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An anonymous reader writes "Felt a shortage of the blink tag in your life lately? Well, have no fear. One year after Geocities was shut down in a cost-cutting move by Yahoo, a group self-styled as 'The Archive Team' have announced they will be releasing a ~900GB torrent file archive. It doesn't have every single site, but they believe they got most of it. The team believes that it's important to not just delete our digital culture, and as crazy as Geocities may have been, it was an important cultural milestone in the history of showing that anyone could create content online."
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Geocities To Be Made Available As a 900GB Torrent

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  • by phyrexianshaw.ca (1265320) on Friday October 29, 2010 @02:01PM (#34066110) Homepage
    I'd be interested to see who would host something like that.

    if I had the bandwidth for a good price, I'd consider it.
    • by twisteddk (201366)

      seed plz !

    • Re: (Score:2, Interesting)

      by Anonymous Coward

      Considering that I'm already seeding a certain 790 GiB torrent [nyaatorrents.org] this shouldn't be a big deal.

    • by Superken7 (893292) on Friday October 29, 2010 @02:13PM (#34066316) Journal

      why not host it on the same distributed system you will get the content from? P2P.

      I am sure there has already been developed something like this (and if not, there is probably a reason on why its a bad idea), and I suspect there are many drawbacks like high latency, low bandwidth/throughput meaning very slow page loads etc...

      I'm too lazy to look it up now, but just putting this thought out:

      But why not just make some websites run on the same distributed DHTs such as Vuze or other existing P2P technologies?
      We'd all be sharing part of the content and everyone would be able to access the content too (eventually), resulting in (slow) low-cost, ideally SPOF-free web hosting.

      • by EdIII (1114411)

        Why reinvent the wheel?

        FreeNet does this already. It's mainly marketed towards evading censorship by distributing content in a way that is very hard to shut down and track. However, its architecture is very well suited to doing exactly what you want, having content intelligently hosted by a large number of independent nodes. The anonymity and privacy would just be bonus in this case.

        • Re: (Score:3, Interesting)

          by Kjella (173770)

          However, its architecture is very well suited to doing exactly what you want, having content intelligently hosted by a large number of independent nodes.

          Seriously, have you tried it? If you don't need anonymity, then Freenet is extremely underperforming and extremely dumb. A much better solution for this use case would simply be to create a special torrent client that would only store say 5% of the torrent, because you have global statistics at the tracker each new peer will download the rarest parts so in total you'd have a full seed. It could be trivially adjusted to work across many torrents, so that it'd continuously choose the least populated torrents

      • I object.

        I was told my website would be deleted, and now I'm learning that didn't happen? There are certain things (like my resume) that I'd like to see disappeared. I wasn't expecting anyone to come along and store it for the next hundred years. Oh well.

        • by eyrieowl (881195)

          What, that summer spent working as a Chippendale's dancer isn't helping to land the corner office? And it seemed like pure CV win at the time!

    • by cyan (370) on Friday October 29, 2010 @02:17PM (#34066380) Homepage Journal

      Already done. http://geociti.es/ [geociti.es]

      • by gravis777 (123605)

        They don't have me, http://geociti.es/Heartland/Hills/5791 [geociti.es] but archive.org does. http://web.archive.org/web/*/http://www.geocities.com/Heartland/Hills/5791 [archive.org]

        Its just scary that a page I created 15 years ago, and last updated ten years ago, is being archived. I had almost forgotten I had Geocities before this article. Thanks for bringing back memories I would perfer to forget.

        This was pretty much how I shared links with friends before Facebook - I was just nieve enough to think that everyone in the world was a

      • by Nadaka (224565)

        Now if only I could remember where my ancient geocities site was. I had animated gif with transparency rotating under construction banners and renderings of model spacecraft I made on a pirated copy of 3ds Max 2, even had a VRML of one.

    • Re: (Score:3, Interesting)

      by EkriirkE (1075937)

      http://www.geocities.ws/ [geocities.ws] has been doing it for a while already.

    • Re: (Score:2, Funny)

      I'd be interested to see who would host something like that.

      Hey, how about Yahoo?

  • Well, crap (Score:5, Funny)

    by rritterson (588983) on Friday October 29, 2010 @02:03PM (#34066142)

    And now my early-teen horrible taste and design ability will live forever in it's terrible FrontPage '97 designed glory. Hallelujah!

