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Dark1
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      03-04-2007
Hello all, and thank you for your replies in advance,
For the past several months, using OE, I've had an issue with access to my
news server.
If I read a message, and let it sit for a couple of minutes, the next
message I try to read will hang and time out.
As long as I keep quickly browsing it's fine, if I select another news
group, and come back, it's fine.
So long as I keep reading messages, or changing groups, all is ok, but if I
let it sit in a group, it will hang and time out.
Often, this occurs quickly enough to happen in between messages..

I'll predict the first reply here: get a real newsreader!
I've tried agent newsreader because of this, I got pretty much the same
results.
I'm simply much more comforable with the way OE handles newsgroups.. I like
it.
My news server is news-server.columbus.rr.com, and my wife works for Time
Warner, answering the calls about this stuff.
She hasn't heard of any such problem... I'm a pretty damn computer savvy
guy, having built more machines than I can think of, and an avid
overclocker, but I really don't know where to look on this one..
I'm only using XP firewall through a trendnet gigabit switch and a netgear
RP614 v2 router..There are no other machines working on this at the moment,
there have been in the past, and as soon as I get off my lazy butt and pull
out a screwdriver, there will be
But right now, nada..
any advice is appreciated..


 
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Coco
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      03-04-2007

"Dark1" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
news:45ea415d$0$27015$(E-Mail Removed)...
> Hello all, and thank you for your replies in advance,
> For the past several months, using OE, I've had an issue with access to my
> news server.
> If I read a message, and let it sit for a couple of minutes, the next
> message I try to read will hang and time out.
> As long as I keep quickly browsing it's fine, if I select another news
> group, and come back, it's fine.
> So long as I keep reading messages, or changing groups, all is ok, but if
> I let it sit in a group, it will hang and time out.
> Often, this occurs quickly enough to happen in between messages..
>
> I'll predict the first reply here: get a real newsreader!
> I've tried agent newsreader because of this, I got pretty much the same
> results.
> I'm simply much more comforable with the way OE handles newsgroups.. I
> like it.
> My news server is news-server.columbus.rr.com, and my wife works for Time
> Warner, answering the calls about this stuff.
> She hasn't heard of any such problem... I'm a pretty damn computer savvy
> guy, having built more machines than I can think of, and an avid
> overclocker, but I really don't know where to look on this one..
> I'm only using XP firewall through a trendnet gigabit switch and a netgear
> RP614 v2 router..There are no other machines working on this at the
> moment, there have been in the past, and as soon as I get off my lazy butt
> and pull out a screwdriver, there will be
> But right now, nada..
> any advice is appreciated..


I have the same problem sometimes, I believe it is related to the ISP's
server, not the news reader. It only happens once in a while.


 
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richard
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      03-04-2007

"Dark1" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
news:45ea415d$0$27015$(E-Mail Removed)...
> Hello all, and thank you for your replies in advance,
> For the past several months, using OE, I've had an issue with access to my
> news server.
> If I read a message, and let it sit for a couple of minutes, the next
> message I try to read will hang and time out.
> As long as I keep quickly browsing it's fine, if I select another news
> group, and come back, it's fine.
> So long as I keep reading messages, or changing groups, all is ok, but if
> I let it sit in a group, it will hang and time out.
> Often, this occurs quickly enough to happen in between messages..
>
> I'll predict the first reply here: get a real newsreader!
> I've tried agent newsreader because of this, I got pretty much the same
> results.
> I'm simply much more comforable with the way OE handles newsgroups.. I
> like it.
> My news server is news-server.columbus.rr.com, and my wife works for Time
> Warner, answering the calls about this stuff.
> She hasn't heard of any such problem... I'm a pretty damn computer savvy
> guy, having built more machines than I can think of, and an avid
> overclocker, but I really don't know where to look on this one..
> I'm only using XP firewall through a trendnet gigabit switch and a netgear
> RP614 v2 router..There are no other machines working on this at the
> moment, there have been in the past, and as soon as I get off my lazy butt
> and pull out a screwdriver, there will be
> But right now, nada..
> any advice is appreciated..
>


Have you tried using OE on a different machine?

Many times little annoying problems like this are actually caused by the OE
does things.
In your options, you will find a place to turn off storing message bodies
locally. That only wastes YOUR space. If you do need it back, it's still on
the server until the server deletes it.
Next, clean up your storage files. Compact the folders frequently. Wipe out
and delete the group entirely and reset it. OE begins to get sloppy once it
has a huge file.

If you still have the problem, then compare it with another newsreader like
"40tude dialog".

