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alt.1d
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alt.3d
Discussions of 3 dimensional imaging.
alt.abortion.inequity
Paternal obligations of failing to abort unwanted child.
alt.abuse.recovery
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alt.activism
Activities for activists.
alt.activism.d
A place to discuss issues in alt.activism.
alt.activism.death-penalty
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alt.adoption
Adopting people.
alt.aeffle.und.pferdle
German TV cartoon characters.
alt.agriculture.fruit
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alt.agriculture.misc
General discussions of agriculture, farming, etc.
alt.aldus.freehand
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alt.aldus.misc
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alt.aldus.pagemaker
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alt.alien.visitors
Space creatures ate my modem.
alt.amateur-comp
Discussion and input for Amateur Computerist Newsletter.
alt.angst
Anxiety in the modern world.
alt.answers
? (Moderated)
alt.appalachian
Appalachian region awareness, events, and culture.
alt.aquaria
The aquarium & related as a hobby.
alt.archery
Discussion of archery.
alt.architecture
Building design/construction and related topics.
alt.architecture.alternative
From solar energy to composting toilets, technical issues.
alt.artcom
Artistic Community.
alt.asian-movies
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alt.astrology
Twinkle, twinkle, little planet.
alt.atheism
Discussions of atheism.
alt.atheism.moderated
Atheism and related topics. (Moderated)
alt.ato
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alt.autos.antique
Discussion of all facets of older automobiles.
alt.autos.rod-n-custom
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alt.bacchus
A newsgroup for the non-profit 'BACCHUS' organization.
alt.backrubs
Lower...to the right...aaaah!
alt.basement.graveyard
Another side of the do-it-yourself movement.
alt.bbs
Computer BBS systems & software.
alt.bbs.ads
Ads for various computer BBS's.
alt.bbs.allsysop
SysOp concerns of ALL networks and technologies.
alt.bbs.first-class
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alt.bbs.internet
BBS systems accessible via the Internet.
alt.bbs.lists
Postings of regional BBS listings.
alt.bbs.lists.d
Discussion about regional BBS listings.
alt.bbs.metal
The METAL Telecommunications Enviornment.
alt.bbs.pcboard
Technical support for the PCBoard BBS.
alt.bbs.pcbuucp
The commerical PCBoard gateway, PCB-UUCP.
alt.bbs.unixbbs
Discussion of the BBS package UnixBBS.
alt.bbs.uupcb
PCB? I used to do that in the Sixties, man ...
alt.bbs.wildcat
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alt.beer
Good for what ales ya.
alt.best.of.internet
It was a time of sorrow, it was a time of joy.
alt.bigfoot
Dr. Scholl's gone native.
alt.binaries.multimedia
Sound, text and graphics data rolled in one.
alt.binaries.pictures.d
Discussion of postings to alt.binaries.pictures.*.
alt.binaries.pictures.erotica
Gigabytes of copyright violations.
alt.binaries.pictures.erotica.blondes
Blonde copyright violations.
alt.binaries.pictures.erotica.d
Discussion about erotic pictures.
alt.binaries.pictures.erotica.female
Copyright violations featuring mostly females.
alt.binaries.pictures.erotica.male
Copyright violations featuring mostly males.
alt.binaries.pictures.erotica.orientals
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alt.binaries.pictures.fine-art.d
Discussion of the fine-art binaries. (Moderated)
alt.binaries.pictures.fine-art.digitized
Art from conventional media. (Moderated)
alt.binaries.pictures.fine-art.graphics
Art created on computers. (Moderated)
alt.binaries.pictures.fractals
For postings of fractal-pictures.
alt.binaries.pictures.misc
Have we saturated the network yet?
alt.binaries.pictures.supermodels
Uuencoded pictures of "supermodels."
alt.binaries.pictures.tasteless
Binary postings of especially tasteless.
alt.binaries.pictures.utilities
Posting of pictures-related utilities.
alt.binaries.sounds.d
Sounding off.
alt.binaries.sounds.misc
Digitized audio adventures.
alt.binaries.sounds.music
Music samples in MOD/669 format.
alt.birthright
Birthright Party propaganda.
alt.bitterness
No matter what it's for, you know how it'll turn out.
alt.bonsai
For discussion of Bonsai gardening.
alt.books.anne-rice
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alt.books.deryni
Katherine Kurtz's books, especially the Deryni series.
