The CurrCon Java Applet displays prices on this
web page converted with today’s exchange rates into your local international currency,
e.g. Euros, US dollars, Canadian dollars, British Pounds, Indian Rupees…
CurrCon requires an up-to-date browser
and Java version 1.8, preferably 1.8.0_131.
If you can’t see the prices in your local currency,
Troubleshoot. Use Firefox for best results.
a computer on the Internet that caches traffic from some subset of the possible
newsgroup postings and allows you to access them a message at a time. Normally you
use the news sever provided by your ISP/IAP.
The newsserver is often just called news, or it might have a name like news.
telus.net Phone your ISP/IAP and ask or read their website to get
the exact name. If the mail server is called mail.xxxx.com chances are the newsserver will be
called news. xxxx.com.
Microsoft hosts a free newsserver called msnews.microsoft.com that handles the microsoft.public.access.* newsgroups.
The Forté Agent newsreader lets you have multiple newsservers.
You do this because it is rare to find a single server than handles everything you
want to monitor. The Agent people also provide newsserver
access for only
a month. They call it APN (Agent Premium Newsgroups) Subscription). The catch is, they only accept credit
card monthly payments. You can’t pay a year in advance by
Though Google Groups distributes material from the
newsgroups and allows posting, it is not a true newsserver. It uses
HTTP (Hypertext Transfer Protocol)
browser protocol. A true newsserver uses a protocol called
NNTP (Network News Transfer Protocol) specialised for reading
newsgroups. It is somewhat faster than web browsing. Newsservers don’t talk to
browsers. They talk to newsreaders. Using Google is confusing since message you post
take perhaps 10 minutes to show up. Newbies panic and repost the same message over
and over. Using Google Groups gives you low status, much like using an
AOL (America Online) mail