tracking down old usenet posts

Discussion in 'Computer Support' started by john b hamilton, Sep 24, 2008.

  1. over the years, what with changing internet provider several times, i lose
    track of usenet posts that have been posted in the past.

    is it possible to find these doing a search with regard to the actual
    computer that has been used. i.e. using some identity unique to that
    computer?
     
    john b hamilton, Sep 24, 2008
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    R. McCarty Guest

    Not with a computer identity. Posts are generally archived and
    searched by the posting address. You can use Google Groups
    to locate your posts.
    *The Advanced search options allows you to refine your search
    to specific data such as Author, Subject...
     
    R. McCarty, Sep 24, 2008
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  3. Go to Google Groups and do an Advanced Groups Search on the name(s) you
    posted under.

    HTH
    -pk
     
    Patrick Keenan, Sep 24, 2008
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    Pennywise Guest

    Not really, just too early.

    In 10 years maybe this can be done, but it's coming, each computer
    (some even now) will have a unique number that can/will identify it.

    Read up on trusted computing.
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trusted_computing
    ~and think DRM
     
    Pennywise, Sep 25, 2008
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    Pennywise, Sep 26, 2008
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