25059Re: [midatlanticretro] Re: FD 1771 - Floppy Drive Controller TAX?
- Apr 4 4:31 PMOn 04/04/2012 07:22 PM, joshbensadon wrote:
> I never joined usenet. How long ago was usenet popular? Is it stillIt's still around, and it's still active. I was shocked out of my
gourd to find this out about a year ago. I thought it was completely dead.
I was (among other things) a news admin at a large ISP for a long
time. We bought one of the first SGI Origin 2000 systems to build a
news server; that was fun.
When I learned that it was still active, I built a news server here
and finagled my way into getting a news feed. I get all the major
hierarchies but no binaries. (I don't care about the binaries) The
technical groups, in particular, are wonderful. My news server receives
between 30,000 and 40,000 articles per day. (remember, that's not
including binaries!) Probably 1/3 of that is spam, but the rest is a
lot of good meat.
Dave McGuire, AK4HZ
New Kensington, PA
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