    • Re: (Score:3, Interesting)

      by jlechem (613317)
      I actually had a few geocities sites I used back in college. It would be interesting to see if they're in the list. Sadly it will take me 4 months to download this with Comcasts 250Gb monthly cap. There needs to be an index of the sites so people can search through it w/o downloading the entire thing.
      • by Yvan256 (722131)

        If you think a 250GB monthly cap is bad, don't even read about the ones in Canada.

        • by alphax45 (675119)
          Rogers lowered mine from 60 GB to 25 GB however I just saw a deal in Costco with Primus and there is NO CAP. So Rogers is going to give me NO CAP or I'm gone :)
          • I use Shaw and while they like to throttle my downloads when I am downloading a ton of stuff it's not a big deal to me. I'm a binge torrenter. :p

            I second the GP's post that it needs to be indexed. I don't recall the address of the Geocities page I had, although I do recall it hasn't been touched since just before 9/11. it would be nice to see how messy a site I did have.

      • by tibman (623933)

        There's a monthly cap? oh damn

    • by Hatta (162192)

      Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.

    • Granted, Geocities sites had a lot of terrible design. Blink and marquee tags, unreadable color combinations, cursor animations and sound on pages (aaaargh!) but doesn't anyone find that the simpler Geocities sites are better designed that many of today's sites? These days we have too many sites that take a long time to render, use too many Flash or other dynamic elements. On the other hand, a Geocities site like http://geociti.es/NapaValley/2267/ [geociti.es], with simple backgrounds and vanilla links seem very much fi
      • by tlhIngan (30335)

        Granted, Geocities sites had a lot of terrible design. Blink and marquee tags, unreadable color combinations, cursor animations and sound on pages (aaaargh!) but doesn't anyone find that the simpler Geocities sites are better designed that many of today's sites?

        There are a few geocities sites that I've seen that were quite well done. I was wary when I first clicked on those links, but they turned out half decent informative pages.

        And really, those geocities pages are just like what pages used to look like o

  • The only thing I have ever seen on Geocities is scam advertising from links in spam.
  • by Drakkenmensch (1255800) on Friday October 29, 2010 @02:04PM (#34066160)
    Not so crazy now, is it?
  • by idontgno (624372) on Friday October 29, 2010 @02:05PM (#34066184) Journal

    Of course, someone could make the argument that this archive is copyright infringement. I doubt anyone will, but it is an interesting question. The archiving is an important point in preserving digital history, and yet it's also a moment of massive copyright infringement -- technically speaking. This is the sort of bizarrely bad result you get in a world where copyright is automatically given to any content at the moment of creation. Most of the people creating Geocities pages would have no reason (or desire) to copyright what they created, and yet they all got it by default.

    In this insanely litigious society, I wonder what kind of copyright release (from all the grillions of Geocities content copyright holders) these "Archive" chaps got? I hope it doesn't come back to bite them.

    On an unrelated note, anyone wanna bet how many megabytes of this 1TB torrent is <blink> tags and "under construction" GIFs?

    • Re: (Score:3, Insightful)

      I don't think you can be sued for copying a web page to a file... If so, browsers better take out that page view source functionality because it makes it all too easy.

      If you were to perhaps actually host a website, with some of the infringing material, then I think you might have grounds. But an archive of it all? I doubt it.

      • They wouldnt sue you for downloading it, but distributing it.
        • That depends though - right? I mean Tenenbaum was sued for the downloading AND sharing, wasn't he?

          I mean they were essentially distributing their website for free online anyways, and its long been shut down, so its not like they are losing any money, so no damages can be set. At what point do you have a case to bring in front of a judge? It's copyrighted and being distributed therefor I need moneys? Like I said before - I could see someone using their copyrighted designs and that might cause damages to any

          • I mean they were essentially distributing their website for free online anyways, and its long been shut down, so its not like they are losing any money, so no damages can be set. At what point do you have a case to bring in front of a judge? It's copyrighted and being distributed therefor I need moneys? Like I said before - I could see someone using their copyrighted designs and that might cause damages to any new sites they might have launched after Geocities came down.

            Under the current copyright laws, no damages have to be proven - the law allows the rights holder to sue for statutory damages [wikipedia.org], without a single bit of actual evidence that they were actually harmed in any way by the infringement. This is how the RIAA companies are able to sue people like Jammie Thomas and get damages of $80k per work infringed.

