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1990's and 2000's Nostalgia

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File Restoration Thread Fellow Time Traveler Root 08/03/2020 (Mon) 16:25:17 No.730 [Reply]
Augh. So I accidentally the /retro/ files. Here's a thread where you can restore files. How it works Dump files that existed before on the board and they will magically get fixed. File limits? 5 files at a time, 20MB maximum.
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>>853 I suppose Microsoft would do that if someone tried recreating their precious Windows 10, but ancient versions like 2000 and XP are most probably not important at all. Hell, nowadays you can find ISOs of them on public websites as opposed to before when they only existed as torrents.

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TV Shows of the 1990's and 2000's Fellow Time Traveler 12/20/2019 (Fri) 17:21:28 No.241 [Reply]
Which ones are your favorites? Pic related
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I just got the first nine seasons of The Simpsons on DVD. Feels good, man. I'm looking forward to re-watching some episodes. I remember even really liking the first season and its roughness from the other times I've seen it, while most people seem to think it's pretty inferior to the following seasons. It might not be as funny as those ones, but the plots I find really memorable. I also love how loose and rough around the edges the animation is. It's just too bad the dead horse of a show didn't stop getting beaten a long time ago. They should have treated it with some dignity and respect and let it rest in peace.
>>867 >most people seem to think it's pretty inferior to the following seasons Maybe back then, but nowadays with nostalgiafagging at an all time high and simpsonswave being the latest trend, people are appreciating the old seasons more and more.
>>868 Despite that, most people don't seem to consider the first season part of the "Golden Age." I'm not sure I would either, but I do consider it the most charming and personally nostalgic (although I only started watching the show close to two decades after it started airing). What I have noticed is that there seems to be a renewed interest in the Mike Scully seasons, likely due to how much the show has continued to decline since he stopped as the showrunner. I've heard it said that the memes and quotes the show almost always come from the peak years of the show, but even the post-classic Scully era spawned a few, like the "damned Scots" speech and the "stupid sexy Flanders" scene. Even the full-on zombie years had some of its own though, so that might not be saying much.
>>867 I find the first season to be the best in terms of substance. >>868 It's not out of nostalgia, it's unanimously held that in the 8th-10th seasons it went to shit.
>>870 >I find the first season to be the best in terms of substance. I definitely appreciate how grounded in reality it feels in comparison to a lot of the later stuff. The same goes for Beavis and Butt-head as a show compared to how outlandish the plot of the movie was. It completely lost that slice-of-life feeling of two idiot teenagers trying to stave off boredom that made me love it so much. That's not to say either of those were bad, but I don't think I like the more outlandish style as much. >It's not out of nostalgia, it's unanimously held that in the 8th-10th seasons it went to shit. I've seen some people say that "Behind the Laughter" should have been the last episode. From what I remember of watching those later seasons back in high school, I found them funny enough but far more cartoonish in nature. Some of it felt like they were trying too hard to ride the coattails of shows like Family Guy and South Park though, as opposed to the balance between realism and cartoon humor that "Golden Age" Simpsons had. But even in the classic Simpsons seasons cracks would occasionally show. "Deep Space Homer" is a fondly remembered episode from way back in season five, but the basic premise feels a lot like a forerunner of the over-the-top zaniness the Simpsons would later get up to. "Lisa the Vegetarian" was season seven, and that featured one of the poorly integrated celebrity appearances the show would later become known for. To get Paul and Linda McCartney on board, the show had to agree to keep Lisa as a vegetarian from then on. They should have just stopped sucking up to the McCartneys and told them to take a hike,

