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2012-11-16 12:45:37 AM

majestic: Three Crooked Squirrels: Maddox is still around. Hasn't changed the design much. I went there to see if he was still around, and it appears that he still updates, but isn't really that funny anymore. I guess he peaked at "I've never seen a fire truck that's needs to be shaved."

Boy, I had forgotten about him. "Ding, ding, here come's the shiatbus!"


That presentation brings me to tears every time I look it up. F.
 
2012-11-16 01:13:10 AM
San Francisco Blues is running a pretty old school website. The information is sort of kept up to date, though.
 
2012-11-16 01:33:45 AM
They should sue the guy who took this one
1.bp.blogspot.com
 
2012-11-16 01:38:24 AM
Les Horrible Cernettes laugh at these newfangled web sites.

www.aerojockey.com
 
2012-11-16 02:03:24 AM

pissedoffmick: always loved dogpile.com


Came to say this.
 
2012-11-16 02:43:35 AM
PersianKittty


Oh those were the days... Yes they were. When the world was fresh and young and things still shocked me from time to time.
 
2012-11-16 02:43:58 AM
I remember the very first time I logged onto the Internet as I a kid. I kept going to sites located geographically around the world and marveling at how fast I could get responses back with my 14.4k modem.
 
2012-11-16 03:45:49 AM

uber humper: [img.gawkerassets.com image 640x360]

How the hell has taco.com not sold to Taco Bell?


Because Taco Bell is Taco Bell and not Taco?
 
2012-11-16 04:10:11 AM
My first email was on hotbot. Eventually was force-migrated to lycos.com. Lost the password to the email i had and never managed to recover it, but i created 2 more emails. That was when "free" was the only option. And 10 meg space. Eventually it became paid only but people like me were grandfathered in. It recently re-opened for free emails. Still use the 2 addresses, 1 for interwebs, 1 for real life contacts and legal stuff. Lycos mail works well, never have issues with it.
 
2012-11-16 04:53:50 AM

Mister Peejay: andrewagill: [i158.photobucket.com image 850x588]

Kibo had a website?


Had, and has. I has a Web site that doesn't even have a tilde in its address! It's got both consonants and vowels on almost every page!

I haven't updated www.kibo.com since about 1997. NOBODY EVER TOLD ME THINGS WOULD SOMEDAY GET OLD! 

Someday I gotta blow it up. I think I'll keep the "404" page though. I paid good money for those stupid little underpants (at Woolworth's!) just to photograph them once.
 
2012-11-16 06:43:19 AM
I miss Mirsky.

/And a big shout-out to real_kibo, hoping he'll respond to this and my kibo number will finally be 1
 
2012-11-16 06:44:05 AM

Shadow Blasko: Persian


Just checked. Yes. Yes it is still around.
 
2012-11-16 07:46:45 AM

majestic: I still use Excite on a daily basis. Yes, their email interface is complete crap, but I've had that damned address forever and people still contact me there.


My 80 year old lfather still uses it as well. Little by little features have gone away. Like the ever important tide charts (he lives 100+ miles from the ocean)

We've been trying to get him to ditch his excite email address with no luck.
 
2012-11-16 09:23:28 AM
I checked to see if www.com was still around, you could get a free email account name[nospam-﹫-backwards]w­w­w­*c­o­m but sadly it's gone.
 
2012-11-16 09:46:56 AM

real_kibo: Mister Peejay: andrewagill: [i158.photobucket.com image 850x588]

Kibo had a website?

Had, and has. I has a Web site that doesn't even have a tilde in its address! It's got both consonants and vowels on almost every page!

I haven't updated www.kibo.com since about 1997. NOBODY EVER TOLD ME THINGS WOULD SOMEDAY GET OLD! 

Someday I gotta blow it up. I think I'll keep the "404" page though. I paid good money for those stupid little underpants (at Woolworth's!) just to photograph them once.


Oh, wow. The man himself.

(1) I still like the site and would miss it if it were gone. Your site's photo gallery (mentioned above) is still my favorite part of the site. I always enjoyed (and still enjoy) your site's Mezzanine as well, though you seem to have blown up the link to it.
(2) I was disappointed that your name never seemed to come up in a list of presidential candidates this year. If Wikipedia is accurate, I believe you would have met the age requirement this time.
 
2012-11-16 10:01:18 AM

doglover: There are no ancient websites. The net is less than 1000 odd years old, still.


It's like the word "classic."
 
2012-11-16 10:10:38 AM
Does anyone else remember that website where you could ask a question and 4 different AI personalities would answer it? I remember one of them being Ayn Rand and another was some kind of robot that hated humanity. I think it was Forum2000?
 
2012-11-16 10:46:21 AM

Girion47: Does anyone else remember that website where you could ask a question and 4 different AI personalities would answer it? I remember one of them being Ayn Rand and another was some kind of robot that hated humanity. I think it was Forum2000?