Are you on dial-up? Is that columbus ohio? If so, do note that the recent
weather storms play havoc with phone lines. Then again, it could very well
be a problem with the news server itself.


 
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Mike Easter
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      03-04-2007
Dark1 wrote:

> For the past several months, using OE, I've had an issue with access
> to my news server.


Your news connectivity has changed recently (I think). Previously your
RR contract provided you with newsservice via geographic RR newsservers.
Then RR contracted out its news to newshosting.

Below your path snipped and bangs spaced....

Path: <snip> nx02.iad01.newshosting.com! newshosting.com! post01.iad01!
roadrunner.com! not-for-mail

> If I read a message, and let it sit for a couple of minutes, the next
> message I try to read will hang and time out.


That means you aren't maintaining your newsserver connectivity, which is
more commonly a problem for dialups than cable modems, which I presume
you are.

> As long as I keep quickly browsing it's fine, if I select another news
> group, and come back, it's fine.


Another troubleshooting experiment you could do would be to connect with
some other newsserver, such as a free one.

> So long as I keep reading messages, or changing groups, all is ok,
> but if I let it sit in a group, it will hang and time out.


The newsswerver quits on you and when you try to access it again, it
doesn't work.

> Often, this occurs quickly enough to happen in between messages..
>
> I'll predict the first reply here: get a real newsreader!


It isn't related to your newsreader.

> I've tried agent newsreader because of this, I got pretty much the
> same results.


Exactly.

> I'm simply much more comforable with the way OE handles newsgroups..
> I like it.


OE causes much controversy and it is popular.

> My news server is news-server.columbus.rr.com, and my wife works for
> Time Warner, answering the calls about this stuff.


I think the columbus RR newsserver might send you over to newshosting
now.

> any advice is appreciated..


I would experiment with another different free newsserver -- or I would
experiment with another different RR newsserver, many RR clients can
access some other RR newsserver.

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Pennywise@DerryMaine.Gov
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      03-04-2007
"Dark1" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote:

>I'll predict the first reply here: get a real newsreader!
>I've tried agent newsreader because of this, I got pretty much the same
>results.


What version of Agent
Version 1.xx and maybe 2.xx
Under Online,view the error log and see what it says is going on.

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Dark1
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      03-04-2007
Dark1 <(E-Mail Removed)> Thou vile fiend angelical. Thou
gorbellied dull earth. Thou friendless wretched puling fool. Thou
repulsive most needless creatures living. Ye intoned and ye warbled:

> Hello all, and thank you for your replies in advance,
> For the past several months, using OE, I've had an issue with access
> to my news server.
> If I read a message, and let it sit for a couple of minutes, the next
> message I try to read will hang and time out.
> As long as I keep quickly browsing it's fine, if I select another news
> group, and come back, it's fine.
> So long as I keep reading messages, or changing groups, all is ok,
> but if I let it sit in a group, it will hang and time out.
> Often, this occurs quickly enough to happen in between messages..


> I'll predict the first reply here: get a real newsreader!
> I've tried agent newsreader because of this, I got pretty much the
> same results.
> I'm simply much more comforable with the way OE handles newsgroups..
> I like it.
> My news server is news-server.columbus.rr.com, and my wife works for
> Time Warner, answering the calls about this stuff.
> She hasn't heard of any such problem... I'm a pretty damn computer
> savvy guy, having built more machines than I can think of, and an avid
> overclocker, but I really don't know where to look on this one..
> I'm only using XP firewall through a trendnet gigabit switch and a
> netgear RP614 v2 router..There are no other machines working on this
> at the moment, there have been in the past, and as soon as I get off
> my lazy butt and pull out a screwdriver, there will be
> But right now, nada..
> any advice is appreciated..



[PROFILER = ON]

Start psychological profiling

POSTER: Dark1 <(E-Mail Removed)>

Fog Index and Flesch-Kincaid Grade Level Calculations
================================================== ===
Word Count: 264
Full Stops: 14
Exclamations: 1
Questions: 0
Total Sentences: 15
Long Words: 38
Average Sentence Length: 18
Percentage of Long Words: 14.39%
========================:
Gunning Fog Index: 12.96
Flesch-Kincaid Score: 4

Analysing 8 keywords of 38:

* replies
* advance
* several
* message
* minutes
* message
* quickly
* browsing

30 keywords will not be analysed.

Performing Keyword Analysis:

Keyword 1 of 38:
* replies:
Dark1 is predisposed to suspect, without sufficient basis, that others
are exploiting, harming, or deceiving him.

