News.individual.net free service to end ....

Discussion in 'Computing' started by budgie, Feb 16, 2005.

  1. budgie

    budgie Guest

    Any NIN users should look at <http://news.individual.net/>

    As of April 1 there will be a fee to access their news servers.

    Anyone know of a comparable service that's free?
     
    budgie, Feb 16, 2005
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    Phaeton Guest

    Go to the Usenet newsgroup "alt.free.newsservers" and read the
    posts there. Alternatively, use www.google.com to search for free
    nntp / news servers. ( There is a webring of sites hosting server
    details too. ) Hope this helps...
    Csaba
     
    Phaeton, Feb 16, 2005
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  3. **Tightarse. 10 Euro a year is not expensive what is a very good service.
     
    Trevor Wilson, Feb 16, 2005
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    Hunter1 Guest

    Damn shame, there's a couple of tossers posting from there. Wont be
    sorry to see them go!
     
    Hunter1, Feb 16, 2005
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    Ken Oaf Guest

    It's cheaper than the ABC.
     
    Ken Oaf, Feb 16, 2005
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  6. budgie

    budgie Guest

    You'd be right if this were pre-october 2004. But since then I get a shitload
    of threads starting with "Re:" and quoting a previous post that didin't appear.
    The miss rate is probably about 10%. I'd been contemplating moving when I had
    the time to research the alternatives. Maybe I'll now have to put projects
    aside and find the time.

    Besides, read the fine print about how to pay them.

    BTW Trevor I wish you wouldn't post with that "**". One of my filters that
    blocks UNOHU posts latches onto that.
     
    budgie, Feb 16, 2005
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    Rod Speed Guest

    Oh bullshit, its nothing like that.
    Bet that's what's dropping some of the originals that you only see a Re: to too.
     
    Rod Speed, Feb 16, 2005
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  8. budgie

    budgie Guest

    Maybe not for you. And pre-10/04 or so it was *very* close to 0%. Shitloads
    betetr than bigpong/TPG/WAIA feeds.
    You lose. I see the original quoted in the majority of cases, and I'd venture
    that NONE were from Phyllis. , After all, she rarely initiates a thread.
     
    budgie, Feb 17, 2005
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    Rod Speed Guest

    No reason why it should be any different for you.
    Separate matter entirely.
    Nope, you do. Your original 10% claim is just plain wrong.
    Irrelevant when he isnt the only one that uses that rather odd approach.
     
    Rod Speed, Feb 17, 2005
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  10. budgie

    budgie Guest

    Listen fuckwit, I know what I see. Obviously you see something different. Stop
    tossing so often and your eyesight might improve.
    Totally relevant. She's the (only) reason I use that filter. And I've yet to
    notice anyone using it in an initial post - only in replies.
     
    budgie, Feb 18, 2005
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    Rod Speed Guest

    Like hell you do, you're hallucinating all the time.
    Irrelevant when others use that approach too.
    Duh.
     
    Rod Speed, Feb 18, 2005
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