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Anyone know anything about the Usenet?

Discussion in 'Off-Topic Discussions' started by Kurt, Sep 15, 2018.

  1. Kurt

    Kurt Active Member

    I heard about it and really want to visit. ASH sounds interesting.

    I know there are a lot of people here who remember the world before the internet, and usenet came out in 79, ASH in 91... So anyone?

    My only thing is finding an appropriate Newsreader. My phone isn't cutting it.
     
  2. EminenceFront

    EminenceFront Member

    Thunderbird, the email client, is a very good Usenet newsreader.
     
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  3. Kurt

    Kurt Active Member

    Thank you. Is it free?
     
  4. EminenceFront

    EminenceFront Member

    As a bird and easily configured. You can DuckDuckGo and find instructions if the Wizard and Help screens that come with TBird aren't cutting it for you.
     
  5. Kurt

    Kurt Active Member

    Thx. Can I get it for Android?
     
  6. EminenceFront

    EminenceFront Member

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  7. EminenceFront

    EminenceFront Member

    btw, my handle on Usenet was nemo outis :)
     
  8. Kurt

    Kurt Active Member

    It won't open on my phone. I have the latest Motorola.
     
  9. EminenceFront

    EminenceFront Member

    Usenet existed before most cell phone services allowed internet access. :D
     
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  10. EminenceFront

    EminenceFront Member

    Be careful with Usenet. It was - is? - heavily monitored by CIA and it's English associates. alt.politics.org.cia was very popular.

    They were very active in spamming entire newsgroups ala “Markovian Parallax Denigrate” .
     
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  11. genewardsmith

    genewardsmith Active Member

    By 1990 the best days of Usenet were behind. By 2000 things were really going downhill.
     
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  12. Kurt

    Kurt Active Member

    What was it like in the 1980s?
     
  13. pandora97

    pandora97 Active Member

    Just wonderful...……..I was just around 30 then...….
    :D
     
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  14. mac

    mac senior member Staff Member

    "What was it like in the 1980s?" Like the curate's egg - good in parts!
     
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  15. EddieRay

    EddieRay New Member

    Usenet is still around? That I used it makes me feel old, but that it's still out there makes me feel, um, unhip.

    I have fond memories of the sound of success when my 2400 baud modem made the connection.
     
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  16. DistanceRunner

    DistanceRunner New Member

    Remarq sold to Google and now all Usenet archives are on Google Groups

    HTH
     
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  17. Kurt

    Kurt Active Member

    Except for

    Alt Suicide.Holiday...

    You need the original to go there...
     

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