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Visiting those links in a regular web browser won't show anything particularly useful; if you aren't familiar with RSS read this. I use and recommend Feedly for reading RSS feeds (it also has apps for both Android and iOS), but there are other readers available, built into web browsers, as stand-alone programs or apps, or purely online.
Note that the full text feed is new and may break in some circumstances, but it seems to work pretty well.
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To have HW-talk messages forwarded to you by email, visit the mailman information page for the HW-talk list and fill in the subscription form there. You can also subscribe via email; send a message to firstname.lastname@example.org that contains just the work "help" in either the subject or message body for further instructions.
In general you should subscribe if you intend to send messages to this list (note that you can subscribe but turn message delivery off if you normally read HW-talk through the RSS feed). If you aren't subscribed, your message will have to be approved by a list moderator, which will delay its delivery. However it should eventually get through (unless it looks like spam), so a subscription is not essential.
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