OT: Rant: Bellsouth suXOrs

Discussion in 'rec.music.percussion' started by ramalane, Aug 26, 2003.

  1. ramalane

    ramalane Guest

    Yesterday I thought that webusenet's servers were down. So this morning
    I checked the system status and learned that they aren't providing
    bellsouth.net anymore. If your isp is bellsouth.net then you're screwed
    (again) without so much as a "fuck you very much." No prior notice
    whatsoever. Cocksuckers. And yet I've seen three slick bellsouth ads
    on tv this morning extolling their dsl services (which the sumbitches
    *still* say is unavailable in my area!)

    http://www.webusenet.com/bellsouth/netstatus.php

    [Be sure and read the alerts farther down the page...it's horse shit!]

    This time I'm diggin' the hole, goddamit!

    http://tinyurl.com/l8ky

    /ramalane


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  2. seachele

    seachele Guest

    Re: Rant: Bellsouth suXOrs

    "ramalane" <TINramalane-no-spam@ramalaneTINR.com> wrote in message
    news:a3dpbmdhcmQ=.3431fed610dca1408f81a7f9e15aacb5@1061912575.cotse.net...
    > Yesterday I thought that webusenet's servers were down. So this morning
    > I checked the system status and learned that they aren't providing
    > bellsouth.net anymore. If your isp is bellsouth.net then you're screwed
    > (again) without so much as a "fuck you very much." No prior notice
    > whatsoever. Cocksuckers. And yet I've seen three slick bellsouth ads
    > on tv this morning extolling their dsl services (which the sumbitches
    > *still* say is unavailable in my area!)
    >
    > http://www.webusenet.com/bellsouth/netstatus.php
    >
    > [Be sure and read the alerts farther down the page...it's horse shit!]
    >
    > This time I'm diggin' the hole, goddamit!
    >
    > http://tinyurl.com/l8ky
    >
    > /ramalane
    >
    >
    > --
    > Church Of The Swimming Elephant (Cotse)
    > -The Computer Professionals Reference-
    > http://www.cotse.com
    > Have you been to church today?
    > -For complete privacy on the web-
    > http://www.cotse.net
    > Your shield from the internet
    >
    >


    Okay, I did you (me, and anyone else on Bellsouth) some research. If you're
    using a newsreader, use the following as your server address: 65.82.44.187
    All other info should stay the same. Webusenet lost their Bellsouth
    account, and Bellsouth started hosting it's own usent server at the above
    IP.

    HTH :eek:)

    seachele
  3. ramalane

    ramalane Guest

    Re: Rant: Bellsouth suXOrs

    "seachele" <s3ach3l3@bellsouth.net> wrote in message
    news:8oV2b.45462$zz3.29507@fe05.atl2.webusenet.com...
    >
    > "ramalane" <TINramalane-no-spam@ramalaneTINR.com> wrote in message
    > news:a3dpbmdhcmQ=.3431fed610dca1408f81a7f9e15aacb5@1061912575.cotse.net...
    > > Yesterday I thought that webusenet's servers were down. So this morning
    > > I checked the system status and learned that they aren't providing
    > > bellsouth.net anymore. If your isp is bellsouth.net then you're screwed
    > > (again) without so much as a "fuck you very much." No prior notice
    > > whatsoever. Cocksuckers. And yet I've seen three slick bellsouth ads
    > > on tv this morning extolling their dsl services (which the sumbitches
    > > *still* say is unavailable in my area!)
    > >
    > > http://www.webusenet.com/bellsouth/netstatus.php
    > >
    > > [Be sure and read the alerts farther down the page...it's horse shit!]
    > >
    > > This time I'm diggin' the hole, goddamit!
    > >
    > > http://tinyurl.com/l8ky
    > >
    > > /ramalane
    > >
    > >
    > > --
    > > Church Of The Swimming Elephant (Cotse)
    > > -The Computer Professionals Reference-
    > > http://www.cotse.com
    > > Have you been to church today?
    > > -For complete privacy on the web-
    > > http://www.cotse.net
    > > Your shield from the internet
    > >
    > >

