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(The Times of India)   Happy Birthday, Internet. May you waste our time with silly cat pictures and hardcore pornography for decades to come   (timesofindia.indiatimes.com) divider line 58
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2013-01-01 02:45:55 PM
Wait, you mean the internet hasn't always been around? How did you people share funny picture captions and awkwardly flirt?
 
2013-01-01 03:35:52 PM

CavalierEternal: Wait, you mean the internet hasn't always been around? How did you people share funny picture captions and awkwardly flirt?


At the sock hop?
 
2013-01-01 03:36:05 PM
CavalierEternal:
upload.wikimedia.org
 
2013-01-01 03:36:19 PM
Why can't we have silly cat porn?
 
2013-01-01 03:37:43 PM

UsikFark: CavalierEternal: Wait, you mean the internet hasn't always been around? How did you people share funny picture captions and awkwardly flirt?

At the sock hop?


ice cream socials.
 
2013-01-01 03:39:43 PM

Ravijn: Why can't we have silly cat porn?


I dare you to GIS that.
 
2013-01-01 03:40:06 PM

CavalierEternal: Wait, you mean the internet hasn't always been around? How did you people share funny picture captions and awkwardly flirt?


We wrote on small squares of pulp and placed them in a box alongside the curb of our homes. They were called letters and they took days, sometimes even weeks to arrive at their given destination.
 
2013-01-01 03:40:32 PM

Uncle Tractor: Ravijn: Why can't we have silly cat porn?

I dare you to GIS that.


petersontoscano.files.wordpress.com
 
2013-01-01 03:41:24 PM

Singleballtheory: CavalierEternal: Wait, you mean the internet hasn't always been around? How did you people share funny picture captions and awkwardly flirt?

We wrote on small squares of pulp and placed them in a box alongside the curb of our homes. They were called letters and they took days, sometimes even weeks to arrive at their given destination.


But without the internet, how did you check your spelling? You must have looked like fools!
 
2013-01-01 03:43:18 PM

Uncle Tractor: Ravijn: Why can't we have silly cat porn?

I dare you to GIS that.


WTF... I found "Taiwanese gay cat porn" as the first result.
 
2013-01-01 03:44:39 PM
Hold your applause, please, while I tell you how Tipper and I inspired "Love Story."

www.smidirect.net
 
2013-01-01 03:45:21 PM

Quantum Apostrophe: CavalierEternal:
[upload.wikimedia.org image 384x251]


Yeah but how many of us had rocket mail in 59? We had to wait for the mass market rocketry of the Jetsons to become real in the 70s. Same with the Internet. We didn't really get going until the early 90s cyberjack.
 
2013-01-01 03:46:11 PM
www.abload.de
 
2013-01-01 03:46:58 PM
upload.wikimedia.orgupload.wikimedia.org

The Gods of the Internet.
 
2013-01-01 03:49:13 PM

CavalierEternal: But without the internet, how did you check your spelling? You must have looked like fools!


i49.tinypic.com
 
2013-01-01 03:49:14 PM

CavalierEternal: Wait, you mean the internet hasn't always been around? How did you people share funny picture captions and awkwardly flirt?


In the college dorm, most people had a sheet of paper on their door to receive notes from people dropping by. Funny picture captions and awkward flirtations both got covered by this.

/ I'm talking 1994 here. WWW and common mobile phone ownership started in 1995, the year after I graduated.

// Lawn, etc.
 
2013-01-01 03:49:52 PM
Kids have it so easy these days when they want to look at hot naked chicks. Back in my day, you had to find your friends dads playboys, or muster up some courage to try and buy a penthouse from the local 7-11 type store and hoped they wouldn't card you.
 
2013-01-01 03:54:37 PM

opiumpoopy: CavalierEternal: Wait, you mean the internet hasn't always been around? How did you people share funny picture captions and awkwardly flirt?

In the college dorm, most people had a sheet of paper on their door to receive notes from people dropping by. Funny picture captions and awkward flirtations both got covered by this.

/ I'm talking 1994 here. WWW and common mobile phone ownership started in 1995, the year after I graduated.

// Lawn, etc.


Yep. And if you were meeting up with friends out, you had to prearrange a time and location.
 
2013-01-01 03:57:19 PM

Mark Ratner: Kids have it so easy these days when they want to look at hot naked chicks. Back in my day, you had to find your friends dads playboys, or muster up some courage to try and buy a penthouse from the local 7-11 type store and hoped they wouldn't card you.


