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    Anybody from the old AOL 3.0 'proggie' days?

    Remember early-ish versions of AOL, and all the 'l33t h4x0r' progs you could use? Was just thinking of some and reminiscing.

    AOHell - the one that started it all

    FateX - a very good 'copycat'

    Havok - another very good copycat

    Honorable mentions: Pepsi, Devastation Online Final, Black Death Ultra, Exorcist, Fire Toolz, Blue Cross... Christ, there were so many!!! Also, let's not forget the 'servers' - Soylent Green Warez Server, and of course, the MM'ers.

    Man, those were the days!! Then AOL 4.0 came out and everything got corny with 'faders', and punters without the full progs. Every 13 year old kid became a VB wiz overnight, and a small subculture was ruined!

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    GBrice what the heck are you talking about? Computer programming?
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    Do we not have a 'geek' section?
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    huh???

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    Lmao. I love the replies. I have no idea what the hell you are talking about gb, lol.
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    Bahahaha.... people from 'that time' who used AOL will remember. Those of you who aren't/didn't - well, I wouldn't expect you to understand. :P

    As for me... admittedly, I was a fat, lazy waste of life - but never a nerd!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by gbrice75
    Bahahaha.... people from 'that time' who used AOL will remember. Those of you who aren't/didn't - well, I wouldn't expect you to understand. :P

    As for me... admittedly, I was a fat, lazy waste of life - but never a nerd!!!
    I know what you're referring too, but it's before my time!
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    Quote Originally Posted by krugerr View Post
    I know what you're referring too, but it's before my time!
    Fuk i'm old!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by gbrice75 View Post
    Fuk i'm old!!!
    im 38 and used aol.. maybe u could dumb down ur lingo and id get it?? usually i just got drunk and trolled! its funny i never knew of the term troll til i came here and one day when i was thinking about it realized when i looked back on my aol days thats exactly what i did: got drunk and went trolling! LMAO!!!

    ironically enuff the Christian chat rooms i frequented quite a bit, and actually got booted off aol at one point LOL.. i was like 21-23yrs old back then so it wold been like '95-'98 ish i guess..

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    Quote Originally Posted by --->>405<<--- View Post
    im 38 and used aol.. maybe u could dumb down ur lingo and id get it?? usually i just got drunk and trolled! its funny i never knew of the term troll til i came here and one day when i was thinking about it realized when i looked back on my aol days thats exactly what i did: got drunk and went trolling! LMAO!!!

    ironically enuff the Christian chat rooms i frequented quite a bit, and actually got booted off aol at one point LOL.. i was like 21-23yrs old back then so it wold been like '95-'98 ish i guess..
    Actually, trolling is EXACTLY what it was about!!!

    Basically, some kid wrote a program that exploited vulnerabilities (which were MANY back in those days) in AOL's code... allowing you to do all kinds of shit. It was the funnest form of trolling I ever took part in!!! There were tons of spin-off programs written by other kids, some good, some horrible, but the point was the same - wreak complete havoc on AOL. For anybody truly interested in this geeky history:

    AOHell - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    AOHell - Oh Internet

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    Quote Originally Posted by gbrice75
    Bahahaha.... people from 'that time' who used AOL will remember. Those of you who aren't/didn't - well, I wouldn't expect you to understand. :P

    As for me... admittedly, I was a fat, lazy waste of life - but never a nerd!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by gbrice75 View Post
    bahahaha.... People from 'that time' who used aol will remember. Those of you who aren't/didn't - well, i wouldn't expect you to understand.

    as for me... Admittedly, i was a fat, lazy waste of life - but never a nerd!!!
    lmao!

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    Quote Originally Posted by gbrice75 View Post
    Actually, trolling is EXACTLY what it was about!!!

    Basically, some kid wrote a program that exploited vulnerabilities (which were MANY back in those days) in AOL's code... allowing you to do all kinds of shit. It was the funnest form of trolling I ever took part in!!! There were tons of spin-off programs written by other kids, some good, some horrible, but the point was the same - wreak complete havoc on AOL. For anybody truly interested in this geeky history:

    AOHell - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    AOHell - Oh Internet
    That is actually pretty funny. AOL was a little bit before my time (I do recall having dial-up Internet though).
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    Quote Originally Posted by basketballfan22 View Post
    That is actually pretty funny. AOL was a little bit before my time (I do recall having dial-up Internet though).
    God, the nightmares!! 14.4 modems... then 28.8.... then 33.6.... then 56k which was God-like.... then FINALLY, broadband hit!!!

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    I don't remember the specific modems, but I do recall that annoying-ass noise it would make when connecting to the Internet. It was almost identical to the noise Jim Carrey makes in the van in Dumb and Dumber (EEEEAAAAAA!).
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    A/S/L? hah!

    I've got your back GB. I used to love those programs! IM bombing ppl, manipulating their mouse/keyboard, ejecting their disk drive.. lol Reading this definitely brought me back in time.

    The Aol days were great.. except that it took 30 min+ to dl a nudey pic.

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    ooorrrgh

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    what are u takin GB lol ; )

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    All I remember is that it took me an entire day to d/l one song off of Napster. Dial-up was so annoying.
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    I still use aol as my primary mail account :/ and actually know what gb is talking about.
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    Quote Originally Posted by chi View Post
    GBrice what the heck are you talking about? Computer programming?
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    Lmfao these are the first 2 things that came to mind, in that order, after reading the first post.

