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Somebody know anything about usenet?

Postby ahvic on Fri Aug 24, 2012 5:10 pm

Hi,

Just curious if any individual understands anytihing about usenet on right here.

Seems like an interesting thing, but I don't know anything at all about it or what company I should opt for?

Thanks to the enable, and sorry for my inadequate grammar.

sorry if "General Discussion" is the wrong place for this.
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Re: Somebody know anything about usenet?

Postby Ahaugen on Fri Aug 24, 2012 8:11 pm

all I know about Usenet is that it's really really old, like 1970s old
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Re: Somebody know anything about usenet?

Postby LibertyCabbage on Mon Aug 27, 2012 6:44 am

Ahaugen wrote:all I know about Usenet is that it's really really old, like 1970s old

It's the ancestor of today's Internet forums. Usenet's obsolete, though, which makes it nonsensical that the OP's inquiring about companies that specialize in it.
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Re: Somebody know anything about usenet?

Postby Phact0rri on Mon Aug 27, 2012 12:52 pm

Usenet still has its uses. Just most of which tend to be shady in regions of law.
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Postby Cope on Thu Aug 30, 2012 10:59 am

I'm more of a BBS man, myself.
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Re: Somebody know anything about usenet?

Postby IVstudios on Fri Aug 31, 2012 8:35 am

Wait, BBS is a real thing? I thought it was something Mega Man Battle Network made up. :eyebrow:
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Re: Somebody know anything about usenet?

Postby McDuffies on Fri Aug 31, 2012 11:14 am

I'm getting mixed up with all those acronyms. Or in other words, IGMUWATA.
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Re: Somebody know anything about usenet?

Postby Phact0rri on Thu Sep 06, 2012 10:43 am

BBS Bulletin Board Service from back in the day. They use to be the only wAy you could talk to strangers on the internet!
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Re: Somebody know anything about usenet?

Postby McDuffies on Thu Sep 06, 2012 2:10 pm

I remember when I first started using internet, BBS were already mostly gone in favour of www, but whenever you were searching for some more obscure information, you'd eventually run into a reprint of some discussion on some BBS board. Like, if you were looking for more detailed info on crossbows, you'd find a quote of what some old crossbow enthusiast wrote on alt.crossbows.long-crossbows.long-wooden-crossbows.
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Re: Somebody know anything about usenet?

Postby Rkolter on Tue Sep 11, 2012 8:19 pm

This thread reminds me of my war dialing days, looking for modems in local exchanges in the hopes of finding an open line to see what it was connected to.

Usenet still exists. It's free. I'm not aware of there being any companies you would "buy" it from, but if one exists, I'd like to get their customer list.
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Re: Somebody know anything about usenet?

Postby [geoduck] on Sat Sep 15, 2012 9:18 pm

You can check out Usenet groups via the WWW at:
http://groups.google.com/

I still visit one dedicated to the free computer game NetHack, because for whatever reason it's remained fairly active all these years.
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Re: Somebody know anything about usenet?

Postby Rkolter on Thu Sep 20, 2012 11:13 am

That is because Nethack is awesome. And now so fantastically complex that only people who grew up with it have any hope of ever fully comprehending it. :)
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Re: Somebody know anything about usenet?

Postby McDuffies on Thu Sep 20, 2012 12:54 pm

What's it all about?
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