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Read Usenet comp.unix and more with back-then software (trn)

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http://unix.stackexchange.com – Is there a way to read the comp.unix Usenet discussions (and others) using the software that was used then? I'd like to read it to learn, but I can do a bit of escapism at the same time. Besides, as Usenet was so immense in popularity, probably that software wasn't bad at all. I found trn ("threaded read news program"), and, with export NNTPSERVER=Aioe.org, I get something, but not anything sensible to read. It seems, you should put newsgroups in a .newsrc file. Does anyone know how to do this if it is indeed possible? (HowTos)