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sweet thursday
Sep 16, 2012



When I think about "the other day" it's the early 00's. In reality 28 Days Later came out almost 20 years ago and all of the WW2 vets are either decrepit or dead. The world has passed us by and we didn't even realize it.

Post things that happened in the meantime of us getting old:

For instance what ever happened to William Hung? The She Bangs guy?

A gentleman and a philosopher to this day.

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Nooner
Mar 26, 2007

I am Nooner



William Hung was getting his master's or something at CSUN while I was there he wore a yellow wind breaker jacket every day

feelix
Nov 27, 2016



lol he became a loving cop

Cubone
May 26, 2011

Because it never leaves its bedroom, no one has ever seen this poster's real face.

feelix posted:

lol he became a loving cop

let's hope he doesn't bang

no um

gonna be real controversy if he bangs

no no

oh baby, gonna be real controversy if he bangs? 🤔


ah
let's hope technical crime analysts aren't given service pistols, or he might just give new meaning to "she bangs"

I got there

Chief McHeath
Apr 23, 2002



Good job doing math op I didn't even know that if you went back 20 years it would be 20 years ago

Pimpcasso
Mar 13, 2002

We're still wearing the fucking hats!


I was browsing the sa forums in the college library because I had dial up at home

sweet thursday
Sep 16, 2012



Chief McHeath posted:

Good job doing math op I didn't even know that if you went back 20 years it would be 20 years ago
2002 drat you are old as hell!

sweet thursday
Sep 16, 2012



2002 drat YOU ARE OLD AS HELL! for your old rear end eyes lol

DarkSoulsTantrum
Apr 6, 2011

this kills the crab

Sure, they're visually impressive, but a lot of posters find large avatars physically uncomfortable. Furthermore, the owners of large avatars often rely on their size alone and don't bother to develop more refined posting techniques.





This year will be the Porcelain Anniversary of 9/11. What are you gonna get it?

PinheadSlim
Apr 2, 2015

FRIENDS for EVER

DarkSoulsTantrum posted:

This year will be the Porcelain Anniversary of 9/11. What are you gonna get it?

Colonel Cancer
Sep 26, 2015

Tune into the fireplace channel, you absolute buffoon

Building twin towers out of Legos but it's just not the same

ClamdestineBoyster
Aug 15, 2015



Faaaaaaaaart.

Animal-Mother
Feb 14, 2012

RABBIT RABBIT
RABBIT RABBIT

Cubone posted:

I got there
The journey was long and treacherous.

dee eight
Dec 18, 2002

The Spirit
of Maynard



2001 was 53 years ago stop telling lies

imdb posted:

After discovering a mysterious artifact buried beneath the Lunar surface, mankind sets off on a quest to find its origins with help from intelligent supercomputer H.A.L. 9000.
Director: Stanley Kubrick
Writers: Stanley Kubrick (screenplay by), Arthur C. Clarke (screenplay by)
Stars: Keir Dullea, Gary Lockwood, William Sylv

Sid Vicious
Jan 1, 1970




wow rember 9/11

Applewhite
Aug 16, 2014

IN THE GRIM BARKNESS
OF THE FUTURE
THERE ARE ONLY DOGS



Nap Ghost

Sid Vicious posted:

wow rember 9/11

What like the emergency services number?

Sid Vicious
Jan 1, 1970




Applewhite posted:

What like the emergency services number?

thats 411 i think ?

Applewhite
Aug 16, 2014

IN THE GRIM BARKNESS
OF THE FUTURE
THERE ARE ONLY DOGS



Nap Ghost

Sid Vicious posted:

thats 411 i think ?

No thatís information. Iíd never forget 411.

Laterite
Mar 14, 2007

It's Gutfest '89

Grimey Drawer

Pimpcasso posted:

I was browsing the sa forums in the college library because I had dial up at home

I spent the summer using Morpheus and eDonkey to download music and tv shows to my GIS workstation and then burning it all to CDs because our campus had 100MB ethernet and 90% of the student population flees from May-August so I pretty much had the entire network to myself.

Philthy
Jan 28, 2003



Pillbug

was probably looking at porn

Laterite
Mar 14, 2007

It's Gutfest '89

Grimey Drawer

Oh and that was about when I started reading the front page and dipping in to the forums. Thinking it was likely a Cliff Yablonski article that was my first introduction to the site.

Telsa Cola
Aug 19, 2011

No... this is all wrong... this whole operation has just gone completely sidewaysface


Nooner posted:

William Hung was getting his master's or something at CSUN while I was there he wore a yellow wind breaker jacket every day

Was it you who used to post those 7-11 free slurpy day threads because I swear to god you took a photo of some randos on the street and I instantly knew who one of them was.

Prettz
Sep 2, 2002


ah yes, I remember failing all my college classes because it was the heyday of PC games and of PC game piracy

Comp-U-Shit
Nov 14, 2008


William Hung was part of the pokemon card game scene in California when I was a kid. I would see him at tournaments big tournaments regularly.

