The children of today miss out on the joy of having one of these come through the mail

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    • #119982
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      The children of today miss out on the joy of having one of these come through the mail.

    • #119984
      Anonymous
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      It took a while but at some point I convinced my parents to let me use one of these. Luckily someone had left a modem at our house so I could finally go online and visit the pokemon and anime sites that I read about in magazines. Netscape on Mac OS 8 was so freaking comfy. I pity everyone who hasn’t seen the internet before 2005.

      • #120050
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        I saw the internet a decade before even that. I remember companies like Prodigy who didn’t really give you full access to the internet, but you could look at preapproved things like stocks and shit.

        • #120053
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          Prodigy was a service at the time when BBS’s were king. It was literally a fancy BBS walled garden.

    • #119987
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      >22/month
      What the fuck

      • #120033
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        And that didnt even include the dial up fees

    • #119989
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      i loved when games came in cereal boxes

      • #119993
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        The empty boxes they put download codes in might as well be.

    • #119991
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      I got a lot more joy from PS1 demo discs that came with magazines

      • #119996
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        This tbh

    • #119994
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      I remember being 12 and being an "aol h4x0r"

      Hanging out in private chats "vb", "phish", "spam", and "whywork".

      Writing shitty programs in VB6 that would open a random lobby chatroom, harvest the list of occupants to a list, rinse and repeat. Dupe kill the list. Write a cracker than uses a web login exploit. Enter a password list file containing "abc123", "password", "drowssap", "iloveu", and "nsync". Get 1 crack for every ~50 attempts.

      It was absurdly easy to obtain free internet and wreak havoc all over AOL. I didn’t even know what the fuck I was doing.

      My profile from ~2000 is still on the AOL-Files.com cache lol

    • #119998
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      Back during college, some friends and I went to a computing store, got a whole bunch of these free CDs and used them as frisbees back on campus.

      Good times.

    • #119999
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    • #120000
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      No, they don’t.

    • #120001
      Anonymous
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      the joy of getting yelled at by your scrotebrained boomer parents for trying to use it on the computer because it might be a "virus"

    • #120002
      Anonymous
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      Back when they used floppies, you always had a supply of free floppy disks, albeit very low-quality ones.

      When they switched to CD it was 100% waste.

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    • #120011
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      Kids will never know the joy of hearing "You’ve got mail!" and finding 500 ads in their inbox for boner pills, secret auctions and primitive camgirl sites.

      • #120013
        Anonymous
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        >secret auctions
        Tell us more

        • #120016
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          I never investigated but I’m certain they were either scams or selling knock-off goods.

      • #120014
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        >tfw activex came out and you could force dialer.exe download in the background. next time the guy rebooted his PC it dialed up to some 900 number and i got $2 per minute from my affiliate

    • #120015
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      {s welcome
      {s buddyin
      {s drop
      {s goodbye
      {s buddyout

    • #120018
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    • #120031
      Anonymous
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      Internet used to come in a cd? How does that work?

      • #120032
        Anonymous
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        The Internet wasn’t as big back then.

      • #120034
        Anonymous
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        You get CD with diffs. You imported it and then you could watch further parts of the porn video (as in 4mb of 105mb video) or read new LULZ posts.

        • #120035
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          That would’ve been faster than dialup.

      • #120036
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        AOL was originally a collection of online services that would piggyback off your existing internet connection and charge you by the hour to use them once you signed up. Then they rolled out as their own internet service provider and you’d have to log in and connect through their software in the form of a launcher with its own home page, search engine, email, chat rooms etc. on top of everything you could access elsewhere through your browser.

      • #120037
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        You get CD with diffs. You imported it and then you could watch further parts of the porn video (as in 4mb of 105mb video) or read new LULZ posts.

        (me)
        Old dial-ups didn’t send you any data. You requested the data and you get it next week on CDs. Do you think why does "Work Offline" still exist? It’s because not all boomers moved on from the old dial-ups.

      • #120038
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        lol
        I will give you the only serious answer you will get.
        The AOL disk was for computer illiterates who were too stupid to configure the modem dialer and Outlook Express email reader that was built into Windows 95 and Windows 98.
        They honestly believed that they had to install that 700MBs of bloat.
        I was lucky enough to have a tech savvy dad who had earthlink. We dialed in, opened IE or Netscape, and checked our email with Outlook Express.
        Of course the same dipshits who think they need a mac would’ve also called us poor because the PC didn’t say “Welcome!” and then, “You’ve got Mail!”
        But I had more than one visitor remark how much faster my internet was. AIM chat was free so I could still chat with anyone on AOL.

        • #120039
          Anonymous
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          You could connect to AOL without the client. It was very easy to get free access.

          • #120040
            Anonymous
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            Sorry, I’m confused, how can you access the Internet without AOL?

            • #120044
              Anonymous
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              download netzero. it’s free and the banner ad really isn’t that annoying.

          • #120041
            Anonymous
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            yes you could but the only reason for the disks was to install their software. You didn’t get shit free until you gave them a CC#.
            The only advantage AOL had was more local numbers to dial in. We fortunately lived close enough to an earthlink node that we didn’t pay long distance charges.

          • #120048
            Anonymous
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            i searched everywhere on AOL and even called customer service to find out how to connect my Sega Dreamcast with our AOL account and was told it is not possible

            • #120049
              Anonymous
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              i remember having the "sega channel" from our cable tv provider. they gave us this giant cartridge that was hooked to a coaxial from the wall.

              • #120052
                Anonymous
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                we had Sega Channel in our region too. My family never for it because we didnt have a Sega Genesis. I did want X-band which was a dial up modem for the SNES and Genesis. Ive read that it was poorly implemented but that the SNES port of Doom could play a primitive and laggy death match over X-Band

              • #120054
                Anonymous
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                The Sega Dreamcast came with a modem and allowed you to connect to Sega.Net to play FPS Arena shooters and Phantasy Star Online. It was very different from Sega Channel which was a service partnership of Cable Vision and Sega of America

    • #120047
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      The greatest day of my life (after the day I lost my virginity) was the day my neighborhood got Road Runner Cable Broadband Internet. I believe it was 2002

    • #120051
      Anonymous
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      Back when I had dialup I was limited to 140 hours a month.

    • #120057
      Anonymous
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      kids today will never know the feeling of jerking off to porn on dialup and cumming before the nude even finishes downloading

      • #120058
        Anonymous
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        >Not edging until it is finished

        • #120059
          Anonymous
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          I didn’t know what edging was as a kid

          • #120060
            Anonymous
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            Me neither, it just happened kinda naturally due to being busy clicking around in Kazaa at the same time.

        • #120061
          Anonymous
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          >Edging for hours and hours
          i ruptured my epididymis doing this when i first got AOL in 2001. Had to go to a doctor and get scans. I had to abstain from masturbation, sex or ejaculating for a year to let it repair. ! Had to take anti biotics regulaily as i often got Epididymitis. After that i could only wank once per month and i hat to do physio (kegels) to stop myself going incontinent. I stil cant have a noirmal sex life.

          it was scans of asia carrera and Danni Ashe that did it

          • #120062
            Anonymous
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            >epididymis
            Your hair?

            • #120063
              Anonymous
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              sorry – epididymis
              its the big tangle of brain behind the ball that makes and holds sperm

        • #120065
          Anonymous
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          I too edge for hours and hours at a time before blurting chunky, silly-string cum across a 9ft room
          LIKE A BAWS

    • #120064
      Anonymous
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      I, too, like overmasturbation.

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