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if you're an old zoomer / were poor, you saw plenty of 90s stuff 
i'm 22, and used windows xp on the family computer till 2009 
also grew up with VHS tapes, and all the classic movies too
90% of the youth today under the age of 30 only seem to know what's on their smartphones, at least that is my experience with some of them. Not saying all of them are dumb, some of them do better than I did in school, but they are definitely distracted by their gadgets and always seem to need some kind of new online stimulation.

You must be a rare exception. If you can manage one day completely offline, and be able to hang out with friends IRL offline, congrats, you are very mature for your typical age group.
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old video games suck lol you have one button and a joystick you just move left and right and jump
old people must be retarded from all the lead poisoning, games and computers are way better now because they arent made by idiots
we should throw old shit in the trash
I'm not a gamer so I can't speak for video games, but older computers work just fine depending what operating systems you run on them, and how you use them. I have an old PC running Windows XP even today, I use it to store my personal files offline. I don't have any bloatware on it and I can still run a bunch of programs and rip CDs or DVDs with it and use up about 10% CPU max. Since it doesn't go online it won't be vulnerable to viruses, control freaks at Microsoft can't get to it remotely and fuck it up, hackers can't get into it, blah.

As for
> computers are way better now

The hardware is much better today. The operating systems today ARE NOT BETTER AT ALL!!!' Newer operating systems are full of unnecessary bloatware that need unnecessary routine updating and endless "patches" that don't make it any less vulnerable. I totally disagree with you on that statement, the programmers today suck ass. I would totally stick with an obscure Linux OS and an older de-bloated Windows system than ever run anything new on my computers or laptops.

As for all that newer "smart" tech, any utility that needs to be online just to use it is not worth jack shit to me. I'll stick with my older utilities.
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> my 1000 line of code operating system with no features is wayyy better than a modern operating system with a million features
lol sure dude dumbass grandpa die already nobody uses ms dos anymore or plays dooom even dumbass im playing call of duty
Imagine that you have a 486DX2-66 system and yet have to scale down fucking DOOM because your graphics card is so shit, LOL
That's because you are intentionally lazy or illiterate, which is none of my concern. At least I'm not the one having to deal with unnecessary bloat (spyware) from botnets like Windows 10 with their constant routine "updates" (read: botnet theft of all your data). Everything I own is older and yet I have everything needed to function properly without much inconvenience.
Again, I said nothing about video games, I'm not a gamer. I can't say which games work better with whatever hardware, firmware or software. What I DO KNOW is that older operating systems are much better for basic average tasks and if used properly will not take up nearly as much CPU (meaning they can run tasks faster than modern operating systems that are full of bloat). I know this because I keep track of the system threads and processes running in the background of my operating system with computer forensic/analytic software and am very picky what services/processes run in the background.
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> If you can manage one day completely offline
thats easy as fuck, but also boring as fuck, there is nothing to do these days, that doesn't require some kind of online tech, at least where i live
i dream for the day i can be able to just leave the house & enjoy nature, instead, i am surrounded by a few hundred miles of creosote, sand, and ghettos 
> and be able to hang out with friends IRL offline
the only non-online friend i have that isn't my father is an elderly man that i sometimes go to talk guns with
i legit can't see myself being friends with people my age, even a bit above, gen X is the cutoff generation for those who i can relate to, anything less than them makes me feel like i'm talking to a glorified child 
i'm not even saying that "i'm so mature lol", its just that most "younger" people tend to have no self control or interest in independent activities, like, no shit a generation of people raised in front of a TV displaying the degeneration of america aren't fully functional adults, they're the progenitor of the ipad kids
> i dont think you know anything

The amount of code an operating system has doesn't matter as long as the code itself can function as the user intends it to. You can have 10,000 lines of code and upgrade the operating system with 8,000 more lines of new code but if the recent 8,000 lines of new code is unnecessary it can compromise the functionality of the original 10,000 lines of code. It's similar to government, you can throw as much taxpayer money as you want to expand government but that doesn't mean you get a better government. I'd much rather have something small of value rather than something massive, over-complicated and burdensome. To me that's convenience.

> discord

I don't use any social media service that requires user registration so I only visit anonymous boards like this.
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wow, are you autistic? i love autistic people
> I don't use any social media service that requires user registration so I only visit anonymous boards like this.
make an account
Believe it or not there was a time where "autism" did not exist, and whatever anyone proposed, theorized or concluded was taken into consideration by others, and then debated, either to be accepted or rejected based on other opinions and conclusions, not of the person but the facts or theory presented by that person. Once upon a time the same went for "conspiracy theories" and if you know where this concludes I rest my case.

