1892 ...imagine being stuck in the house with no internet (media.patriots.win) posted 71 days ago by JTIM 71 days ago by JTIM +1894 / -2 241 comments download share 241 comments share download save hide report block hide replies
I would take the 70s 80s and '90s back over what we fucking have now any day the fucking week. I wish a solar flare would hit Earth and wipe us back to yabba dabba doo time. Technology is the single biggest evil in this world prove me wrong.
FYI, I was born in 1970, and agree those decades were the best.
Born in 57'...the 60's ruled...the 70's weren't far behind.
90's kid here. I will take that lifestyle over anything today.
Fuck yes, man. 80's and 90's was fantastic. My friends and I would bail out after breakfast and go into the undeveloped area outside town with our dogs and sling shots until sundown. Hiking, rock climbing, listening to music and talking about girls all day. Plinking cans with the slingshots. On my 8'th birthday all the dad's on my street took us into the hills to teach us how to shoot. The whole neighborhood could hear us and nobody cared. And I grew up in California!
They would kick us out of the house after breakfast and tell us we weren't allowed inside till the sun was down.
I had a friend that shot his dad's gun into the undeveloped hill across the street in the 90s and no one cared. This was insude city limits.
90's kid too and I loved that the girls were all skinny still.
Plus none of the girls had a penis back then so you could go after all of them
We didn't realize how good we had it. You never even had to ask if they had an innie or an outie.
I didn’t even know what a pronoun was except for a english test or two.
Girls don't have a penis now either.
Denim skirts too
Be careful what you wish for. That scenario will lead to the deaths of the majority of developed countries. If we could just wipe out social media, that would be the best. However, our electrical grid and pretty much every vehicle and electronic device built since the 90's would be caput if a big enough EMP/flare hit.
Yeah let’s get this party started
Don't threaten me with a good time.
I shall continue to shitpost in the public square then!
That's not even the half of it. Everybody is on here thinking they are prepped and will be the lucky ones to survive. I've only been prepping for about 5 years and I am well short of what it would take to survive something like this.
Plus people don't even consider the fact that as safe as nuclear power plants are today they require constant power or they WILL melt down. Do you realize what a massive amount of Chernobyl events all over the world would do?? Remember everything with electrical power will have died, we would not be able to stop any nuclear meltdowns whatsoever. Life on our planet wouldn't go back to the stone age, it would be over.
Everyone dies, yet many think somehow if they store up enough guns, gold, and garbanzo beans they will live forever.
I am somewhat of a prepper myself, but I have to remind myself of this often, as I'm exposing my own folly in thinking at times.
I've slowed down on hoarding, and started studying the Bible more than anything now. An app like YouVersion can help with reading plans where it reads to you daily. Helpful for the lazy and the undisiprine.
At the end of the day Jesus is our only salvation. In the meantime if we get nuked or EMPd' at least we'll be a bit more comfortable and not have to watch our kids starve to death before the, hopefully soon, return of Jesus. The only people that will survive more than a year or two at most will have to be in massive well stocked bunkers. You're talking about a setup in the millions, probably tens of millions.
Aside from the obvious fact that few could even afford it if they had the inclination; who the fuck wants to live in a bunker for a decade? Not me. That's not living.
I'd wager that the average person wouldn't have the mental strength to stay in a bunker for more than a month or two before going crazy and getting suicidal.
Yeah I don't hoard. It's hubris to assume you will survive.
Everyone wants to hoard 50,000 rounds and is just assuming they aren't going to be in the target zone.
My strategy is to have things that I can bootstrap back into society assuming i am able to survive certain time frames.
3 days survived? Great let's get water. 3 weeks survived? Awesome let's begin setting up sustainable food. 3 months survived? Awesome let's get the tools out and start expanding our shelter and exploring our territory Etc.
It will likely be very dr.STONE style if you have ever seen that show.
There is no point in hoarding three years worth of supplies
A) you die it goes to the wolves B) your a target before you consume it all C) it will still run out if you don't have the means to bootstrap a sustainable, cyclical life. D) Also, there does always remain the chance that everything does work out fine. Haha.
I find your terms acceptable. ;)
Nuclear plants are already hardened against emps and other means which would cause them to fail. Chernobyl happened because of communist diversity hiring.
Even if the plants survived an EMP how long do you think the people manning the facilities would stick around? One week in vast numbers of essential workers, police, military, and EMS would dissert to be with their families trying to survive and find food.
Keep in mind this includes prison guards. Most of the inmates would simply be released by the remaining guards or escape.
That's why environmentalism is a cancer. Latest technology nuclear plants would just deactivate on power loss. Even direct terrorist attack would not do more than just turn off the power. But "green" energy is mysteriously against nuclear for some strange reason, so here we are left with outdated power plants
Nearly every vehicle newer than 1974. We'd be looking at 80-90 percent mortality, cities being the hardest hit. Most would die from starvation or malnutrition related injury and sickness. The rest would be murdered for scraps or become victims of canabalism.
