Re: Got idle CPU cycles?
From: Harold Stevens (wookie_at_deuce.localdomain)
Date: 9 Sep 2004 10:49:51 GMT
In <firstname.lastname@example.org>, Laurenz Albe:
> Is there any way to expunge this troll from the forum?
Don't go there. That sword cuts both ways, and you might actually get what
you wish for. Like somebody calling you nuts and making trouble for you in
merely expressing your crazy ideas in a concise nonviolent public way.
Granted, it's probably off-topic for Linux. But if it doesn't get repeated
and/or excessive, this thread will probably die before you can get someone
anywhere worked up enough to care about the expunge thingy.
> He is not even entertaining.
Compared to Wintrolls, this thread is actually interesting to me. And ISTR
setiathome was initially viewed by some with extreme prejudice.
But I digress... :)
Let's not be theoretical, but practical instead, about it.
You seem to be using tin, which supports filter and killfile concepts that
enable a reader to skip articles based on various criteria. Have a look at
your manpage for tin, and search on "FILTERING ARTICLES" or "killfile" for
suggestions on skipping articles/authors you don't want to see.
Here's a sample from a manpage for tin filtering under Linux:
When there is a subject or an author which you are either very
interested in, or find completely uninteresting, you can easily
instruct tin to auto-select or auto-kill articles that match rules
that you specify. This can be anything from the name of the author to
the number of lines in an article.
When tin starts up the user's killfile $HOME/.tin/filter is read. Each
time a newsgroup is entered the rules are applied and articles killed
or selected when they meet certain criteria.
It's a portion of a manpage I found via Google search at
I suspect sample tin killfiles and filters are also available, somewhere.
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