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Re: SUSE Reviving Usenet [message #411662 is a reply to message #411652] Tue, 05 October 2021 11:34 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Anonymous
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Originally posted by: Michael Trew

On 10/5/2021 8:31 AM, Dan Espen wrote:
> Michael Trew<michael.trew@att.net> writes:
>
>> On 10/4/2021 4:10 PM, Dan Espen wrote:
>>> Ahem A Rivet's Shot<steveo@eircom.net> writes:
>>>
>>>> On Mon, 04 Oct 2021 14:17:49 GMT
>>>> scott@slp53.sl.home (Scott Lurndal) wrote:
>>>>
>>>> > Probably Dan, he beat me by a year (1979 vs. 1980).
>>>>
>>>> Anyone who claims to have used USENET before 1979 is having memory
>>>> problems.
>>>
>>> A long time ago. I went to Bell Labs to work on a mainframe
>>> application. I believe that stint was entirely in 79.
>>> We had multiple ways to edit the source code. I preferred the UNIX
>>> based ways. Someone showed me Rogue. I believe rec.games.rogue was the first
>>> newsgroup I accessed.
>>>
>>> Of course I have memory problems like everyone my age but that's the way
>>> I remember it.
>>>
>>> I also remember the rogue arrow bug. Petty sure I found out about the
>>> bug on Usenet.
>>>
>>> I think you did something like drop an arrow. When you picked it up
>>> it could have any amount of hit power. Negative was no good.
>>> I got one with insane amounts of hit power and tried to find out how
>>> deep I could descend.
>>
>> 1979 in Bell Labs.. that's awesome, thanks for sharing!
>>
>> I don't see a rec.game or .games .. must be long gone now.
>
> Currently subscribed to rec.games.pinball.

I'm using Eternal September, perhaps it's not available to me.
Re: SUSE Reviving Usenet [message #411665 is a reply to message #411662] Tue, 05 October 2021 13:31 Go to previous messageGo to next message
scott is currently offline  scott
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Michael Trew <michael.trew@att.net> writes:
> On 10/5/2021 8:31 AM, Dan Espen wrote:
>> Michael Trew<michael.trew@att.net> writes:
>>
>>> On 10/4/2021 4:10 PM, Dan Espen wrote:
>>>> Ahem A Rivet's Shot<steveo@eircom.net> writes:
>>>>
>>>> > On Mon, 04 Oct 2021 14:17:49 GMT
>>>> > scott@slp53.sl.home (Scott Lurndal) wrote:
>>>> >
>>>> >> Probably Dan, he beat me by a year (1979 vs. 1980).
>>>> >
>>>> > Anyone who claims to have used USENET before 1979 is having memory
>>>> > problems.
>>>>
>>>> A long time ago. I went to Bell Labs to work on a mainframe
>>>> application. I believe that stint was entirely in 79.
>>>> We had multiple ways to edit the source code. I preferred the UNIX
>>>> based ways. Someone showed me Rogue. I believe rec.games.rogue was the first
>>>> newsgroup I accessed.
>>>>
>>>> Of course I have memory problems like everyone my age but that's the way
>>>> I remember it.
>>>>
>>>> I also remember the rogue arrow bug. Petty sure I found out about the
>>>> bug on Usenet.
>>>>
>>>> I think you did something like drop an arrow. When you picked it up
>>>> it could have any amount of hit power. Negative was no good.
>>>> I got one with insane amounts of hit power and tried to find out how
>>>> deep I could descend.
>>>
>>> 1979 in Bell Labs.. that's awesome, thanks for sharing!
>>>
>>> I don't see a rec.game or .games .. must be long gone now.
>>
>> Currently subscribed to rec.games.pinball.
>
> I'm using Eternal September, perhaps it's not available to me.

That's unlikely.

$ cat ~/.newsrc | sort | grep rec.games | wc -l
217

Most of them appear to be abandoned. reg.games.pinball is
the only one with over a million articles; the rest have
a few thousand or less. rec.games.chess.politics has
240k posts, but then, politics.
Re: SUSE Reviving Usenet [message #411666 is a reply to message #411662] Tue, 05 October 2021 13:41 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Anonymous
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Originally posted by: Jan Panteltje

On a sunny day (Tue, 05 Oct 2021 11:34:09 -0400) it happened Michael Trew
<michael.trew@att.net> wrote in <sjhr9f$835$6@dont-email.me>:

> On 10/5/2021 8:31 AM, Dan Espen wrote:
>> Michael Trew<michael.trew@att.net> writes:
>>
>>> On 10/4/2021 4:10 PM, Dan Espen wrote:
>>>> Ahem A Rivet's Shot<steveo@eircom.net> writes:
>>>>
>>>> > On Mon, 04 Oct 2021 14:17:49 GMT
>>>> > scott@slp53.sl.home (Scott Lurndal) wrote:
>>>> >
>>>> >> Probably Dan, he beat me by a year (1979 vs. 1980).
>>>> >
>>>> > Anyone who claims to have used USENET before 1979 is having memory
>>>> > problems.
>>>>
>>>> A long time ago. I went to Bell Labs to work on a mainframe
>>>> application. I believe that stint was entirely in 79.
>>>> We had multiple ways to edit the source code. I preferred the UNIX
>>>> based ways. Someone showed me Rogue. I believe rec.games.rogue was the first
>>>> newsgroup I accessed.
>>>>
>>>> Of course I have memory problems like everyone my age but that's the way
>>>> I remember it.
>>>>
>>>> I also remember the rogue arrow bug. Petty sure I found out about the
>>>> bug on Usenet.
>>>>
>>>> I think you did something like drop an arrow. When you picked it up
>>>> it could have any amount of hit power. Negative was no good.
>>>> I got one with insane amounts of hit power and tried to find out how
>>>> deep I could descend.
>>>
>>> 1979 in Bell Labs.. that's awesome, thanks for sharing!
>>>
>>> I don't see a rec.game or .games .. must be long gone now.
>>
>> Currently subscribed to rec.games.pinball.

> I'm using Eternal September, perhaps it's not available to me.

creenshot of group list from nntp.aioe.org (free server also for posting)
with display filter set to 'roque':
http://panteltje.com/pub/roque.gif
if I just filter for 'games' there are hundreds..
Do not know how active any of those groups are.
Re: SUSE Reviving Usenet [message #411681 is a reply to message #411635] Tue, 05 October 2021 19:04 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Charlie Gibbs is currently offline  Charlie Gibbs
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On 2021-10-05, Ahem A Rivet's Shot <steveo@eircom.net> wrote:

> On Tue, 5 Oct 2021 01:26:28 -0500
> 711 Spooky Mart <711@spooky.mart> wrote:
>
>> On 10/5/21 12:38 AM, Ahem A Rivet's Shot wrote:
>>
>>> Thing is USENET was invented in 1979 at Duke University and the
>>> first three computers (all in North Carolina) were peered in 1980 using
>>> the first released version of the software. It spread like wildfire
>>> after that of course but those were the start dates in every account of
>>> it I have ever read.
>>
>> Al Gore attended Duke University?
>
> Al Gore *built* Duke University, he taught Tom Truscott and Jim
> Ellis just after he got Bill Gates excited about the microprocessors he'd
> told the guys at Intel how to make. All this as a warm up to discovering
> climate change.

