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Jason Evans
2020-07-27 10:42:56 UTC
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For those who aren't aware, decades of usenet archives are available at
archive.org: https://archive.org/details/usenethistorical

Each file is listed by hierarchy and each newsgroup is it's own file in
mbox format. I personally use Thunderbird with the "ImportExportTools NG"
addon which allows me to import the messages directly to Thunderbird. If
you use Linux you can also import then into Evolution if that's your cup
of tea. Some of the older messages are always broken and are missing
dates but for the most part, they are intact and very interesting.
Bo Lindbergh
2020-07-27 11:14:43 UTC
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Not all that useful. Nothing after 2013; in the alt.folklore.computers
case, very sparse coverage before 2007.

/Bo Lindbergh
Jason Evans
2020-07-27 13:34:18 UTC
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Post by Bo Lindbergh
Not all that useful. Nothing after 2013; in the alt.folklore.computers
case, very sparse coverage before 2007.
/Bo Lindbergh
It is for general research and interest. For example, you can find the
original threads in comp.os.minix when Linus was setting up Linux and
having them on your own machine to review is a lot better than Google's
clunky interface.
m***@gmail.com
2020-07-27 11:17:00 UTC
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http://medium.com/tag/Usenet/latest -- stories about Usenet.

ATM
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http://old.reddit.com/r/JAIC -- AI Manhattan Project.
http://ai.neocities.org/Ghost.html -- AI guaranteed to think.
http://dl.acm.org/citation.cfm?doid=307824.307853 -- MindForth AI.
http://medium.com/p/5bc0418c4dc0 -- Mercenaries target American citizens
Jorgen Grahn
2020-07-27 14:53:36 UTC
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Post by Jason Evans
For those who aren't aware, decades of usenet archives are available at
archive.org: https://archive.org/details/usenethistorical
https://archive.org/details/usenet looks like an even better entry
point: it also has the "Giganews Usenet Collection" and so on.

It would have been nice if the level of completeness was stated
somewhere. Is it larger or smaller than DejaNews was? I seem to
remember them asking around for tapes of archives back then, getting
a large collection from Henry Spencer, and so on.
Post by Jason Evans
Each file is listed by hierarchy and each newsgroup is it's own file in
mbox format. I personally use Thunderbird with the "ImportExportTools NG"
addon which allows me to import the messages directly to Thunderbird. If
you use Linux you can also import then into Evolution if that's your cup
of tea.
Or /any/ half-decent mail reader; mbox is (or should be) a widely
understood file format.
Post by Jason Evans
Some of the older messages are always broken and are missing dates
but for the most part, they are intact and very interesting.
/Jorgen
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JimP
2020-07-27 15:30:14 UTC
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Post by Jason Evans
For those who aren't aware, decades of usenet archives are available at
archive.org: https://archive.org/details/usenethistorical
https://archive.org/details/usenet looks like an even better entry
point: it also has the "Giganews Usenet Collection" and so on.
It would have been nice if the level of completeness was stated
somewhere. Is it larger or smaller than DejaNews was? I seem to
remember them asking around for tapes of archives back then, getting
a large collection from Henry Spencer, and so on.
It doesn't have the one alt newsgroup I was hoping it had. Tryoing to
look up old posts using googie news is a major pain.
--
Jim
Jorgen Grahn
2020-07-28 11:04:07 UTC
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Post by Jason Evans
For those who aren't aware, decades of usenet archives are available at
archive.org: https://archive.org/details/usenethistorical
https://archive.org/details/usenet looks like an even better entry
point: it also has the "Giganews Usenet Collection" and so on.
It would have been nice if the level of completeness was stated
somewhere. Is it larger or smaller than DejaNews was? I seem to
remember them asking around for tapes of archives back then, getting
a large collection from Henry Spencer, and so on.
It doesn't have the one alt newsgroup I was hoping it had. Trying to
look up old posts using googie news is a major pain.
The last few times I tried with Google I failed, so now I've stopped
trying ...

/Jorgen
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Carlos Fenollosa
2020-07-29 21:03:30 UTC
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Post by Jorgen Grahn
Post by Jason Evans
For those who aren't aware, decades of usenet archives are available at
archive.org: https://archive.org/details/usenethistorical
https://archive.org/details/usenet looks like an even better entry
point: it also has the "Giganews Usenet Collection" and so on.
Both resources are great, thanks for sharing!

Carlos
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Computer engineer and entrepreneur from Barcelona
Home page: https://cfenollosa.com
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