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2021-10-23 3:37:56 PM  
CompuServe?
Did I go back to 1993?
 
2021-10-23 3:42:07 PM  
Compuserve?

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2021-10-23 3:42:55 PM  

Walker: CompuServe?
Did I go back to 1993?


It IS 1993. Oh no, did your PC catch the "2021" virus? It'll change your clock and give you false memories of some kind of worldwide pandemic... :o
 
2021-10-23 3:44:35 PM  
FTA: ""I feel like they're leaving my kid behind," Morris said. "Sometimes, he feels like he's not important enough to get picked up."

please tell us who THEY is?

Because if THEY would were masks, get vaccinated and act right, your kids would be in school a lot more.

So who is the "they" in your world that are leaving your kids behind?
 
2021-10-23 3:45:51 PM  
"Sometimes, he feels like he's not important enough to get picked up."

Uh... yup. Learning a very important life lesson here.
 
2021-10-23 3:47:22 PM  
CompuServe
whoa!
That site looks like it is optimized for 56k
 
2021-10-23 3:49:40 PM  
This is incredible! CompuServe is still a thing.
 
2021-10-23 3:50:46 PM  
You know you're hearing it now

Dial Up Modem Sound
Youtube SOrEVFSRdsw
 
2021-10-23 3:53:40 PM  
Heh, I really like that layout. Loads fast too.
I can't believe in 2021 I'm considering adding Compuserve to my bookmarks.
 
2021-10-23 3:53:57 PM  
Their About Page off of their home page says, "Support for the latest Windows operating system, Windows XP, for greater compatibility"
 
2021-10-23 3:55:09 PM  

SumoJeb: CompuServe
whoa!
That site looks like it is optimized for 56k


This is on their "About CompuServe" page:

Other key features of CompuServe 7.0 include:

Support for the latest Windows operating system, Windows XP, for greater compatibility
 
2021-10-23 3:55:54 PM  

SeriousTube: Their About Page off of their home page says, "Support for the latest Windows operating system, Windows XP, for greater compatibility"


You beat me to it!
 
2021-10-23 4:06:01 PM  
Tl;tr: pay taxes so students can be transported to school or meh, sorry if you individually can't afford to provide private transportation. But money.
 
2021-10-23 4:09:52 PM  
It can't be the real CompuServe because it didn't accept my user ID of 75600,1053
 
2021-10-23 4:11:33 PM  

Snapper Carr: Compuserve?

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I literally came into this thread to post that meme. When I got my first modem, a 300 baud modem for my Commodore 64 that came with a rotary dial telephone it came with 5 free hours of Compuserve. I think I used 2 of them.
 
2021-10-23 4:20:17 PM  
I remember these button graphics on almost every site.

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2021-10-23 4:26:29 PM  
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2021-10-23 4:33:40 PM  

cyberspacedout: [preview.redd.it image 495x421]


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2021-10-23 4:37:13 PM  

The.anti-Larry: It can't be the real CompuServe because it didn't accept my user ID of 75600,1053


Awhile back I searched my old CompuServe ID in internet XX­XXX*YYYY[nospam-﹫-backwards]evresu­pm­oc*com format. Found some old posts on a LISTSERV from those days. I wish Google would let me create an all numeric Gmail account with that same number.
 
2021-10-23 4:38:34 PM  

cyberspacedout: [preview.redd.it image 495x421]


I did some freelance HTML work in the late 90s. I remember always putting those icons on them.

Hell, I maybe even made sure the sites worked in the listed browsers. Maybe...
 
2021-10-23 4:44:02 PM  
Well, duh.  Fark should replace the Obvious tag with a Duh tag.
 
