One of the unexpected nice things about having the Comcast cable modem in Evanston is that they don’t bother trying to have their own news servers. Instead, with your service you get a free Giganews account. The news servers there are soooo much better than the Comcast run ones in Atlanta. In the binaries groups I care, there is at least 10 days retention. In some of the text groups, there are 10 MONTHS of retention. Very nice. I’m pretty happy with that.