alt.books.isaac-asimov
Fans of the late SF/science author Isaac Asimov.
alt.books.reviews
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alt.books.technical
Discussion of technical books.
alt.boomerang
Technology and use of the boomerang.
alt.brother-jed
The born-again minister touring US campuses.
alt.business.misc
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alt.business.multi-level
Multi-level (network) marketing businesses.
alt.cable-tv.re-regulate
Re-regulation of the cable television industry.
alt.cad
Computer Aided Design.
alt.cad.autocad
CAD as practiced by customers of Autodesk.
alt.california
The state and the state of mind.
alt.callahans
Callahan's bar for puns and fellowship.
alt.cascade
For cascade experimentation and discussion.
alt.cd-rom
Discussions of optical storage media.
alt.censorship
Discussion about restricting speech/press.
alt.cereal
Breakfast cereals and their (m)ilk.
alt.cesium
College Educated Students In Universal Mainland.
alt.child-support
Raising children in a split family.
alt.chinchilla
The nature of chinchilla farming in America Today.
alt.chinese.text
General postings of Chinese in a standard form.
alt.chinese.text.big5
Posting in Chinese[BIG 5].
alt.clearing.technology
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alt.co-evolution
Excerpts and discussions of the Whole Earth Review.
alt.co-ops
Discussion about co-operatives.
alt.cobol
Use of the programming language COBOL.
alt.collecting.autographs
WOW! You got Pete Rose's? What about Kibo's?
alt.college.college-bowl
Discussions of the College Bowl competition.
alt.college.food
Dining halls, cafeterias, mystery meat, and more!
alt.colorguard
Marching bands etc.
alt.comedy.british
Discussion of British comedy in a variety of media.
alt.comedy.firesgn-thtre
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alt.comics.batman
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alt.comics.buffalo-roam
Comic strips (Where The Buffalo Roam) by Hans Bjordahl.
alt.comics.lnh
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alt.comics.superman
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alt.comp.acad-freedom.news
Academic freedom issues related to computers. (Moderated)
alt.comp.acad-freedom.talk
Academic freedom issues related to computers.
alt.comp.databases.xbase.clipper
Discussion about the database programming language clipper.
alt.comp.fsp
A file transport protocol.
alt.comp.hardware.homebuilt
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alt.computer.consultants
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alt.config
Alternative subnet discussions and connectivity.
alt.consciousness
Discussions of all aspects of the essence of human consciousness.
alt.conspiracy
Be paranoid -- they're out to get you.
alt.conspiracy.jfk
Discussion of the JFK assassination.
alt.control-theory
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alt.cosuard
Council of Sysops & Users Against Rate Discrimination.
alt.cult-movies
Movies with a cult following (e.g., Rocky Horror PS)
alt.cult-movies.rocky-horror
Virgin! Virgin! Virgin! Virgin!
alt.culture.alaska
Discussion about the state of Alaska.
alt.culture.argentina
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alt.culture.austrian
Mail-News gateway of austrian-culture@mail.unet.umn.edu.
alt.culture.electric-midget
Waiting for the dwarf, or someone like him.
alt.culture.hawaii
Ua Mau Ke Ea O Ka 'Aina I Ka Pono.
alt.culture.indonesia
Discussion of Indonesia (culture/news/etc).
alt.culture.internet
The culture(s) of the Internet.
alt.culture.karnataka
Culture and language of the Indian state of Karnataka.
alt.culture.kerala
Discussion of the culture of the Keralite people worldwide.
alt.culture.ny-upstate
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alt.culture.oregon
Discussion about the state of Oregon.
alt.culture.tuva
Topics related to the Republic of Tuva.
alt.culture.us.asian-indian
Asian Indians in the US and Canada.
alt.culture.us.southwest
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alt.culture.usenet
The USENET community.
alt.current-events.bosnia
Discussion of the situation in Bosnia.
alt.current-events.somalia
Discussion of the situation in Somalia.
alt.cyb-sys
Cybernetics and Systems.
alt.cyberpunk
High-tech low-life.
alt.cyberpunk.chatsubo
Literary virtual reality in a cyberpunk hangout.
alt.cyberpunk.movement
Cybernizing the Universe.
alt.cyberpunk.tech
Cyberspace and Cyberpunk technology.
alt.cyberspace
Cyberspace and how it should work.
alt.dads-rights
Rights of fathers trying to win custody in court.
