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2021-01-25 4:14:35 PM  
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2021-01-25 4:39:49 PM  
Wow.  I had no idea they were even still around.  Truth is I probably haven't even thought about Tucows in over 15 years.  I was vaguely aware they became a domain registrar but that's about it.  Still, they were handy back in the day if you needed that odd piece of software to get something running again.

Kinda sad, but not surprised to see them go; that sort of website started sinking into irrelevancy about the same time as curated Internet portals like Yahoo did.
 
2021-01-25 4:55:33 PM  
RIP Tucows.
And my Gateway2000 486dx in the giant cow boxes.

And my Hayes fax/modem.....
 
2021-01-25 4:59:01 PM  
The internet was a better place when it was just nerds using it.
 
2021-01-25 5:04:30 PM  

NuclearPenguins: The internet was a better place when it was just nerds using it.


right up until those green-card lawyer assholes found it.
 
2021-01-25 5:20:43 PM  

cretinbob: [memegenerator.net image 768x432]


Yep. Came here to mourn, leaving with a heavy heart.
 
2021-01-25 5:21:55 PM  
Since we're sharing our internet heartbreak sites, here's mine:

http://www.gamespy.com/

RIP 1990s
 
2021-01-25 5:32:08 PM  

DaWormyPimpsta: Since we're sharing our internet heartbreak sites, here's mine:

http://www.gamespy.com/

RIP 1990s


My first internet purchase was Qspy
 
2021-01-25 5:47:21 PM  
It was a solid, go to site back in the day.  Saved my ass a few times but not since the 2000s.
 
2021-01-25 5:54:58 PM  
It was a horrible day when Lord Soth's was sold and eventually shut down.
I wan to say it was sold to Happy Puppy, which is also gone.
 
2021-01-25 5:58:56 PM  
cows & cows & cows
Youtube FavUpD_IjVY
 
2021-01-25 6:05:34 PM  
the glow of a CRT monitor as you waited interminably for your CuteFTP download over your 28.8k modem


Sigh...
 
2021-01-25 6:08:36 PM  
I think that was one of the ones I used to find software for my Palm Pilot.
 
2021-01-25 6:15:45 PM  
Tucows got my PC connected to my PPP account after I stopped using my CRL dial up she'll account.
 
2021-01-25 6:22:03 PM  

NuclearPenguins: The internet was a better place when it was just nerds using it.


Pretty much.
 
2021-01-25 6:29:54 PM  
Two jobs ago, I needed a DOS 5.0 Bootdisk for an old piece of software that needed native DOS 5 or earlier. Pretty sure I found the image on Tucows. Almost as tricky was finding an operable 3.5" drive built into the laptops we were using. I think they were Dell, and had a drive bay that could swap a 3.5 floppy, a CD drive, or a second battery. We also had LS 120 drives and Panasonic digital cameras that used LS 120.

I still have an LS 120 drive I salvaged out of a Gateway desktop tower unit. I don't know if there's a motherboard that would work with it these days. I haven't had a desktop computer in the house in at least 10 years. My daughter thinks she wants to build one.
 
2021-01-25 6:50:11 PM  
I remember that site being incredibly useful at times.  No lifesaver stories, but a helpful place.
 
2021-01-25 6:54:15 PM  
I remember using it to find codecs and warez to run the pr0n I downloaded off usenet BITD. But yeah, haven't really used or needed that site since 2005 or so.

/good ol' uuencode
 
2021-01-25 7:11:19 PM  

elvisaintdead: RIP Tucows.
And my Gateway2000 486dx in the giant cow boxes.

And my Hayes fax/modem.....


AT&W.

/Memories.
 
2021-01-25 7:13:45 PM  

Barfmaker: the glow of a CRT monitor as you waited interminably for your CuteFTP download over your 28.8k modem


Sigh...


I have memories of falling asleep in front of my TV waiting for a BBS download at 300 baud to finish.
 
