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  • Re: Favorite thing to do back in the day

    From Argelian@VERT/DMINE to Mr. Cool on Mon Dec 21 14:11:00 2015
    -=[ On 12-20-15 14:50, Mr. Cool wrote to All below: ]=-
    -=[ Re: Favorite thing to do back in the day ]=-

    Hi Mr. Cool!

    While I did not do too much on the internet back in the 90s when I was
    a kid, in the early 2000s, as a teen, I enjoyed looking for cool stuff
    to download. I t could have been anything from utilities to games. It could have been old Win31 or DOS stuff, or Win 9X or compatible stuff.
    I used to frequent a site to find all kinds of stuff for my DOS boxes. Around High School I started getting into foruming. So the thread is about what everyones favorite use on the internet back in the day/or
    even today.
    It was calling into BBS's via dialup modems to chat with multinode lines, play online door games, be your own SysOp :)

    Cheers,

    Bryan
    Email: bhandfield(at)me(dot)com

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  • From Jeff Friend@VERT/MORDOR to Mr. Cool on Fri Dec 25 14:32:41 2015
    Re: Favorite thing to do back in the day
    By: Mr. Cool to All on Sun Dec 20 2015 02:50 pm

    While I did not do too much on the internet back in the 90s when I was a kid in the early 2000s, as a teen, I enjoyed looking for cool stuff to download. t could have been anything from utilities to games. It could have been old Win31 or DOS stuff, or Win 9X or compatible stuff. I used to frequent a sit to find all kinds of stuff for my DOS boxes. Around High School I started getting into foruming. So the thread is about what everyones favorite use o the internet back in the day/or even today.

    - Mr. Cool

    I first got onto the Internet back in 1996 when I started working in IT. Back then, there was not that much to do. But I have been on here sincfe the mid 90's and have seen it bloom into the tangled mess of porn and illegal downloads that is it today. And Iam SO GREATFUL for that :)

    Jeff in Australia.

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  • From Poindexter Fortran@VERT/REALITY to Jeff Friend on Sat Dec 26 00:52:41 2015
    Re: Favorite thing to do back in the day
    By: Jeff Friend to Mr. Cool on Fri Dec 25 2015 09:32 pm

    I first got onto the Internet back in 1996 when I started working in IT. Back then, there was not that much to do. But I have been on here sincfe the mid 90's and have seen it bloom into the tangled mess of porn and illegal downloads that is it today. And Iam SO GREATFUL for that :)

    Yeah, pr0n in 1996 was pretty marginal -- monochrome 3 second animations weren't anything to write home about.

    :)

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  • From Khelair@VERT/TINFOIL to Poindexter Fortran on Sun Dec 27 00:21:24 2015
    Re: Favorite thing to do back in the day
    By: Poindexter Fortran to Jeff Friend on Sat Dec 26 2015 07:52:41

    Yeah, pr0n in 1996 was pretty marginal -- monochrome 3 second animations weren't anything to write home about.

    Well, I had one incident with one of those 3 second animations that was something to write home about. There was an *ahem* security consideration that hadn't been taken into account at the Jr. High/middleschool that I went to, and it left a bunch of PCJrs open to running external code. Those little 3 second animations (I can't help but wonder if I'm thinking of the same one here) came up real quick on those PCJrs when the admin was out getting coffee in the mornings instead of tending his classroom. But what a classroom to behold upon his return. :D

    -D/K

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  • From Mro@VERT/BBSESINF to Poindexter Fortran on Sun Dec 27 10:04:28 2015
    Re: Favorite thing to do back in the day
    By: Poindexter Fortran to Jeff Friend on Sat Dec 26 2015 07:52 am

    Yeah, pr0n in 1996 was pretty marginal -- monochrome 3 second animations weren't anything to write home about.


    eh, it wasnt THAT bad. i think you are thinking about 5 years before that.
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  • From Jeff Friend@VERT/MORDOR to Poindexter Fortran on Tue Dec 29 16:03:19 2015
    Re: Favorite thing to do back in the day
    By: Poindexter Fortran to Jeff Friend on Sat Dec 26 2015 07:52 am

    Yeah, pr0n in 1996 was pretty marginal -- monochrome 3 second animations weren't anything to write home about.
    Hehehe.. So true.

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  • From Jfizdawiz@VERT/GUARDIAN to tfurrows on Wed Apr 19 00:10:18 2017
    Re: Favorite thing to do back in the day
    By: tfurrows to jagossel on Thu Dec 29 2016 05:21 pm

    sounds good, i will have to check that out

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