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Isn't this what we have the NSA for?
 

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Haven't met one that doesn't remember everything. ;)


The Internet as seen in 1997

In 1993 or so a guy I worked with decided to explain the internet to me. We went over to his house and he showed me some cannon shooting game a chat room and porn. Since then not much has changed except that you can now buy all that stuff through Amazon.
 

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In 1993 or so a guy I worked with decided to explain the internet to me. We went over to his house and he showed me some cannon shooting game a chat room and porn. Since then not much has changed except that you can now buy all that stuff through Amazon.

I agree completely. They've graphically enhanced the GUI interface, added more useless options, increased hardware capacity and made bigger holes for hackers all for more costs. I've never seen anything much better than Windows 98 lite on a Pentium II 350mhz, 128mb ram, Matrox Mystique 220 graphic card and SoundBlaster.
 

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I like that....."How many S&H Green Stamps for a kiss, honey?"

No, that wasn't exactly what he meant with that term. He meant that women never forget anything, because they can retrieve it at a later date, as needed. All those little things that piss you off are stamps, and you collect them in an imaginary book, then trade them in as leverage. :lol:
 

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No, that wasn't exactly what he meant with that term. He meant that women never forget anything, because they can retrieve it at a later date, as needed. All those little things that piss you off are stamps, and you collect them in an imaginary book, then trade them in as leverage. :lol:

I understand what he meant but I didn't want to get a stamp by bringing it up:lamo
 

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I haven't seen "green stamps" since the full serve gas stations gave away free steak knives with every fill up.
 

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I haven't seen "green stamps" since the full serve gas stations gave away free steak knives with every fill up.

And you got a free green FireKing coffee cup in a box of oatmeal. :)
 

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The old PCF page. *sniff* Memories and nostalgia.

I know! I miss it, and *most* of the people. I still talk to John Galt though. :) I'm glad a few found dp though. Like you, for instance. <3
 

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Yikes, like a bad dream.

Oh poo to you Mr. I haven't yet figured out who you are yet.

I liked several people there. Not all...but some.
 

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In 1993 or so a guy I worked with decided to explain the internet to me. We went over to his house and he showed me some cannon shooting game a chat room and porn. Since then not much has changed except that you can now buy all that stuff through Amazon.

Well, the internet may not have improved much, but the porn sure has
 

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Haven't met one that doesn't remember everything. ;)


The Internet as seen in 1997

Those are pretty awesome videos, grip. I do have to ask, though - what on Earth is going on with Bryant Gumble's face? He looks like he used brownie batter for pancake makeup. It's all -- I don't know -- it looks thick, and way too dark for his complection.
 

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Those are pretty awesome videos, grip. I do have to ask, though - what on Earth is going on with Bryant Gumble's face? He looks like he used brownie batter for pancake makeup. It's all -- I don't know -- it looks thick, and way too dark for his complection.

That footage is from 1994 and someone did a terrible job converting it to flash vid format for the computer. I seriously doubt the show aired in that quality. I can't believe that Gumbel and Couric didn't even know what email or the Internet meant back then. It wasn't mainstream popular yet but it was definitely catching on and being talked about.

Most pre 1996 PC's were pretty pitiful hardware and speed wise. My first IBM Aptiva 2144 Mwave Series desktop was a Pentium I 133mhz, 250mb HD with 8mb ram and 28.8k modem running Windows 95. It was like watching mud pour out of a syrup bottle to connect to a website or boot up. It came with a floppy and CD drive and I later upgraded the ram to 64mb and added a Matrox Mystique 220 Graphics card, which all dramatically increased the speed to a crawl. The IBM models before 1994 were absolutely el crappo and very expensive.

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I got you beat. My first desktop was a 486 with 8mg of ram and a 420mg hard drive. I had a 9800 baud modem and went out and purchased a 14.4 for $150.

Paid $1,000 for the computer, and ended up getting more for my money than I should. It was only supposed to come with 4mg of ram and they actually had put the one with 8mg in the box. Ram was $50 a mg back then, so we got an extra $200 worth of ram over somebody's mistake.
 
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