[NTLK] Followup: I want to publish NewtonTalk since 2000 as text files and need some NewtonTalk digests

Frank Gruendel newtontalk at pda-soft.de
Mon Jan 9 07:37:23 EST 2012

Hi all,

thanks for providing me with more digests. Only three missing ones left...

Some answers to your questions:

> The latest 2001 digest I got from PlanetNewton was #204.
> I did not know digests 205 and 206 existed.

I have digests up to 211. 211 is dated May 14, 2001. But I'm missing 208.

> As you might recall, this is when PlanetNewton went down. 
> Before Victor took over the list and hosted it on 
> newtontalk.net, there was a secondary list ran by Rich called 
> NTLK2 and hosted on Yahoo.com. It had an increased activity 
> in May and June 2001, but I do not have any digest file. I do 
> have archives of messages, though.

I'm aware of this. I think back then I did not archive the NTLK2 messages
since the traffic was negligible.
I'm interested in the archives, though.

> newtontalk Digest V1 #1, which starts with a message from 
> Victor "[NTLK] [ANN] New NewtonTalk List Launched" was dated 
> June, 13. newtontalk Digest V1 #2 was also dated June, 13. Do 
> you have newtontalk Digest V1 #3 (June, 14) ?

Yes, I do.

Some other issues...

I'm afraid I overlooked a missing digest. I also need

	newtontalk Digest V1 #375 (November 2001)

Apart from that I'm still looking for

	NewtonTalk Digest, Vol 24, Issue 10 (September 2011)
	NewtonTalk Digest, Vol 24, Issue 11 (September 2011)

For the year 2000 I have digests starting from newtontalk V1 #25 (dated
November 9, 2000). I would be interested in completing this year backwards,
but only if someone can forward me the digests that were sent prior to that
one separately and not as an attachment. Otherwise it would take too much

And now for something completely different...

It has just crossed my mind that the plan to publish the digests as text
files might not be such a good idea after all. Come to think of it, I am
astonished that nobody threatened to kill me. There would be thousands of
E-Mail addresses in these files which would be easy prey for spammers.

Is anybody aware of a freeware that will reliably remove all mail addresses
from text files? If not, it would be a good opportunity to look into my new
book "Teach yerself regular expressions in 10 minutes" :-)



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