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    Rick Guest

    Default Comcast.net ...no more newsgroups after Oct 25th..

    It came as a shock when I read the news about Comcast.net will drop all
    newsgroups after Oct 25.
    Where is everyone on Comcast going to chat about food and wine. I will
    miss all of you guys and gals.
    Cheers,
    Rick


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    cwdjrxyz Guest

    Default Re: Comcast.net ...no more newsgroups after Oct 25th..

    On Oct 2, 4:00*pm, "Rick" <rdalde...@comcast.net> wrote:
    > It came as a shock when I read the news about Comcast.net will drop all
    > newsgroups after Oct 25.
    > Where is everyone on Comcast *going to chat about food and wine. I will
    > miss all of you guys and gals.


    Google carries Usenet groups. Select Groups on the Google home page
    from the More dropdown. You can then go to alt.food.wine and read the
    posts. If you want to post yourself, it is very easy to do so at
    Google Groups also. It requires litle more than a working email
    address to sign up to post. If you want a lot of extra features that
    Google does not have, you can sign up for a newsgroup reader, often at
    a small fee.

    Many isps dropped Usenet groups long ago. Reasons given by them are
    the spam Usenet attracts resulting in much greater junk email over
    their email services and the many complaints to the isp about Usenet
    posts for which the isp can do little, etc.


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    Ken Blake Guest

    Default Re: Comcast.net ...no more newsgroups after Oct 25th..

    On Thu, 2 Oct 2008 14:00:57 -0700, "Rick" <[email protected]>
    wrote:

    > It came as a shock when I read the news about Comcast.net will drop all
    > newsgroups after Oct 25.
    > Where is everyone on Comcast going to chat about food and wine. I will
    > miss all of you guys and gals.



    There are lots of other news servers available--some for a fee, some
    free. Because Comcast, which I used to use, is dropping their news
    servers, I switched to the free news server Motzarella a week or two
    ago.

    --
    Ken Blake
    Please Reply to the Newsgroup

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    Joseph Coulter Guest

    Default Re: Comcast.net ...no more newsgroups after Oct 25th..

    Ken Blake <[email protected]> wrote in
    news:[email protected]:

    > On Thu, 2 Oct 2008 14:00:57 -0700, "Rick" <[email protected]>
    > wrote:
    >
    >> It came as a shock when I read the news about Comcast.net will drop

    all
    >> newsgroups after Oct 25.
    >> Where is everyone on Comcast going to chat about food and wine. I

    will
    >> miss all of you guys and gals.

    >
    >
    > There are lots of other news servers available--some for a fee, some
    > free. Because Comcast, which I used to use, is dropping their news
    > servers, I switched to the free news server Motzarella a week or two
    > ago.
    >


    Ack! I better start reading my Spam! Perhaps this isn't system wide, but
    not a bad idea to move anyway.

    --
    Joseph Coulter, cruises and vacations
    www.josephcoulter.com
    [email protected]
    877 832 2021
    904 631 8863 cell



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    Young Martle Guest

    Default Re: Comcast.net ...no more newsgroups after Oct 25th..

    On Thu, 2 Oct 2008 14:00:57 -0700, "Rick" <[email protected]>
    wrote:

    >It came as a shock when I read the news about Comcast.net will drop all
    >newsgroups after Oct 25.
    >Where is everyone on Comcast going to chat about food and wine. I will
    >miss all of you guys and gals.
    >Cheers,
    >Rick



    http://news.datemas.de/

    I've been using Datemas since Rogers quit a few years ago.

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    Mark Lipton Guest

    Default Re: Comcast.net ...no more newsgroups after Oct 25th..

    Joseph Coulter wrote:

    > Ack! I better start reading my Spam! Perhaps this isn't system wide, but
    > not a bad idea to move anyway.
    >


    It is systemwide, Joseph. And in addition to Motzarella and Datemas,
    there's nntp.aioe.org, which is a very reliable free newsserver.

    Mark Lipton


    --
    alt.food.wine FAQ: http://winefaq.cwdjr.net

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    Tom Guest

    Default Re: Comcast.net ...no more newsgroups after Oct 25th..

    I don't think they'll drop ALL newsgroups, probably just all the
    binaries. I have SBC and they did this to us about 2 months ago.
    I guess it's a crack down on all the child porn out there.

