squte.com to be relaunched

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Dear community member, This site will soon be discontinued in its current form. When squte.com was set up, it was intended to become a moderated interface to Usenet, to free users from trolls and spam. It was also intended as a more open alternative to corporate sites like Slashdot, using community moderation, and allowing anonymous posts while avoiding spam. And finally it was a platform to test a proposed discussion-oriented P2P social network called Communion. Today text Usenet is effectively dead. There are now many other sites that use community moderation well, and allow user generated topics. These have more up-to-date interfaces and large communities.

pan can't see old articles, which telnet:XOVER does?

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This pan ver. 0.113 [under linux] shows no articles, eg. for comp.os.linux.x , yet telnet shows plenty [via STAT & XOVER]. Yes the articles are all old, but where's pan's setting to show articles, of all ages? == TIA.

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.

[slrn] KF by number of lines

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I'm sick to death of these dirtbag morons who insist on not trimming previous quotes. I see dozens of articles with 100+ lines and one stinking reply line. Kill 'em all, I say!! Really. Is there a way to filter (-9999!) all posts over a specific number of lines? Thnx nb

21 Search "Providers" ( i.e. methods ). 

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[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

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

[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

[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.

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

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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

Has anyone ever had a use for overwrite mode.

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I try to stay in insert mode, but sufficiently often I unintentionally press the insert key, switching to overwrite mode. Then I usually end up messing up an edit, and have to stop and put things right. From time to time, I've implemented ways to disable the insert key, but it's one of things that gets lost when I do a reinstall or upgrade.

I will never again talk about the benefits of Free Software

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http://www.linux-magazine.com/Online/Blogs/Paw-Prints-Writings-of-the-maddog/I-will-never-again-talk-about-the-benefits-of-Free-Software#ContentLeft I have been talking about using "Free Software" for the past twenty years, and the equivalent of "Open Source" even longer. Many times I have had people ask me, "Why do you use Free Software?"

Digia spins off Qt as independent company - full circle from Tr

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From the «love those widgets» department: Title: Qt is about to be independent again Author: Date: Wed, 17 Sep 2014 10:54:33 -0400 Link: http://pipedot.org/story/2014-09-17/qt-is-about-to-be-independent-again

F. Nietzsche, Beyond Good and Evil, ?156.

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"Madness is rare in individuals, but in groups, parties, nations, and ages it is the rule."

Google abandons authorship of posts in search results

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From the «too many ugly pics out there» department: Title: Google abandons tracking authorship Author: Date: Sun, 31 Aug 2014 10:54:44 -0400 Link: http://pipedot.org/story/2014-08-31/google-abandons-tracking-authorship

This is what electric car owners do while you sleep

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From the «Dammit, I'm gonna need a plug adaptor here» department: Title: This is what electric car owners are doing while you sleep Author: Date: Mon, 01 Sep 2014 15:01:36 -0400 Link: http://pipedot.org/story/2014-09-01/this-is-what-electric-car-owners-are-doing-while-you-sleep

How much of your data do you encrypt?

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The whole disc Just my home folder Just important data Encrywhat?

[flnews] Version 0.8 released

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New features of version 0.8: - Support for immediate authentication - Support for ephemeral password - Option to display only threads with unread articles - Hyperlink highlighting Sourcecode, Documentation, etc.: http://micha.freeshell.org/flnews/

Awwww, did Jesse run away?

>Gay is the new way . . . >Must you gay-up and PKB every topic, Craptain? sheesh Yes he must! He wants Lloyd to fuck him so bad...

Truecrypt infiltrated by NSA, as suspected

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Interesting post on SoylentNews today. There were rumors and suspicion the project was so hastily abandoned because developers realized they had been infiltrated by the NSA. Now it looks like that was true: http://soylentnews.org/article.pl?sid=14/06/17/0511216

Twitter struggling to add users

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From the «failwhale» department: Title: Signing up for a new Twitter account shows why the company is struggling to grow Author: Owen Williams Date: Sat, 14 Jun 2014 20:42:25 -0400 Link: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/TheNextWeb/~3/04wBlvOC0fw/ Podcast Download URL: http://cdn1.tnwcdn.com/wp-content/blogs.dir/1/files/2014/06/187232512-520x245.jpg

IBM's GPFSES (software defined storage)

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From the «better than a stack of floppies» department: Title: IBM releases Software-Defined Storage For Dummies - no joke Author: Chris Mellor Date: Fri, 13 Jun 2014 05:31:43 -0400 Link: http://go.theregister.com/feed/www.theregister.co.uk/2014/06/13/ibm_writes_software_defined_storage_for_dummies_book/ Plus Big Blue sexes up its boring old GPFS line with new name

[CM] Two interesting articles on Symbolics/Lisp

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Ergonomics of the Symoblics Lisp machine - reflections on the developer productivity http://lispm.de/symbolics-lisp-machine-ergonomics

Dialog question on SSL/TLS certificates

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One of the NNTP servers I connect to just updated its SSL/TLS certificate, for use with secure (port 563) NNTP connections, and I was just wondering: first, where does 40tude Dialog store such certs? and second, how is it that Dialog never complained when the old cert expired and the new cert had not yet gotten downloaded/stored?

Disassembling C to spot patterns in assembly

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Interesting and cool: http://www.mindtribe.com/2014/05/spotting-patterns-in-c-disassembly/

Bruce Schneier runs an open wireless network

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Interesting writing: https://www.schneier.com/blog/archives/2008/01/my_open_wireles.html Check at the bottom for the explosion of tech sites commenting on it. The Internet is soon to collapse under the weight of its own comments.
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