That settles it, then. Al Gore is a myth.

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\ / <cgibbs@kltpzyxm.invalid> | It can be beautiful -
X I'm really at ac.dekanfrus | but it won't.
/ \ if you read it the right way. | -- Lily Tomlin
Re: SUSE Reviving Usenet [message #411686 is a reply to message #411662] Tue, 05 October 2021 20:58 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Dan Espen is currently offline  Dan Espen
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Michael Trew <michael.trew@att.net> writes:

> On 10/5/2021 8:31 AM, Dan Espen wrote:
>> Michael Trew<michael.trew@att.net> writes:
>>
>>> On 10/4/2021 4:10 PM, Dan Espen wrote:
>>>> Ahem A Rivet's Shot<steveo@eircom.net> writes:
>>>>
>>>> > On Mon, 04 Oct 2021 14:17:49 GMT
>>>> > scott@slp53.sl.home (Scott Lurndal) wrote:
>>>> >
>>>> >> Probably Dan, he beat me by a year (1979 vs. 1980).
>>>> >
>>>> > Anyone who claims to have used USENET before 1979 is having memory
>>>> > problems.
>>>>
>>>> A long time ago. I went to Bell Labs to work on a mainframe
>>>> application. I believe that stint was entirely in 79.
>>>> We had multiple ways to edit the source code. I preferred the UNIX
>>>> based ways. Someone showed me Rogue. I believe rec.games.rogue was the first
>>>> newsgroup I accessed.
>>>>
>>>> Of course I have memory problems like everyone my age but that's the way
>>>> I remember it.
>>>>
>>>> I also remember the rogue arrow bug. Petty sure I found out about the
>>>> bug on Usenet.
>>>>
>>>> I think you did something like drop an arrow. When you picked it up
>>>> it could have any amount of hit power. Negative was no good.
>>>> I got one with insane amounts of hit power and tried to find out how
>>>> deep I could descend.
>>>
>>> 1979 in Bell Labs.. that's awesome, thanks for sharing!
>>>
>>> I don't see a rec.game or .games .. must be long gone now.
>>
>> Currently subscribed to rec.games.pinball.
>
> I'm using Eternal September, perhaps it's not available to me.

Something isn't right. I'm on ES too.

--
Dan Espen
Re: SUSE Reviving Usenet [message #411687 is a reply to message #411629] Tue, 05 October 2021 20:14 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Anonymous
Karma:
Originally posted by: songbird

Michael Trew wrote:
....
> That's quite a history.. haven't seen you in RFC for a while!

i read along if there is a topic that catches my interest,
but often i have nothing to say.

my busy season is from spring until later in the year as we
keep about an acre of gardens and decorations.

when we get more rainy days in a row i have time to write
more.


songbird
Re: SUSE Reviving Usenet [message #411689 is a reply to message #411661] Wed, 06 October 2021 00:03 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Anonymous
Karma:
Originally posted by: 711 Spooky Mart

On 10/5/21 9:17 AM, Scott Lurndal wrote:
> Peter Flass <peter_flass@yahoo.com> writes:
>> 711 Spooky Mart <711@spooky.mart> wrote:
>>> On 10/5/21 12:38 AM, Ahem A Rivet's Shot wrote:
>>>
>>>> Thing is USENET was invented in 1979 at Duke University and the
>>>> first three computers (all in North Carolina) were peered in 1980 using the
>>>> first released version of the software. It spread like wildfire after that
>>>> of course but those were the start dates in every account of it I have ever
>>>> read.
>>>
>>> Al Gore attended Duke University?
>>>
>>
>> Al Gore INVENTED Duke University!
>
> Although Al Gore, himself, has _never_ actually claimed to
> have invented the Internet - that's a calumny invented by
> political opponents.
>
> Al Gore did, however, facilitate the funding of the organization
> that was responsible for the underpinnings of the modern
> Internet when he was Senator.


"Al Gore" or "Algor" is one half of the syllables of "Algorithm." Ergo
Al Gore invented Algebra. He is our Algor-bro. More than that--Al Gore
is math incarnate. He is a blessed son of the Ubernummer. Algor is the
living half word of the Algorithm.

We might consider a shrine to Algor, like the hacker dead cow cult that
has a shrine to Mr. T.

Hail Algor! Algor heil!

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Re: SUSE Reviving Usenet [message #411691 is a reply to message #411689] Wed, 06 October 2021 00:58 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Charlie Gibbs is currently offline  Charlie Gibbs
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On 2021-10-06, 711 Spooky Mart <711@spooky.mart> wrote:

> On 10/5/21 9:17 AM, Scott Lurndal wrote:
>
>> Peter Flass <peter_flass@yahoo.com> writes:
>>
>>> 711 Spooky Mart <711@spooky.mart> wrote:
>>>
>>>> On 10/5/21 12:38 AM, Ahem A Rivet's Shot wrote:
>>>>
>>>> > Thing is USENET was invented in 1979 at Duke University and the
>>>> > first three computers (all in North Carolina) were peered in 1980 using the
>>>> > first released version of the software. It spread like wildfire after that
>>>> > of course but those were the start dates in every account of it I have ever
>>>> > read.
>>>>
>>>> Al Gore attended Duke University?
>>>
>>> Al Gore INVENTED Duke University!
>>
>> Although Al Gore, himself, has _never_ actually claimed to
>> have invented the Internet - that's a calumny invented by
>> political opponents.
>>
>> Al Gore did, however, facilitate the funding of the organization
>> that was responsible for the underpinnings of the modern
>> Internet when he was Senator.
>
>
> "Al Gore" or "Algor" is one half of the syllables of "Algorithm." Ergo
> Al Gore invented Algebra. He is our Algor-bro. More than that--Al Gore
> is math incarnate. He is a blessed son of the Ubernummer. Algor is the
> living half word of the Algorithm.
>
> We might consider a shrine to Algor, like the hacker dead cow cult that
> has a shrine to Mr. T.
>
> Hail Algor! Algor heil!

