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(Ars Technica)   Let's hop into the Wayback machine and travel to a time before the Internet Archive caught on fire   (arstechnica.com) divider line 41
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2013-11-07 08:09:12 PM  
I love how in the comments one of the responses to why didn't they have good insurance is "have you ever looked at your insurance policy, you'd need a lawyer to understand it."

Apparently, business are incapable of hiring lawyers.
 
2013-11-07 08:22:06 PM  
upload.wikimedia.org
 
2013-11-07 08:54:38 PM  
www.dvdizzy.com
 
2013-11-07 09:22:34 PM  

TheBeastOfYuccaFlats: I love how in the comments one of the responses to why didn't they have good insurance is "have you ever looked at your insurance policy, you'd need a lawyer to understand it."

Apparently, business are incapable of hiring lawyers.


i don't think it is entirely an issue about paying for the equipment so much as it is was not something that they can just go down to the nearest Best Buy and pick up off the shelf.  Also, this is a non-profit and they are going to have to make some choices, which in this case meant higher deductibles.
 
2013-11-07 09:29:39 PM  
Yo dawg. I heard you like internet archives so we're going to put an archive inside your archive just in case your archive isn't archived.
 
2013-11-07 09:32:49 PM  
Oh the simple days of Fark.com.


img29.imageshack.us
 
2013-11-07 09:36:33 PM  

TheBeastOfYuccaFlats: I love how in the comments one of the responses to why didn't they have good insurance is "have you ever looked at your insurance policy, you'd need a lawyer to understand it."

Apparently, business are incapable of hiring lawyers.


True story: a while back I shared a hot tub with a lawyer who works for the Internet Archive.
 
2013-11-07 09:36:43 PM  

skinink: Oh the simple days of Fark.com.


[img29.imageshack.us image 850x478]


Ahh yes. The days when the video tab was actually funny and the music industry was decent enough to warrant a music tab.
 
2013-11-07 09:37:45 PM  

styckx: skinink: Oh the simple days of Fark.com.


[img29.imageshack.us image 850x478]

Ahh yes. The days when the video tab was actually funny and the music industry was decent enough to warrant a music tab.


There is still plenty of good music out there.  Not a lick of it is on the radio though.
 
2013-11-07 09:42:58 PM  
First website I ever saw (1994):

Strawberry Pop-Tart Blow-Torches

www.pmichaud.com
 
2013-11-07 09:48:35 PM  

fusillade762: First website I ever saw (1994):

Strawberry Pop-Tart Blow-Torches

[www.pmichaud.com image 297x118]


I first looked up porn on AOL in '94.  Then I found Robs-Place.com and I've been scarring the pysche of others ever since.
 
2013-11-07 10:05:53 PM  
I always thought it was the WABAC machine...
 
2013-11-07 10:37:06 PM  

styckx: skinink: Oh the simple days of Fark.com.


[img29.imageshack.us image 850x478]

Ahh yes. The days when the video tab was actually funny and the music industry was decent enough to warrant a music tab.


That looks to me like the days before tabs.
 
2013-11-07 10:40:12 PM  
You can do Anything.

http://zombo.com/
 
2013-11-07 10:44:42 PM  

Smeggy Smurf: fusillade762: First website I ever saw (1994):

Strawberry Pop-Tart Blow-Torches

[www.pmichaud.com image 297x118]

I first looked up porn on AOL in '94.  Then I found Robs-Place.com and I've been scarring the pysche of others ever since.


Remember one of the first big internet amateurs Oasis. I think she started in 1996. I'll have to google her a little scared of what she looks like now. She is not safe for work.
 
2013-11-07 10:52:22 PM  

spaten: Smeggy Smurf: fusillade762: First website I ever saw (1994):

Strawberry Pop-Tart Blow-Torches

[www.pmichaud.com image 297x118]

I first looked up porn on AOL in '94.  Then I found Robs-Place.com and I've been scarring the pysche of others ever since.

Remember one of the first big internet amateurs Oasis. I think she started in 1996. I'll have to google her a little scared of what she looks like now. She is not safe for work.


Persian Kitty....

