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(Parity News)   CERN restores first ever web URL to celebrating "Twenty Years of a Free, Open Web"   (paritynews.com) divider line 24
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2013-04-30 08:57:26 AM
farm8.staticflickr.com

/Obligatory
 
2013-04-30 09:14:31 AM
The link provided in the article wouldn't load, crashed Mosaic.
 
2013-04-30 09:27:20 AM

Barfmaker: The link provided in the article wouldn't load, crashed Mosaic.


You have to allow image interlacing.
 
2013-04-30 09:40:05 AM
Link is screwed up.  It goes to some bunch called Cern instead of algore.com
 
2013-04-30 09:41:59 AM
Invented as a concept by Sir Tim Berners-Lee back in 1989 while working at the organization in Geneva, the concept of web took the form of a website in 1991. On April 30, 1983 CERN confirmed that it was giving away the technology to the world by relinquishing "all intellectual property rights to this code, both source and binary form". The organization also granted the permission that anyone can "use, duplicate, modify and redistribute it."

I think I found who stole Fartbongo's time machine.
 
2013-04-30 09:43:42 AM
To celebrating?

I'm guessing English isn't your native tongue subby. Or you graduated high school in the states.
 
2013-04-30 09:52:34 AM
farm2.static.flickr.com
Guy #1: Oh man, what a good bunch of partying at that discotech. They played one of my audience requests.
Guy #2: Way awesome! I myself drank like 5 liters of beer, any more and I would have ended up in hospital, man.
Guy #1: Oh, you said it, friend - but I wanted to stay 'cause I almost had sex on this girl.
Guy #2: Oh yeah, but it was so expensive, each drink was like 6 dollars 40.
 
2013-04-30 09:53:20 AM
Recall the original page, back when porn looked like 8===) (i)
 
2013-04-30 10:17:31 AM

Barfmaker: The link provided in the article wouldn't load, crashed Mosaic.


I captured a screenshot for you:

www.textfiles.com  www.textfiles.comwww.textfiles.com

/That may have been the 1995 version.
//Oh, textfiles.com, how would we ever live without you?
 
2013-04-30 10:28:52 AM
"Celebrating Twenty Years of a Free Open Web"

ilccyberreport.files.wordpress.com

"You're welcome."
 
2013-04-30 10:42:11 AM
The page loads about as fast as it probably did 30 years ago too.
 
2013-04-30 10:59:25 AM
Celebrating Twenty Years of a what now?  Free?  Open?  I don't think so.
 
2013-04-30 11:01:21 AM
It doesn't say anything about resurrecting the original server hardware, but performance suggests that's what they did.
 
2013-04-30 11:07:49 AM
Next time some right wing politician tries to cut funding for snail research remember this article.  Money was allocated to study particle physics, software was written to aid the study, that software resulted in the basic human right of internet porn.  Without basic science funding you would be at home waiting for the next VS catalog
 
2013-04-30 11:20:45 AM
I was 'hooked' when I found HyTelnet...
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HyTelnet

/had an arpanet account
//still have the executable and source code for Rogue lying around - the other huge time waster of that period in my life.

I sometimes feel sad when I think of all the things that have fallen by the wayside:

DEC PDP-11s - RSX-11 (memory may be off on the OS), Burroughs/Sperry/Unisys - MCP, IBM Series 1B, and 360/370/390 (DOS/VS, actually liked VM/370 CP/CMS) , DEC Microvax - Open VMS, (XTs - ooh! PC DOS - flip the big red switch...). Feel free to insert a Unix/Xenix joke - I've forgotten where in the list I ran into them... mid 80's maybe.

Things I don't miss: Lotus 123, dBase, Clipper. Trying to configure Wordstar, DOS Buttons, etc. to run on any PC after Win '95. Cassette drives, Eight inch floppy drives, disk swapping, Iomega Zip Drives (they were the bomb when they came out), dot matrix printers. acoustically coupled modems (loved me some Hayes Smartmodem).

Things I feel I ought to miss but don't: Altavista, Netware, Netscape. Sierra Online Network (Yserbius/Twinion), Empire Deluxe (Freaking loved that game).

///gah now I feel old... onion/belt.
////And I still run into people who use Wordstar, the gobs of lawyers who have a Wordperfect fetish, Cobol... hell the wife had to convert old Fortran code into C not too long ago.
 
2013-04-30 11:26:19 AM
ahh.. .good ol text based MUDs .. those were the best things ever.
 
2013-04-30 11:29:32 AM
Looks like the first web URL is now Farked.
 
2013-04-30 01:34:44 PM

Tired_of_the_BS: I was 'hooked' when I found HyTelnet...
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HyTelnet

/had an arpanet account
//still have the executable and source code for Rogue lying around - the other huge time waster of that period in my life.

I sometimes feel sad when I think of all the things that have fallen by the wayside:

DEC PDP-11s - RSX-11 (memory may be off on the OS), Burroughs/Sperry/Unisys - MCP, IBM Series 1B, and 360/370/390 (DOS/VS, actually liked VM/370 CP/CMS) , DEC Microvax - Open VMS, (XTs - ooh! PC DOS - flip the big red switch...). Feel free to insert a Unix/Xenix joke - I've forgotten where in the list I ran into them... mid 80's maybe.

Things I don't miss: Lotus 123, dBase, Clipper. Trying to configure Wordstar, DOS Buttons, etc. to run on any PC after Win '95. Cassette drives, Eight inch floppy drives, disk swapping, Iomega Zip Drives (they were the bomb when they came out), dot matrix printers. acoustically coupled modems (loved me some Hayes Smartmodem).

Things I feel I ought to miss but don't: Altavista, Netware, Netscape. Sierra Online Network (Yserbius/Twinion), Empire Deluxe (Freaking loved that game).

///gah now I feel old... onion/belt.
////And I still run into people who use Wordstar, the gobs of lawyers who have a Wordperfect fetish, Cobol... hell the wife had to convert old Fortran code into C not too long ago.


I'm moving this week, and needing to seriously declutter my life.

I finally parted ways with my old SCSI Zip drive. Was a sad moment.

/you know that box... you have one. Its full of old BIN connectors.. ISA keyboard adaptors... serial cables, a couple 14.4 Hayes modems, etc. I finally threw it out.
 
2013-04-30 03:03:36 PM

kvinesknows: ahh.. .good ol text based MUDs .. those were the best things ever.


...I still play MUDs >_>
 
2013-04-30 05:14:18 PM
Dammit. Now I have a copy of the first doubleclick cookie in my browser
 
2013-04-30 06:22:00 PM
Two days later, the first pr0n site.
 
2013-04-30 06:38:49 PM
Paging Titor's Time Machine, you are needed in the CERN thread.
 
2013-04-30 08:07:27 PM
Goatse.cx is 20 years old?
 
2013-05-01 03:22:41 AM

Comsamvimes: kvinesknows: ahh.. .good ol text based MUDs .. those were the best things ever.

...I still play MUDs >_>


Same here.
 
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