Well if we keep pushing for ww3 we may just get that.
I've got my bingo cards all filled out
All joking aside I never thought I'd see the day where he'd sound like 90s Alex Jones.
I mean we dodged a likely kill shot last week. Our luck is going to run out sooner than later.
In the 90s i was basically made to go outside as long as the sun was up.
I remember a heat wave when I was about 12. It was like 100-105 for a week straight. My mom kicked us all out at 8am, don't come home until dark. We rode our bikes about 3 miles to the a lake and swam until lunch. 2 miles to my friends house for sandwiches. 2 miles back to the lake and swam until dusk. 3 miles back home trying to beat the street lights while it was still 95+ degrees. Mom didn't give a shot where we were or what we did as long as we didn't come home in a cop car.
Weird how there weren't any trans kids around.
I bet if you looked up the statistics there were fewer kids molested in your area.
I think we've discovered the cure.
Back then they were just closeted fags and didn't tell anybody about it.
Those were the days
Those races vs the street lights were some close ones 🥵
Where I lived there WERE no street lights. If you rode your bike after dark you’d better hope it wasn’t a new moon or heavily clouded.
A lot of people live their whole lives without ever experiencing the natural darkness of night. Light pollution makes even more remote areas still somewhat lit at night. Doesn’t take much of a glow in the sky from a nearby city to ruin it
Night time hide-n-seek in the summertime. So good
As a kid in Queens NY, a friend and I decided to explore the banks of the East River. (This was in the early '60's when it still had live fish in it). We got almost as far as the Whitestone Bridge before we were stopped by a sea wall and had to turn back. Our parents were frantic looking for us, but at the end of the day, we had a blast.
High trust society?
The Powers That Be don't want those anymore.
Let's give rid of TPTB so we can have nice things again.
This brings back some memories! My friends and I lived way out in the country so the daily ride was closer to 10 or 15 miles but we did the same thing.
We built a log raft with ropes and Hatchets and hand sawsbwe brought in out backpacks and anchored it out in a lake. We'd catch and cook fish all day. Sometimes we wouldn't even be hungry when we finally got home.
If we didn't get back before dark tho it was our ass!
West Virginia in the late 60's early 70's. It was well known that after school and weekends you were to get your "play" clothes on and get outside and leave the adults alone.
Be out front when the street lights came on
How far from Ridgeley?
Street lights on--go home. Except when there's no school the next day then you just call mom or dad and tell them who's yard you're near. "I'm at Blasczak's!" Okay, be home by 10. "Okay!!!"
You guys had street lights? I was in Weirton up in the tip top
Imagine not being able to amuse yourself. SAD
This ticktock generation starts contemplating suicide if the power goes out for one day and they can't get online once their phone battery is dead.
As a kid in to 1990s we would go outside and play with our friends (ride bikes around the neighborhood, play football, build a tree fort) or hang our and play NES, SNES, Sega Genesis. Didn't need the Internet.
NES and Genesis were only for rainy days or at night.
We (brother and I) weren’t restricted on video games. We restricted ourselves. After enough time we’d get too antsy and HAVE to get up and run around outside.
Occasionally the days in Texas got so hot youd have an “indoor day” to play Nintendo, though.
Mario/Duckhunt and the old sega games... good times.
There was other fun shit to do. I miss 80s/90s multiplayer games.... the ones taht involved your friends next to you.
Mortal Kombat. The first one. So many awesome rainy days.
In the 70s and 80s I wasn't allowed in the house after school if the weather was good outside.
"Go outside and play. Get your homework done before dinner."
No A/C and two shitty VHF channels. It wasn't exactly a hardship.
I remember growing up that way. We actually went out and did stuff. It was awesome.
I think we've always craved entertainment. The devices we have now are the most accessible,stimulating and addictive versions of distractions that we have always sought out.
My mum grew up on a farm in rural Ireland in the 50's and always had chores to do but she would sneak off into a nearby field, sit under a tree and read her book.
My nan would eventually find my mum and scold her 'you've always got your head buried in those bloody fairy tales!'
I would run off w my stick and hoop to avoid churning the butter.
If I wanted a toy I had to find a sharp rock and carve it out of a piece of wood. As long as I was back in the cave before the bright ball in the sky went to sleep, my mom wouldn’t feed me to the saber tooth tigers that paced outside our cave all night.
Who’s the fuck would give you a down vote for that that was hilarious
Some people here have no sense of humor
That ended for me when I got a bicycle with an enormous front wheel and a tiny back wheel.