I was more of a Gent guy. Bigger boobs and all. Course, this was pre-Score era.
 
2013-01-01 03:59:26 PM
www.trbimg.com

Kristen is still hoping for the sachet-switched network to catch on.
 
2013-01-01 04:01:12 PM
Opening the network to the public didn't happen until 10 years later, but the technology is 30 years old.
 
2013-01-01 04:09:52 PM

opiumpoopy: CavalierEternal: Wait, you mean the internet hasn't always been around? How did you people share funny picture captions and awkwardly flirt?

In the college dorm, most people had a sheet of paper on their door to receive notes from people dropping by. Funny picture captions and awkward flirtations both got covered by this.

/ I'm talking 1994 here. WWW and common mobile phone ownership started in 1995, the year after I graduated.

// Lawn, etc.


By 1995 we'd upgraded to small dry erase boards. Judging from the content of said boards, Goons had already come into existence.

/phalluses, phalluses as far as the eye could see
 
2013-01-01 04:12:42 PM

Uncle Tractor: silly cat porn


This is pretty darn hilarious.

NOT SAFE FOR WORK:

Indifferent Cats In Amateur Porn

^^ NOT SAFE FOR WORK! ^^
 
2013-01-01 04:22:11 PM
I'm an old school IT guy back to the days of paper tape. And I remember what it was like before the Internet reached the public. Seriously, I would put the Internet up with the discovery of fire, the wheel, and the printing press in terms of it's impact. When Vinton Cerf and Berners-Lee die, they should entomb them in a pyramid in Silicon Valley.
 
2013-01-01 04:24:54 PM
The internet, yes, but shouldn't we also celebrate the digital camera at the same time? They're like peanut butter and chocolate. How else would millions of women share, both intentionally and unintentionally, their naughty bits with the entire world?
 
2013-01-01 04:25:21 PM

fatassbastard: Uncle Tractor: silly cat porn

This is pretty darn hilarious.

NOT SAFE FOR WORK:

Indifferent Cats In Amateur Porn

^^ NOT SAFE FOR WORK! ^^


Okay, the tumbler link from the article has some great "SOON" opportunities. My favorite so far: NSFW Link
 
2013-01-01 04:30:04 PM

fatassbastard: Uncle Tractor: silly cat porn

This is pretty darn hilarious.

Indifferent Cats In Amateur Porn


Just for a moment there, I thought it was Sarah SIlverman.
 
2013-01-01 04:37:01 PM

Baryogenesis: The internet, yes, but shouldn't we also celebrate the digital camera at the same time? They're like peanut butter and chocolate. How else would millions of women share, both intentionally and unintentionally, their naughty bits with the entire world?


Film + scanner then upload to the web. It could still be done, though, yes, slower and more cumbersome. Although I do get the 'unintentionally' reference, to a degree.
 
2013-01-01 04:40:55 PM

Quantum Apostrophe: CavalierEternal:
[upload.wikimedia.org image 384x251]


LIES!

The first successful delivery of mail by a rocket in the United States was made on 23 February 1936, when two rockets that were launched from the New Jersey shore of Greenwood Lake landed on the New York shore, some 300 metres away.

/"official"? what the hell kind qualifier bullshiot is that?
 
2013-01-01 04:41:06 PM

dryknife: Hold your applause, please, while I tell you how Tipper and I inspired "Love Story."

[www.smidirect.net image 850x566]


I think I will take Vint Cerf's opinion on the matter. He stuck up for Gore's comments, which were twisted out of context to begin with.

Happy Birthday, You Series-Of-Tubes

/swidt
 
2013-01-01 04:46:50 PM
The internet is another year older
i0.kym-cdn.com
/hot like this hand of mine
 
2013-01-01 04:47:59 PM
FTFA:: "Starting in 1973, work on the powerful and flexible IPS and transmission control protocol (TCP) technology which would change mass communications got under way.

The new systems were designed to replace the more vulnerable network control program (NCP) used previously, making sure the network was not exposed to a single point of failure. "

NO, you dumbass writer. The NCP protocol already had automatic redundant routing. However NCP was a protocol for a single network and every computer had to know every other computer it wanted to communicate with. The replacement IPS with TCP-IP allowed what was then though of as separate networks to be connected together. Why do you think it is called the internet?
 
2013-01-01 04:51:13 PM

macdaddy357: Opening the network to the public didn't happen until 10 years later, but the technology is 30 years old.