            (Note that in the Capitol v. Thomas [wikipedia.org] case it's pretty unlikely that they'll ever get any actual money from her, and even if the outrageous award was actually paid pr

    • by cyan (370) on Friday October 29, 2010 @02:25PM (#34066478) Homepage Journal

      To answer your question: http://www.textfiles.com/underconstruction/ [textfiles.com]

      • by puto (533470)
        What is really funny, textfiles has two textfiles I wrote in 1985 when I was 15. One about making explosives from house hould items. And the other about a homicidal, gay geometry serial killer who killed his victims and left geometric proofs on their bodies. Some things should be left buried.
    • Agreed. I'd love to see them offer a copy of this to the United States Library of Congress, whose mission is "... to make its resources available and useful to the Congress and the American people and to sustain and preserve a universal collection of knowledge and creativity for future generations." [loc.gov] As the US Copyright Office is part of the Library, they should know the right way to handle this distribution (or they should realize that there's no right way and that they should create one.)

      And yes, I kno
    • by Raenex (947668) on Friday October 29, 2010 @03:26PM (#34067456)

      In this insanely litigious society, I wonder what kind of copyright release (from all the grillions of Geocities content copyright holders) these "Archive" chaps got? I hope it doesn't come back to bite them.

      There's already precedent with archive.org [archive.org] and Google's caching of web pages. Google was actually sued and won in this regard.

  • by gestalt_n_pepper (991155) on Friday October 29, 2010 @02:06PM (#34066192)

    I have a way of getting those old files back. 900 GB. Let's see. Gotta be in there somewhere....

  • And to think. (Score:3, Insightful)

    by LWATCDR (28044) on Friday October 29, 2010 @02:06PM (#34066198) Homepage Journal

    It all can be stored on a drive that costs less then $100.
    Now is that 900GB compressed or not? not compressed it would be a few hundred dollars for a RAID.

  • by geekoid (135745) <dadinportland AT yahoo DOT com> on Friday October 29, 2010 @02:06PM (#34066206) Homepage Journal

    It basically told everyone how the internet as the web as a whole would be laid out, from a users perspective, not a technology perspective.
    .

    • Re: (Score:3, Insightful)

      by SuricouRaven (1897204)
      It also told the world that when everyone has a right to speak, not everyone deserves to be listened to.
  • Neat! (Score:3, Funny)

    by DWMorse (1816016) on Friday October 29, 2010 @02:08PM (#34066236) Homepage

    I'm ALWAYS looking for ways to make my ISP hate me!

    Or, maybe not me... how about my neighbor with the unsecured wireless?

  • If the torrent file were itself filterable in any reasonably non-labor intensive way, this would be pretty cool for scraping the 0.001% of Geocities that might be worth my while. (I'm not slamming the content authors for Geocities; everyone has a different 0.001% that is worth their while). We can already select individual files with in a torrent and avoid downloading the entire thing, but being able to select those files through keywords or regex or indexed search results rather than manually clicking a

    • Re: (Score:3, Insightful)

      by ClintJCL (264898)
      What you are asking for is a next-generation torrrent client, not a next-generation torrent.
    • Re: (Score:3, Insightful)

      by Yvan256 (722131)

      Shouldn't the files be in folders, meaning you can already at least target a single website?

    • by British (51765) <british1500@gmail.com> on Friday October 29, 2010 @03:06PM (#34067078) Homepage Journal

      I'm sure this torrent would be much larger if geocities page authors didn't have so many broken image links included.

      I'm sure the file would be much SMALLER if they could consolidate all the animated GIFs of the stick figure guy digging into the ground. In fact, with all the stupid animated GIFs, and about 5 sparkly backgrounds, easily compressible instances of text like "I LIKE CHRIS FARLEY", This could be a 20 meg file.

  • Or awful. Or both.

    This justifies the invention of the internet.

  • Obligatory (Score:4, Funny)

    by Anonymous Coward on Friday October 29, 2010 @02:14PM (#34066320)
    And nothing of value was... saved?
  • by SecurityGuy (217807) on Friday October 29, 2010 @02:15PM (#34066342)

    There's been a growing counter sentiment that I think is correct. Not only is it wrong that we must preserve everything, we should probably forget most things.

    Keeping a permanent copy of every bad web site made by every bored teen is not actually useful, any more than keeping every grocery list, or to do list, or every piece of homework you ever did as a child. Some things simply don't have future value. The fact that we can keep things forever at near zero cost doesn't mean that we should keep things of near zero value. Let it go.