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Pre-Goolag YouTube Fellow Time Traveler 10/03/2020 (Sat) 17:51:14 No.848 [Reply]
YouTube was once also part of the old innocent, creative and fun internet when at worst people would make a video in the hopes of it getting viral. But that slowly changed thanks to the Goolag purchase which kept ruining YouTube at small steps and turning it into Cable TV 2.0 and Spotify 2.0 : >forcing people to move to Goolag account to keep their channels and their videos >complying with copyrightniggers as part of the mutual ass-kissing with the government >giving monetary incentives to "content creators" , aka self-important e-celeb faggots, which drawn greedy normalfag scum and later on were removed which in turn force these greedy normalfags to beg for Patreon gibs and get sponsorships to advertise even more shit on youtube >adding ads in the middle of the fucking video as if it was cable tv >letting big cable tv channels having accounts on youtube >removing full albums and songs from non-corporate music channels and reupload them as separate songs by a fucking bots >increasing censorship and removing comments and videos >disorganizing the comments section into a complete messy shitshow >usless redesigning of the site over and over again >changing the 5 star video valuation system to extra faggy like and dislike Let's reminisce of YouTube better days, whether it was a specific channel or video and so on...
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>>858 Videos work perfectly on my end, you probably need to re-enable JS. Note that JS is absolutely necessary for functionality as flash is unsupported by browsers and cannot be used, so a 1:1 copy of "flash youtube" is not possible. Vidlii could just embed the video files themselves on the page using HTML5 but that would be nothing like og youtube.
I found/used youtube pretty late in the game, but still before the forced goolag account. In my defense, I listend to music (albums) on Radio3Net and watched videos on Megaupload/videos and Divx stream (I think that's how it was called) RIP. I was given a task in middle school to make videos using (good ol') Windows Movie Maker and upload it to youtube, so of course like any respected weeabo I made AMVs which were long copyrightstriked by goolag and my non goolag account was deleted. Shockingly, my two favorite AMVs still exist somehow >Akira - Come Out and Play by The Offspring https://invidious.snopyta.org/watch?v=Uwcn5jNFIuo 80's anime, 90's song , uploaded/made in the 2000's- perfection! >Death Note - Every Me And Every You by Placebo https://invidious.snopyta.org/watch?v=Wb5sxPKKN28 I was obsessed with both Death Note and Placebo at that time, great band until they went full emo and great anime until Near showed up . It also worth mentioning ashens channel as one of the oldest youtube channels that stayed the same despite all the bs youtube pulling and the internet becoming more cancerous in general. >>852 >vidlii I was almost fooled to believe that it's completely pre-cancer/cancer free site! They do follow the copyright mafia rules, but considering how obscure it is I doubt copyrightniggers looking after it. I mean I saw there are full anime episodes on bitchute and they're probably bigger than vidlii. >I still don't get the purpose of video responses

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>>863 >They do follow the copyright mafia rules All websites do nowadays, it's illegal to intentionally host copyrighted material and anyone who goes against that is guaranteed to get v&. On the bright side they're small enough not to be a target of DMCAs, so they can turn a blind eye as long as the content doesn't get reported. >Is it even possible to watch any online video without javashit? Yes it's possible thanks to HTML5. You know when you open a video on julay or any of the imageboards? It's streaming without JS, just embedding the video file itself into the page using pure HTML and letting the browser handle it... That being said, no website will do that, one because it allows the user to just grab the video and download it, and two because you can't skin the video player itself using HTML/CSS, you need JS for that. >flash wasn't that secure either even before it's end-of-life You're correct.
>>864 >no website will do that, one because it allows the user to just grab the video and download it, and two because you can't skin the video player itself using HTML/CSS, you need JS for that. They could allow a skinned player with a "direct link" link in the description as a backup option. Considering that some of the tabs and links require javascript as well, even though they could be implemented in HTML/Javascript, I doubt the site developers even put much thought into why a player should be javascript-only. It's probably just yet another case of web developers being web developers.
>>865 Once upon a time, there existed media players in the form of NPAPI plugins, allowing pretty much the same things a javascript-based player allows. But due to some strange reasoning, NPAPI must be banned because Flash is junk... Imagine if in 2020 we could've used an open sourve ffmpeg-based plugin to watch videos, instead of relying on megabytes of minimized javascript.

