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Baen's Bar is an A virtual community is a group whose members are connected by means of information technologies, typically the Internet. Similar terms include online community and mediated community. The term virtual community is attributed to the book of the same title by Howard Rheingold in 1993. The book discussed a range of... online community created around Baen Books is a publishing house that publishes science fiction and fantasy novels, including numerous military science fiction genre works. They also created the Baen Free Library, an online collection of SF novels, as an experiment into free electronic publishing. Baen Books was founded in 1983 by Jim Baen. Baen... Baen Books' An Internet forum, also known as a message board or discussion board, is a web application that provides for online discussions, and is the modern descendant of the bulletin board systems and existing Usenet news systems that were widespread in the 1980s and 1990s. An Internet forum typically exists as... message board (originally A bulletin board system or BBS is a computer system running software that allows users to dial into the system over a phone line and, using a terminal program, perform functions such as downloading software and data, uploading data, reading news, and exchanging messages with other users. During their heyday... BBS).


It has survived numerous crashes and the critical illness of Baen's original main webmaster. There are five ways of accessing it: via Wikipedia does not yet have an article with this exact name. Start the E mail article If you have created this page in the past few minutes and it has not yet appeared, it may not be visible due to a delay in updating the database. Please wait and check... e-mail, via two separate The Network News Transport Protocol or NNTP is an Internet application protocol used primarily for reading and posting Usenet articles, as well as transferring news among servers. It was originally developed by Brian Kantor at the University of California, San Diego with Phil Lapsley from the University of California, Berkeley... NNTP ( A newsgroup is a repository, usually within the Usenet system, for messages posted from many users at different locations. The term is somewhat confusing, because it is usually a discussion group. Newsgroups are technically distinct from, but functionally similar to, discussion forums on the World Wide Web. Newsgroups are often... newsgroup) interfaces, and via two different A website, Web site or WWW site (often shortened to just site) is a collection of webpages, that is, HTML/XHTML documents accessible via HTTP on the Internet; all publicly accessible websites in existence comprise the World Wide Web. The pages of a website will be accessed from a common... website interfaces using the WebBoard software package from the Akiva Corporation—"Old style" (in use since at least 1997 is a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year of the Reef. Events January January 3 - NBCs Today Show Bryant Gumbel signs off for the last time January 8 - Mister Rogers receives a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame... 1997) and the default "New style" (in use since 2003 is a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar, and also: The International Year of Freshwater The European Disability Year Events January January 1 - Luíz Inácio Lula Da Silva becomes the 37th President of Brazil. Pascal Couchepin becomes President of the Confederation in... 2003).


The Bar's internal NNTP interface may be accessed by A Newsreader or Newscaster is a radio or television presenter whose role it is to read the news. In modern times, technology enables journalists to broadcast from relevant locations, reducing the role of the central presenter to that of a news anchor. The original newsreaders tended to be actors, employed... newsreader via bar.baen.com, using the same login ID and For information on the game Password, see Password (game). A password is a form of authentication which uses secret data to control access to a resource. The password is kept secret from those not allowed access, and those wishing to gain access are tested on whether or not they know... password one uses to access the bar's web interface. However, since it is only an interface to a non-NNTP bulletin board system, this is somewhat slow and may deliver incorrect article counts. A much faster NNTP This article is about the reflective surfaces. A mirror is a reflective surface that is smooth enough to form an image. The best known example is the plane mirror. The commonest use is in the home for shaving, make-up etc but mirrors are also used in scientific apparatus such... mirror has been set up at news.sector14.net; this does not require use of the bar's userID and password to read; however, to post articles one must be a registered member of the Bar and be posting from the same e-mail address with which he subscribed.

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Forum regulars include a number of The New York Times is an internationally known daily newspaper published in New York City and distributed in the United States and many other nations worldwide. It is owned by The New York Times Company, which also publishes other major newspapers like International Herald Tribune and The Boston Globe, among... New York Times A bestseller is a book that is identified as extremely popular by its inclusion on a list of top-sellers. In everyday usage, the term bestseller is not usually associated with a specifed level of sales, or considered of superior academic value or literary quality, it simply implies great popularity... bestselling writers (including David Weber is an American science fiction and fantasy author. In his stories, he creates a consistent and rationally explained technology and society. Even when dealing with fantasy themes, the magical powers are treated like another technology with supporting rational laws and principles. Many of his stories have militaristic, particularly... David Weber, Eric Flint (born California, 1947) is an American science fiction and fantasy author and editor. Some of his main works are alternate history science fiction, but he also writes humorous fantasy adventures. Flint has a masters in history specializing in West African history. He left his doctoral program over political... Eric Flint, and John Ringo is an American science fiction and fantasy author. Popular subgenre: military science fiction. Publisher: Baen. Examples of his works are available on Baen Free Library. Published works Series Legacy of the Aldenata (six books as of 2004) Empire of Man (co-written with David Weber, fourth book due... John Ringo), other writers who publish through Baen, founder/co-owner/CEO James Patrick Jim Baen (b. 1943) started his publishing career, appropriately enough, in the complaints department of Ace Books after stints in the Army, at CCNY, and in Greenwich Village in the 1960s working as the manager of a folk music coffee shop (a basket house). He soon moved to... Jim Baen, various employees, and a growing number of readers. Members of this community are referred to as This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. If an article link referred you here, you might want to go back and fix it to point directly to the intended page. Barfly can have several meanings: Barfly (film... barflies.


The bar is divided into several sections—some for administrivia, but most concerning specific authors and their fictional universes. Popular forums include Flint's See also: 1632 (novel) Events February 22 - Galileos Dialogue Concerning the Two Chief World Systems is published July 23 - 300 colonists for New France depart Dieppe. November 16 - Battle of L├╝tzen Christina becomes queen of Sweden; five regents, headed by Axel Oxenstierna, govern country. Antigua and Barbuda is... 1632 Tech Manual, Ringo's The Legacy of the Aldenata is the fictional universe of John Ringos military science fiction series. The central premise is that in 2000 humanity receives greetings from a highly advanced, peaceable Galactic Federation. However, all is not well, for a species of aggressive aliens known as the Posleen are... Ringo's Tavern and Weber's The Honorverse is the semi-official name for the setting of a military science fiction series of stories by David Weber featuring Honor Harrington, the Horatio Hornbloweresque heroine. Although most of the stories and books feature Honor in a starring role, more recent additions to the series include short stories... Honorverse.


External links

  • Baen's Bar, New Style (http://bar.baen.com)
  • Baen's Bar, Old Style (http://bar.baen.com:8080)

 
 

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