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Internet History In Pictures

timothy posted more than 10 years ago | from the hey-dug dept.

The Internet 288

prostoalex writes "Tired of reading black-on-white text on Internet history and its celebrities? The Faces in front of the Monitors features the Internet history in pictures. See the legendary BBN IMP team, Linus naked and drinking beer, Bill Gates and Paul Allen and other luminaries."

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Happy Holidays (-1, Troll)

gantrep (627089) | more than 10 years ago | (#7801228)

GNAA blows it.

Re:Happy Holidays (-1)

SpongeScrodSpareCock (717608) | more than 10 years ago | (#7801433)


Hi All!

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You see my teacher is a faggot becuz he failed me when I NO my test wuz gud.

I saw that d00d Zero Kewl in that muvee "Hackers"! That d00d ROCKED! I wanna be just like h1m and fuck over pepple I don't like. Please teah me step by step how I can hakc and be "leet".,br>
thatisall [slashdot.org]
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As you know, savannah.gnu.org and savannah.nongnu.org have been down for a number of weeks due to a system crack. Thanks to the contributions of many people -- most notably Mathieu Roy, Jim Blair, and Paul Fisher -- the system is working again for existing projects. We have implemented a new security infrastructure that uses chroot'ed environments to isolate each project. We have of course tightened up security, but even if that tightened security is compromised for a particular project, the cracker can most likely only impact that one project. Please read this whole statement in detail before beginning work again. As part of the security changes, there are nine user-visible changes of particular interest. Six of those changes are implemented now (three of which are temporary), and two will be implemented later. They are as follows: (0) All passwords were invalidated. You will need use the "Lost Password" option to regain access. (Click on "Login via SSL" and then the "[Lost Password?]" link.) Expect an email shortly once you've clicked that link. If you do not receive the email within a very short time period to the address you had on file with your account, please write to >. Once you have access again, please check the developer and administrator lists for all your projects, and be sure that you recognize all the email addresses and user accounts attached to your projects. It is up to each user to vigilantly check the other authorized users, just as it was to check the integrity of your source.

GNAA blows it (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7801459)

Especially when compared to fp45 [rulez.org]

Linus (5, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7801229)

The server will be slashdotted because of the Linus picture IMO.

Re:Linus (4, Funny)

bigjocker (113512) | more than 10 years ago | (#7801274)

In those pictures are like a dozen jokes waiting to be posted on slashdot ....

BTW, where is the goatse guy?

Re:Linus (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7801429)

Well, momentarily I couldn't load the whole damn picture. So it its true that geeks can come off quite fast if necessary.

Re:Linus (5, Funny)

Frymaster (171343) | more than 10 years ago | (#7801440)

The server will be slashdotted

don't worry, someone will post the entire... uh... text.

nevermind.

Re:Linus (1)

93 Escort Wagon (326346) | more than 10 years ago | (#7801454)

"The server will be slashdotted because of the Linus picture IMO."

Well, we can only hope...

FIRST POST! (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7801230)

FUCK YOU!

Got rejected by Ask Slashdot (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7801234)

Hey, Slashdot, need some help here. With New Year coming I need to renew my SCO-compliant Linux license, and even though I sent them $699 last year, I guess it's time for another check. I lost the address and the phone number that I am supposed to send the check to.

The money is ready and is in the envelope, anyone got the address of SCO Group somewhere on top of their desk? Thanks.

I remember the original IMPs (4, Informative)

Animats (122034) | more than 10 years ago | (#7801235)

I saw one of the originals, at Case, in the 1960s. Case blew it so badly in computer science R&D that they were kicked off the ARPANET for underperforming. Embarassing.

I've even seen a Pluribus IMP in operation.

Darn. (5, Funny)

The Human Cow (646609) | more than 10 years ago | (#7801237)

Try as I might, I couldn't find a picture of Al Gore anywhere on that page.

Re:Darn. (5, Funny)

Valar (167606) | more than 10 years ago | (#7801262)

Son, you have no idea of the kind of thread you just started.

I hope you're happy.

Re:Darn. (5, Funny)

benk (93688) | more than 10 years ago | (#7801265)

He'll probably say he was in the photo with Linus ... but was just under the table already at that point...

