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RSS Beta ^ | 3/13/2003 | Jakenuts

Posted on 03/13/2003 11:49:53 AM PST by Jakenuts

Do you spend a fair amount of time hitting 'refresh' to keep up to date with the current news from Free Republic. If so, you might consider this free & efficient alternative that will automatically keep you on top of the news, “FreeRSS”.

RSS or ‘Really Simple Syndication’ is an internet format that lets news sites publish a index of current stories with brief descriptions and links to the main stories. Because the readers only view full stories if they are interested in the topic, this saves bandwidth and time. RSS feeds are available from almost every major news site on the internet including AP, BBC, CNet, etc.

How to use RSS and Free Republic:

1.) Get an RSS reader.

Just about any one will do. I use this one which is free and seems to work fine. A list of other ones can be found at this site.

2.) Point it at this feed: http://www.dev1.eraserver.net/PACIFICA/FreeRSS/Index.xml

Note, this is a somewhat experimental site, please be patient if it seems troublesome, I’ll do my best to keep it going.

3.) Set the “Update Frequency”

I have mine set to ‘5 Minutes’ so that every 5 minutes the reader gets the latest headlines. You might also wish to limit how many topics it ‘archives’ to something like 50 (one page).

That’s it! You now have a full-time Free Republic monitor that saves you the effort of hitting refresh, and saves the web servers from unnecessary traffic. Again, this is a somewhat experimental setup, so please let me know if you notice any problems.

*** Disclaimer – This stuff is all free, non proprietary, and devoid of commercial intent. All articles link directly back to Free Republic, which is as it should be. No rabbits were any way harmed by the creation or use of the index, though if the Froggies could be adversely impacted by the content, so much the better.

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TOPICS: Free Republic; News/Current Events; Technical
KEYWORDS: freerepublic; rss; syndication; updates
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Enjoy!
1 posted on 03/13/2003 11:49:54 AM PST by Jakenuts
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To: Jakenuts
bump for later
2 posted on 03/13/2003 11:52:57 AM PST by 11th Earl of Mar
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To: Jakenuts
BUMP
3 posted on 03/13/2003 11:54:05 AM PST by BureaucratusMaximus (if we're not going to act like a constitutional republic...lets be the best empire we can be...)
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To: Jakenuts
bump for when I get home
4 posted on 03/13/2003 11:55:01 AM PST by avg_freeper
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To: Jakenuts
B4L8r
5 posted on 03/13/2003 11:56:50 AM PST by AFreeBird
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To: Jakenuts
bump
6 posted on 03/13/2003 11:56:59 AM PST by el_chupacabra (AMDG)
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To: Jakenuts
Was wishing for this just earlier today. That's the second "gootcher" of the day for me.
Earlier, I looked up at my oil-change sticker and thought, "I wonder if it's time to get it changed?" (I always keep it on "trip odometer" and rarely look at total mileage). I switched it over to total mileage odometer, and the mileage was and EXACT MATCH--to the mile--of the "next service due" mileage.
I'm off to buy a lotto ticket!
7 posted on 03/13/2003 11:57:03 AM PST by hispanarepublicana (successful, educated unauthentic latina--in Patrick Leahy's eyes, at least)
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To: Jakenuts
bump
8 posted on 03/13/2003 11:58:18 AM PST by ShadowAce (Linux -- The Ultimate Windows Service Pack)
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To: BureaucratusMaximus
I point at the link you provide and it asks for authorization. Please clarify
9 posted on 03/13/2003 12:00:49 PM PST by KansasConservative1
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To: Jakenuts
Bump for home
10 posted on 03/13/2003 12:01:29 PM PST by DallasMike
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To: Jakenuts
bump for later
11 posted on 03/13/2003 12:02:20 PM PST by Rebelbase
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To: Jakenuts
F.Y.I.

Linux users that use Ximian Evolution for email can configure it for this feed as well.

