7 days free usenet access

Discussion in 'General Off-Topic Chat' started by djgarf, Sep 1, 2007.

  1. djgarf
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    djgarf I Am A Raver

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    hi all

    thought some of you mite want to try this 7 day free usenet account so u can see how much fun can be had from usenet

    go to http://member.hitnews.eu/signup.php?lang=en
    select offline payment for the payment type (not sure why they put this on the free trial lol)
    fill in a load of random stuff but use a real email address cus u will need to confirm it and they will also email u with ur login details
    enjoy 7 days of phat usenet

    i tested this yesterday and it maxxed out my 20mbit connection with ease

    also i'm pretty sure u can probably sign up again after the 7 days with a different email address so technically u can have free usenet till they stop the trial
     


  2. Jawas

    Jawas GBAtemp Regular

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    sounds good, i'll try it out after, thanks for the heads up.
     
  3. paOol

    paOol GBAtemp Regular

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    i signed up, but how do i use it? :wtf:
     
  4. xflash

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    errr doesn't usenet have illgal stuff?
     
  5. ShadowXP

    ShadowXP ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

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    Yeah I'm using this [​IMG] nice find garf

    Edit @xflash: errr doesn't IRC have illgal stuff? [​IMG]
     
  6. xflash

    xflash Local Ninja

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    the ban that too jk but sirussly (not sure how to type that lol) usenet is pretty much the same as bittorrent isn't it?
     
  7. djgarf
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    djgarf I Am A Raver

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    usenet and bittorrent are totally oppisite
    i'm just pointin people to the fact that free usenet access is available
    their are hundreds of txt only groups with some really interestin stuff stored on them [​IMG]
     
  8. ShadowXP

    ShadowXP ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

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    Dude.. stop talking
     
  9. bobrules

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    thanks you for the link
     
  10. thegame07

    thegame07 GBAtemp Psycho!

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    yeah so does www.google.com [​IMG]
     
  11. djgarf
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    djgarf I Am A Raver

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    glad some people found this useful [​IMG]
     
  12. thegame07

    thegame07 GBAtemp Psycho!

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    well it lets my friends who are cheap and dont want to pay for newsgroups have a go. thanks m8 [​IMG]
     
  13. Azimuth

    Azimuth Chicken Teriyaki Boy!

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    thanks a lot! awesome find.
     
  14. kokiri_link

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    yeah i signed up, but how do i actually download anything 0-o
     
  15. Bowser128

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    Doesn't work for me [​IMG]

    I got my username and password but when I try to load an NZB or refresh the news.hitnews.eu grouplist in GrabIt I get 'Access denied to your node'.

    Oh well, at least I didn't lose any money on it.


    Edit: I should note that I have tried both port 80 and 119.

    Edit 2: I signed up for another account, and success! It must have been something about my previous user/pass combination. Thanks djgarf, nice find.
     
  16. Sinkhead

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    You need a newsreader like alt.binz or NewsLeecher and you need to use a searcher like NewzLeech to grab some NZB files. The process goes like this:

    1) Download and install newsreader
    2) Add server to newsreader
    3) Search for file you want in searcher
    4) Grab NZB file for file you searched for
    5) Load NZB file into newsreader
    6) Wait for download to complete!

    - Sam
     
  17. paOol

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    i downloaded newsleecher v3.8 free trial
    i added news.hitnews.eu/ port 80
    i used my username / password that got e-mailed to me
    i hit connect, and nothing happens.

    under connections i see, Action: Offline (connect on demand)
     
  18. kokiri_link

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    ditto :/ sorry for being such a n00b on this:/
     
  19. martin88

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    You also need a nzb index site. I recommend NewzLeech. Just search away, get a nzb, and start downloading!
     
  20. Heran Bago

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    try actually connecting to a newsgroup. You might need to make it grab a list first.