Mock-The-Left

Jeez some of had the internet in the 70's, even my crappy school had it (ok it was in a posh area admittedly)

Ok it was tediously slow and not much use for anything, but we had it

Next stage what about explaining 'Dank memes' to the gammons ?
 
It's a "look how long I've been using the Interweb!" boast (I joined Demon when they were at about 10,000 customers in 1994 - it was one of the first ways to actually get Internet if you weren't at university with a sympathetic IT department).




You had to bloody ask, didn't you? Where are my Werthers Originals? Back then all this was all fields, you know...

Of course back then it was mostly either very local/specialist BBS, file archives that took some serious searching because nobody organised them the same way (and then you had to download what you hoped you wanted via ftp at 14,400bps) or Usenet (hi there @Gravelbelly!) - it was 1996ish before the "world wide web" started to gain much traction, until the 1990s it was pretty much all text-only. (Yes, there were charitable organisations trying to help poverty-stricken young ladies who couldn't afford clothes by sharing pictures of them online, but it was a slow business, needing a couple of minutes per picture to download each .gif of Nici Sterling...)

As access and use expanded, the joke of "is it September?" (because the US students were discovering they could get in this Internet thingy and you had an influx of loudly arrogant teenagers) gave way to mocking the WebTV lusers and the AOHellers who'd bought modems and cheap subscriptions and were regaling the entire world about how they were Right and everyone else was Wrong.

It started getting really political, in the areas I hung around in, in 1997 or so with Monica Lewinsky, Whitewater, and increasingly deranged claims about how "BilLIARy KKKLintoon" had personally murdered thousands of political opponents, rape victims, business partners et cetera, and the ditches and waterway of Arkansas were clogged with the rotting corpses of his victims. Oh, and he was a war criminal for wasting weapons on this "Osama bin Laden" person in Afghanistan, who was much less important than discussing the stains on Monica's dress and exactly where Bill had stuck a cigar.

Of course it flipflopped in November 2000 with how the Bu$$$h Crime Clan stole the election and defrauded the voters, set up 9/11 using holograms and lasers with the help of the Elders of Sion, invaded Iraq so they could steal all the oil and build a pipeline and get rich, and... and it's been like that ever since.


Unsolicited messages started appearing in the late 1990s on Usenet and then spam e-mails started turning up, and the hassle those caused was quite severe at first: because people often hadn't hidden their e-mail up to then, you could get dozens or hundreds of spam messages a day if you'd been around a bit on Usenet, and there wasn't any filtering available at first. Which meant that real stuff got lost in the noise, making the internet less useful and interesting: some newsgroups just died because they became wall-to-wall "get your green card for just $200!", dodgy Viagra, dating services and other crap, and it took some time to get it down to a manageable level.

I was already too old and cynical to bother with MeToo, MySpace, Facebook and whatever, but I saw other people apparently enjoying it and left them to it. Twatter just never appealed at all.

But the big change was that twenty years ago, Internet use was a niche phenomenon with relatively few people actually spending much time or money there (hence the boom-and-bust of the dotcoms in 1999 or so - everyone inside the bubble was using ISDN or ADSL fast connections, spent lots of time connected, were buying stuff online as a point of pride, and assumed everyone else would do the same: so outlets like boo.com which launched late, needed about eight minutes to load the buggy website on a 28.8k dial-up modem, got tens of millions of pounds of venture capital spunked over them to achieve nothing at all when nobody actually went online to buy stuff).

Back then Amazon were trailblazing and actually succeeding by doing books and CDs online, because it meant you could get hard-to-find titles that your local bookshop didn't carry and would have had to order; but too many other "internet entrepreneurs" were thinking "how can I get funding for a bright idea?" rather than "how can we make this the easiest, most natural way to buy goods or services?". I did wonder whether to have a punt myself, but it seemed that every daft idea I came up with already had someone pitching it.

The huge change in terms of access was probably with the rollout of ADSL and cable in the early 2000s, which meant you had megabit speeds, that didn't tie up your phone line or need a modem, for not-stupid money as part of your phone or TV service., and that was what made "the Interweb" much more widespread.

