Goo++ search + radio @ 800×480

Goo++ search + radio @ 800×480
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Now while you search, listen to 60 online radio stations.

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Goo++ Google-Centered Compact Meta Search and Personal Links Home Page Manager. "A new non-commercial personal links manager and meta / multi search. The site includes both various Google category searches and a wide variety of general and targeted searches from other search engines. The site keeps things compact and uncomplicated by providing a single input line to initiate all searches and functions."

* Google sites and targeted searches – images, maps, news, MP3, people, code, shopping, gmail, Google Docs

* Google general search viewed in English and 16 european, middle-eastern, and asian languages.

* Major non-Google categorized searches – Baidu (Chinese), Clusty, and Exalead

* General searches with different "styles and features" – Cluuz, Cuil, GigaBlast, iSeek, ixQuick, Kosmix, Yahoo

* Major non-English searches – Baidu (Chinese 汉语语言) | Naver (Korean 한국어 언어) | Yahoo-JP (Japanese 日本語)

* Special functions – answers (M.I.T. Q&A) | definr (dictionary) | translate (Babelfish URL or text) | wayback (URL cache)

* Targeted category and specialized search:

audio (SkreemR MP3) | BoardReader (forums) | BuddyFetch (social)
Cleepr (music video) | Craigslist | (bookmarks) | Ebay (buy/sell/auction)
Froogle (shopping) | Health topics terms | How to and D.I.Y. | isoHunt (bittorrents)
Music bio | Omgili (forums) | Pandora internet radio | Paperboy (newspapers)
Pricewatch (tech prices) | Reddit (popular news) | Retrovo (electronics)
TasteKid (suggest) | theFind (shop) | Twitter (buzz search) | Video search
Wikipedia (info) | Zagat (eat-drink-stay) | Zip Code (city | number)

gmail,email,google docs,google pack,google groups,usenet,youtube,
online radio,internet radio,mp3,
winamp,mp3 player,music,rock,
blues,classical,jazz,new age,
air america,indie,alternative,
easy listening,unplugged,talk,

Bye Bye America Hello NAU Superstate Part 1 of 6

The Harry Thomas Show 03/30/08 seg1 Part 1 of 6 The Harry Thomas Show Is Now On Podcast Feeds http Seg 1 – BYE BYE AMERICA – Wake Up To The NAU / EU Tyranny Seg 2 – Big Brother and Police State Issues Seg 3 – 9/11 Is A Conspiracy Inside Job, War With Iran Again ? Seg 4 – CIA Operation in Tibet , False Flag Operations News Stories Found Here Segments Are Back To Being Longer Than 10 Minutes New Higher Quality MP3 Format Now on Usenet, Website, and Podcasts Dial Up WMA Files Still Available on The Website and Usenet (see below) Posted As A Public Service For Researchers and Activists peace, Harry We Will Make A Difference !
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Technical Operational Details of Free Usenet Servers and Message Transmission

Technical Operational Details of Free Usenet Servers and Message Transmission

Basically, Usenet is only a set of protocols that generate, store and retrieve news ‘messages’ and ‘articles’ so that they are exchanged as free Usenet reading materials with a wide distribution for a large readership. As such, such free Usenet protocols use special flooding algorithm techniques for propagating copies to the entire network of free Usenet servers. When a message reaches one server, it is immediately transmitted to all the Usenet servers in the network neighborhood that have not received the article. If a particular Usenet server had received a message once, it retains only one copy and that message is available on demand to all the readers who have access to that server. Hence, the Usenet server network possesses a peer-to-peer characteristic by sharing the resources through instant exchange process for free Usenet access.

The first formal messages exchange specification of the Usenet servers was RFC 850, which was upgraded to RFC 1036. The Usenet servers have the necessary support to remove any positing that can be termed as unsuitable. When this option is exercised and the message is cancelled, it is removed from the entire Usenet free network. Unfortunately, this facility is normally disabled due to the difficult process of evaluating such contents as suitable or unsuitable. However, it is possible for copyright holders to request manual deletion of the postings if there had been a copyright infringement. Such request can be made under the express provisions of the treaty implementation of the World Intellectual Property Organization. One such treaty is the US Online Copyright Infringement Liability Limitation Act. The Usenet free messages and articles are transmitted through the Network News Transfer Protocol or NNTP on TCP Port 119. This port is for unprotected and standard connections. The SSL encrypted connections use TCP port 563 but only a handful of websites uses this port.

There are nine hierarchies for the major set of newsgroups operating on a worldwide basis. Out of the nine hierarchies, eight are operated under voluntary consensual guidelines. These guidelines govern their naming and administration. The eight hierarchies, known as the big eight are

­  comp.* for computer related discussions. Examples are and comp.sys.amiga

­  humanities.* for literature, philosophy, and fine arts, such as and humanities.classics

­  misc.* for various miscellaneous topics, like,, and

­  news.* for announcements and discussions on news that pertain to Usenet and not current news. Examples are news.admin and news.groups

­  rec.* for recreation and entertainment, like rec.arts.movies and

­  sci.* for discussions related to science, such as sci.research and sci.psychology

­  soc.* for general social discussions. Examples are soc.culture.african and

­  talk.* for talking about all types of controversial topics, such as, talk.politics, and talk.religion

The ninth hierarchy is alt.* hierarchy, which is not controlled by the procedures and guidelines of the big eight. Hence, alt.* is loosely organized. Since binaries are posted in alt.binaries.*, it is the largest of all the free Usenet hierarchies. Apart from these nine, regional hierarchies and language-specific hierarchies also exist to serve specific regions or language groups. For example, japan.*, ne.*, and malta.* Usenet servers cater specifically to Japan, New England, and Malta, respectively. The Usenet download of such hierarchies from free Usenet servers is quite easy. Even though some users like to refer to the big eight by the term ‘Usenet’, others include alt.* also in that terminology. For the entire Usenet free newsgroups medium that includes all the privately organized news systems, the term ‘netnews’ is used.