Algorithm
Algorithm
Algorithm
Who could ask for anything more?
-- Stan Kelly-Bootle: The Devil's DP Dictionary

--
/~\ Charlie Gibbs | Life is perverse.
\ / <cgibbs@kltpzyxm.invalid> | It can be beautiful -
X I'm really at ac.dekanfrus | but it won't.
/ \ if you read it the right way. | -- Lily Tomlin
Re: SUSE Reviving Usenet [message #411697 is a reply to message #411665] Wed, 06 October 2021 04:31 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Harry Vaderchi is currently offline  Harry Vaderchi
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On Tue, 05 Oct 2021 17:31:55 GMT
scott@slp53.sl.home (Scott Lurndal) wrote:

> Michael Trew <michael.trew@att.net> writes:
>> On 10/5/2021 8:31 AM, Dan Espen wrote:
>>> Michael Trew<michael.trew@att.net> writes:
[]
>>>>
>>>> I don't see a rec.game or .games .. must be long gone now.
>>>
>>> Currently subscribed to rec.games.pinball.
>>
>> I'm using Eternal September, perhaps it's not available to me.
>
> That's unlikely.
>
> $ cat ~/.newsrc | sort | grep rec.games | wc -l
> 217
>
> Most of them appear to be abandoned. reg.games.pinball is
> the only one with over a million articles; the rest have
> a few thousand or less. rec.games.chess.politics has
> 240k posts, but then, politics.

I looked in at rec.games.computer.stars; seems I missed out on this (not
that I ever got into Civilisation etc either).


--
Bah, and indeed Humbug.
Re: SUSE Reviving Usenet [message #411710 is a reply to message #411365] Wed, 06 October 2021 08:55 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Anonymous
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Originally posted by: Phil Carmody

711 Spooky Mart <711@spooky.mart> writes:
> I've heard many times that Usenet is dead. I never stopped using Usenet.
> I've been lurking Usenet for decades and I never considered it dead.

Why's your sig so obnoxious, then? You sure look like a newb with one
that long.

--
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we have gained some understanding of the world in which we live. As such,
we can cast aside childish remnants from the dawn of our civilization.
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Re: SUSE Reviving Usenet [message #411714 is a reply to message #411710] Wed, 06 October 2021 09:35 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Anonymous
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Originally posted by: Richard Heathfield

On 06/10/2021 13:55, Phil Carmody wrote:
> 711 Spooky Mart <711@spooky.mart> writes:
>> I've heard many times that Usenet is dead. I never stopped using Usenet.
>> I've been lurking Usenet for decades and I never considered it dead.
>
> Why's your sig so obnoxious, then? You sure look like a newb with one
> that long.

He looked like a newb to me too, but then he ran smack into my killfile,
and now he don't look like no nothin' at all.

--
Richard Heathfield
Email: rjh at cpax dot org dot uk
"Usenet is a strange place" - dmr 29 July 1999
Sig line 4 vacant - apply within
Re: SUSE Reviving Usenet [message #411715 is a reply to message #411647] Wed, 06 October 2021 11:08 Go to previous messageGo to next message
D.J. is currently offline  D.J.
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On 5 Oct 2021 10:07:08 GMT, Maus <Greymaus@mail.com> wrote:
> On 2021-10-05, Ahem A Rivet's Shot <steveo@eircom.net> wrote:
>> On 5 Oct 2021 07:36:45 GMT
>> Maus <Greymaus@mail.com> wrote:
>>
>>> The Rolling Stones are supposed to be touring next year.
>>
>> It's a good thing my parents didn't live to see Mick Jagger
>> knighted, the apoplexy would have carried them off.
>>
>
> Still, he is fun, and does not preach. When will they accept "Its all
> over now"

Grace Slick retired early on. In an interview I saw she said it was
stupid being up on stage singing about teen or 20s angst when she was
close to being 50 years old. So she retired. Apparently she didn't
think much of The Rolling Stones still going on tour either.
Re: SUSE Reviving Usenet [message #411728 is a reply to message #411710] Thu, 07 October 2021 01:37 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Anonymous
Karma:
Originally posted by: 711 Spooky Mart

On 10/6/21 7:55 AM, Phil Carmody wrote:
> 711 Spooky Mart <711@spooky.mart> writes:
>> I've heard many times that Usenet is dead. I never stopped using Usenet.
>> I've been lurking Usenet for decades and I never considered it dead.
>
> Why's your sig so obnoxious, then? You sure look like a newb with one
> that long.

I suspect you are another Emacs user. Emacs lacking proper support for
UTF-8 is obnoxious. That would make you the noob.

https://www.emacswiki.org/emacs/UnicodeEncoding

Just because you persist in using niche software that hasn't caught up
with the times, it does not follow that my sig is obnoxious.

Silly comment though, coming from a user with a signature that is 50
words long! That's 40 words more than my sig.

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Re: SUSE Reviving Usenet [message #411729 is a reply to message #411691] Thu, 07 October 2021 01:59 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Anonymous
Karma:
Originally posted by: 711 Spooky Mart

On 10/5/21 11:58 PM, Charlie Gibbs wrote:
> On 2021-10-06, 711 Spooky Mart <711@spooky.mart> wrote:
>
>> On 10/5/21 9:17 AM, Scott Lurndal wrote:
>>
>>> Peter Flass <peter_flass@yahoo.com> writes:
>>>
>>>> 711 Spooky Mart <711@spooky.mart> wrote:
>>>>
>>>> > On 10/5/21 12:38 AM, Ahem A Rivet's Shot wrote:
>>>> >
>>>> >> Thing is USENET was invented in 1979 at Duke University and the
>>>> >> first three computers (all in North Carolina) were peered in 1980 using the
>>>> >> first released version of the software. It spread like wildfire after that
>>>> >> of course but those were the start dates in every account of it I have ever
>>>> >> read.
>>>> >
>>>> > Al Gore attended Duke University?
>>>>
>>>> Al Gore INVENTED Duke University!
>>>
>>> Although Al Gore, himself, has _never_ actually claimed to
>>> have invented the Internet - that's a calumny invented by
>>> political opponents.
>>>
>>> Al Gore did, however, facilitate the funding of the organization
>>> that was responsible for the underpinnings of the modern
>>> Internet when he was Senator.
>>
>>
>> "Al Gore" or "Algor" is one half of the syllables of "Algorithm." Ergo
>> Al Gore invented Algebra. He is our Algor-bro. More than that--Al Gore
>> is math incarnate. He is a blessed son of the Ubernummer. Algor is the
>> living half word of the Algorithm.
>>
>> We might consider a shrine to Algor, like the hacker dead cow cult that
>> has a shrine to Mr. T.
>>
>> Hail Algor! Algor heil!
>
> Algorithm
> Algorithm
> Algorithm
> Who could ask for anything more?
> -- Stan Kelly-Bootle: The Devil's DP Dictionary
>

They have a Mr. T prayer candle. The cult of the Algor could make a Al
Gore prayer candle.

