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Re: Google Stiffling Free Flow of Jokes

Mark Hadfield (m.hadfield@niwa.cri.nz) writes:

> Speaking of being banished from this newsgroup, my employer has decided
> he/she/it doesn't want to pay NZ$3600 per year for newsgroup access, when
> very few people in the organisation use it (and I probably account for 90%
> of the postings).
> I can *read* the group via some generous people in the UK (who probably
> haven't secured their NNTP server properly). But they're not so generous as
> to allow posting, so my 15 minutes of fame on comp.lang.idl-pvwave may come
> to an end soon. Can anyone suggest alternatives, preferably ones which do
> not require spending money? My other favourite group, comp.lang.python, has
> a Usenet<->email gateway. there's no such thing for comp.lang.idl-pvwave.

This is a real bummer, Mark. :-(

Google will eventually support newsgroup posting, so you
can both read and post from your Internet browser, but
for now, here is a list of places that offer newsgroup
browsing and posting, some for free:



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