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streaming Netflix in 1995

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posted on Mar, 25 2018 @ 10:22 AM
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this is pretty cute.
all you need is a powerful computer and if you click smart stream in only 11 hours you can start streaming.

hahahahahah





posted on Mar, 25 2018 @ 10:25 AM
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I kind of miss the clicking and whirring of the old dial-up modem.
Waiting two hours to see some titty pics.
Kids these days don't know the struggle.



posted on Mar, 25 2018 @ 10:28 AM
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a reply to: TinySickTears

That's awesome!
Been waiting for something like this to be invented.
I just started the smart-stream download of Turner and Hooch. It said it will be ready to enjoy in 21 hrs using my modem. Good thing I have a second line, I need to call and order PizzaPizza later on.



edit on 25-3-2018 by EmmanuelGoldstein because: AVOID THE NOID!!!



posted on Mar, 25 2018 @ 10:32 AM
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That "eeeeee-shhhhhh eeeeee-shhhhhh eeeeeee-shhhhhhh" when you heard data being downloaded on a 56K modem.
Every one of those was 8K being downloaded over 2 seconds. The download meter was in Kilobytes not Megabytes.



posted on Mar, 25 2018 @ 10:41 AM
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originally posted by: skunkape23
I kind of miss the clicking and whirring of the old dial-up modem.
Waiting two hours to see some titty pics.
Kids these days don't know the struggle.


i remember 56k hitting up old p2p stuff.

looking for t1 line connections that were still not too common.

1 song takes hours.

it was hard times man

i was on netflix when it was all through the mail. overall it was pretty good but i got a broken dvd a couple times.

lots of time ripping and shrinking

as i said... times were tough



posted on Mar, 25 2018 @ 10:42 AM
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originally posted by: stormcell
That "eeeeee-shhhhhh eeeeee-shhhhhh eeeeeee-shhhhhhh" when you heard data being downloaded on a 56K modem.
Every one of those was 8K being downloaded over 2 seconds. The download meter was in Kilobytes not Megabytes.



or the terror of being online. your page just loaded after 2 minutes. you type some # up. hit enter and someone picks up the phone.

hahahahahah

it sucked so bad



posted on Mar, 25 2018 @ 10:48 AM
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originally posted by: skunkape23
Waiting two hours to see some titty pics.
Kids these days don't know the struggle.


Quoted for truth.



posted on Mar, 25 2018 @ 10:53 AM
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originally posted by: stormcell
That "eeeeee-shhhhhh eeeeee-shhhhhh eeeeeee-shhhhhhh" when you heard data being downloaded on a 56K modem.
Every one of those was 8K being downloaded over 2 seconds. The download meter was in Kilobytes not Megabytes.

56K...I feel like a caveman in a spaceship. The future is now.



posted on Mar, 25 2018 @ 11:09 AM
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a reply to: TinySickTears
This was the first modem I had, and it was blazing fast at 300 baud.
The worst part was when we only had a single phone line but multiple extensions- if someone picked up a handset and began trying to dial out, the connection would hang or drop. Later on when 2400/4800/9600 became more prolific, I ran a Wildcat BBS called "Space Cowboy Casino".
I too used Netflix when it was by snail mail, they've come a long ways! I just watched a pretty good movie produced by NF, if you haven't seen it check out: The Outsider

An American soldier imprisoned in postwar Japan enters the dark world of the yakuza, adopting their way of life in repayment for his freedom.


edit on 3252018 by seattlerat because: (no reason given)



posted on Mar, 25 2018 @ 11:35 AM
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I miss the tweets and whirles as my computer connected to AOL
...dialing ...connecting to AOL...Checking password...
You've got mail!
Wonder what that little dude does these days.



posted on Mar, 25 2018 @ 11:39 AM
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I miss that sound...

Don't you?





posted on Mar, 25 2018 @ 11:54 AM
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a reply to: seattlerat

I had that same modem or one similar to it. Mine was cream colored. And a Commodore computer. I could talk to anyone ( by text) if they had the same setup. I knew one other person. A dude that worked with my husband. So needless to say I never used it for that. I played the first version of Doom on it and there was no mouse it was all keyboard arrows.



posted on Mar, 25 2018 @ 12:01 PM
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OMG. YES that's it exactly. Ah the good old days. I loved AOL town hall chat rooms. Remember chat rooms? AOL had a list of different interests including gay chat rooms.
I spent a lot of time in the metaphysical chat room.



posted on Mar, 25 2018 @ 12:05 PM
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I remember those days. 28k modems.
Your telephone didn't work while you were online.
AOL cds cluttering up the mailbox.

I got married in Nov 94 so 95 was a honeymoon year....



posted on Mar, 25 2018 @ 12:10 PM
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a reply to: TinySickTears

Is this compatible with Prodigy?




posted on Mar, 25 2018 @ 12:26 PM
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a reply to: TinySickTears

Well done it seemed authentic I had to go and check, netflix founded in 1997 lol.

Hell my first modem was 2400 baud and there was only dial up BBS to check out.

But something like your commercial there did exist: cheater equipment for satellite dishes. But watch out for "Dave" he'll bust ya!!!



posted on Mar, 25 2018 @ 12:27 PM
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originally posted by: Bluntone22

AOL cds cluttering up the mailbox.


Tha's right. Even when you already ahd AOL for years new discs would still show up every week. Of course they werent rewriteables.



posted on Mar, 25 2018 @ 12:29 PM
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aol chats were the #. even better than that was the aol direct connect. the true way to p2p.
huge file dumps



posted on Mar, 25 2018 @ 01:55 PM
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Good thing Netflix didn’t start streaming until 2007.



posted on Mar, 25 2018 @ 06:51 PM
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I remember those days no one would ever call me because my line was always busy



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