Binaries?

Discussion in 'Computer Support' started by Ed Mullikin, Dec 11, 2003.

  1. Ed Mullikin

    Ed Mullikin Guest

    Every once in a while I see a reference to the fact that this is not a
    binaries group. Please educate me on this matter. I hate to stay
    completely ignorant.
     
    Ed Mullikin, Dec 11, 2003
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  2. Ed Mullikin

    Miggsee Guest

    Binaries are files... graphics, html, music, video, etc. This news group is
    a text only group. Please adhere to text only.

    Binary groups handle the other stuff. They often begin with alt. Check your
    server for such news groups.

    "Ed Mullikin" <> wrote in message
    news:Zn1Cb.585$hf1.526@lakeread06...
    > Every once in a while I see a reference to the fact that this is not a
    > binaries group. Please educate me on this matter. I hate to stay
    > completely ignorant.
    >
    >
     
    Miggsee, Dec 11, 2003
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  3. Ed Mullikin

    Ed Mullikin Guest

    I've seen alt in the list of newsgroups but never knew the significance.
    Thanks

    "Miggsee" <> wrote in message
    news:bra80u$167q7$-berlin.de...
    > Binaries are files... graphics, html, music, video, etc. This news group

    is
    > a text only group. Please adhere to text only.
    >
    > Binary groups handle the other stuff. They often begin with alt. Check

    your
    > server for such news groups.
    >
    > "Ed Mullikin" <> wrote in message
    > news:Zn1Cb.585$hf1.526@lakeread06...
    > > Every once in a while I see a reference to the fact that this is not a
    > > binaries group. Please educate me on this matter. I hate to stay
    > > completely ignorant.
    > >
    > >

    >
    >
     
    Ed Mullikin, Dec 11, 2003
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  4. Ed Mullikin

    Aristiana Guest

    "alt" doesn not mean binary. It only mean "alt".

    All those starting by "alt.binaries" are binary. :)

    "Ed Mullikin" <> wrote in message
    news:Lu1Cb.586$hf1.334@lakeread06...
    > I've seen alt in the list of newsgroups but never knew the significance.
    > Thanks
    >
    > "Miggsee" <> wrote in message
    > news:bra80u$167q7$-berlin.de...
    > > Binaries are files... graphics, html, music, video, etc. This news group

    > is
    > > a text only group. Please adhere to text only.
    > >
    > > Binary groups handle the other stuff. They often begin with alt. Check

    > your
    > > server for such news groups.
    > >
    > > "Ed Mullikin" <> wrote in message
    > > news:Zn1Cb.585$hf1.526@lakeread06...
    > > > Every once in a while I see a reference to the fact that this is not a
    > > > binaries group. Please educate me on this matter. I hate to stay
    > > > completely ignorant.
    > > >
    > > >

    > >
    > >

    >
    >
     
    Aristiana, Dec 11, 2003
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  5. Ed Mullikin

    Ken Briscoe Guest

    > I've seen alt in the list of newsgroups but never knew the significance.
    > Thanks


    "alt" really doesn't have any significance in terms of binaries. Most
    binary newsgroups will begin with "alt.binary" or "alt.binaries". If it
    doesn't, a good rule of thumb is that it is *not* OK to post files
    (attachments of any sort) unless requested to do so (say we need a
    screenshot to help you....this request is pretty rare, but it does happen
    from time to time)

    --

    KB - MCNGP #26

    first initial last name AT hotmail DOT com
     
    Ken Briscoe, Dec 11, 2003
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  6. Ed Mullikin

    Miggsee Guest

    :) You're welcome!

    "Ed Mullikin" <> wrote in message
    news:Lu1Cb.586$hf1.334@lakeread06...
    > I've seen alt in the list of newsgroups but never knew the significance.
    > Thanks
    >
    > "Miggsee" <> wrote in message
    > news:bra80u$167q7$-berlin.de...
    > > Binaries are files... graphics, html, music, video, etc. This news group

    > is
    > > a text only group. Please adhere to text only.
    > >
    > > Binary groups handle the other stuff. They often begin with alt. Check

    > your
    > > server for such news groups.
    > >
    > > "Ed Mullikin" <> wrote in message
    > > news:Zn1Cb.585$hf1.526@lakeread06...
    > > > Every once in a while I see a reference to the fact that this is not a
    > > > binaries group. Please educate me on this matter. I hate to stay
    > > > completely ignorant.
    > > >
    > > >

