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(London Evening Standard)   The original code that created the World Wide Web and ruined the world wide everything to be auctioned off as a NFT at Sotheby's by Al Gore   (standard.co.uk) divider line
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2021-06-15 5:30:06 PM  
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2021-06-15 6:47:15 PM  
Great. In before someone says hydroxychloroquine was invented by................
 
2021-06-15 6:48:38 PM  
Without the web or a PC, I might have to, shudder, play solitaire by hand using physical cards.
:)
 
2021-06-15 6:48:42 PM  
Al Gore must be inconsolable.
 
2021-06-15 6:49:32 PM  
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2021-06-15 7:00:28 PM  
Crazy idea here again. Could we not have NFTs anymore? I  know that's a hard ask.
 
2021-06-15 7:01:02 PM  
I'm selling swift kicks to the crotch of the guy that invented non-fungible tokens for $5 each.  I want everyone to be able to purchase one so I'm keeping the price low.
 
2021-06-15 7:01:09 PM  
ruined the world wide everything

???

Yeah.  Uh huh.  Sure.  Just because assholes misuse one of the greatest tools ever invented doesn't mean that it's not one of the greatest tools ever invented.  The expansion of misinformation doesn't even come close to the importance of the expansion of access to real information the net and WWW has made possible.  If you really want to see corruption and horrible shiat happen in the shadows, then we should go back to the before time.
 
2021-06-15 7:02:11 PM  
The first time I heard the term "World Wide Web" was when VP Al Gore went on TV to announce the new White House internet site.

He was the guy who pushed for ARPANET funding
 
2021-06-15 7:07:55 PM  

Your Hind Brain: Great. In before someone says hydroxychloroquine was invented by................


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2021-06-15 7:13:38 PM  
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2021-06-15 7:22:15 PM  
Being both the hero and the villain of your own story. Nice trick.
 
2021-06-15 7:26:32 PM  
I should have foreseen all the rhetoric when I invented Al Gore
 
2021-06-15 7:27:55 PM  
I'll save you some cash...

WebClient client = new WebClient();
Stream data = client.OpenRead(URI); StreamReader reader = new StreamReader(data);
string s = reader.ReadToEnd();
data.Close();
reader.Close();
 
2021-06-15 7:28:53 PM  
10 PRINT "BOOBS"
20 GOTO 10
 
2021-06-15 7:42:39 PM  
Good for him on finally being able to cash out on the idea that changed the world.
I still think NFTs are stupid.
A fool and his money, I guess.
 
2021-06-15 7:47:56 PM  
I feel like the existence of NFTs are proof that wealth is unequally distributed.
 
2021-06-15 7:48:01 PM  

casual disregard: Crazy idea here again. Could we not have NFTs anymore? I  know that's a hard ask.


While we are at it, could we not have Albert Arnold Gore Jr. anymore?
 
2021-06-15 8:07:18 PM  
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Actually ...
 
2021-06-15 8:10:20 PM  
I was doing perfectly fine with FTP and Gopher before HTTP and the Web came along.
 
2021-06-15 8:24:36 PM  
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2021-06-15 8:34:12 PM  
Just go back to NetBIOS and have it be done with for chrissakes!
 
2021-06-15 8:35:39 PM  
Token ring FTW
 
2021-06-15 8:40:48 PM  

unixpro: Token ring FTW


Apologise for that or I will wash your mouth out with soap!

Slotted ALOHANET or die!
 
2021-06-15 8:55:25 PM  

Flowery Twats: unixpro: Token ring FTW

Apologise for that or I will wash your mouth out with soap!

Slotted ALOHANET or die!


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2021-06-15 8:55:53 PM  
STAR as in network topology or interview process?

/Use them wisely in concurrence
 
2021-06-15 9:15:11 PM  
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2021-06-15 9:15:38 PM  

unixpro: Token ring FTW


That might be the most evil thing I've ever read on Fark.
 
2021-06-15 9:27:44 PM  

casual disregard: Crazy idea here again. Could we not have NFTs anymore? I  know that's a hard ask.


You don't like money laundering for the idle rich?
 
2021-06-15 10:09:23 PM  
Al Gore Invented the Internet
Youtube IejjnZYvMF8
 
2021-06-15 10:33:48 PM  
AS the creator of a rarely used and not much appreciated fark-meme, I'd like to know how I could cash in on this NFT thing, and where can I claim my $0.13?
 
2021-06-15 10:56:33 PM  
I just don't get the appeal of NFT.  You don't have the benefit of anything aesthetically pleasing to enjoy or show off.  After inital reporting no one will ever give a flying fark that you have it.
 
2021-06-15 11:15:51 PM  
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2021-06-15 11:47:03 PM  
12 March 1989  the web is born
15 June 2021 the web is sold dead
 
2021-06-16 12:06:30 AM  
I met Sir Tim (well, wasn't Sir then) at a work thing back in the mid 90's. Gee, guess I should have done a celebrity selfie with him. Except he wasn't a celebrity. And nobody did selfies back then. And I didn't have my phone. Because my phone was at home, plugged into the wall where it always was. And phones weren't cameras. And cameras didn't have screens, so I probably would miss anyway and waste my film. But I wouldn't know until I got it developed a month later. So I tied an onion to my belt, which was the style at the time...
 
2021-06-16 12:10:29 AM  
This NFT shiat is getting out of hand.
 
2021-06-16 6:31:23 AM  

The Irresponsible Captain: Good for him on finally being able to cash out on the idea that changed the world.
I still think NFTs are stupid.
A fool and his money, I guess.


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