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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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>>344 I use escargot, even if it's just to keep it opening automatically with windows (msn is very light) and the icon in the taskbar. I tested with friends and works pretty fine, but have some major issues: offline messages don't work and, if I'm right, messages aren't saved in the history.
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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Paleo /retro/ Fellow Time Traveler 09/07/2019 (Sat) 21:15:18 No.13 [Reply]
Is it just me or was anything related to dinosaurs really fucking huge back in the 90's and very early 2000's? You had the original Jurassic Park trilogy, Walking With Dinosaurs, Dino Crisis, Land Before Time, the Dinosaurs TV show, Disney's Dinosaur movie from 2000, even PBS kiddie shit like Barney. Even the shitty 1998 Godzilla movie with Matthew Broderick tried to ape Jurassic Park. Like, this was most obvious with children's media like Land Before Time and Barney, but you even saw it elsewhere in the 90's, like the Toronto Raptors I guess the first Jurassic Park was where it all kicked off, considering how huge that movie was in the early 90's and a lot of the craze fittingly died down with Jurassic Park III, which was the worst of the original films in a lot of people's opinions (including my own)
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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.

/end copypasta

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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>>248 I moved the site to an onion address, gave it an upgrade, incorporated all the other webrings I was running, etc.: lwur3kl63omajev4tnwu52razltyvsfvlsaxtd35g2t23rgkd4oybvid.onion/ Clearnet, simpler version of just the directory over here: https://websitereview.neocities.org/
>>310 >neocities Well done anon, would have appreciated a more accessible design though... A light theme and visible scrollbar would be real nice and maybe a way to disable the custom cursor
>>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.
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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

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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