aahz at pythoncraft.com
Fri Jul 4 20:55:43 CEST 2003
In article <3F05C39D.3F65B89C at engcorp.com>,
Peter Hansen <peter at engcorp.com> wrote:
>Google Groups likely takes its feed directly of a Usenet site, and Usenet
>in general suffers from large propagation delay. It is that delay, caused
>by messages filtering slowly across the Usenet network, which leads to the
>"5 answers" problem, not Google Groups itself.
Actually, Google uses at least two or three feeds (including
stanford.edu, which has a super-competent news admin), and Usenet
propagation is actually little short of e-mail speeds these days,
depending on where you're located.
Aahz (aahz at pythoncraft.com) <*> http://www.pythoncraft.com/
Usenet is not a democracy. It is a weird cross between an anarchy and a
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