    >
    > Okay, I did you (me, and anyone else on Bellsouth) some research. If

    you're
    > using a newsreader, use the following as your server address:

    65.82.44.187
    > All other info should stay the same. Webusenet lost their Bellsouth
    > account, and Bellsouth started hosting it's own usent server at the above
    > IP.
    >
    > HTH :eek:)


    Yes, it helped. I guess I can fill that hole back in. :eek:)

    Thanks!

    BTW, did I miss the memo/email or something? I admit that I never read
    their news letters so it's possible that I was just out of the loop....but I
    still hate 'em, lol!

    /ramalane

    --
    Church of the Swimming Elephant
    http://www.cotse.com
    Have you been to church today?
  4. Sean Conolly

    Sean Conolly Guest

    Re: Rant: Bellsouth suXOrs

    "seachele" <s3ach3l3@bellsouth.net> wrote in message
    news:8oV2b.45462$zz3.29507@fe05.atl2.webusenet.com...
    >
    > >
    > > This time I'm diggin' the hole, goddamit!
    > >
    > > http://tinyurl.com/l8ky
    > >
    > > /ramalane
    > >

    >
    > Okay, I did you (me, and anyone else on Bellsouth) some research. If

    you're
    > using a newsreader, use the following as your server address:

    65.82.44.187
    > All other info should stay the same. Webusenet lost their Bellsouth
    > account, and Bellsouth started hosting it's own usent server at the above
    > IP.


    Any reason why you can't use newsgroups.bellsouth.net ?
    news://newsgroups.bellsouth.net/rec.music.makers.percussion

    Sean
  5. ramalane

    ramalane Guest

    Re: Rant: Bellsouth suXOrs

    "Sean Conolly" <sjconolly_98@yaaho.com> wrote in message
    news:_V23b.1317$mQ6.1039@bignews4.bellsouth.net...
    : "seachele" <s3ach3l3@bellsouth.net> wrote in message
    : news:8oV2b.45462$zz3.29507@fe05.atl2.webusenet.com...
    : >
    : > >
    : > > This time I'm diggin' the hole, goddamit!
    : > >
    : > > http://tinyurl.com/l8ky
    : > >
    : > > /ramalane
    : > >
    : >
    : > Okay, I did you (me, and anyone else on Bellsouth) some research. If
    : you're
    : > using a newsreader, use the following as your server address:
    : 65.82.44.187
    : > All other info should stay the same. Webusenet lost their Bellsouth
    : > account, and Bellsouth started hosting it's own usent server at the
    above
    : > IP.
    :
    : Any reason why you can't use newsgroups.bellsouth.net ?
    : news://newsgroups.bellsouth.net/rec.music.makers.percussion
    :

    It wasn't downloading the posts until I used the 65.82.44.187 IP address. I
    didn't get a "can't find server" msg, it checked off tasks as if it was
    working fine, only no downloads. Now it's working better than it has in
    recent memory.

    /ramalane

    --
    "There is a plethora of collective knowledge and experience in here,
    from drummers and drum builders. So jump in and enjoy the party.
    Just don't piss in the water. :) " -MIKE-
  6. ramalane