> make an account

I can only promise to look at this online service and take a look at the TOS and user registration requirements. I will absolutely reject any service telling me I cannot use my VPN, Tor, or any service requiring a real phone number or social security number. My OPSEC precautions are rigid but remain effective.
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such a cute autistic response
> My OPSEC precautions are rigid but remain effective.
i love it when they say "opsec" but they're too dumb to use a decent vpn and pay $0.002 monero for a phone number to verify an account

like cmon sweetie, do you really expect me to believe you have proper "OPSEC" when you can't even create an account on the most basic platform?
I allowed Javascript to run, along with temporary DOM access to discord. I put in a spoofed email account, random user name and faked birth date: typical OPSEC procedure.

It took me to this link: https://discord.com/channels/@me

It simply does not show me anything or allow me to go anywhere. Besides, Discord said their service was for video and audio chat, with text communication enabled. Text is all you would get from me anyway, as I physically removed the microphone and camera from this old laptop years ago [not that WebRTC is even activated for my web browser anyway]. Considering that I refuse to install unknown third party proprietary software on my OS it is best I simply talk here instead. I would not disclose anything else about myself that I wouldn't disclose publicly otherwise anyway.

> do you really expect me to believe you have proper "OPSEC" when you can't even create an account on the most basic platform?

Believe whatever you want. I've talked a lot of shit in the past to a lot of people including hackers over numerous chans and I've never once been doxed or had my system compromised, even when some have tried. It's not like I store anything personal on this old laptop anyway even if it were hacked and to me .sqlite browser cache is considered personal no matter what and that all gets the Gutmann treatment, routinely.
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so what you're telling me is you were too stupid to bypass the most simple security ever because you used a junk ass email provider and you're not actually as good at opsec as you thought?

dude just admit it already: you couldn't get past discord's security if you wanted to
obviously you can't
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weird how i use a secure operating system, have my discord account running on information not tied to me, + its in a sandbox and there are no issues. when does my opsec fall apart?
> you used a junk ass email provider

Yes, a one time temp email only, and it's not like I don't wipe my browser cache routinely and use a VPN.

> dude just admit it already: you couldn't get past discord's security if you wanted to

What kind of security is that exactly? They're providing a service that people who take their own personal privacy/security measures can't use? That's just too inconvenient for me, I never said I was a hacker, I just said I use basic OPSEC.
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you should just live with me and let me handle all your security and stuff for you, you don't seem to know what you're doing in life
i can give you a nice home and your own room if you want
I know enough, I'm no super hacker expert or anything, but I know enough what kind of info I desire to give out, and what I will not give away. If social media networks don't accept this, I simply move on. No big deal for me. But thanks for the offer, I don't have it as bad as most of you may think, I'm actually upper middle class mostly due to family inheritance over the years.
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> I don't have it as bad as most of you may think
sounds pretty shit, anyone can become middle class without even trying at all. why dont you live a real life? :)
Americans scream tyranny makes you safer, but actually the police state actually increases danger.

Now instead of worrying about criminals, you also need to be avoid the Gestapo and terrorist bombings that are a response to tyranny.

Americans do not seem to understand that tyranny leads to having a dictator because everyone who is a danger is killed off.
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Why bust my ass to "climb the latter" just to crawl into the same den of thieves and corrupt scoundrels I truly despise today? I'm perfectly fine being middle class and not having to compromise my moral, ethics and soul honestly, that's why.
Not bad for a den or a bedroom, but I'd still use a plasma TV set for the main living room/family room area (along with a DVD player and external USB drives loaded with old movies/shows/ripped media).
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Audio cassette player is build in left Philips's device. I used to have a VHS-player too, but it seems useless in my area, because I literally cant find any good content for low budget   
Plot twist: I am seventeen yo guy from eastern Europe
I still have my Sony DVD-VCR combo player that will play DVD or VHS tapes. The only problem is I had to throw away many of my old VHS tapes because, over time, they'd develop what is not too commonly known as "bit rot" due to the quality of the magnetic tape. Overall VHS actually loses quality over the years due to bit rot and eventually this will cause errors and glitches when playing the video cassettes. Similar to having to throw away old audio cassettes from the late 80s due to the horrible quality of sound 30+ years later. DVDs will last a lot longer as long as you keep them protected, stored properly and away from humidity or higher temperature.
I remember talking to somebody on 8chan years ago about the storage life of a DVD. Apparently DVD can get bit rot too after long-term use. It also depends how they are stored and the environmental conditions they are stored, they should be kept away from heat, humidity and sunlight, protected from dust build-up or from being scratched easily. The brand of DVD might matter too, some brands make cheaper ones that may not last as long. Average lifespan of DVDs appear to be anywhere up to 100 years, according to most websites: https://www.sony.com/electronics/support/articles/00009195

