Something interesting... Well, to me, anyway.

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By DE
@DaddyEvil (26957)
Aurora, Missouri
March 1, 2018 2:06am CST
Have you ever looked at the Internet Archive? Sometimes called the WayBack Machine. (Some of you may recognize this name. It is what I called the Archive when helping you rescue some of your articles after Bubbs was closed.) Were you aware you can view as well as download things from the Archive? At last count the Archive contained: 279 billion web pages 11 million books and texts 4 million audio recordings (including 160,000 live concerts) 3 million videos (including 1 million Television News programs) 1 million images 100,000 software programs All this media takes up over 60 Petabytes of space on their servers. All media is viewable and depending on a few things, many of these are downloadable with your free Archive account. (Books published before 1923 can be downloaded in several digital versions. Newer books may be borrowed, just like in your home town library. Some digitized books are available to the print disabled.) You are also able to upload your own ebooks, music, art, movies, etc. through your free account, too. Just as an FYI, for the right person/people, there are also some jobs available working for the Internet Archive, too. You can access all this at:
Skip to main content Search the history of over 310 billion web pages on the Internet. search Search the Wayback Machine Featured texts All Texts latest This Just In Smithsonian Libraries FEDLINK (US) Genealogy Lincoln Collection Additional Collections eBo
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@WorDazza (11715)
• Manchester, England
1 Mar 18
Oh no! Does this mean those old movies I tried to bury are still out there somewhere?? I'd best warn the wife she's not as safe as she thought!!
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@vandana7 (70982)
• India
1 Mar 18
Sigh...I thought you would be the one running for cover, now that some irate girl friend would have found a way to get even with you.
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@vandana7 (70982)
• India
1 Mar 18
@DaddyEvil STOP YOU EVIL ONE...Wordazza is married to an Asian...so we will all be up in arms against you if you trouble any of our bros in law.
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@DaddyEvil (26957)
• Aurora, Missouri
1 Mar 18
@vandana7 What, vanny? How am I being evil this time? All I said was that WorDazza's wife was beautiful and he.... wasn't! (Otherwise, I think I was being very nice.)
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@TheSojourner (22180)
• United States
1 Mar 18
Interesting and something I wish I would have known about before. But as @TOPFFER mentions, it isn't as helpful without a search engine
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@DaddyEvil (26957)
• Aurora, Missouri
1 Mar 18
Thanks... Yeah, the search engine they have is still in it's infancy, true, but I was able to locate some software I was needing there. (It took a little bit for me to figure out their system but then it was smooth sailing after that.)
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@topffer (37932)
• France
1 Mar 18
The archive still lacks a search engine. When it will have one this site will be a killer !
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@topffer (37932)
• France
1 Mar 18
@DaddyEvil I am just realizing that they have added a simple search engine to the web archives. Not very performing but better than nothing like you tell. I am told by JJ that they do not store everything permanently : they had some pages of a mylot account he created in 2006 that are no more there.
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@DaddyEvil (26957)
• Aurora, Missouri
1 Mar 18
@topffer Yeah, I read something about ownership issues with some web pages they archived and then deleted. (I don't know if that is the reason the pages you mentioned were deleted or not, but with multiple authors per page, any one of the people who posted could have requested the page(s) be deleted and they would be taken down.) Pretend for a second that I requested this page be archived. If you objected, then the page would not be saved.
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@vandana7 (70982)
• India
1 Mar 18
Sigh...I think it is a bit early ...relevant technologies need to be in place. Otherwise, it will be slow with search engines.
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• Philippines
1 Mar 18
I wonder if I can upload my videos there. Do you think it will survive hundreds of years?
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@topffer (37932)
• France
1 Mar 18
It will survive as long as they will find the funding to maintain the servers. It is a good thing that the cost for the bandwith decreases every year, or they would perhaps not be there anymore.
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@DaddyEvil (26957)
• Aurora, Missouri
1 Mar 18
According to the rules for uploading that I read there, you should be able to post your videos. The Internet Archive is being set up and run to save everything in perpetuity. It sounds like a better way to save videos, photos and books than using disks or flash drives, to me. I've started uploading family photographs already.
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@just4him (157870)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
1 Mar 18
That looks very interesting.
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@DaddyEvil (26957)
• Aurora, Missouri
4 Mar 18
It was very interesting to me, Valerie. But most myLotters aren't interested in the same things I am, so I wasn't sure about writing this post. Since it does seem to be helping some people, I am glad I wrote it.
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@just4him (157870)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
4 Mar 18
@DaddyEvil You never know what treasure you're going to offer people.
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@DaddyEvil (26957)
• Aurora, Missouri
5 Mar 18
@just4him I offer treasures? Without keeping some for myself? There is something wrong with me!
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@LadyDuck (224840)
• Switzerland
1 Mar 18
I fully agree with @topffer without a search engine is only partially useful at the moment.
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@DaddyEvil (26957)
• Aurora, Missouri
4 Mar 18
Yes, the founders agreed. That is why they have now set up a basic search engine for the site.
