I use Google groups
At 02:19 PM 5/13/2008 -0400, you wrote:
>Sorry for this mildly off-topic post.
>Many members of this list are, I'm sure, also regular readers of
>comp.lang.ada. I'm trying to figure out the best way to read this
>and other technical Usenet groups. I'm doing this from my home Mac,
>which is also my office Mac since I retired from GW and moved to Portland.
>I can log into GW's engineering server and read newsgroups in a
>24x80 terminal window. Needless to say, this is rather clunky.
>I can reach comp.lang.ada in groups.google.com; the UI there is
>better, but still difficult to keep track of threads.
>I recently discovered nntp.aioe.org, which allowed me to use the
>nice threaded-message news interface in SeaMonkey (a.k.a. the
>Mozilla integrated suite). But this site has been unreachable for
>the last several days; I'm wondering if it has disappeared, or is
>just temporarily down.
>A google search for free news servers turns up a lot of dead links
>and ephemeral sites; the emphasis seems to be on binary sites that
>allow large (and anonymous) transfers. I surmise the users are
>mainly interested in audio/video files and porn, not merely the
>relatively brief text messages we see in the technical groups.
>So friends, how do y'all read c.l.a.? What do you recommend? We can
>take the discussion offline ([log in to unmask]) if you don;t want to
>continue an off-topic hread here.
>Thanks for your help!
John W. McCormick [log in to unmask]
Computer Science Department
University of Northern Iowa voice (319) 273-6056
Cedar Falls, IA 50614-0507 fax (319) 273-7123