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1990s and 2000s Nostalgia

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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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Fellow Time Traveler 04/06/2020 (Mon) 07:37:43 No.475 [Reply]
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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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/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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Windows Media Player Skins Fellow Time Traveler 11/14/2019 (Thu) 06:00:53 No.187 [Reply]
Started collecting these recently. I've uploaded everything I've got (160+ skins) to the Internet Archive.
Most skins were retrieved from Microsoft and The Skins Factory through the Wayback Machine, although some were obtained through other means. Enjoy.
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AIM Fellow Time Traveler 01/26/2020 (Sun) 01:32:39 No.342 [Reply]
Just a reminder that there's (mostly) working AIM revival project right now. http://iwarg.ddns.net/aim/ There's also one for Yahoo Messenger but it's pretty barebones right now, very few users and doesn't even have Chatrooms. http://iwarg.ddns.net/ymsg/index.php
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Post your screennames dudes. We could start a /retro/ chatroom later VibriVibRibbon
>>349 BillSaysHi I've never used AIM before, was mostly an MSN dude...
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AI Internet v. Old Internet 09/16/2019 (Mon) 12:01:25 No.81 [Reply]
This is copied and pasted from another forum, but, I'd like to start off with it.

Here's a timeline of the beginning of the death of retro internet until now:
2004: DARPA's Lifelog project was "cancelled." Facebook came into being soon after.
2004-2012: NSA picked up DARPA's project under the "Total Informational Awareness" project. https://www.nytimes.com/2012/08/23/opinion/whos-watching-the-nsa-watchers.html
2012: Smith-Mundt Modernization Act gives the U.S. government full legal authority to use propaganda against its own populace. Undoing rules put into place after Operation Mockingbird's discovery and the Church Committee. https://www.nytimes.com/2012/08/23/opinion/whos-watching-the-nsa-watchers.html
2012-2016: Shittons of DARPA/NSA contracts were given to Google, Facebook, Amazon, etc..
2016: Leaked memos dating back to 2016 (found in 2018) of Google's Selfish Ledger project. https://invidio.us/watch?v=LUSZfEBTwRc
2016: Google released a bunch of neural-linguistic machine learning programs in 2016 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Google_Neural_Machine_Translation
2017: deepfake leaks start to become released.
2018: confirmed that for decades now, Reddit/Youtube/etc. vote and view counts are fake and completely manipulated. http://nymag.com/intelligencer/2018/12/how-much-of-the-internet-is-fake.html

In short, the U.S. government is engaging in an artificial intelligence powered gaslighting of the entire world population.

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I want to fight back against this, and I think the perfect way to do so is to find and collate old retro internet. Make a hand-made giant directory of webrings each with a simple list of sites. No search engines. That way the common user can actually search through their information the way they want and not the way AI wants you to. Just, in general, it feels like retro internet is the perfect way to combat this, maybe.
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>>310 Very nice, I instantly bookmarked this.
>>310 Thank you Anon for reminding me that the mod archive still exist.
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90's and 00's Halloween/Spooky General Fellow Time Traveler 10/30/2019 (Wed) 21:26:47 No.165 [Reply]
Figured since it's that time of year, we might as well have a thread.

Discuss your favorite spooky things from the 1990's and 2000's. Can be horror movies, music, games, or Halloween stuff like costumes that were popular at the time or personal nostalgia.
I don't remember horror films that well, but horror games especially late 90s to the mid 00s were fantastic. Resident Evil, Silent Hill were the two big ones, with a bunch of smaller titles like Haunting Ground, Forbidden Siren, and Eternal Darkness. Even the late 00s had a few worthwhile spooks like Deadly Premonition, Dead Space, or even STALKER.

It seems back then horror games remembered to have gameplay. I liked Penumbra when it first came out, but Frictional then made Amnesia which is barely a game. And then Outlast came and people just did it to chase the streamer bandwagon.

schizo NES 8 bit remix album Fellow Time Traveler 07/15/2020 (Wed) 11:53:26 No.696 [Reply]
check out my new album, i remixed a bunch of 8 bit NES music tracks into schizo style https://finitecell.bandcamp.com/album/villain
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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.

90's Bootleg Merch Fellow Time Traveler 09/12/2019 (Thu) 00:10:08 No.31 [Reply]
One thing I loved about the 90's was the overabundance of bootleg merchandise, T-Shirts in particular.

The myriad knock-off shirts with Bart Simpson were so common in the early 90's it even became a meme.

You also had a lot of other common targets of bootlegs such as Sonic, TMNT, Sailor Moon, and as always, the big name rock bands and rappers.

After copyright enforcement got more stringent, you did not see this type of stuff as often, not even at the usual venues like flea markets, gas stations, fairgrounds, and any town with a major tourist trap nearby.
I remember whole shops in Florida in the late 1980's being full of design your own T-shirt bootleg merch...

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