alt.dcom.catv
Discussion of Cable TV technology.
alt.dcom.telecom
Discussion of telecommunications technology.
alt.dear.whitehouse
When Hints from Heloise aren't enough.
alt.decathena
? (Moderated)
alt.desert-storm
The war against Iraq in Kuwait.
alt.desert-storm.facts
For factual information on The Gulf War.
alt.desert-thekurds
What's happening to the Kurds in Iraq.
alt.destroy.the.earth
Deteriorata meets the Space Orphans.
alt.dev.null
? (Moderated)
alt.devilbunnies
Probably better left undescribed.
alt.discordia
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alt.discrimination
Quotas, affirmative action, bigotry, persecution.
alt.divination
Divination techniques (e.g., I Ching, Tarot, runes).
alt.dreams
What do they mean?
alt.dreams.lucid
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alt.drugs
Recreational pharmaceuticals and related flames.
alt.drugs.caffeine
All about the world's most-used stimulant drug.
alt.drumcorps
Drum and bugle corps discussion (and related topics).
alt.drwho.creative
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alt.education.bangkok
The Bangkok distance education project.
alt.education.bangkok.cmc
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alt.education.bangkok.databases
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alt.education.bangkok.planning
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alt.education.bangkok.research
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alt.education.bangkok.student
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alt.education.bangkok.theory
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alt.education.disabled
Learning experiences for the disabled.
alt.education.distance
Learning over nets etc.
alt.education.research
?
alt.emulators.ibmpc.apple2
Apple ][ emulators running on IBM PCs.
alt.emusic
Ethnic, exotic, electronic, elaborate, etc. music.
alt.engr.explosives
Building backyard bombs.
alt.evil
Tales from the dark side.
alt.exotic-music
Exotic music discussions.
alt.exploding.kibo
Perhaps just wishful thinking.
alt.fan.alok.vijayvargia
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alt.fan.asprin
The works of Robert Lynn Asprin.
alt.fan.bgcrisis
The Bubblegum Crisis series and related material.
alt.fan.bill-gates
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alt.fan.chris-elliott
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alt.fan.dale-bass
Dale Bass, baseless refuter of Scientific American.
alt.fan.dan-quayle
For discussion of the US Vice President.
alt.fan.dave_barry
Electronic fan club for humorist Dave Barry.
alt.fan.devo
Funny hats do not a band make.
alt.fan.dice-man
Fans of Andrew Dice Clay.
alt.fan.dick-depew
Dump on Dick.
alt.fan.disney.afternoon
Any and all cartoons in the Disney Afternoon.
alt.fan.douglas-adams
Author of "The Meaning of Liff", & other fine works.
alt.fan.dune
For fans of the Dune Books.
alt.fan.eddings
The fantasy worlds of David Eddings.
alt.fan.enya
For Enya fandom.
alt.fan.frank-zappa
Fans of Frank Zappa and Zappa related bands.
alt.fan.furry
Fans of funny animals, ala Steve Gallacci's book.
alt.fan.g-gordon-liddy
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alt.fan.goons
Careful Neddy, it's that dastardly Moriarty again.
alt.fan.greaseman
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alt.fan.hofstadter
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alt.fan.holmes
Elementary, my dear Watson.
alt.fan.howard-stern
Fans of the abrasive radio & TV personality.
alt.fan.james-bond
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alt.fan.jeff-witty
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alt.fan.jen-coolest
Gosh, isn't she just wonderful?
alt.fan.jimmy-buffett
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alt.fan.joel-furr
All about Mr. "I'm gonna newgroup everybody" Furr.
alt.fan.john-palmer
Tygra, tygra, burning blight...
alt.fan.kali.astarte.inanna
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alt.fan.karla-homolka
Why are there so few hot, exhibitionist, S&M women?
alt.fan.kent-montana
Appreciation of the Kent Montana Book Series.
alt.fan.kevin-darcy
The Kevin Darcy Appreciation Society.
alt.fan.lemurs
All about Lemur fandom and folklore.
alt.fan.letterman
Fans of Late Nite with David Letterman.
alt.fan.madonna
Fans of the pop music star Madonna.
alt.fan.maria-callas
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alt.fan.mike-jittlov
Electronic fan club for animator Mike Jittlov.
alt.fan.monty-python
Electronic fan club for those wacky Brits.
alt.fan.nathan.brazil
Fans of the Well of Souls, and all things Markovian...