I was stuck at home using the 1980s and 90s Internet.
Dial-up BBSes, ANSI terminals, Unix gateways, Fidonet, PPP, FTP, SMTP, NNTP, IRC, Gopher, mailing lists...
Everyone you met online was a high-IQ science or engineering nerd.
The real Internet died when someone taught women to use it in 1993...
I think me and my 2400 baud modem contributed to that eternal september... I'm so sorry bro.
mofo I was LAN gaming and we set up at MY HOUSE cause I had the internet... UNREAL TOURNAMENT FTW
I loved the 90s. No cell phone keg parties in the woods (we only had one local bum that would buy us beer if we let him drink too). People got together. If you met a woman she didn’t have a penis. No one cared about skin color. we were the last normal generation
I lived for those parties in the woods. Beautiful freedom 💖
Any kid who was stuck in the house with no internet, was the sort of kid playing video games and exploring every nook and cranny to find secrets. Or they had toys or legos to play with, or a giant stack of VHS tapes to go through (the good old days where you could watch the same three episode block on a tape and not get bored with it, because you were occupying a half developed brain). Or they had a big shelf full of books.
The only kids who sat around in the house with nothing to do bored out of their minds were dull or neglected.
OMG THE LEGOS
I forgot all about that commercial...
Born in the 70s, grew up in the 80s when cable TV was starting to get big. We lived in such a remote area that there was no cable line down our road. My parents refused to buy a satellite dish. I was forced to go outside and ride my bike and play with the few kids that lived on my dirt road. I'm still in counseling today to try and work through all of my issues because of the absolute hell that was my childhood.
We had cable TV when I was young in the 70/80s. I didn't know what any of the channels were until I was close to 18 and hurt my shoulder playing sports and was stuck on the couch for a few weeks. Could not wait to get back outside and exploring or working on a car or whatever.
Are you me?
We might have been neighbors.
Lol yeah “neighbors”. My nearest friend was about a mile away down the dustiest goddamn caliche road you ever saw.
We used to steal his dads long ass Benson and Hedges menthols.
Strong men create good times.
Weak men bought satellite dishes.
I gre up in the 80s,90s without cable....and I think it is a big reason I dont 'think' like others.
I'm constantly replying: 'never saw it, I grew up without cable'
Imagine porn in paper magazines...
Kids turned out better without easy access to porn.
Imagine having to walk up to a counter and face someone in order to buy porn. Society was so much better before the internet.
I was walking home from school with a buddy one day, couldn't have been more than 12. Someone must have been moving because there was a ton of stuff out for garbage. We stopped to poke around the boxes and found a stash of Oui magazines (nudie magazines). Jackpot! We should have grabbed them and run but we stood there, looking at the pics. The owner saw us, came out and grabbed the magazines away from us.
Hobos. Hobos was why nudie mags turned up on train tracks.
It's weird how we used to find lots of porn mags in the woods and empty lots. WTF was up with that?
Because thats the only place guys could find to jerk off
Because looking at porn was shameful back then, so guys who bought it hid it.
The free-range porn was one of the weirder aspects of growing up in the '60's.
I'm a developer and would HAPPILY go back to the 80s and 90s. We were MUCH happier as a society then. No comparison.
And instead of being stuck inside fighting with people online, we were outside having fun without everyone staring at their fucking phones. The internet has NOT made the world a better place.
And again, I say that as someone whose livelihood depends on it. No way I'd make the kind of money I do without it, but I would still HAPPILY give it up if it meant going back to those times.
If people acted responsibly, that would be a different story.
It's the individual, not the internet.
And the fact our uniparty rulers haven't protected us from big tech spying. But I suppose that's because it's our UNIPARTY rulers that told the companies to do the spying 😑
I remember buying a Gazetteer of the United States and highlighting multiple pages to drive cross country. I also remember being able to locate and get parts to almost anything. Using magazines or manuals. Today when I put a part number into a search engine, I get everything besides what I'm looking for.
80s kid here. We played outside most of the day on most days. Even we could not play video games all day because we wanted to get out and run around.
We were rarely in the house as kids. As a rule we only came home around the time the street lamps turned on. The rest of the time we were playing sports of one kind or another or screwing around up and down the waterways and forests. Screw urban crap - that's where humanity goes to devolve into ignorant parasites.
Growing up in the 1990s, my friends and the black dudes used to trade vile jokes about each other and then we would......laugh and play basketball. Progressive ideology has taken us so far backwards.
We ate dinner as a family but not at 5. We ate about 10 minutes after the street lights came on.
Hey, I was rocking 14.4kbs dial-up in the 90s
I was rocking 1200 baud in the late 80s
Early '80s, 110/300 baud into the local college mainframe using credentials stolen from clueless college students. I was a precocious pre-teen. lol
My father talked about the old cradle modems that you could whistle to make it pretend to communicate.
