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Board restored Robi Root 03/28/2020 (Sat) 14:50:30 No.428 [Reply] [Last]
Hello. Our resident schizo tricked one of our global volunteers into giving him the /retro/ board since the BO wasn't active. He proceeded to delete the board. I was able to restore from a backup; unfortunately, it's from February 17. Sorry for the lost threads, I'm working on getting automated backups up and running so that losses are minimal in case something like this happens again.
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>>665 >>666 Got a few things I'm working on that I wanna post about, but exams keep getting in the way. I really don't want the board to die.
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>>662 I don't check in that often anymore because my main board got the boot, so I no longer have /retro/ pinned on the navbar which served as a reminder to visit. Also I found a fairly active imageboard that's sort of an ode to early-mid 2000s imageboard and internet culture, so I've been spending a lot of time having fun over there.
>>676 I know its verboten (or at least to many anons), but would you mind either posting a link or directing me towards it?
>>677 >verboten It really shouldn't be. I'm sure you people remember when there used to be websites whose contents was nothing but a collection of links to other website. Those so-called portals. Linking to other places shouldn't be something to be ashamed of, especially not in a place dedicated to "the old web".
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>>677 >>678 Alright, swf and pics related

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Retro /tech/ Fellow Time Traveler 09/21/2019 (Sat) 15:00:45 No.108 [Reply] [Last]
Retro /tech/.

PDAs, pagers, old mobile phones, mp3 players. I miss them. They were so less intrusive to privacy.

It sounds really weird, but I'd love it if I could somehow still have a pager as opposed to a cell phone.
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>>643 >You can't even just plug in a guitar and start playing either Seems to be a planned feature, but not yet implemented...
>>660 Good to know that the possibility of that feature being added is it at least on the table.
>>660 lmms is garbage, its an incomplete clone of FL circa 2004. Its only appeal is that its "good for beginners" because drag and drop sampling, step-sequencer and bundled plugins/samples. Step sequencers are trash to begin with but the one in lmms is simply broken and inferior to drum machines from the 80s. The mixing architecture is dogshit and still uses outdated ladspa plugins that someone wrote in 20 minutes 20 years ago. Editing on the timeline sucks ass, automation is trash. The only good thing is its piano roll and the plugins are somewhat decent and unified (still nothing better than LV2s). People just assume that if something is a clone of something commercially successful and has a pretty GUI its instantly the best choice, which is always false in the FOSS world. I'm sick of how over-hyped this garbage heap is, it make jokes about FOSS justified. I'd rather use cubase notator and a roland sound-canvas than LMMS. qtractor, ardour, or even sunvox are 1000 times better, you just have to find your own plugins / samples you like. I spent years figuring out the best way to produce music on linux but ended up just pirating ableton after using it on a friends computer because fuck it.
>>680 >its an incomplete clone of FL circa 2004 If it was even close to being as good as FL4 then I'd probably consider using it.
>>680 >lmms is garbage, its an incomplete clone of FL circa 2004. I don't know that I'd even call it a clone. I'd rather it went 100% knockoff than doing anything at all to differentiate it. >>681 It would definitely interest me if it stuck to the template of the older versions but continued to make improvements. I got so used to the way the pre-12 versions worked that I don't know that I can adapt.

Web 1.0 and Web 1.5 Nostalgia General Fellow Time Traveler 09/09/2019 (Mon) 01:52:13 No.24 [Reply] [Last]
So, what are some of your favorite memories of the old internet? Can be websites, memes, events or any other aspect of the days of Web 1.0 and 1.5 For a quick reference, here's what I would define as Web 1.0 and Web 1.5 >Web 1.0: Usenet, Geocities and Angelfire, AOL (1991-2001) >Web 1.5: Early YouTube, ED, 4chan in its "wild west" days, MySpace, YTMND, Newgrounds and the peak years of dA and Fanfiction.net (2001-2008) You also had cross-generation stuff like GameFAQs and IMDB which are still around today, although sadly IMDB's infamous message boards are gone
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>>652 >If this goes south, will they remove everything, or just the books? Removing the content is much less of problem than the possibility of getting bankrupted by being sued by four of the biggest publishing companies. >but of course it's nowhere near enough. Hopefully a coordinated project will be set up before it's too late... It's nearly impossible to back up such an enormous amount of data in such a short time. Hopefully, the public won't let it happen, but "coincidentally" everyone's eyes set on the nignogs riots in USA right now.
>>651 Update: the IA went back to the "traditional" book lending model, hopefully the publishers will calm the fuck down. http://blog.archive.org/2020/06/10/temporary-national-emergency-library-to-close-2-weeks-early-returning-to-traditional-controlled-digital-lending/ https://archive.vn/pAZ5Z
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Just found out this exists: https://oneterabyteofkilobyteage.tumblr.com Most sites are still available using wayback machine too. Pretty good shit. please board don't die
>>669 Nice screenshots on there. The blog also links to some kind of Geocities restoration project: https://blog.geocities.institute This reminds me of when I downloaded a part of the "Geocities archive torrent" looking for a certain website, only to find out it wasn't archived. :( I did stumble upon some other cool websites in the downloaded part though...
>>674 >only to find out it wasn't archived. We all need some kind of distributed, discoverable, archiving system that can take the place of the wayback machine and the archive.today domains. Wayback is under attack again, and archive.today has been hiding behind the enemy of humanity (((Cuckflare))), and are therefore useless for Tor users, and pozzed af anyway. We should start with IBs of today, but also include /retro/-esque assets as well. They need to be distributed on personal boxes so they don't present a single point of failure for takedowns and other evil attacks.

