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Fixed the link.

I think the pun is that olduse.net makes use of olds, as in old data.

The other possible joke is that olduse.com is a porn site of a very specific genre.

Comment by joey Sat Apr 29 23:04:18 2017

Podcast link is broken. Can you explain the pun? Is it more than just "Old Usenet"? English is not my first language.

Comment by olduse Fri Apr 28 16:02:28 2017

My first two email addresses were pur-ee!jm (late 70's) and tekadg!jm (1980) and my usenet posts can still be found (i.e. Homebrew Digest, search for "New Peculier"). Prompted by the periodic discussions I often have with younger engineers who believe that the Internet & DNS have always been there, I went searching for the old maps we used to print out and hang on the wall so we would know how to route our communications. I clicked on several sites and found one, intelqa, whose entry was written my an old college chum of mine (I can say chum because we are old now). I sent it to him. A blast from the past. Thanks for keeping this out there, to be stumbled over.

jm(at)homeintexas(dot)net

Comment by jm Sat Apr 22 18:17:12 2017
The above.
Comment by Reden Thu Apr 20 22:17:30 2017

Thanks for the special mention - and, oh the days of USENET-over-UUCP... :)

Julf (mcvax!penet!julf)

Comment by Julf Mon Jul 11 12:29:19 2016

Someone found the missing file and got it to run on a modern system!

http://virtuallyfun.superglobalmegacorp.com/?p=4689

Comment by joey Fri Jan 23 00:38:28 2015
Hello Joey, where are you from?
Comment by Moái Tue Jan 20 16:47:22 2015

There should be an update for early June 1984 - June 7? (I have my own copy from when we first connected ;) )

MrPete {hpda,pyramid}!octopus!pete

Comment by Mr Fri Jun 13 12:31:33 2014

Note that the RMS post does not pop up on olduse.net until 30 minutes from now. An unexplained oddity in the Date header; some archived copies have 12:35 and some like mine, 13:35.

Also, olduse.net ignores NNTP propigation delays. The post actually took some time to propigate over time-delayed dialup usenet!

Date-Received: Thu, 29-Sep-83 07:38:11 EDT

Comment by joeyh.name Fri Sep 27 17:09:19 2013

If I recall correctly, didn't mcvax have a(n intermittent) connection to decvax?

http://article.olduse.net/%3C332%40mcvax.UUCP%3E seems to indicate so. Or is Europe not included?

Comment by mekkis Wed Oct 24 06:41:06 2012