12 posted on 03/13/2003 12:03:06 PM PST by haywoodwebb
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To: Jakenuts
bump...
13 posted on 03/13/2003 12:03:12 PM PST by danneskjold
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To: Jakenuts
I cannot seem to get this feedreader to connect- is just says error. any ideas?
14 posted on 03/13/2003 12:04:30 PM PST by ThinkingMan (Maybe someday I can ride in one of those black helicopters!)
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To: Jakenuts
This is terrible news! This is encouraging my addiction!
15 posted on 03/13/2003 12:04:37 PM PST by cyborg
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To: KansasConservative1; Jakenuts
I am now receiving the authorization issue as well. Any idears?
16 posted on 03/13/2003 12:07:27 PM PST by ThinkingMan (Maybe someday I can ride in one of those black helicopters!)
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To: brigette
bump for later
17 posted on 03/13/2003 12:10:01 PM PST by stlnative
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To: ThinkingMan
I'm gfetting the authorization nag too.
18 posted on 03/13/2003 12:12:11 PM PST by clamper1797 (Credo Quia Absurdum)
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To: KansasConservative1
Which link is giving you trouble, the feed itself or the links for RSS clients?
19 posted on 03/13/2003 12:12:13 PM PST by Jakenuts
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To: Jakenuts
Thanks, I need to bump this for later however...
20 posted on 03/13/2003 12:16:51 PM PST by Hatteras (The Thundering Herd Of Turtles ROCK!)
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To: ThinkingMan
I left the authorization areas blank and continued ... I got farther ...
21 posted on 03/13/2003 12:16:54 PM PST by clamper1797 (Credo Quia Absurdum)
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To: Jakenuts
bump
22 posted on 03/13/2003 12:17:07 PM PST by Lokibob
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To: clamper1797
Yup ... it's working ... just leave the authorization areas blank and continue
23 posted on 03/13/2003 12:17:35 PM PST by clamper1797 (Credo Quia Absurdum)
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To: Jakenuts
BUMP
24 posted on 03/13/2003 12:18:33 PM PST by EGPWS
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To: clamper1797
Great, glad to hear it.
25 posted on 03/13/2003 12:19:27 PM PST by Jakenuts
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To: clamper1797
I just entered nothing for user name and password and had no problems
26 posted on 03/13/2003 12:21:24 PM PST by Prysson
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To: clamper1797
ahhhh- the password thing is simply a ruse! Very tricky!
(BTW- thanks- mine is working now as well!)
27 posted on 03/13/2003 12:21:50 PM PST by ThinkingMan (Maybe someday I can ride in one of those black helicopters!)
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To: Jakenuts
bump for later
28 posted on 03/13/2003 12:24:13 PM PST by CathyRyan
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To: Jakenuts
up
29 posted on 03/13/2003 12:24:16 PM PST by always vigilant
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To: Jakenuts
Proxy option is busted.
30 posted on 03/13/2003 12:28:07 PM PST by Psycho_Bunny
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To: Psycho_Bunny
There are some other RSS clients out there (FeedReader is great, but still wet paint). You might try 'AmphetaDesk'
31 posted on 03/13/2003 12:30:08 PM PST by Jakenuts
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To: Jakenuts
Here are some other good feeds:

BBC World:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/syndication/feeds/news/ukfs_news/world/rss091.xml

Middle East Newsline:

http://www.newsisfree.com/HPE/xml/feeds/47/2847.xml

NewsMax:

http://myrss.com/f/n/e/newsmaxBoyhyr0.rss

32 posted on 03/13/2003 12:35:19 PM PST by Jakenuts
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To: Jakenuts
Bump for later.
33 posted on 03/13/2003 12:36:53 PM PST by A2J (Those who truly understand peace know that its father is war.)
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To: Jakenuts
Cool. Thanks for the RSS feed. I've been wishing for one for a long time, so I can use it with KNewsTicker.
34 posted on 03/13/2003 12:39:17 PM PST by B Knotts
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To: Jakenuts
bump
35 posted on 03/13/2003 12:43:16 PM PST by Fifth Business
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To: Jakenuts
bttt
36 posted on 03/13/2003 12:53:12 PM PST by w_over_w (Ahhh . . . ignorance is blix!)
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bttt
37 posted on 03/13/2003 1:03:50 PM PST by stainlessbanner
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To: stainlessbanner
I keep getting connection errors on anyu of the links posted here. AARRRGGHHHHH
38 posted on 03/13/2003 1:15:01 PM PST by landorepub
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To: landorepub
? Are you on some sort of protected network (office) that limits where you can go?
39 posted on 03/13/2003 1:19:28 PM PST by Jakenuts
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To: Jakenuts
This thing is AWESOME!!! On my dialup connection, it is incredible to be able to click once and see the message pop up with no delay...I love it. Thanks for the link!

MEGA BUMP!!!! :) :) :)
40 posted on 03/13/2003 1:20:31 PM PST by Capitalism2003
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To: Jakenuts
Oh yeah...I think I'm gonna like this...
41 posted on 03/13/2003 1:33:23 PM PST by dware (ingredients include mechanically separated chicken and beef parts)
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To: Jakenuts
Thank you
42 posted on 03/13/2003 1:34:17 PM PST by Mini-14
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To: Capitalism2003
Great, glad it works! 8)
43 posted on 03/13/2003 1:36:21 PM PST by Jakenuts
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To: Jakenuts
Bumping for later.
44 posted on 03/13/2003 1:54:56 PM PST by Johnny Gage (We will not tire, We will not falter, We will not fail. - President George W. Bush)
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To: Jakenuts
Fer later
45 posted on 03/13/2003 1:57:10 PM PST by Robe
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To: Jakenuts
TY! - Works Like A Champ!
46 posted on 03/13/2003 1:59:26 PM PST by BA63
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To: BA63
Have to plug NewsGator.. it's the best RSS Aggregator out there, it integrates with Microsoft Outlook. NewsGator
47 posted on 03/13/2003 2:06:32 PM PST by CLRGuy
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To: Jakenuts
Opera browser (opera.com) has an auto refresh function that can be customized for any window. That's how I FREEP the day away...
48 posted on 03/13/2003 6:06:28 PM PST by NativeNewYorker (Freepin' Jew Boy)
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To: cyborg
Try the FR patch. I hear the gum works....
49 posted on 03/13/2003 7:00:35 PM PST by Bogey78O (check it out... http://freepers.zill.net/users/bogey78o_fr/puppet.swf)
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To: Bogey78O
LOL... thanks I will.
50 posted on 03/13/2003 7:07:07 PM PST by cyborg
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