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Re: NYC LOCAL: Wednesday 15 April 2009 NYLUG: Jon Stanley on Rolling You

From: Doctor Smith
Subject: Re: NYC LOCAL: Wednesday 15 April 2009 NYLUG: Jon Stanley on Rolling Your Own Linux With Fedora
Date: Thu, 16 Apr 2009 09:57:03 -0400
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On Thu, 16 Apr 2009 13:51:47 +0000 (UTC), Alan Mackenzie wrote:

> In gnu.misc.discuss Doctor Smith <> wrote:
>> One last thing, when are you guys going to format these messages so that
>> they are easily readable by humans?
>> They look like they came out of some listsever ciraca 1975.
> I find them perfectly readable - they have an optimal line width of ~70
> characters, there's a single line gap between paragraphs, and they aren't
> right justified, hence giving the eye something to grip onto.  This has
> been standard Usenet formatting since there was Usenet.
> It could be you're using inappropriate software to read it with - you
> should configure your software to display posts in an easily readable
> fashion (whatever that means for you), and if you can't do this, start
> using some decent software with which you can.  What are you using, by
> the way?

Typical Linux, blame the user, the reader etc.
You *nix high priests have to get with the program.

FWIW it doesn't matter what reader is used.

It's the crap you insert at the start of these messages.

Here it is copied right off Google:

  what="official announcement of Russ Nelson talk and OpenStreetMap party"
  note="The Courant Institute is associated with NYU, not Columbia
  info="for Thursday 16 April 2009 talk at Courant:";

 Date: 13 Apr 2009 16:40:21 -0400
 From: "Russ Nelson" <>
 Subject: Reminder: OpenStreetMap mapping party 4/18 and 4/19 


Geek code blocks went out of style in the 80's.

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