No News!

I suppose newsgroups have become obsolete as I have seen nothing new on a variety of auto related sites I subscribe to. Time to cancel my Red Orb
subscription.
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Usenet has been in decline for years now; people are switching to Web boards instead. Web boards are kinda nice in that they allow you to edit your post up to a certain time after posting, and allow pictures/videos to be directly embedded. But Web boards are so heavy on graphics and you get very little content for the screen space they consume.
If you don't mind paying for continued (ad free) Usenet access, Altopia is half the price of Red Orb. It's what I use. For six bucks a month, it's not worth canceling, so I just keep it going. https://www.altopia.com/
Others prefer Eternal September, which is a free service. I'm told it's not always reliable, but I've never used it, myself. http://www.eternal-september.org/
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I use DSL Extreme as my ISP, which includes free newsgroup access. Far as I know, they serve most, if not all of the US.
http://www.dslextreme.com/
I switched to them just over 5 years ago when Verizon dropped newsgroups... and have been happy the whole while.
However, I use Gmail, and OpenDNS, and can't speak for DSL Extremes mail & DNS servers. I did hear through the grapevine their mail is now handled by Google.
One of their tech guys once told me my actual DSL service is provided by Verizon under contract.
Have only had need to call their tech support twice, and both times quickly got through to real english speaking, non script reading, common sense & good judgment using, sharp tech guys. It was astounding... and no crappy attitudes either! I kid you not!
As always, YMMV... just my .02 worth.
Erik
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wrote:

I am using Eternal September and have done so for 2 years plus, it has been 100% reliable and it's free.
Al Moodie.
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On 7/17/13 12:40 AM, Tegger wrote:

news.albasani.net is free and reliable.
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If a federal tax on cigarettes deters smoking, does a tax on income
deter working?
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Tegger wrote:

It's great day to day, but the one time it went down this year it took several days to come back. So it's like a Honda....works every day....until it breaks.
GW
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On 7/17/2013 2:31 PM, Geoff Welsh wrote:

LOL
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First time ever, though. How can one complain?
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