I recommend getting an 8TB external drive to store your favorite media for backup, not just relying on something that can, and eventually will, wear and tear.
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Inverter setup: 2x 2,500 watt inverters and 2x 1,000 watt inverters in the underground bunker. Have several 12V solar trickle chargers for the 12V batteries (not shown in the photo) and one regular 12V trickle charger that can use the power grid on a normal basis to charge the six 12V batteries (seen on top of the inverter rack). This helps run my two deep freezers, a refrigerator plus several LED lights, a laptop and a couple smaller appliances off-grid when need be. When off-grid I simply use the solar trickle chargers to re-power the 12V batteries outside. It's not exactly "old-school" since many preppers have similar set-ups, but it is low tech none-the-less.
I have an old Optiplex 380 with 1 GB RAM that runs Windows Vista on it, debloated from Microsoft's unnecessary crapware with auto-update disabled. It runs just fine, I can rip CDs and DVDs, convert files, run just about anything I need including office software and it hardly takes up any CPU at all, even when running multiple tasks! Super fast and reliable. That technology is almost 20 year old and it still runs just fine!

I've heard about those newer Microsoft operating systems and they suck ass. Slower, bloated to the brim with spyware that wastes up CPU, random forced "auto-updates" which can only be completed if you hook the system up online, user has next to no control over system admin settings.... NO THANKS!! You can keep that newer garbage we would called botnets back in the day. I'll keep my older utilities that actually function the way I desire them to.
I find it's tolerable up to Windows 7, but that's when it stops. At least with the older Windblows operating systems you can somewhat "reverse engineer" and de-bloat them via System Admin tools, registry editor and whatever process manager you use. Which is exactly what I did for my Vista and it works very very well. Uses very little CPU even when I have multiple software programs running. As far as office software? You can get an older pirated Microsoft Office or better yet get the open-sourced LibreOffice for free which will do anything Microsoft Office can do.
clickfests! I remember hating those.
Then 40K came out with "pause-with-command" that fixed it.

Also, why am I the first one posting anything of this nature? Seriously? How young are you all?
Where is there an archive to see everything related to the 90s though? Maybe a tumblr page is available?
LOL, you could simply go to a used computer shop somewhere and find a lot of those old computer towers sitting around waiting to be sold again. I see a lot of later 90s and early 2000s technology sold at flea markets as well, from VCRs to DVD players, old stereo systems with cassette decks and CD shufflers, heck I've seen older shit than that being sold too like record players. Anything you want is still available you just got to go out and look for those still selling it, and make sure if you buy something you test them out first, sometimes you can get ripped off buying old defunct shit. Good Will sells a lot of that older used stuff too and they have extensions and power strips hooked up so you can test all that older tech to make sure it still works. Hint: it doesn't always still work.
I would still have to disagree, right now I am using an older computer and an old OS (~14 or so years 'outdated'), de-bloated it from unnecessary software and services and it works great and fast, I can run multiple tasks at a time and still have around 80% CPU and 60% memory unused. Try comparing that with any modern shit-infested Windows or Macintosh system lol.
what fucking a faggot lmfao. You think we don't know about Doom and 9x windows? I bet you haven't' heard of iphones then grandpa and think I don't know what  cd is
I've actually heard of a fad regarding younger generations starting to collect old vinyl records and you know all the old timer merchants out there are making loads of profit selling that stuff marked up in price. Go to any popular flea market and you will see people selling boxes of them.
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> Post stuff Zoomers will never understand or get just how incredible it was the feeling of being around at the time and playing those things when they originally came out

If you like that OP, you should look into Vaporwave. It's 90s/80s era goodness mixed with modern and ancient aesthetics. You'll raly raly like it
I once had a bunch of those old big clunky PC monitors stashed in a big closet years ago, bought from garage sales and computer stores over the years. Tons of PC towers and spare computer parts too. Had to get rid of a lot of it just to save space. I kept bringing in newer stuff and didn't want to end up going the way of an average hoarder with piles of electronics collecting dust lol.
I still have my Panasonic 5 disc CD changer w/ a double deck cassette player/recorder. It still works like a charm. If I recall I bought it late 90s or maybe early 2000s.
I remember back in the late 90s anons were posting memes about the CIA being able to hack computers and make them explode on targeted enemies. So many people actually believed it too lol.
XP by far was the best Windows platform, only it is somewhat limited in what kind of media you can play these days, or what kinds of software can run on it. If you like anything modern you have to at least run a Vista if not Windows 7 Pro. :/ Or of-course you can switch to Linux if you don't mind relying on open-source software for everything.
> XP by far was the best Windows platform, only it is somewhat limited in what kind of media you can play these days, or what kinds of software can run on it. If you like anything modern you have to at least run a Vista if not Windows 7 Pro. :/ Or of-course you can switch to Linux if you don't mind relying on open-source software for everything.