Re:Darn. (1)

cmacmanus (713176) | more than 10 years ago | (#7801277)

Yeah, but at least we have pictures of his son. :D

Re:Darn. (5, Interesting)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7801281)

Well, in this letter [interesting-people.org] , Robert Kahn and Vinton Cerf, two people on the list and two people often called fathers of the Internet, defend Al Gore on the issue, saying the following:

There are many factors that have contributed to the Internet's rapid growth since the later 1980s, not the least of which has been political support for its privatization and continued support for research in advanced networking technology. No one in public life has been more intellectually engaged in helping to create the climate for a thriving Internet than the Vice President. Gore has been a clear champion of this effort, both in the councils of government and with the public at large.


The Vice President deserves credit for his early recognition of the value of high speed computing and communication and for his long-term and consistent articulation of the potential value of the Internet to American citizens and industry and, indeed, to the rest of the world.


I apologize from any resulting cognitive dissonance and you may now return to listening to Rush.

Re:Darn. (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7801320)

Cerf had about as much in creating the 'real' internet as Bill Gates in creating the Macintosh GUI.

Re:Darn. (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7801284)

These are the people worth creating something real, something tangible. Personally, I think Gore should be there - not that everyone doesn't know what he looks like.

There's Thompson, Ritchie, Wozniak, Jobs and Torvalds. All people who've done real work towards bringing the net and computing into the good thing it is today.

Now, who should we nominate as the BAD. The people whose incompetence could break things, who only work for selfish goals, who have no sight of their contribution to the big picture except their own egos.

I vote Darl McBride for a start :P

Re:Darn. (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7801302)

Michael Spindler for consciously working to kill Apple.

If you look closely.. (1)

chevelleSS (594683) | more than 10 years ago | (#7801358)

in the bottom right corner of the picture linked directly to the BBN IMP team, you will notice the dude looks like Red Foreman from that 70's show!

It kind of makes you wonder....

Lies Damn Lies and the GOP (-1, Troll)

SubtleNuance (184325) | more than 10 years ago | (#7801373)

MONKEY MAIL 4-- [coup2k.com]
AL GORE INVENTED THE INTERNET?

Al Gore took credit for inventing the Internet?!?

THE MONKEY MAIL CLAIMS:

Democrats will lie, cheat and steal from their mothers. Al Gore said that he would abide by the people, the people spoke, and he and the democrats don;t know right from wrong. They speak from both sides of their mouth.NOw Gore who invented the internet???????Give me a break"

SPANKING THE MONKEY

Transcript: Vice President Gore on
CNN's 'Late Edition'
March 9, 1999

CNN'S WOLF BLITZER: I want to get to some of the substance of domestic and international issues in a minute, but let's just wrap up a little bit of the politics right now.

Why should Democrats, looking at the Democratic nomination process, support you instead of Bill Bradley, a friend of yours, a former colleague in the Senate? What do you have to bring to this that he doesn't necessarily bring to this process?

AL GORE: Well, I'll be offering my vision when my campaign begins. And it will be comprehensive and sweeping. And I hope that it will be compelling enough to draw people toward it. I feel that it will be.

But it will emerge from my dialogue with the American people. I've traveled to every part of this country during the last six years. During my service in the United States Congress, I took the initiative in creating the Internet. I took the initiative in moving forward a whole range of initiatives that have proven to be important to our country's economic growth and environmental protection, improvements in our educational system.

During a quarter century of public service, including most of it long before I came into my current job, I have worked to try to improve the quality of life in our country and in our world. And what I've seen during that experience is an emerging future that's very exciting, about which I'm very optimistic, and toward which I want to lead.

By the way, although the press has debunked this stupid story about a million times, Republicans keep banging that tired old drum. Why? Because they cannot attack Gore's morality (he was never a pantyhound like George W.), or his policies (most Americans give Gore and the Democrats the edge on the issues). So they keep throwing lies around, hoping some will catch on. Some do. The world is full of stupid people.

CASE IN POINT: (I don't have to name names, do I?)