    Human societies have this nice ability to forget. If you say something really horrible to me today, I'll be mad about it for a while, then get over it. Archiving everything means keeping this sort of thing around forever. Should we really? What's the benefit? It's not accountability. I've said stupid things online, at this point almost 20 years ago, that I now recognize to be stupid things. They aren't sentiments held by me today. Reading them today will cause you to think and feel things about me, when they were written by a quite different person. This is going to be all too common in the future when people are online in their childhood, when saying stupid things that will later embarass you is quite common, if not a daily occurrence.

    In short, sure, we should remember our digital culture, but we should also throw out our digital garbage.

    • Re: (Score:3, Insightful)

      by Darkness404 (1287218)
      ...Except for the fact that A) It can be helpful and B) It will increasingly be easier.

      I think everyone can think of a webpage (might not be Geocites) that has valuable information that has since closed. Plus, Geocites was a publishing service, these weren't like grocery lists but rather like little novels. Yeah, the content might be crap but it contains valuable information which shouldn't simply be deleted.

      Plus, its becoming increasingly easier to store information. 10 years ago everyone would hav
      • by D Ninja (825055)

        Saving Geocites preserves "web 1.0" the time when anyone could make a webpage for the first time. While it might seem like trash to us, it might later provide valuable insight into cultures of the late 20th and early 21st century.

        This is the same logic that a packrat friend of mine uses when she doesn't want to throw away ANYTHING. "It is useful and valuable." Yeah? Really? If it's so useful and valuable, why the heck is it sitting in your closet/attic/basement/etc? If you haven't touched something in the past year, you don't need it. I promise you. (The only exception being something like photographs which are designed to preserve memories. The entire point of those is keeping them.)

        People keep way too much junk because they are af

        • Re: (Score:3, Insightful)

          by 0123456 (636235)

          This is the same logic that a packrat friend of mine uses when she doesn't want to throw away ANYTHING. "It is useful and valuable." Yeah? Really? If it's so useful and valuable, why the heck is it sitting in your closet/attic/basement/etc?

          I'm sure some ancient Roman packrat had her friends bitching about the empty bottles and amphoras they kept in their basement, yet today archaeologists are thanking her for thereby allowing them to determine much about the diet and patterns of trade in that part of the world in that time.

          Obviously the odds of some random piece of junk in your basement being useful to archaeologists in 2000 years are slim, but stashing away old digitial data is far closer to the ancient Roman packrat example.

          • by Joe Tie. (567096) on Friday October 29, 2010 @04:55PM (#34068572)
            Exactly. Historically, things like this geocities backup are very important. We don't usually get such elaborate records from the average citizens. We'll know about the big events of the past and what it meant to the kings and presidents of the world. But typically not so much about what the average guy just wanting to look out for his family thought of it. Even more, it's reactions to things that we might not even recognize as having any importance yet. And which, as a result, we wouldn't bother to save. But which the people of five hundred years in the future recognized as being a critical point of history.
        • by tibman (623933)

          If you routinely make new things or repair old things, it's a good idea to tech hoard or keep random junk because it will likely come in handy down the road.

        • by 0123456 (636235) on Friday October 29, 2010 @02:59PM (#34066934)

          Oh, and and for an example in the digital realm: the Apollo Guidance Computer is now flying Apollo spacecraft around the Earth and Moon in simulators, which was possible primarily because packrats kept old software listings in their basement for decades which were scanned, OCR-ed and then hand-fixed where required in order to recreate the original binaries to run in an emulator. The Saturn guidance computer which put the Apollo spacecraft into orbit is not, because there were no packrats to keep the software and IBM appears to have thrown it away or lost it.

        • However, the argument against saving -everything- is that space costs a significant amount of money. Think about how much storage space has changed. A 1.4 MB floppy disk used to be considered adequate for storing files. A 5 GB iPod was considered to be a technological marvel. We used to be impressed by 64 MB flash drives, 2 GB of flash memory used to cost a lot of money. Etc.

          Hard drive space is only getting cheaper. 900 GB isn't all that much anymore.
    • by DarkOx (621550)

      I understand what you are saying and I agree their is some value in forgetting. Trouble is we have a wheat and chaff problem here. How do you separate what is worthy of preservation from what is best forgotten.

      All those photos and posts on social media sites might seem like garbage today but some of them also might give insight to some distant future historian about some future political leader.

      At the core of this as you mentioned is an economics issue. It costs us near zero to preserve and persist this

    • by grumbel (592662) <grumbel@gmx.de> on Friday October 29, 2010 @02:39PM (#34066640) Homepage

      There's been a growing counter sentiment that I think is correct. Not only is it wrong that we must preserve everything, we should probably forget most things.

