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Re: [SuSE Linux] WVDIAL Log In
- From: zentara@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx (zentara)
- Date: Sun, 14 Feb 1999 11:22:00 -0500
- Message-id: <36C6F828.7047D892@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Michael Perry wrote:
> Whats so good about mindspring? Im just curious. I've used the same ISP
> for almost 6 years now with no thoughts about moving. Is mindspring a
> "real ISP"? Im surprised that mindspring has not been bought out by
> verio. Or have they...?
Mindspring stands up for free speech, as do a few other isp's.
Mindspring carries the binaries newsgroups such as the warez
groups, believing that people have the right to freedom
of information transmission. Alot of people think the
binary groups are bad, but many people would never get a chance
to see what "outrageously priced software" is all about, without
these free samples. Also, it technically is not illegal to
post binaries. It may be illegal to sell them, but not to post
See if you can get alt.binaries.warez.ibm-pc, alt.cracks,
or alt.binaries.warez.linux with netcom. You won't because
they believe they have the right to censor the newsgroups.
Alot of smaller isp's use netcom's newserver, for news,
and alot of people don't even realize that they are not
able to receive the "full spectrum" of newsservers out there.
I had netcom originally, and I had posts to newsgroups,
"dissappear" if the censors at netcom didn't like the posts.
I once posted an animated gif, of a black and white, sillouette
of a nude model, nothing any worse than what you see in Cosmopolitan
Magazine. Netcom sent me an email, saying that they decided to
"monitor" all my emails and postings, and that if I didn't like it,
to find another ISP. I did.
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