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Re: SUSE Reviving Usenet [message #411730 is a reply to message #411543] Thu, 07 October 2021 02:05 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Anonymous
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Originally posted by: 711 Spooky Mart

On 10/3/21 10:34 AM, Alan Ralph wrote:
> On 2021-10-03 at 5:27:34 am BST, "711 Spooky Mart" <711@spooky.mart> wrote:
>
>> And right on cue, Billgatus of Borg has succeeded with Event 201 and
>> COVID-1984. Hundreds of millions of former humans have been assimilated.
>> Masking rituals, useless shots of experimental, contaminated placebo
>> serum, vaccine passports and contact tracing are technologies to keep
>> drones obedient to the Borg collective, at least in the hive mind of
>> Billgatus and Fauccitus. The old magazine cover is prophetic!
>
> *facepalms*
>

I misspoke when I wrote, "obedient to the Borg collective."

I believe the current proper terminology is "faithful Branch Covidians."

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Re: SUSE Reviving Usenet [message #411732 is a reply to message #411728] Thu, 07 October 2021 02:04 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Ahem A Rivet's Shot is currently offline  Ahem A Rivet's Shot
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On Thu, 7 Oct 2021 00:37:14 -0500
711 Spooky Mart <711@spooky.mart> wrote:

> Silly comment though, coming from a user with a signature that is 50
> words long! That's 40 words more than my sig.

There is an RFC that suggests a limit of four lines for the sig, it
is commonly followed.

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Re: SUSE Reviving Usenet [message #411737 is a reply to message #411728] Thu, 07 October 2021 08:47 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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711 Spooky Mart <711@spooky.mart> writes:

> On 10/6/21 7:55 AM, Phil Carmody wrote:
>> 711 Spooky Mart <711@spooky.mart> writes:
>>> I've heard many times that Usenet is dead. I never stopped using Usenet.
>>> I've been lurking Usenet for decades and I never considered it dead.
>>
>> Why's your sig so obnoxious, then? You sure look like a newb with one
>> that long.
>
> I suspect you are another Emacs user. Emacs lacking proper support for
> UTF-8 is obnoxious. That would make you the noob.
>
> https://www.emacswiki.org/emacs/UnicodeEncoding
>
> Just because you persist in using niche software that hasn't caught up
> with the times, it does not follow that my sig is obnoxious.

So early in the morning and what do I read? BLASPHEMY! Be gone
heretic.

GNUS handles UTF 8 just fine.

> Silly comment though, coming from a user with a signature that is 50
> words long! That's 40 words more than my sig.

Words? It's lines, not words.

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Re: SUSE Reviving Usenet [message #411738 is a reply to message #411728] Thu, 07 October 2021 09:07 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Anonymous
Karma:
Originally posted by: Rich

In sci.crypt 711 Spooky Mart <711@spooky.mart> wrote:
> On 10/6/21 7:55 AM, Phil Carmody wrote:
>> 711 Spooky Mart <711@spooky.mart> writes:
>>> I've heard many times that Usenet is dead. I never stopped using
>>> Usenet. I've been lurking Usenet for decades and I never
>>> considered it dead.
>>
>> Why's your sig so obnoxious, then? You sure look like a newb with
>> one that long.
>
> I suspect you are another Emacs user. Emacs lacking proper support
> for UTF-8 is obnoxious. That would make you the noob.
>
> https://www.emacswiki.org/emacs/UnicodeEncoding
>
> Just because you persist in using niche software that hasn't caught
> up with the times, it does not follow that my sig is obnoxious.

A sig can be obnoxious regardless of whether a reader is using niche
software or not or viewing it as UTF-8 or not.

In your case your sig *is* obnoxious no matter how it is viewed.
Re: SUSE Reviving Usenet [message #411741 is a reply to message #411728] Thu, 07 October 2021 10:42 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Anonymous
Karma:
Originally posted by: Phil Carmody

711 Spooky Mart <711@spooky.mart> writes:
> On 10/6/21 7:55 AM, Phil Carmody wrote:
>> 711 Spooky Mart <711@spooky.mart> writes:
>>> I've heard many times that Usenet is dead. I never stopped using Usenet.
>>> I've been lurking Usenet for decades and I never considered it dead.
>>
>> Why's your sig so obnoxious, then? You sure look like a newb with one
>> that long.
>
> Just because you persist in using niche software that hasn't caught up
> with the times, it does not follow that my sig is obnoxious.

False.

> Silly comment though, coming from a user with a signature that is 50
> words long! That's 40 words more than my sig.

There's a certain poetry to having you embarass yourself so in the
otherwise hallowed company of a.f.c. I of course have to apologise
to the readership thereof for encouraging another post from you
thereto, and will ensure I don't do the same again by following
Richard Heathfield's subliminal advice.

Phil
(Usenet noob, only reading since 1990, posting since 1993, some may say
that perhaps I lurked too long.)

--
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Re: SUSE Reviving Usenet [message #411747 is a reply to message #411732] Thu, 07 October 2021 14:30 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Anonymous
Karma:
Originally posted by: Branimir Maksimovic

On 2021-10-07, Ahem A Rivet's Shot <steveo@eircom.net> wrote:
> On Thu, 7 Oct 2021 00:37:14 -0500
> 711 Spooky Mart <711@spooky.mart> wrote:
>
>> Silly comment though, coming from a user with a signature that is 50
>> words long! That's 40 words more than my sig.
>
> There is an RFC that suggests a limit of four lines for the sig, it
> is commonly followed.
>

Well, I changed now to three, as one should be blank line :P

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Re: SUSE Reviving Usenet [message #411753 is a reply to message #411738] Thu, 07 October 2021 19:16 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Anonymous
Karma:
Originally posted by: 711 Spooky Mart

On 10/7/21 8:07 AM, Rich wrote:
> In sci.crypt 711 Spooky Mart <711@spooky.mart> wrote:
>> On 10/6/21 7:55 AM, Phil Carmody wrote:
>>> 711 Spooky Mart <711@spooky.mart> writes:
>>>> I've heard many times that Usenet is dead. I never stopped using
>>>> Usenet. I've been lurking Usenet for decades and I never
>>>> considered it dead.
>>>
>>> Why's your sig so obnoxious, then? You sure look like a newb with
>>> one that long.
>>
>> I suspect you are another Emacs user. Emacs lacking proper support
>> for UTF-8 is obnoxious. That would make you the noob.
>>
>> https://www.emacswiki.org/emacs/UnicodeEncoding
>>
>> Just because you persist in using niche software that hasn't caught
>> up with the times, it does not follow that my sig is obnoxious.
>
> A sig can be obnoxious regardless of whether a reader is using niche
> software or not or viewing it as UTF-8 or not.
>
> In your case your sig *is* obnoxious no matter how it is viewed.

And the whole tribe gathered around and chanted, "ook, ook."