      The problem with this case and the Internet in general, isn't so much that it forgets things, but how it forgets them. Instead of the unused content disappearing, content disappears whenever its host disappears. To put that in classical terms: whenever the author of a book loses interest, it gets deleted from all the libraries in the world, doesn't sound right, but that is pretty much how the current Internet works. In this case its even more sinister, as Yahoo pulled the plug, not the original author.

      • by 0123456 (636235)

        The problem with this case and the Internet in general, isn't so much that it forgets things, but how it forgets them. Instead of the unused content disappearing, content disappears whenever its host disappears.

        True. I was recently reading through an aviation history thread which had been running for nearly ten years, and there were numerous sites which had been linked to with relevant information which simply no longer exist; in most cases the links just led to some domain squatter site.

      • by martin-boundary (547041) on Friday October 29, 2010 @04:23PM (#34068246)
        So you're saying this is closer to the older model of "oral history", in cultures which don't write things down. The elders know the history, but when they die that history goes with them.

        The lesson we learn from those older cultures is that progress accelerates when people start writing down their own history. That suggests that we should support the work of these archivers.

    • by gmuslera (3436)
      Maybe is ok to forget stupidity, but what about malice? We got already too much rewriting of history to let that happens.
    • by Skim123 (3322)

      Keeping a permanent copy of every bad web site made by every bored teen is not actually useful, any more than keeping every grocery list, or to do list, or every piece of homework you ever did as a child.

      I agree that such extremes are not good for the individual or society today, but they would be a boon for histories.

      Yes, 99.999% of those to do lists would be of zero interest, but what historian wouldn't want access to all of, say, Abraham Lincoln's to do lists and diary entries?

      • Re: (Score:3, Interesting)

        by SuricouRaven (1897204)
        They would all be of interest to some historians. In the year 2500, a historian of the 20th century may ask the significent question of, say, "To what extent did the period of 2008-2012 see the revival of hobbyist mnufacturing projects, and upon their decline which activities replaced them?' Such a question could be answered by taking millions of those to-do lists, analysing them and looking at them statistically. Remembering to account for the inherent bias that only people quite organised will keep a to-d
    • by Hatta (162192)

      You might be surprised to learn that not every Geocities page was a shitty teenage home page. Some people actually did neat and useful things, and wanted to share them with the web. Since they were busy doing neat and useful things they used the easiest web host available at the time, Geocities.

      In short, sure, we should remember our digital culture, but we should also throw out our digital garbage.

      How exactly do you propose we throw out one without the other? People are going to have to comb through the

    • by Burning1 (204959) on Friday October 29, 2010 @03:01PM (#34066970) Homepage

      Keeping a permanent copy of every bad web site made by every bored teen is not actually useful, any more than keeping every grocery list, or to do list, or every piece of homework you ever did as a child. Some things simply don't have future value. The fact that we can keep things forever at near zero cost doesn't mean that we should keep things of near zero value. Let it go.

      They may not have a huge amount of value to future historians, but I bet this data does have value to the people who originally generated much of that content.

      To plot a line, you need to points of reference. For us, the present provides one point of reference, and the past another. It's much easier to see where we are going as people when we can see how far we've come. Yeah, many of those old pages are embarrassing, but much like reading my own journal entries, it really helps me appreciate how I've developed as a person.

      Keeping those old web pages around also shows us about the history of social network. These days, if someone wants to throw some personal information on the web, they'll open up a facebook account. With a minimal investment of time, they'll have a fairly professional place to put their thoughts, photos, comments to friends. Back in the late 90s, little or none of that existed; geocities was the closest equivalent. Without a framework, people with no talent for web design were left to code up ugly websites with copious under construction signs. I'm sure more than a few of them went on to be professionals.

      We've come a long way, baby.

    • "Keeping a permanent copy of every bad web site made by every bored teen is not actually useful, any more than keeping every grocery list, or to do list, or every piece of homework you ever did as a child."

      I think there have been several "shopping lists" found from ancient cultures such as rome, which can and do shed light on these societies. Even something such as the rosetta stone, may have been deemed worthless at some point in history (and indeed was as they used it for building material). Are you reall

    • by grumpyman (849537)
      Sure - but how do we "forget"? 900GB can be stored on a $50 hard drive today. I'll be very surprise if yahoo didn't have a backup/copy somewhere.
    • I've heard one person ask an interesting question. In fifty years, who will be able to run for president? Everyone will have things in their past that an opponent could dig up, all recorded and searchable by someone with sufficient determination.
      • by Orgasmatron (8103)

        The problem is its own solution.

