I Miss WebTV…


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Date: June 16, 2017


WebTV dialing Connecting to Webtv MID:

“RIP, WebTV: Microsoft finally shuts down MSN TV on Sept. 30 2013

The interactive TV service began life in 1996 as WebTV, one of the first set-top box services to offer Internet access via television sets.”


Webtv 1999:

“I had webtv from February to November of 1999, when I got my first “modern” computer, an Emachine with Windows 98. When the last days of my subscription were running out, I decided to record one of my last online sessions. Incidentally, the beginning is really garbled because I recorded it on a very old VCR that didn’t have a flying erase head, so it didn’t make clean cuts when recording over something else. I thought the garbled part was interesting, so I left that in.”


WebTV Classic ROM Music – All – snowy1.mid, karTV.mid, etc:

“This is music/sounds from the original WebTV Classic page file://romcache/music/index.html that includes songs that no one has heard in years. Songs like snowy1.mid and my favorite karTV.mid

Most people would link directly to these songs with the file://romcache url never thinking that one day they would be removed. Most of these were removed during one of WebTV’s upgrades and never to be heard again until now!

Special thanks to Tommie for going in deep to grab these.”


The WEBTV (MSNTV) Experience:

“I had a WEBTV since the late 90’s. The name changed to MSNTV when Microsoft bought it, but, it is always WEBTV to me. Microsoft is closing it down on September 30, 2013.
Nostalgia for WEBTVers and for the curious who may have heard of it here is a 12 minute tour into Dial-up internet as seen on your home TV set.”


Web TV Gen 1 Infomercial:

“Web TV Gen 1 Infomercial from the late 90’s,. Just imagine Internet on your old Fashion i480 CRT SDTV Television at speeds up to 32k. No need for High Speed net access and a Roku, Apple TV, Media Center pc, Android, iOS Smart Phone, Tablets, 60″ Smart HDTV, 100″ or smart 4K UHDTV of today to enjoy the Internet in your Living room”


WebTV was my first experience with the internet, and I was on it for at least two years…possibly three.

It was slow…but, most everything was back then…I didn’t have the experience of a faster connection, so I didn’t know things could get any better

However limited it may have been [and it certainly was]…those days were a lot of fun for me. I learned how to build a website with HTML, on my WebTV. Sadly, I either had to depend on my host to remain alive, or save the code some other way…like in an e-mail file.

The same was true for my BoyChat posts, if I wanted to save them…A lot of that stuff still got lost…But there were some survivors…Not that I consider it my best content, but…It brings back good memories…Some days, you just need a good memory.

Steve-D’s Midnight Zone came out of that time era, and remained my flag ship home online, well into the mid two thousands.

I always wanted them to make a disk drive, that could be connected to the WebTV unit, so I could backup my content properly…But, it never happened…and it wouldn’t be until about 2001, that I’d be able to secure all of my online content…on my shiny, new Compaq Presario…I loved that computer, also…and still own it…Not sure if it’s running right, however.

One of the things I recall with fondness, is how WebTV would feature the websites of it’s users…It might be featured for a week, or something like that…I have wondered, if there were any archives of old WebTV users websites out there…It would be fun to explore such…All I have right now, is my own, old websites…and what few others, I also saved…I have fairly vivid memories, of a few of those websites.

I miss my days on WebTV…I’d never choose to go back to them…but, I miss them…

…Hmmm…I do have a copy of the WebTV browser, for PC…for people designing websites, to see how they’d appear on a WebTV…I wonder if it would still work, if I installed it…Hmmmm…

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WebTV Music…


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Date: June 16, 2017


WebTV Music – RMF Mellow Collection – MsnTV Music:

“A collection of the original RMF Mellow background music from WebTV.”


WebTV Music – RMF Upbeat Collection:

“A collection of the RMF Upbeat background music from WebTV.”


WebTV Music – RMF Classical Collection:

“A collection of the RMF Classical background music from WebTV. Beethoven, Mozart, Bach, etc…”


WebTV Music – RMF Ambient Collection:

“A collection of the RMF Ambient background music from WebTV.”


Plus “Weird Paul”…

WebTv Memories –(Weird Paul) 90’s Internet Web Tv Msn Tv:

“WebTv Memories –(Weird Paul) 90’s Internet Web Tv Msn Tv
My experiences using Webtv to surf the internet in 1999.
Post your WebTv or talk city usernames in the comments!
Some funny chat room stuff!
Msn Tv is closing down on September 30, 2013.”

