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The Paranoid Android
...musings of a mechanically depressed robot...
I ache... therefore I am...
I was stupid last night... I was lying on the sofa watching the TV with Sam asleep on my lap and I fell asleep.

I woke up much later (I was so tired I can't remember what my watch said) cold, stiff and with Sam still sleeping on my lap. She didn't take too kindly to being moved and I stumbled upstairs to bed. I feel like I haven't slept at all and my back hurts like hell.

I read today that AOL has cut off USENET access.

There is an old story about "the September that never ended." It attributes the fall from grace of news groups with the connection of AOL to USENET. Wikipadia tells the story a bit like this. So if AOL really was responsible for the decline of the news group... does this mean that September has finally ended?

I wait patiently for AOL to cut it's connection with the rest of the web... well a man can dream can't he?

Current Mood: bitchy bitchy

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poggs From: poggs Date: January 26th, 2005 11:47 am (UTC) (Link)
They've not 'cut off' access as in blocked, they're just saying "Not enough people read USENET".

Given that many of AOL's users are...

well, fill in the blanks ;)
paranoidandroid From: paranoidandroid Date: January 26th, 2005 01:38 pm (UTC) (Link)
Soooooo tempted to fill in the blanks...

I read that AOL users would be able to access the new groups if they use third party software... like Thunderbird.

Hmmmm AOL users and Thunderbird.

No chance of that happening really ! :)
brightspot From: brightspot Date: January 26th, 2005 07:16 pm (UTC) (Link)
I'm going to share that dream, ok???

AOL...cut off from the rest of the internet....*begins grinning madly*
ladylynx From: ladylynx Date: January 26th, 2005 07:48 pm (UTC) (Link)
Oh man..a world cut off from AOL users. Sa-weet. Watch the internet go up a trillion IQ points.
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