slrn: show number of articles in every group?

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Is it possible in slrn to show the article count of each group without entering the group? For example, when I'm looking for new interesting newsgroups to read, I'll look at the whole list (or a section of it using a regex) and I hit enter on many groups just to find out that they're empty on the news server I use.

[Off topic] Philae, Rosetta, 67P/Churyumov/Gerasimenko

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Off topic for these groups, but wanted to let you know I started a thread about the phenomenal 67P landing over at the newsgroup sci.misc, if you're interested. Seems an event this amazing shouldn't escape Usenet's attention :) Don't bother following up here, where it's off-topic.

How tcmalloc Works

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http://jamesgolick.com/2013/5/19/how-tcmalloc-works.html

Has google CAPTURed USEnet?

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After deja news was taken over I was able the d/l from google: <groupName, Subject:keyPhrase> -- the whole thread. Now they force you to use a full-browser with javascript enabled.

The Cost of Campaigns

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The Watergate campaign finance scandals led to a landmark law designed to limit the influence of money in politics. Forty years later, some say the scandal isn’t what’s illegal, it’s what’s legal. http://vimeo.com/109486555

[SM] Dwarf galaxies dim hope of dark matter

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From the «damn you, dwarfs» department: Title: Dwarf Galaxies Dim Hopes of Dark Matter Author: samzenpus Date: Sun, 26 Oct 2014 19:20:00 -0400 Link: http://rss.slashdot.org/~r/Slashdot/slashdot/~3/vO9mNdLt5_s/story01.htm

These are the people scrubbing your social media feed of filth

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Interesting article, with many ramifications: //-- clip http://www.wired.com/2014/10/content-moderation/#x

The joy of text ? the fall and rise of interactive fiction

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http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2014/oct/22/interactive-fiction-awards-games

Goodbye Microsoft traditional control panel

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From the «out of control» department: Title: The Classic Control Panel In Windows May Be Gone Author: timothy Date: Wed, 22 Oct 2014 16:44:00 -0400 Link: http://rss.slashdot.org/~r/Slashdot/slashdot/~3/pCczpTe11F4/story01.htm

[CM] the Google ID dongle

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From the «convenient cylindrical shape you can wear up your ass» department: Title: Google to Launch an ID Dongle Author: azrael Date: Wed, 22 Oct 2014 09:39:00 -0400 Link: http://soylentnews.org/article.pl?sid=14/10/21/2043250&from=rss skullz[1] writes:

[SM] Mars orbiter beams back image of tiny comet nucleus

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From the «cool» department: Title: Mars Orbiter Beams Back Images of Comet's Surprisingly Tiny Nucleus Author: timothy Date: Tue, 21 Oct 2014 08:53:00 -0400 Link: http://rss.slashdot.org/~r/Slashdot/slashdot/~3/XB8hvRGg4rA/story01.htm

[M] The Comic Sans typewriter

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From the «ohmygod I hate that effin font» department: Title: Love Comic Sans? Then this is the typewriter for you Author: Edgar Alvarez Date: Fri, 17 Oct 2014 12:32:00 -0400 Link: http://www.engadget.com/2014/10/17/sincerity-machine-comic-sans-typewriter/?ncid=rss_truncated

[SM] Fighting ebola with robots - why not?

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From the «They've got great defenses, after all» department: Title: Scientists want to fight the Ebola outbreak using robots Author: Jon Fingas Date: Sun, 19 Oct 2014 03:06:00 -0400 Link: http://www.engadget.com/2014/10/19/robots-to-help-fight-ebola/?ncid=rss_truncated

[SM] RH[Null]: the man with the golden blood

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From the «charge by the pint» department: Title: The man with the golden blood Author: Penny Bailey Date: Mon, 20 Oct 2014 20:00:00 -0400 Link: http://www.newstatesman.com/sci-tech/2014/10/man-golden-blood Meet the donors, patients, doctors and scientists involved in the complex global network of rare – and very rare – blood.

[SM] largest ship in world under construction in Korea

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From the «that's one helluva ship» department: Title: The Largest Ship in the World is Being Built in Korea Author: LaminatorX Date: Mon, 20 Oct 2014 18:33:00 -0400 Link: http://soylentnews.org/article.pl?sid=14/10/20/1913236&from=rss Hugh Pickens[1] writes:

Forking Debian: it's come to this

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This just went by on Google+ and it seems to be gaining traction: http://debianfork.org/ "Roll up your sleeves, we might have to fork Debian"

[SM] Tetrochromatic people: 100x more colors

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From the «better than LSD» department: Title: Tetrachromatic Humans See 100 Times More Colors Author: Date: Fri, 17 Oct 2014 10:28:01 -0400 Link: http://pipedot.org/story/2014-10-17/tetrachromatic-humans-see-100-times-more-colors

Newspaper Apologizes For Offensive Obama Cartoon, But Keeps It

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> I think that the world has bigger issues than this petty cartoon don't you think? If people are going to take offense, get a grip why don't you. I love watermelon. When will all this racist crap end people?? Too many double standards in this world.

Asking for a raise

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Satya Nadella first recommends that people just wait for a recognition but then admits asking for a raise can be the right thing to do: <URL: http://www.computerworld.com/article/2824567/microsoft-ceo-sat ya-nadella-backs-off-karma-advice-to-women-about-pay.html>

- The Story of the PING Program -

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http://ftp.arl.mil/mike/ping.html Yes, it's true! I'm the author of ping for UNIX. Ping is a little thousand-line hack that I wrote in an evening which practically everyone seems to know about. :-)

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Marriott fined $600,000 for jamming guests' personal Wi-Fi netw

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Marriott fined $600,000 for jamming guests' personal Wi-Fi networks Marriott International will pay a $600,000 fine for jamming conference attendees' own Wi-Fi networks at its Gaylord Opryland Resort and Convention Center, forcing them to pay hefty prices to use the hotel's own connection.

- Where the printf() Rubber Meets the Road -

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http://blog.hostilefork.com/where-printf-rubber-meets-road/ After ignoring StackOverflow for a while, I decided to check up on it a bit lately. Someone asked a question that's one of those kind of fundamental curiosity issues that I enjoy explaining. He said:

New writing ...

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New York Stories http://home.earthlink.net/~stone.tower5/nystories/nystories.html --- This email is free from viruses and malware because avast! Antivirus protection is active. http://www.avast.com

Hey, its your fault too

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Wal-Mart Fights Tracy Morgan's Injury Claim NEWARK (CN) - Actor Tracy Morgan's injuries from a June accident involving a Wal-Mart truck could have been reduced if he'd worn a seat belt, Wal-Mart said Monday in an answer to Morgan's lawsuit.

ARM has released code for a new OS

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From the «Really?» department: Title: ARM creates new operating system Author: Date: Wed, 01 Oct 2014 13:23:35 -0400 Link: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-29410999#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa British computer chip designer ARM is branching out into operating system software by releasing free code designed to power devices.

If programming languages were weapons

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http://bjorn.tipling.com/if-programming-languages-were-weapons Pretty well done joke. I particularly enjoyed his treatment of Prolog and PHP.
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