I remember this guy, vaguely…WebTV promoted him…Connection was so slow, I didn’t find watching his videos to be quite so worthwhile…too much buffering.

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Waking Up With Sam Harris #82 – The End of the World According to ISIS (with Graeme Wood)…


Date: June 16, 2017

01) Waking Up With Sam Harris #82 – The End of the World According to ISIS (with Graeme Wood)


“In this episode of the Waking Up podcast, Sam Harris speaks with Graeme Wood about his experience reporting on ISIS, the myth of online recruitment, the theology of ISIS, the quality of its propaganda, the most important American recruit to the organization, the roles of Jesus and the Anti-Christ in Islamic prophecy, free speech and the ongoing threat of jihadism, and other topics.

Graeme Wood is a national correspondent for The Atlantic. He has written for The New Yorker, The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, and many other publications. He was the 2014–2015 Edward R. Murrow Press Fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations, and he teaches in the political science department at Yale University. He is the author of The Way of the Strangers: Encounters with the Islamic State.”

Goodbye Christopher Robin Official HD Trailer 2017…


Date: June 16, 2017

01) Goodbye Christopher Robin Official HD Trailer 2017


“Goodbye Christopher Robin is released in UK cinemas September 29

GOODBYE CHRISTOPHER ROBIN gives a rare glimpse into the relationship between beloved children’s author A. A. Milne (Domhnall Gleeson) and his son Christopher Robin, whose toys inspired the magical world of Winnie the Pooh. Along with his mother Daphne (Margot Robbie), and his nanny Olive (Kelly Macdonald), Christopher Robin and his family are swept up in the international success of the books; the enchanting tales bringing hope and comfort to England after the First World War. But with the eyes of the world on Christopher Robin, what will the cost be to the family?”

The Last Man of Mahana…


Date: June 16, 2017

01) The Last Man of Mahana


“Hidden at the very top of New Zealandâs Coromandel Peninsula and accessible only by off-road track is the Mahana commune. Founded in 1978, for nearly 40 years its inhabitants have been elusive.

Their story has gone largely unreported. But now, parts of the utopian dream are turning sour. We visit Arthur, one of the remaining members of Mahana, to learn about his reclusive life, his battles with other residents, and his hopes of seeing the valley returned to its past glory.”

Pornhub Is the Kinsey Report of Our Time…


Date: June 16, 2017

01) Pornhub Is the Kinsey Report of Our Time

“The streaming sex empire may have done more to expand the sexual dreamscape than Helen Gurley Brown, Masters and Johnson, or Sigmund Freud.

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On the internet, there is a maxim known as Rule 34, which states: If you can imagine it, there is porn of it. No exceptions. And now that we are solidly into the age of internet pornography, I believe we are ready for another maxim: If there is porn of it, people will try it. (Maybe we can call it Rule 35.) And if people are trying that thing, then inevitably some of them will make videos of that thing and upload those to the internet. The result: an infinitely iterating feedback loop of sexual trial and error. Once upon a time, someone would try something new on film and it would take years to circulate on VHS or DVD through a relatively small community of porn watchers. But today, even the mainstream is porn-literate, porn-saturated, and porn-conversant. For a sexual butterfly effect to take place, you don’t even need to try that thing with your body — you can watch it, text about it, post jokes about it on Tumblr, chat about it on Grindr, masturbate while thinking about it, and type its name into so many search engines as to alter the sexual universe. There is such a thing, now, as a sexual meme — erotic acts and fantasies that replicate and spread like wildfire.

For we are living in a golden age of sexual creativity — an erotic renaissance that is, I believe, unprecedented in human history. Today you can, in a matter of minutes, see more boners than the most orgiastic member of Caligula’s court would see in a lifetime. This is, in itself, enough to revolutionize sexual culture at every level. But seeing isn’t even the whole story — because each of us also has the ability to replicate, share, and reinvent everything we see. Taken as a whole, this vast trove of smut is the Kinsey Report of our time, shedding light on the multiplicity of erotic desires and sexual behaviors in our midst.