MORE ON GORE AND THE INTERNET
FROM BOB DELAY
(Yes, 'that' Delay... READ ON)

From: Bob DeLay
To: thediva@coup2k.com
BCC: bc_pubshort@yahoo.com ; MWO
Sent: Thursday, March 22, 2001 12:54 AM
Subject: al gore and the internet

Sometimes I feel so all alone in the world.

According to Microsoft's very own reference resource, BOOKSHELF '96, Al Gore did pretty much invent the internet. We might assume that Microsoft would have a pretty good handle on that particular issue and would know what they're/it's talking about. Here's an excerpt from an article entitled, "The Internet: How did it originate?" (That's "ORIGINATE". Does something "originate" when it is "invented", dammit? So let's put this crap to rest forever. THROW IT AT THE PIGS!) The excerpt:

"In 1991, Vice President Al Gore, then a U.S. senator, proposed widening the architecture of NSFNET to include more K-12 schools, community colleges, and 2-year colleges. The resulting legislation expanded NSFNET and renamed it NREN (National Research and Educational Network). This bill also allowed businesses to purchase part of the network for commercial uses. The mass commercialization of today's Internet is the direct result of this legislation." (That is a verbatim, copied-and-pasted quote.)

I repeat for effect: "THE MASS COMMERCIALIZATION OF TODAY'S INTERNET IS THE DIRECT RESULT OF THIS LEGISLATION." Well, heck: it looks very much as if Al Gore invented in the Internet!

Of course, Bill Gates (Columbia and Funk & Wagnalls) doesn't know anything about all that. Shall we defer, then, to the wisdom of Nazi propaganda vomitous Trent Lott, Bob Barr and BIG FAT ASS PIG SLOP FILTH GARBAGE BOY (the spokesperson of the GOP/brood hog)? It would appear that Gore was, in fact, extremely modest in his assertions. No, he didn't say he did it, but he did!

IMPEACH DUBYA THE WONDERMONKEY AND F*** ALL REPUBLICANS! Or, as I have said so many times before, yet never so poignantly as now, "THERE IS NOTHING LOWER THAN A REPUBLICAN!" I know: I'm Tom DeLay's cousin.

Bill Gates and internet history? (-1, Flamebait)

jkrise (535370) | more than 10 years ago | (#7801240)

What's the connection??? If Bill G had his way, ,the internet would've been history!

-

Re:Bill Gates and internet history? (0)

iridiumz0r (711388) | more than 10 years ago | (#7801326)

what exactly did he do/say against the net?

Re:Bill Gates and internet history? (0, Flamebait)

jkrise (535370) | more than 10 years ago | (#7801345)

He pretended it didn't exist... until 1995 or so. Then he maded a new protocol NetBIOS, and other useless products like WINS... Abandoned them after 2001, when he found out the internet could exist inspite of MS.

I hope the internet isn't equated with .Net - in any case, I don't think .Net is born yet, let alone have a history.

-

Re:Bill Gates and internet history? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7801347)

There are about 10 Billion people who did not do or say anything against the net, why dont we put their name here too. This loser was a netbeui advocate and had no clue what tcp/ip was, his book completely missed internet (It was added in next edition). And you name him luminary, you guys are bunch of losers

Re:Bill Gates and internet history? (0, Offtopic)

mOoZik (698544) | more than 10 years ago | (#7801335)

Put the weed down...

hey! (-1, Offtopic)

ToadMan8 (521480) | more than 10 years ago | (#7801243)

I know they say not to bich and moan about not getting stories published but jeez, if they let this through the editorial process they must have something against me. Maybe it's a slow news day.

Oh, and why does Linus look really fat in the first two pictures and skinny in the last ones? Does drinking beer really make you skinny?

Comeon somebody please: find a good story out there, something has to be happening!

Re:hey! (-1, Offtopic)

gantrep (627089) | more than 10 years ago | (#7801258)

Here you go [zdnet.co.uk] Genuinely important and interesting article that I submitted to slashdot about 3 days after it was published. Rejected. I guess naked nerds is more important.

Re:hey! (0, Offtopic)

ToadMan8 (521480) | more than 10 years ago | (#7801275)

Yeah; that's quite interesting really. The cleartype font system could be an interesting model to fix up linux desktop font issues too.

FAT is worthless though... everyone and their brother reversed engineered it already. NTFS or their new journaling FS on the other hand...

