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Originally posted by Kaifan
Originally posted by tomten
Originally posted by thaelin
Well........ need to get that old land line back again and then get the bbs software out again. Ran a BBS in the 70/80's and it worked. Could do that way again. Just found a UR Courier 144 and a 56k both external. That old 486 would make a great server again. I grew up on USENET, not the Internet. Kind of like Dos VS Windows to me. A lot of bloat. Just depends on what you want from it. We had files, public forum, some private mail and online games behind the 'doors'.
USENET is a part of Internet.
So.. that wouldn't work either..
Unless you can find some other network who carries the USENET groups.
The Internet is a wide-ranging network, parts of which are subsidized by various governments.
It carries many kinds of traffic, of which Usenet is only one.
And the Internet is only one of the various networks carrying Usenet traffic.
But that's exactly what a bbs system is, another network, ever heard of FidoNeT? maybe you should check it out, global scale, no internet required.
USENET is NOT part of the internet, it is carried over the internet, but that's not required at all, it can run on a bbs network like FidoNet quite easily.
edit on 10-2-2012 by Kaifan because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by thaelin
Well Tomten, we were a reginal. Was a riot of a time too. In the end, it just became a burden to continue. One day it just got the off switch and that was the end of it. Four boxes of 1.44 floppies and a 486 to remember it by.
Back doors had a different meaning then.......
Originally posted by zorgon
What would YOU do if the Internet Shut Down?
With all the talk of SOPA and ACTA and the FBI arrests of Megaupload and similar arrests against Pirate Bay it seems that we are getting closer everyday to an internet shut down
We have all seen the SOPA test banner that scared the crap out of many people at ATS when they logged on and missed reading "This is a test" fine print
We have all heard the threats from Anonymous that they will hack sites...
Then last night we saw another 'test' ATS password reset....
eerrmmm it WAS a test right?
Well looking at the comments in the board thread...
Login Password reset?
... it is obvious that most of you here would never last a week of internet shut down
can we say PANIC?
So imagine what you would do with your lives if the internet REALLY shut down and sites like ATS were gone for ever...
like the members of Open Minds forum woke up to one day
So what would YOU do if you woke up tomorrow and the internet was......
Originally posted by Gorman91
I'd probably join the 30-60 million people who would march on DC.