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Re: SUSE Reviving Usenet [message #411754 is a reply to message #411741] Thu, 07 October 2021 19:26 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Anonymous
Karma:
Originally posted by: 711 Spooky Mart

On 10/7/21 9:42 AM, Phil Carmody wrote:
> 711 Spooky Mart <711@spooky.mart> writes:
>> On 10/6/21 7:55 AM, Phil Carmody wrote:
>>> 711 Spooky Mart <711@spooky.mart> writes:
>>>> I've heard many times that Usenet is dead. I never stopped using Usenet.
>>>> I've been lurking Usenet for decades and I never considered it dead.
>>>
>>> Why's your sig so obnoxious, then? You sure look like a newb with one
>>> that long.
>>
>> Just because you persist in using niche software that hasn't caught up
>> with the times, it does not follow that my sig is obnoxious.
>
> False.
>
>> Silly comment though, coming from a user with a signature that is 50
>> words long! That's 40 words more than my sig.
>
> There's a certain poetry to having you embarass yourself so in the
> otherwise hallowed company of a.f.c. I of course have to apologise
> to the readership thereof for encouraging another post from you
> thereto, and will ensure I don't do the same again by following
> Richard Heathfield's subliminal advice.
>
> Phil
> (Usenet noob, only reading since 1990, posting since 1993, some may say
> that perhaps I lurked too long.)

You are a fragile, self-important pointilist. Your compliance testing is
laughable.

Giving zero fucks about your pointless pointilist opinion can be viewed
as obnoxious, too. My signature is not obnoxious. Your goading and
whining and bitching about it is what's truly obnoxious.

The Ubernummer sig is cooler than your crufty, outdated, 90s style text
wall sigs. I'm not playing with a bunch of clown men who engage in
tribal female shit tests.

Go shit in a sock and beat yourself with it.

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Re: SUSE Reviving Usenet [message #411755 is a reply to message #411738] Thu, 07 October 2021 19:38 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Anonymous
Karma:
Originally posted by: 711 Spooky Mart

On 10/7/21 8:07 AM, Rich wrote:
> In sci.crypt 711 Spooky Mart <711@spooky.mart> wrote:
>> On 10/6/21 7:55 AM, Phil Carmody wrote:
>>> 711 Spooky Mart <711@spooky.mart> writes:
>>>> I've heard many times that Usenet is dead. I never stopped using
>>>> Usenet. I've been lurking Usenet for decades and I never
>>>> considered it dead.
>>>
>>> Why's your sig so obnoxious, then? You sure look like a newb with
>>> one that long.
>>
>> I suspect you are another Emacs user. Emacs lacking proper support
>> for UTF-8 is obnoxious. That would make you the noob.
>>
>> https://www.emacswiki.org/emacs/UnicodeEncoding
>>
>> Just because you persist in using niche software that hasn't caught
>> up with the times, it does not follow that my sig is obnoxious.
>
> A sig can be obnoxious regardless of whether a reader is using niche
> software or not or viewing it as UTF-8 or not.
>
> In your case your sig *is* obnoxious no matter how it is viewed.

No, it is not obnoxious. This tribalist compliance testing is obnoxious.

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Re: SUSE Reviving Usenet [message #411756 is a reply to message #411754] Thu, 07 October 2021 19:44 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Anonymous
Karma:
Originally posted by: Branimir Maksimovic

On 2021-10-07, 711 Spooky Mart <711@spooky.mart> wrote:
> On 10/7/21 9:42 AM, Phil Carmody wrote:
>> 711 Spooky Mart <711@spooky.mart> writes:
>>> On 10/6/21 7:55 AM, Phil Carmody wrote:
>>>> 711 Spooky Mart <711@spooky.mart> writes:
>>>> > I've heard many times that Usenet is dead. I never stopped using Usenet.
>>>> > I've been lurking Usenet for decades and I never considered it dead.
>>>>
>>>> Why's your sig so obnoxious, then? You sure look like a newb with one
>>>> that long.
>>>
>>> Just because you persist in using niche software that hasn't caught up
>>> with the times, it does not follow that my sig is obnoxious.
>>
>> False.
>>
>>> Silly comment though, coming from a user with a signature that is 50
>>> words long! That's 40 words more than my sig.
>>
>> There's a certain poetry to having you embarass yourself so in the
>> otherwise hallowed company of a.f.c. I of course have to apologise
>> to the readership thereof for encouraging another post from you
>> thereto, and will ensure I don't do the same again by following
>> Richard Heathfield's subliminal advice.
>>
>> Phil
>> (Usenet noob, only reading since 1990, posting since 1993, some may say
>> that perhaps I lurked too long.)
>
> You are a fragile, self-important pointilist. Your compliance testing is
> laughable.
>
> Giving zero fucks about your pointless pointilist opinion can be viewed
> as obnoxious, too. My signature is not obnoxious. Your goading and
> whining and bitching about it is what's truly obnoxious.
>
> The Ubernummer sig is cooler than your crufty, outdated, 90s style text
> wall sigs. I'm not playing with a bunch of clown men who engage in
> tribal female shit tests.
>
> Go shit in a sock and beat yourself with it.
>
FREEDOOOOM!

--

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Evil Sinner!
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Re: SUSE Reviving Usenet [message #411758 is a reply to message #411753] Thu, 07 October 2021 20:08 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Anonymous
Karma:
Originally posted by: Rich

In sci.crypt 711 Spooky Mart <711@spooky.mart> wrote:
> On 10/7/21 8:07 AM, Rich wrote:
>> In sci.crypt 711 Spooky Mart <711@spooky.mart> wrote:
>>> On 10/6/21 7:55 AM, Phil Carmody wrote:
>>>> 711 Spooky Mart <711@spooky.mart> writes:
>>>> > I've heard many times that Usenet is dead. I never stopped using
>>>> > Usenet. I've been lurking Usenet for decades and I never
>>>> > considered it dead.
>>>>
>>>> Why's your sig so obnoxious, then? You sure look like a newb with
>>>> one that long.
>>>
>>> I suspect you are another Emacs user. Emacs lacking proper support
>>> for UTF-8 is obnoxious. That would make you the noob.
>>>
>>> https://www.emacswiki.org/emacs/UnicodeEncoding
>>>
>>> Just because you persist in using niche software that hasn't caught
>>> up with the times, it does not follow that my sig is obnoxious.
>>
>> A sig can be obnoxious regardless of whether a reader is using niche
>> software or not or viewing it as UTF-8 or not.
>>
>> In your case your sig *is* obnoxious no matter how it is viewed.
>
> And the whole tribe gathered around and chanted, "ook, ook."

Plonk

You've likely joined several other group members kill files tonight.