Music of the 1990's and 2000's Fellow Time Traveler 09/08/2019 (Sun) 01:14:23 No.14 [Reply] [Last]
>These guys think they're bad because they walk slow... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KRiH3jNE7OY
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Efkf1RQOcUE https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_UGrbk2jKss https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XyoqvUAV5n4 This probably barely fits /y2k/ given the 80s and 90s music put together but I like how well Michael Jackson's songs and old Sonic music mash up together.
Probably my favorite version of the song. The trippy mid 90s CG video too is some fantastic shit.
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>>634 Dancing Fantasy was the first thing to come to mind when I read your post.

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90's-2000's toys nostalgia thread Fellow Time Traveler 12/07/2019 (Sat) 16:50:57 No.223 [Reply] [Last]
The 2000's were arguably the last decade when children actually played with toys...

What toys did you have? What toys did you want? Share memories from visiting the big toy aisles, etc.

P.S. The size of the pictures does not indicate the importance/quality of the toys besides Action Man vs Max Steel..'cause Action man is better or you can argue otherwise.
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>>511 Yup, I had one. They were popular at my elementary school.
>>511 >>515 Like anything else at school, they got banned after a while. The battles were fun occasionally. It was also fun shooting the ones with the exposed metal rings at the chain link fences to try and get them to spark.
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>>511 I got a good KO back in the day, I don't think I've kept it and I can't remember how it looked like. Last time I visited a toy store before the quarantine , I saw a mother buying her son bayblade. Some franchises just keep coming and go... P.S. Reuploading the deleted OP pic
>>223 >The 2000's were arguably the last decade when children actually played with toys... Is that actually true? I feel like toys are one of those things that aren't going anywhere no matter how much changes. At least not until we all plug ourselves into some AI-controlled matrix or whatever. I used to collect action figures, especially the Marvel Legends line. Best toys on the market and they all came packaged with a classic comic. I can still remember the smell of that obnoxiously tough plastic they came in.
>>601 >Is that actually true? I think it is to some extent, children are less imaginative and focused due to growing up with the internet/smartphones/tablets. In addition, the action figure aisle keep getting smaller and more toys keep relying on gimmicks, most noticeably the unboxing BS that's made specifically for youtube points. >Best toys on the market and they all came packaged with a classic comic ToyBiz was such a great toy company, even their more simple non-collector oriented toys were terrific. Ever since Hasbro got the Marvel license the toys went to shit. >I used to collect action figures, especially the Marvel Legends line. Nice, what other action figures did you collect? Do you consider collecting again?

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A thread about old software revival projects Fellow Time Traveler 04/08/2020 (Wed) 00:05:16 No.481 [Reply] [Last]
I recently found out about Escargot (https://escargot.log1p.xyz/) which is a MSN Messenger revival project so let's have a thread about other projects to revive old software / games. There's also a really nice one for AIM too. http://iwarg.ddns.net/aim/
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>>547 >If my memory serves, IRC doesn't have chat history and that's probably why it's not popular today. It's really not hard to add this functionality in yourself
>>584 >It's really not hard to add this functionality in yourself Are you talking about adding a feature from the client side or the server side? Sorry I'm not well versed in these things...
>>593 Not that anon but many IRC clients keep a chat history automatically, and the chat servers themselves may or may not keep a history, but they aren't going to send it to your client when you connect like Discord, etc. Back when I used it most people would just always have the client on in the background and leave their PC on so you would have the chat from when you were gone. In fact it was the main reason I left my PC on and started using Linux primarily, since it doesn't slow down as bad when you don't reboot for a while.
>>595 I see, thanks for the explanation. >they aren't going to send it to your client when you connect like Discord Now that would be very useful, since I don't leave my PC on all the time. Maybe I'll look into this.
>>518 >IRC I'm not a programmer, FOSS advocate or pirating anime.

