RawVeteranNews asks Fergus Fairfax if “Sassenach” is a type of Scottish Internet troll?

“Sassenach” (From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia) Sassenach is a word used chiefly by the Scots to designate an Englishman. It derives from the Scottish Gaelic Sasunnach meaning, originally, “Saxon”, from the Latin “Saxones”; it was also formerly applied by Highlanders to (non-Gaelic-speaking) Lowlanders[1]. As employed by Scots or Scottish English-speakers today it is usually used in jest, but often as a term of abuse. The Oxford English Dictionary (OED) gives 1771 as the date of the earliest written use of the word in English. “Troll (Internet)” (From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia) “Do not feed the trolls” and its abbreviation DNFTT redirect here. For the Wikimedia essay, see “What is a troll?”. In Internet slang, a troll is someone who posts controversial, inflammatory or abusive messages in an online community, such as an online discussion forum, chat room or blog, with the primary intent of provoking other users into an emotional response[1] or of otherwise disrupting normal on-topic discussion.[2] Etymology “Trolling for blue fish” lithograph by Currier & Ives, 1866. The contemporary use of the term is alleged to have first appeared on the internet in the late 1980s,[3] but the earliest known example is from 1991.[4] It is thought to be a truncation of the phrase trolling for suckers, itself derived from the fishing technique of slowly dragging bait through water, known as trolling. The word also evokes the trolls portrayed in Scandinavian folklore and

What is the best internet unmoderated USENET type program/service?

Question by Young Hee: What is the best internet unmoderated USENET type program/service?
A service that does not require “extra” programs or software and is not censored…

Best answer:

Answer by UncleP
A tall order. You would be as well to subscribe to a paid usenet service provider (search) and use a program like Agent (from forteinc.com) to download newsgroups content. Alternatively if you want easy to use then go for UseNext (from usenext.com) but the groups are limited, it’s good for multimedia stuff tho’.

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