Obnoxious postings from Google Groups

Mark Lawrence breamoreboy at yahoo.co.uk
Sun Nov 4 19:39:06 CET 2012

On 01/11/2012 09:55, Jamie Paul Griffin wrote:
> / Robert Miles wrote on Wed 31.Oct'12 at  0:39:02 -0500 /
>> For those of you running Linux:  You may want to look into whether
>> NoCeM is compatible with your newsreader and your version of Linux.
>> It checks newsgroups news.lists.filters and alt.nocem.misc for lists
>> of spam posts, and will automatically hide them for you.  Not available
>> for other operating systems, though, except possibly Unix.
> Anybody serious about programming should be using a form of UNIX/Linux if you ask me. It's inconceivable that these systems should be avoided if you're serious about Software Engineering and Computer Science, etc. For UNIX there are loads of decent news reading software and mail user agents to learn and use. slrn is a good one and point it at gmane.org as someone else pointed out. I can't even imagine using a browser or Google Groups, etc. now.

Anybody serious about programming should know that an OS is a 
combination of the hardware and software.  Can the *Nix variants now do 
proper clustering or are they still decades behind VMS?  Never used the 
other main/mini frame systems myself but perhaps they are still vastly 
superior to this highly overrated *Nix crap.


Mark Lawrence.

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