Web 1.0 and Web 1.5 Nostalgia General Fellow Time Traveler 09/09/2019 (Mon) 01:52:13 No.24 [Reply] [Last]
So, what are some of your favorite memories of the old internet? Can be websites, memes, events or any other aspect of the days of Web 1.0 and 1.5 For a quick reference, here's what I would define as Web 1.0 and Web 1.5 >Web 1.0: Usenet, Geocities and Angelfire, AOL (1991-2001) >Web 1.5: Early YouTube, ED, 4chan in its "wild west" days, MySpace, YTMND, Newgrounds and the peak years of dA and Fanfiction.net (2001-2008) You also had cross-generation stuff like GameFAQs and IMDB which are still around today, although sadly IMDB's infamous message boards are gone
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>>820 that's a nice page. Although I have to say all this language stuff comes across as pure autism to me, haha. Not in such a bad way--one man's autism is another's passion, isn't it?
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Perhaps you guys would be interested, I made a website on neocities for vaporwave music, complete with 88x31 buttons and a winamp player which uses javascript check it out sometime. https://loa2k.neocities.org/
>>857 >New World™ flacs I was looking everywhere for those. Thanks.
>>859 Glad to help! NW is one of my all time favorite albums.
>>857 pretty sweet anon, thanks.

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I am the Web King of '99 and here is the story... Fellow Time Traveler 02/10/2020 (Mon) 16:31:46 No.388 [Reply]
Truly, we have all gathered here to find network spirituality and network unity through the correct praxis, not by using political molecules. Gather around and let me tell you the secret and story of a world that was once zephyred as the "digital revolution"
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The digital pool may have divided you up until this point, but stick with me and I will tell you the way that you can explore yourself through the use of your most interactive .net media. It's worth the hassle you will go through to obtain liquid consciousness, that will convex around you. I will return in a bit.
Cool story bro
> may of Immersion destroyed.
Can the jannies please clean up this thread (by deleting it)?
>>819 I see this more often. Is it the new they're?

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Vidya General Anonymous 09/07/2019 (Sat) 01:44:38 No.6 [Reply]
>ITT: Vidya of the 90's and 2000's Keep it limited to the scope of this board, so basically Fourth, Fifth, and Sixth Generation consoles only for now. For those who don't know what consoles are part of which generation, here's a quick rundown of the time frame we're talking about... >Fourth Generation: SNES, Sega Genesis/Sega CD >Fifth Generation: PS1, N64, Sega Saturn >Sixth Generation: Dreamcast, PS2, Gamecube, OG Xbox Discussion of games from the Seventh Generation consoles (PS3/Wii/Xbox 360) is allowed as well, but I'd like the thread to mainly focus on the 4th-6th console genererations since the 7th Gen era carried over into the 2010's and a lot of the games from that era onward obviously have far more in common with modern gaming than stuff from the 16-bit consoles or the PS1 and PS2 eras.

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>>579 Looks fantastic. Love the Tron aesthetic, even if it's a little overused these days.
>>587 What late 10s people call "Tron aesthetic" and related themes is quite different from this game's, and to some extent even from the original movie's. It is, however, similar to the Tron Legacy (2010) movie, black everywhere, when color appears it's flashing and the color palette isn't too wide. Tron 2.0 isn't late 10s neon obsession, it's /retro/. It has an optimistic feeling, all colors are present and they show up bold and solid with color-coding used extensively. Not every color has to be neon. Another unique thing is that the backgrounds are beautiful and animated, and many maps are floating with them also having a lot going on in the bottom. The soundtrack is also completely different from what Daft Punk composed for 2010 and even there the difference in cheerfulness is notable.
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What have you guys been busy with lately? I've been playing Operation Flashpoint.
>>840 Heavy Barrel for the NES. Fun game but i just can't defeat the final boss.
>>841 I actually own that one, but my copy disappeared somewhere. I don't think I ever got all that far into it.