/My pit bull will chase you off my lawn
 
2013-11-07 10:55:33 PM  
Is there any way to use something like the wayback machine to find the first time a word was used online, including sites that no longer exist
 
2013-11-07 10:55:56 PM  

Triumph: styckx: skinink: Oh the simple days of Fark.com.


[img29.imageshack.us image 850x478]

Ahh yes. The days when the video tab was actually funny and the music industry was decent enough to warrant a music tab.

That looks to me like the days before tabs.


Probably but I'm drunk and can't tell the difference.
 
2013-11-07 11:25:40 PM  
The Wayback Dial? Now Geese don't take us on a wild goose chase!
 
2013-11-07 11:32:02 PM  
Dammit my hamsterdance.com home page is broken
 
2013-11-07 11:46:16 PM  

skinink: Oh the simple days of Fark.com.


[img29.imageshack.us image 850x478]


HOLY CRAP 300MB for 10$ a MONTH!!!!
 
2013-11-07 11:51:26 PM  
Part of the marketing for the upcoming Mr Peabody movie.
 
2013-11-07 11:54:25 PM  

syrynxx: Dammit my hamsterdance.com home page is broken


Luckily I have a mirror of it up.
http://hampsterdance.spacebison.com/
 
2013-11-08 12:08:54 AM  

SpaceBison: syrynxx: Dammit my hamsterdance.com home page is broken

Luckily I have a mirror of it up.
http://hampsterdance.spacebison.com/


All those hamsters are probably dead now. Really makes you think.
 
2013-11-08 12:14:45 AM  

spaten: Smeggy Smurf: fusillade762: First website I ever saw (1994):

Strawberry Pop-Tart Blow-Torches

[www.pmichaud.com image 297x118]

I first looked up porn on AOL in '94.  Then I found Robs-Place.com and I've been scarring the pysche of others ever since.

Remember one of the first big internet amateurs Oasis. I think she started in 1996. I'll have to google her a little scared of what she looks like now. She is not safe for work.


Not bad for a cumdumpster in her 40's.  That means she's not quite as ugly as Medusa but still worse than submitter's mom
 
2013-11-08 12:21:28 AM  
SpaceBison : http://hampsterdance.spacebison.com/

I remember all of those animated GIFs would bring our machines to a crawl.

// now, looking at my process manager when I load that tab, it's using 16% of a virtual core on a hyper threaded I7 (8 virtual cores total).

16/800 => 2% of my total computing power.

// damn, no wonder Pentium 4s were dying.
 
2013-11-08 12:55:13 AM  
It's too bad the data wasn't destroyed.  No one would ever have to see my hideous web pages again.
 
2013-11-08 01:09:04 AM  

spaten: Smeggy Smurf: fusillade762: First website I ever saw (1994):

Strawberry Pop-Tart Blow-Torches

[www.pmichaud.com image 297x118]

I first looked up porn on AOL in '94.  Then I found Robs-Place.com and I've been scarring the pysche of others ever since.

Remember one of the first big internet amateurs Oasis. I think she started in 1996. I'll have to google her a little scared of what she looks like now. She is not safe for work.


I remember Oasis. That was around the time when Jen & Dave were also rather popular.
 
2013-11-08 02:01:50 AM  

skinink: Oh the simple days of Fark.com.


[img29.imageshack.us image 850x478]


I found a website i still visit every few months on those 'Fark classifieds'. There was some really funny shiat in the comments occasionally, too.
 
2013-11-08 04:17:12 AM  

Philbb: spaten: Smeggy Smurf: fusillade762: First website I ever saw (1994):

Strawberry Pop-Tart Blow-Torches

[www.pmichaud.com image 297x118]

I first looked up porn on AOL in '94.  Then I found Robs-Place.com and I've been scarring the pysche of others ever since.

Remember one of the first big internet amateurs Oasis. I think she started in 1996. I'll have to google her a little scared of what she looks like now. She is not safe for work.

I remember Oasis. That was around the time when Jen & Dave were also rather popular.


Isn't that the band with the two brothers that liked to get into punch ups with each other?
 
2013-11-08 04:35:01 AM  
The group isn't able to simply purchase replacement equipment, so it is seeking community donations to help rebuild the scanning capabilities in the wake of the fire.


