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Discussion in 'Hobby Electronics' started by F Murtz, May 3, 2012.

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  1. F Murtz

    F Murtz Guest

    A week ago bigpong usenet went bung where I live so I had to use eternal
    sept.
    I spent one and a half hours geting somebody to tell my woes, trying to
    tell the monolith that it did not work when I finally got one of the
    technical service brains I told him the usenet server was down locally
    he thought I was talking a foreign language, he did not know what I was
    talking about (kept asking was it a service I paid for separately and
    other useless questions) he finally disappeared for ages (talking to
    other brains I expect, then came back and told me he had learned
    something that he did not know existed and would generate a report.
    Finally, today ,days later it works again.
    As a matter of interest,I subscribe to uk.legal and uk.legal.moderated
    but big pong does not have the moderated one so I use eternal sept for
    that, how on earth would you go about asking why it is not included and
    who controls such things,is there a secret bunker in bigpong with one
    single unapproachable ancient imprisoned within who controls the whole
    thing?
     
  2. Jasen Betts

    Jasen Betts Guest

    When I was with a provider that claimed to provide usenet I would
    report outages in e-writing (email , web form) and include in my report
    the URL where they gave details of the service and give useful diagnostics
    such as tracroute or telnet output demostrating the outage.

    It'd usually be back in about 48 hours.
     
  3. swanny

    swanny Guest

    It's an old '286 box in the basement under a pile of dusty cartons.
    Sometimes when it rains it gets a bit wet and stops.
     
  4. They also use a Sinclair ZX80 - take a look under one of the dusty cartons
    next time youre there.
    I believe they have been thinking about upgrading to a Commodore 64.
     
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