Enjoy talking to a group that is no longer listening.
Re: SUSE Reviving Usenet [message #411761 is a reply to message #411756] Thu, 07 October 2021 21:23 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Anonymous
Karma:
Originally posted by: 711 Spooky Mart

On 10/7/21 6:44 PM, Branimir Maksimovic wrote:
> On 2021-10-07, 711 Spooky Mart <711@spooky.mart> wrote:
>> On 10/7/21 9:42 AM, Phil Carmody wrote:
>>> 711 Spooky Mart <711@spooky.mart> writes:
>>>> On 10/6/21 7:55 AM, Phil Carmody wrote:
>>>> > 711 Spooky Mart <711@spooky.mart> writes:
>>>> >> I've heard many times that Usenet is dead. I never stopped using Usenet.
>>>> >> I've been lurking Usenet for decades and I never considered it dead.
>>>> >
>>>> > Why's your sig so obnoxious, then? You sure look like a newb with one
>>>> > that long.
>>>>
>>>> Just because you persist in using niche software that hasn't caught up
>>>> with the times, it does not follow that my sig is obnoxious.
>>>
>>> False.
>>>
>>>> Silly comment though, coming from a user with a signature that is 50
>>>> words long! That's 40 words more than my sig.
>>>
>>> There's a certain poetry to having you embarass yourself so in the
>>> otherwise hallowed company of a.f.c. I of course have to apologise
>>> to the readership thereof for encouraging another post from you
>>> thereto, and will ensure I don't do the same again by following
>>> Richard Heathfield's subliminal advice.
>>>
>>> Phil
>>> (Usenet noob, only reading since 1990, posting since 1993, some may say
>>> that perhaps I lurked too long.)
>>
>> You are a fragile, self-important pointilist. Your compliance testing is
>> laughable.
>>
>> Giving zero fucks about your pointless pointilist opinion can be viewed
>> as obnoxious, too. My signature is not obnoxious. Your goading and
>> whining and bitching about it is what's truly obnoxious.
>>
>> The Ubernummer sig is cooler than your crufty, outdated, 90s style text
>> wall sigs. I'm not playing with a bunch of clown men who engage in
>> tribal female shit tests.
>>
>> Go shit in a sock and beat yourself with it.
>>
> FREEDOOOOM!

"Aye! Fight and you may die. Run and you will live, at least awhile. And
dying in your beds many years from now, would you be willing to trade
all the days from this day to that for one chance, just one chance, to
come back here and tell our enemies that they may take our lives but
they will never take our SIGNATURES!"

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Re: SUSE Reviving Usenet [message #411763 is a reply to message #411761] Thu, 07 October 2021 21:27 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Anonymous
Karma:
Originally posted by: Branimir Maksimovic

On 2021-10-08, 711 Spooky Mart <711@spooky.mart> wrote:
>>> Go shit in a sock and beat yourself with it.
>>>
>> FREEDOOOOM!
>
> "Aye! Fight and you may die. Run and you will live, at least awhile. And
> dying in your beds many years from now, would you be willing to trade
> all the days from this day to that for one chance, just one chance, to
> come back here and tell our enemies that they may take our lives but
> they will never take our SIGNATURES!"
>
Heh, do you know I work for spooks, for REAL :P
usenet is FREEDOM, and that is freedom from ALL RULES,
that is FREEDOM to speak SWEARING WORDS :P

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Re: SUSE Reviving Usenet [message #411764 is a reply to message #411758] Thu, 07 October 2021 21:50 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Anonymous
Karma:
Originally posted by: 711 Spooky Mart

On 10/7/21 7:08 PM, Rich wrote:
> In sci.crypt 711 Spooky Mart <711@spooky.mart> wrote:
>> On 10/7/21 8:07 AM, Rich wrote:
>>> In sci.crypt 711 Spooky Mart <711@spooky.mart> wrote:
>>>> On 10/6/21 7:55 AM, Phil Carmody wrote:
>>>> > 711 Spooky Mart <711@spooky.mart> writes:
>>>> >> I've heard many times that Usenet is dead. I never stopped using
>>>> >> Usenet. I've been lurking Usenet for decades and I never
>>>> >> considered it dead.
>>>> >
>>>> > Why's your sig so obnoxious, then? You sure look like a newb with
>>>> > one that long.
>>>>
>>>> I suspect you are another Emacs user. Emacs lacking proper support
>>>> for UTF-8 is obnoxious. That would make you the noob.
>>>>
>>>> https://www.emacswiki.org/emacs/UnicodeEncoding
>>>>
>>>> Just because you persist in using niche software that hasn't caught
>>>> up with the times, it does not follow that my sig is obnoxious.
>>>
>>> A sig can be obnoxious regardless of whether a reader is using niche
>>> software or not or viewing it as UTF-8 or not.
>>>
>>> In your case your sig *is* obnoxious no matter how it is viewed.
>>
>> And the whole tribe gathered around and chanted, "ook, ook."
>
> Plonk
>
> You've likely joined several other group members kill files tonight.
>
> Enjoy talking to a group that is no longer listening.

What are you talking about? You don't listen, anyway. You hear only what
you want to hear, and you believe only what you want to believe. That's
what this beta male shit test exercise on my signature is showing.

I enjoy talking to men, not whiners.

Sig is not just short for 'signature.' Sig is also short for 'Sigma.' By
attacking my signature you are attacking my identity, showing yourself
to be a collectivist and conformist. While attacking my identity, and
passively demanding me to comply, you are showing your lack thereof.

"Everything was fine until you showed up."

"You don't know what love is. You do as your told. Just as a child at
ten might act but you're far too old."

SIGMA 711 GIBZ 0FUX 2DAY & 4EVR

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Re: SUSE Reviving Usenet [message #411765 is a reply to message #411763] Thu, 07 October 2021 21:56 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Anonymous
Karma:
Originally posted by: 711 Spooky Mart

On 10/7/21 8:27 PM, Branimir Maksimovic wrote:
> On 2021-10-08, 711 Spooky Mart <711@spooky.mart> wrote:
>>>> Go shit in a sock and beat yourself with it.
>>>>
>>> FREEDOOOOM!
>>
>> "Aye! Fight and you may die. Run and you will live, at least awhile. And
>> dying in your beds many years from now, would you be willing to trade
>> all the days from this day to that for one chance, just one chance, to
>> come back here and tell our enemies that they may take our lives but
>> they will never take our SIGNATURES!"
>>
> Heh, do you know I work for spooks, for REAL :P
> usenet is FREEDOM, and that is freedom from ALL RULES,
> that is FREEDOM to speak SWEARING WORDS :P

Whatever is clever. They got what they deserved.

Spooky Mart is the world's only supplier of unpasteurized pig milk.