I don't understand.  Either they can buy new replacement stuff, or they can't.  If they can't (and I don't really see how that could be true, but if it is), then what would they need/use donations for?  If they can, why isn't insurance covering it?

How does not being able to buy replacements lead to needing donations?  There is no rational connection between those two statements.  I assume the author is just another illiterate, desperately in need of a competent editor, but if I'm wrong, someone please explain.
 
2013-11-08 06:32:32 AM  

Emposter: The group isn't able to simply purchase replacement equipment, so it is seeking community donations to help rebuild the scanning capabilities in the wake of the fire.


I don't understand.  Either they can buy new replacement stuff, or they can't.  If they can't (and I don't really see how that could be true, but if it is), then what would they need/use donations for?  If they can, why isn't insurance covering it?

How does not being able to buy replacements lead to needing donations?  There is no rational connection between those two statements.  I assume the author is just another illiterate, desperately in need of a competent editor, but if I'm wrong, someone please explain.


I'm pretty sure the wording means they don't have the financial capacity to purchase the equipment and are seeking donations for that reason.
 
2013-11-08 08:09:16 AM  
Don't worry; i have all the really scary porn striped to a RAID5 in my basement.
 
2013-11-08 08:37:37 AM  
I'm looking for something but don't see it.

For the rest of you here it is:
2.bp.blogspot.com

Now more Fasrkers can be satisfied.
 
2013-11-08 08:55:09 AM  

skinink: Oh the simple days of Fark.com.


[img29.imageshack.us image 850x478]


bobbies on the main page. Those were the days.
 
2013-11-08 10:03:38 AM  
Sic transit glori....<CARRIER LOST>
 
2013-11-08 11:03:11 AM  

PaulieattheTap: I'm looking for something but don't see it.

For the rest of you here it is:
[2.bp.blogspot.com image 425x313]

Now more Fasrkers can be satisfied.


Or you can go with the new 3d version (actually looks like it has a chance to be amusing):

movies.mxdwn.com
 
2013-11-08 12:04:07 PM  

Emposter: The group isn't able to simply purchase replacement equipment, so it is seeking community donations to help rebuild the scanning capabilities in the wake of the fire.


I don't understand.  Either they can buy new replacement stuff, or they can't.  If they can't (and I don't really see how that could be true, but if it is), then what would they need/use donations for?  If they can, why isn't insurance covering it?

How does not being able to buy replacements lead to needing donations?  There is no rational connection between those two statements.  I assume the author is just another illiterate, desperately in need of a competent editor, but if I'm wrong, someone please explain.


It's poorly written, but it appears that what the author meant was "they can't simply buy replacements [because they're broke] so they're soliciting donations". I also seem to remember reading a while back that a lot of the book scanning gear was fairly customized or purpose-built, as well, so maybe they need donated parts to rebuild the scanning machines.

Still, though, they're awesome. They also house a bunch of old public domain films where they've scanned in and converted them to MP4. They also have a backup of Project Gutenberg, I'm pretty sure, and they've started sending out scanning machines to public libraries to encourage them to digitize their works.
 
2013-11-08 01:45:07 PM  

impaler: skinink: Oh the simple days of Fark.com.


[img29.imageshack.us image 850x478]

bobbies on the main page. Those were the days.


I like that version of Fark because there weren't so many scripts pre-loading ads and stuff on the page like now. Every so often Fark.com will do something to my browser and things will load slowly due to the ad tracking crap happening before page content even loads. On mobile browsers the full site will kill the browser, but the mobile Fark site is missing so many features.

I looked at the source code for the Fark main page one time. Can't believe how much of that is just for advertisers to track you.
 
2013-11-08 02:08:47 PM  

Philbb: I remember Oasis. That was around the time when Jen & Dave were also rather popular.


My memory is hazy.  Is Jen & Dave the couple from the 'ourfirsttime.com' hoax?
 
2013-11-08 04:30:26 PM  

buckeyebrain: Philbb: I remember Oasis. That was around the time when Jen & Dave were also rather popular.

My memory is hazy.  Is Jen & Dave the couple from the 'ourfirsttime.com' hoax?


I googled, "ourfirsttime.com hoax", that was apparently Mike & Diane.


(Two american kids, in the heartland, I suppose)
 
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