The NewsDemon Blog

Time Warner Cable drops Usenet

By WebMaster June 6th, 2008

According to DSLReports.com, Time Warner cable has decided to discontinue providing usenet access as part of their included services for customers.

http://www.dslreports.com/shownews/Time-Warner-Cable-To-Stop-Offering-Newsgroup-Access-95030

 Newsdemon welcomes the Time Warner refugees with open arms!  We will give a 15% discount to all incoming Time Warner customers.  Simply input the couponcode twarner15 in the ‘coupon code’ box on our join page and you will receive a 15% discount off all our regularly priced monthly accounts.



Newsdemon has added more support for Mac

By WebMaster June 3rd, 2008

We have had a few customers request a tutorial on how to setup a newsreader on their Mac.  Here are two pages we created to help:

Newsdemon Hogwasher setup: http://www.newsdemon.com/hogwasher.php

Newsdemon Unison setup:  http://www.newsdemon.com/unison.php



A gift for the science geeks…

By WebMaster June 2nd, 2008

This author remembers spending hours upon hours in science labs memorizing the periodic table of elements.  I was browsing through one of the newsgroups the other day and I found a discussion about this chart.  Its pretty cool….for science geeks like us.

http://www.touchspin.com/chem/SWFs/pt2k61012.swf



Latest Version of Newsrover has been uploaded

By WebMaster June 1st, 2008

Newsrover Version 13.3 has been uploaded to our system.  If you would like to download this copy, please download a copy from the following url:
 
 

http://www.newsdemon.com/nrsetup_v13_3_0.zip  (zipped)

http://www.newsdemon.com/nrsetup_v13_3_0.exe  (executable):
 

Here is a summary of recent changes.  For more detailed information, see
www.NewsRover.com/whatsnew.htm
 

* Changed the Configure/Server screen so that it is now possible to have two
entries for the same news server.  You can specify a server nickname to cause
the two entries to have different display names.

* Improved the error retry facility so that logon errors are retried as well
as download I/O errors.

* Improved the handling of arrow and Home/End keys in the search screens.

* Made a change so that the currently selected message is not changed when a
download of another message finishes.

* The up/down-arrow and page up/down keys can now be used to scroll through
the newsgroup subscription list.

* Fixed a bug that could cause News Rover to crash when pictures were deleted
while viewing them in the Slide Show viewer.

* Fixed a bug related to changing the Encrypted/Non-encrypted status of a
group that had a file attachment larger than 2GB.

* Fixed a bug that could cause News Rover to crash if the “Folders” item on
the menu for the File Attachments section was clicked when there were no
defined filing folders.

* Fixed a bug that could cause News Rover to crash if a file was launched
from the File Attachments section and the file attachments section was closed
and reopened while the file was being launched.

* Fixed a problem that could cause News Rover to crash if the Delete key was
held down to delete many messages while other messages were being downloaded
by the same group.

* Fixed a problem that could cause News Rover to crash if the message list
was refreshed while performing a Save-As or Move-To operation.

* Fixed a bug that could cause News Rover to hang in some conditions if the
up-arrow key was used to try to move above the top item in the message
display list.

* Fixed a bug that caused serious display problems when News Rover was run
with Vista 64 with SP1.



Newsdemon Newsgroups Usenet Trivia – May 28th

By WebMaster May 28th, 2008

Today’s Question:  When was the first transatlantic fiber-optic cable linking North America and Europe completed?

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 22th

By WebMaster May 21st, 2008

Today’s Question:  What does a 502 error mean?

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 Beta Testing – Update

By WebMaster May 16th, 2008

We have currently filled all our beta testing spots.  We will likely reopen the beta testing next week.  Check back for an update.



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]