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    https://web.archive.org/

    This is tool, that lets you see snapshots of wesites during time. It lets you see, how wesites looked in the past.

    If you search for askwoody for example, it says:
    Saved 68 137 times between August 16, 2004 and October 8, 2021

    Enjoy, maybe its usefull for somebody.

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    • #2395373

      Just remember that it apparently isn’t as well funded now as when it first launched. As a result, bandwidth is limited as demand for its cached content rises.

      Whilst saved web pages load noticeably slower, downloads of larger cached content can take much, much longer (as I discovered whilst testing Windowsfx).

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      • #2395376

        Imagine the size of this “backup”! Maybe that could be the reason for slowing down too.

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    • #2395567

      This is like a new, 21st Century Library of Alexandria, only not all that is kept in it is necessarily a work of great wisdom and knowledge — as it probably even has the contributions of one OscarCP! Come to think of it, maybe that was also true of that other, ancient library in Alexandria by the 4th Century, when it stopped functioning. Since most of it was accidentally burned down during Julius Cesar foray in the 1st and the reminder limped along for a while longer, we’ll never know for sure. I hope for a better destiny for this one.

      https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Library_of_Alexandria

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    • #2395602

      Yes, I think we should try to preserve all knowledge. We probably shouldn’t have to invent the wheel but once.
      I have a friend who paid a fellow to design and post a web site for him. He prepaid for several years of hosting including his email. Years passed and he had forgotten that his hosting contract would eventually expire.
      One evening he phoned me with a sad story. He had just spent all day trying to find out why his web site had disappeared suddenly!
      The original web site designer who owned his own company had sold it and retired.
      My friend had managed to ignore a great number of email warnings regarding his hosting account with the result that the new hosting company pulled the plug!

      Since I had never seen my friend’s web site I used the Internet archive, also known as the WayBackMachine, to create a web site for my friend with all the functionality of his old site.
      I suggested that he donate money to the Internet archive because indirectly they saved his bacon.

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