301 files from newsone.net newsgroup posting activities. (Model
60 Newsgroup postings were deleted, after 15 hours.
There were claims of major hacker attack,
which turned to abashed embarassment.
It turned out that the NSP owner,
had sent out a world-wide posting.
It invited all users, who had forgotten their passwords,
to just leave it blank. Then a new confirmation password
would be sent. Cinderela was invited to the ball.
Big Bertha Thing format
Anybody heard of the fly-paper trap?
Where all the flies are collected, in an unsightly mess,
hanging from the kitchen ceiling.
The expensive version is the lizard with a long tongue,
that retracts after each catch.
Take an uncensored version of a usenet newsgroup,
show the subject line of each thread header,
with the total number of postings and the net
number of postings after extracts.
Put the total number of extracts, in the first line,
at the top of the list of postings.
Anyone wishing to search the extracts clicks on it
and finds each person extracted with 2 lines each.
The first line shows the number of thread headers
and the second the number of replies.
Further clicks go down to posting level.
Extract everyone with more than 1000 postings
on any single newsgroup, from all newsgroups.
---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Tony Lance <judema...@bigberthathing.co.uk>
Date: Aug 27 2007, 4:54 pm
Subject: Big Bertha Thing moisture
To: swnet.sci.astro, comp.std.c
On Sat, 25 Aug 2007 12:13:12 -0700, kuyper <kuy...@wizard.net> wrote:
>Marcus Strömberg wrote:
>> Fri, 24 Aug 2007 17:55:43 +0100 skrev Tony Lance:
Subject: Re:Big Bertha Thing reason
On Mon, 21 May 2001, you wrote:
> On Mon, 21 May 2001 10:05:14 -0400JamesKuyper
> >On Sun, 20 May 2001, you wrote:
> >> On Sat, 19 May 2001 11:04:48 -0400 "JamesKuyper Jr."
> >> <kuy...@wizard.net> wrote:
> >> >Why do you keep posting this message on comp.std.c; as far as I can
> >> >tell, it's completely irrelevant to that newsgroup.
> >>Big Bertha Thing reason (see at end)
> >I'm sorry; I can't make head nor tail of your "reason".
> Hi James,
> Your wizard address does not work, even though you use it on usenet.
Most people have no trouble reaching me at that address. Perhaps as a
known spammer my ISP filters you out when you try to mail me at the
wizard.net address? However, in that case it's odd that you can reach
me through my NASA address; NASA usually has much better filters than
my ISP does.
> For a strategic overview you need to see;-
> Try one of the 36K pages.
> For a weapon to work effectively, only the target needs to know, that
> he has been blown up. These guys know for sure.
I'm afraid I still don't understand. What's the weapon? Who's the
target? Who's using the weapon? Why is the weapon being used on the
six years later try this reply:-
Big Bertha is the name of a lady tramp in the cartoon series the
It is also the name of a german artillary field piece mounted on a
carriage, used to bombard Paris.Big Bertha Thing is a scientific
some work, some don't.
It is also a siege canon, assault rifle and first aid tent. (Carafat)
The anecdotes, poems and jokes, at the end of each postings (2nd
started as postcards to the first aid tent. When it was attacked by
left wing moderators at university, they became assault rifle bullits.
They were then upgraded to artillary shells by the addition of
of sub-atomic particles, which looked like shell holes.
(gamma, electron, proton, positron and positive.)
Some additions were part of a scientific project.
(summation, extract, pastures, moisture, features, letter, outlandish)
Mathematical - PI
Contextual in terms of battle.
(pathos, tidings, sedan, chair, tidings, pin-wheel, progress,
Scientific (spider, coil, gyro, monorail, halfrail, dwarf, burster,
uniform, lightcraft, unified, fusion.)
Collections of postings. (battle, faculty, retrenchment, redoubt,
mathematics and astronomy.)
Monday, November 10, 1997 01:41:47 PM
From: Tony Lance
Subject: Big Bertha
To: OUSA Classical Particle
Hey! I've just found out, something really interesting.
For the next three months, this conference is the only
crap-shoot in town.
So step right up and try Big Bertha, otherwise known as
Just two things;-
1. If you see someone slogging away, but doing it all wrong.
Please remember, a great effort, with no results, is worth
more than a great result with no effort. The first is purchased
at great cost and the latter, in terms of cost, is worthless.
2. If it is not broken, do not fix it. Some parts of the project
may need repairing. If you cannot fix it, with a good suggestion,
then do not take it apart, in the first place, with a bad one.
NB Subject Big Bertha and 'Just two things:-' gives brand name:-
Big Bertha Thing
Big Bertha Thing 3
Big Bertha Thing farm
Big Bertha Thing battle,farm (common)
Big Bertha Thing battle,farm,fusion (common, message)
There is an old joke about prisoners, who know all the old jokes,
so they gave them numbers. A new prisoner on finding out what is
going on, decides to call out a number. Nothing. Zilch. Dinada.
On querying this, he is told, that it is the way he tells them.
The parts of Big Bertha called common are based on this principle.