2021-10-23 5:03:44 PM  

Some Junkie Cosmonaut: You know you're hearing it now

[YouTube video: Dial Up Modem Sound]


Wow, does that sound ever light the corners of my mind.
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2021-10-23 5:18:13 PM  
Meanwhile, The other day I was having a convo with my help desk because one of the programs glitched during a password change (every 6 weeks m.f.). He said, "yeah this one glitches a lot because it's based on, and I don't know if you're old enough to remember this but, the same programming as netscape."  And I said yes I am old enough to remember that, and I understand.
 
2021-10-23 5:25:25 PM  
TIL Compuserve is still a thing. Whodathunkit?
 
2021-10-23 5:26:27 PM  

Austinoftx: Walker: CompuServe?
Did I go back to 1993?

It IS 1993. Oh no, did your PC catch the "2021" virus? It'll change your clock and give you false memories of some kind of worldwide pandemic... :o


Goddamn, if only.
 
2021-10-23 5:26:33 PM  
Quick! Download the article to a floppy before someone picks up the phone and disconnects you!
 
2021-10-23 6:10:37 PM  
lol, Tab title "Netscape News".  Now I want Clippy back to complete the experience.

But seriously, gonna keep using this site now just because it's so friggin fast
 
2021-10-23 6:11:44 PM  

SumoJeb: Heh, I really like that layout. Loads fast too.
I can't believe in 2021 I'm considering adding Compuserve to my bookmarks.


It really is good. No fuss, no wait, just your news as soon as you click the button.
 
2021-10-23 6:27:31 PM  
Headlines like this is why it's important for schools to teach good language skills.  It is sad that so many kids is still being underserved these days.
 
2021-10-23 6:59:30 PM  
CompuServe - First Internet Commercial - October of 1989
Youtube YfUyR1wlcus
 
2021-10-23 7:55:50 PM  
Okay, someone has to post the pic of the multitude of toolbars that Netscrap was fond of loading...
 
2021-10-23 8:14:08 PM  

Some Junkie Cosmonaut: You know you're hearing it now

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That's not how it sounded when I first started using CompuServe: https://youtu.be/ckc6XSSh​52w
 
2021-10-23 10:19:05 PM  

muck1969: lol, Tab title "Netscape News".  Now I want Clippy back to complete the experience.

But seriously, gonna keep using this site now just because it's so friggin fast


Gordon Bennett: SumoJeb: Heh, I really like that layout. Loads fast too.
I can't believe in 2021 I'm considering adding Compuserve to my bookmarks.

It really is good. No fuss, no wait, just your news as soon as you click the button.


SumoJeb: Heh, I really like that layout. Loads fast too.
I can't believe in 2021 I'm considering adding Compuserve to my bookmarks.



Are you all using a device like a tablet or phone or a desktop or notebook computer?  On my smartphone, I am seeing it loads really fast, which is nice.
 
2021-10-23 10:44:02 PM  

Tom Marvolo Bombadil: Headlines like this is why it's important for schools to teach good language skills.  It is sad that so many kids is still being underserved these days.


Rarely do we ask the question of whether or not or children are being properly educated.
 
2021-10-23 10:56:40 PM  
I hit the home page on this link and it took me to AOL.
 
2021-10-24 12:48:17 AM  

cyberspacedout: [Netscape Now! 3.0]


3.0?  N00b.
 
2021-10-24 2:26:24 AM  
Niece, 14, HS Freshmanperson has been sent home three times because, while she is fully vaxxed, one classmate is not and has repeatedly failed testing. I say beat the crap out of the plague rat baby & her parents & let Niece get on w/her education & life. I'm nearly willing to stump-up for legal fees to stop this nonsense. She's our god-daughter and this is hurting her chances for success, okay, so maybe not assault the classmate, but her parents should be fair game. They're causing the problems.
 
2021-10-24 4:17:45 AM  

farkmedown: Some Junkie Cosmonaut: You know you're hearing it now

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That's not how it sounded when I first started using CompuServe: https://youtu.be/ckc6XSSh5​2w


I really debated using a 300 baud modem sound, but they were even screechier.  I decided to favor audio mercy over strict oldtimey accuracy
 
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