Keyword 2 of 38:
* advance:
Dark1 is (or suffers from) one or more or all of:

* Ambivalent
* Easily excitable and highly responsive to suggestion
* Needs to be needed
* Impersonal
* Frightened

Dark1 is predisposed to stay in a despised, torturous relationship or
job because he would not wish to offend anyone.

Keyword 3 of 38:
* several:
Dark1 is (or suffers from) one or more or all of:

* Criminal
* Panic-stricken
* Anal-compulsive
* Hopeless
* Highly dogmatic

Anticipate Dark1 to believe that Forest Gump is a real person.

Keyword 4 of 38:
* message:
Dark1 is predisposed to serve guests with the carrots and cucumbers that
went up his partner's anal orifice the night before.

Keyword 5 of 38:
* minutes:
Dark1 is prone to be constantly checking self to avoid mistakes as if
self-worth depends on it.

Keyword 6 of 38:
* message:
Expect Dark1 to be fearful of being rejected and worry about embarassing
himself in front of others.

Keyword 7 of 38:
* quickly:
Expect Dark1 to have an overly intense sense of right and wrong, believe
he is always right.

Keyword 8 of 38:
* browsing:
Dark1 is susceptible to become obsessive about imperfection and the
imagined wrong-doing of others.

*** Fog Index within normal tolerance ***

*** Prolixity indicators not measurable ***
Calculation results are irregular. Additional input text is required to
determine this attribute.

*** ARSE BURGLAR ALERT ***
==========================

Dark1 referenced nether regions and/or bodily functions 1 times in 264 words.

Detected the following references:

1: butt

This person should be suspected of being one or more of the following:

* hairy fairy
* breechloader
* arse goblin
* sarasa
* anal-joyrider

Also analysing for disposition to never have a one-night stand while on
a holiday.

*** IGNORANT PIG ALERT ***
==========================

Dark1 has a Flesch-Kincaid score equivalent to that of a child of age 4.
This person is unintelligent, insensible and nitwitted. This person is
highly likely to tune out from reality and become oblivious. Also expect
Dark1 to be unable to discriminate what he really needs.

*** MENTAL SLOTH ALERT ***
==========================

Extraneous Periods: 8

This person is wishy-washy, undirected and inadequate. Expect Dark1 to
communicate double messages.

*** Weak-mind indicators not measurable ***
Calculation results are negligible. Additional input text is required to
determine this attribute.

*** Scatterbrain indicators barely within tolerance ***
Calculation results are insignificant. Additional input text is required
to determine this attribute.

*** Agitation indicators only just within tolerance ***
Calculation results are unconfirmed. Additional input text is required
to determine this attribute.

*** NARCISSISTIC SELF-ABSORBTION ALERT ***
==========================================

Dark1 referenced himself 21 times in 264 words.

Detected the following overblown self-references:

1: I
2: my
3: I
4: I
5: I
6: I
7: I
8: I
9: I
10: I
11: I
12: I
13: I
14: My
15: my
16: I
17: I
18: I
19: I
20: I
21: my

This person has an enduring, abnormal behaviour pattern of being
big-headed, subjective and contemptuous. Expect this person to be overly
focused on orderliness and perfection, as well as being likely to seek
oblivion. Additionally the person is emotionally unstable and immature.
Psychoneurotic personality disorder is likely; he is prone to read the
personal mail and inspect the bank statements of his friends while they
are out of the house.

Also analysing for disposition to worry that Santa will not bring him
any presents this year.

*** Fastidiousness indicators not measurable ***
Calculation results are variable. Additional input text is required to
determine this attribute.

*** Sycophancy indicators scarcely within tolerance ***
Calculation results are irregular. Additional input text is required to
determine this attribute.

*** Infantilism indicators barely within tolerance ***
Calculation results are doubtful. Additional input text is required to
determine this attribute.

The following questions are recommended to make Dark1 go berserk and
gurgle:

1: Do you still get bisexual feelings?

2: Your lover forgets your birthday. Do you accuse them of not loving
you anymore?

3: Do you still get strong or overpowering desires to take alcohol?

Challenge/Response Predictors
=============================
Challenge 1: Have your premature orgasms been seen to yet?

Expected Response 1: Expect Dark1 to be fatalistic and resigned, as if
nothing can be done to change anything.

Challenge 2: When you go to the movies, are you usually by yourself?

Expected Response 2: Expect Dark1 to be inclined to have 'friends' who
would put him on speakerphone while the person he is backstabbing
happened to be with the 'friend'.

Challenge 3: If you accidentally scratched someone's car, would you
drive off regardless of the damage?

Expected Response 3: Dark1 is prone to view that projecting the
appearance of having everything figured out is a way of defending
himself from the threats posed by relationships.

