usenet??? WTF???

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  1. Kestol
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    Hey people... I've read alot that people use "usenet" for downloads.. WTF is that??? I googled it but only weird sites came up:S
    Can anybody give me a link so that i can look at it???
    And it's not because i want to download there or anything.. Just want to c what it is... [​IMG]
     


  2. fischju

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  3. bazzi_h

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    Sinkhead made a really excellent guide to using usenet.

    Sinkhead's Usenet Tutorial

    PS: The guide is mainly for users of newsleecher like me [​IMG]
     
  4. Prime

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    Oh BTW Usenet isn't free.

    Bit Torrents are....
     
  5. bobrules

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    usenet isnt free unless your isp have usenet
     
  6. Salamantis

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    Usenet >>> Torrents. That is all I have to say.
     
  7. Bob Loblaw

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    Oh BTW Usenet doesn't suck and take forever and you don't have to seed back 1:1 to make sure you don't get banned from a private tracker which is the only place you can even get a decent download speed.
    Torrents do


    Also, my ISP provides a news server so it is free. Like bobrules said.
     
  8. Prime

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    with bit torrents you don't need to seed back. you can if you want but you don't NEED to and I'm not sure which torrents you are using but my torrents are fast.
     
  9. Bob Loblaw

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    If you're a member of private trackers then seeding back to usually atleast .8 is mandatory.

    Or you can leech off public trackers, too...That's cool....I guess...
     
  10. Puxel

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    I believe that torrenting IS the scene thing to do. The scene releases it, and the scene should distribute it with their own bandwidth. My parents pay for separate ISPs, and both of them give us 10 free gbs per month from some usenet server (comcast, and verizon, incase you were wondering). 20gbs a month of Usenet is good, but Wii isos are only 4.7gbs each. Most of the time they're less than that because they've been wiiscrubbed. If I was into downloading Xbox360 isos, or things of that proportion, I'd use it more often. I also have an account on a private bittorrent tracker, and they only distribute gamecube and wii isos. I usually get about 1.5mbs down from them, and then I seed till I bleed.

    Usenet is better. This is a fact.
    I just don't agree with it, and it's not because I'm cheap.
     
  11. fischju

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    The scene uses FTP, then usenet, then torrents.
     
  12. Puxel

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    Yes, i know that, but it's the lazy thing to do. We should be able to power ourselves.
     
  13. Bob Loblaw

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    The "scene" hates p2p. They don't like when their releases are leaked out to p2p for the most part even though there is no stopping it. Their releases are meant to stay within the "scene." But usually even Internal releases get leaked.
     
  14. Puxel

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    My condolences... [​IMG]
    I can't say usenet isn't a useful tool, but it seems like overkill for something for a file that small, that I could get in 6 hours. For brawl, I had to resort to using usenet. I didn't have any issues with it, and it downloaded fairly quickly. I enjoy having the option, but I also enjoy contributing to the community.
     
  15. Bob Loblaw

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    You can upload to Usenet. Like if someone requests something you can fill the request and help give back if you like.

    It's great for the new HD x264 rips. They are huge files now for even an episode of a show and they take forever with torrents.
     
  16. Sinkhead

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    Fantastic quote from mthrnite on Usenet vs Torrents

     
  17. Salamantis

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    EPIC WIN [​IMG]

    Usenet is the way to go, but if you can't spare a couple of $$, then just go torrenting.
     
  18. coolbho3000

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    I used to use torrents, then I discovered the Usenet.

    WHAT!? Comcast only gives me 2GB!
     
  19. Puxel

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    Im sorry. It is 2. We paid for the 10.
     
  20. iffy525

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    I'm going to have to oppose that statement. Yes, Usenet is way faster than torrents are. But when you are finished downloading a torrent, you get the same product as if you downloaded it from a Usenet server. You don't get a crappy, run-down version, as mthrnite's statement implies; you get the same thing. It just takes longer.

    But don't get me wrong, I'm not saying that Usenet is crappy.