A second wave was with 3G and particularly 4G on mobile devices: from really noddy text-only Interweb via 2G in 2004-5, coming in by 256-byte 'splats' if it came at all, to being able to pull pictures and even video down on a Nokia N95 in 2007, which made "the Interweb" and the tangle of stuff you can do there even more easily accessible to the point where these days you have to look for a mobile phone that doesn't do serious Web browsing.

And the big change in consumption, was the move from "portals" where you subscribed via AOL or Yahoo, and opened "the Internet" on their page looking at their links of suggested content... through a much more anarchic free-for-all, to the current pseudo-monopoly where a few major services have ended up dominant because "everyone's on them so that's where we have to be" with a huge straggle of independent stuff bubbling away below.




I don't remember much of it, of course... I was very, very drunk.
 
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Which is actually funny. The fact that it upsets people doubly so.

The thing I love about it all is that the socially savvy youngsters are whipping up their own Streisand Effect (look it up Gammons) about it all.

When I can be bothered I might write something up about how the "once young, internet pioneers" who are now approaching middle age have slowly shifted to the right politically whilst the circle of life is adding new bright young things into the mill.

The days of the "Progressive Left" running and owning the Internet and Social Media are slowly coming to an end as the demograph who understands it is aging. They don't like it, hence the (predictable? NPC?) backlash to this meme.

Interesting times. Now can someone whip me up a .jpg of a Bono NPC honking on about saving the little black kids in Africa whilst sitting on a stack of cash? kthxbie.
Here's something from that rarest of birds, a God-bothering website that actually doesn't take itself seriously and has a sense of humour.

'We Are Not Mindless NPCs,' Chant Nation's Liberals In Perfect Unison

Having apparently received a memo from top mainstream media outlets, all liberals around the country dutifully stood up, walked outside, tilted their heads toward the sky, and shouted the slogan for a full minute. "We are not mindless NPCs, we are not mindless NPCs, we are not mindless NPCS" could be heard echoing through the streets of every major metropolitan area in the nation.
The "Progressive" (I use the word in its loosest possible meaning) Left are learning that "diversity" actually includes diversity of thought, and can no longer chant "racist" or "phobic" every time someone disagrees with them.
 
Did you know that Uncle Vanya was in the army?

He was a lance jack RP with alcohol dependency.

Honour his heroic status please.
Yer... I actually was an RP Full Corporal at Catterick..... such a lovely place... and as is said in SOR's (Standard Operating Response)...
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Hands up all those who can work out what this thread is supposed to be about.

I think - but can't confirm - it's something to do with computers, the internet and the left somehow or other. Beyond that, not a single, solitary fucking scooby. Given that much of this thread makes about as much sense as pigeon shouting, can anyone confirm whether or not your average tramp has access to the internet?
 
"OK Google - Show me a dank normie meme."

Hands up all those who can work out what this thread is supposed to be about.

I think - but can't confirm - it's something to do with computers, the internet and the left somehow or other. Beyond that, not a single, solitary ******* scooby. Given that much of this thread makes about as much sense as pigeon shouting, can anyone confirm whether or not your average tramp has access to the internet?
 
Hands up all those who can work out what this thread is supposed to be about.

I think - but can't confirm - it's something to do with computers, the internet and the left somehow or other. Beyond that, not a single, solitary ******* scooby. Given that much of this thread makes about as much sense as pigeon shouting, can anyone confirm whether or not your average tramp has access to the internet?
Lol u n00b. NPCs getting triggered by truth and responding unthingly like bots.
 
back in 2001 and before meme's, there was a place called newgrounds, where the wonder of playful animation and piss taking swapped screens.
Now it's just a collection of vomit inducing bile courtesy of generation "13-year-old pokemon fan"


Not related to newgrounds, I found this little shizzler of wind up.....




And this....



hehehehe....

 
I don't know. Them far left lot get all the media voice now. The far right lot are completely left out.
It all went wrong when that Austrian Charlie Chaplin impersonator took method acting a bit too far back in the olden days of black n white films.

I quite like lemon sherbets though.
 
Now can someone whip me up a .jpg of a Bono NPC honking on about saving the little black kids in Africa whilst sitting on a stack of cash? kthxbie.
Incoming...........not exactly as requested but allow me.......
 
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One cunt......

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two cunts.....

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Three cunts....


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Excuse the tablet skills, Bloody hard trying to keep that stylus on the glass screen, Must have looked like bean trying to keep it steady.....

 

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