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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



Newsdemon Newsgroups Usenet Trivia – May 3rd

By WebMaster May 3rd, 2008

Today’s Question:  What does the NNTP reply code 250 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 Newsgroups Trivia Contest May 1st

By WebMaster May 1st, 2008

Today’s question:  The @ sign was chosen from the punctuation keys on Tomlinson’s Model 33 Teletype for its “at” meaning.   What year did this happen?

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 Beta-Testing European SSL Newsgroups Server

By WebMaster April 29th, 2008

We are in the process of beta testing our new ssl function from our European server farm.  We would like to get a few dozen 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, and we are only accepting a few dozen testers.

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



Newsdemon Newsgroups Trivia Contest – April 29th

By WebMaster April 29th, 2008

Today’s quesion:  What is a killfile?

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.com Newsgroups Trivia Contest – April 28th

By WebMaster April 28th, 2008

    Today’s question:

A small search engine called ‘Google’ opened its doors on September 7th, 1998.  It was originally given a name because of its unique ability to analyze ‘back links’ pointing to a given website.  It was renamed shortly before opening.  What was its original name?

The FIRST THREE persons 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 THREE CORRECT emails 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 winners.



Newsdemon Newsgroups Trivia Contest

By WebMaster April 27th, 2008

We want everyone to know we are really excited about the trivia contest.  We received over 25 correct answers for the trivia contest from April 26th.  We decided to create a free one month account for every correct answer we received!  If you didn’t answer, you missed out!  We may do this again in the future so keep trying even if you do not win the first or second time you enter.

Just a reminder, we will now be posting the winners in the comments section of the blog post for each question.



Newsdemon Newsgroups Trivia Contest – April 26th

By WebMaster April 26th, 2008

Here is today’s trivia question: When did the “Great Renaming” occur?

 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.