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Mike,

I use Google groups

http://groups.google.com/

John

At 02:19 PM 5/13/2008 -0400, you wrote:
>Hi all,
>
>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!
>
>Mike Feldman
>


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