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Newsdemon Newsgroups Usenet Trivia – May 17th

By WebMaster May 16th, 2008

Today’s Question:  What year did the number of BITNET hosts break 1,000?

The FIRST person to reply to the following email address with the correct answer PLUS their Name, City, State, and Country will be declared the winner. The winner will receive a free month of Newsdemon.com Usenet Access! Only the FIRST CORRECT email we receive at [email protected] with the user’s real information will be considered. We will announce the winner within 24 hours of posting the Trivia Question. If you submit an answer and do not hear back from us, then you are not the winner. We will post the winners first name, last initial, city, and country on the blog IN THE COMMENTS section of this post after we have emailed the winner.



Newsdemon Newsgroups Usenet Trivia – May 15th

By WebMaster May 15th, 2008

Today’s Question:  What year did ARPANET split into ARPANET and MILNET?

The FIRST person to reply to the following email address with the correct answer PLUS their Name, City, State, and Country will be declared the winner. The winner will receive a free month of Newsdemon.com Usenet Access! Only the FIRST CORRECT email we receive at [email protected] with the user’s real information will be considered. We will announce the winner within 24 hours of posting the Trivia Question. If you submit an answer and do not hear back from us, then you are not the winner. We will post the winners first name, last initial, city, and country on the blog IN THE COMMENTS section of this post after we have emailed the winner.



Newsdemon European SSL Server beta-testing re-opens

By WebMaster May 12th, 2008

We need more beta testers!

We are still beta testing our new ssl function from our European server farm.  We would like to get a few dozen MORE European customers who are already subscribed to one of our “Premium Plans with 20 SSL Encrypted Connections”.  If you are interested, please email us with your memberid and we will add you to the list.  Please keep in mind this is a beta test.  Your normal servers will remain active during your testing process.

To add your name to the list, email us at:  [email protected]



Newsdemon Average Usenet Newsgroups Feed for April 2008

By WebMaster May 12th, 2008

The average usenet newsgroups feed for April 2008 was 3.7TB.  This is down slightly from 3.8TB in March 2008.  As we approach warmer weather in the Northern Hemisphere our feed size often decreases slightly as more people are undoubtedly preoccupied with outdoor activities.
You can check our monthly feed size numbers on the Newsgroups Feed Size page.



Newsdemon Newsgroups Usenet Trivia – May 12th

By WebMaster May 12th, 2008

Today’s Question:  In 1993, the NSFnet Acceptable Use Policy was “reinterpreted”.  Why?

The FIRST person to reply to the following email address with the correct answer PLUS their Name, City, State, and Country will be declared the winner. The winner will receive a free month of Newsdemon.com Usenet Access! Only the FIRST CORRECT email we receive at [email protected] with the user’s real information will be considered. We will announce the winner within 24 hours of posting the Trivia Question. If you submit an answer and do not hear back from us, then you are not the winner. We will post the winners first name, last initial, city, and country on the blog IN THE COMMENTS section of this post after we have emailed the winner.



Newsdemon Newsgroups Usenet Trivia – May 8th

By WebMaster May 8th, 2008

Today’s Question:  In 1969, ARPANET was commissioned by the DoD.  Nodes were setup at four locations.  Name the four locations.

The FIRST person to reply to the following email address with the correct answer PLUS their Name, City, State, and Country will be declared the winner. The winner will receive a free month of Newsdemon.com Usenet Access! Only the FIRST CORRECT email we receive at [email protected] with the user’s real information will be considered. We will announce the winner within 24 hours of posting the Trivia Question. If you submit an answer and do not hear back from us, then you are not the winner. We will post the winners first name, last initial, city, and country on the blog IN THE COMMENTS section of this post after we have emailed the winner.



Newsdemon Newsgroups Usenet Trivia – May 7th

By WebMaster May 7th, 2008

Today’s Question:  What year was DNS introduced?

 The FIRST person to reply to the following email address with the correct answer PLUS their Name, City, State, and Country will be declared the winner. The winner will receive a free month of Newsdemon.com Usenet Access! Only the FIRST CORRECT email we receive at [email protected] with the user’s real information will be considered. We will announce the winner within 24 hours of posting the Trivia Question. If you submit an answer and do not hear back from us, then you are not the winner. We will post the winners first name, last initial, city, and country on the blog IN THE COMMENTS section of this post after we have emailed the winner.



Give a little! It makes the world a better place!

By WebMaster May 7th, 2008

We donate a portion of our profits to local charities.  We have never publicized this fact.  We do it because we want to, not because we want the publicity.  However, recently we stumbled upon someone who could really use some help and we want our readers to know about this young man.  Through various contacts with this young man we have been overwhelmed with his intelligence and charisma.  We don’t really want to go into detail about any of his medical conditions or his situation, all we can say is that we really encourage you to visit his site.

 http://alinssite.iguido.com/index.html



Can you read this?

By WebMaster May 6th, 2008

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We thought we would have a little fun today.  We stumbled upon a study at Cambridge that found “It doesn’t matter in what order the letters in the middle of a word are. All that matters is that the first and last letter be in the correct place. The rest can be totally randomized and you can still read it without problem”. This is because the human mind does not read every letter by itself, but the word as a whole.  We have  found that some words are easier to recognize than others, mostly because we use them in everyday language more often.  Traditional, options, through, and allotment were a few of the words in the paragraph above that stumped our staff originally.  Newsgroups



Newsdemon Newsgroups Usenet Trivia – May 5th

By WebMaster May 5th, 2008

Today’s Question:  What year were the first moderated groups (mod.*) introduced to Usenet?

The FIRST person to reply to the following email address with the correct answer PLUS their Name, City, State, and Country will be declared the winner. The winner will receive a free month of Newsdemon.com Usenet Access! Only the FIRST CORRECT email we receive at [email protected] with the user’s real information will be considered. We will announce the winner within 24 hours of posting the Trivia Question. If you submit an answer and do not hear back from us, then you are not the winner. We will post the winners first name, last initial, city, and country on the blog IN THE COMMENTS section of this post after we have emailed the winner