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    Thread: Gmail is a time machine (Project Desert Storm Content)

    1. Member VadGTI's Avatar
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      10-10-2012 11:21 PM #1
      Decided to turn the clock waaaaaaay back and see what the first of the 40,000 messages in my Gmail inbox were. Turns out that one of the first e-mails (in 2004, invite-only Gmail, wo0t!) was someone sending me pics of my S13 from a Drift Day in early 2004.

      Seeing how I don't have FB (and Google+ is worthless, and this would be embarrasing on LinkedIn), I have decided to share with TCL.

      I honestly didn't remember it having this many friggin' stickers :





      The stance kids of today can suck it and get off my lawn! Crooked stickers, mis-matched panels, +0 offset, camber and stupid stuff hanging off the tow hook more than 8 years ago .

      And who could forget this gem from several years earlier (everyone who wasn't a member in 2002, that's who!):



      Enough sharing, I feel old...
      Last edited by VadGTI; 10-10-2012 at 11:47 PM.
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      If I could do one thing with a DeLorean it would be to give Vad's parents a condom.
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      Do you want to be known as the guy who makes worse automotive decisions than VadGTI?

    2. 10-10-2012 11:24 PM #2
      R!cer
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      10-10-2012 11:36 PM #3
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      R!cer
      Nah, this is ricier.

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    4. 10-10-2012 11:55 PM #4
      Quote Originally Posted by Iroczgirl View Post
      Nah, this is ricier.



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      10-11-2012 02:32 PM #5
      Quote Originally Posted by danny_16v View Post
      R!cer
      Yeah, I admit it.

      Those pics took me by surprise. It was like, "Really? I did that? Wow, I do not remember doing that..." .
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      Quote Originally Posted by Jrod511 View Post
      If I could do one thing with a DeLorean it would be to give Vad's parents a condom.
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      Do you want to be known as the guy who makes worse automotive decisions than VadGTI?

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      10-11-2012 02:35 PM #6
      Why do you have 40k messages in your Gmail inbox?
      :gift:

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      10-11-2012 02:40 PM #7
      Quote Originally Posted by Lwize View Post
      Why do you have 40k messages in your Gmail inbox?
      I'm hoarding them.
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      Quote Originally Posted by Jrod511 View Post
      If I could do one thing with a DeLorean it would be to give Vad's parents a condom.
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      Do you want to be known as the guy who makes worse automotive decisions than VadGTI?

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      10-11-2012 02:47 PM #8
      not enough stickers. exhaust pipe not enough diameters

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      10-11-2012 02:49 PM #9
      Was Nissan paint really that bad back then?

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      10-11-2012 02:50 PM #10
      Silvia badge. How very JDM yo of you.

      No FriendFace? Seriously? How do you not dead?

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      10-11-2012 02:56 PM #11
      Quote Originally Posted by Egz View Post
      Was Nissan paint really that bad back then?
      Yes.

      Especially if it came out of several Krylon cans ranging from beige to gold at 2am in a dimly lit garage.

      Quote Originally Posted by Numbersix View Post
      Silvia badge. How very JDM yo of you.

      No FriendFace? Seriously? How do you not dead?
      I survive via Google+ (which is solely kept alive by Chapel and my cousin, who are both from MA, strangely) and LinkedIn (which is, it turns out, worthless). Wish to join links?

      You failed to note the rare-because-it's-not-round Silvia trunk lock badge!
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      Quote Originally Posted by Jrod511 View Post
      If I could do one thing with a DeLorean it would be to give Vad's parents a condom.
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      10-11-2012 03:00 PM #12
      Quote Originally Posted by VadGTI View Post
      I survive via Google+ (which is solely kept alive by Chapel and my cousin, who are both from MA, strangely) and LinkedIn (which is, it turns out, worthless). Wish to join links?

      You failed to note the rare-because-it's-not-round Silvia trunk lock badge!
      You only THINK I failed to notice.

      And Google+--that's still exists? I forgot about it the week after I recieved my invite

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      10-11-2012 03:07 PM #13
      Quote Originally Posted by Lwize View Post
      Why do you have 40k messages in your Gmail inbox?
      x2

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      10-11-2012 03:19 PM #14
      I just checked. I have 15,000 in my gmail, and I think I've had my account since the beginning.
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      10-11-2012 03:22 PM #15
      Quote Originally Posted by VadGTI View Post
      I'm hoarding them.