Re:hey! (2, Funny)

Liselle (684663) | more than 10 years ago | (#7801378)

That story may make the Slashdot frontpage more interesting, but according to the FAQ, Linus drinking beer makes it an omelette. I don't ask questions.

Re:hey! (1)

Zork the Almighty (599344) | more than 10 years ago | (#7801405)

Slashdot has already covered this, it was spun as "Msft charges for FAT filesystem".

Re:hey! (1, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7801328)

Oh, and why does Linus look really fat in the first two pictures and skinny in the last ones? Does drinking beer really make you skinny?
The kernel adds twenty pounds.

Re:hey! (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7801439)

hehe - good one.

Re:hey! (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7801341)

How about mad cow disease?

But surely, according to SCO... (5, Funny)

benk (93688) | more than 10 years ago | (#7801244)

Darl would have to be in there, naked, too.

Wait ... on second thoughts ... I don't want to see that...

black-on-white (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7801247)

Tired of looking at black-on-white pictures...

the shirtless pic of linus with beer .... (5, Funny)

jms258 (569015) | more than 10 years ago | (#7801254)

should most definitely be the new linux logo ... drop the penguin.... we can get corporate sponsorship from heineken!

Re:the shirtless pic of linus with beer .... (1)

Zork the Almighty (599344) | more than 10 years ago | (#7801416)

Isn't this just fodder for Microsoft ?
"...it's 2 a.m. - do you know whose software is running on your firewall ?"

Re:the shirtless pic of linus with beer .... (1)

Aggrajag (716041) | more than 10 years ago | (#7801474)

That's not Heineken he's drinking. It's quite clearly a bottle of Danish Tuborg Ol.

didn't know... (3, Funny)

krahd (106540) | more than 10 years ago | (#7801256)

that allen was a ventriloquist!

--krahd

Re:didn't know... (1)

mattjb0010 (724744) | more than 10 years ago | (#7801264)

Well he *is* an expert at talking out of his arse. ;)

Linus, Linus, Linus..tsk tsk tsk.. (2, Funny)

Jediman1138 (680354) | more than 10 years ago | (#7801259)

I would expect more from a Torvalds..

-shakes head dishonorably-

Re:Linus, Linus, Linus..tsk tsk tsk.. (2, Funny)

Geek of Tech (678002) | more than 10 years ago | (#7801337)

>> I would expect more from a Torvalds..

What? You expected him to chug the whole six-pack?

meet (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7801260)

your match, curtosey OSDN [nero-online.org]

OLD news (0, Troll)

FCAdcock (531678) | more than 10 years ago | (#7801268)

Isn't this old news? I saw this exact same page a few months ago. (probably closer to a year)

Come to think of it, this isn't even news... this is just pictures.

Not just Internet history (2, Funny)

Pranjal (624521) | more than 10 years ago | (#7801269)

According to the article its...
"Pictures of people who have made a mark in any of the following: programmable computer systems, computer networks, the Internet or the security involved with those systems."

I don't recall Charles Babbage [wbglinks.net] contributing to the internet.

Re:Not just Internet history (1)

God! Awful 2 (631283) | more than 10 years ago | (#7801425)


"Pictures of people who have made a mark in any of the following: programmable computer systems, computer networks, the Internet or the security involved with those systems."
I don't recall Charles Babbage contributing to the internet.

I believe he contributed to "programmable computer systems".

-a

Re:Not just Internet history (5, Insightful)

adept256 (732470) | more than 10 years ago | (#7801441)

Charles Babbage designed a working mechanical computer.

Mechanical.
Computer.

Sheesh, what does it take to get your respect?

Slow links in post (5, Informative)

Veovis (612685) | more than 10 years ago | (#7801271)

The server is slashdotted and/or just slow, heres a (hopefully dont slashdot my server) mirror

http://www.mysticunderground.net/mirror/ [mysticunderground.net]

Re:Slow links in post (1)

overbored (450853) | more than 10 years ago | (#7801357)

You should fix those two links on http://www.mysticunderground.net/mirror/www.wbglin ks.net/.