To be clear, I was hitting up BBS's long before then. So was Matthew Broderick. I suppose the advent of www is different, but my compy386 and dial-up modem don't understand why.
 
2013-01-01 04:57:05 PM

Pointy Tail of Satan: I'm an old school IT guy back to the days of paper tape. And I remember what it was like before the Internet reached the public. Seriously, I would put the Internet up with the discovery of fire, the wheel, and the printing press in terms of it's impact. When Vinton Cerf and Berners-Lee die, they should entomb them in a pyramid in Silicon Valley.


I still have card decks and an outstanding ring toss game made using write protect rings somewhere around here. Suddenly I feel really really old...maybe they can be used to build my funeral pyre. My kids don't believe me when I say 'there were no courses or degrees in IT when I was starting out in the business.' You got the software and made it work...or not. There was no one to call, and usually your site was the first one to install it. Baptism by fire fueled by lots of coffee, cigarettes, a few unmentionable other things that may or may not be legal...

Your right though. The internet has made major changes
 
2013-01-01 04:58:52 PM
this was the year of grumpy cat...
 
2013-01-01 05:01:10 PM
TOASTMASTER: To the Internet!

*clink!"

ALL: The Internet!

*clink!" *clink!" *clink!"

TOASTMASTER: And the World Wide Web!

*clink!"

ALL: To the Web!
 
2013-01-01 05:25:43 PM
Happy birthday, TCP/IP based Internet. (FTFS)

The Internet (in the form of ARPAnet) actually was around much longer than this--closer to 41 years, in fact--but in its earlier days used a different protocol, NCP--TCP/IP was tested experimentally in the 70s (originally being based in amateur radio packet protocols) and on "Flag Day" (1 January 1983) the Internet was switched en masse to TCP/IP based networking. (NCP was already showing its age by then, and for several months before "Flag Day" there were gateways set up--then again, conversion en masse was easier because there were a lot fewer sites online then. Quite the far cry from the fustercluck that is trying to get sites to go to IPv6 from IPv4.)

Then again, most of what folks think of re the "modern Internet" dates from the TCP/IP era, so I can see that as a hallmark date for the opening of the "present-day Internet". :D

(Note that I'm also not including That Former Forum Network We Don't Talk About On The Modern Internet. That Network actually used to not have most of its traffic be "liberated" software and video and MP3s, but was used for Fark-esque discussion before the days of WWW forums, and was originally based on a totally different protocol--UUCP, a sort of "store and forward" networking for Unix-based boxen that came about separately in the late 70s, with the earliest beginnings of That Former Forum Network We Don't Talk About On The Modern Internet being in 1981. (There are, remarkably, some very very early archives still available from the pre-TCP/IP Internet era there and on the Telecom Digest list (which dated from 1981). Comparatively speaking, the World Wide Web--especially as it is known now--is just a baby :3)
 
2013-01-01 05:30:55 PM
And for those interested, if we're considering Flag Day 1983 the birth of the modern Internet, this is the closest thing we have to its birth certificate...an old guide on how to convert NCP based sites to TCP/IP including the Spiritual Predecessor of Teredo and 6to4 tunnels. (However, the conversion from NCP to TCP/IP was actually more radical than IPv4 to IPv6.)
 
2013-01-01 05:36:09 PM

BolloxReader: opiumpoopy: CavalierEternal: Wait, you mean the internet hasn't always been around? How did you people share funny picture captions and awkwardly flirt?

In the college dorm, most people had a sheet of paper on their door to receive notes from people dropping by. Funny picture captions and awkward flirtations both got covered by this.

/ I'm talking 1994 here. WWW and common mobile phone ownership started in 1995, the year after I graduated.

// Lawn, etc.

By 1995 we'd upgraded to small dry erase boards. Judging from the content of said boards, Goons had already come into existence.

/phalluses, phalluses as far as the eye could see


Phalluses, yes! Freshman year of college: 2003. Had a cell phone and a dry erase board (makes me an elitist, I'm sure). I'm certain that the dry erase board served as a caveman-painting-type of pornography that only 18-year-olds can appreciate.

/Lie. I still appreciate all forms of porn. Caveman or not.
 
2013-01-01 06:06:04 PM

Great Porn Dragon: Happy birthday, TCP/IP based Internet. (FTFS)

The Internet (in the form of ARPAnet) actually was around much longer than this--closer to 41 years, in fact--but in its earlier days used a different protocol, NCP--TCP/IP was tested experimentally in the 70s (originally being based in amateur radio packet protocols) and on "Flag Day" (1 January 1983) the Internet was switched en masse to TCP/IP based networking. (NCP was already showing its age by then, and for several months before "Flag Day" there were gateways set up--then again, conversion en masse was easier because there were a lot fewer sites online then. Quite the far cry from the fustercluck that is trying to get sites to go to IPv6 from IPv4.)

