"is a program that creates a streaming gateway to the alt.binaries newsgroups. ... The biggest advantage is a newsic server is offering songs that aren't stored on a local filesystem. This means there is no need to worry about diskspace and the music selection couldn't be better =) If you wanted to listen to hiphop but you had no idea what was new, you could just stream random songs from alt.binaries.sounds.mp3.rap-hiphop skipping the ones that didn't suit your taste.