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Spam Turns 20 and is Still Going Strong

PC World - We recently passed an Internet milestone: April 12 marked the 20-year anniversary of commercialized spam.


topix.net | 22-Apr-2014 02:56

Letters to Editors - 04/17/2014

Dear Groong readers, We bring to your attention the following letters we've received.


topix.net | 18-Apr-2014 11:11

April 13, 1994: Cobain and Sartre

On April 13, 1994, I was a 21-year-old with long hair and a fresh English degree working in a low-wage clerical job at a newspaper in Raleigh, NC about a week after Kurt Cobain died .


topix.net | 11-Apr-2014 23:51

An army of liberal trolls: Elmore warns we mustn't discount ...

There's a reason popular culture matters. It's because it is not what politicians say that changes minds.


topix.net | 10-Apr-2014 11:49

Beyond The Internet - Discover The World of Usenet

With the rise of the computer age, nerds and geeks have become increasingly popular.


topix.net | 05-Apr-2014 19:21

Nzb

To use nzb you need to have access to a news/nntp server that provides binaries.


topix.net | 05-Apr-2014 01:47

The Literary Groong - 03/30/2014

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topix.net | 31-Mar-2014 13:07

The Hierarchy of Social Marketing Interaction

Social marketing has become an integral part of the marketing portfolio at least in theory.


topix.net | 26-Mar-2014 20:09

The Literary Groong - 03/22/2014

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topix.net | 22-Mar-2014 11:04

Ignoring Anonymous Coward and a Rant on Anonymous Apps

Suddenly anonymous apps are all the rage again. Secret and Whisper are the two that have recently made headlines, but there's a cockroach like proliferation of them being funded by VCs.


topix.net | 17-Mar-2014 20:45

Predictability of extreme events in social media

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topix.net | 17-Mar-2014 11:26

The Literary Groong - 03/15/2014

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topix.net | 15-Mar-2014 11:36

Rory Sutherland: 'It's mildly exciting to pay my gas bill from a...

Rory Sutherland: 'It's mildly exciting to pay my gas bill from a cafe in Paris - for a digital native this is banal' #web25 Rory Sutherland: 'It's mildly exciting to pay my gas bill from a cafe in Paris - for a digital native this is banal' #web25 To mark 25 years of the World Wide Web, Rory Sutherland, vice-chairman of Ogilvy Group UK, explains ... (more)


topix.net | 14-Mar-2014 13:57

10 classic memes that owned the Internet

Editor's note: Ben Huh is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Cheezburger .


topix.net | 11-Mar-2014 19:04

Letters to Editors - 03/9/2014

Dear Groong readers, We bring to your attention the following letters we've received.


topix.net | 10-Mar-2014 10:37

The Literary Groong - 03/8/2014

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topix.net | 08-Mar-2014 12:06

Doxing: An Etymology

Everything you always wanted to know about revealing some formerly anonymous person's identity on the Internet Today, as it made its return as a print publication, Newsweek published a blockbuster story : It unveiled the identity of the founder of Bitcoin.


topix.net | 06-Mar-2014 23:55

The Literary Groong - 03/1/2014

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topix.net | 01-Mar-2014 13:32

Simple Rules for Spotting a Troll

It doesn't matter if it is a spy for the government , or an employee of a corporation , or simply a sadist and sociopath like the vast majority of trolls.


topix.net | 26-Feb-2014 00:31

Blogging brings us together in cold, neutral digital world

I am new to the idea of blogging. Last year at this time, I thought a blog was a miry slogging place you could grow cranberries in.


topix.net | 23-Feb-2014 12:56

The Literary Groong - 02/22/2014

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topix.net | 22-Feb-2014 21:38

Re: What is so special about the word 'From'?

Looks like it can be prevented if you expand the quoted text section prior to sending -- Charles On Thu, Feb 20, 2014 at 3:17 PM, Charles Wilt wrote: GMAIL does that when FROM starts a line... Charles On Thu, Feb 20, 2014 at 3:10 PM, CRPence wrote: I have seen an effect that seems very pervasive, whereby any line starting with the word "from" ... (more)


topix.net | 20-Feb-2014 22:27

Love Wins! A Person Uses a Craigslist Post to Tell the Story of an Abused Pit Bull's Rescue

Craigslist really is one of the more remarkable corners of the Internet. Since the site hit the web in 1996, its basic structure and purpose has changed little.


topix.net | 19-Feb-2014 02:36

UsenetServer Has Hit 2000 Days of Retention

UsenetServer , the lowest priced provider of premium Usenet newsgroup access, has been making significant investments this summer to build out its network and infrastructure.


topix.net | 05-Feb-2014 18:04

White Town - "Your Woman"

In 1997, talking about music on the Internet means USENET, a Gormenghast of diverging and reconnecting messageboards whose goblin tribes gleefully rampage through each other's chosen lairs: a thread will start on alt.music.prodigy, then careen into alt.music.spice-girls via alt.music.misc, while Discordians and trolls plot to spread it still ... (more)


topix.net | 05-Feb-2014 01:25

Gentoo: 201401-24 INN: Man-in-the-middle attack

A vulnerability in INN's STARTTLS implementation could allow a remote attacker to conduct a man-in-the-middle attack.


topix.net | 22-Jan-2014 18:26

War On Women: When Women's Voices Are Silenced...

