tungwaiyip.info

home

about me

links

Blog

< April 2003 >
SuMoTuWeThFrSa
   1 2 3 4 5
6 7 8 9101112
13141516171819
20212223242526
27282930   

past articles »

Click for San Francisco, California Forecast

San Francisco, USA

 

Long Live Usenet News

I have not used Usenet News for a few years. With the low signal-to-noise ratio and the unattractive text message based interface, I expect it would soon go obsolete and replace by the more attractive web based forums.

Recently I was bothered by he high volume of email from a mailing list. I am not able to keep up with the discussion using the email client. Most often I simply delete all the messages. Fortunately this forum can be accessed through a mailing list or a newsgroup. Then I realized this is what the Usenet news is good at. It is a medium to conduct high volume discussion. I can easily scan through the heading and pay attentions only to the few topics that really interest me. I installed an old news reader, Agent, from Forté again. It is the same old Usenet and the same old news reader. And It works just as well as in the 90s. I learned to appreciate newsgroups again.

2003.04.25 [] - comments

 

 

blog comments powered by Disqus

past articles »

 

BBC News

 

Harvey Weinstein accusers welcome rape and sexual assault conviction (25 Feb 2020)

 

Weinstein legacy: Life after #MeToo (25 Feb 2020)

 

Coronavirus: World must prepare for pandemic, says WHO (25 Feb 2020)

 

Japan shares slump as Asia reacts to global sell-off (25 Feb 2020)

 

Gui Minhai: Chinese court sentences Swedish bookseller to 10 years jail (25 Feb 2020)

 

Brazil: Murder rate spikes in Ceará state as police strike (25 Feb 2020)

 

Great Australian Bight: Equinor abandons controversial oil drilling plans (25 Feb 2020)

 

Canada opens door to expanding assisted dying (24 Feb 2020)

 

Australia intelligence chief warns of neo-Nazi threat (24 Feb 2020)

 

Tearful tributes at Kobe and Gianna Bryant service (24 Feb 2020)

more »

 

SF Gate

 

Ship traffic, February 25 (24 Feb 2020)

 

Can AI flag disease outbreaks faster than humans? Not quite (23 Feb 2020)

 

Ship traffic, February 23 (22 Feb 2020)

 

Firms encouraged to shift strategy after startup stage (22 Feb 2020)

 

In a Chinese city under lockdown, hope arrives by motorbike (21 Feb 2020)

 

Wells Fargo settles fake account scandal for billion (21 Feb 2020)

more »


Site feed Updated: 2020-Feb-24 21:00