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Re: SUSE Reviving Usenet [message #411766 is a reply to message #411765] Thu, 07 October 2021 21:58 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Anonymous
Karma:
Originally posted by: Branimir Maksimovic

On 2021-10-08, 711 Spooky Mart <711@spooky.mart> wrote:
> On 10/7/21 8:27 PM, Branimir Maksimovic wrote:
>> On 2021-10-08, 711 Spooky Mart <711@spooky.mart> wrote:
>>>> > Go shit in a sock and beat yourself with it.
>>>> >
>>>> FREEDOOOOM!
>>>
>>> "Aye! Fight and you may die. Run and you will live, at least awhile. And
>>> dying in your beds many years from now, would you be willing to trade
>>> all the days from this day to that for one chance, just one chance, to
>>> come back here and tell our enemies that they may take our lives but
>>> they will never take our SIGNATURES!"
>>>
>> Heh, do you know I work for spooks, for REAL :P
>> usenet is FREEDOM, and that is freedom from ALL RULES,
>> that is FREEDOM to speak SWEARING WORDS :P
>
> Whatever is clever. They got what they deserved.
>
> Spooky Mart is the world's only supplier of unpasteurized pig milk.
>
LOVE&PEACE to EVERYONE :P

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Re: SUSE Reviving Usenet [message #411767 is a reply to message #411754] Thu, 07 October 2021 23:01 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Peter Flass is currently offline  Peter Flass
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711 Spooky Mart <711@spooky.mart> wrote:
> On 10/7/21 9:42 AM, Phil Carmody wrote:
>> 711 Spooky Mart <711@spooky.mart> writes:
>>> On 10/6/21 7:55 AM, Phil Carmody wrote:
>>>> 711 Spooky Mart <711@spooky.mart> writes:
>>>> > I've heard many times that Usenet is dead. I never stopped using Usenet.
>>>> > I've been lurking Usenet for decades and I never considered it dead.
>>>>
>>>> Why's your sig so obnoxious, then? You sure look like a newb with one
>>>> that long.
>>>
>>> Just because you persist in using niche software that hasn't caught up
>>> with the times, it does not follow that my sig is obnoxious.
>>
>> False.
>>
>>> Silly comment though, coming from a user with a signature that is 50
>>> words long! That's 40 words more than my sig.
>>
>> There's a certain poetry to having you embarass yourself so in the
>> otherwise hallowed company of a.f.c. I of course have to apologise
>> to the readership thereof for encouraging another post from you
>> thereto, and will ensure I don't do the same again by following
>> Richard Heathfield's subliminal advice.
>>
>> Phil
>> (Usenet noob, only reading since 1990, posting since 1993, some may say
>> that perhaps I lurked too long.)
>
> You are a fragile, self-important pointilist. Your compliance testing is
> laughable.
>
> Giving zero fucks about your pointless pointilist opinion can be viewed
> as obnoxious, too. My signature is not obnoxious. Your goading and
> whining and bitching about it is what's truly obnoxious.
>
> The Ubernummer sig is cooler than your crufty, outdated, 90s style text
> wall sigs. I'm not playing with a bunch of clown men who engage in
> tribal female shit tests.
>
> Go shit in a sock and beat yourself with it.
>

I can’t even figure out what your .sig is supposed to represent.

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Re: SUSE Reviving Usenet [message #411773 is a reply to message #411767] Fri, 08 October 2021 01:54 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Anonymous
Karma:
Originally posted by: 711 Spooky Mart

On 10/7/21 10:01 PM, Peter Flass wrote:

> I can’t even figure out what your .sig is supposed to represent.

This might help.

Message-ID: <sc8e04$49t$1@gioia.aioe.org>
Message-ID: <sc8e7n$a1e$1@gioia.aioe.org>
Message-ID: <sc8eh3$cnm$1@gioia.aioe.org>
Message-ID: <sc8f20$gvu$1@gioia.aioe.org>
Message-ID: <sc8fdh$k40$1@gioia.aioe.org>

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Re: SUSE Reviving Usenet [message #411787 is a reply to message #411665] Fri, 08 October 2021 18:53 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Anonymous
Karma:
Originally posted by: Michael Trew

On 10/5/2021 1:31 PM, Scott Lurndal wrote:
> Michael Trew<michael.trew@att.net> writes:
>> On 10/5/2021 8:31 AM, Dan Espen wrote:
>>> Michael Trew<michael.trew@att.net> writes:
>>>> I don't see a rec.game or .games .. must be long gone now.
>>>
>>> Currently subscribed to rec.games.pinball.
>>
>> I'm using Eternal September, perhaps it's not available to me.
>
> That's unlikely.
>
> $ cat ~/.newsrc | sort | grep rec.games | wc -l
> 217
>
> Most of them appear to be abandoned. reg.games.pinball is
> the only one with over a million articles; the rest have
> a few thousand or less. rec.games.chess.politics has
> 240k posts, but then, politics.

I might have just overlooked it the first time; I found it.
Re: SUSE Reviving Usenet [message #411833 is a reply to message #411758] Tue, 12 October 2021 10:32 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Anonymous
Karma:
Originally posted by: 711 Spooky Mart

On 10/7/21 7:08 PM, Rich wrote:

>>> In your case your sig *is* obnoxious no matter how it is viewed.
>>
>> And the whole tribe gathered around and chanted, "ook, ook."
>
> Plonk
>
> You've likely joined several other group members kill files tonight.
>
> Enjoy talking to a group that is no longer listening.

I am so sorry I have offended you. Please don't ostracize me. The most
important thing in the world to me is being accepted by total strangers
with an axe to grind!

See below, I have changed my signature to conform to your signature
standards, so it is no longer obnoxious.

--
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I hope the massah will reconsider my inclusion in his authoritarian
Usenet plantation. Geez thanx boss.
Re: SUSE Reviving Usenet [message #411834 is a reply to message #411741] Tue, 12 October 2021 10:38 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Anonymous
Karma:
Originally posted by: 711 Spooky Mart

On 10/7/21 9:42 AM, Phil Carmody wrote:
> 711 Spooky Mart <711@spooky.mart> writes:
>> On 10/6/21 7:55 AM, Phil Carmody wrote:
>>> 711 Spooky Mart <711@spooky.mart> writes:
>>>> I've heard many times that Usenet is dead. I never stopped using Usenet.
>>>> I've been lurking Usenet for decades and I never considered it dead.
>>>
>>> Why's your sig so obnoxious, then? You sure look like a newb with one
>>> that long.
>>
>> Just because you persist in using niche software that hasn't caught up
>> with the times, it does not follow that my sig is obnoxious.
>
> False.
>
>> Silly comment though, coming from a user with a signature that is 50
>> words long! That's 40 words more than my sig.
>
> There's a certain poetry to having you embarass yourself so in the
> otherwise hallowed company of a.f.c. I of course have to apologise
> to the readership thereof for encouraging another post from you
> thereto, and will ensure I don't do the same again by following
> Richard Heathfield's subliminal advice.

