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Y2K Resurgence Fellow Time Traveler 02/21/2022 (Mon) 23:48:13 No.2221 [Reply]
I can feel it in the air, it's going to come back. I can already see rumblings of it. >big(ish) name jewtubers uploading remixes/parodies of eurodance songs >more and more people discovering the Y2K/Metalheart aesthetic and making their own versions of it >gen z realizing that nu-vidya fucking sucks dick and going back to 5th and 6th gen consoles for fun games and seeing artystyles/music that actually stand out instead of minimalism and nigbonics rap obviously however as we all know they're going to fucking butcher it like they did with 80s shit (dude neon pink and purple and synths and lasers lmao), so enjoy it while you can. once they fuck it up for the next ten years they'll move onto their next artstyle to destroy like the locusts they are. we're too small and non-influential to enact pic related, so your two options are >do nothing (what you'll probably do) >make art/music/games that actually pay homage to that time period instead of butchering it (what you should do) i am working on the latter, learning how to maek gaym in the process and hopefully get something put out in the next couple of years. what about you? how are you preparing for the resurgence?
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>>2880 >you cant even give me a simple list of retro stuff? Most of human history :^)
>>2880 What the hell do you need a list for? 5 minutes of lurking here and you can easily tell what you can and can't post on this board.
>>2881 >>2882 ;P just fukkin wid yous
>>801253 >so did the people in charge of making it. Good riddance, the /co/ threads where unironically quite enjoyable though. The way things are going backyard bunkers will probably be popularized again. >>2880 >you cant even give me a simple list of retro stuff? The original Blundstone boot before (((international))) corporations, Chinks, and fashion fags put their filthy heathen hands unto them. Blundstones literally only exist because some autistic German wanted to make something purely utilitarian and comfy and hated the idea of offering any other color other than the natural color of leather. Add that to your list. That said I wonder what the best alternative Blund theme boot is? Since the patient ran out very long ago meaning anyone can make the things now. I'd love a well made pair of Blunds made here in the JewSA states such as Idaho or from one of the less retarded South American countries like Paraguay since the days of Hans making them is over.
>>2899 I just stick to used leather chukkas personally.

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BBSes Fellow Time Traveler 04/28/2021 (Wed) 20:30:22 No.1160 [Reply]
So I've been thinking about "pre-social media" social media, e.g. telnet BBSes and such. It would be cool to have an official /retro/ BBS, although I know nothing about setting it up. I guess we can discuss such things here. (Also, pic related is telnet://heatwave.ddns.net:9640)
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>>1160 >>1160 saw somebody posting some other BBS systems on cuckchan's /g/. No idea if they're very active but thought I'd add to the list. Also, it's not truly retro, but you could always checkout out Analog City. It's a message board somebody implemented in shell that is available over SSH. ssh lowlife@ password: hightech
>>2848 There is really a rabbit hole to dig regarding the BBS world. I wish I was a grown man during this time to live this first steps of the man on the wired. Here is a documentary about the BBS era from Jason Scott http://textfiles.com/jason/. http://www.bbsdocumentary.com/ https://archive.org/details/bbsdocumentary/BBSDocumentaryDisc1.cdr
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Wish I saved more Japanese BBS ads before that one uploader nuked their account. It was a very active scene that produced a lot of art and music, but not much of it has been publicly preserved compared to the works of the European and American BBS scene. Also find it kinda interesting that telnet BBSes are still very active in Taiwan, however its culture seems to more resemble 2ch than traditional BBSes.

Old-School Fanfiction Fellow Time Traveler 09/27/2019 (Fri) 20:20:16 No.120 [Reply]
Anybody want to talk about the fanfiction scene of the 1990's and 2000's? That whole era was a big deal for us fanfic spergs. Before the internet, fanfic was very obscure even for nerd stuff. The rise of the internet in the latter half of the 90's is when fanfiction started to take off and diversify. The 2000's was a golden age of fanfiction in my opinion, with the heyday of FFN and things like Deviant Art being seen more as a novelty than a punchline. Even 2000's badfic was sort of legendary. My Immortal and Christian Humber Reloaded are both mid-2000's time capsules in many ways. Anyone from /fanfic/ is more than welcome to head on over here if they want.
...I still cruise fanfiction.net and feel like not a whole lot has really changed there in the past twenty years.
>>123 True, but that's because all the new fanfic writers moved over to Archive of Our Own
>>120 i remember reading silent hill fanfiction on a tiny forum before discovering ff.n. it's interesting how things became so centralized. i really do think that ao3's tagging is great, but it's also sort of sad how individual fansites have largely disappeared.