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Infinity Cup Fellow Time Traveler 11/10/2019 (Sun) 03:07:58 No.179 [Reply] [Last]

As that one anon that's been working on the Infinity Cup for all this time, I feel like the boards that were set to participate deserve a bit better than radio silence. For those that aren't caught up or need a quick rundown:
>The Infinity Cup is a virtual soccer(football[divegrass]) tournament, with its roots dating back to the earliest days of 8chan
>It takes place in Pro Evolution Soccer (PES), a virtual soccer franchise from Konami
>I took on the responsibility of organizing the 5th iteration of the Cup back at the beginning of this year
>Over months, I learned how to mod PES to put in each board's respective team and run simulated games between them
>Using pre-existing guides (many not in English) I also learned how to mod the game from an aesthetic and quality of life standpoint, including crowds, referees, stadiums, balls, and even rudimentary player models
>24 boards agreed to participate, and the Cup was scheduled to begin August 9th
>On August 4th/5th, we received word that 8chan was losing its host, the site went down relatively shortly after
>With no site and no functioning central hub, the Cup was postponed.
>I disappear for about a month
>I return in October
>We still don't have a site, but we do have a webring.
>You are here.
The whole point of this is to see if anyone still cares at this point. There was hype for the Cup. Yes, some boards cared much more than others but there 24 willing boards and we had the resources to run the Cup. I put in probably far more work on my own than any sane person should have, so I don't want this all to go to waste. That being said though, if we set a date, gather the required parties, and begin streaming the Cup and 6 people show up, I'd rather just not do it at all. I'm going around posting this on every participant board that's here on the webring and I'll try to get this up on 8kun somehow. In the meantime just post in here so I can get a sense of interest from you.

Wiki page for the Cup: http://infinitycup.shoutwiki.com/wiki/2019_Summer_Infinity_Cup
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Group Stage Complete
Full results and a preview of the Knockout Round Bracket available in pics related. Round of 16 goes tomorrow, schedule is as follows:
/christian/ vs. /ausneets/ - 12 CST, 1 EST 18:00 UTC
/b/ vs. /animu/ - 12:30 CST, 1:30 EST 18:30 UTC
/kind/ vs. /pone/ - 1 CST, 2 EST 19:00 UTC
/monster/ vs. /bmn/ - 1:30 CST, 2:30 EST 19:30 UTC
/a/ vs. /2hu/ - 2 CST, 3 EST 20:00 UTC
/co/ vs. /test/ - 2:30 CST, 3:30 EST 20:30 UTC
/u/ vs. /tg/ - 3 CST, 4 EST 21:00 UTC
/unna/ vs. /wooo/ - 3:30 CST, 4:30 EST 21:30 UTC

Same place as ever. See you tomorrow.
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Quarterfinal Preview
/christian/ vs /b/

- Finished top of Group A
- Back to back champions
- Won their last Cup on a Winnie the Pooh goal at 90'+4
- Undefeated since losing to /bmn/ on January 12th (8 game streak)
- Current Golden Boot leader in St. Peter
- Yet to concede a goal this Cup
- Just try and stop them

- Finished second in Group B, behind /a/
- Conceded only 3 goals in 4 games
- Have yet to make it to the Semifinals in their history
- Play what is essentially a 7 man backline (5 backs, 2 DMFs)
- Dubs Guy had only scored 3 goals coming into the Cup, currently sits 2nd for the Golden Boot with 5 goals.

Which team will you root for? Kickoff is Friday, 12 CST, 1 EST on https://cytu.be/r/8cup
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Quarterfinal Preview
/kind/ vs /bmn/

- Finished top of Group C
- Returning to the tournament for the first time since the 2015 Winter Cup
- 4 different goal scorers this tournament (tied for most among non-eliminated teams)
- Fan favorites include Gold forward Anti-Bully Ranger and the ever-joyful Kirby (non-medal DMF)
- Bronze forward Tender Hugging (4 goals) is currently tied for 3rd in the Golden Boot standings

- Finished second in Group D by virtue of a tiebreaker loss to /u/
- Conceded only a single goal across 4 official games (3 in 5, counting the tiebreaker match)
- Their 4-1 victory over /monster/ in the Round of 16 was their largest victory in team history
- Defeated /christian/ in their last Cup appearance, and followed that up with a shock upset of /a/ in the Round of 16.
- /bmn/ have improved with every Cup appearance: Debut Cup saw them lose in the Round of 16, next Cup ended with a Quarterfinals exit. Is a Semifinal berth in their future?

