Newsgroups?

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Feb 5, 2008

Newsgroups? by Xplosivv at 3:37 PM (2,634 Views / 0 Likes) 21 replies

  1. Xplosivv
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    Newcomer Xplosivv Member

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    Almost everywhere on these boards, I see people talking about newsgroups...

    How do I use these groups for downloading?

    If it's not allowed to ask this, then I'm sorry.

    -Xplosivv
     


  2. grap3

    Newcomer grap3 Newbie

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    Check Google, not here.
     
  3. cory1492

    Member cory1492 GBAtemp Maniac

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    {killed url, just in case - not had time to fully look over that site}
    google "slyck guide newsgroup"

    More info than you can shake a stick at regarding file sharing can be found at slyck (preferably legal ones, else they will institutionalize everything [​IMG] )
     
  4. arctic_flame

    Member arctic_flame GBAtemp ATMEGA8 Fan

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    Talking about it is perfectly fine. Whilst Google may or may not prove helpful, our moderator Sinkhead wrote a tutorial on how to use it. Wikipedia may help if you're just interested in what it is.
     
  5. Xplosivv
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    Newcomer Xplosivv Member

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    That helps alot! Thanks mate.
     
  6. tatanga

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    This topic totally belongs to this section.
     
  7. MelonSmasher

    Newcomer MelonSmasher Advanced Member

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    I always use newsgroups because they are way faster than torrents!!!!

    but only if you pay that stupid freakin free newsgroups s*cks [​IMG]
    i use eweka 7,50 a month and it's super fast
     
  8. HipN

    Member HipN GBAtemp Advanced Fan

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    I had a trial for a newsgroup and wow... the download rate is waaaaaayyy faster than torrents.

    THe only downside to newsgroups is having to pay, with a credit card that is.

    Me + No Credit Card = No Newsgroups
     
  9. MelonSmasher

    Newcomer MelonSmasher Advanced Member

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    i just used paypal and that works fine
     
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    How did you use a newsgroup trial when you didn't have a credit card? I thought you had to at least provide a credit card when trying a trial version or to register.
     
  11. elm

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    Well for all you noobs above this message, who don't know too much about torrents and newsgroups.

    Why don't you use torrents as an advantaged and get them for free.....duh? i did years ago and i don't pay a cent for anything, including newsgroups!!
     
  12. laurenz

    Member laurenz GBAtemp Fan

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    Maybe because it's very slow (most of the time), not very up-to-date with the last releases and you have to upload again (on private trackers)?
    I think a lot of us people can miss a few bucks, it's not like it's very expensive.
     
  13. laminaatplaat

    Member laminaatplaat GBAtemp Advanced Fan

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    Newsgroups with about 3 weeks retention and 600kb/s and almost always complete is included with my 'nothing special' (XS4ALL) ISP [​IMG]


    For all DUTCH people this is a great site to get all the ins and outs about newsgroup: www.binaries4all.nl with info about all programms you need and might need + in depth tutorials! also as a dutch downloader (the program is dutch) get FTD! This is also explained on that website [​IMG]
     
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    Also, torrents suck for me because I have to seed them to get a good ratio but I'm on a shittty monthly data transfer limit which includes uploads as well so I run out quickly then I get fined [​IMG]
     
  15. phoood

    Member phoood taking it to a whole new level.

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    I don't know about you guies, but torrents go as fast as usenet downloads for me.
    private trackers ftw
     
  16. Urza

    Member Urza hi

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    You know why you're all "noobs"?

    Because you didn't both to use the god damn search and find the 10 other threads made this month asking the exact same question.
     
  17. Melchizedek

    Member Melchizedek GBAtemp Regular

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    I subscribed to Undernet, and I'm using UltraLeecher. I downloaded a game, but for some reason some of the files are incomplete. I tried re-importing the NZB, but it starts downloading each file again in a different folder. Is there a way I can just re-download or resume the files I need using the NZB?
     
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    Member Melchizedek GBAtemp Regular

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    Also, I can't download anything using UltraLeecher's UltraSearch. Is there a free program that would allow me to download searched files?
     
  19. rdurbin

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    do a search for "newsgroup reader"

    I use newsbinpro, its pretty good but its not free. You will also need a subscription to a newsgroup server, like giganews, teranews, etc
     
  20. Melchizedek

    Member Melchizedek GBAtemp Regular

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    I'm already subscribed to Usenet.com, does it mean I must also pay for a search engine?!
     

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