Too much time on my hands.
Also now, Google is back to normal.
I have a dedicated business computer from a client in my house that I
cannot put new programs on and often use Google groups. They are a PITA.
He didn't ask why you read and post to usenet.
He asked why do you use google's web-based interface to read and post to
It is not "normal" for anyone to use google's web-based interface to
read and post to usenet.
So you don't have your own home computer? You have to use a "client's"
computer at home? Doesn't your client want his computer returned to
him? What will you do then?
Your client, or Google?
If you need (or if you'd like) to have admin-level privleges on that
computer, look here:
Offline Windows Password & Registry Editor, Bootdisk / CD
That will allow you to reset or clear the admin password, allowing you
to log in as the system's administrator, which will allow you to do
anything you want with the computer.
Google is the PITA.
As for computer, I'm expecting it will be shortly replaced and upgraded.
Client is in another state far from here and server is in the UK. Had a
complex computer situation a couple of weeks ago and upgrade will make
it occur again. Somewhat bothersome but as I bill for time, it does not
bother me. UK and US computer groups are not coordinated. Good for me,
as at my age, keeps me on my toes ;)
Google groups are a bit of pain but they have a web api and they are
free. Otherwise you need client software and if you're behind a
corporate firewall it might not work anyway.
If google would just quit having these mysterious days long down
jamesgangnc used improper usenet message composition style by
That web api is what makes it less ergonomic to use vs a real usenet
As has been mentioned many times in this and related threads, there are
many no-cost usenet servers and client software. Google's web-based
usenet interface does not have a cost advantage in this argument.
Which is a much more efficient and ergonomic way to experience usenet
If you're behind a corporate firewall, you should presumably be doing
what your employer is paying you to do, instead of slacking off reading
usenet, facebook, etc.
I'm glad. Google-groups is finally going down in flames, rotting within
it's own dysfunctional corpse.
Hopefully the cloak of ignorance will be lifted from all of you using it
and you will experience the dawn of a new age of usenet enlightenment.
The rest of us here will welcome you as you emerge from your dank, dark
cave of google-groups and into the light as you experience usenet the
way it was intended.
I afraid I really don't get this obssesive hatred of google's usenet
api. It's not fancy but usenet is just text based posts anyway.
It's web based and it's free. So one can use it anywhere there is web
access. From any device. Sure it doesn't have a lot of functionality
but if all one is after is to read usenet enties and occasionally
reply to one it's fine.
Your fancy usenet reader isn't capable of collapsing quoted text?
Perhaps you should get another one.
I agree. It's like the flame wars of saying you suck because you use
a PC while I use a cool Apple. Or you suck because you still
use Internet Explorer while I use Firefox.
I also strongly suspect that most of those slamming Google Groups
never even used it. I use it and I've also used Outlook Express. IMO
GG is superior. It also lets me access groups from anywhere. That
let's me get to the newsgroups from a PC at an airport lounge or a
hotel, where you can't install and set up a newsreader app.
Those wishing for it's demise are going to be disappointed. It's back
up and running as of today. If you're reading this, there's the proof.
I'm trying to understand what exactly your (home) computer situation is,
but your explanation has me scratching my head.
Normally here in north america, a consumer goes out to a retail store
and buys a computer for home use (or for use in a small business being
run out of your house). Much like you'd buy a toaster or coffee maker.
If we're talking about a "work-at-home" time of situation, where a
client (or employer) is supplying a "special" computer for you to use, I
would think that it's use would be heavily locked-down and limited to
work-related functions. But in any case for non-work use at home you
would have your own personal computer to surf the web, perform on-line
banking / shopping, e-mail, etc.
Again, I'm not sure what you mean by "computer groups". I don't see how
any sort of geographic distinction is relavent to this discussion as to
why you're home computer use is limited or restricted by using a
My guess is that Frank means he has a company-owned computer and the
computer has security features built-in that prevent him (or other employees
with similar company-owned computers) from installing new programs. In
other words, his company-owned computer will allow access to the Internet
(or at least to most sites), but will not allow him to install a newsreader
such as outlook etc. I don't know if that is what he means, but that is my
Well, I just can't relate to a situation of not owning my own
computer(s) - and doing with it what I will. Something I've been doing
since about 1983 with my first IBM PC, and ever since then building my
own PC's from component parts.
PC's are cheap enough these days, used ones, even people throwing out
5-year-old P4 desktop systems because they don't know how to install a
new hard drive or re-load the OS.
Not set up on company machine but there is a folder with it there but it
will not set up.
I did find it on remote desktop and it could be set up there but I only
log in there when I have work to do there which is not that often so why
bother? Besides OS and computer upgrades are imminent. This is not as
big a deal as you're trying to make it.
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