    > >
    > >

    >
    >
     
    Miggsee, Dec 11, 2003
    #6
  7. Ed Mullikin

    Miggsee Guest

    Screen shots should be posted to the web, for this group.No attachments.

    tinw

    "Ken Briscoe" <> wrote in message
    news:bra8od$tk05$-berlin.de...
    > > I've seen alt in the list of newsgroups but never knew the significance.
    > > Thanks

    >
    > "alt" really doesn't have any significance in terms of binaries. Most
    > binary newsgroups will begin with "alt.binary" or "alt.binaries". If it
    > doesn't, a good rule of thumb is that it is *not* OK to post files
    > (attachments of any sort) unless requested to do so (say we need a
    > screenshot to help you....this request is pretty rare, but it does happen
    > from time to time)
    >
    > --
    >
    > KB - MCNGP #26
    >
    > first initial last name AT hotmail DOT com
    >
    >
     
    Miggsee, Dec 11, 2003
    #7
  8. Ed Mullikin

    Miggsee Guest

    **often**
    <shaking head>

    "Aristiana" <> wrote in message
    news:bra8mu$k3q$...
    > "alt" doesn not mean binary. It only mean "alt".
    >
    > All those starting by "alt.binaries" are binary. :)
    >
    > "Ed Mullikin" <> wrote in message
    > news:Lu1Cb.586$hf1.334@lakeread06...
    > > I've seen alt in the list of newsgroups but never knew the significance.
    > > Thanks
    > >
    > > "Miggsee" <> wrote in message
    > > news:bra80u$167q7$-berlin.de...
    > > > Binaries are files... graphics, html, music, video, etc. This news

    group
    > > is
    > > > a text only group. Please adhere to text only.
    > > >
    > > > Binary groups handle the other stuff. They often begin with alt. Check

    > > your
    > > > server for such news groups.
    > > >
    > > > "Ed Mullikin" <> wrote in message
    > > > news:Zn1Cb.585$hf1.526@lakeread06...
    > > > > Every once in a while I see a reference to the fact that this is not

    a
    > > > > binaries group. Please educate me on this matter. I hate to stay
    > > > > completely ignorant.
    > > > >
    > > > >
    > > >
    > > >

    > >
    > >

    >
    >
     
    Miggsee, Dec 11, 2003
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  9. Ed Mullikin

    -= Hawk =- Guest

    On Thu, 11 Dec 2003 12:15:54 -0500, "Ken Briscoe"
    <> scribbled:

    >a good rule of thumb is that it is *not* OK to post files
    >(attachments of any sort) unless requested to do so


    Anyone requesting someone post a binary file here is
    as idiotic as the people posting them. This is NOT a
    binaries group. Binaries do NOT belong here, period.

    --
    'What Profiteth It A Kingdom If The Oxen Be Deflated?'
    Riddles II, v3
    - T. Pratchett
     
    -= Hawk =-, Dec 11, 2003
    #9
  10. Ed Mullikin

    Ken Briscoe Guest

    > Anyone requesting someone post a binary file here is
    > as idiotic as the people posting them. This is NOT a
    > binaries group. Binaries do NOT belong here, period.



    Agreed, but I've seen it done in this group, as well as other non-binaries.
    A link to the appropriate screenshot is much better.

    --

    KB - MCNGP #26

    first initial last name AT hotmail DOT com
     
    Ken Briscoe, Dec 11, 2003
    #10
  11. Ed Mullikin

    Richard Guest

    Ed! wrote:

    > Every once in a while I see a reference to the fact that this is not a
    > binaries group. Please educate me on this matter. I hate to stay
    > completely ignorant.


    Technically, a binary is anything that is not plain text.
    If you were to post a short message and include a text file attachment, that
    is considered a binary also.
    html or "rich text" is also considered binary.

    Binary groups are not limited to "alt" but all newer ones MUST be placed in
    "alt" or it won't get carried.
    "Multimedia" is another form of binary which generally refers to movies and
    such.
     
    Richard, Dec 11, 2003
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  12. Ed Mullikin

    JIM Guest

    Text also is of a binary value- either a logic 1 or 0. bla bla blacksheep
    have you any wool. binary value 001010010 101001010 10101010 0101010



    "Ed Mullikin" <> wrote in message
    news:Zn1Cb.585$hf1.526@lakeread06...
    > Every once in a while I see a reference to the fact that this is not a
    > binaries group. Please educate me on this matter. I hate to stay
    > completely ignorant.
    >
    >
     
    JIM, Dec 11, 2003
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