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  1. Joe_Cool

    Joe_Cool Never trust a woman or a government. Moderator

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    I first accessed the internet in 1994. My first actual internet operation was "telnet internic.net". I used lynx and gopher to track down mosaic and save it to my home directory on the server, then I had to use xmodem (kermit never worked for me) to transfer it to my PC.

    My university didn't have PPP or SLIP, so I downloaded "twinsock" - Troy's Winsock - to get a direct connection to the network. You had to run a stub on the server end and another on the client end. They talked to each other over the dialup connection and emulated an actual winsock connection from my pc to the internet.

    The first website I ever opened with my brand new graphical browser was http://www.unm.edu/

    Remember when life was simple? :mamoru:
     
  2. samm

    samm Next in Line

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    I remember using Mosaic when I visited the local University computer lab on weekends in 1994. My first internet experience at home was using eWorld on my Mac LCII.
     
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    i was still in like elementary/gradeschool, so i was out killing bear and buffalo in black and white (for the most part) oregon trail. and playing various other 5.5inch floppy games.
     
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    daviid cell tower tech

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    first website we tried typing was "[email protected]" because we saw it in the magazine. first one i ever got to was nascar.com. this was in 93 or 94 i think
     
  5. StevesVR4

    StevesVR4 Get Arrested

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    My highschool and college both were running Mosaic when I attended them. :o
     
  6. Moistfly

    Moistfly Anal Bum Cover

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    I used it for awhile because it was bundled with Netcom's ISP bundle ... which also had telnet, gopher and irc capabilities ... Much better way to start using the net than AOL was at the time :o
     
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    cmsurfer ºllllllº

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    I used Mosaic way back when. I probably still have the software at home :big grin:
     
  8. Joe_Cool

    Joe_Cool Never trust a woman or a government. Moderator

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    Remember AOL's huge ad campaign? "NOW WITH ACCESS TO THE WORLD WIDE WEB!!!!!"
     
  9. Aimless

    Aimless Resident drunkey

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    I used Mosaic and read alt.2600

    :coold:
     
  10. deusexaethera

    deusexaethera OT Supporter

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    Damn. I never even heard of the internet until late late 1996. I feel left out. I like being an early adopter. At least I had a hard drive mp3 player a year before the first iPod came out.

    Then again, I never missed the internet before I had it, so...(shrugs)

    I built a DOS computer a year ago just for kicks. It used a graphical desktop program and a graphical internet browser called Arachne. It was fun for a week.
     
  11. Penguin Man

    Penguin Man Protect Your Digital Liberties

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    I don't quite remember Mosaic, but I do remember Beta testing Netscape 3.0.
     
  12. Deevan

    Deevan Active Member

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    Remember when you had to prove you lived in the US to download a 128 bit SSL enabled browser?
     
  13. col_panic

    col_panic calm like a bomb Moderator

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    i remember using trumpet winsock but i don't recall my first provider or where my first shell was :dunno:
     
  14. Joe_Cool

    Joe_Cool Never trust a woman or a government. Moderator

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    :rofl: Yeah I forgot all about that. It was such a big deal when ITAR relaxed the crypto export restrictions.
     
  15. Yep

    Yep Knick knack paddy whack, give the old dog a bone

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    That was a fucking joke... kind of like DVD movie encryption.
     
  16. Penguin Man

    Penguin Man Protect Your Digital Liberties

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    Kind of funny, since now it's largely the opposite. To download many things, you have to say that you're outside the US, since in the US they violate silly copyright laws and such.
     
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    Javi Active Member

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    1995, University of Houston library. Good times.
     
  19. TheRider

    TheRider Geeky OT Supporter

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    First domain registered by a ex-friend in April 1st 1986, my first was in the 90's though. I think he pretty much had one of the first domains registered.
     
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    bobbyseatbelt New Member

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    used it in the way back, long long ago w/ windows for wg 3.11 + trumpet winsock... moved to netscape soon thereafter. still use lynx a lot :rolleyes:
     
  21. tempus

    tempus Going quietly insane. OT Supporter

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    Mosaic, yeah, I remember that. I also remember switching to Netscape after a while, because it supported both JPEG and GIF. :o
     

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