alt.fan.noam-chomsky
Noam Chomsky's writings and opinions.
alt.fan.pern
Anne McCaffery's s-f oeuvre.
alt.fan.piers-anthony
The many works of author Piers Anthony.
alt.fan.pratchett
Discussions about Terry Pratchett's works.
alt.fan.q
Fans of Q from Star Trek: The Next Generation.
alt.fan.ren-and-stimpy
Same as alt.tv.ren-n-stimpy.
alt.fan.robert.mcelwaine
Another favorite net-personality.
alt.fan.ronald-reagan
Jellybeans and all.
alt.fan.rush-limbaugh
Fans of the conservative activist radio announcer.
alt.fan.serdar-argic
All about Armenia, Turkey, genocide, and robot-posting.
alt.fan.shostakovich
Classical music composer.
alt.fan.spinal-tap
Down on the sex farm.
alt.fan.thunder-thumbs
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alt.fan.tolkien
Discussion of J.R.R. Tolkien's works.
alt.fan.tom-robbins
Fans of author Tom Robbins.
alt.fan.tom_peterson
Portland Oregon's favorite son.
alt.fan.u2
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alt.fan.wal-greenslade
This is the BBC Home Service........ !>
alt.fan.warlord
Mocking net.gods and net.weenies.
alt.fan.wodehouse
Discussion of the works of humour author P.G. Wodehouse.
alt.fandom.cons
Announcements of conventions (SciFi and others).
alt.fandom.misc
Other topics for fans of various kinds.
alt.fashion
Discussions about the world of fashion.
alt.feminism
Unmoderated discussion of feminist issues.
alt.filesystems.afs
Discussions about AFS, from deployment to development.
alt.fishing
Fishing as a hobby and sport.
alt.flame
Alternative, literate, pithy, succinct screaming.
alt.flame.roommate
Putting the pig on a spit.
alt.folklore.college
College related folklore.
alt.folklore.computers
Stories & anecdotes about computers (some true!).
alt.folklore.ghost-stories
Ghost story folklore, personal experiences, etc.
alt.folklore.herbs
Discussion of all aspects of herbs and their uses.
alt.folklore.science
The lore and folklore of science.
alt.folklore.urban
Urban legends, ala Jan Harold Brunvand.
alt.food.cocacola
& Royal Crown, Pepsi, Dr. Pepper, NEHI, etc...
alt.food.fat-free
?
alt.food.sugar-cereals
All about sugary breakfast cereals!
alt.forgery
One place for all forgeries--crossposting encouraged.
alt.fractal-design.painter
?
alt.fractals.pictures
Cheaper just to send the program parameters.
alt.galactic-guide
Hitch Hiker's Guide to the Known Galaxy Project Group.
alt.games.frp.dnd-util
Discussion and creation of utility programs for AD&D.
alt.games.frp.live-action
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alt.games.gb
The Galactic Bloodshed conquest game.
alt.games.lynx
Discussing the Atari Lynx and its games.
alt.games.mk
Struggling in Mortal Kombat!
alt.games.mornington.cresent
Mornington Cresent.
alt.games.sf2
Street Fighter 2 videogame discussion.
alt.games.tiddlywinks
All aspects of the game of Tiddlywinks.
alt.games.torg
Gateway for TORG mailing list.
alt.games.vga-planets
Discussion of Tim Wisseman's VGA Planets.
alt.games.video.classic
"Classic" videogames from before the mid-80s.
alt.games.xpilot
Discussion on all aspects of the X11 game Xpilot.
alt.games.xtrek
All about a Star Trek game for X.
alt.gathering.rainbow
For discussing the annual Rainbow Gathering.
alt.geek
To fulfill an observed need.
alt.good.morning
Would you like coffee with that?
alt.good.news
A place for some news that's good news.
alt.gopher
Discussions of gopher-news servers, clients, protocols.
alt.gorets
...is like a crowded theatre full of piggies.
alt.gothic
The gothic movement: things mournful and dark.
alt.gourmand
Recipes & cooking info. (Moderated)
alt.grad-student.tenured
Most prison terms are finished sooner.
alt.graphics.pixutils
Discussion of pixmap utilities.
alt.great-lakes
Discussions of the Great Lakes and adjacent places.
alt.guitar
Guitar enthusiasts.
alt.guitar.bass
Bass guitars.
