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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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>>1167 no, the connection is completely different telnet is a direct connection which opens a tcp shell on the server, with http you dont create a shell you send requests and the server sends responses (ie. html pages that are rendered client side) also nice non standard character set >>1167
>>1177 Might want to see if your client or terminal can decode CP437, I imagine that's what conventional BBSes from back in the day used.
>>1160 I made a quick emulator out of curiosity , not a real bbs but just the site parsed into the console, just a lazy proof of concept played around with trying to get images to render as ascii art but it all looked like shit, also no posting because captcha is a jpeg, I was going to make it download it and open it outside the terminal with system calls, but thats gay and unaesthetic so I didnt bother, gotta be tty bro link [ https://www64.zippyshare.com/v/aLVfWgyv/file.html ] also works for windows niggers
>>1212 >inb4 press 'h' for instructions
>>1212 >pre-compiled, binary blob. No thanks, fucking glownigger. Who do you think we are? Post the source and we can take things from there, kthxbye.

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Infinity Cup poll Fellow Time Traveler 04/22/2021 (Thu) 17:54:09 No.1115 [Reply]
Hey guys, /icup/ here with a question on how we're going to handle the next iteration of the Infinity Cup ( https://anon.cafe/icup/ ) We're trying to poll whether certain boards are interested in playing in the cup, or if there's some specific team that you'd like to see play. If you want to, please answer or add your own answer to the poll in https://poal.me/6x3j1u
This is spam. Ignore.

Retro /tech/ Fellow Time Traveler 09/21/2019 (Sat) 15:00:45 No.108 [Reply] [Last]
Retro /tech/.

PDAs, pagers, old mobile phones, mp3 players. I miss them. They were so less intrusive to privacy.

It sounds really weird, but I'd love it if I could somehow still have a pager as opposed to a cell phone.
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File Restoration Thread Fellow Time Traveler Root 08/03/2020 (Mon) 16:25:17 No.730 [Reply]
Augh. So I accidentally the /retro/ files. Here's a thread where you can restore files. How it works Dump files that existed before on the board and they will magically get fixed. File limits? 5 files at a time, 20MB maximum.
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There's the Chicago95 theme for XFCE. https://github.com/grassmunk/Chicago95
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>>897 I used to use that one when I was using Linux.
>>897 >>898 Good taste anons. Thanks for sharing.

I am the Web King of '99 and here is the story... Fellow Time Traveler 02/10/2020 (Mon) 16:31:46 No.388 [Reply]
Truly, we have all gathered here to find network spirituality and network unity through the correct praxis, not by using political molecules. Gather around and let me tell you the secret and story of a world that was once zephyred as the "digital revolution"
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Can the jannies please clean up this thread (by deleting it)?
>>819 I see this more often. Is it the new they're?
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Fellow Time Traveler 04/06/2020 (Mon) 07:37:43 No.475 [Reply]
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>>477 This. I miss more when owning your movies/music was the norm, before streaming took over. Sure you can still buy physical CDs/DVDs, but nowadays those get released less and less. Also you have shit like Bluray that will outright refuse to play on certain devices... On the bright side we can now rip music from streaming platforms so I guess that's the next best thing?
I have a Family Video near me that's going strong ever since Blockbuster went bust.
>>831 The one where I live went out of business recently. It's sad, but I was glad it was able to hang on for so long. Some of my fondest early childhood memories include renting Super Nintendo games from a Family Video store.
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Webring Fellow Time Traveler 11/21/2019 (Thu) 14:09:58 No.193 [Reply]
Hey there! I have aided some buddies of mine in creating a retro webring in the hopes of inspiring others to make some of their own. Feel free to check it out

https://lawn19.neocities.org/
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>>193 >niggermania kek
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>>825 Baste.
>>818 I recognize 4 out of 5 of these. Gotta step my game up.
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A thread about old software revival projects Fellow Time Traveler 04/08/2020 (Wed) 00:05:16 No.481 [Reply]
I recently found out about Escargot (https://escargot.log1p.xyz/) which is a MSN Messenger revival project so let's have a thread about other projects to revive old software / games. There's also a really nice one for AIM too. http://iwarg.ddns.net/aim/ Missing file >>1389
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Infinity Cup Fellow Time Traveler 11/10/2019 (Sun) 03:07:58 No.179 [Reply]
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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/retro34/-Hentai and Skinemax Nostalgia Anonymous 09/07/2019 (Sat) 01:17:04 No.5 [Reply]
I know this is gonna sound weird, but you ever feel a sense of nostalgia for hentai you enjoyed from back in the day? The 90's and 2000's had some good titles, and I'll include a lot of the 80's titles in this as well since most of them didn't get released in the West until the 90's or early 2000's. IIRC, Legend of the Overfiend came out in 1987 in Japan but did not get a release in the West until 1993. I think the first three parts of the Urotsukidoji OVA was the first hentai release in America ever. Central Park Media took the different OVA installments of Urotsukidoji and edited them into four feature-length movies, the first of which got a limited theatrical release in the 90's. Of course, there were other classics like La Blue Girl, Ogenki Clinic, and Lyon Flare in the 90's and you also had Bible Black back in the early 2000's.

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>>8 Remember stileproject shilling this shit?
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