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[–] Drain0 0 points 81 points (+81|-0) ago 

As someone who had dial-up service and direct dial BBSes in the 80s - 90s and was around to see the birth of the WWW I have to laugh at kids who think they were the first.

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[–] OcculusResurrectio 0 points 28 points (+28|-0) ago 

Seriously. Are they fucking retarded? Dont they remember the internet always being a thing in their stupid insignificant lives? Fuck Facebook! Myspace and Friendster came before it.

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[–] AlwaysInService 0 points 50 points (+50|-0) ago 

Are they fucking retarded?

Yes.

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[–] monkeytennis 0 points 23 points (+23|-0) ago 

This is what unbridled narcissism looks like. ME ME ME LOOK HOW UNIQUE AND IMPORTANT I AM.

I completed the warcraft 1 campaign and was a pretty decent wc2 multiplayer on 56k dialup despite being a young child - where is my self fellating infographic? Oh, I don't get one because its irrelevant and nobody gives a shit.

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[–] Ina_Pickle 1 points 3 points (+4|-1) ago 

I notice neither wikipedia or any of it's less SJW branches are on that list. These little shits are too busy circle jerking to read up on the history of anything much less listen to those with more experience.

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[–] effusive_ermine 1 points 0 points (+1|-1) ago 

Are they fucking retarded?

Define "retarded". Most people are much less intellectually effective than they'd like to believe, myself included.

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[–] OneNutWonder 0 points 21 points (+21|-0) ago  (edited ago)

Ahh yes, back in the day when you'd yell at your sister for picking up the GODDAMN PHONE WHILE YOU WERE USING THE INTERNET. I remember those days.

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[–] teatime 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago  (edited ago)

Or you'd leave the internet connected to download some sweet mp3's only to find out your sister was trying to call home (from a pay phone) to get a ride back from her soccer game...

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[–] theHubrisOfMan 0 points 11 points (+11|-0) ago 

If you weren't around to use AOL free trial discs as coasters..

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[–] Drain0 0 points 5 points (+5|-0) ago 

We were a Prodigy household, but we had hundreds of AOL disks back when they came once a week in the mail, in the back of every computer magazine, hell I think even the grocery stores had a stack of them as you were leaving. You could not get away from the AOL coasters back then.

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[–] strange_69 0 points 9 points (+9|-0) ago 

Remember when the internet was that Wild Wild West instead of a Montessori School?

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[–] Runaway-White-Slave 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

Idk, I remember back in the mid 90's playing on yahoo or some other chat and talking mad shit to people, old-school trolling, AOL basically sent the whole exchange I got reported for in text form and threatened to end the service due to the amount and degree of shit I was typing............. None of it was technically illegal either, just trolling.

Think I was in some "lesbian chat" explaining to those bitches they weren't actually lesbian, they just didn't know it yet, but I was there to help them.... Something along those lines only far more graphic and provocative, with a dialog going on between a few "lesbians" & myself, they weren't happy.

The "Wild Wild West" was there, mostly on the 1st gen Dark Web in places like Warez... Damn access to that shit really fucked me up. So... Certain companies like AOL was always PC/Thought Policing dicks.

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[–] dontforgetaboutevil 2 points 18 points (+20|-2) ago  (edited ago)

You hate people for the poor choices of their parents. Just like my generation was raised by the television because our parents were to exhausted from both working (or being dead or run away etc) this generation is raised by their phones.

You got a problem with the kid. Look at the parent. And frankly you got a problem with the parent, look at the society that spawned them and holds them in bondage, shackled to a paycheck whose value is always diminishing. How are people supposed to raise and educate their kids when both of them have to work and commute on top of it. What did you expect?

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[–] vpoint 0 points 5 points (+5|-0) ago  (edited ago)

There was always a choice, just as you could choose between watching documentaries vs stupid drama tv like big brother you could choose wich sites you visit when the net became popular. Infact good internet selected for higher income in the first place when modems where a thing. Facebook&co became dominant across all incomes, so don't blame it on the innocent people being held down by their bad jobs, it's primarily about how stupid/naive the people are and that's why it infested all socioeconomic groups.

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[–] dontforgetaboutevil 3 points 0 points (+3|-3) ago 

I don't agree with that. It's not being stupid and naive to trust others to be decent and not to play with your mind or manipulate you. It's maybe gullible but it's not stupid. Frankly it is the beautiful innocence that all of society relies and depends on. If everybody came out of the womb a jaded mistrustful bastard there would only be 50 people on the planet and they would be desperately involved in killing each other. Naivete and stupidity are not the same thing.

People ought to live in a world where they can trust the government and businesses to behave in a moral fashion. That we can't do that is not the fault of people as a whole or our species. It's the fault of the sick motherfuckers who have made a family business out of ruling us.