"hallowed company" ... _gags_

The "subliminal advice" is the signal to everyone else that they will be
ostracized for being different, or not kneeling to your vague demands.

Richard Heathfield is a slanderer with an inflated sense of his own
importance. Go ahead and follow his "sage" advice. You deserve each other.

May you and your supercilious, "hallowed" friends enjoy blowing smoke up
each others' cornholes.

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Re: SUSE Reviving Usenet [message #411836 is a reply to message #411754] Tue, 12 October 2021 13:23 Go to previous messageGo to next message
D.J. is currently offline  D.J.
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On Thu, 7 Oct 2021 18:26:33 -0500, 711 Spooky Mart <711@spooky.mart>
wrote:
> On 10/7/21 9:42 AM, Phil Carmody wrote:
>> 711 Spooky Mart <711@spooky.mart> writes:
>>> On 10/6/21 7:55 AM, Phil Carmody wrote:
>>>> 711 Spooky Mart <711@spooky.mart> writes:
>>>> > I've heard many times that Usenet is dead. I never stopped using Usenet.
>>>> > I've been lurking Usenet for decades and I never considered it dead.
>>>>
>>>> Why's your sig so obnoxious, then? You sure look like a newb with one
>>>> that long.
>>>
>>> Just because you persist in using niche software that hasn't caught up
>>> with the times, it does not follow that my sig is obnoxious.
>>
>> False.
>>
>>> Silly comment though, coming from a user with a signature that is 50
>>> words long! That's 40 words more than my sig.
>>
>> There's a certain poetry to having you embarass yourself so in the
>> otherwise hallowed company of a.f.c. I of course have to apologise
>> to the readership thereof for encouraging another post from you
>> thereto, and will ensure I don't do the same again by following
>> Richard Heathfield's subliminal advice.
>>
>> Phil
>> (Usenet noob, only reading since 1990, posting since 1993, some may say
>> that perhaps I lurked too long.)
>
> You are a fragile, self-important pointilist. Your compliance testing is
> laughable.
>
> Giving zero fucks about your pointless pointilist opinion can be viewed
> as obnoxious, too. My signature is not obnoxious. Your goading and
> whining and bitching about it is what's truly obnoxious.
>
> The Ubernummer sig is cooler than your crufty, outdated, 90s style text
> wall sigs. I'm not playing with a bunch of clown men who engage in
> tribal female shit tests.
>
> Go shit in a sock and beat yourself with it.

Lots of male egos around. I once used a 'non-standard' quote symbol.
My use of it is still out there.
Re: SUSE Reviving Usenet [message #411837 is a reply to message #411836] Tue, 12 October 2021 14:35 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Anonymous
Karma:
Originally posted by: 711 Spooky Mart

On 10/12/21 12:23 PM, D.J. wrote:

> Lots of male egos around. I once used a 'non-standard' quote symbol.
> My use of it is still out there.

For this sacrelige, thou shouldst be beaten to the uttermost with a sock
full of moo poo for thine wicked word woo.

And that non-standard quote symbol can be exhumed and burned thrice at
the stake!

Thus adjudicateth the Ubernummer.

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Re: SUSE Reviving Usenet [message #411844 is a reply to message #411837] Tue, 12 October 2021 19:16 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Peter Flass is currently offline  Peter Flass
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711 Spooky Mart <711@spooky.mart> wrote:
> On 10/12/21 12:23 PM, D.J. wrote:
>
>> Lots of male egos around. I once used a 'non-standard' quote symbol.
>> My use of it is still out there.
>
> For this sacrelige, thou shouldst be beaten to the uttermost with a sock
> full of moo poo for thine wicked word woo.
>
> And that non-standard quote symbol can be exhumed and burned thrice at
> the stake!
>
> Thus adjudicateth the Ubernummer.
>

Most of us aren’t out to “get” people. Egregiously annoying posters are
usually gently corrected. This newsgroup is fir discussion of computer
history and folklore, with frequent digressions. So far all I’ve seen from
you is whining about how you’re being treated. Have you actually posted
on-topic? If so, it must have gotten buried in all the noise, I seem to
have missed it.


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Re: SUSE Reviving Usenet [message #411848 is a reply to message #411844] Tue, 12 October 2021 20:17 Go to previous messageGo to next message
scott is currently offline  scott
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Peter Flass <peter_flass@yahoo.com> writes:
> 711 Spooky Mart <711@spooky.mart> wrote:
>> On 10/12/21 12:23 PM, D.J. wrote:
>>
>>> Lots of male egos around. I once used a 'non-standard' quote symbol.
>>> My use of it is still out there.
>>
>> For this sacrelige, thou shouldst be beaten to the uttermost with a sock
>> full of moo poo for thine wicked word woo.
>>
>> And that non-standard quote symbol can be exhumed and burned thrice at
>> the stake!
>>
>> Thus adjudicateth the Ubernummer.
>>
>
> Most of us aren’t out to “get” people. Egregiously annoying posters are
> usually gently corrected. This newsgroup is fir discussion of computer
> history and folklore, with frequent digressions. So far all I’ve seen from
> you is whining about how you’re being treated. Have you actually posted
> on-topic? If so, it must have gotten buried in all the noise, I seem to
> have missed it.

The problem is that someone cross-posted to both afc and sci.crypt, which
is where the oddballs seem to hang out. I removed the cross post to sci.crypt
from this post.
Re: SUSE Reviving Usenet [message #411854 is a reply to message #411848] Tue, 12 October 2021 23:00 Go to previous messageGo to previous message
Peter Flass is currently offline  Peter Flass
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Scott Lurndal <scott@slp53.sl.home> wrote:
> Peter Flass <peter_flass@yahoo.com> writes:
>> 711 Spooky Mart <711@spooky.mart> wrote:
>>> On 10/12/21 12:23 PM, D.J. wrote:
>>>
>>>> Lots of male egos around. I once used a 'non-standard' quote symbol.
>>>> My use of it is still out there.
>>>
>>> For this sacrelige, thou shouldst be beaten to the uttermost with a sock
>>> full of moo poo for thine wicked word woo.
>>>
>>> And that non-standard quote symbol can be exhumed and burned thrice at
>>> the stake!
>>>
>>> Thus adjudicateth the Ubernummer.
>>>
>>
>> Most of us aren’t out to “get” people. Egregiously annoying posters are
>> usually gently corrected. This newsgroup is fir discussion of computer
>> history and folklore, with frequent digressions. So far all I’ve seen from
>> you is whining about how you’re being treated. Have you actually posted
>> on-topic? If so, it must have gotten buried in all the noise, I seem to
>> have missed it.
>
> The problem is that someone cross-posted to both afc and sci.crypt, which
> is where the oddballs seem to hang out. I removed the cross post to sci.crypt
> from this post.
>

Thank you! I hadn’t noticed that, only that there seemed to be a bunch more
people here lately.

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