Internet Turns 43 Today

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Internet Turns 43 Today

Posted 29 October 2012 - 06:36 AM

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Happy 43th Birthday, internet!

"lo."

On October 29, 1969, that message became the first ever to travel between two computers connected via the ARPANET, the computer network that would become the Internet.

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Posted 29 October 2012 - 06:40 AM

happy birthday, internet!
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Posted 29 October 2012 - 06:50 AM

Happy birthday, internet!
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Posted 29 October 2012 - 06:55 AM

Maybe it would be appropriate to share internet stories here? In 1995 I bought my first laptop, while still compiling a wish list for building my first pc. It was fun & all, but it wasn't until 1996 when my friend calvinthedestroyer picked up a PCMCIA card for me that I was able to reach out. It was a 14.4 modem for $35. To get started testing & using the modem I signed up for Juno 's free email service. I would email reader submitted articles to metal magazines if they posted their address. After about a month of that Juno removed their 800 number, & thus my ability to use the service for free as there were no local numbers. After that I signed up for a local ISP & started going on line. It wasn't long before I found irc & the rest is pretty much a blur :)
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Posted 29 October 2012 - 07:09 AM

When I was 11 or 12 I discovered the internets at my friends house. I begged my parents to "get the AOL." Back when they charged like a long distance call. I loved it though, and soon I was writing pages in HTML.

Happy 43rd Interweb!

(lulz I fell for it too)

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Posted 29 October 2012 - 07:52 AM

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Posted 29 October 2012 - 07:56 AM

Lies --- Al Gore created the internet
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Posted 29 October 2012 - 08:03 AM

Does this mean it's going to blow it's retirement on a sports car and have an affair with a stripper?
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Posted 29 October 2012 - 08:10 AM

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View Postno2pencil, on 29 October 2012 - 02:36 PM, said:

Happy 40th Birthday

October 29, 1969

That article is 3 years old.

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Posted 29 October 2012 - 08:12 AM

I R IS GEWD AT MATH! Fewl.

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Posted 29 October 2012 - 08:16 AM

Wow. I thought I was going crazy for a moment there. It read 40 a minute ago. The powers of the mods are mighty indeed.

On topic, Happy Birthday Internet! I hope you get thrown a great party by the Elders of the Internet.
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Posted 29 October 2012 - 08:58 AM

There are an absolute ton of great stories from this period, most of them told in several good books produced in the last decade or so.

One of my favorites concerns the fellow - I forget his name - who was sent to escort the first "Interface Message Processor" to UCLA. The machine was unloaded onto the tarmac, and he described finding it with its very clear "This End Up" arrows, all pointing directly at the ground.
Apparently, as he put it, "the crate had been inverted an odd number of times".
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Posted 29 October 2012 - 09:18 AM

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And now for a birthday joke.



A UDP packet walks into a bar.


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Posted 29 October 2012 - 09:47 AM

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Posted 29 October 2012 - 09:53 AM

Happy birthday, interwebz! Now, when do we get to say happy birthday to the pronz on the interwebz?
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