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2012-07-25 10:56:39 AM  
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Faps_in_the_kitchen: gmoney101: What about no free porn?

There has always been free porn. The only problem getting to it was my 14.4 modem and my parents getting pissed about the phone being busy all the time.

/Computer was in my room
//Parents were, and probably still are clueless about internet porn


You kids don't know how good you had it. Back in my day, porn was a magazine, a deck of "dirty" playing cards, a pen that had the bikini fall off the woman when you turned it upside down, or, if you were really, really lucky, a silent 8mm "stag" film starring Fanny McHugebush.

/First modem was 300 bauds.
2012-07-25 04:09:40 PM  
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hampsterdance.spacebison.comhampsterdance.spacebison.com
2012-07-25 03:00:34 PM  
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You could get naked pictures of Agent Scully.

i105.photobucket.com
2012-07-25 01:45:53 PM  
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www.websearchworkshop.co.uk

Not a bad search engine... for it's time.
2012-07-25 12:45:31 PM  
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In the 90s we didn't give a crap about any of that, because we remembered the 80s when we didn't have any of that.

There was porn on usenet that was just as sick and twisted as today's stuff. I remember my wife-to-be uudecoding a file, saying "they can't really doing that to that elephant...can they?" They were.

The biggest difference is that porn was mostly still images, then towards the end of the 90s, a few short videos.
2012-07-25 11:38:35 AM  
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Faps_in_the_kitchen: gmoney101: What about no free porn?

There has always been free porn. The only problem getting to it was my 14.4 modem and my parents getting pissed about the phone being busy all the time.

/Computer was in my room
//Parents were, and probably still are clueless about internet porn


I'll never forget the day my Dad came home from jail and threatened to destroy my computer because he tried to call my mom to bail him out and the phone line was busy all night. Boy was he pissed.

Moral of the story, don't get into drunken bar fights and get arrested while your son in downloading porn on a 14.4 modem

/CSB
//I paid for the computer myself
///After that incident, I was in charge of paying the phone bill too. (15 years old)
2012-07-25 11:17:43 AM  
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And yet, it was so much more fun. The internet was the wild west back then. A whole bunch of sub-cultures mashed together with no oversight and no corporate d-baggery. Sure, for most of us it was slow, but damn if it wasn't interesting.

This article has a very condescending tone, which is silly...OBVIOUSLY technology has progressed by leaps and bounds since then. You can't hold that against the era in question. Show all that stuff to someone from 1982, and they'll shart their parachute pants.
 
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