I downloaded my first warez from binaries groups. Some say they're still alive and kicking on paid servers, but I think all downloads have moved to the web or p2p nowadays
Oh! Let's see what was popular in the Usenet!
... wait what? STOP
@cfenollosa if you run across any good discussion groups post them up. I follow a few on my BBS (the alt.bbs groups are hit and miss though, mainly BBS ads now days). There are also a few good ones in comp.* that are still active
@mmn I'm trying to make a list of still active groups. Of course I can't check the full 60k groups, but I'm trying to curate those who used to be popular and still have some activity (comp, hardware, talk etc)
@cfenollosa this is literally the best thing I've heard this year, it's impossible to find references to active usenet groups now days. Are you going to publish this somewhere eventually?
@mmn Yes, I'll post them on this thread while I scavenger, and probably give this literal tootstorm some formatting into a blogpost.
You'll definitely see it around here for sure
I believe human attention works that way, specially as you get older and accustomed to some ways of interacting with your peers
i thought i'd check out alt.anarchism, but half of it is anti-Hillary spam and the other half is about the murder of Molly Tibbetts.
@Nikolai_Kingsley Yep, there are very very few active groups, and those are mostly populated by wackos.
i keep waiting for the Oldbies to return to talk.bizarre.
there's no indication they ever will, but i'm not going to let that stop me.
@Nikolai_Kingsley hope is the last thing one loses, they say ;)
I would honestly love a Usenet comeback. Too bad it will never happen.
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