Re:Slow links in post (1)

Veovis (612685) | more than 10 years ago | (#7801365)

That is a result of a wget -r operation, which is still running (server is only giving me like 10 kb/sec of bandwidth) I'm just mirroring the whole server

Seasonal Bonus (1)

ProfitElijah (144514) | more than 10 years ago | (#7801286)

What every geek wants for Xmas - a page full of Santa impersonators trying to fool the world into believing they're scientists.

Naked Linus (2, Funny)

geekBass (665923) | more than 10 years ago | (#7801290)

Aah that's why he was ashamed [slashdot.org] ... wait..nevermind.

Who would have thought... (4, Funny)

teamhasnoi (554944) | more than 10 years ago | (#7801291)

such a skinny guy would be behind making so many computer users fat?

I Kid! (Besides, I'm working tonight and I feel Christmas fat settling on me even as I type)

Hmm.... (3, Funny)

asadchev (735149) | more than 10 years ago | (#7801292)

Is there an image of the drunk Steve Ballmer doing monkey dance naked??? It could be the next goatse.

Re:Hmm.... (1)

adpowers (153922) | more than 10 years ago | (#7801352)

Not quite drunk, but:

http://andrewhitchcock.org/gallery/ballmer/ [andrewhitchcock.org]

Also, be sure to check out my sig, Allen is in there too :).

adpowers

PS: Sorry about the whorage.

Re:Hmm.... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7801417)

So.

Are you a stalker, or do you have something for bald men?

Ut-oh (4, Funny)

BrianGa (536442) | more than 10 years ago | (#7801293)

"This page is 100K in size, please be patient while it loads"

Oh boy...

Linus Naked (5, Funny)

rsmith-mac (639075) | more than 10 years ago | (#7801298)

Well, I suppose that explains where "free as in beer" came from.

Mmm Free Beer (2, Funny)

waltmarkers (319528) | more than 10 years ago | (#7801300)

See! Free beer really will beat out free speech, not only did he stop coding for that beer, he gave up his shirt too!

Mirror? (-1)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7801304)

Is there a mirror for this site? My ISP(Etisalat in U.A.E) has for some reason blocked access to the site.

Re:Mirror? (1)

Veovis (612685) | more than 10 years ago | (#7801315)

Mirror here [mysticunderground.net]

Re:U.A.E.? (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7801343)

Bwa-ha-ha! U.A.E.

Bwa-ha-ha!

I can vote. yuo r teh suxx0r!

Bwa-ha-ha! I can view an uncensored Internet. My girlfriend is allowed to drive. Automobiles, even.

Seriously, what are a bunch of 10th century hold-outs doing with computers? I mean, besides looking at pr0n.
(Is there Camel-pr0n on the Internet, and if so, would towelheads censor it, or make it the national homepage?)

Why was this modded down? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7801366)

I thought Slashdot was a bastion of free speech and beliver in freedom from censorship.

What the Hell? (4, Interesting)

teamhasnoi (554944) | more than 10 years ago | (#7801307)

What is the The Woz [nifty.com] doing with Billy? [wbglinks.net]

And what's with the rainbow? hmmm...?

(posted from a powerbook, you zealots!)

Linus naked? (4, Funny)

edunbar93 (141167) | more than 10 years ago | (#7801311)

Linus naked and drinking beer

Mmmm. Geek porn [geekporn.com] .

Re:Linus naked? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7801349)

Can anyone post a username and password for that site?

plz?

Gates and Allen (2, Informative)

Indy1 (99447) | more than 10 years ago | (#7801317)

what have they EVER contributed to the net besides a series of operating systems that tend to do nothing but break standards and put massive security holes into the hands of the masses? It wasnt even until win 2000 that Uncle Bill had a decent tcp/ip stack, which was conviently borrowed / stolen (depending on your point of view) from free bsd.

Did m$ design any of the core net protocols? Dns? bgp? smtp? nntp? http?

I didnt think so, and their contributions to the net are little to nothing.

Re:Gates and Allen (1, Informative)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7801334)

The computer GUI. Without windows you'd still be using a text based system, and probably Lynx or Links on nothing but a 16 color CGA moniter but maybe with a 200 by 120 character screen!.

