took classes in high school and college but it was so boring looking at a DOS screen full of green or amber characters, and you actually had to KNOW something you couldnt just point and click LOL.
Yeah my younger brother put together a side business for a short while back then building and selling computers to businesses, high prices for parts like you quoted, he had a discount supplier and would build a computer for like $2500 and tack on another $400 for his profit. He had a little tiny add in the local newspaper classifieds for his advertising LOL.
Weren't actual women easier to deal with back then?
I used to do that too. I found some Beanie Baby chat room that was an irc chatroom. I figured out how to type in commands to where I could see all of the chatrooms in the channel as well as see all the names of the chatters in each room. I was constantly finding a guy and a girl in a private room doing the whole cyber sex thing. I would barge in and interrupt them. They would kick me out and I'd go right back in. So the guy would create another room and they would both leave. I'd type in the command and find them seconds later and barge in again. After about 5 times they would think I was some sort of hacker and they'd split.
Then there was a program called WinNuke or something like that. You could type in someone's IP address and hit the nuke button and it would give that person a blue screen. They'd have to shut their computer down in order to get out of it. Me and my friends would get into chatrooms and clear the place out in minutes.
You degenerate! LOL
Lol, we used to do stuff like that all the time. My buddy was talking to this girl in a chatroom and somehow he wound up with her login info to her personal webpage which was on Angelfire. We logged into it and put some porn pic right on her front page. I'm sure her or whomever visited her site was pretty surprised to see that.
If you weren't already, that probably rocketed you to coolest kid in school.
My first experience with the internet was that Gopher Unix command console at university. Where you had to type commands to access the operating system and call up your email. The only games were MUD's, basically text adventures. I was less than thrilled.
The first porn I got from the internet was by downloading some floppy disk iso's of a numbered series of slideshow demos called 'Bodacious Bodean's Bordello Beauties' for the Commodore Amiga and Atari ST.
There was a huge demo scene for the Amiga, we mostly downloaded music and graphics demos, but there was the occasional porn oddity floating around online too.
I spent a lot of time, early on, on usenet groups. I learned a lot about trolls & "netiquette"...
Talk about the wild west, when people got upset, there were no moderators (for the most part), they'd report you to your ISP. Then, you'd get an email threatening to cut off your service due to TOS violations...
I don't think they ever cut anyone off, so, it was pretty much anything goes. There was no anti-bullying/harassment laws back then either...