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I REMEMBER DEMO: 2001-1998

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I REMEMBER DEMO!! Group: alt.discuss.webtv.hacking Date: Thu, Feb 1, 2001 From: ulTRAX@webtv.net January 30 marks the third anniversary of WNI's first DEMO crackdown. It was followed by a second crackdown that summer. Here's some old posts from just before that time.... when DEMO was all the rage. In fact these may my very first hacking posts.... dare I read them? http://ultrax.terrashare.com/demo/demoposts.html Re: I REMEMBER DEMO!!(ulTRAX) Group: alt.discuss.webtv.hacking Date: Fri, Feb 2, 2001 From: underground99@webtv.net (üñdérgrøüñd) Thanks it was good looking back at that old stuff. I really belive that 1998 was the best year I had on webtv. I think 1998 was the year to remember for alot of us old timers. U99 Re: I REMEMBER DEMO!!(ulTRAX) Group: alt.discuss.webtv.hacking Date: Fri, Feb 2, 2001 From: r0b-@webtv.net I can remember when demo was very hush hush... Man, that was a long time ago! eibbor Re: I REMEMBER DEMO!! eibbor Group: alt.discuss.webtv.hacking Date: Sat, Feb 3, 2001 From: ulTRAX@webtv.net Hey eibbor... long time no see. My posts are from Jan 98.... and I'm not sure if DEMO was new then or had been around for years. Anyone remember when DEMO was FIRST discovered? I once did a NG search at DejaNews and the earliest references I found were for Dec 97. Re: I REMEMBER DEMO!! eibbor Group: alt.discuss.webtv.hacking Date: Mon, Feb 5, 2001 From: west-inc@webtv.net Demo has been around since the first webtv client 1.0.Same goes for all the rest of the special accounts. Re: I REMEMBER DEMO!! west Group: alt.discuss.webtv.hacking Date: Mon, Feb 5, 2001 From: ulTRAX@webtv.net west-inc wrote: "Demo has been around since the first webtv client 1.0.Same goes for all the rest of the special accounts." I think most of us assume DEMO is an intrinsic part of the network.... my question was when was it discovered? If you go back that far.... what's the story? As for the other special accounts... there's every reason to believe they were there form the beginning but I don't recall anyone ever PROVING they were there until Mattman first stumbled on FLASH in summer 98. Re: I REMEMBER DEMO!! west Group: alt.discuss.webtv.hacking Date: Mon, Feb 5, 2001 From: west-inc@webtv.net To think about all the tricks and methods we have found their is no telling how long they were their until one of us came across it. Just because demo and the other accounts wasn't found untill 98 doesn't mean they wasn't their way before that time Look at the tricks break in untill then we had no clue their were flashrom urls but they have always been around since webtv Demo will always be their no ? about it! Re: I REMEMBER DEMO!!(ulTRAX) Group: alt.discuss.webtv.hacking Date: Mon, Feb 5, 2001 From: TERMINATOR180@webtv.net Yeah,I remember when Demo was the talk of the NG. I liked the code where u pushed Switch user and then Goto real quick and pushed in wtv-tricks:demo from the Switch User screen and got Demo. Yeah,those were the good ol' days... Re: I REMEMBER DEMO!! west Group: alt.discuss.webtv.hacking Date: Mon, Feb 5, 2001 From: TERMINATOR180@webtv.net I cannot remember who discovered Demo first. Matt was a real contributor to this group: DOOM, Flash,all that good stuff.. He didn't waste most of his time flaming people either. Re: I REMEMBER DEMO!! west Group: alt.discuss.webtv.hacking Date: Tue, Feb 6, 2001 From: ulTRAX@webtv.net west-inc wrote: "To think about all the tricks and methods we have found their is no telling how long they were their untill one of us came across it. Just because demo and the other accounts wasn't found untill 98 doesn't mean they wasn't their way before that time" There's a difference between KNOWING something and SPECULATING on something. You posted as if you were around long enough to know.... so do you or are your speculating? Re: I REMEMBER DEMO!! term Group: alt.discuss.webtv.hacking Date: Tue, Feb 6, 2001 From: ulTRAX@webtv.net TERMINATOR180 wrote: "I cannot remember who discovered Demo first. Matt was a real contributor to this group: DOOM," DOOM was discovered during the Great Tricks Breakin of Aug 98. "Flash," Matt was first to document FLASH.... but it was some time before anyone found a reliable way to get back. "He didn't waste most of his time flaming people either." LOL..... three years ago Matt and I were on opposite sides of the REACT vs MADNESS war. We both did plenty of flaming. Re: I REMEMBER DEMO!! term Group: alt.discuss.webtv.hacking Date: Tue, Feb 6, 2001 From: Festering-Turd@webtv.net (Festering Dookie Sludge) Ahh the good old days! Re: I REMEMBER DEMO!! Group: alt.discuss.webtv.hacking Date: Tue, Feb 6, 2001 From: TheLD@webtv.net (The LD) those demo clubs were hilarious Re: I REMEMBER DEMO!! TTT Group: alt.discuss.webtv.hacking Date: Wed, Feb 28, 2001 From: ulTRAX@webtv.net Contrary to popular reports... I'm not dead. Just elsewhere. Re: I REMEMBER DEMO!! Group: alt.discuss.webtv.hacking Date: Wed, Feb 28, 2001 From: H8inc_V2@webtv.net (~ hå†é ~ V 2.0) Well since it's up here I'm gonna speculate too...     I would think that demo was probably created as a way to display what webtv was all about in store displays, without having to have fully active accounts on each and every store display.   flash was probably about the same for showing it's kid friendly too, they were probably both around from the beginning or shortly after,     Redialer probably came a little later on down the road, it redials automatically every time it times out right... which was probably a solution to having to connect every time someone wanted to check it out.     It's all speculation though, the only ones that would know for sure would be the techs that set them up for whatever purpose they set them up.       And I want to thank them for setting it up cause the folders and sig areas were funnier than hell when they were the big thing.







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