Heated Gaming Moment
Feb 27, 2016

YOSPOS




Not to be a butthole op but twenty years of history and you chose to highlight William Hung?

sweet thursday
Sep 16, 2012



Yes

tango alpha delta
Sep 9, 2011

Ask me about my wealthy lifestyle and passive income! I love bragging about my wealth to my lessers! My opinions are more valid because I have more money than you! Stealing the fruits of the labor of the working class is okay, so long as you don't do it using crypto. More money = better than!


my youngest child was born.

Devils Affricate
Jan 22, 2010


Dark Souls came out a decade ago

BigBadSteve
Apr 29, 2009

Self Defense
Nil Satanus carborundum

Yeshua akbar!
(Xtian anarchisto, no bombo)


I hope Mr Hung had a huge dick so he could tell the ladies "My name is Hung and baby you better believe I'm HUNG."

Very 'naughties.'

syntaxfunction
Oct 27, 2010


I was eleven. It was simpler times. Far worse, but simpler. Also it was a time where being on the cutting edge of tech was dead simple.

Heath
Apr 29, 2008



I don't remember poo poo about 2002

d0s
Jun 28, 2004



syntaxfunction posted:

Far worse, but simpler. Also it was a time where being on the cutting edge of tech was dead simple.

other than a few underwhelming advances in technology like phones no longer having buttons I honestly can't see how. what does it mean to be on the "cutting edge of tech" in the current year and what's great about it? genuinely curious, I am old and if you offered me to spend the rest of my days living the early 2000s in a loop vs. the current timeline I'd take it and not miss anything, convince me otherwise?

syntaxfunction
Oct 27, 2010


d0s posted:

other than a few underwhelming advances in technology like phones no longer having buttons I honestly can't see how. what does it mean to be on the "cutting edge of tech" in the current year and what's great about it? genuinely curious, I am old and if you offered me to spend the rest of my days living the early 2000s in a loop vs. the current timeline I'd take it and not miss anything, convince me otherwise?

I was more commenting on my personal situation, not like society as a whole or whatever. Cutting edge of tech I was referring to the 2000s being like you knew some CSS or could remote bash or whatever and it was impressive.

Now there's like a billion specific technologies used to run things and it is very complicated but also hella cool.

SilvergunSuperman
Aug 6, 2010



Yeah but we've really jammed the gas on hell world, early aughts was at least still somewhat running on optimistic 90s fumes.

d0s
Jun 28, 2004



syntaxfunction posted:

Now there's like a billion specific technologies used to run things and it is very complicated but also hella cool.

thats the thing though, "running things" just seems like monetizing attention by serving skinner box content in a thousand different ways, as far as the end product goes. I know the raw technology behind some of that stuff is impressive as its own thing but it's being used for things that are either boring or vaguely dystopian, from what I've seen. to use your example, what's the 2021 equivalent of having a shell box so you can IRC from school and serve stupid websites? I've seen advances in technology but they're more interesting on an academic level than "that's awesome and it will make my life cooler in this measurable way that couldn't happen in the past, the future rules", when it felt like stuff like that was happening repeatedly during the 80's, 90's, and early 2000s, and there was an incentive to keep up with technology beyond a paycheck. the self driving car I guess? I like driving though

pre-emptive

Vice President
Jul 4, 2007

I'm number two around here.


Applewhite posted:

No that’s information. I’d never forget 411.

brb using 1-800-COLLECT to call information

Gentle Autist
Jun 4, 2003



i dont think my kids generation will really give a poo poo about ww2 and get mildly obsessed with the history like I did

Devils Affricate
Jan 22, 2010


d0s posted:

thats the thing though, "running things" just seems like monetizing attention by serving skinner box content in a thousand different ways, as far as the end product goes. I know the raw technology behind some of that stuff is impressive as its own thing but it's being used for things that are either boring or vaguely dystopian, from what I've seen. to use your example, what's the 2021 equivalent of having a shell box so you can IRC from school and serve stupid websites? I've seen advances in technology but they're more interesting on an academic level than "that's awesome and it will make my life cooler in this measurable way that couldn't happen in the past, the future rules", when it felt like stuff like that was happening repeatedly during the 80's, 90's, and early 2000s, and there was an incentive to keep up with technology beyond a paycheck. the self driving car I guess? I like driving though

VR is pretty fun I guess. Give Beat Saber a try if you ever get the chance.

Xaintrailles
Aug 14, 2015



Prettz posted:

ah yes, I remember failing all my college classes because it was the heyday of PC games

It's the heyday of PC games right now. Better re-enroll.

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Nooner
Mar 26, 2007

I am Nooner



Prettz posted:

ah yes, I remember failing all my college classes because it was the heyday of PC games and of PC game piracy

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