It was so good that Microsoft did everything it could to make every OS after it as different from XP as possible. Because MS is awful

Very retro. Nice. Your picture fits your post
Since the faggot has to bump all his nonsense redundant one sentence threads once again I'll be bumping this thread again.
Did you know that you didn't ALWAYS have a tiny personal computer in your pocket complete with camera at all times? That you paid attention to the outside world when you were outside? That unless you were watching TV or playing video games you weren't staring into a glowing rectangle and *gasp* possibly talking to real live human beings?
I don't own a smartphone and today I talked to 7 people, 4 of them distant neighbors who came over to my place for a while to chat and have a couple drinks with. Was a very beautiful day outside.
No phones, no tablets, computer had no games and was for dad only, either NES or playing outside.
Computers still had games, they were just installed by using floppy or disk drives and the graphics were nothing spectacular or anything remotely like they are today. There were phones but they were not connected to the internet, they were landline phones and you had to use the landline to connect to the internet (so no calling anyone up while using the internet). NES, SNES, Sega Genesis, PlayStation 1 and the N64 were the main video game systems back then. Many kids started getting hooked on video games during the late 80s and throughout the 90s, although to be fair many still were playing outside and would hang out face to face too. It was sort of a mixed generation of nerds, jocks, goths, juvenile delinquents and average suburban kids.
this was unironically one of the first videogames i ever played when i was like 6 years old it just happened to be on the pc at the time
XP was the last OS designed to actually work well

That alone, a working computer, is just something newfags will never understand.  Search aggregates didn't censor results either, so you could just google shit like CP and the shit would come up.  Awesome times, all software was free on everything
commercials in the 50's : "pay us for our awesome product"
commercials now: "pay us to stop ruining your life with commercials"
govt in the 90's: murderers need to be stopped
govt in 2024: you're a murderer if you don't let us kill people
books in 2020: *capitalizes adjectives like black, forty editors pass it over*
books in 1650: "You're an author, and you started a sentence with a conjunction? You even calitalized it!  kys"
dating in 30 AD: pay me 3000$ and you can have mt virgin 8yo
dating in 2001: you expect me to pay for Panda Express?  I've only been with five guys
conversations in 1860: Killing the government will require federation
conversations in 2019: Fed!! I'm reporting you!!!!
suing people in Rome: "Did this product he sold you promise false relief?"
suing people un USA: "Actually, the water is fine.  We cleared the invisible germs that really exist so you can't sue us, I mean them"
lawsuits in 1850: this man is a doctor who lied, hang him
lawsuits in 2001: someone already settled out of court, your 5$ is in the commercial ads just call them
religion in 1750: God curses all negroed explicitly multiple times in the Bible
religion in 2000: I wrote a new Bible!
movies in 1988: "We need to make people scream aloud and beg at the screen for a satisfactory climax"
movies in 2015: Tranny niggers
anime in 1999: this chick grows a dick and fucks everyone to hell, people will love this
anime in 2010: this dude gets fucked in his ass
becoming popular in 1993: I'm the most successful guitarist on Earth
becoming popular in 2008: Facebook advertised my post about doctors castrating me and I got three thousand bot-likes
doctors in 42 AD:  This medicine appears to cure the disease
doctors in 2025: the government said it works, are you sure you have a headache?
counter-culture in 1970: fuck everything everyone else says to do
counter-culture in 1980: black people are just like us if you let them fuck your ass!
paying for stuff in 1490: that'll be three pennies
paying for stuff in 1960: four dollars plus eight cents for tax plus two dollar tip is 03710207.0
drug dealers in 1300: here this will poison them
drug dealers in 1990: here this will poison you
porn in 100 BC: I'm gonna pay a woman 10$ to get me off
porn in 2020: Dammit I saw this one already
working in 100 AD:  I'll pay you 50$ tonight to labor with us
working in 1950: I'll pay you 1 divided by 30 90 every 60 and three quarters minutes minus a third break and a lunch and a half... at the end of the week if you come on your day off and get your check
Yes, true. I switched to Linux. I still have one operating system with Windows 7 but it's been de-bloated using Sys Admin tools and the registry editor (I disabled and removed all the unnecessary crap including all the auto-update shit). Windows 7 works pretty good in classic mode once de-bloated (if you know how to do it properly that is).
Sucks to be a zoomer, missed that by 5-10 years. I used XP in elementary school but barely. At least in old enough to remember rage comics.

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