I was trying to remember the name of an AI script that would auto respond in Usenet. And this was pretty early on, too. I'm not sure how many people actually got pranked, but a worthy attempt, all the same.
 
2012-11-16 10:49:00 AM

StoPPeRmobile: doglover: There are no ancient websites. The net is less than 1000 odd years old, still.

It's like the word "classic."


24.media.tumblr.com
Bulletin board system.
 
2012-11-16 10:50:10 AM

Girion47: Does anyone else remember that website where you could ask a question and 4 different AI personalities would answer it? I remember one of them being Ayn Rand and another was some kind of robot that hated humanity. I think it was Forum2000?


I loved that site. Hadn't heard of Ms. Rand until that point, her answers were hilarious. It was indeed forum2000.org.
 
2012-11-16 10:52:05 AM

uber humper: Girion47: Does anyone else remember that website where you could ask a question and 4 different AI personalities would answer it? I remember one of them being Ayn Rand and another was some kind of robot that hated humanity. I think it was Forum2000?

I was trying to remember the name of an AI script that would auto respond in Usenet. And this was pretty early on, too. I'm not sure how many people actually got pranked, but a worthy attempt, all the same.


Serdar Argic. Oy.

/turkey
//nowadays Poe's Law would make him indistinguishable from actual humans (think goldbugs)
 
2012-11-16 11:09:36 AM

Gaseous Anomaly: //nowadays Poe's Law would make him indistinguishable from actual humans (think goldbugs)


With regards to Poe's law: the next step in the evolution of the Internet, is the people who grew up with it will be believe the sarcastic to be fact.

Every once in a while, I'll think about the fact that there is undoubtedly a number of ~18 year olds who grew up with fark as their surrogate father. That scares the fark out of me.
 
2012-11-16 11:09:45 AM
Is stileproject still around?
 
2012-11-16 11:21:31 AM
I miss happypuppy.com. Lord Soth's game downloads gave me plenty of time to waste (both downloading them on a 14.4 and playing them).
 
2012-11-16 01:26:45 PM

OnlyM3: [www.upl.co image 842x237]


one can always tell when a new check clears.


No doubt. While I occasionally find gems on io9, much like Lifehacker, their in-depth reporting leaves much to be desired, not to mention their weak forum commentary. I don't get nearly the pathos and nerdboy angst that I do on Fark.
 
2012-11-16 04:44:06 PM
My old dial-up provider in '98 hasn't changed a bit.

Link
 
2012-11-16 04:55:22 PM

Girion47: Does anyone else remember that website where you could ask a question and 4 different AI personalities would answer it? I remember one of them being Ayn Rand and another was some kind of robot that hated humanity. I think it was Forum2000?


I thought Ayn Rand was a robot who hated humanity.
 
2012-11-16 04:57:09 PM

real_kibo: Mister Peejay: andrewagill: [i158.photobucket.com image 850x588]

Kibo had a website?

Had, and has. I has a Web site that doesn't even have a tilde in its address! It's got both consonants and vowels on almost every page!

I haven't updated www.kibo.com since about 1997. NOBODY EVER TOLD ME THINGS WOULD SOMEDAY GET OLD! 

Someday I gotta blow it up. I think I'll keep the "404" page though. I paid good money for those stupid little underpants (at Woolworth's!) just to photograph them once.


Holy crap, there's a blast from the past. I had no idea you were a Farker.

Not that it matters to you, as you have no reason to have any idea who I am.
 
2012-11-16 05:00:25 PM

downstairs: I used to love memepool!


Me too. It was like Fark-lite. Its simple graphics lent themselves to dial-up, and it was a great starting point for exploring the nascent web using my Netscape Navigator that I purchased at the computer store.
 
2012-11-16 09:59:27 PM

Girion47: Does anyone else remember that website where you could ask a question and 4 different AI personalities would answer it? I remember one of them being Ayn Rand and another was some kind of robot that hated humanity. I think it was Forum2000?


Nowadays, we call it FARK.com.
 
2012-11-16 10:02:07 PM

real_kibo: Mister Peejay: andrewagill: [i158.photobucket.com image 850x588]

Kibo had a website?

Had, and has. I has a Web site that doesn't even have a tilde in its address! It's got both consonants and vowels on almost every page!

I haven't updated www.kibo.com since about 1997. NOBODY EVER TOLD ME THINGS WOULD SOMEDAY GET OLD! 

Someday I gotta blow it up. I think I'll keep the "404" page though. I paid good money for those stupid little underpants (at Woolworth's!) just to photograph them once.


So.... you still grep, then?

/kibo searched his name before it was cool
 
2012-11-16 11:41:45 PM

Mister Peejay: /kibo searched his name before it was cool


Wait... when was it cool? Dammit, I must've been out of town that weekend.
 
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