Personality Predictors
======================
Primary Motivation: To want to be loved.

Secondary Motivation: To withdraw to protect self-image.

Personality Summary (Part A):

1: dissatisfied with reality
2: egocentric
3: adolescent

Personality Summary (Part B):

4: hunting, reptilian, sternutative penis
5: laming, paralytic, paunchy exasperator
6: rummaging, germy, small-time freak out

Predicted Personality Traits:

1: Become provocative and abrasive, with intentionally extreme and
radical views.
2: Extreme dissociation (feeling lost, confused, deeply disconnected).

Predicted Boasting Style:

1: "I'll do whatever it takes to get ahead."
2: "I am smart, curious, and self-aware."

Predicted Attitude to Love:

1: "Feelings are like speed bumps; they just slow me down."
2: "I don't want to be attracted to that person."

Predicted Complaint Categories:

1: "If I don't trust myself, then I have to find something in this world
I can trust."
2: "What if we try it another way?"

Predicted Inadequacies:

1: "The rent is five days late? We're going to be evicted for sure!"
2: "If I'm going to suffer, so are you!"

Dark1 conforms to Persecutory personality disorder with Schizotypal
subtype tendencies.

End psychological profiling for Dark1 <(E-Mail Removed)>

 
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Dark1
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      03-04-2007
May as well top post on this one..
thanks for the fake name and the psycoanalasys, but not really what i need
right now....

