Originally Posted by moodyblues
Doesn't your ISP include newsgroups? I've had Earthlink for years, and Netcom before Earthlink bought them out, and I've always had access to Usenet, and make good use of it!
Nope. I'm sure China Unicom
doesn't do that bastion of unmoderated free speech...usenet. When I was in the UK my ISP then was Telewest then Virgin, they did newsgroups but the service sucked. That's why I subscribed to Giganews, mainly for the binaries.
BTW it's living in China, that made me take a serious interest in using Linux and FOSS more and more.