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"BBS" - Documentary about the oldschool BBS's
    #4306782 - 06/17/05 08:06 AM (11 years, 7 months ago)

For any of you geeks who were around in the great day of the BBS...this is a good watch! Probably just as good for anyone who wasn't around but wants to see how the whole scene got started.

These were the direct precursors to The Shroomery :wink:

http://www.bbsdocumentary.com/

http://www.mvgroup.org/forums/index.php?showtopic=5764

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Part 1
Part 2
Part 3
Part 4
Part 5
Part 6
Part 7
Part 8


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You're here because you know something.
What you know you can't explain,
But you feel it;
You've felt it your entire life.
That there's something wrong with the world.
You don't know what it is, but it's there....
Like a splinter in your mind...
Driving you mad.


Edited by trendal (06/19/05 01:38 PM)


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Re: "BBS" - Documentary about the oldschool BBS's [Re: trendal]
    #4306837 - 06/17/05 09:08 AM (11 years, 7 months ago)

haha nice find. BBSin was the shit. I still remember looking at my first "gif" downloaded from a BBS. And my first digital porn images from BBS's... ahhh memories.


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Re: "BBS" - Documentary about the oldschool BBS's [Re: Irradiated_Feces]
    #4306840 - 06/17/05 09:12 AM (11 years, 7 months ago)

Haha, yeah I remember the utter amazement my friends and I experienced as we learned that porn could be gotten for free, without fake ID, from these magical BBS lands :grin:

That and playing ungodly ammounts of LORD.


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Driving you mad.


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Re: "BBS" - Documentary about the oldschool BBS's [Re: trendal]
    #4306862 - 06/17/05 09:38 AM (11 years, 7 months ago)

haha oh man... I'm ashamed of my old LORD habit. What was the drug game... "you rob a nerd - $50"


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Re: "BBS" - Documentary about the oldschool BBS's [Re: Irradiated_Feces]
    #4306865 - 06/17/05 09:39 AM (11 years, 7 months ago)

Dopewars?

Or do you mean that one that had the "back alley" you could go in to get drugs & hookers?


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Re: "BBS" - Documentary about the oldschool BBS's [Re: trendal]
    #4306866 - 06/17/05 09:41 AM (11 years, 7 months ago)

It might have been dopewars, I really can't remember, but I played that one a lot. haha remember "Studs"! haha that game was amazing, the graphics... wow!
or Speedcity Racing I think it was called, that was a fun game.


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Re: "BBS" - Documentary about the oldschool BBS's [Re: Irradiated_Feces]
    #4306888 - 06/17/05 10:13 AM (11 years, 7 months ago)

dopewars = key.

somebody ported it to the TI calculators, and i spent many a day of high-school math-class slanging pcp and running from the cops...


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Re: "BBS" - Documentary about the oldschool BBS's [Re: Krishna]
    #4306905 - 06/17/05 10:30 AM (11 years, 7 months ago)

I have a version ported to my Palm Pilot, so I can sling some dope while waiting for the bus :grin:


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Re: "BBS" - Documentary about the oldschool BBS's [Re: trendal]
    #4307345 - 06/17/05 01:35 PM (11 years, 7 months ago)

Trendal,

How fucked up is this...My good friend (who is from my hometown and he used to run a BBS) is in that documentary (he was interviewed by the main guy). He has been flipping out that he is on a DVD that you can order from Amazon.

The whole movie is like 6-8 hours long or something.

I used to run a BBS too. It was a hack/phreak/anarchy BBS.

Good times....


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Re: "BBS" - Documentary about the oldschool BBS's [Re: RandalFlagg]
    #4307411 - 06/17/05 02:05 PM (11 years, 7 months ago)

:lol:

Your friend is famous among geeks, eh? :grin:


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Re: "BBS" - Documentary about the oldschool BBS's [Re: trendal]
    #4307437 - 06/17/05 02:17 PM (11 years, 7 months ago)

Yep. In fact, that is the guy who I am staying with out here in Denver. If I remember what scene and stuff he was in I'll tell you. I think he was talking about BBSCon or something.


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Re: "BBS" - Documentary about the oldschool BBS's [Re: trendal]
    #4308327 - 06/17/05 07:11 PM (11 years, 6 months ago)

I sysoped the first BBS in Miami that operated at the ungodly speed of 2400 baud on an Amiga. I had two lines and offered (gasp) interactive chat! :whoa:


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2) You can't have an abortion no matter how much you don't want a child.
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Re: "BBS" - Documentary about the oldschool BBS's [Re: Diploid]
    #4308332 - 06/17/05 07:15 PM (11 years, 6 months ago)

Haha, the boards with more than one line were always highly sought after here, though towards the end MOST of the multi-line boards became for-profit and charged a user fee :frown:


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What you know you can't explain,
But you feel it;
You've felt it your entire life.
That there's something wrong with the world.
You don't know what it is, but it's there....
Like a splinter in your mind...
Driving you mad.


Edited by trendal (06/23/06 07:12 PM)


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Re: "BBS" - Documentary about the oldschool BBS's [Re: trendal]
    #4308972 - 06/17/05 10:18 PM (11 years, 6 months ago)

Fuck man, that's archaic. Definitely cool. I remember downloading weak ass scripts and shit. First gif I ever downloaded must have been a picture of "sean michaels".... yeah, gay, but I was a kid and using aol.

Definitely a sweet download.


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Re: "BBS" - Documentary about the oldschool BBS's [Re: trendal]
    #4309002 - 06/17/05 10:26 PM (11 years, 6 months ago)

I never did that much with the BBS...I downloaded some games..and files, but that was long ago...my other brothers were into it more then I was at the time..but it is interesting though..I will check out the site more..


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Re: "BBS" - Documentary about the oldschool BBS's [Re: Skunk420]
    #4309019 - 06/17/05 10:30 PM (11 years, 6 months ago)

Great find man, can't wait to watch it.

Thanks for the torrent links  :wink:


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Re: "BBS" - Documentary about the oldschool BBS's [Re: trendal]
    #4313156 - 06/19/05 07:02 AM (11 years, 6 months ago)

Interesting movie :smile2:

"And let me tell you. If you're a girl, online and you're friendly, people fall in love with you. And that's all you need to do."

(bump)


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Re: "BBS" - Documentary about the oldschool BBS's [Re: trendal]
    #4313165 - 06/19/05 07:28 AM (11 years, 6 months ago)

Nice find indeed! I ended up getting hooked and just had to keep watching the next part.


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Re: "BBS" - Documentary about the oldschool BBS's [Re: trendal]
    #4319848 - 06/21/05 09:29 AM (11 years, 6 months ago)

Well watching this series has gotten me all nostalgic, enough so that I am considering throwing up a web-accessible BBS in the very near future (will probably use the Synchronet BBS software).

If anyone still has any door games (DOS only, please) that they wouldn't mind sharing, PLEASE drop me a PM!!!


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What you know you can't explain,
But you feel it;
You've felt it your entire life.
That there's something wrong with the world.
You don't know what it is, but it's there....
Like a splinter in your mind...
Driving you mad.


Edited by trendal (06/21/05 09:35 AM)


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Re: "BBS" - Documentary about the oldschool BBS's [Re: trendal]
    #4319917 - 06/21/05 10:21 AM (11 years, 6 months ago)

Get Tradewars and LORD going.


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