> [PROFILER = ON]
>
> Start psychological profiling
>
> POSTER: Dark1 <(E-Mail Removed)>
>
> Fog Index and Flesch-Kincaid Grade Level Calculations
> ================================================== ===
> Word Count: 264
> Full Stops: 14
> Exclamations: 1
> Questions: 0
> Total Sentences: 15
> Long Words: 38
> Average Sentence Length: 18
> Percentage of Long Words: 14.39%
> ========================:
> Gunning Fog Index: 12.96
> Flesch-Kincaid Score: 4
>
> Analysing 8 keywords of 38:
>
> * replies
> * advance
> * several
> * message
> * minutes
> * message
> * quickly
> * browsing
>
> 30 keywords will not be analysed.
>
> Performing Keyword Analysis:
>
> Keyword 1 of 38:
> * replies:
> Dark1 is predisposed to suspect, without sufficient basis, that others
> are exploiting, harming, or deceiving him.
>
> Keyword 2 of 38:
> * advance:
> Dark1 is (or suffers from) one or more or all of:
>
> * Ambivalent
> * Easily excitable and highly responsive to suggestion
> * Needs to be needed
> * Impersonal
> * Frightened
>
> Dark1 is predisposed to stay in a despised, torturous relationship or
> job because he would not wish to offend anyone.
>
> Keyword 3 of 38:
> * several:
> Dark1 is (or suffers from) one or more or all of:
>
> * Criminal
> * Panic-stricken
> * Anal-compulsive
> * Hopeless
> * Highly dogmatic
>
> Anticipate Dark1 to believe that Forest Gump is a real person.
>
> Keyword 4 of 38:
> * message:
> Dark1 is predisposed to serve guests with the carrots and cucumbers that
> went up his partner's anal orifice the night before.
>
> Keyword 5 of 38:
> * minutes:
> Dark1 is prone to be constantly checking self to avoid mistakes as if
> self-worth depends on it.
>
> Keyword 6 of 38:
> * message:
> Expect Dark1 to be fearful of being rejected and worry about embarassing
> himself in front of others.
>
> Keyword 7 of 38:
> * quickly:
> Expect Dark1 to have an overly intense sense of right and wrong, believe
> he is always right.
>
> Keyword 8 of 38:
> * browsing:
> Dark1 is susceptible to become obsessive about imperfection and the
> imagined wrong-doing of others.
>
> *** Fog Index within normal tolerance ***
>
> *** Prolixity indicators not measurable ***
> Calculation results are irregular. Additional input text is required to
> determine this attribute.
>
> *** ARSE BURGLAR ALERT ***
> ==========================
>
> Dark1 referenced nether regions and/or bodily functions 1 times in 264
> words.
>
> Detected the following references:
>
> 1: butt
>
> This person should be suspected of being one or more of the following:
>
> * hairy fairy
> * breechloader
> * arse goblin
> * sarasa
> * anal-joyrider
>
> Also analysing for disposition to never have a one-night stand while on
> a holiday.
>
> *** IGNORANT PIG ALERT ***
> ==========================
>
> Dark1 has a Flesch-Kincaid score equivalent to that of a child of age 4.
> This person is unintelligent, insensible and nitwitted. This person is
> highly likely to tune out from reality and become oblivious. Also expect
> Dark1 to be unable to discriminate what he really needs.
>
> *** MENTAL SLOTH ALERT ***
> ==========================
>
> Extraneous Periods: 8
>
> This person is wishy-washy, undirected and inadequate. Expect Dark1 to
> communicate double messages.
>
> *** Weak-mind indicators not measurable ***
> Calculation results are negligible. Additional input text is required to
> determine this attribute.
>
> *** Scatterbrain indicators barely within tolerance ***
> Calculation results are insignificant. Additional input text is required
> to determine this attribute.
>
> *** Agitation indicators only just within tolerance ***
> Calculation results are unconfirmed. Additional input text is required
> to determine this attribute.
>
> *** NARCISSISTIC SELF-ABSORBTION ALERT ***
> ==========================================
>
> Dark1 referenced himself 21 times in 264 words.
>
> Detected the following overblown self-references:
>
> 1: I
> 2: my
> 3: I
> 4: I
> 5: I
> 6: I
> 7: I
> 8: I
> 9: I
> 10: I
> 11: I
> 12: I
> 13: I
> 14: My
> 15: my
> 16: I
> 17: I
> 18: I
> 19: I
> 20: I
> 21: my
>
> This person has an enduring, abnormal behaviour pattern of being
> big-headed, subjective and contemptuous. Expect this person to be overly
> focused on orderliness and perfection, as well as being likely to seek
> oblivion. Additionally the person is emotionally unstable and immature.
> Psychoneurotic personality disorder is likely; he is prone to read the
> personal mail and inspect the bank statements of his friends while they
> are out of the house.
>
> Also analysing for disposition to worry that Santa will not bring him
> any presents this year.
>
> *** Fastidiousness indicators not measurable ***
> Calculation results are variable. Additional input text is required to
> determine this attribute.
>
> *** Sycophancy indicators scarcely within tolerance ***
> Calculation results are irregular. Additional input text is required to
> determine this attribute.
>
> *** Infantilism indicators barely within tolerance ***
> Calculation results are doubtful. Additional input text is required to
> determine this attribute.
>
> The following questions are recommended to make Dark1 go berserk and
> gurgle:
>
> 1: Do you still get bisexual feelings?
>
> 2: Your lover forgets your birthday. Do you accuse them of not loving
> you anymore?
>
> 3: Do you still get strong or overpowering desires to take alcohol?
>
> Challenge/Response Predictors
> =============================
> Challenge 1: Have your premature orgasms been seen to yet?
>
> Expected Response 1: Expect Dark1 to be fatalistic and resigned, as if
> nothing can be done to change anything.
>
> Challenge 2: When you go to the movies, are you usually by yourself?
>
> Expected Response 2: Expect Dark1 to be inclined to have 'friends' who
> would put him on speakerphone while the person he is backstabbing
> happened to be with the 'friend'.
>
> Challenge 3: If you accidentally scratched someone's car, would you
> drive off regardless of the damage?
>
> Expected Response 3: Dark1 is prone to view that projecting the
> appearance of having everything figured out is a way of defending
> himself from the threats posed by relationships.
>
> Personality Predictors
> ======================
> Primary Motivation: To want to be loved.
>
> Secondary Motivation: To withdraw to protect self-image.
>
> Personality Summary (Part A):
>
> 1: dissatisfied with reality
> 2: egocentric
> 3: adolescent
>
> Personality Summary (Part B):
>
> 4: hunting, reptilian, sternutative penis
> 5: laming, paralytic, paunchy exasperator
> 6: rummaging, germy, small-time freak out
>
> Predicted Personality Traits:
>
> 1: Become provocative and abrasive, with intentionally extreme and
> radical views.
> 2: Extreme dissociation (feeling lost, confused, deeply disconnected).
>
> Predicted Boasting Style:
>
> 1: "I'll do whatever it takes to get ahead."
> 2: "I am smart, curious, and self-aware."
>
> Predicted Attitude to Love:
>
> 1: "Feelings are like speed bumps; they just slow me down."
> 2: "I don't want to be attracted to that person."
>
> Predicted Complaint Categories:
>
> 1: "If I don't trust myself, then I have to find something in this world
> I can trust."
> 2: "What if we try it another way?"
>
> Predicted Inadequacies:
>
> 1: "The rent is five days late? We're going to be evicted for sure!"
> 2: "If I'm going to suffer, so are you!"
>
> Dark1 conforms to Persecutory personality disorder with Schizotypal
> subtype tendencies.
>
> End psychological profiling for Dark1 <(E-Mail Removed)>
>



 
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