Be kind, rewind your shitty movies. Quarterfinal 2 goes Friday, 12:30 CST, 1:30 EST. This game and the rest of the Knockout Round will be shown on https://cytu.be/r/8cup
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Quarterfinal Preview
/a/ vs /co/

- Finished top of Group B
- Winners of the first edition of the Infinity Cup
- Roster two of the Cup's most prolific scorers in Kaiser Reinhardo (15 goals coming into the tournament) and Dio Brando (14 goals coming into the tournament) as their front two.
- Have shaken off back-to-back Round of 16 exits to advance to this Cup's Quarterfinals
- A true powerhouse squad, /a/ held an efficiency of 63% and a +19 goal differential heading into the Cup
- Have never had a Knockout Round game go beyond regular time.

- Finished first in Group F
- Led the Group Stage in offense with 8 Goals For.
- Are the only team in the tournament to run 4 central Forwards, also the only team to have all four Medal Players be forwards.
- Every goal scored by /co/ have come from one of their front four.
- Had yet to make it out of the Round of 16 prior to this Cup
- Defeated /a/ 2-0 in the only prior meeting between the two (2015 Winter Infinity Cup Group Stage)

Eastern animation vs Western animation in the grudge match of the Cup. Quarterfinal 3 goes Friday, 1:00 CST, 2:00 EST. This game and the rest of the Knockout Round can be seen at https://cytu.be/r/8cup
Hey lads, we'd be happy to have you on board for this year's cup again. If you wanna join just give us a word at anon.cafe/icup/.

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1980's Nostalgia General CaesarDude 01/05/2020 (Sun) 21:20:39 No.274 [Reply] [Last]
Alright, I decided to expand the scope of this board a little more and include a containment thread for 80's nostalgia. I mainly created this board to serve as both a successor to the old /y2k/ board, which was my favorite board on 8chan, and also expand the scope to include 90's nostalgia too, but after checking on this board, I noticed someone mentioning 80's nostalgia and I decided I would do something about it. I personally don't care that much for 80's pop culture aside from the music and some of the old edgy anime, but 80's nostalgia did become a thing in the 2000's and I can see why others like the whole 80's style, so I'll allow it as long as it's mainly kept to this thread.
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>>444 >>448 Casiopea seems like that kind of thing.
>>565 I discovered these guys a while back after reading that the Outrun soundtrack was inspired by their music. The recording quality and playing are so good that the tracks are easy to mistake for studio recordings.
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>>565 >Casiopea my man. ever heard of the Katsumi Horii Project? really good stuff. -dammit. I only have .flac files and they're not supported. I'll just post the cover and you can track it down on soulseek or find it on the Web and listen.
>>622 https://www.invidio.us/watch?v=1GufnqHbZc0 1980s jap fusion jazz in general is pretty great.
>>622 Just convert the flac files to ogg and post em, you can delete the ogg copies after.

Fellow Time Traveler 05/29/2020 (Fri) 01:26:37 No.632 [Reply] [Last]
I hate niggers! -wizchan

/retro/-Where the 90's and 2000's Live On CaesarDude 09/06/2019 (Fri) 23:05:29 No.1 [Reply] [Last]
Alright, this is meant to be a successor to /y2k/ on the old 8chan, however I have expanded it to include both the 1990's and the 2000's and NSFW content is allowed, provided it's actually related to the purpose of this board and doesn't violate any of the site's core rules.
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>>337 >The Reddit-tier neon-grid-pattern crap is a serious oversimplification of what was actually going on culturally in the '80s. this and >Then I'll live in the past. this. I just bought a Sony Sports Walkman from someone, he'll send it in the post. It should be arriving pretty soon, it's a WM-F45 I believe. Should be a hell of a player! It's even water resistant. You can dunk it and it'll be fine, so it's perfect for the gym.
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I was going to make a football board, with an archive thread of past football players and their skills, but in light of recent events i will make it some other day/year. Here's an extract of an old VHSrip i found, it was going to be the OP file but i supposed it would fancy being here, just for the kicks. Man this thread had more posts IIRC.
>>575 Something about that washed out VHS video made me feel warm inside. Got any more VHS rips?
>>575 >Man this thread had more posts IIRC An autist who shall not be named managed to become BO of /retro/ and nuked the board, Robi did his best to restore it but the backup was missing the last hundred posts or so.
>>575 it did have more posts. some retarded shit happened though... >>373 to re-post what was lost, yes it arrived in the mail (like 4 months ago) and it's still going strong! Sony really made some good stuff.

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