Acoustic coupler MODEMs. I didn't have that, but I did use a terminal emulator program on my C64 after running a new phone line. I'd also sneak into the college's computer center and abuse the hell out of their line-printer terminals and basically print out chunks of the mainframe OS's help so I could learn to hack the system.
I recorded my TI-99 programs on a cassette recorder!
Life without internet was actually fun. Kids were always outside. We were always finding something to do or playing sports.
Heck yeah. It was a blast!
There is not one thing more evil than modern technology. There is a pool of people that have lived fully in both worlds, are young enough not to be old fogies and everyone should listen to them. I am one of these people and lived in a world without central ac, computers, computer games, cable tv. All of our family cars growing up had no ac, power windows etc. We were poor in material things and comforts but I can attest to this one simple truth. Life was far better back then. It was more exciting, there were more unknowns. There were simple hopes and dreams, time was rarely wasted. Picnics, beach days, fishing, camping, building boats that instantly sank, catching your own dinner. Parents didn’t know where the fuck you were and just told you a time to be home. Fist fights, getting picked on, picking on others etc were all a part of growing up. All of these things taught you to have a thick skin and seeing the impact of doing these things to others taught you empathy. It was more pure, not necessarily perfect. There were miserable and sad moments but each of these built character. There was honor in standing back up after pain and suffering. This world still exists for some and is just outside the fringes for others. Turn off your phones for most of the day, break free and live.
I would go back to my 2400 baud modem in a fucking heartbeat. There's nothing good about this timeline.
What a stupid statement. Sounds boosted. No one was stuck anywhere. We were outside. Come home when the streetlights come on. Imagine being so retarded.... I have hope for America but millenials often crush that hope with their ignorance.
Tell me you've never read a book.... also really ? Canned shitty pasta? An affront to Italians everywhere.
Spaghetti-O's for life
As a kid I loved em. We'd load up our backpacks with em and a can opener and a tent and go camping for days at a time with no adult supervision.
Today the thought of letting a group of 8 to 10 year olds take off in the woods for a week during summer break with guns and knives would terrify most parents.
When I was 11 my grandad let me run a bulldozer on a worksite for hours unsupervised while he went and took a nap. He said "if you are tall enough to reach the levers and pedals, you're old enough to learn to use it".
excatly... and unfortunate!
we need this BACK
I homeschool on a homestead and my kids are getting a healthy dose of building stick forts, fishing from an old row boat, and shooting squirrels with an old 22. Even my daughter was helping butcher deer and pigs by thr time she was 7.
damn... THAT is a good life!
Yes it is.
Why the downvotes? Lol
The 90s were awesome! I was in elementary school through the 90s and we never stayed inside if it was warm out. From daylight until dark we rode our bikes, played kickball in the empty lot and caught crawdads in the creek. If it was really hot out we would dam up the creek and soak in the mud lol these kids today don’t know how to have fun without constant stimulation from electronics Smdh
This person is already a prisoner and doesn't know it.
Actually, by 98, broadband was already rolling out. I was an early tester for [email protected]. That was pretty cool.
Yup, early @home as well. My brother and I were so early that we got the username of mailus for the funny email address it made.
Exactly. I was on the Internet in the 90s. I even had an ISDN connection at one time to have more bandwidth until cable broadband came around in the mid-to-late 90s.
In 1998 I had something lame called WebTv, lol.
“Stuck in the house”…… Lol, we stayed out of the house as much as possible. I’m an 80s kid, but still….. at least we aren’t all gay or trannies.
God I miss the 90’s. That was our peak.
Late 80s early 90s was as good as it gets.
Yea, there were at least two all night parties held by girls- some where. No sex, just talking, hanging out with them, live music in the woods, swimming and tipping cows over.
Grew up in the 80-90’s. Out riding bikes with the neighborhood kids until the streetlights went on, walking to the drug store to buy cigarette gum and wax bottles with juice in them, reading book after book to complete a readathon and be awarded a scratch-and-sniff sticker... Good times.
To be fair, the commercial for black men was "It's 10pm, do you know WHO your kids are?"
I was late for curfew every night.
80's kid here, it was awesome. I elected to be outside even when it was -40 or worse...
I remeber once when I was like 11 we built massive snow and ice igloos with the neighbor kids the days before the big storm and -20 weather hit so we could still go and play outside all day.
Grandpa was smart and told us to build em before the temp dropped or the snow wouldn't stick good enough to build them after..
We lit up a candles and that kept it about 50 degrees in the big hut. We played cards, marbles, and POGs so long we didn't even know the sun went down. Mom finally had to come drag us back inside.
Awesome times man
i was born in 87, grew up in the 90s and was never "stuck in the house"