| You should consider using Lynx as your browser
I use Pale Moon and Firefox. I have no trouble
on most websites. I don't need anti-virus and
have never had a malware infection. Are you
using Windows with no AV or other protection?
If so then you're on borrowed time and shouldn't
be so quick to scorn others who pay attention
to security and privacy issues.
| I believe you are confusing me with someone else. I never wrote that
| you were flaky.
You suggested using Lynx. Using a text-only browser
would be very extreme these days, so I assumed you
meant that my approach was extreme to the point of
Anyway.... no matter. People have very different
views on what matters in terms of privacy and security,
as well as big differences in how they use the Internet.
I wouldn't expect us all to agree.
I sometimes wish I could just look over the shoulder
of different people online. I think it would be educational.
There's so much out there, and people find such different
| Here's a scary story that shows no matter what browser or OS you use,
| there's always a weak link you can't protect against.
Interesting. I've seen some other, similar articles
about such "social engineering" attacks. I guess that
story also points out another issue: When we use
giant, cheapo or freebie services there's little, if
any, customer service. A lot of people use GoDaddy
because it's very cheap.
I tried an alternate spelling and got 3825!!! I wonder why the
I noticed the early line groups:0
So I removed the groups: and searched for alt.home.repair leaking
roof and I got 4121 hits. Still not as high as your 5803.
It's a shame we didn't pay more attention to how the previous advanced
search formatted the command line. It may still work, I'm not sure.
On Sun, 7 Jun 2015 09:25:20 -0700, "taxed and spent"
Yes. Last I looked, a year ago or so, one could search in ONE ng at a
time. That page was hard to find, you had to get there from a page
where you were reading the same group. (Does that still exist?)
They went out of their way to ruin newsgroup searching, and I don't know
why. It doesn't seem like it should be the overhead. To save the
trouble of indexing the articles? Isn't the number of webpages greater
than t he number of all newsgroup articles put together?
Yep, that is exactly what they did. It was a slow and deliberate
process over the last 13? or so years since they bought the
once-functional usenet archive and search function from deja-news.
We have literally lost hundreds of thousands of contributions, across
all groups, of peer-contributed content on a myriad of subjects, all so
g**gle could make a buck on advertising/tracking/datamining.
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