Online harassment of people on the Internet is nothing new; older Internet denizens such as myself who cut their teeth in the era of Usenet groups learned early the beauty of anonymity, and for women especially the importance of choosing a user name that was gender ambiguous and to withhold any personal information that could reveal one's gender ... (more)


topix.net | 19-Jan-2014 00:04

Usenet author posting in justified paragraphs?

Does anyone know the name/email address of a guy who used to post to Usenet in the mid-1990s in justified text? His posts had exactly the same number of characters of every line, with exactly one space between words.


topix.net | 14-Jan-2014 19:39

NewsBin Pro (64-Bit) v6.50

NewsBin is a usenet binaries reader that automatically downloads, decodes, and reassembles any binary file posted to usenet including movies, music, pictures, even software across multiple groups and servers simultaneously.


topix.net | 07-Jan-2014 14:15

Word of the Week: Retcon

"Retroactive continuity" first appeared in print in a scholarly 1973 book, The Theology of Wolfhart Pannenberg , where it was an English translation of a German phrase, "KontinuA t nach rA1 4ckwA rts."


topix.net | 30-Dec-2013 18:53

A Visit from St. Nicholas to Usenet groups, the by-you, and beyond

Nearly 200 years after " A Visit from St. Nicholas " was written, the authorship is still in dispute .


topix.net | 24-Dec-2013 19:58

HP 27" WQHD Led Ips Monitor

As the editor of the entire internet, I don't get any time off for Christmas. While the rest of you kick your feet up and enjoy a hot yuletide beverage, I will be here catching up on the vast quantities of copyediting yet to complete in 2013.


topix.net | 24-Dec-2013 08:18

The hazards of being skeptical: Clifford Stoll on the Internet in 1995

Here's an amusing little article I just discovered tonight thanks to a friend passing on the link.


topix.net | 19-Dec-2013 12:40

Newsbin Pro 6.50 Review [Ghacks Christmas Giveaway]

Newsbin Pro is a commercial Usenet client. What is meant by that is that you can use the program to access the Usenet, much like you would use a program like Outlook or Thunderbird to access emails.


topix.net | 16-Dec-2013 16:06

The Literary Groong - 12/15/2013

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topix.net | 16-Dec-2013 12:07

eWEEK 30: Netscape Navigator Browser Introduces Millions to Web Surfing

At the beginning of the Internet era, one company became synonymous with both great success and great failure.


topix.net | 10-Dec-2013 21:29

Opera Mail review: Email client is a blast from the past

I always liked the sleek, useful Mail component of Opera , back when the iconoclastic browser was trying to be all things for all people.


topix.net | 22-Nov-2013 18:32

Usenet Provider Giganews drops price of Diamond and Platinum account plans

The Usenet provider Giganews has just announced that it has made changes to several of its plans that benefit new and existing users of the service.


topix.net | 14-Nov-2013 22:41

Easynews Now Offering 1900 Days of NNTP Usenet Retention

EASYNEWS , the world's original and unsurpassed browser-based Usenet newsgroup provider has upgraded its NNTP Usenet retention from 1800 to a full 1900 days.


topix.net | 13-Nov-2013 22:18

Machine Learning for Information Extraction in Informal Domains

Machine Learning In Machine Learning, Vol. 39, No. 2-3. , pp. 169-202, doi:10.1023/a:1007601113994 We consider the problem of learning to perform information extraction in domains where linguistic processing is problematic, such as Usenet posts, email, and finger plan files.


topix.net | 05-Nov-2013 22:17

UsenetReviewz.com Announces Black Friday and Cyber Monday Deals On Special Deals Page

Ontario, Canada, Nov 03, 2013 -- Now that Halloween has come and gone, it's time for retailers and wholesalers alike to start announcing their annual Black-Friday and Cyber-Monday deals.


topix.net | 03-Nov-2013 11:47

Weekend link dump for October 20

I'm old enough to remember when people inserted random words on Usenet posts in a attempt to confuse NSA surveillance routines.


topix.net | 20-Oct-2013 23:23

In Name Only

Wendy M. Grossman criticises the proposed policies outlined by Nominent in regards to how we should deal with seemingly "offensive" domain names in a provocative and timely piece.


topix.net | 18-Oct-2013 20:18

The Literary Groong - 10/5/2013

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topix.net | 06-Oct-2013 06:16

Best Message Board Ever

Soon after joining the staff of The Simpsons , Bill Oakley made a strange discovery.


topix.net | 26-Sep-2013 20:07

Letters to Editors - 09/24/2013

Dear Groong readers, We bring to your attention the following letters we've received.


topix.net | 25-Sep-2013 09:41

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