* Posts by MerseyMal

8 posts • joined 3 Feb 2011

Google Groups vs Usenet

MerseyMal

Re: Google Groups vs Usenet

Indeed. Hopefully someone will! Cheers!

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MerseyMal
FAIL

Google Groups vs Usenet

It seems that a brief spell of spamming in a usenet group can cause its entire archive on Google Groups to be blocked without any way to get it unblocked. comp.sys.sinclair which was set up in 1993 is such a group.

Back in ~2001, Google took over the old Deja News archive of usenet and integrated it into Google Groups. Google Groups allows anyone to set up a group and if it gets blocked, the owner of the group has to delete any offending articles and request the group's reinstatement.

Unfortunately Usenet newsgroups don't have any owners and unless they're moderated, no way of deleting content. comp.sys.sinclar isn't moderated and as there's no owner, there's no way to get it reinstated. So there goes almost 25 years of posts!

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WIN a 6TB Western Digital Black hard drive with El Reg

MerseyMal

Despite being in the wilderness he was able to connect to Jehovafone's 4Jesus network

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OK, we get the message, Microsoft: Windows Defender splats 1000s of WinXP, Server 2k3 PCs

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E-book him! Entire Judge Dredd back catalogue gets iDevice treatment

MerseyMal

They already sell some of them on their own website in CBZ format. Would rather get the rest of them that way too.

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Microsoft to fund Blake's 7 return as Xbox Live exclusive

MerseyMal

Big Finish who do Doctor Who audio plays on CD/Download also started doing Blake's 7 ones recently with people from the original show. Think I'll stick to those.

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Virgin gives early adopters benefit of recent price cut

MerseyMal
Happy

I was fortunate...

that when I moved from V+ HD to 1TB TiVO, I got the old V+ HD box installed in another room with all the same channels that it had at no extra cost (one off or monthly)

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Liverpudlians headbutt Cameron's 'big society'

MerseyMal
Dead Vulture

Cuts

Well out of the 4 "vanguards" Liverpool was the most heavily hit by cuts. 8.9% compared to Eden's 6.42%, Sutton (London)'s 2.8% and Windsor & Maidenhead's 1.06%.

Guess which 2 are the safe Tory and Lib Dem run councils?

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