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...

[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

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:

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 --  

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...

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

SUBJECT: New scientific breakthrough in software creates virtua

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SUBJECT: New scientific breakthrough in software creates virtual "black hole" for data transmission

Intel's e-DRAM Shows up in the Wild

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http://chipworksrealchips.blogspot.com/2014/02/intels-e-dram-shows-up-in-wild.html Quoting from the URL above: When Intel launched their Haswell series chips last June, they stated that the high-end systems would have embedded DRAM, as a separate chip in the package; and they gave a paper at the VLSI Technology Symposium [1] that month, and another at IEDM [2].

NASA planning to explore Venus in manned solar-powered airship

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http://www.extremetech.com/extreme/196114-nasa-is-developing-a-plan-to-explore-venus-in-a-manned-solar-powered-ariship Quoting from the URL above:

Microsoft O365 website service

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Maybe not that exciting an article in itself: O365 previously allowed you space to build a webiste and now they're revoking that service while keeping the fee the same. Noteworthy only because of the Reg's rather prescient comment in the last line, which I've copied.

Spearphishing attack leads to compromise of German steel plant

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An interesting article: http://www.itworld.com/article/2861675/cyberattack-on-german-steel-factory-causes-massive-damage.html

image of sunflare

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From the «solar hemorrhoids» department: Title: NASA's SDO captures images of 2 mid-level flares Author: Date: Fri, 19 Dec 2014 00:00:00 -0500 Link: http://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2014-12/nsfc-nsc121914.php

image of sunflare

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From the «solar hemorrhoids» department: Title: NASA's SDO captures images of 2 mid-level flares Author: Date: Fri, 19 Dec 2014 00:00:00 -0500 Link: http://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2014-12/nsfc-nsc121914.php

a GPS for molecules identifies location of metal ions in enzyme

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From the «right there» department: Title: A 'GPS' for molecules Author: Date: Fri, 19 Dec 2014 10:40:35 -0500 Link: http://feeds.sciencedaily.com/~r/sciencedaily/~3/YG-UEJTOFQs/141219104035.htm

Australian thief takes own 'mugshot' on stolen camera

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Australian thief takes own 'mugshot' on stolen camera Police in Australia have said they are looking for a thief who provided a close-up image of himself while stealing a CCTV camera. http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-30412558

Blackberry Classic sold out; a mix of Bold9900 and Q10

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From the «Get into my pocket you sexy bitch» department: Title: Pitch Black: New BlackBerry Classic is aimed at the old-school Author: Andrew Orlowski Date: Wed, 17 Dec 2014 16:14:46 -0500 Link: http://go.theregister.com/feed/www.theregister.co.uk/2014/12/17/blackberry_classic_first_look/ This mobe is all tool belt and braces

ICANN has been hacked, zone files pilfered

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From the «want some salt on that hash?» department: Title: ICANN HACKED: Intruders poke around global DNS innards Author: Kieren McCarthy Date: Wed, 17 Dec 2014 12:57:17 -0500 Link: http://go.theregister.com/feed/www.theregister.co.uk/2014/12/17/icann_hacked_admin_access_to_zone_files/ Spear-phishing attack timing couldn't be worse for domain name overseer

ICANN has been hacked, zone files pilfered

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From the «want some salt on that hash?» department: Title: ICANN HACKED: Intruders poke around global DNS innards Author: Kieren McCarthy Date: Wed, 17 Dec 2014 12:57:17 -0500 Link: http://go.theregister.com/feed/www.theregister.co.uk/2014/12/17/icann_hacked_admin_access_to_zone_files/ Spear-phishing attack timing couldn't be worse for domain name overseer
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