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snipped-for-privacy@leadersbyexample.com says...

Yes!
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wrote:> (i thought fidonet was still extant)
It was last time I looked, but you better be prepared to read/write Russian.
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Who was the guy (editor) that ran Bulletin Board magazine? That was one sharp dude, IIRC ... I would've written him in for President in the last few elections if I could just remember his name.
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On Sat, 22 Nov 2003 21:13:08 -0500, "solarman"
Dang! I had that name on the tip of my tongue too. I'll see if I can dig up an old copy from the archives and see what his name is...

Jack Rickard?
Regards, Tom Thomas J. Watson-Cabinetmaker Gulph Mills, Pennsylvania http://users.snip.net/~tjwatson
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snipped-for-privacy@leadersbyexample.com says...

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Why am I getting this? It seems from the replies that others are getting readable text. Is this some format that Gravity doesn't support?
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More microsoft idiocy.
Base64-encoding ISO-8859-1 (standard Latin of which USASCII is a subset) text.
HDR> Content-Type: text/plain;     charset="iso-8859-1" HDR> Content-Transfer-Encoding: base64 HDR> X-Priority: 3 HDR> X-MSMail-Priority: Normal HDR> X-Newsreader: Microsoft Outlook Express 6.00.2800.1158 HDR> X-MIMEOLE: Produced By Microsoft MimeOLE V6.00.2800.1165
In particular, note the Content-Tranfer-Encoding. Stupid microsoft.
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That is Geek Code.... you have to decypher it first before you can read it... (My settings in Outlook Express got off)
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That's him ... one sharp dude.
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If you're looking for an ISP run by people who know what they're doing and enjoy working with sophisticated customers, try Panix.
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Swingman wrote:

AFAIK, FidoNet never died. Don't quote me on that, but I think it's still around after some fashion.
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Try this site: http://news.individual.net /
It's a usenet server based in Germany that is very reliable, fast, and free. You can still keep your current access via your ISP and use this as a back-up, or, do as I do and use it all the time, since it is much more reliable than most ISP access is.
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Lee K wrote:

One bummer:
http://news.individual.net/faq.html#5.3
5.3 May I mangle my "From:" header address so that I do not get SPAM?
No. We recommend to get an account with a free e-mail provider (such as GMX, Yahoo, Hotmail, Bigfoot...) and to not read mails that go to that address at all, only sporadically or in combination with suitable filter mechanisms. This has the same effect, but does not violate the netiquette, our policy or other guidelines. Another way is the usage of " snipped-for-privacy@privacy.net". The owner of privacy.net has given his permission to use that address for SPAM protection purposes.
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Mark Jerde wrote:

Same deal with the University of Berlin server I was talking about a bit ago. That sounds like maybe the same thing by a different name. (Maybe they've changed the name.)
That one in particular is what I had in mind when I said "very reasonable rules."
I've been on usenet for 10 years now, and I have never used a fake address. Right choice for me, and no, I'm not preaching, but abiding by that rule has never bothered me.
They *will* dump you if they catch you breaking that rule. I think they'll warn you first.
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snipped-for-privacy@users.sourceforge.net says...

Correct. It is the same server. Great free newsfeed of non-binary groups.
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Larry Blanchard wrote:

Makes me feel a little guilty every time I hear how broke Germany is though. Why are the German taxpayers paying for me to have a free news server? I don't get it.
It's not like they don't know who and where I am though.
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wrote:

Yep, they don't get much better than this one. In 4 years I have seen it down only 3 times and then for less than a day. Anyone who has a crappy news server should sing up for this one. I can't recall a single post from this group that wasn't spam missing from this server.
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