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Subcultures and fashion of the 90s & 2000s Fellow Time Traveler 08/11/2021 (Wed) 09:36:23 No.1892 [Reply]
What subculture were you a part of, Fellow Time Travelers? 90s bros, did you go to rave parties? 2000s kids, did you get some of that easy emo pussy?
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I kind of belonged to the "emo" subculture, but where I'm from, it really didn't propagate that much into a full-blown subculture. It was mostly listening to the same emo bands, eggy kids cutting wrists, but not cutting deep enough to bleed, just enough to scar, but not the fashion part of it. At least I didn't. Only did half the hairstyle, with the bangs and all. Transitioned to punk and metal before emo went cool. Then I became the angsty kid who liked to sulk and wish death to everyone. I watched gore just for the hell of it... but deep inside, I still had that emo side in me, lol. I listened to emo music and be sad and sappy and shit when alone, it felt like a guilty pleasure. To sum, I guess I was the hippy, who disliked having other people in my immediate vicinity like what I wanted.
>>2253 I get what you mean. I couldn't stand weebs back in the 2000s and was never really a fan of anime. I remember watching some of the usual stuff targeted toward kids like Pokemon, Digimon, Card Captors, Zoids, and Hamtaro but gradually grew to despise anime before I was finished with elementary school or before I knew how annoying weebs were. It wasn't until I was an adult that I started giving it a chance, and now I can at least appreciate '80s Miyazaki flicks or movies like Vampire Hunter D.
>>1979 >mallcore like metallica Dude Metallica is metal. Stuff after And Justice For All was just radio rock.
>>2253 >anime parties Anime parties were a thing?
>>2365 nta but they absolutely were >>1892 i was never part of a subculture in terms of how i dressed (best described as Visibly Mentally Ill), but i did hang around goths, punks, metalheads, and 90s stoner types. i knew a few but didn't interact much with emo or scene kids. if anything what i hate most about "modern" subcultures is that they're virtually indistinguishable instagram recolors of one another rather than styles that developed separately and the high emphasis on buying from certain brands above DIY or thrift. >>1959 i think you must believe older subcultures lacked politics because you weren't in them. it's true that irl subcultures have a much lower focus on ideological purity than online cultures and are less blatantly political (since people know each other more personally and are generally trying to get along/be able to organize) but politics frequently play a role and are undeniably a part of lots of subcultures.

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Fellow Time Traveler 09/13/2022 (Tue) 17:40:19 No.2564 [Reply]
Has any of you, Zoomers born in 1997, seen twin towers or witnessed 9/11, even if you were 3 or 4 back then?
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I was pulled out of kindergarten because of 9/11. I saw the headline on the newspaper, and my dad said it was an inside job.
A learning support teacher told me about it when it was mentioned in a book I was reading. Might have been an Alex Rider book. Looked it up and found one of those retarded "no planes" videos on google video
>>2641 >Alex Rider I remember those from elementary school. I think I ended up reading the first three. >Looked it up and found one of those retarded "no planes" videos on google video As dumb as most of it was, I miss the days when you could find all kinds of weird stuff like that so easily on the Internet. I remember coming across Steve Quayle's "research" on giants, Young Earth Creationist sites pushing sketchy OOPart stories about things like the Ica stones and Acambaro figures as evidence for the literal truth of the Genesis creation narratives. Of course, they also mixed in accounts of cryptid sightings they thought strengthened their case too. They were frequently pretty spurious, like an account of a sauropod dinosaur seen in Mexico with a photograph included that looked suspiciously like a swimming elephant. There was also a tale of a lake monster that was supposed to be like 200 feet long that was said to have been seen by a bus full of people in South America. Another one was a page that was claiming that UFO sightings and alien encounters were related to all that stuff about the Nephilim and the watchers from 1 Enoch. There was also some site that I think was affiliated with The Family cult that I remember finding interesting due to the strong sexual emphasis the content had, which was unusual for a Christian site to say the least. What spurred me on to writing all this was your post jogging my memory of coming across The Mysterious Origins of Man on Google Video, which was a TV special narrated by Charlton Heston in line with some of the things I mentioned. All the wackiness you'd find back then really got my imagination going. Nowadays we can't have that because the people presiding over today's sanitized corporate Internet thinks that people are so retarded that they need pedantic "fact checking" about how there actually were planes that hit the Twin Towers, the earth is round, and Ron Paul not being a reptilian shapeshifter.
>>2643 Of course I miss that. Corporate controlled monopoly internet where all corps use unprecedented tech to pick what you see and all act as one is fucking sickening. It's evil. Which is funny anyway because you know shit like no planes gets pushed by intelligence agencies and that. Fix the problem the
i was about 6 when the planes hit the towers the only reason i still rememberd it is because mom pulled my ass into church the following day with one of the biggest masses ive ever seen

