And please don't post symlinks to a local file to any newsgroup !
alt.binaries.pictures.woodworking is thattaway. Check that Outlook
posts the _image_file_ as an attachment, not just the shortcut to it.
"No, No, Nanette" applies.
1) a 'binary' file is anything that is *not* "human-readable", plain-text
2) by definition this includes _anything_ that has been "uuencoded", and/or
"MIME base64" encoded.
3) a MS-WINDOWS ".lnk" file *IS* a 'binary' file.
4) posting 'binaries' to a TEXT news-group -- unless that group has an
*express* exemption in the newsgroup 'charter' -- *IS* considered an
'abuse' of the posting privilege.
5) The posted _binaries_ appear to be "pointers" to a different location
on his *local*hard*disk*. And, as such, are utterly _useless_ to anyone
without access to HIS computer.
_Whatever_ it was that the original ("bozo"-mode) poster was trying to
accomplish, he failed to do so.
As for you, "Everyone has the inalienable right to be wrong", and you were,
obviously, merely engaged in exercising that right.
To the nameless butthead.....
A file that uses all eight bits of the byte. Machine language programs (executable programs), graphics files, databases, spreadsheets and most word processing files fall into this category. Almost all files except for simple ASCII text files are binary files.
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