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@LadyDuck (224840)
• Switzerland
4 Mar 18
@DaddyEvil It is very basic and for the moment it does not seem to work very well. I tired several different searches and I never got a result.
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@DaddyEvil (26957)
• Aurora, Missouri
6 Mar 18
@LadyDuck I am sorry. I used it to find some software I had been searching for, so had better luck than you did, Anna. Hopefully, they are still improving it.
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@DeborahDiane (26956)
• Laguna Woods, California
6 Mar 18
@DaddyEvil - That is an incredible amount of information. It is hard to even comprehend how much info is available.
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@DaddyEvil (26957)
• Aurora, Missouri
6 Mar 18
I know, DD! I have been using the Archives to locate things for years but it was only this year that I finally made an account and found out about everything else that is stored (and still being stored) there!
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• Laguna Woods, California
7 Mar 18
@DaddyEvil - Imagine how much information there will be in it in another twenty or thirty years. Mind-boggling!
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@DaddyEvil (26957)
• Aurora, Missouri
8 Mar 18
@DeborahDiane I know! I am trying to do my part by uploading our family photos and such, DD... Have you considered making an account and uploading things, too?
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@ms1864 (6936)
• Bangalore, India
1 Mar 18
wow! that sure is a whole lot..thankx for the info, may come handy.
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@DaddyEvil (26957)
• Aurora, Missouri
1 Mar 18
You're always very welcome, Manisha! Yeah, I was surprised by how much information they have already accumulated there! Plus they are adding over 1,000 books per day to that figure, as well as all the other uploads they are getting! How are you doing? You aren't on myLot often enough, Dearheart!
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@ms1864 (6936)
• Bangalore, India
3 Mar 18
@DaddyEvil im ok...not the best...but working to make things better.
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@DaddyEvil (26957)
• Aurora, Missouri
4 Mar 18
@ms1864 I see... Tell me, is there anything I can do to help you? (You should realize by now that I will help in any way I can if you need it. )
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@vandana7 (70982)
• India
1 Mar 18
I knew you were talking in Greek, and I am talking in Sanskrit. The meanings of the same words may differ vastly...LOL
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@DaddyEvil (26957)
• Aurora, Missouri
1 Mar 18
Oh, my! We may really have a problem then, vanny... I've never learned any Greek or Sanskrit!
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@vandana7 (70982)
• India
1 Mar 18
@DaddyEvil Sigh ...so it only gets worse? Blink..Evil Grin.
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@DaddyEvil (26957)
• Aurora, Missouri
4 Mar 18
@vandana7 Well, I would have said it can only get better from here... Either you have a more negative personality than I do or...
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@shaggin (44282)
• United States
2 Mar 18
I used it once to see old posts here at mylot but what I keep intending to do is see if I can find any of my old posts at gather since I never got to save any of them before they were deleted.
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@shaggin (44282)
• United States
4 Mar 18
@DaddyEvil hmm I'm sure the username was likely what I have here. I bet I know the password as I used the same one for things way back then.
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@DaddyEvil (26957)
• Aurora, Missouri
5 Mar 18
@shaggin Uhm... about your username, Shaggin... May I ask where you got such an animal? I am not sure what meaning you might ascribe to it, but I do know what contemporary people would make of that word/name... (grinning at you!) If I am being too nosy, please tell me. I will drop the question.
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@shaggin (44282)
• United States
5 Mar 18
@DaddyEvil my sister couldn’t pronounce my name when she’s was little so that’s what she called me. I started signing it on note to friends as a teen. Used it on all the sites I’ve been at and if I could I’d change it but I worry people won’t know me here if I do. I can’t think what to change it to either.
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@toniganzon (55243)
• Philippines
3 Mar 18
You know how dumb I am when it comes to the internet. I haven't seen nor heard of the archive until today.
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@DaddyEvil (26957)
• Aurora, Missouri
4 Mar 18
Please don't ever call yourself dumb about anything, Dearheart. You aren't dumb. You haven't learned the same things I have, but that doesn't make you dumb!
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@toniganzon (55243)
• Philippines
5 Mar 18
@DaddyEvil Just shallow?
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@DaddyEvil (26957)
• Aurora, Missouri
6 Mar 18
@toniganzon Not that I can tell! Do you have some secret you want to share now? (grinning at you!)
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@anikoonline (3353)
• Hungary
4 Mar 18
Sorry for the off topic, but I am really happy to meet you again @DaddyEvil. It's been a while as bubblews and webanswers are closed and I didn't find a new place to be a member for a long time. How are you?
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@DaddyEvil (26957)
• Aurora, Missouri
4 Mar 18
Off topic is always fine in my discussions, Aniko! I tried to tell you about myLot just before Bubbs closed down but I decided they shut the site down before you received my message. I am so happy you finally found myLot and ME, too! Everything is going well for my daughter, Pretty, and I! How about you? Are you still with the same boyfriend you had on Bubbs?
