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ATS through the years

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posted on Nov, 5 2009 @ 12:37 PM
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I don't know how many of you are familiar with the website www.archive.org, but if you're not careful you could squander away countless pointless hours of your day. This website archives nearly every website every few months or so, going back to 1996.

Just for fun, I typed in abovetopsecret.com and got a kick out of the evolution of this website. Have a look for yourselves!

www.archive.org

[edit on 5-11-2009 by paradigm619]




posted on Nov, 5 2009 @ 12:43 PM
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Well that's a blast from the past. 3200 members when I joined.
We had twice that number of posts yesterday. I guess we all are doing something right.



posted on Nov, 5 2009 @ 12:44 PM
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Excellent, zapped myself back to 2003, if only it were that simple..!!


It's come leaps and bounds, both graphically and with regard to content..



posted on Nov, 5 2009 @ 12:56 PM
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Pretty neat, it was nice to see some of the old names. Hate to wax nostalgic here but I learned a lot from some of those folks and hope they're doing well.



posted on Nov, 5 2009 @ 01:00 PM
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Originally posted by beezwaxes

Pretty neat, it was nice to see some of the old names. Hate to wax nostalgic here but I learned a lot from some of those folks and hope they're doing well.


I second the sentiment. They were an inspiration.

I much more prefer the ATS atmosphere back then, than present day. Back then it was a community, now it's a competition.



posted on Nov, 5 2009 @ 01:49 PM
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Nice find OP. I got curious and tried looking at the employment page of FEMA in the month before 9/11. It did not work for me though. The almost endless possibilities that this tool can be useful for are amazing though.



posted on Nov, 5 2009 @ 01:59 PM
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Originally posted by whaaa
I much more prefer the ATS atmosphere back then, than present day. Back then it was a community, now it's a competition.


Instead of complaining about it, adding to the derision and division, why not post something positive and steer it back to how you reminisce it was.

See the link in my signature for more details.



posted on Nov, 5 2009 @ 02:04 PM
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Originally posted by neformore

Originally posted by whaaa
I much more prefer the ATS atmosphere back then, than present day. Back then it was a community, now it's a competition.


Instead of complaining about it, adding to the derision and division, why not post something positive and steer it back to how you reminisce it was.


Check my profile......what do you think I've been doing?



posted on Nov, 5 2009 @ 02:16 PM
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Originally posted by neformore

Originally posted by whaaa
I much more prefer the ATS atmosphere back then, than present day. Back then it was a community, now it's a competition.


Instead of complaining about it, adding to the derision and division, why not post something positive and steer it back to how you reminisce it was.



Haven't been here long enough to reminisce about anything much, but even I know that is a bit disingenuous.
I have seen people posting really valuable thoughts and information.
Most of the really good stuff goes unnoticed, drowned by pointless posts. And so people give up. And many just go away.






[edit on 5-11-2009 by Ethereal Gargoyle]

[edit on 5-11-2009 by Ethereal Gargoyle]



posted on Nov, 5 2009 @ 10:08 PM
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Originally posted by neformore

Originally posted by whaaa
I much more prefer the ATS atmosphere back then, than present day. Back then it was a community, now it's a competition.


Instead of complaining about it, adding to the derision and division, why not post something positive and steer it back to how you reminisce it was.

See the link in my signature for more details.


Maybe you shouldn't be so quick to dismiss opinions just because they doesn't suit the pro-ATS stance 100%.

ATS HAS changed over the last few years and members who see/feel the change have every right to voice their opinion...good or bad.

It's up to staff like you to listen (or not) and learn (or not).

Consider the quote in my signature for more.



posted on Nov, 5 2009 @ 11:12 PM
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Must say the 1999 front page with the button directing to a section "Hacking" did bring a smile to my face. Those days ever site which wanted clicks almost must have had a section for wannabe haxors...oops, crackers..lol.

Aaaa...yes...those were the days were phreaking was considered cutting edge cracking, must admit, before i turned to a normal life style i hadn't paid for a single phone call for well over 3 years. But now, well, lets say others pick up the tab.
. Don't forget it takes about 35 seconds to access any given 3g cell phone.



posted on Nov, 6 2009 @ 09:14 PM
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Yep i remember when ATS first came on line, was a big discussion over at totse, ATS the new dedicated archival conspiracy site; the site that quickly rivaled totse for conspiracy archives. I really do miss the homepage of ATS from that time period; very easy to read, easy to follow/find what one was searching for.

ATS has changed a lot since then, some things for the better, some things for the worse, all in all though it's the people that come here that makes this site what it is and what it will become. ATS has been a great site to come to to cause one to stop, think, question more so than any other one site on the net(of course that is my opinion)

Well the past is gone, the future is ahead, Times are now strange and stranger times to come. Keep tuned to this site and you could be the first in your neighborhood to say "I tried to tell you my nieghbors, and now here it comes"

edit: typing faster than I was thinking


[edit on 6/11/2009 by Pappa_Bear]



posted on Nov, 6 2009 @ 09:26 PM
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Thanks for the little flashback there!! I started lurker here in 2004.
Things have come a long ways since then! And every year things keep getting bigger and better. Granted the more members we get the more dirt you must go through to find that gemstone!

We have had some good times, and some bad times.. But we are still here.. hehe most of us anyway. You are not going to please everyone! And you will die trying if you do!!
Best you can do is keep a level head, and if things get to heated.. Just take a step back.. That is what separates ATS from other sites on the web. A place that us members can feel some what safe in posting our mental projections without fear of being picked on, or trolled upon.
Most the time.. nothing is perfect.



posted on Nov, 6 2009 @ 10:09 PM
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It has become a lot more commercialized, but that comes when the site got bigger, can not blame the site founder and founders for following the main stream the entire web has grown also, sites grows along too or die.



posted on Nov, 6 2009 @ 10:14 PM
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I remember those days also, good old days.




posted on Nov, 6 2009 @ 10:40 PM
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I was kinda of hoping this thread would become memory lane. I was a computer holdout and when I finally started looking around online (at my brothers insistence), I thought totse was really something. It's also the sight that steered me this direction.



posted on Nov, 6 2009 @ 11:34 PM
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I still remember my first archive download from ATS, Hacking 101(1990), I still have that copy and the identical copy from totse in an old notebook.
I've long forgotten my original login for the early ATS, never really felt the need to register when they setup the forums in 2002 until I got laid off this year and was completely bored sitting at home



posted on Nov, 7 2009 @ 01:50 AM
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Its sooooo funny they introduced those pre paid phone cards for public use. Although making international calls with pre paid cards with a triple digit credit is the best part of modern technology. I guess it goes to show how far behind or should i say how far illiterate the general public is for knowledge which is readily available just by clicking several url. Oh well back to the suburban and legal way life. cough cough. BTW, have you seen the N97 back door...its simply criminal allowing such a door open, then again, it is supposed to protect "us" against cells which are detrimental to the ongoing protocol.



posted on Nov, 7 2009 @ 02:36 PM
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Are talking to the Nokia N97 back door?

My brother is a computer programmer with 25 years of experience he hates Microsoft and refuse to have a computer at home until his children were old enough to learn how to use it, still he said the new Microsoft program after vista is nothing but government manipulated software for government easy access.



posted on Nov, 7 2009 @ 05:49 PM
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Back in the beginning there were not that many of us the way back machine does not even have what it was on there that I can see. I do not get on here often now but it is amazing how big things have gotten here and how it keeps growing. Does that mean that more people are wanting to awaken to reality I guess time will tell.




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