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D.J.
2021-11-20 18:13:14 UTC
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I received two letters about newsguy this week.

1) If I was interested in bidding for them; gear, domains, etc., the
minimum bid was $10K.

2) The other, from a different lawyer, if I felt they owed me money,
provide evidence to an address and thet would look it over.

At most they owed me for about 3 days at around 50 centas a day, not
worth worrying about.

And I have no desire, nor the money, to own an ISP.

Have any of you received similar letters ?
D.J.
2021-11-20 21:19:08 UTC
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On Sat, 20 Nov 2021 19:08:52 GMT, Charlie Gibbs
Post by D.J.
I received two letters about newsguy this week.
1) If I was interested in bidding for them; gear, domains, etc., the
minimum bid was $10K.
2) The other, from a different lawyer, if I felt they owed me money,
provide evidence to an address and thet would look it over.
At most they owed me for about 3 days at around 50 centas a day, not
worth worrying about.
And I have no desire, nor the money, to own an ISP.
Have any of you received similar letters ?
I received a notice from the U.S. bankruptcy court a month or so ago.
My newsfeed had mysteriously gone dead, and after hearing rumours of
bankruptcy I switched to Astraweb, where I had an account that had
lain dormant for several years but which still works.
Like you, I didn't figure there was enough money involved to worry
about it. I kind of liked them, though - too bad they went down.
Yeah, the few times, and I mean very few, there was a problem, they
took care of it. Nice folks.

I did see on a web forum, when I did a search on NewsGuy, that some
folks had just renewed for a year when the company went off line. They
might want their cash back.
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Jim
J. Clarke
2021-11-20 22:38:28 UTC
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On Sat, 20 Nov 2021 19:08:52 GMT, Charlie Gibbs
Post by D.J.
I received two letters about newsguy this week.
1) If I was interested in bidding for them; gear, domains, etc., the
minimum bid was $10K.
2) The other, from a different lawyer, if I felt they owed me money,
provide evidence to an address and thet would look it over.
At most they owed me for about 3 days at around 50 centas a day, not
worth worrying about.
And I have no desire, nor the money, to own an ISP.
Have any of you received similar letters ?
I received a notice from the U.S. bankruptcy court a month or so ago.
My newsfeed had mysteriously gone dead, and after hearing rumours of
bankruptcy I switched to Astraweb, where I had an account that had
lain dormant for several years but which still works.
Like you, I didn't figure there was enough money involved to worry
about it. I kind of liked them, though - too bad they went down.
Yeah, the few times, and I mean very few, there was a problem, they
took care of it. Nice folks.
I did see on a web forum, when I did a search on NewsGuy, that some
folks had just renewed for a year when the company went off line. They
might want their cash back.
If I was a zillionaire I'd buy the remains, rehire any staff that
wanted to come back, and set them up in a permanent facility with an
endowment that paid the bills.

Alas, I'm not a zillionaire and likely never will be.
Maus
2021-11-21 10:02:12 UTC
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On Sat, 20 Nov 2021 19:08:52 GMT, Charlie Gibbs
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I received two letters about newsguy this week.
If I was a zillionaire I'd buy the remains, rehire any staff that
wanted to come back, and set them up in a permanent facility with an
endowment that paid the bills.
Alas, I'm not a zillionaire and likely never will be.
Don't despair, inflation will make us all zillionairs soon.
--
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Charles Richmond
2021-11-21 17:31:52 UTC
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On Sat, 20 Nov 2021 19:08:52 GMT, Charlie Gibbs
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I received two letters about newsguy this week.
If I was a zillionaire I'd buy the remains, rehire any staff that
wanted to come back, and set them up in a permanent facility with an
endowment that paid the bills.
Alas, I'm not a zillionaire and likely never will be.
Don't despair, inflation will make us all zillionairs soon.
One of these days we're all going to be millionaires and we're all
going to be poor. The people who remember the '70s are dying off and
the kids just don't get it. They think that their _pay_ is going to
go up to match prices.
"The money was all appropriated for the top in the hopes that it would
trickle down to the needy. Mr. Hoover didn't know that money trickles
up. Give it to the people at the bottom and the people at the top will
have it before night, anyhow. But it will have at least passed through
the poor fellow's hands."
-- Will Rogers
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Charles Richmond
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J. Clarke
2021-11-21 18:48:24 UTC
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On Sun, 21 Nov 2021 11:31:52 -0600, Charles Richmond
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On Sat, 20 Nov 2021 19:08:52 GMT, Charlie Gibbs
Post by D.J.
I received two letters about newsguy this week.
If I was a zillionaire I'd buy the remains, rehire any staff that
wanted to come back, and set them up in a permanent facility with an
endowment that paid the bills.
Alas, I'm not a zillionaire and likely never will be.
Don't despair, inflation will make us all zillionairs soon.
One of these days we're all going to be millionaires and we're all
going to be poor. The people who remember the '70s are dying off and
the kids just don't get it. They think that their _pay_ is going to
go up to match prices.
"The money was all appropriated for the top in the hopes that it would
trickle down to the needy. Mr. Hoover didn't know that money trickles
up. Give it to the people at the bottom and the people at the top will
have it before night, anyhow. But it will have at least passed through
the poor fellow's hands."
-- Will Rogers
The Sheriff of Nottingham method mostly helps the Sheriff. The Robin
Hood method mostly helps Robin. Eventually the poor lynch them both
and Hilarity Ensues.