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• Hungary
4 Mar 18
@DaddyEvil I think I left bubblews before it was closed because of some missing payment. Once I wanted to open my bubbs account and the site was unavailable. I focused on my offline job and I wasn't active in the last 3 (?) years. I tried to find you during these years, but I could. It is so nice to hear that you and Pretty are good. Yes, it is the same boyfriend. Now we live together and it is fun. :)
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• Hungary
4 Mar 18
@DaddyEvil Congrats for your degree! I am sure that it is useful for your job. And it is good to hear that you are not tired of learning new things. I found a stable workplace and I like my job. I made some exams last year (and the year before), now I finished my studies totally and trying to avoid universities. We had our up and downs with my boyfriend, but now our relationship is very good. I think both of us has changed and we can have a nice life together. Thanks for the emoji helpdesk. I didn't know about it and I never pushed mylot code before. But now I can be an emoji pro user.
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@PainsOnSlate (21979)
• Canada
2 Jun 18
thank you I am going to use your link. I thought all the Bubbs was gone and so were our stories...
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• Canada
7 Jun 18
@DaddyEvil thanks, but I can't remember my password...I'll have to look for it.
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@DaddyEvil (26957)
• Aurora, Missouri
11 Jun 18
@PainsOnSlate Hmmm... I keep all my account user names and passwords on a USB drive. If you still have the computer you used while playing on Bubbs, your son could get your password from that.
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@paigea (24071)
• Canada
12 Mar 18
That is interesting. It gives me hope some older books may be preserved in some form as libraries continuously purge.
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@DaddyEvil (26957)
• Aurora, Missouri
13 Mar 18
I found many older books I couldn't find in the public libraries anymore, paigea! I downloaded them into my phone so I could read them in my Kindle app.
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@paigea (24071)
• Canada
14 Mar 18
@DaddyEvil I may have to learn to do that.
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@DaddyEvil (26957)
• Aurora, Missouri
14 Mar 18
@paigea Please let me know if you need help. You know I love to help people!
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@Madshadi (8990)
• Brussels, Belgium
1 Mar 18
I heard about that before. Nothing interesting for me to go back to as I saved all my old posts. Interesting that you can get a job there.
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@DaddyEvil (26957)
• Aurora, Missouri
1 Mar 18
I see... I read a LOT, so the ebook archives interested me quite a bit, Shadi. Also the movie and software archives. (I don't mind paying for things, if I have to, but don't see a reason to pay when I am allowed to have something for free, instead.) How are you doing? I haven't seen you in several days.
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@Madshadi (8990)
• Brussels, Belgium
1 Mar 18
@DaddyEvil well I've been trying to find an older version of this software I've been using. Maybe that's a good place to look. I'm good thanks been busy with my parents who visited for 3 weeks. I hope everything is good there?
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@DaddyEvil (26957)
• Aurora, Missouri
1 Mar 18
@Madshadi Hmmm... you should try looking for the software there, yes. If you don't find it, tell me what software you're looking for and I will see if I can locate it for you. Oh, WOW! Three weeks is a long time! (I'm not sure that I'd want any of my family for three days, let alone three weeks... but you aren't talking about my family, either (grinning and teasing you!)! Yes, my daughter and I are both doing fine, thank you for asking.
@Hannihar (63969)
9 Mar 18
Sounds very interesting DE. I did not know they had an archive. The things you find out from people that know about these things. Thanks for letting us know DE.
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@DaddyEvil (26957)
• Aurora, Missouri
11 Mar 18
Every major site online has an archive where anything you do there is stored. The WayBack Machine (or the Internet Archive, as it is also called) stores things from all over the internet. You can enter things into the Internet Archive yourself, if you want to make sure something is 'permanently' stored there. You're welcome, Hanni. (smiling at you)
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@Hannihar (63969)
11 Mar 18
@DaddyEvil Thanks DE.
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• Midland, Michigan
20 Jul
I've heard about this before but I think I heard of it from another member. Regardless, I didn't know it had all that extra stuff on there. Not that I will be checking it out but it's still interesting.
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@DaddyEvil (26957)
• Aurora, Missouri
26 Jul
*grinning at you* Yeah, there are a lot of things to check out there, if you ever get the time.
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@FayeHazel (28708)
• United States
19 Mar 18
Oh that's cool! I miss some of those early 90s games and websites. :-)
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@DaddyEvil (26957)
• Aurora, Missouri
20 Mar 18
I miss some of the early versions of games, but I wasn't on the internet in the 90s. My daughter and I bought our first pc in 2000.
@bunnybon7 (40863)
• Holiday, Florida
14 Mar 18
oh goodness. that's amazing. thanks
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@DaddyEvil (26957)
• Aurora, Missouri
16 Mar 18
You're welcome, Bonnie!
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@JESSY3236 (9426)
• United States
6 Mar 18
I know about this. I use the Open Library and borrow free ebooks. Open Library is part of Internet Archive.
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@DaddyEvil (26957)
• Aurora, Missouri
8 Mar 18
Yes, it is, Jessica! I am glad you already knew about the Internet Archive! I've talked about the WayBack Machine on myLot before, but people act like they've never heard of it. (Even some of the people that I helped get their bubbles back after Bubbs closed acted like they had no clue what I was talking about. SMH!
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