Then again, most of what folks think of re the "modern Internet" dates from the TCP/IP era, so I can see that as a hallmark date for the opening of the "present-day Internet". :D

(Note that I'm also not including That Former Forum Network We Don't Talk About On The Modern Internet. That Network actually used to not have most of its traffic be "liberated" software and video and MP3s, but was used for Fark-esque discussion before the days of WWW forums, and was originally based on a totally different protocol--UUCP, a sort of "store and forward" networking for Unix-based boxen that came about separately in the late 70s, with the earliest beginnings of That Former Forum Network We Don't Talk About On The Modern Internet being in 1981. (There are, remarkably, some very very early archives still available from the pre-TCP/IP Internet era there and on the Telecom Digest list (which dated from 1981). Comparatively speaking, the World Wide Web--especially as it is known now--is just a baby :3)


here is the link we don't talk about.
Link
Operator Pat -- baud tone
 
2013-01-01 06:16:28 PM
Boxen!

I only heard that term in passing, but wowcakes is it an oldie.

Dear Batf**k Insane Kitty, who I swiped from somewhere else:
I hope I am still posting you in Fark when I'm 80 years old :3

[hearts]

i.imgur.com
 
2013-01-01 06:21:08 PM
Lovely Emily and her indifferent cat: nsfw nsfw
 
2013-01-01 06:31:42 PM

i upped my meds-up yours: Lovely Emily and her indifferent cat: nsfw nsfw


Up your meds some more if it'll stop you from posting nasty-ass shiat like that
 
2013-01-01 06:33:06 PM
More porn needs to be captioned, imo.
 
2013-01-01 06:33:58 PM
Sorry bud - she gets me all hot and bothered anyway...

Here's TWELVE YEARS of nude models paying with the same increasingly chubby kitteh: nsfw

/he must be the Ron Jeremy of cats
 
2013-01-01 06:49:22 PM
/paying/playing
 
2013-01-01 06:58:10 PM
This was, I think, one of the great moments in human history. When, at least from an idealistic viewpoint, our visionaries were able to implement something that essentially said "We don't have to know you and you don't have to know is, but we are willing to connect with you."

Of course there are all sorts of things that get in the way in the practical world and it was limited in scope until the www came about, but the whole premise of the largely agnostic, open internet continues to boggle my mind even as I've watched it develop since I was in elementary school. Ever since then authoritarians of every stripe have tried to limit and roll back this basic premise. It is a dangerous concept, one that makes the world more vulnerable, undermines social stability and attacks the legitimacy of existing institutions. And I find that to be a very big positive for the internet.
 
2013-01-01 07:12:25 PM
Holy crap, I've been wasting time on the internet for more than 20 years. And dial-up BBSs for quite a while before that.

/lawn, etc.
 
2013-01-01 10:20:37 PM

ChubbyTiger: Holy crap, I've been wasting time on the internet for more than 20 years. And dial-up BBSs for quite a while before that.

/lawn, etc.


Heh, I had to write a term program for my VIC=20 before I could even get on my first BBS.

If I remember, it was 4 lines. The last was

4 GOTO 1

because even numbering lines in 10s caused enough latency in the BASIC interpreter that reading a long post would buffer-overflow the 300 baud modem.

Later I added a line for ctrl-s.

Fecking pikers.
 
2013-01-01 10:25:14 PM

Suckmaster Burstingfoam: ChubbyTiger: Holy crap, I've been wasting time on the internet for more than 20 years. And dial-up BBSs for quite a while before that.

/lawn, etc.

Heh, I had to write a term program for my VIC=20 before I could even get on my first BBS.

If I remember, it was 4 lines. The last was

4 GOTO 1

because even numbering lines in 10s caused enough latency in the BASIC interpreter that reading a long post would buffer-overflow the 300 baud modem.

Later I added a line for ctrl-s.

Fecking pikers.


Oh yeah AND on top of that I phoned BBSes on a pulse line. No tone dial.

I even wardialed DATAPAC.

This new fangled "internet" is boring by comparison. Where can the kids of today experience the fun of imagining they have just hacked into WOPR?

Though sure the porn is better today....
 
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