"Captain Marvel" '90s-Style Website Will Have You Nostalgic for Dial-Up

DejaWiz

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Ha that's pretty badass!




I feel absolutely none of that when I look back at 90s era websites.
Well sure we do.

Definition of nostalgia.
1 : the state of being homesick : homesickness.
2 : a wistful or excessively sentimental yearning for return to or of some past period or irrecoverable condition also : something that evokes nostalgia.
 

Exavior

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It is neat that the marketing team does stuff like this. Guardians of Galaxy had their 80s style poster. Now this movie bring back a era themed site.
 

Monkey God

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Websites back then looked like shit but imagine how fast the web today would be if we still coded/created things for limited bandwidth.
 

DeeFrag

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This brings me back to the days you could format a 1.44 MB floppy to be able to hold 1.7MB although the chance of the disk getting corrupted is much higher.
 

Verge

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Link to a Link to a Link. Can nobody just link the actual site?
 

JohnnyGatt

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I was born in 84. No nostalgia for dial-up or 90s era internet here.
I do, I remember making my first site just like this OMG I can use .Gifs !!! Flashing shit everywhere on my X-wing Game fan site! But then I was in high school then you was born and you was 10 when I was making pages just like this. :)
 

Ultima99

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Ugh, the newfangled 90's web stuff. Bring back the good old days of 2400 dialup BBS action!
 

iamjanco

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Nostalgia for the 90s? No way, at least not at my end. But I do have a short story to share about my early days on the Internet, at least with respect to online privacy.

I was going through a pretty nasty interstate custody battle back around the end of 1994, one I couldn't afford. I was actually broke and pretty desperate, so I turned to the boards on Delphi and usenet looking for help. Anyway, the whole mess eventually ended in a stalemate of sorts, but my ex wasn't happy with the decision. So she posted her displeasure in a somewhat colorful way about the situation to one of the usenet groups, which some guy from JPL Labs responded to saying I should be castrated.

At the time, one of my additional jobs was Alternate Facility Security Manager where I worked, which meant I was responsible for the control of classified info (a large number of our jobs were classified government contracts, domestic and international, and I used to have to travel back and forth to the Federal Offices at the WTC as a courier). Being somewhat aware of the responsibilities associated with that, I took note of the fact that the guy who wanted to cut my Johnson off posted his opinion by way of his JPL email address.

So I searched for JPL's telephone number and called them. After explaining what happened to one of two people there, they put me through to their Security Manager, who was very apologetic about what happened and told me that he thought they had already "taken care of that" (meaning properly educating JPL staff about the use of JPL email for anything other than official JPL business).

I can't say for sure what happened after that, but given the discussion I had with JPL's security folks, I imagine someone was awarded one of those "lessons learned." It was also a lesson learned for me of course, one I wouldn't truly appreciate for a number of years to come.

Anyway, I like to think of the whole affair as my very first experience with the notion of epeen, and/or the lack thereof:

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NoOther

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I certainly do. Most of you are probably born in late 90s so your child hood has been high speed cable and wifi etc... when I was a kid we actually played outside and ocassionaly played a computer game and the internet was so unreliable and slow it was a very rare thing to actually want to sit there and "surf" the net.

You've got mail... ah fuck who in the house picked up the damn phone?
I am definitely nostalgic about the 90s. Early chat, still had bulletin boards, IRC was king... "Just One More Turn..." became a thing... Ahh the good ole days...
 

Armenius

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It has come full circle cause a lot websites are not very pleasing to look at now. With ads everywhere espicillyt auto playing movie ads and sounds.
Especially with them designing for cell phones instead of desktop. And what is with this "Web 3.0" crap that is all about using space in the most inefficient way possible?
 

pizzathehutt

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Ah yes......Hey i still have both of my Kali keys, who wants to get a game of Descent, Mechwarrior2, or xwing vs tie fighter? message me your Kali handle, Mostly_Harmless is mine
 

zwof

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A bit disappointed TBH. It's all modern CSS, JS, flexbox and divs. Where's the tables, iframes, inline styling and shockwave/flash objects?!?!?!
 
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