    On Thu, 2 Oct 2008 14:00:57 -0700, "Rick" <[email protected]>
    wrote:

    >It came as a shock when I read the news about Comcast.net will drop all
    >newsgroups after Oct 25.
    >Where is everyone on Comcast going to chat about food and wine. I will
    >miss all of you guys and gals.
    >Cheers,
    >Rick



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    DaleW Guest

    Default Re: Comcast.net ...no more newsgroups after Oct 25th..

    On Oct 3, 9:42�am, Tom <T...@live.net> wrote:
    > I don't think they'll drop ALL newsgroups, probably just all the
    > binaries. I have SBC and they did this to us about 2 months ago.
    > I guess it's a crack down on all the child porn out there.
    >
    > On Thu, 2 Oct 2008 14:00:57 -0700, "Rick" <rdalde...@comcast.net>
    > wrote:
    >
    >
    >
    > >It came as a shock when I read the news about Comcast.net will drop all
    > >newsgroups after Oct 25.
    > >Where is everyone on Comcast �going to chat about food and wine.I will
    > >miss all of you guys and gals.
    > >Cheers,
    > >Rick- Hide quoted text -

    >
    > - Show quoted text -


    I know Verizon is dropping entire alt hierarchy. I have Verizon at
    home, but use Google Groups and Motzarella for continuity with office.

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    Ken Blake Guest

    Default Re: Comcast.net ...no more newsgroups after Oct 25th..

    On Fri, 03 Oct 2008 09:42:06 -0400, Tom <[email protected]> wrote:

    > I don't think they'll drop ALL newsgroups, probably just all the
    > binaries.



    No, that's not correct. It's *all* newsgroups. Here's a quotation from
    a message I got from them yesterday:

    Dear Comcast High-Speed Internet Customer:

    As of October 25, 2008, the complimentary Comcast Newsgroups service,
    powered by Giganews, will be discontinued. This feature provided
    customers access to 2 gigabytes of newsgroup information on a monthly
    basis. After this date, these customers will no longer be able to
    access the Comcast Newsgroups service through Comcast. Customers who
    have subscribed directly to Giganews for newsgroup access will not be
    affected by this change.


    > I have SBC and they did this to us about 2 months ago.
    > I guess it's a crack down on all the child porn out there.
    >
    > On Thu, 2 Oct 2008 14:00:57 -0700, "Rick" <[email protected]>
    > wrote:
    >
    > >It came as a shock when I read the news about Comcast.net will drop all
    > >newsgroups after Oct 25.
    > >Where is everyone on Comcast going to chat about food and wine. I will
    > >miss all of you guys and gals.
    > >Cheers,
    > >Rick


    --
    Ken Blake
    Please Reply to the Newsgroup

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    cwdjrxyz Guest

    Default Re: Comcast.net ...no more newsgroups after Oct 25th..

    On Oct 2, 4:28*pm, cwdjrxyz <spamtr...@cwdjr.info> wrote:
    > On Oct 2, 4:00*pm, "Rick" <rdalde...@comcast.net> wrote:


    > Google carries Usenet groups. Select Groups on the Google home page
    > from the More dropdown. You can then go to alt.food.wine and read the
    > posts. If you want to post yourself, it is very easy to do so at
    > Google Groups also. It requires litle more than a working email
    > address to sign up to post. If you want a lot of extra features that
    > Google does not have, you can sign up for a newsgroup reader, often at
    > a small fee.


    You might want to bookmark http://groups.google.com/group/alt.food.wine/topics
    which is the direct link to alt.food.wine in Google groups. This
    direct link is also given in the faqs. You will still have to sign up
    if you wish to post there, but you can read the posts of alt.food.wine
    without any additional input. Even if you have the group from an isp
    or a newsreader, it is nice to have a secondary link at Google,
    because some post will now and then show at one place and not the
    other.

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    Tom Guest

    Default Re: Comcast.net ...no more newsgroups after Oct 25th..

    Man that sucks!! What the hell for? Can't they filter?

    On Fri, 03 Oct 2008 10:31:36 -0700, Ken Blake
    <[email protected]> wrote:

    >On Fri, 03 Oct 2008 09:42:06 -0400, Tom <[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    >> I don't think they'll drop ALL newsgroups, probably just all the
    >> binaries.