4-bit CG Fellow Time Traveler 10/22/2019 (Tue) 00:26:56 No.152 [Reply]
Does anyone here collect 4-bit/16 color CG or perhaps even make it yourself? If you don't know what I'm talking about think PC-98 or see pic related. Missing files >>1801
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>>2766 Appreciate you sharing it even if I already had the small amount of Japanese CG in it.
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Just sharing this with you.
>>2844 (checked) Beautiful... Where did you find this?
>>2844 Thanks!
>>2844 https://www.axfc.net/u/4063189 was shared by anon on /late/

Operating systems Fellow Time Traveler 11/29/2021 (Mon) 17:06:33 No.2102 [Reply]
What is your favorite operating system? Do you prefer MS-DOS, Windows 3.1, 95, or something else? FreeDOS? Some flavor of Linux?
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My favorite OS is XP though I wish MS had gone with the Whistler look. I'm also fond of Vista as I feel it was the last time they tried to be ambitious. Haiku/BeOS is the best looking though I've never used it.
>>2110 I am using it aswell. I like its simplicity.
I am new here and i was like "retro OS"? This is my place! Then i went and read the posts and it was like OS=windows. So let me mention all the OS i have used so far, maybe you will find some interesting. I started with DOS 5.0, then Win3.1, but after a year i have switched quickly to 95, then to 98, and to 98SE, which i used for a long period of time. I have experimented with some linux then, but i never found it enjoyable. Then in the last sec i have met with BeOS before Be Inc. went down, and used BeOS for a very long time. But i had to use some windows-only applications, so i multibooted. For education i had to switch to WindowsXP on win front, and also upgraded to Zeta on BeOS front. Then there was a short lived QNX 6.4 install, still with the classic Photon GUI. Also made an errand in the OS/2 world. Then there was a period where i have spent plenty years to hop from one OS to the next to find the ONE. But i haven't. Then i started to hackintosh and used mac from 10.4 - 10.10 or so, but it went really downhill after SL. After this i jumped to Haiku and running still today, but in the beginning it wasn't able to support me as main OS, so had to looks for a companion OS, so distrohopped almost every major and small linux distribution, but it felt like nothing changed in linux distributions in the past 20 years since i first met with linux (ok, configuring X wasn't a thing anymore, but can't really mention any positive change other than this). Then i had a long-living FreeBSD install, but then i have switched to OpenBSD and i think i can call myself happy now. Of course there was plenty other small and strange OS installed on my computers, or used during day-job, like HP-UX, SGI IRIX, AIX, Plan9. Show us your list!
>>2821 That's a very impressive list! I only used Windows since the 90's and Linux since the last few years... I've been wanting to try a FOSS OS that isn't Linux, my top candidates at the moment are OpenBSD and Haiku, and since you used both I might as well ask you: - How compatible are they with modern hardware? I'm talking about Windows 10 era desktops and laptops with wifi cards. - What programs are available other than first-party software? Are there developer friendly tools available? - What's the state of the GUI? Is it as usable as Windows XP/7? Is it customizable? I'm interested to hear answers drawing from your personal experience. I personally find modern Windows unusable and consider Linux a "lesser evil" that's only usable after a great deal of tweaking, so an alternative would be nice.
>>2823 >- How compatible are they with modern hardware? I'm talking about Windows 10 era desktops and laptops with wifi cards. Depending on your use-cases both can be a main OS for you and none aswell. Both OS lacks on 3d acceleration front, but OBSD have pretty good wlan drivers. Haiku now uses lan and wifi drivers both from FreeBSD and from OpenBSD, so there should be no big differences in hw support. However Haiku doesn't support some uncommon setup or hw. Sound support: it is OK with OBSD, but can be tricky with Haiku, in some cases the OpenSound package can help (instal lfrom the Depot), or in some cases a soft/warm reboot from a different OS can help to fix the initialization. Neither Haiku nor OpenBSD have usable Bluetooth stack, however Haiku at least have the basics already in place, so basic pairing works, but nothing else. Do not expect your bt speaker will work. OpenBSD have bigger development team but they try to support a much wider architecture, while Haiku practically available only for x86/x86_64 and for riscv platforms. Arm is in progress, but nobody reached desktop yet. I don't really own modern hw, but i always test Haiku with my company provided computers, so far i had positive experiences. Haiku supports NVME SSDs by the way. If you need any other info, let me know. - What programs are available other than first-party software? Are there developer friendly tools available? Both for Haiku and for OBSD you can research the available ports via a webbrowser: https://depot.haiku-os.org/ and https://www.ports.to/ OR https://openbsd.app/

