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    Happy birthday Internet, 50 years old today


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    Has there ever been a technological advance that's had such a low-key beginning? A technology that has completely transformed the way to work and live began on 29 October 1969 with a simple two-letter message "lo" - it was meant to be "login" but there was a computer crash.

    NSC owes its life to this humble start.
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      Has there ever been a technological advance that's had such a low-key beginning? A technology that has completely transformed the way to work and live began on 29 October 1969 with a simple two-letter message "lo" - it was meant to be "login" but there was a computer crash.

      NSC owes its life to this humble start.
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      People like Coldplay and voted for the Nazis. You can't trust people.
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      Back in the 90's I remember hearing about this "Information Superhighway" that was coming, and how it was going to change the world completely. "yeah yeah" I thought, and dismissed it.

      Got that a bit wrong.
      "But you accept that there is an increased risk of vehicle/bat collision"
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      Always been split right down the middle 50/50.
      Both brilliant and extremely dangerous and unpoliced in equal measures.
      Take social media away from kids of school age and the huge problems that parents and teachers face on a day to day basis would reduce by 75% overnight.
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      I remember first logging on on a dial up connection about 25 years ago. My overall thought at the time was this is proper shit.
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      Always been split right down the middle 50/50.
      Both brilliant and extremely dangerous and unpoliced in equal measures.
      Take social media away from kids of school age and the huge problems that parents and teachers face on a day to day basis would reduce by 75% overnight.
      It's a good job the boffins switched right, instead of left, as who knows what might've happened.
      I was surprised so many were confident pre-game and Brighton did exactly what they’ve done to us for the past few games but they actually bothered scoring this time. Hopefully this is the end of two up top when one of those forward is Carroll. It’s really impressive what Brighton have done since Hughton. It must be nice believing in a system and sticking with it. Basically what we had and lost under Rafa despite how pundits described it
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      Ahh, AOL dial-up. Tying up the landline all night, and waiting half an hour for a picture of Jo Guest to download.
      "But you accept that there is an increased risk of vehicle/bat collision"
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      “Melancholy is incompatible with bicycling.” James E Starrs
      Rarely serious, frequently taken seriously.
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      Which also means it's 49 years, 364 days since the first cat picture was posted.

      Am I watching Brighton or Barcelona?
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      Anyone remember all those AOL CDs that swamped the market? They made excellent drinks coasters. They still do.

      Anyone of the same age remember TINY computers? Really really cheap by the standards of the day. Used to have a shop in North Street. Geeks used to say it was called TINY due to complete lack of customer support and was acronym for Take It Now Yours. Bought one, obviously.
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