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Pornography is more than a mere causal agent in the way we screw. It has also become a laboratory of the sexual imagination — and as such, it offers insight into a collective sexual consciousness that is in a state of high-speed evolution.”

Why I Don’t Do Other People’s Media…


Date: June 16, 2016

01) Fake News Australia: A Feature Not A Bug


This is a very good observation, on the rotten way mainstream media commonly mistreats people with politically incorrect views.

Please don’t imagine that I’ve never been asked to show up on a substantial media platform…I have…a live, regional news program in Canada…

I’m not a big enough idiot, to go walking into the enemies lair…or any kind of setting, that may turn hostile and manipulative. Nothing good will come from that…and that is exactly what important issues do not need…It makes dialogue impossible…It’s a dialogue killer.

This doesn’t mean I consider everyone an idiot, when they possess politically incorrect views and they go onto mainstream [or hostile] media…But some people are far better suited for that, than I…If they’re up to it, and gifted in that way…have at it…But know, you commonly wont be treated right.

This is not a gamble that I take.

Warrior Dad: A Father’s Journey Into Arizona’s Flawed Juvenile Justice System…


Date: June 15, 2017

01) Warrior Dad: A Father’s Journey Into Arizona’s Flawed Juvenile Justice System

“Despite its name, the Arizona Department of Juvenile Corrections never was meant to be penal. Instead, the agency’s mission is to help and treat kids who run afoul of the law.

But it’s ADJC that too often has found itself in trouble.

Twice now, the state agency has fallen under intense scrutiny by the U.S. Department of Justice, amid federal orders to improve services and ensure safety.”

Polygraph therapy scrutinized in child porn case…


Date: June 15, 2017

01) Polygraph therapy scrutinized in child porn case

“The therapist he meets with regularly has found Llanga Moran “forthcoming and engaged in sessions,” but prosecutors want a so-called lie-detector test to determine whether Llanga Moran has accepted responsibility for his crime. Llanga Moran drew the government’s skepticism with his insistence that there is an innocent explanation for the start to his habit. He said he had been trying to download Madonna’s “Like a Virgin” on a file-sharing service, when he stumbled upon the pornography that he found “morbidly intriguing” rather than sexually arousing.Assistant U.S. Attorney Drew Rolle wants a court-ordered polygraph, but U.S. District Judge Kiyo Matsumoto appeared reluctant to grant such relief on June 13 after putting a psychiatrist, a probation officer and several attorneys in the hot seat at a three-hour hearing.”

The War on Human Sexuality: YouTube Star Austin Jones Arrested for Two Counts of Child Pornography…


Date: June 15, 2017

01) YouTube Star Austin Jones Arrested for Two Counts of Child Pornography

“YouTube singer Austin Jones was returning to the U.S. following a concert in Poland on Monday when he was taken into custody at Chicago’s O’Hare Airport. The 24-year-old was arrested on two counts of production of child pornography. If convicted, he could land in prison for a minimum of 15 years.

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Court documents state that Jones was allegedly in communication with two underage female victims via Facebook in August 2016 and May 2017, and in both interactions, had asked the 14- and 15-year-old victims to “prove” to him that they were his biggest fans by sending him sexually explicit videos.

In the criminal complaint, one girl admitted that she made 15 videos for Jones as recently as May 4th, in what she called an “audition.”

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Jones’ other alleged victim, whom he chatted with in August 2016, alleged that the singer told her she would get to perform a sex act on him if she were “lucky.” […] Federal authorities said the girl sent Jones a total of 25 videos, including eight that were sexually explicit.”

If they are willing to do, what they are likely to do to this kid over a handful of videos, embodying normal human sexuality…

…And nobody is willing to rise up, saying the institutions behind this monstrosity deserve being burned to the ground…

…then the human species, and it’s cultures, are irredeemably terminal.

You know what’s likely to happen to this kid, right?…

…The moral outrage, of those who fancy themselves “better”, will see to it that he gets tormented and regularly raped for such a long period of his life, that he will likely be mentally destroyed by the experience…then spat back out into the world, where he wont be able to function…

…And all over a bit of video making, and masturbation…which is typical for young people and kids…

This is a war on human sexuality…When are people going to open up their eyes, and understand this?

We’re not talking about a hostile or violent act here…not even a dangerous one…

…We are talking about the morals being offended, of moral elitists.

…That is all these laws exist to serve.