ARS

(redirected from Alt.religion.scientology)
Also found in: Wikipedia.
AcronymDefinition
ARSAddiction Recovery Services (various locations)
ARSArtists Rights Society
ARSAgricultural Research Service (USDA)
ARSArgentina Peso (national currency; successor of Austral 1992)
ARSAlt.Religion.Scientology (newsgroup)
ARSArsenal
ARSAmerican Rose Society
ARSArizona Revised Statutes
ARSAmerican Rhododendron Society
ARSAutomatic Route Selection
ARSAnimal Rescue Site
ARSAgence Régionale de Santé (French: Regional Health Agency)
ARSAllocation de Rentrée Scolaire (French: Back to School Allowance)
ARSAction Request System (Remedy Corp/AT&T)
ARSAcute Radiation Sickness
ARSApple Retail Store (various locations)
ARSAirline Reservation System
ARSAttendance Recording System (software; various companies)
ARSInternational Applied Reliability Symposium
ARSArhiv Republike Slovenije (Slovenian: Archives of the Republic of Slovenia)
ARSAcute Radiation Syndrome
ARSAcute Retroviral Syndrome (illness)
ARSApplication and Reporting System (Nordplus Framework Programme)
ARSAdolf Reichwein Schule (German: Adolf Reichwein School)
ARSAdaptive Restraint System
ARSApple Retail Store
ARSAdvanced Router System
ARSAdvanced Replacement Rma Service
ARSAbstract Record Structure
ARSAutomatic Routing Selection
ARSAcoustic Noise Reduction System
ARSAutomatic Recognition System
ARSAsset Recovery Services
ARSAuto Route Smtp
ARSAdvanced Vehicle Restraint System
ARSAddress Resolution Server
ARSActive Roll Stabilization
ARSAtlanta Rhythm Section (band)
ARSAir Refueling Squadron
ARSSalvage Ship
ARSAlliance for the Re-Liberation of Somalia (political group)
ARSAuction Rate Security
ARSActive Roll Stabilization (automotive design)
ARSAir Reserve Station
ARSAmateur Radio Service
ARSAttorney Referral Service (various organizations)
ARSAutonomously Replicating Sequence (genetics)
ARSAmateur Radio Station
ARSAon Risk Services (various locations)
ARSArmenian Relief Society (Watertown, Massachusetts)
ARSAsphalt Roofing Shingles
ARSAutomated Response System
ARSAmerican Rhinologic Society
ARSAir Rescue Service (USAF)
ARSAuthorized Return Service (UPS)
ARSAmerican Rocket Society
ARSAUTEC (Atlantic Undersea Test and Evaluation Center) Range Services
ARSAssociation pour la Recherche sur la Sclérose Latérale Amyotrophique
ARSAnnual Report to Shareholders
ARSArea of Research Strength (various schools)
ARSAir-Raid Siren
ARSAutomatic Retrieval System (libraries)
ARSArterial Road System (St. Louis, MO)
ARSAmerican Radium Society
ARSAccident Reporting System
ARSAdsense Revenue Sharing
ARSAngular Rate Sensor
ARSAuto Repuestos del Sur (Spanish: South Auto Parts; Guatemala)
ARSAir Rescue Squadron (USAF)
ARSAmerican Residential Services, Inc.
ARSAir Revitalization System
ARSAir Recovery System
ARSAccredited Relocation Specialist (real estate)
ARSAyn Rand Society
ARSAgricultural Recruitment System
ARSAir Roll Spin (bodyboarding)
ARSAlternate Route Selection
ARSAerial Refueling System
ARSAtelier de Recherche Sociologique (French: Sociological Research Workshop)
ARSAttitude Reference System
ARSAnaesthetic Research Society
ARSActive Roles Server (Quest Software, Inc.)
