Free Usenet Accounts!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


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Furbs
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!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Anyway, get it from here.

Quickest and easiest signup I've ever seen. Bound to be a catch somewhere along the line, but enjoy it whilst you can. People who are using it are saying its full speed and most (all?) the groups you want are there.

If you dont know how to use Usenet, check here.
#1 at 20:10:16 - 02/04/2007
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Cheers.

I have no idea what it is, but I now have an account.

:)
#2 at 20:18:23 - 02/04/2007
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Bugger! They're maxed out.

I've been stuffed since Wanadoo/Orange discontinued usenet access. I guess people were hammering the binaries too much.

DENIED!
#3 at 20:45:31 - 02/04/2007
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On a similar topic, can you guys recommend a decent newsreader of some kind?

Preferably of the free nature?
#4 at 21:43:01 - 02/04/2007
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I use Newsleecher but its not free. But um, yanno...

Hughes, drop me an email (in profile), you can have my account since I'm set up with Newshosting.com anyway.
#5 at 21:58:03 - 02/04/2007
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I remember usenet back when it took ages to download continental pics of Jo Guest.
#6 at 22:06:38 - 02/04/2007
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So, errm, I have a newsreader (Nomad, was the first free one off google) and have set it up...how do you know what ones have errm stuff in? Or am I not configuring it right?!
#7 at 22:12:47 - 02/04/2007
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Wikipedia isn't giving much away.

Would anyone mind summing Usenet up in a nutshell?

/n00b
#8 at 22:17:42 - 02/04/2007
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Furbs said:I use Newsleecher but its not free. But um, yanno...

Hughes, drop me an email (in profile), you can have my account since I'm set up with Newshosting.com anyway.


Gor blimey Guv! You're a proper gent.

mail snet
#9 at 22:20:03 - 02/04/2007
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Without turning this into Jim Lad Anonymous, usenet is a non-p2p way of getting various bits and pieces. (of eight). Because it doesnt rely on sharing, its fast as fuck (ie it'll max out your connection right away).

The easiest way to find stuff (which you own copyright to, or is copyright free) is a site like nzbmatrix.com or binsearch.info . If your newsreader supports .nzb files, you download that file from there, and it will automatically queue up the files for you.
#10 at 22:38:01 - 02/04/2007
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Ta Furbs.

Edit: More work needed, Nmoad doesn't support .NBZ. I'll find one I'm sure...
#11 at 22:50:18 - 02/04/2007
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Spent 3 hours once trying to "learn" how to use usenet via google info.

:-(
#12 at 23:06:13 - 02/04/2007
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I use GrabIt.
Yes, they offer paid for usenet access (one of the few that take paypal instead of visa), but the client is free, can be set up to access any Usenet server, and takes nzb files. If you're feeling in a generous mood and want to pay them some money for one of the grabit accounts, it has it's own built in usenet search that is very quick, very handy and very reliable. Otherwise, you're stuck with using free nzb websites like Newzleech or Binsearch.

Don't forget to find yourself a program that can handle multiple rar files, and a par2 checker like QuickPar for checking that all the bits downloaded fine.
#13 at 23:50:45 - 02/04/2007
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I use Newsbin Pro, it is paid for software though but the newish autorar function is rather handy and obviously works with NZBs.

I'm signed up with Newzbin for NZBs because they're damn good and if you sign up during one of their sales so damn cheap it seems rude not to pay them.

As for news service, I'm a big fan of Giganews, as their retention is excellent, speed maxes out my NTL 10 meg connection and with the weak Dollar the unlimited account doesn't cost much.
#14 at 23:58:20 - 02/04/2007
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quickpar is a must
#15 at 00:23:08 - 03/04/2007
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Quickpar and its ancestors have made Usenet a piece of cake to use since they turned up. It's like magic. :-)
#16 at 00:44:27 - 03/04/2007
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Yeah magic isnt the word for it. I still dont understand how they work. I dont want to really...its like electricity..its there, so I just sit back and enjoy it :)
#17 at 00:46:40 - 03/04/2007
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holy shite 1300 KB/s o/
#18 at 01:02:08 - 03/04/2007
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Quickpar bends my mind more than quantum physics, I just can't get my head around how it works.

I've been using Easynews for years now, great retention, misses almost nothing, rock solid stability and costs so little I barely notice it. Although you lads downloading HD movies might notice it a little, I guess. It's not even that long since I used usenet more than 'regular' forums for chatting about TV etc., either.
#19 at 01:12:48 - 03/04/2007
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hmm i downloaded something which winrar says has an error, is quickpar meant to fix it?
#20 at 01:55:33 - 03/04/2007
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Probably. Grab the relevant PAR2 file (the small one that's probably listed first) and find out how much is missing/corrupted and then download the equivalent size of files you need to repair it.

I know that was the worst non-explanation ever, but it's late.
#21 at 01:59:03 - 03/04/2007
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quicpar created a bunch of recovery files and said 'repair not needed' but winrar is having none of it
#22 at 02:02:36 - 03/04/2007
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meh, should of been in bed hours ago, sleepy time, will worry about it tomorrow
#23 at 02:06:43 - 03/04/2007
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winace will sometimes open things that winrar won't. try that.
#24 at 02:08:35 - 03/04/2007
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El_MUERkO: Are you trying to open the correct RAR file? You often need to open the one just labelled title.rar (as opposed to one possibly labelled as title.r00 or .r01) to start the extraction, and it can end up at the bottom of the list if you have them ordered by name within whichever folder you the files are in.

(I'd like someone to confirm that for me, though, I'm quite tired and might have it back to front)
#25 at 02:23:24 - 03/04/2007
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i double clicked the par2 file and this time it found something wrong, went off and downloaded something at 12 MB/s and fixed it, works now

this is the coolest thing ever!*


*this week ;)
#26 at 02:25:25 - 03/04/2007
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I can't decide what blows my mind more - PAR files, or people who haven't heard of usenet before today. ;)
#27 at 02:46:43 - 03/04/2007
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Just as long as those arseholes at the MPAA etc ignore it I'm quite happy.

Usenet is so old school it's unbelievable but it's so damn good.
#28 at 02:57:52 - 03/04/2007
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ilmaestro said:I can't decide what blows my mind more - PAR files, or people who haven't heard of usenet before today. ;)

/^5

;)

It's absolutely fantastic for romfloods & TOSEC collections. I used to post the freshly dumped Sega Master System games from SMSPower back in the day, including carts I donated.
#29 at 07:52:50 - 03/04/2007
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/nods in agreement

I've used it for pretty much everything for the last couple of years - tv and emulators. It just makes things so easy. For example, a 17gig mame set went up a couple of weeks ago. The whole lot came down full speed, no problems, no seeders vanishing 80% through the download, no crappy torrent program crapping out my network connection, no fake files.

And for downloading US shows, I often find they appear on usenet a bit before the torrents turn up, so when I wake up at 4 in the morning, I have enough time to grab the shows and watch them before heading into work!

It really is the next step up the evolutionary downloading food chain (tm) :)
#30 at 08:05:34 - 03/04/2007

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