r/gaming Sep 20 '21 Hugz 29 Silver 25 Gold 1 Helpful 7 Wholesome 14

im still the first one

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u/Mickus_B Sep 20 '21

Not the person you are responding to, but in my last weeks of high school, I sneaked a floppy disk into the drive of the internet computer (yes, the 1 computer that could access the internet) and copied the winsock dialer onto the disk and then tried running it from the floppy instead of the hard drive. When I realised that worked, I took the disk home and my school paid for my home internet then! This was in the times when dialup was by the hour and I pretty much stayed online permanently (set up a redial for when the ISP kicked me at the end of a 4 hr session) until a year later when the account finally stopped working.

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u/shdhdhhxdheh3u3h Sep 20 '21

Damn, I thought dials had 1 connection max. That's like thousands

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u/Mickus_B Sep 20 '21

My wife went to the same school, but 2 years below me. When I told her the story, she said "THAT WAS YOU‽" Apparently the "nerds" had been banned from using the internet (it was on 3 library computers by then) and people were threatened with suspension or expulsion if anyone was caught, it apparently cost the school thousands of dollars. I kinda felt bad about the cost, but proud I was never caught!

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u/paddzz Sep 20 '21

Knowing the states you probably cost someone their job