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#16 exotoxic

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Posted 14 October 2013 - 19:26

I cant remember the first thing but at school we had to use a search engine to find info on "Eiffel tower".

 

At home set up an email address and searched for naked ladies. :rofl:




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Posted 14 October 2013 - 19:44

First thing i can think of was Napster!

First song i got from it was Britney Spears - Born to Make you Happy. Took about 40 minutes to download :laugh:

 

I soon removed it as i didn't know much and thought i'd get found out. Also i was only allowed an hour a night as it was expensive to use the Internet back then.



#18 NightScreams

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Posted 14 October 2013 - 19:51

3DFX Voodoo drivers. 

I remember I purchased my first discreet card, a Diamond riva or SIS chip I think? I couldn't run Half Life nor much of anything else. So I got the Voodoo card but it ran like crap. Manual said I may need to update the drivers via internet so that was actually the only reason I initially got it. I watched ZDTV at the time so that was the first website I went to after I got the driver. Game did run better but it took a few years until hardware got good enough to run most games ok at least. I also remember all the ones with OpenGL option ran terrible. Glide was where it was at. I had AOL, didn't take me long to hook up with some local girls on there and loved the internet ever since, was easier than going to the bar.



#19 The Dingus Diddler

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Posted 14 October 2013 - 20:04

Pictures of Homer Simpson for a presentation I had to do in class, must have been 1999 or 2000 when I was 8.



#20 vcfan

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Posted 14 October 2013 - 20:17

warez, cracks, porn, ezines



#21 +Nik L

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Posted 14 October 2013 - 20:19

1995 I was at an open day at Oxford university looking at their new PC lab.  They were showing off their Internet connection and said to go play.  The first site I ever went to was IMDB looking at Pulp Fiction.



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Posted 14 October 2013 - 20:39

Was most likely flash games and Pokémon after school in the computer room.



#23 ShockD

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Posted 15 October 2013 - 21:57

I discovered the internet relatively late. My first touch to it wasn't even at my home. I remember that I searched for pictures and I was very fascinated when the search engine came up with relevant results.

 

Then I had this dial-up connection installed at home that I used only occasionally for school stuff as it had this per-second fee that was super expensive.



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Posted 15 October 2013 - 22:15

The first time I used and saw the internet was through a friend that had America On Line around probably 1994 and the very first thing I remember doing was getting into an AOL chat room and chatting with someone in Germany who I didn't have the slightest clue who they were, I was amazed at how that instant conversation was happening so easily and between me and a person in the other side of the world for free, it was an incredible experience, I was hooked! a week later I bought my first computer at Circuit City for $300 lol it was a Pavilion by Hewlett Packard :-)



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Posted 16 October 2013 - 00:13

No idea. It was 1997 and I was 8 years old.

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Posted 16 October 2013 - 02:05

About 20 extra programs I seemed to need to run my computer. :/





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