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Computers Thread Fellow Time Traveler 08/21/2020 (Fri) 04:41:24 No.803 [Reply]
Looks like none of the images in the catalog work. Let's get a fresh thread in here, focused on computers! I don't have pictures at the moment to share, but I got lucky today and picked up a nice big beige computer case. I'm assembling a new personal computer from parts that I got deals on, found in the junk heap, or that I was given by friends. So, I guess it's not really a /retro/ computer, but it will be in a /retro/ case, and I plan to get an adapter which will let me use a 3.5" floppy disk drive in there. The adapter plugs into the floppy pins, and presents a USB interface to the motherboard. That adapter is under $10 USD. In fact, I've seen an adapter card that will do the same but for 5.25" floppy disk drives. So, when I have more money, I should be able to have not only a 3.5" FDD, but a 5.25" FDD in my system, running alongside new solid state drives, Blu-Ray disc drives, and of course a few regular hard drives. It should be pretty fun. Again, no pictures yet but I will share with you guys when I can. For now I'll just post one from my collection. What have you guys been up to?
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>>833 >I don't have my CRT anymore. seems kind of lame to hook it up to an LCD. Yeah, I wish there was a decent replacement for CRTs nowadays. I have some old TVs for playing games on but would probably only keep one if there were a good way of replicating that look straight away.
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Guess what I just got guys...
>>836 Gnarly.
>>837 damn right dude, I got it for free and it cleaned up pretty well. Gonna need a new power supply so that's going to set me back some cash, and I'm out of a job so it'll have to wait a little while. But once I get that I should be in business since it looks like it's in good condition
>>815 Thank you. I just about cried, it's so nolstagic lol

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Fellow Time Traveler 04/06/2020 (Mon) 07:37:43 No.475 [Reply]
I miss video rental stores
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Me too. Everything seemed more special then. While you can find almost anything that your average video store would carry online nowadays, renting a game or a movie felt like a much more significant experience.
Just being able to hold onto something, look at it, manipulate it in your hands is becoming a thing of the past. It's still possible, going for thrift or markets, or small time stores still gives that to you, but the whole rental aspect is sadly and truly dead.
>>477 This. I miss more when owning your movies/music was the norm, before streaming took over. Sure you can still buy physical CDs/DVDs, but nowadays those get released less and less. Also you have shit like Bluray that will outright refuse to play on certain devices... On the bright side we can now rip music from streaming platforms so I guess that's the next best thing?
I have a Family Video near me that's going strong ever since Blockbuster went bust.
>>831 The one where I live went out of business recently. It's sad, but I was glad it was able to hang on for so long. Some of my fondest early childhood memories include renting Super Nintendo games from a Family Video store.

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Webring Fellow Time Traveler 11/21/2019 (Thu) 14:09:58 No.193 [Reply]
Hey there! I have aided some buddies of mine in creating a retro webring in the hopes of inspiring others to make some of their own. Feel free to check it out

https://lawn19.neocities.org/
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>>375 >And what in sam hell is a mobile device? It works fine on my laptop, seems pretty "mobile" to me! Heh >>379 Don't see a reason why "a simple list/directory" can't be considered a webring, I do recall seeing webring websites in the 90s that were just directories. Keep in mind that a "true" webring would require scripts and a database, and neither were that popular in the web 1.0 and 2.0 days. Another anon made a neato webring in >>310
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>>193 >niggermania kek
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>>825 Baste.
>>818 I recognize 4 out of 5 of these. Gotta step my game up.

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Oldtaku General Fellow Time Traveler 09/07/2019 (Sat) 20:44:59 No.9 [Reply]
>ITT: Weeb shit from the Clinton and Bush years
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>>561 >>563 I've watched both. Iria Zeiram might not be, but SEL has got to be among the lowest hanging fruits of all. Here's 3 minutes of footage I crammed into 18MB the other day while testing AV1 video.
>>561 It's weird and hard to follow. But they mention Ted Nelson in one episode.
>>561 Lain fags want to believe its obscure.
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