    We're almost the same age GB but I barely knew what a computer was back then let alone anything about code or programming lol. Maybe I'm a nerd for not being a computer nerd back when it was considered cool to be a computer nerd?
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    I still use AOL messenger. Am I lame?
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    I don't know if it's worse that I know what you're talking about or that I was one of those VB geeks.
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    Aaaaah aol. The good old days. I remember the chat rooms. Haha
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    Quote Originally Posted by austinite View Post
    I still use AOL messenger. Am I lame?
    I remember when I used to use MSN Messenger all of the time during high school. This was before Facebook. I thought the usage of messengers went extinct by now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gbrice75 View Post
    God, the nightmares!! 14.4 modems... then 28.8.... then 33.6.... then 56k which was God-like.... then FINALLY, broadband hit!!!
    GB, I know what you're talking about. I used to use phishers to get free AOL off some poor sap who was too stupid to know that they shouldn't give their password out.

    I remember having a 2400baud modem in the late 80's.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jasc View Post
    A/S/L? hah!

    I've got your back GB. I used to love those programs! IM bombing ppl, manipulating their mouse/keyboard, ejecting their disk drive.. lol Reading this definitely brought me back in time.

    The Aol days were great.. except that it took 30 min+ to dl a nudey pic.
    lol!! A/S/L - wow, throwback for sure!!! Nostalgia lane! How about 'list me' in the porn rooms, lol.

    Quote Originally Posted by Sgt. Hartman View Post
    Lmfao these are the first 2 things that came to mind, in that order, after reading the first post.

    We're almost the same age GB but I barely knew what a computer was back then let alone anything about code or programming lol. Maybe I'm a nerd for not being a computer nerd back when it was considered cool to be a computer nerd?
    I know nothing about code or programming - somebody else wrote them, all I had to do was click 'buttons' on a simple interface and annoy the shit outta people, lol.

    Quote Originally Posted by BeastBro66 View Post
    I don't know if it's worse that I know what you're talking about or that I was one of those VB geeks.
    Better to be a VB geek than a 'script kiddie', which I loosely fit considering I was already in my mid-20's. That's even LAMER.

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    GB, I know what you're talking about. I used to use phishers to get free AOL off some poor sap who was too stupid to know that they shouldn't give their password out.

    I remember having a 2400baud modem in the late 80's.
    lol!! Yea man, the old days were fun. The credit card generator was awesome (while it worked), although the legal implications always scared the shit outta me.

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    I remember those days. I saved up my money to buy a 56k modem. Then ready the box and it said that current speeds were slower thank 56k - then why the **** did I just buy it!?
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    Quote Originally Posted by gbrice75 View Post
    lol!! A/S/L - wow, throwback for sure!!! Nostalgia lane! How about 'list me' in the porn rooms, lol.



    I know nothing about code or programming - somebody else wrote them, all I had to do was click 'buttons' on a simple interface and annoy the shit outta people, lol.



    Better to be a VB geek than a 'script kiddie', which I loosely fit considering I was already in my mid-20's. That's even LAMER.



    lol!! Yea man, the old days were fun. The credit card generator was awesome (while it worked), although the legal implications always scared the shit outta me.
    I remember finding out the algorithm for that credit card generator and making a TI-82 program that would do it too. I used to be so paranoid that every time I heard a siren, I'd think they were coming for me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DSM4Life View Post
    I remember those days. I saved up my money to buy a 56k modem. Then ready the box and it said that current speeds were slower thank 56k - then why the **** did I just buy it!?
    Future investment!?

    Quote Originally Posted by Honkey_Kong View Post
    I remember finding out the algorithm for that credit card generator and making a TI-82 program that would do it too. I used to be so paranoid that every time I heard a siren, I'd think they were coming for me.
    lol yea man, that shit wasn't worth it. For a free aol account!?! lol

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    someone is showing their age?

    never been a big fan of AOL, and never used it.

    Too many other sites that were free prevented me from hucking over $22/mo for some slow stupid dial up website.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gbrice75 View Post
    Future investment!?



    lol yea man, that shit wasn't worth it. For a free aol account!?! lol
    Yeah, but I wasn't just using the credit card generator for AOL accounts.

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    I wouldn't say this to your face, but yes, you are.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DSM4Life View Post
    Ahh the good old days. That was back when we all looked at pornographic pictures online instead of videos.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gbrice75 View Post
    God, the nightmares!! 14.4 modems... then 28.8.... then 33.6.... then 56k which was God-like.... then FINALLY, broadband hit!!!
    I remember all those all to well. I'm glad modems were not to expensive even back then but sometimes you had to do some tweaking with the boad rates and other settings to get them to work properly.

    I remember playing 2 player over the modem Decent and Doom.

    I never used AOL but I helped a lot of people who had it make it work properly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lovbyts View Post
    I remember all those all to well. I'm glad modems were not to expensive even back then but sometimes you had to do some tweaking with the boad rates and other settings to get them to work properly.

    I remember playing 2 player over the modem Decent and Doom.

    I never used AOL but I helped a lot of people who had it make it work properly.
    Some of the modems were quite expensive. When I made the jump from 2400 to 9600, I think I had to talk my dad in to paying like $200 for the modem.

    I used AOL towards the end of the 90s, but in 1993, I had an account with R.A.I.N. network. It was the only way individuals could get on the network and you bought a year's access at once. Had to use scripts to access FTPs and IRC.

    I think I had a 2mb storage space on RAIN for all my scripts (there was no graphical interfaces and you pretty much had to come up with your own programs to do stuff).

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