The Usenet messages are distributed as binary files by using programs that can encode 8-bit values into standard ASCII. Normally, the files are split into sections that have to be reassembled at the reader’s end. The Usenet free binary content is uploaded to the Usenet servers by archiving the files first into RAR archives and then creating Parchive files. For recreating any missing data, parity files are used. The appearance of Base64 and MIME encodings, binary transportation received a technological boost. MIME had been increasingly adopted for transmission of text messages but is avoided for majority of binary attachments. Other encoding systems like XX encoding, USR encoding, BTOA, and BOO had been used at times but they are not in vogue very much now.

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2003 MSR Netscan Usenet Treemap by number of Posters

2003 MSR Netscan Usenet Treemap by number of Posters
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This is a treemap of the Usenet newsgroup discussion community space generated by the Netscan system at Microsoft Research. This map represents the number of unique authors in each Usenet newsgroup who appeared in the current year. Data on the number of "posters" in each newsgroup was collected and calculated by the Netscan service. The area of each box is proportional to the number of authors that newsgroup attracted in the current year. Newsgroups with bigger poster populations create bigger boxes. Color maps to change from the prior year, green indicating growth and red for decline over the prior time period. The original sized image shows significant detail. The treemap tool is available for free download from the web site. It comes with an Excel plug-in that allows users to generate their own treemaps with any data they can get into a spreadsheet (that contains a properly formatted hierarchical data structure). Your mileage may vary. Netscan can be found at

Smith, Marc A., Researcher at Microsoft Corporation, 2007. Netscan: A Social Accounting Search Engine, Microsoft Research Community Technologies Group,


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Ask YC: Best Linux distro to deploy as a Server

"… i will like to know the best Linux Distro to use as my server …"

The best Linux distro is probably a *BSD variant*.

Your OS choice for servers differs from desktops. Security, stability and available expertise is more important than ability to configure. The self compiled Linux distributions available for your desktop could expose your server to attack. You can read more here for reasons why ~ [0]

think of BSD as an older, more conservative
and stable OS than the "open-all-doors" Linux …

You can use Linux, but it takes a bit more work to secure than BSD. For the simple reason Linux is younger, more open and therefore less secure than BSD variants (unless hardened with patches like SE) ~ OBSD and FreeBSD would be my choice. FreeBSD was also the choice of Viaweb. I suppose *"Robert Morris"* knows a thing or to about securing systems ~ [2] BSD OS’s are safe, secure and have access to the source, support lots of hardware with caveats. Here is a quick choice guide ~… [3]

Of the Linux servers I’d stick with Debian variants which includes Ubuntu. Debian has their own way of doing things but it is stable, well understood. Maybe SE-Linux is worth a look ~ [4] and [5]

*"… i will like to know the best Linux Distro to use as my server …"*

That also depends on what hardware you are using. Is it hosted, your own?? Check your hardware lists before you choose your OS.

some time later …

"… However, the original poster wanted info specifically about linux, and while a BSD UNIX is similar, there are enough differences that productivity …"

The poster also mentioned inexperience then requests a less secure server OS than what is possible. Productivity may indeed suffer. Would it be a better idea would be to get an experienced sys-admin to look over the server and secure it?

"… I think it is a bit misleading to say that a distro like debian "opens all doors", that is not the case …"

Of all the distro’s debian is probably the better of the bunch to work with. Debian can be secured. But the strength of Linux and debian, its openness is also its weakness. Default installed distributions still install more applications than you need. This can leave the potential of an unwanted application running to be exploited. Debian before Ubuntu was also the hardest to configure hardware.

"… One must acknowledge however that this was a serious security problem on debian’s side and in contrast OpenBSD has had _two_ exploits in _ten_ years. Those are some pretty sterling security credentials for OpenBSD …"

When it comes to security I’d take OBSD over any linux distro for the simple reason the source has been audited. It is secure by default (You have to actively install what you require). You will not be let down core applications with holes. Having said that I balk at upgrades.

"… The FreeBSD threading model does not work well with MySQL for example and you can see database problems there. I suspect Postgres on FreeBSD is more common and works rather well so you can go that route instead. …"

Or dispense with RDBM’s altogether?

some time later …

"… That has X disabled and no open ports by default …"*

A big plus. The downside is the CLI will now be your best friend. For those weened on GUIs, all that finding, typing and configuration can be a time sink. Also LTS runs on 64 bit systems and has commercial support (Long Term Support) ~

[0] MIT, Unix FAQ "most commonly ask Q’s on comp.unix.questions and

[1] Darwin/Mac OS X: The Fifth BSD, "article describing the main 5 variants of BSD"

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