That's debatable ;)) Interesting, but I seem to get a lot of 'sending
request to news.ipinc.net...' that gets no further. Perhaps their servers
can't cope with the traffic when it's lunchtime in Oregon?
This one is based in the Netherlands:
<http://www.ureader.com/ <http://www.ureader.de/ <http://www.ureader.co.uk/
it's very new, and not carrying many groups yet. The interface and the
'peering' with other news-servers are not yet 'finished', but any
competition for Google Groups has to be encouraged :))
I have now started a browser bookmarks folder for 'web access' inside my
'usenet' folder. Plenty of room in there still!
Perhaps it hadn't occured to them that the internet extends beyond their
The three urls present different selections of groups. Given the strong
Chinese connection, I expect they are developing a system that will allow
them to tailor the availability of groups to meet with the restrictions
imposed by different national governments (as Google now do). Even so, any
alternative web interface to "Google Groups" is worth encouraging.
If you search for "Eurofront Worldwide Ltd." (See the 'Copyright' notice at
the bottom of a 'ureader' page) you end up at
<http://www.meetholland.com/home.aspx which makes interesting reading (including between the lines ...).
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