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Mark Cleary

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Feb 21, 2024, 4:27:00 PMFeb 21
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Well, it seems possible this all ends tomorrow? I have eternal sept but use google now. Will have to see.
Deacon mark

Catrike Ryder

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Feb 21, 2024, 4:44:05 PMFeb 21
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I always thought using Google groups was ridiculously clumsy. It was
only useful for documenting posts.

Joerg

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Feb 21, 2024, 4:47:54 PMFeb 21
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On 2/21/24 1:26 PM, Mark Cleary wrote:
> Well, it seems possible this all ends tomorrow?


Nah. You of all people would know, it comes like a thief in the night (1
Thessalonians 5:2)

:-)


> ... I have eternal sept but use google now. Will have to see.


I would never use Google for that. Ever. A very long time ago I signed
up with these guys:

http://news.individual.net/index.php

Never looked back. It's cheap, 10 Euros/year and to avoid the yearly
hassle I pay five years ahead. That way I have someone to talk to if
something fritzes up. But it never does.

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AMuzi

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Feb 21, 2024, 6:56:02 PMFeb 21
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+1 to any not-Gurgle product!
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Jeff Liebermann

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Feb 21, 2024, 11:53:52 PMFeb 21
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Usenet is not a product, which is one reason why Google bailing out.

Individual.net only retains articles for a minimum of 2.7 years:
<https://news.individual.net/hierarchies.php>
Google Groups goes back to 1981 (43 years).


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Roger Merriman

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Feb 22, 2024, 5:48:44 AMFeb 22
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Jeff Liebermann <je...@cruzio.com> wrote:
> On Wed, 21 Feb 2024 17:55:58 -0600, AMuzi <a...@yellowjersey.org> wrote:
>
>> On 2/21/2024 3:47 PM, Joerg wrote:
>>> On 2/21/24 1:26 PM, Mark Cleary wrote:
>>>> Well, it seems possible this all ends tomorrow?
>>>
>>>
>>> Nah. You of all people would know, it comes like a thief in
>>> the night (1 Thessalonians 5:2)
>>>
>>> :-)
>>>
>>>
>>>>  ... I have eternal sept but use google now. Will have to
>>>> see.
>>>
>>>
>>> I would never use Google for that. Ever. A very long time
>>> ago I signed up with these guys:
>>>
>>> http://news.individual.net/index.php
>>>
>>> Never looked back. It's cheap, 10 Euros/year and to avoid
>>> the yearly hassle I pay five years ahead. That way I have
>>> someone to talk to if something fritzes up. But it never does.
>>>
>>
>> +1 to any not-Gurgle product!
>
> Usenet is not a product, which is one reason why Google bailing out.
>
> Individual.net only retains articles for a minimum of 2.7 years:
> <https://news.individual.net/hierarchies.php>
> Google Groups goes back to 1981 (43 years).
>
>
15 here with easy news mind you fair bit more expensive and equally have
never wanted to look back that far.

Though data and history loss is never a good thing.

Roger Merriman

Catrike Ryder

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Feb 22, 2024, 6:03:34 AMFeb 22
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On Thu, 22 Feb 2024 10:48:39 GMT, Roger Merriman <ro...@sarlet.com>
wrote:
Google said you could still check back on their retained data, but
really, are old Usenet posts worth saving?

Roger Merriman

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Feb 22, 2024, 6:31:29 AMFeb 22
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Is some cycling history plus others that might well be?

Roger Merriman

AMuzi

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Feb 22, 2024, 8:47:22 AMFeb 22
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Well, mine aren't. Electronic ephemera...

Catrike Ryder

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Feb 22, 2024, 9:17:37 AMFeb 22
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Me too.

Tom Kunich

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Feb 22, 2024, 11:09:52 AMFeb 22
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Liebermann's entire life is stalking others so he loves the idea of being able to look back 43 years and then misquoting people to get something to say.

Tim R

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Feb 22, 2024, 11:43:45 AMFeb 22
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There were some long threads back in the rn/nn days that have some nostalgia value. Do people survive lightning strikes in cars, vs do cars get struck less often because of the shape? I think that one was more than 10,000 posts.
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