    ramalane Guest

    Re: Rant: Bellsouth suXOrs

    "ramalane" <ramalane@ramalaneTINR.com> wrote in message
    news:Y433b.55591$zz3.29729@fe05.atl2.webusenet.com...
    :
    : "Sean Conolly" <sjconolly_98@yaaho.com> wrote in message
    : news:_V23b.1317$mQ6.1039@bignews4.bellsouth.net...
    : : "seachele" <s3ach3l3@bellsouth.net> wrote in message
    : : news:8oV2b.45462$zz3.29507@fe05.atl2.webusenet.com...
    : : >
    : : > >
    : : > > This time I'm diggin' the hole, goddamit!
    : : > >
    : : > > http://tinyurl.com/l8ky
    : : > >
    : : > > /ramalane
    : : > >
    : : >
    : : > Okay, I did you (me, and anyone else on Bellsouth) some research. If
    : : you're
    : : > using a newsreader, use the following as your server address:
    : : 65.82.44.187
    : : > All other info should stay the same. Webusenet lost their Bellsouth
    : : > account, and Bellsouth started hosting it's own usent server at the
    : above
    : : > IP.
    : :
    : : Any reason why you can't use newsgroups.bellsouth.net ?
    : : news://newsgroups.bellsouth.net/rec.music.makers.percussion
    : :
    :
    : It wasn't downloading the posts until I used the 65.82.44.187 IP address.
    I
    : didn't get a "can't find server" msg, it checked off tasks as if it was
    : working fine, only no downloads. Now it's working better than it has in
    : recent memory.

    And FWIW, two other threads have began in alt.2600 about this "seamless
    upgrade." Conflicting reports abound which is the rule when you're dealing
    with hellsouth.

    /ramalane

    --
    "An Opasson hath an head like a Swine, and a taile like a Rat, and is of the
    bignes of a Cat. Under her belly she hath a bagge, wherein she lodgeth,
    carrieth, and sucketh her young." - Captain John Smith, 1608
  7. ThePsyko

    ThePsyko Guest

    ramalane wrote:

    > Yesterday I thought that webusenet's servers were down. So this

    morning
    > I checked the system status and learned that they aren't providing
    > bellsouth.net anymore. If your isp is bellsouth.net then you're

    screwed
    > (again) without so much as a "fuck you very much." No prior notice
    > whatsoever. Cocksuckers. And yet I've seen three slick bellsouth

    ads
    > on tv this morning extolling their dsl services (which the sumbitches
    > *still* say is unavailable in my area!)
    >
    > http://www.webusenet.com/bellsouth/netstatus.php
    >
    > [Be sure and read the alerts farther down the page...it's horse shit!]
    >
    > This time I'm diggin' the hole, goddamit!
    >
    > http://tinyurl.com/l8ky
    >
    > /ramalane
    >
    >


    So are you saying that all *cough* my *cough* bellsouth accounts are
    useless? Dammit!! I spent a good 10 minutes getting those accounts!!!

    (gotta love bellsouth security LOLOLOL!!)
  8. ramalane

    ramalane Guest

    "ThePsyko" <thepsyko-no-spam@itookmyprozac.com> wrote in message
    news:c3RldmV3.0375bb2e769a64cb02ec6b4eb90bf5a1@1062007631.cotse.net...
    : ramalane wrote:
    :
    : > Yesterday I thought that webusenet's servers were down. So this
    : morning
    : > I checked the system status and learned that they aren't providing
    : > bellsouth.net anymore. If your isp is bellsouth.net then you're
    : screwed
    : > (again) without so much as a "fuck you very much." No prior notice
    : > whatsoever. Cocksuckers. And yet I've seen three slick bellsouth
    : ads
    : > on tv this morning extolling their dsl services (which the sumbitches
    : > *still* say is unavailable in my area!)
    : >
    : > http://www.webusenet.com/bellsouth/netstatus.php
    : >
    : > [Be sure and read the alerts farther down the page...it's horse shit!]
    : >
    : > This time I'm diggin' the hole, goddamit!
    : >
    : > http://tinyurl.com/l8ky
    : >
    : > /ramalane
    : >
    : >
    :
    : So are you saying that all *cough* my *cough* bellsouth accounts are
    : useless? Dammit!! I spent a good 10 minutes getting those accounts!!!
    :
    : (gotta love bellsouth security LOLOLOL!!)

    Get this....now bellsouth is hosting the newsgroups on THEIR OWN SERVERS....
    <BEG>

    Let the games begin!