    >
    >
    >No, that's not correct. It's *all* newsgroups. Here's a quotation from
    >a message I got from them yesterday:
    >
    >Dear Comcast High-Speed Internet Customer:
    >
    >As of October 25, 2008, the complimentary Comcast Newsgroups service,
    >powered by Giganews, will be discontinued. This feature provided
    >customers access to 2 gigabytes of newsgroup information on a monthly
    >basis. After this date, these customers will no longer be able to
    >access the Comcast Newsgroups service through Comcast. Customers who
    >have subscribed directly to Giganews for newsgroup access will not be
    >affected by this change.
    >
    >
    >> I have SBC and they did this to us about 2 months ago.
    >> I guess it's a crack down on all the child porn out there.
    >>
    >> On Thu, 2 Oct 2008 14:00:57 -0700, "Rick" <[email protected]>
    >> wrote:
    >>
    >> >It came as a shock when I read the news about Comcast.net will drop all
    >> >newsgroups after Oct 25.
    >> >Where is everyone on Comcast going to chat about food and wine. I will
    >> >miss all of you guys and gals.
    >> >Cheers,
    >> >Rick



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    Ken Blake Guest

    Default Re: Comcast.net ...no more newsgroups after Oct 25th..

    On Fri, 03 Oct 2008 15:15:19 -0400, Tom <[email protected]> wrote:

    > Man that sucks!! What the hell for?



    I assume that they've decided it's to their economic advantage to
    abandon newsgroups entirely. If you disagree, let them know and
    threaten to change their service to that of another ISP.

    Personally, it made no difference to me. I switched from Comcast's
    news server to the free news server from Motzarella a couple of weeks
    ago. As far as I'm concerned, Motzarella is fine, and there's been no
    disadvantage.





    > Can't they filter?
    >
    > On Fri, 03 Oct 2008 10:31:36 -0700, Ken Blake
    > <[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    > >On Fri, 03 Oct 2008 09:42:06 -0400, Tom <[email protected]> wrote:
    > >
    > >> I don't think they'll drop ALL newsgroups, probably just all the
    > >> binaries.

    > >
    > >
    > >No, that's not correct. It's *all* newsgroups. Here's a quotation from
    > >a message I got from them yesterday:
    > >
    > >Dear Comcast High-Speed Internet Customer:
    > >
    > >As of October 25, 2008, the complimentary Comcast Newsgroups service,
    > >powered by Giganews, will be discontinued. This feature provided
    > >customers access to 2 gigabytes of newsgroup information on a monthly
    > >basis. After this date, these customers will no longer be able to
    > >access the Comcast Newsgroups service through Comcast. Customers who
    > >have subscribed directly to Giganews for newsgroup access will not be
    > >affected by this change.
    > >
    > >
    > >> I have SBC and they did this to us about 2 months ago.
    > >> I guess it's a crack down on all the child porn out there.
    > >>
    > >> On Thu, 2 Oct 2008 14:00:57 -0700, "Rick" <[email protected]>
    > >> wrote:
    > >>
    > >> >It came as a shock when I read the news about Comcast.net will drop all
    > >> >newsgroups after Oct 25.
    > >> >Where is everyone on Comcast going to chat about food and wine. I will
    > >> >miss all of you guys and gals.
    > >> >Cheers,
    > >> >Rick


    --
    Ken Blake
    Please Reply to the Newsgroup

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    Ballroom Dancer Guest

    Default Re: Comcast.net ...no more newsgroups after Oct 25th..


    "Ken Blake" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news[email protected]..
    > On Fri, 03 Oct 2008 15:15:19 -0400, Tom <[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    >> Man that sucks!! What the hell for?

    >
    >
    > I assume that they've decided it's to their economic advantage to
    > abandon newsgroups entirely. If you disagree, let them know and
    > threaten to change their service to that of another ISP.
    >
    > Personally, it made no difference to me. I switched from Comcast's
    > news server to the free news server from Motzarella a couple of weeks
    > ago. As far as I'm concerned, Motzarella is fine, and there's been no
    > disadvantage.
    >
    >
    >

    The activist Attorney General of the State of New York (People's Republic??)
    pressured a number of the national carriers to drop USENET completely -
    because of a small number of offensive newsgroups. It was covered in the
    news a few months ago

    Now, why they listened to the idiot - I dunno..

    Jim



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    Mark Lipton Guest

    Default Re: Comcast.net ...no more newsgroups after Oct 25th..

    Tom wrote:
    > Man that sucks!! What the hell for? Can't they filter?


    Of course they can, but they see no reason to bother. The vast majority
    of ISP customers have no idea that newsgroups exist, the complaints
    brought against them for DMCA violations, trolling etc. are
    disproprotionately large, and ISPs see no benefit to themselves for
    carrying newsgroups. I imagine that in a few years no big ISP will
    carry newsgroups as a default option.

