Old newsreader source code

geneb geneb at deltasoft.com
Thu May 10 12:02:43 CDT 2018

On Thu, 10 May 2018, Grant Taylor via cctalk wrote:

> On 05/10/2018 07:18 AM, geneb via cctalk wrote:
>> Rich, if you point a reader at nttp.olduse.net, you can start reading in 
>> 1988 again. :)  The most recent messages posted are from 05/10/88.  The 
>> messages that appear on the server are exactly 30 years behind the current 
>> date.  It's pretty cool.  Last year was the Great Renaming. :)
> Part of me wants to find out what corpus of articles they are using and try 
> to get a copy of it.
> I'd like to back fill my private news server with old articles.  (I'd likely 
> use the local distribution so that my server didn't try to feed them to any 
> peers.)

Grant, if you go to the web site (http://www.olduse.net), there's a FAQ 
link where he discusses the sources used for the news feeds.


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