Mouse pointers, windows, taskbars, widgets, buttons, sliders, all the things you use invisibly but do not notice from day to day you can thank Gates for popularising

Despite his bad points (and he has many) you can't go past the good he's done.

Re:Gates and Allen (4, Insightful)

reiggin (646111) | more than 10 years ago | (#7801359)

You're wrong. Point your finger towards Palo Alto. Not Billy Boy "Why Invent When You Can Copy" Gates.

Re:Gates and Allen (1, Informative)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7801370)

I didn't say they didn't copy. they popularised it.

With a 1.8% market share, Apple isn't going to popularise a THING

Re:Gates and Allen (1)

reiggin (646111) | more than 10 years ago | (#7801379)

And I didn't say anything about Apple. It was Xerox who gets the credit.

Re:Gates and Allen (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7801390)

Xerox didn't popularise it either.

Re:Gates and Allen (3, Insightful)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7801472)

Um...

So your logic here is that if Microsoft didn't exist, Apple wouldn't have succeeded in popularizing the GUI because Apple only has 1.8% market share?

Except that 95% of the market share currently belongs to Microsoft. So if Microsoft had never existed, who would have that 95% of the market share?

Microsoft has never created a technology of note. Microsoft has never even popularized a technology of note. All Microsoft knows how to do is take technologies that other people have already invented and popularized and make lots of money off of them. That's not something they really recieve any creativity points for.

Re:Gates and Allen (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7801481)

No, Microsoft copied and destroyed the GUI
Apple thieved it from Xerox

Xerox are the true originators here, who go uncredited for the biggest change in computing ever.

Re:Gates and Allen (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7801377)

Without windows you'd still be using a text based system, and probably Lynx or Links on nothing but a 16 color CGA moniter but maybe with a 200 by 120 character screen!.

Um, no... actually... I'd be using an Apple... just like I was in 1982, before Microsoft Windows existed.

And you know, lo and behold, I do believe Apple would have had all of those things had Microsoft never existed, except perhaps taskbars. But I don't think taskbars are really something worth bragging about that much.

Re:Gates and Allen (2, Informative)

teamhasnoi (554944) | more than 10 years ago | (#7801354)

Didn't they have something to do with DHCP? [spectrum-w...search.com] Of course, it says right there:

6. Security

DHCP currently provides no authentication or security mechanisms Potential exposures to attack are discussed is section 7 of protocol specification [1].

This lack of authentication mechanism means that a DHCP server check if a client or user is authorized to use a given User Class This introduces an obvious vulnerability when using the User option. For example, if the User Class is used to give out a parameter (e.g., a particular database server), there is no way authenticate a client and it is therefore impossible to check if client is authorized to use this parameter

Sounds like Microsoft...

Re:Gates and Allen (1)

phorm (591458) | more than 10 years ago | (#7801356)

Where did the SMB protocols come from? Just wondering if it was an MS invention or "borrowed?"

Re:Gates and Allen (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7801465)

It came from IBM

Re:Gates and Allen (1, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7801383)

Don't think of it as if Microsoft stole their TCP/IP stack from BSD.

Think of it as if BSD kindly donated their TCP/IP stack to Microsoft.

That just sounds more pathetic, somehow. Thieves have this kind innate, "badass" coolness value. People on BSD welfare do not.

Re:Gates and Allen (4, Insightful)

rmpotter (177221) | more than 10 years ago | (#7801466)

Sigh... try looking at this bit of HISTORY from a historical perspective. Consider the other names on the list. Some of them were relatively minor players in the grand scheme. Do you seriously believe the people who had a major hand in creating OS's which drive hundreds of millions of PCs should be ignored because you don't believe they "contributed"? It's history. It's evolution. It took MS a long time to create a usable, reliable (though not yet secure) desktop OS which has been deployed on millions of desktops with countless hardware combinations. Linux is inching toward the desktop. but it's not there yet. In the meantime, let's not re-write history.

One important missing image (4, Informative)

Jon Abbott (723) | more than 10 years ago | (#7801350)

I just checked their website, and they didn't have my personal favorite [decus.org.au] ...

Most important picture not included? (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7801360)

I think it's this one here. [goatse.cx]

Missing names (and photos) (4, Informative)

karl.auerbach (157250) | more than 10 years ago | (#7801361)

Some names (and photos) seem to be missing.