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[–] intrepiddemise 1 points 0 points (+1|-1) ago 

I don't blame "society" for anything. Personal responsibility is important, so I take responsibility for my own failures and expect others to take responsibility for their own poor decisions. The more we blame others for our own failures, the less accountable we become and the worse off everyone ends up being.

Also, implying that a wage-earning job is "slavery" is ridiculously insulting to those individuals who are the children or grandchildren of actual slaves and it belittles the horrors slaves went through. You choose to take a job, you agree to work for the wage when you're hired. Don't like your job? Get more skills or education and find another one. Or get a loan and start your own business. There are options other than sitting in a fucking cubicle your whole life. You're not a slave, and neither is anyone else working in a wage job where they can quit without being jailed or beaten or hanged.

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[–] Daeshaniqua 11 points 0 points (+11|-11) ago  (edited ago)

there are very few jobs these days that leave you too exhausted to give your child some attention. maybe if you worked the coal mines for 10 hours a day or on a assembly line that was an excuse. but, if you're on a computer jacking off doing jackshit for 80% of your day you should be ashamed that you're exhausted from that pseudo work. then people bring up mental exhaustion being an issue in the workplace, which i believe is pretty much another bullshit excuse

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[–] TinyRick 2 points 9 points (+11|-2) ago 

sounds like someone who hasn't been shackled to a desk for years... There's no real discernible difference from physical and mental exhaustion. I work a desk all day, and I am mentally drained by days end, leaving nothing but veg time afterwards.

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[–] dontforgetaboutevil 2 points 3 points (+5|-2) ago 

I don't agree. The desk job I had working IT for a big university was easily the most stressful job I ever had. Frankly any sort of customer facing job has the property of completely sapping a persons willingness to interact with other human beings outside of work hours. If you put effort into a job it's stressful and tiring. If you sit around and play games and goof off then maybe it's not. Perhaps your comment is really a comment about your work ethic.

In any case it would be a much better situation if at least one parent was able to devote themselves to the home and to the children as it has been for most of our history as a species. When I was growing up it was really easy to tell the kids who came from a dual parent household with one of the parents focusing on the kids. They had the nicest lunches and were the happiest and most confident kids in the class.

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[–] mamwad 1 points -1 points (+0|-1) ago 

This is porky's plan.

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[–] M346 0 points 16 points (+16|-0) ago 

All of those companies are the reason the internet sucks now.

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[–] Tetromino 0 points 10 points (+10|-0) ago 

Commercial use was prohibited on the Internet initially. Tax money built it, after all.

Then the lobbyists and bankers got there way, and ruined our network. Meanwhile they forbid the hobbyists who were creating Fidonet from using HAM radio to network their BBSs. Fucking assholes. If it wasn't for the FCC, we'd all have a free community operated network with zero access fees. Bigger the antenna & cache, faster your access and lower latency your relays.

Now the networks are broken as hell, and no one even realizes it. The few remember what might have been, and when it finally arrives it will be in corrupted form, with monthly service fees, full of commercial bullshit.

Ignorance is bliss.

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[–] M346 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago  (edited ago)

Verizon outbid Google on the old TV analog frequencies too, could those have become an open source wireless internet?

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[–] OneNutWonder 6 points 13 points (+19|-6) ago 

Thank god science I was raised by parents.

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[–] jewsbadnews 1 points 16 points (+17|-1) ago 

This is a Kekist website you edgy, heathen neckbeard.

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[–] OneNutWonder 0 points 6 points (+6|-0) ago 

I guess I missed the point of this comic. Ytmnd was launched in 2001. For this comic to make sense to me it needs to include the words aol, yahoo, dialup, irc, and banner ads to mention a few. Or is that the whole point? I'm not good at online sarcasm.

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[–] Mr_Dusk 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

is science single?

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[–] AmaleksHairyAss 0 points 12 points (+12|-0) ago 

This is outdated. 4chan is now about as edgy as Facebook.

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[–] rightbyroy 0 points 10 points (+10|-0) ago 

halfchan

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[–] library_of_stupid 1 points 10 points (+11|-1) ago 

Whoever made either of those images needs to be dragged behind the chemical shed and shot to the back of the head, and then shot again a few times more just to make sure.

I haven't cringed this hard in over a year.

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[–] ForgotMyName 0 points 9 points (+9|-0) ago 

Kids need to get offa my internet lawn. I'm chatting up this hottie in usenet.

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[–] BottomLine 0 points 8 points (+8|-0) ago 

Usenet, where the girls used to be real men, not a bunch of triggered transgenders.

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[–] ForgotMyName 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

Exactly!

A/S/L?

Young, Female, and next door, obviously!

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[–] SocratesOP 0 points 7 points (+7|-0) ago 

How can they be the first when none of them remember installing a 56k modem and grabbing the new aol distro, then waking up the parents because dial up sounds like aliens invading your home? Then after saying fuck the internet because it takes 5 minutes to load things so you grab your floppy disk copy of duke nukem instead

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