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Oldtaku General Fellow Time Traveler 09/07/2019 (Sat) 20:44:59 No.9 [Reply]
>ITT: Weeb shit from the Clinton and Bush years
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>>1576 I had been meaning to play that, but I haven't quite gotten around to buying it. I know the studio's pedigree is solid and the engine is good, but I just have some other things on my plate. Deedlit's really pretty.
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Cybernetics Guardian, MD Geist, Apocalypse Zero and Golgo 13 are some of the more memorable ones I have watched.
>>1637 The training music beginning at 1:10 sounds like Vangelis - Chariots of Fire!
https://myanimelist.net/anime/39020/Flying_Luna_Clipper Torrent: https://nyaa.si/view/1317261 I sincerely hope you all enjoy this as thoroughly as I did.

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/retro/ inspired material thread Fellow Time Traveler 01/21/2023 (Sat) 17:42:38 No.2773 [Reply]
Since we have a thread for faithful modern material a place for tribute/pastiche stuff seems appropriate. This includes things like vaporwave, synthwave, bitpop and so on. A few examples: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bAgmGZ9iQ2Y https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eyZQUEMZlCU https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=syzHPv3-hH4

Infinity Cup Fellow Time Traveler 11/10/2019 (Sun) 03:07:58 No.179 [Reply] [Last]
Anons, As that one anon that's been working on the Infinity Cup for all this time, I feel like the boards that were set to participate deserve a bit better than radio silence. For those that aren't caught up or need a quick rundown: >The Infinity Cup is a virtual soccer(football[divegrass]) tournament, with its roots dating back to the earliest days of 8chan >It takes place in Pro Evolution Soccer (PES), a virtual soccer franchise from Konami >I took on the responsibility of organizing the 5th iteration of the Cup back at the beginning of this year >Over months, I learned how to mod PES to put in each board's respective team and run simulated games between them >Using pre-existing guides (many not in English) I also learned how to mod the game from an aesthetic and quality of life standpoint, including crowds, referees, stadiums, balls, and even rudimentary player models >24 boards agreed to participate, and the Cup was scheduled to begin August 9th >On August 4th/5th, we received word that 8chan was losing its host, the site went down relatively shortly after >With no site and no functioning central hub, the Cup was postponed. >I disappear for about a month >I return in October >We still don't have a site, but we do have a webring. >You are here. The whole point of this is to see if anyone still cares at this point. There was hype for the Cup. Yes, some boards cared much more than others but there 24 willing boards and we had the resources to run the Cup. I put in probably far more work on my own than any sane person should have, so I don't want this all to go to waste. That being said though, if we set a date, gather the required parties, and begin streaming the Cup and 6 people show up, I'd rather just not do it at all. I'm going around posting this on every participant board that's here on the webring and I'll try to get this up on 8kun somehow. In the meantime just post in here so I can get a sense of interest from you.

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>>2543 I was on the edge of my seat during that whole match, you played pretty good. Penalty kicks are pretty much just a last resort to decide a tied game, so no shame in being able to hold out for so long.
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Infinity Cup 7 is now complete! Congratulations to /eris/ who joins the ranks of champions as they defeated /japan/ 3-1 in the Final! Stay tuned for the award winners over at our /icup/ board. Thank you to every anon who chipped in throughout the Cup, and thank you especially to all the anons who took the time to tune in. We'll see you in the next one!
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Hello, friends of /retro/, we're currently trying to get the Winter version of the Infinity Cup up and running, but we sorely need your help to make it happen. Currently we're looking for a host, a co-commentator and some 3D assets/someone capable of making some. Even just cleaning up a bit of the wiki would help us out immensely. Stay tuned for more and keep us posted on https://anon.cafe/icup/res/4864.html
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