On Sat, 18 Mar 2006 13:37:50 -0600, OM wrote:
Chuck Stewart wrote:
deliberately downgraded by the ISP to where
not only binaries are almost inpossible to
carry but even text newsgroups get hashed,
...This is exactly what Netcom did years ago in an effort to "assist"
in the "fight" against their service being used for piracy. Within
three months they'd lost about 30% of their user base as a result of
the text-only groups being trashed.
"As it was then, so it is now" My rural ISP
pulled that one last year... only they were
extremely blunt in stating that the point
was to save money at the expense of their
"Anime-style catgirls: Threat? Menace? Or just studying algebra?"
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