alt.guitar.tab
Discussions about guitar tablature music.
alt.hackers
Descriptions of projects currently under development. (Moderated)
alt.health.ayurveda
?
alt.hemp
It's about knot-tying with rope. Knot!
alt.heraldry.sca
Heraldry in the Society of Creative Anachronism.
alt.hindu
Discussion related to Hindu philosophy and various issues. (Moderated)
alt.history.what-if
Discussions of possible alternate histories.
alt.homosexual
Same as alt.sex.homosexual.
alt.horror
The horror genre.
alt.horror.cthulhu
Cthulhu, Cthulu, Ctulhu, Ctulu, and the rest.
alt.horror.werewolves
Discussion of Werewolves.
alt.hotrod
High speed automobiles. (Moderated)
alt.housing.nontrad
Communes, co-housing & alternative living arrangements.
alt.humor.best-of-usenet
What the moderator thinks is funniest. (Moderated)
alt.humor.best-of-usenet.d
Why everyone else doesn't it's funny.
alt.hypertext
Discussion of hypertext -- uses, transport, etc.
alt.hypnosis
Discussion of hypnosis, hypnotism, trance states, etc.
alt.illuminati
?
alt.image.medical
Medical image exchange discussions.
alt.india.progressive
Progressive politics in the Indian sub-continent. (Moderated)
alt.individualism
Philosophies where individual rights are paramount.
alt.industrial
The Industrial Computing Society.
alt.info-science
?
alt.info-theory
All aspects of information theory.
alt.internet.access.wanted
Information about connecting to the Internet.
alt.internet.services
Information about services available on the Internet.
alt.internet.talk-radio
?
alt.irc
Internet Relay Chat material.
alt.irc.ircii
Discussion of the IRC II client program.
alt.irc.recovery
Kill your television... er, IRC client.
alt.japanese.text
Postings in Japanese; Japanese language software.
alt.journalism
General hangout for journalists.
alt.journalism.criticism
I write, therefore I'm biased.
alt.kids-talk
A place for the pre-college set on the net.
alt.kill.the.whales
This newsgroup is evidence for the coming apocalypse.
alt.lang.asm
Assembly languages of various flavours.
alt.lang.awk
?
alt.lang.basic
The Language That Would Not Die.
alt.lang.cfutures
Discussion of the future of the C programming language (not C++).
alt.lang.intercal
Discussion and tools for the Intercal language.
alt.lang.ml
The ML and SML symbolic languages.
alt.lang.teco
The TECO editor language.
alt.law-enforcement
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alt.lemmings
?
alt.locksmithing
Discussions about locksmithing.
alt.lucid-emacs.bug
Bug reports about Lucid Emacs.
alt.lucid-emacs.help
Q&A and general discussion of Lucid Emacs.
alt.lycra
For discussion of the miracle fashion fabric.
alt.magic
For discussion about stage magic.
alt.magick
Discussion of magick and related arts and sciences.
alt.magick.sex
Sexuality, spirituality, and magick.
alt.manga
Discussion of non-Western comics.
alt.materials.simulation
Discussion of computer modeling of materials. (Moderated)
alt.mcdonalds
Can I get fries with that?
alt.med.cfs
?
alt.meditation
General discussion of meditation.
alt.meditation.transcendental
Contemplation of states beyond the teeth.
alt.memetics
The evolution of ideas in societies.
alt.messianic
Messianic traditions.
alt.military.cadet
Military training programs.
alt.misanthropy
?
alt.missing-kids
Locating missing children.
alt.models
Model building, design, etc.
alt.msdos.programmer
For the serious MS/DOS programmer (no forsale ads).
alt.mud
Same as rec.games.mud.
alt.mud.chupchups
Look at the one on the left!
alt.mud.german
For German-speaking MUD-er's.
alt.mud.lp
The LP multi-user dungeon.
alt.music.a-cappella
Singing unaccompanied by musical instruments.
alt.music.alternative
Discussion of "alternative" music.
alt.music.bela-fleck
Discussion related to Bela Fleck.
alt.music.canada
?
alt.music.enya
Discussion of Enya's music.
alt.music.filk
Discussions of the music of the SF fanatic.
alt.music.hardcore
Guitar based hardcore music.
alt.music.jewish
?
alt.music.marillion
?
alt.music.prince
?
alt.music.progressive
Progressive rock, eg, Genesis, RUSH, Yes, et cetera.

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