      I've had my GMail account since the invite-only period, and I only have 272 messages in my inbox, the oldest one being from 7/08.

      Clean inbox FTW.

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      10-11-2012 03:29 PM #16
      You made me curious, the 2nd email in my gmail inbox is from 2/28/08, from my brother:

      "This is the truck i am learning to drive. It is armour plated and it weighs 23 tons, designed to withstand anti tank mines- u use the boom on it to pick up roadside bombs. Its called the buffalo"


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    17. 10-11-2012 03:52 PM #17
      I remember when you got the s13

      I think my second email account is from 2004, but it was my second one since the first one I forgot the password after forgetting about it for a few months

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      10-11-2012 03:53 PM #18
      Quote Originally Posted by Lwize View Post
      Why do you have 40k messages in your Gmail inbox?
      To forward to you some day when you REALLY piss him off.
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      10-11-2012 04:04 PM #19
      Quote Originally Posted by ATL_Av8r View Post
      To forward to you some day when you REALLY piss him off.
      If he only knew my email address.

      My Gmail account has an empty Inbox - Do It, Delegate It or Delete It is my mantra.
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      10-11-2012 04:13 PM #20
      I don't work for the company or anything, but there's a nifty app in the Mac app store that digs through your email address and sucks out all the photos. If you're an internet geezer like myself you'll likely find a ton of photos you forgot about (and some you wish never existed to begin with).

      http://itun.es/us/YmCZE.m

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      10-11-2012 04:31 PM #21
      Quote Originally Posted by Lwize View Post
      Why do you have 40k messages in your Gmail inbox?
      Newb. I have 131,332 in my 'All Mail' gmail folder.

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      10-11-2012 05:00 PM #22
      Quote Originally Posted by deucestudios View Post
      You made me curious, the 2nd email in my gmail inbox is from 2/28/08, from my brother:

      "This is the truck i am learning to drive. It is armour plated and it weighs 23 tons, designed to withstand anti tank mines- u use the boom on it to pick up roadside bombs. Its called the buffalo"
      No. You drive Bonercrusher





      I don't keep anything that far back in any of my email accounts. I'm pretty diligent about cleaning them out every so often because I don't wanna worry about someone hacking the account and stealing information that might be confidential.

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      10-11-2012 05:04 PM #23
      Now waiting for someone to dig up some emails from their Hotmail account from 1998...
      Look at your signature, now back to mine, now back to yours, now back to mine. Sadly, yours isn’t mine.

    24. 10-11-2012 05:06 PM #24
      from June 5, 2004


      goodday, i am interested in buying your 200sx se 1.6 . i am an international dealer . kindly send me details of the condition and the price including pics if any and if you dont have kindly give me the full description as a honest seller.i will make necessary shipping arrangements . kindly get back to me as soon as possible.
      regards

      wal gan


      another one:

      from June 19, 2004

      Hello, In regards to your advert,I'm willing to make an offer. Pls,I'll want you to tell me its present condition. What's your last price ? I'll pay you in a Cashiers Check withdrawn from a US bank, I'll be handling the shipment, Kindly reply today.I live in Netherlands

      Regards
      Gary

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      10-11-2012 05:07 PM #25
      Came expecting some military thing. Left disappointed.

      Vad, do you claim that this guy started the whole sticker scene like you started the whole bosozuku scene?

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      10-11-2012 05:36 PM #26
      I've had my gmail since 04. My oldest email that wasn't from google was 10/19/04 and it was from Southeast Drift Association

      The next oldest email is from an ex who was emailing me while I was in Japan.

      I only have 1,462 messages in there, I did a mass cleanout a few years back
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      10-12-2012 03:10 AM #27
      I remember seeing photos of Vad's rice rocket on vortex (no TCL back then) and thinking to myself that I would never want to meet this loser... I changed my mind later when I found out he had a Mercury Tracer. That's hardcore.
      Last edited by bzcat; 10-12-2012 at 03:12 AM.

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      10-12-2012 03:55 AM #28
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