I'd suggest John Romkey (author of PC/IP and one of the two original Internet toasters), Phil Karn (KA9Q), Louis Pouzin (I probably misspelled that), Don Davies. Mike St. Johns, Jake Feinler, Bob Braden, Milo, Jun Murai, Marshall Rose, Dave Mills, Dave Farber, Dave Clark, Jerry Saltzer, Noel Chiappa, Steve Casner, Dan Lynch, Radia Pearlman ... and many many others. One more than a few occassions siblings were involved - Judy and Deborah Estrin, and the Lyons brothers come to mind.

Carl Malamud's 1992 book, "Exploring the Internet" has a lot of anecdotes and a few photos.

Others (2, Informative)

anti-NAT (709310) | more than 10 years ago | (#7801394)

John T. Moy - OSPF Tony Li (BGP), Yakov Rehkter (BGP, MPLS)

Unfortunate omission (4, Funny)

mcc (14761) | more than 10 years ago | (#7801364)

This is a really cool page, but I find it too bad that they left out the absolutely priceless mug shot of Bill Gates [mugshots.org] from when he was arrested in 1977 in New Mexico on a traffic offense.

huh (2, Funny)

standsolid (619377) | more than 10 years ago | (#7801368)

look at that. naked and drinking beer. huh.

Why are they all so pasty ? (2, Funny)

anti-NAT (709310) | more than 10 years ago | (#7801374)

Aren't they getting enough Sun ?

At least Rusty is trying to ... although I'm not sure the "open source is better code" idea works after a few beers.

Outside hacking with beer [wbglinks.net] Outside hacking with beer again [wbglinks.net]

Hmmmmmm, Coopers Beer [coopers.com.au] . Thoroughly recommend the Pale (green label), Sparkling (red label) not too bad either. Fortunatley it's made where I come from (as does Rusty), so it is always fresh (can't speak for Rusty though, never met him - I did hear he got married a while back, so he may not be as fresh as he used to be.).

Re:Why are they all so pasty ? (1)

mattjb0010 (724744) | more than 10 years ago | (#7801393)

Yes, the beer so good my uncle named his son (Cooper) after it. Luckily I'm from the home of the famous beer too, so it's nice and fresh. For those in Ann Arbor, you can get the sparkling Coopers at Ashley's.

Oh, and I mean the hot ball of gas (1)

anti-NAT (709310) | more than 10 years ago | (#7801426)

in the sky, not "Sun" computers.

rhymes with... (3, Funny)

i_should_be_working (720372) | more than 10 years ago | (#7801385)

his name is pronounced "lee-nus"??

good thing he didn't grow up in an english speaking country

Shame... (0)

Gandhian_Rage (666596) | more than 10 years ago | (#7801408)

Not a looker in the bunch.

slashdot effect! (1)

mac os ken (732050) | more than 10 years ago | (#7801419)

but a similar page found here www.unc.edu/courses/jomc050/ pioneers2g.html

funny... (1)

filtur (724994) | more than 10 years ago | (#7801428)

A young Bill G. looks exactly like I imagined!

Linus naked and drinking beer (1)

chunkwhite86 (593696) | more than 10 years ago | (#7801434)

Lemme guess... this was on the eve of the 2.6.0 kernel release?

It don't matter if you're black then white (1)

mattjb0010 (724744) | more than 10 years ago | (#7801438)

Tired of reading black-on-white text on Internet history and its celebrities?

Yeah, I just switched my web browser to white-on-black text.

Linus (4, Funny)

borgasm (547139) | more than 10 years ago | (#7801443)

Why did I immediately click on the picture of Linus drinking beer naked!!!!

I think I had a freudian click.

What about those guys in the CoCo3 ROM? (1)

ColaMan (37550) | more than 10 years ago | (#7801444)

Come on, if you can get your picture in a ROM sold in thousands of computers, surely that deserves a mention?

Ctrl-Alt-Reset [geocities.com]

It's an internet history (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7801482)

Not a computer history.

ewwww (2, Funny)

index72 (591909) | more than 10 years ago | (#7801476)

Thats not what I call Christmas cheer.
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