    /ramalane

    --
    A boy was playing with himself in the bathtub when his father walked in and
    said, "Son, if you don't stop doing that, you'll go blind."
    The boy said, "Dad, I'm over here."
  9. seachele

    seachele Guest

    Re: Rant: Bellsouth suXOrs

    "ramalane" <ramalane@ramalaneTINR.com> wrote in message
    news:Y433b.55591$zz3.29729@fe05.atl2.webusenet.com...
    >
    > "Sean Conolly" <sjconolly_98@yaaho.com> wrote in message
    > news:_V23b.1317$mQ6.1039@bignews4.bellsouth.net...
    > : "seachele" <s3ach3l3@bellsouth.net> wrote in message
    > : news:8oV2b.45462$zz3.29507@fe05.atl2.webusenet.com...
    > : >
    > : > >
    > : > > This time I'm diggin' the hole, goddamit!
    > : > >
    > : > > http://tinyurl.com/l8ky
    > : > >
    > : > > /ramalane
    > : > >
    > : >
    > : > Okay, I did you (me, and anyone else on Bellsouth) some research. If
    > : you're
    > : > using a newsreader, use the following as your server address:
    > : 65.82.44.187
    > : > All other info should stay the same. Webusenet lost their Bellsouth
    > : > account, and Bellsouth started hosting it's own usent server at the
    > above
    > : > IP.
    > :
    > : Any reason why you can't use newsgroups.bellsouth.net ?
    > : news://newsgroups.bellsouth.net/rec.music.makers.percussion
    > :
    >
    > It wasn't downloading the posts until I used the 65.82.44.187 IP address.

    I
    > didn't get a "can't find server" msg, it checked off tasks as if it was
    > working fine, only no downloads. Now it's working better than it has in
    > recent memory.
    >
    > /ramalane
    >
    > --
    > "There is a plethora of collective knowledge and experience in here,
    > from drummers and drum builders. So jump in and enjoy the party.
    > Just don't piss in the water. :) " -MIKE-
    >
    >
    >


    Mine was either working really really really s l o w, or not at all. That,
    and your post here, were what made me go looking for a solution. Don't
    bother filling in that hole, I'm sure we can find good use for it! ;o)

    seachele
  10. Sean Conolly

    Sean Conolly Guest

    Re: Rant: Bellsouth suXOrs

    "ramalane" <ramalane@ramalaneTINR.com> wrote in message
    news:Ve33b.55774$zz3.39353@fe05.atl2.webusenet.com...
    : : >
    > : : > Okay, I did you (me, and anyone else on Bellsouth) some research.

    If
    > : : you're
    > : : > using a newsreader, use the following as your server address:
    > : : 65.82.44.187
    > : : > All other info should stay the same. Webusenet lost their Bellsouth
    > : : > account, and Bellsouth started hosting it's own usent server at the
    > : above
    > : : > IP.
    > : :
    > : : Any reason why you can't use newsgroups.bellsouth.net ?
    > : : news://newsgroups.bellsouth.net/rec.music.makers.percussion
    > : :
    > :
    > : It wasn't downloading the posts until I used the 65.82.44.187 IP

    address.
    > I
    > : didn't get a "can't find server" msg, it checked off tasks as if it was
    > : working fine, only no downloads. Now it's working better than it has in
    > : recent memory.
    >
    > And FWIW, two other threads have began in alt.2600 about this "seamless
    > upgrade." Conflicting reports abound which is the rule when you're

    dealing
    > with hellsouth.


    I do have mine configured a little differently; I've had problems
    downloading the list of newsgroups, so I deleted the account and added it
    again without the newsgroup list. When I want to add a new group I make a
    link like I did above, and once it opens the group I subscribe to it.

    I've also had problems recently with not being able to open messages,
    probably as a result of the upgrade. I open the properties on each group and
    reset the local file, and then everything works again.

    Sean

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