    Mark Lipton

    --
    alt.food.wine FAQ: http://winefaq.cwdjr.net

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    Steve Slatcher Guest

    Default Re: Comcast.net ...no more newsgroups after Oct 25th..


    I use the newsserver run by these guys: http://www.individual.net/

    I started when it was free, because they provided a more more reliable
    service than my ISP. Now they charge a very small annual fee which I
    pay with pleasure - I can honestly say I cannot remember ever having
    had any problems with them.

    --
    Steve Slatcher
    http://pobox.com/~steve.slatcher

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    Emery Davis Guest

    Default Re: Comcast.net ...no more newsgroups after Oct 25th..

    Steve Slatcher wrote:
    > I use the newsserver run by these guys: http://www.individual.net/
    >
    > I started when it was free, because they provided a more more reliable
    > service than my ISP. Now they charge a very small annual fee which I
    > pay with pleasure - I can honestly say I cannot remember ever having
    > had any problems with them.
    >


    Yes, a very good server. I use them also. The fee is very
    worth the service.

    They are quite good at spam filtering, often the only time I
    see spam is when someone quotes it.

    They don't provide access to binary ngs, but these are not of
    interest to me personally.

    -E

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    Dee Randall Guest

    Default Re: Comcast.net ...no more newsgroups after Oct 25th..


    "Rick" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected] ..
    > It came as a shock when I read the news about Comcast.net will drop all
    > newsgroups after Oct 25.
    > Where is everyone on Comcast going to chat about food and wine. I will
    > miss all of you guys and gals.
    > Cheers,
    > Rick


    It was a shock for me quite some time ago when my isp discontinued
    newsgroups. However, one gets used to it and finds other avenues. There is
    always google, which isn't a bad avenue until you decide upon something
    else.

    Dee Dee




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    Earle Jones Guest

    Default Re: Comcast.net ...no more newsgroups after Oct 25th..

    In article <[email protected]>,
    "Rick" <[email protected]> wrote:

    > It came as a shock when I read the news about Comcast.net will drop all
    > newsgroups after Oct 25.
    > Where is everyone on Comcast going to chat about food and wine. I will
    > miss all of you guys and gals.
    > Cheers,
    > Rick


    *
    In the past, Comcast has used 'GigaNews' as its Usenet provider.
    Comcast has recently announced that it will get out of the News business.

    I received an email from GigaNews, offering to continue my newsgroup
    coverage with some discount -- as an old Comcast customer.

    But as of now (10/27), I'm still reading newsgroups via Comcast.

    earle
    *
    PS: I have two bottles of 1970 Mouton Rothschild -- what should I do
    with them?

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    cwdjrxyz Guest

    Default Re: Comcast.net ...no more newsgroups after Oct 25th..

    On Oct 27, 11:40*pm, Earle Jones <earle.jo...@comcast.net> wrote:

    > PS: *I have two bottles of 1970 Mouton Rothschild -- what should I do
    > with them?


    I also have some 70 Mouton. It has been drinking well for many years
    and still is holding well. If your bottles have been properly stored
    under cool conditions since release, you can drink the wine now or
    likely can hold it a while longer. It is not up to the very best years
    of Mouton, such as 1945, but it has turned out to be very good. Since
    you have 2 bottles, you might want to drink one fairly soon if there
    are any doubts about storage and save the other bottle a while if the
    first one is in top condition.


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    Lawrence Leichtman Guest

    Default Re: Comcast.net ...no more newsgroups after Oct 25th..

    In article
    <[email protected]>,
    cwdjrxyz <[email protected]> wrote:

    > On Oct 27, 11:40*pm, Earle Jones <earle.jo...@comcast.net> wrote:
    >
    > > PS: *I have two bottles of 1970 Mouton Rothschild -- what should I do
    > > with them?

    >
    > I also have some 70 Mouton. It has been drinking well for many years
    > and still is holding well. If your bottles have been properly stored
    > under cool conditions since release, you can drink the wine now or
    > likely can hold it a while longer. It is not up to the very best years
    > of Mouton, such as 1945, but it has turned out to be very good. Since
    > you have 2 bottles, you might want to drink one fairly soon if there
    > are any doubts about storage and save the other bottle a while if the
    > first one is in top condition.


    The usual suggestion is to send them to the responder. I for one would
    be happy to take a 1970 Mouton off of his hands. Mine went 2 years ago.

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