Gamma Ray Bursters
01 feb 2000
1.THE DISCOVERY OF GRBS
2.PINPOINTING A GRB
3.CAUGHT IN THE ACT
4.COMMENTS, SOURCES, & REVISION HISTORY
Big Bertha Thing publication
The statistics for Big Bertha Thing postings published
on sci.astro are as follows:-
20 No. 50K primary postings (out of 26)
2 No. 600K ditto (out of 4)
12 No. off-topic postings (out of 200)
4 No. 50K secondary postings (out of 26)
20 No. 4K ditto (out of 26)
20 No. 2K ditto (out of 26)
24 No. astronomical postings (out of 2000)
There was almost zero response to the above, which were
spread over 28 days, at the rate of two days per week.
Book-burners deleted the archive of Net Access Policy
postings prior to 2nd November 1998. Bertha saved those,
with the exception of replies and published 12.
The above were also posted to the Onenet conference
Astronomy & Space. Here days 18, 19, 20, were minimal
keep-off-the-grass days and on days 27 and 28 they
broke ranks. The on-topic filibuster of sound-bite
journalism ended, at 42 days old.
(The beginning of the end of spam.)
Wow! The posting below is definitely off-topic; to the detriment of
It is also in restraint of trade and anti-trust.
Microsoft has just spammed 500 newgroups, with the posting. (see
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