ARSAbstraction Reference and Synthesis
ARSAcoustic Resonance Spectroscopy
ARSAnti-Reflux Surgery
ARSAustralian Rhododendron Society
ARSArgus Remote Surveillance (software)
ARSAnti-Rabies Serum (equine origin)
ARSApproximate Reasoning in Scheduling
ARSArkansas Southern Railroad
ARSAustralian Rugby Shield (competition)
ARSAir Reserve Squadron (USAF)
ARSAdvanced Recovery System
ARSAir Radio System
ARSAddress Resolution Service (Sprint)
ARSAerial Refueling Store
ARSAmphibious Reconnaissance School (Marine Corps)
ARSAseguradoras del Régimen Subsidiado (Colombia)
ARSAuxiliary Rescue/Salvage (Ship)
ARSAdvanced Regulating Station
ARSAction Remedy System
ARSAdvanced Radiographic System
ARSAlternative Response Systems
ARSAccount Registration System
ARSAngle Resolved Scatter (measures angular distribution of light scattered from surface)
ARSAtmospheric Revitalization System
ARSAdditive Requirements
ARSAdvanced Rocket System
ARSArchive and Retrieval Subsystem
ARSApplication Requirements Specification
ARSActive Radar Seeker
ARSAudible Ring Signaler
ARSAutomatic Reserve Sharing System (energy production)
ARSAerial Reconnaissance and Surveillance
ARSArchive Retrieval System
ARSAir Refueling Store
ARSAir Resupply Squadron (USAF)
ARSAs Required for Subject Assembly
ARSActive Repeater Satellite
ARSActive Request System
ARSALTAIR Recording System
ARSActive Ranging Sensor
ARSAerial RADIAC System
ARSAgency Rating Systems Inc (Waxahachie, TX)
ARSAddress Recognition System
ARSArchival Recording System
ARSAntenna Receiving System
ARSAdvanced Records System
ARSAccount Record Storage Manager
ARSAttack Radar Set
ARSAtomic Resonance Spectroscopy
ARSAccess Rate System
ARSAirborne Relay Station
ARSAuriol Racing Services (France)
ARSArm Rest Switch
ARSAccount Retention Specialist
ARSAutomatic Refueling System
ARSAdvanced Research Section
ARSAsil Residential Services, Inc.
ARSAlcohol Rehabilitation Service
ARSAutomated Refueling System
ARSArmy Reserve Sustainment
ARSAutomated Reconfiguration System
ARSAerial Recovery System
ARSAutomated/Automatic Reporting System
ARSAutomated Resume Subsystem
ARSAuto Registration Sensor
ARSAttenuating Restraint Systems
ARSAerial Reconnaissance & Security
ARSAutomated Requisition System
ARSAutomobile Repair Sales & Towing (Milwaukee, WI)
ARSAutonomous Replicating Sequence element
References in periodicals archive ?
The group of Internet users who oppose Scientology mainly use the Usenet Newsgroup alt.religion.scientology (a.r.s.) as their forum.
Alt.religion.scientology primarily is a forum for voicing anti-Scientology sentiments (Goodman, 1996a).
1995 "Operating thetan summary and analysis." Article posted to alt.religion.scientology, September 12, 1995.
But that feature of the landscape changed dramatically on the date mentioned, when a Scientology critic, Scott Goehring, formed a discussion group - alt.religion.scientology - on what is called the Usenet network portion of the Internet.
Alt.religion.scientology indeed became a hotbed of critical commentary on Scientology's teachings and tactics (as well as one of the Internet's most actively used discussion forums, with more than 2,700 postings per week).
Assume that all of the Scientologists' claims are true, that these documents really are protected under copyright and trade secret law and have been unlawfully posted to alt.religion.scientology. Assume further that some court, in this country or elsewhere, was persuaded that alt.religion.scientology is nothing more than a haven for unlawful activity and that it should be closed down.
Alt.religion.scientoiogy is not like, say, a bookstore or some similar physical "place" that can be located, boarded up, and its operators hauled into court; like the Internet itself, it has no owner, no operator, no central computer on which it "lives." Usenet groups like alt.religion.scientology come into existence when someone (like Scott Goehring) sends a proposal to establish the group to the specific newsgroup (named "alt.config") set up for receiving such proposals.
Not only is alt.religion.scientology immune from being boarded up, but what the technology giveth, sometimes not even the technology can taketh away.
Many of the documents in question were posted to alt.religion.scientology attached to signed messages from identifiable individuals.
More important, many of the documents arriving on alt.religion.scientology's doorstep these days - including those coming from the as-yet-unidentified "Scamizdat," an individual (or is it a group of individuals?
And thus it was that in late 1994, postings began to vanish from alt.religion.scientology, occasionally with an explanation that the postings had been "canceled because of copyright infringement." To this day, it is not known who was behind the deployment of these "cancelbots," as they are known.
Full browser ?