Newsreaders that recalculate the Lines: header?

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It took me forever to discover that my newsreader was not inserting a Lines: header and it was being inserted by my news servers. So I scripted my news server to insert a Lines: header only to find out that my news client, 40tude Dialog, appears to be recalculating it upon retrieval of the message.

New pan installation

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I have been using pan for some years, and am trying to install it on a new hard disk and Kubuntu system. The installation seemed to work, but now I have to set it up. The first thing it asks is my address. I assume that means an IP address - how do I find that out? We work off a modem and router at home.

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.

IBM Data Processing Center and Pi

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In the early 1960s, Daniel Shanks and John W. Wrench, Jr. used the 7090 in the IBM Data Processing Center in New York for the computation of pi to 100,000 decimal digits. Since this computing was done at the IBM Data Processsing Center, would the center still have copies of the source code used in the center's archive??? I thought that some of the IBM folk on <a.f.c.> would know the ansser to this...

2014 officially the hottest year on record, US government scien

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2014 officially the hottest year on record, US government scientists say http://gu.com/p/45v9d --  

President Obama Is Waging a War on Hackers

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http://www.wired.com/2015/01/president-obama-waging-war-hackers/ Quoting from the URL above: Ha ha. New York Times accidentally posted their employee database to their website: SSN, passwords, and salaries: https://t.co/1dLdUXG2tT - Rob Graham (@ErrataRob) January 14, 2015

A successor to Internet Explorer

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From the «they should call it Navigator something» department: Title: Internet Explorer Successor Rumored Author: LaminatorX Date: Tue, 13 Jan 2015 18:54:00 -0500 Link: http://soylentnews.org/article.pl?sid=15/01/13/2224235&from=rss broggyr[1] writes:

Ammonia leak at ISS was false alarm

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From the «methane leak was just a fart, too» department: Title: Ammonia Leak Alarm in Harmony ISS, Crew Evacuated From Parts of the Station Author: Blackmoore Date: Wed, 14 Jan 2015 10:30:00 -0500 Link: http://soylentnews.org/article.pl?sid=15/01/14/1512226&from=rss pkrasimirov[1] writes:

rare shark birth captured on camera

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http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-30747971 Great image. //--clip

Hollande Risks EU Split Over Russian Sanctions Relief

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Hollande Risks EU Split Over Russian Sanctions Relief By James G. Neuger Dec 19, 2014 Europe stumbled into a debate over the end of sanctions on the economically distressed Russia after French President Francois Hollande became the first major leader to dangle the prospect of easing the curbs.

Viewpoint: The roots of the battle for free speech

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http://www.bbc.com/news/magazine-30714702 Quoting from the URL above: Historian Tom Holland was one of those who tweeted Charlie Hebdo's cartoon of the Prophet Muhammad in the wake of the deadly attack on the magazine's office. Here he explains the ramifications of defending free speech.

Facebook's Year in Review: aka inadvertent algorithmic cruelty

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From the «Zuck is still a schmuck» department: Title: Re: Facebook Apologizes for Its "Inadvertent Algorithmic Cruelty" Author: Date: Fri, 02 Jan 2015 01:30:03 -0500 Link: http://www.topix.net/science/computer-science/2015/01/re-facebook-apologizes-for-its-inadvertent-algorithmic-cruelty?fromrss=1

Closed platforms: your smart TV is probably not upgradeable

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http://osnews.com/story/28187/Google_TV_webOS_TVs_not_upgraded_to_ newer_versions --  

Xnews under Linux/Wine: anyone have success?

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Hi all. I'm running Debian "Wheezy" on a Lenovo T61p laptop. Have installed Wine, and Xnews runs OK except that I can't resize the columns to see the full Subject lines. I can move the column break, but the text doesn't change. Anyone else run into this, and resolved it? Thanks.

Alcohol Poisoning Kills 6 Americans Every Day

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America, we have a binge drinking problem. Every year in the United States about 2,200 people die from alcohol poisoning -- that's six deaths each day, on average -- according to a new Vital Signs report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2015/01/06/alcohol-poisoning-kills_n_6424712.html

Ford Tries to Shut Down Independent Repair Tool with Copyright

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https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2015/01/ford-tries-shut-down-third-party-repair-tool-copyright Quoting from the URL above:

Apple has lost the functional high ground

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http://www.marco.org/2015/01/04/apple-lost-functional-high-ground Quoting from the URL above:

The MPAA's Attempt to Revive SOPA Through A State Attorney Gene

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http://googlepublicpolicy.blogspot.com/2014/12/the-mpaas-attempt-to-revive-sopa.html Quoting from the URL above:

Why Rosyna Can't Take A Movie Screenshot

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http://www.alexrad.me/discourse/why-rosyna-cant-take-a-movie-screenshot.html Quoting from the URL above:

North Korean defector to airdrop DVD, USB copies of The Intervi

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North Korean defector to airdrop DVD, USB copies of The Interview DPRK's "leadership will crumble if the idolization of leader Kim breaks down." http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2014/12/north-korean-defector-to-airdrop-dvd-usb-copies-of-the-interview/

When The FISA Court Rejects A Surveillance Request, The FBI Jus

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https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20141224/14510929524/when-fisa-court-rejects-surveillance-request-fbi-just-issues-national-security-letter-instead.shtml Quoting from the URL above:

All you need to know about Pooh :)

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"p-0''0-h the cat (UK) - The voice of the Sheeple" < > news: y44xxr97hxfl$.6ijlkhmgl42c.dlg@40tude.net Fri, 02 Jan 2015 20:05:45 GMT in alt.politics.scorched-earth, wrote: Speaking of cowboy and bullshit.. here's another amusing diddy for you...

The rise and fall of Symbian: lessons for smartphones and beyon

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From the «I still miss my Psion 5MX» department: Title: Lessons from the remarkable rise and fall of Symbian Author: Date: Fri, 02 Jan 2015 13:54:49 -0500 Link: http://osnews.com/story/28173/Lessons_from_the_remarkable_rise_and_fall_of_Symbian

Progressive lenses for computer users: bad idea?

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From the «Proudly ripping off Slashdot since Feb 2014» department: Title: Ask Slashdot: Are Progressive Glasses a Mistake For Computer Users? Author: timothy Date: Fri, 02 Jan 2015 12:59:00 -0500 Link: http://rss.slashdot.org/~r/Slashdot/slashdot/~3/IVTIfGtFuWo/story01.htm

introducing: Gnome Multiwriter

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From the «writing once only is so 1996» department: Title: Introducing GNOME MultiWriter Author: hughsie Date: Fri, 02 Jan 2015 11:45:15 -0500 Link: http://blogs.gnome.org/hughsie/2015/01/02/introducing-gnome-multiwriter/ [image 1]

the surf office: reinventing hacker paradise

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From the «automatic muzzles for noisy neighbors» department: Title: The Surf Office and Hacker Paradise: Re-inventing the Office Experience Author: Date: Fri, 02 Jan 2015 14:30:25 -0500 Link: https://medium.com/ /the-surf-office-hacker-paradise-places-re-inventing-the-typical-office-31cd86012285 Comments[1]

scribd raises $22M for subscription ebook service

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From the «because they've made everything else so convenient» department: Title: Scribd Raises $22M for Its Subscription E-Book Service Author: Date: Fri, 02 Jan 2015 14:30:25 -0500 Link: http://techcrunch.com/2015/01/02/scribd-khosla-funding/ Comments[1] Links: [1]: https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=8826940 (link)
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