don't you just miss the internet of early 2000

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  1. mrcock

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    today's internet is so boring, completely different, every next day just proves that yesterday's internet was a lot better. I am not even talking about this free streaming porn which is shot by people that can't even hold a camera. don't know nothing about the lights, some even upload without the audio in it

    the result, endless porn searches end with nothing, absolutely no positive afterwards

    the latest news also, about someone killed himself cause he could get 35 years in prison for downloading from a site that allow to download, but not the way he did it

    all these stories, with today's internet just makes me wanna use the internet that would be made, owned by hackers worldwide, without a single center, like peer to peer networks, you can't close them, as every computer in it is a center

    just wanna say the truth, I really hate the internet of today
     
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    I personally don't live for porn, I use the internet for business, shopping, and a little social interaction with family and friends that live quite a ways away. They could eliminate porn and it wouldn't faze me. So I'm OK with it now, like the speed, too may choices at times....my wife takes care of the rest.
     
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    Ditto. I don't watch much porn because I got my S/O :) But I do use it to promote my art and when it's being displayed and where, staying connected with family, and for online gaming on my counsels.
     
  4. biker061

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    yep, had dial up as it was only thing available where i was. enter a web addy, go start something else, come back see if it was loaded yet, go finish project, come back and still not loaded! NO I'LL TAKE WHAT WE HAVE NOW AND SEE WHAT'S NEXT!
     
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    In about ten years, people are going to be saying, "don't you just miss the Internet of the early 2010s?"

    The Powers That Be(TM) want an Internet that has little or no free access. They want all websites to be pay-only and they're working hard to get it there. It may sound far-fetched, but it's close enough to becoming reality that it unsettles me.

    Honestly, I miss the BBS dial-up days, when 300 baud was for those who couldn't afford the privilege of 2400 baud. When things were simple for geeks, yet nerds could figure it out, and it was way too complicated for the average Joe. It kept the stupidity factor to a minimum.

    I think that's what I miss most about those days. Complexity can be a great stupidity filter.
     
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    Yep, eventually it will be all about the dollar, just like most everything else.

    Just need enough time to get everyone hooked and used to it so it becomes a "need" instead of a "want".

    Cell phones are a great example. Folks don't want one, they need one.
     
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    Nope, I grew up in the part of the country that, up until about 10ish years ago, stayed a good 10 years behind the rest of the country.

    I'll keep fast download speeds and the ability to get what I want easily :D
     
  8. mrcock

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    I miss the most unmoderated chats
     
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    Nope happy the way it is and looking for even faster but yeah hating some changes like many things starting costing money.
    Really looking forwards to intro of fast broadband as even ADSL2 can be time limiting in streaming.
     
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    internet is losing its freedom

    that really sux

    :lol
     
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    I remember those days, send a prompt, go eat dinner, come back and it's still working to hook up. The good old days of billboards, not web sites.
     
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    Back then, to be called a geek or a nerd was to be marginally insulted, so I'll compliment you by saying it doesn't sound like you were either. ;)

    If Bulletin Board Systems really worked like that for you, you were missing out on the aspects of remote access that the geeks and nerds were having more fun with.

    Multi-User Dungeons, just as an example, were the text-based variety of World of Warcraft in the latter parts of those days. BBSs that ran MUDs were massively popular back then, at least as far as dial-up access went. It was social media long before social media became mainstream.

    Of course, to access new files online meant delving through directory trees of text-only file names and brief descriptions of the contents. Scrolling line-by-line, we'd read the filename, then if the description sounded like something we could make use of, we'd glance over at the size column.

    "387191 bytes! Oh man, I guess I'll leave this sucker running all night and check it out in the morning."

    And if you were one of the lucky ones running a rare multitasking OS back then, you'd play a game of baseball, or race a car, or manage a few files while your download worked in the background, and you silently snickered to yourself while your friend and his PC had to watch their terminal software hog their entire system.

    Then, when it was done downloading we'd unpack the archive and immediately run the thing, because back then, it was rare that you'd come across anything that needed "installed". You just ran it where it was and it worked, assuming you had your system set up correctly to start with.

    Sigh... I could go on forever about those days.
     
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    Internet has only gotten better and is still getting better. You are complaining about how it is used and that's different. You can still do all the things you want. Problem is, there may not be many others who want the same thing enough to warrant such a service.

    Unmoderated chat? easy, get a server and install some chat software and don't bother checking what gets typed.

    Peer to peer data transfer? I'm sure there are software out there to do it right now. If not, just make a program for it.


    Now I agree that the world in general is going towards control over everything and I too hate it. I fight it as best I can though.
     
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    Same here, plus I find a lot of great stuff online, website like amazon and ebay.
     
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    The internet WAS more fun back in the day, I think what killed it is the distraction of social networking. Everyone just wants everything to be on facebook now, and they don't care to venture off to various sites and interact.

    Also in regards to porn, there was an innocence lost. People can no longer use their own imagination to be aroused, they just take every cue from all of the videos floating around now. I remember back in the day you could mostly only read descriptions and see still images on porn sites, but you had to actually pay to watch. Sex doesn't seem as "exciting" as it used to be because everyone is jaded and bored with everything, as they've lived it all vicariously through video clips again and again, it just looses it's luster.
     
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