Do a google search for "USENET news server free" <grin>
I've never really gone searching, but I know 'Tera news' offers
free NNTP access. It's medium yucky, compared to their 'pay' service,
but it *is* there.
They're *NOT* the only one.
Dammit. OK, just for a reality check, I just ran down a list with
the Californai Pinko Commie that sits through my cubicle wall, and
we still profoundly disagree on anything philosophical. So, it's
not me baby, it's you...
Yup. there are only about *EIGHTY* (!!) other _established_ companies
offering NNTP server services. Most of them 'for pay'. And making
significant profits at it. Most of them charge an order of magnitude
_more_ than individual.net proposes to charge.
Your ignorance of product offerings, and the *actual* marketplace is
Google is a *terrible* alternative to what "real" news-reader software,
talking to an NNTP server, provides.
Of course, If Google is all you've ever used, you simply "don't know any
better". However, there is an old Persian proverb about, among other
things, "those who don't know what they don't know".
On Tue, 15 Feb 2005 14:56:51 -0500, "Lee Michaels"
<snip of sad story>
I've used them for a few years and found them to be excellent.
I will not pay them not a bit.
I will not pay them I will quit.
I will not pay them if they call.
I will not pay them not at all.
I will not pay them in my house.
I will not pay them with my mouse.
I will not pay them with my dollars.
I will not pay them if they holler.
I will not pay them with their bombast.
I will not pay them I have Comcast.
tjwatson1ATcomcastDOTnet (real email)
I always thought it was a bit odd that the German taxpayers were footing the
bill for me to have a free news server.
OTOH, I have a crappy but paid for news server from my ISP, so I guess I'm
back to that. I'm too much of a cheap bastard to pay $13 a year for
something I can get for free, and I don't see enough difference between
these two (back on my ISP's server now) to make it worth considering the
PITA factor of sending money off to Germany anyway.
Michael McIntyre ---- Silvan < email@example.com>
Linux fanatic, and certified Geek; registered Linux user #243621
I know what you mean.
I first signed up for the service when my ISP's news servers were dropping a
major chunk of each day's posts. The final straw was when they dropped all
Since that time, I have been through three different news servers with them.
The present one actually works. The only problem is that about 5 % of the
posts are posted a little late ( 1-5 hours). I can live with that.
Soooo...., I wish them well. And I know they will provide a good service
for their customers. And I will use them as a backup if I need to in the
But I can do with what I got now.
Do you know how to read? It's tax loophole for the rich and powerful.
"---one of the more malodorous tax shelters U.S. corporations are now
using to cut their tax rates."-----"we confirmed that the Bochum sewer
lease was a half-billion dollar deal involving the fifth largest U.S. bank --
Wachovia. (Last year, Wachovia's annual report indicated that it paid no
federal taxes on $3.6 billion in profits. A big chunk of its tax savings came
from its $3 billion in leasing activities --"
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