Henry Ford somehow managed to make things better for everybody for a
while but the Sheriff and Robin couldn't be having that.
Charlie Gibbs
2021-11-22 17:05:35 UTC
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"The money was all appropriated for the top in the hopes that it would
trickle down to the needy. Mr. Hoover didn't know that money trickles
up. Give it to the people at the bottom and the people at the top will
have it before night, anyhow. But it will have at least passed through
the poor fellow's hands."
-- Will Rogers
The problem with trickle-down economics is that most of what trickles
down is yellow. That's why those at the bottom are called "peons".

Sometimes, though, what trickles down is brown. This is known as the
"shit flows downhill" theory.

Basically, though, if anything at all trickles down this is seen as
a form of leakage, which is repaired as soon as practicable.

Large corporations believe that the mere fact of their existence
entitles them to our money. They might let us hold it briefly,
but they want it back promptly - with interest.
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Peter Flass
2021-11-22 14:01:08 UTC
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On Sat, 20 Nov 2021 19:08:52 GMT, Charlie Gibbs
Post by D.J.
I received two letters about newsguy this week.
If I was a zillionaire I'd buy the remains, rehire any staff that
wanted to come back, and set them up in a permanent facility with an
endowment that paid the bills.
Alas, I'm not a zillionaire and likely never will be.
Don't despair, inflation will make us all zillionairs soon.
One of these days we're all going to be millionaires and we're all
going to be poor. The people who remember the '70s are dying off and
the kids just don't get it. They think that their _pay_ is going to
go up to match prices.
When I was a kid, saying someone was a millionaire was saying they were
really rich. Now with houses costing north of half a million (or more in
places) and ubiquitous 401-Ks a millionaire is just middle-class, and I
don’t think I’m doing any better than I was when I made $12,000 a year.
--
Pete
D.J.
2021-11-23 14:35:49 UTC
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On Sat, 20 Nov 2021 19:08:52 GMT, Charlie Gibbs
Post by D.J.
I received two letters about newsguy this week.
If I was a zillionaire I'd buy the remains, rehire any staff that
wanted to come back, and set them up in a permanent facility with an
endowment that paid the bills.
Alas, I'm not a zillionaire and likely never will be.
Don't despair, inflation will make us all zillionairs soon.
One of these days we're all going to be millionaires and we're all
going to be poor. The people who remember the '70s are dying off and
the kids just don't get it. They think that their _pay_ is going to
go up to match prices.
When I was young(er), I collected stamps. I had some German ones from the
1920's which had a face value of 1 mark, but were overstamped for (I
think, they are under a pile of old records) 1 milliard. I have
Cambodian bank notes of 50,000 face value. The person that gave them to
me did not bother to change them. After that, we have Zimbabuan money,
and Indian (to an extent).
I have several of those surcharged German stamps to. No idea how much
they are worth. The one that got lost in a move was from an African
country, it was made partially out of clay. It commemorated President
Kennedy.
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Jim

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