        The shit from your past comes back to haunt you, but likewise for your opponent. In 50 years, anyone that doesn't have some dirt will feel fake in a way that will be painfully obvious to everyone (of that time).

        This is not, by the way, an endorsement of the surveillance society. I'm pretty strongly against that, and I'd like to prevent it from taking shape, if possible. But if it does, people will adapt. The argument you quote is essentially that while every mistake that

    • by petrus4 (213815) on Friday October 29, 2010 @08:24PM (#34070152) Homepage Journal

      Something I'm getting very tired of seeing, is chronically unintelligent, narrow minded people, using pseudo-rational arguments to promote their own bigotry.

      Want to know what the one consistent element of such arguments always is? That less should exist. Fewer Linux distributions, fewer political parties, fewer languages, fewer national cultures, fewer different kinds of food.

      "Make everything as uniform and as close to entirely monocultural as possible, so that I never feel forced to try to utilise the 45 measly IQ points that I have; and above all, keep freedom in any form as far away from me as possible. More than any other single thing in existence, I'm terrified of that, because I don't want to have to take any responsibility at all, for what I choose, or what I do, or how I think, or who I am."

      Here's a clue. It is not going to hurt you in the slightest, if someone else wants to download the Geocities archive. If you do not want it yourself, do not download it. It's very simple. You don't want the Geocities archive yourself; that's fine. I however might want it, and I don't see why my ability to choose whether or not I get it, should be compromised by the fact that you don't want it yourself.

      Stop trying to enforce your own rules with regards to other people's behaviour. Make your own choices, and let me make mine.

  • by unity100 (970058) on Friday October 29, 2010 @02:15PM (#34066346) Homepage Journal
    like it or not, its digital history. moreover, most of the early game cheat sites, content sites, predecessors of a lot of now-small-scale publishing operations and even some services started at blinky pages in geocities. have some respect. its like a 1902 model car in 1928 : it may look decrepit to you now, but when more time passes, the people who will come after you will see its vintage value. you cant, because it was just 1-2 decades ago for you.
  • Certainly needs to be asked.

    Link Please

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    So who is hotter? Ali or Ali's Sister?

  • Google has the pages indexed but would they host them?

  • by bhcompy (1877290)
    SouthBeach/Lights/5479 iirc.. only been 12+ years or so
  • by Animats (122034) on Friday October 29, 2010 @02:34PM (#34066574) Homepage

    Good.

    The Internet Archive should pick this up, if they haven't already. I'll talk to some people.

    Archiving is getting easier. I had a minor part in preserving the archives of the Stanford AI lab. That required weeks of loading 6250bpi 2400 foot open reel tapes.

  • by Jason Levine (196982) on Friday October 29, 2010 @02:34PM (#34066576)

    When I set up my first website (not counting a little "Hey, it's me" page I did while in college), I hosted it on GeoCities. Eventually, I outgrew them and moved to a paid hosting provider. Still, for all of the flack they get for bad design, GeoCities was to the Internet what free blog hosting sites are now: a place to put your stories, photos, etc without paying anything. If Information Wants To Be Free, then Geocities was an important part of making this happen.

  • by grub (11606)

    I may store this on a ZFS volume. It will shrink to about half a GB with all those copies of animated flaming skulls de-duplicated.
  • What if I don't want them to make my shitty Geocities site available? I don't care about you and your archiving high horse. I, and every other shitty Geocities site owner, made my choice when I didn't migrate. They're intentionally going against my implicit decision.
    • by Hatta (162192)

      Then you can go fuck yourself. I don't care about you and your implicit decision.

      If you really, really don't want this stuff out there use the DMCA. That's what it's for.

  • Great, now this can live on forever, much to the chagrin of his wife: http://geociti.es/Colosseum/2417/ryansteve.jpg [geociti.es]
  • Aww crap. I forgot what my neighborhood was. I'll never remember my 4 digit UID. And I'll certainly never remember what content I put up.

    I think it would be fun to find it, but I have no idea how to start looking.
  • The vast majority of this torrent has got to be (badly optimised) GIFs. They should do a version without those included which would be interesting all the same.

    Damn, I'm back to remembering when Adobe Imageready 1.0 came out . . . .

  • I'd bet if they filtered these things out they wouldn't be able to fill a free Dropbox account with whats left. Same goes for Myspace...

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