2021-01-25 7:27:58 PM  
*sigh* The good old days
 
2021-01-25 7:45:32 PM  
He had it coming:
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2021-01-25 7:52:51 PM  
A Flint, Michigan success story.

/Obviously before the republicans decided to poison the citizens
 
2021-01-25 8:00:24 PM  

SBinRR: I think that was one of the ones I used to find software for my Palm Pilot.


It likely was
 
2021-01-25 8:02:11 PM  

Unobtanium: Two jobs ago, I needed a DOS 5.0 Bootdisk for an old piece of software that needed native DOS 5 or earlier. Pretty sure I found the image on Tucows. Almost as tricky was finding an operable 3.5" drive built into the laptops we were using. I think they were Dell, and had a drive bay that could swap a 3.5 floppy, a CD drive, or a second battery. We also had LS 120 drives and Panasonic digital cameras that used LS 120.

I still have an LS 120 drive I salvaged out of a Gateway desktop tower unit. I don't know if there's a motherboard that would work with it these days. I haven't had a desktop computer in the house in at least 10 years. My daughter thinks she wants to build one.


You can boot to USB using DOS
 
2021-01-25 8:04:17 PM  
 
2021-01-25 8:06:26 PM  
Holy shiat, put me down in the "didn't realize they were still around" category.
 
2021-01-25 9:55:14 PM  

Gnaglor: HappyPuppy


I preferred Walnut Creek

There were so many download sites (eg download.com) that were putting everything in installers that pushed crapware on you. I don't remember if tucows or happy puppy were with them, but there was a point around 2000 or so when formerly useful sites needed to be avoided
 
2021-01-25 10:50:44 PM  
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Pic is a link since YouTube wouldn't let me hot link this vid.
 
2021-01-25 11:00:51 PM  

cretinbob: Unobtanium: Two jobs ago, I needed a DOS 5.0 Bootdisk for an old piece of software that needed native DOS 5 or earlier. Pretty sure I found the image on Tucows. Almost as tricky was finding an operable 3.5" drive built into the laptops we were using. I think they were Dell, and had a drive bay that could swap a 3.5 floppy, a CD drive, or a second battery. We also had LS 120 drives and Panasonic digital cameras that used LS 120.

I still have an LS 120 drive I salvaged out of a Gateway desktop tower unit. I don't know if there's a motherboard that would work with it these days. I haven't had a desktop computer in the house in at least 10 years. My daughter thinks she wants to build one.

You can boot to USB using DOS


But you have to make the thumb drive DOS bootable
 
2021-01-25 11:35:10 PM  

elvisaintdead: RIP Tucows.
And my Gateway2000 486dx in the giant cow boxes.

And my Hayes fax/modem.....


My first was a Gateway, Athlon 950MHz and 128 MB RAM with a 17 inch flat CRT monitor.
 
2021-01-26 9:35:32 AM  
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RIP Tupac
 
2021-01-26 9:43:44 AM  

SmithHiller: [Fark user image 363x585]
RIP Tupac


Tupac Shacows?
 
2021-01-26 2:32:25 PM  

Trik: It was a horrible day when Lord Soth's was sold and eventually shut down.
I wan to say it was sold to Happy Puppy, which is also gone.


Lord Soth went to HP went to IGN.

SegaSages (I WAS THE SATURN ADMIN!) became Gamesages became... cheats.ign.com.

...IIRC only Zophar is left.
 
2021-01-26 3:41:26 PM  

germ78: I remember using it to find codecs and warez to run the pr0n I downloaded off usenet BITD. But yeah, haven't really used or needed that site since 2005 or so.

/good ol' uuencode


Yeah, I remember using them to get some jpeg viewers for my uuencoded USENET porn. It actually took a minute or so for my old 386 to decompress a jpeg.
 
2021-01-26 9:27:33 PM  
Tucows was still up????
 
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