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I signed up a couple of days ago and got I nada. Nothing in my spam folder either. Oh well.

reddhead (Dec. 17, 2012 @ 6:04a) |

I get the following message when I try to connect to the website: "500 Disconnected due to HTTP command"

What does this m... (more)

function69 (Dec. 17, 2012 @ 7:11a) |

Thanks OP!

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I got one of these back in the day when it was still unlimited at 1Mb. You average about 125k/s max downloading on two connections. Good for a backup, but slow for most people.

"Free users are limited to 25 GB per month and Premium users have a 'fair use policy'.
Fair use implies that we expect a user to keep his bandwidth usage in line with the average usage. Heavy users risk temporary suspension of service."

So, if everyone downloads 250GB per month, then I can too? If they all jump off the Sears tower, should I do that too? Meh! It's a lame way to say that they can pick the definition of "heavy user" and change it when they feel like it. Fair use my arse!

In any event, it's free, it's a good deal...I'm signing up! Green!

I'll give it a shot...thanks

what does usenet do?
Is like people upload stuffs to it and other people could download that stuffs?

Thanks, just signed up

Very very slow for me usually but anything free is good.. been using them for a long time.. DMCA takedowns hit them quickly.

Thank you sir

phatkrazy said:   what does usenet do?
Is like people upload stuffs to it and other people could download that stuffs?


USENET is a very old part of the internet. You need a special NNTP client to connect to it. It was designed as a message board, of sorts, in the early days of the internet and really took off when people found ways of encoding binaries so that they could be posted. It used to be that every ISP provided a usenet server for their users to connect to but with all the binaries it got to be more than most could handle. Storage and bandwidth resources were huge. I remember our server had to have the disks outside the case with lots of fans trying to keep them cool. Then came the spambots which really killed the usefulness of the discussions in an unmoderated forum. Then came everyone and their mother to the internet and ISPs consolidated and dropped NNTP support. The web is just fine for 95% of internet users.

I haven't had NNTP for about 5 years so I'm really happy with this offer. Google groups (which is just a messed up web interface for usenet) is really awkward and poorly implemented. It's been like nails on a chalk board every time I checked in my favorite sports team's news group.

awrini said:   phatkrazy said:   what does usenet do?
Is like people upload stuffs to it and other people could download that stuffs?


USENET is a very old part of the internet. You need a special NNTP client to connect to it. It was designed as a message board, of sorts, in the early days of the internet and really took off when people found ways of encoding binaries so that they could be posted. It used to be that every ISP provided a usenet server for their users to connect to but with all the binaries it got to be more than most could handle. Storage and bandwidth resources were huge. I remember our server had to have the disks outside the case with lots of fans trying to keep them cool. Then came the spambots which really killed the usefulness of the discussions in an unmoderated forum. Then came everyone and their mother to the internet and ISPs consolidated and dropped NNTP support. The web is just fine for 95% of internet users.

I haven't had NNTP for about 5 years so I'm really happy with this offer. Google groups (which is just a messed up web interface for usenet) is really awkward and poorly implemented. It's been like nails on a chalk board every time I checked in my favorite sports team's news group.


thank you for clarifying things up

Almost everything I tried to download failed with errors. They were newer files, so retention shouldn't have been an issue. I was hoping to use this as a "starter" account for friends and relatives.

Are others having more success?

Has anyone used the paid accounts from this company?

Thanks. OP. I've been off Usenet for way too long. Of course, now I have to find free time to read it.

Signed up, confirmation was in junk mail, only 10 days retention and download speed about 120 KB/s, but can't complain for free

Signed up...but no confirmation yet.

Now that NZBMatrix is down this post doesn't seem too appealing anymore.

happymale said:   Signed up...but no confirmation yet.Check your spam folder.

Check spam folder still no confirmation.

Got one, thanks!!!!!

Ha ha. Wow, talk about blast from the past.......

rec.sport.xxxx.xxxxx.xxxxxx.......it was endless. You could find a group for ANYTHING!

Ahhhh, the good old days.

:cP

phatkrazy said:   what does usenet do?
Is like people upload stuffs to it and other people could download that stuffs?
REPEAT AFTER ME::Google search is my best friend..Yahoo search is my best friend::Bing search is my best friend, now REPEAT please, over and over. Now you get it?

Does the free account allow SSL connections?

The reason that it is obscure : the first rule of usenet is you dont talk about usenet.

Internet used to mean email and usenet before Gore invented the internet, or before Netscape populate the web better know as HTML. Then internet mean Email, Html and usenet (nntp) but then cheap skate Comcast cut usenet from their internet and ATT and others followed the rest is history. The reason these bandwidth cheap is because the bandwidth is really cheap just Comcast inflate the price put a cap in to stop Netflix from cutting into their profit. Again ATT followed it when they jump into TV business and again its history.


MagicRabbit said:   phatkrazy said:   what does usenet do?
Is like people upload stuffs to it and other people could download that stuffs?
REPEAT AFTER ME::Google search is my best friend..Yahoo search is my best friend::Bing search is my best friend, now REPEAT please, over and over. Now you get it?

Interesting...I went to sign up and found out I've already had an account for almost a year. Guess I should actually try and use it like the old days.

Signed up. What do I do with this?

How to connect to their server?

fatwallet4ed said:   Now that NZBMatrix is down this post doesn't seem too appealing anymore.

Damn, wasn't hoping for bad news from this thread! My UNS account expires in January at least.

http://wiki.sabnzbd.org/nzb-sources

Thanks.

Good for backup or fills.

phatkrazy said:   what does usenet do?
Is like people upload stuffs to it and other people could download that stuffs?


You will be able to find basically every movie, TV series, song and software program you ever wanted. You will also literally be able to use your full bandwidth, allowing you to download, for example, a 5 GB HD movie in about 30 mins (depending of course on your internet connection speed). Another important difference between Usenet and torrents is that Usenet is very clean. You donít have to worry about spyware, malware, bogus password-protected downloads and all the other wonderful stuff that comes along with dirty, dirty torrenting.. ----- quote from Nick Pierno blog

redgtxdi said:   Ha ha. Wow, talk about blast from the past.......

rec.sport.xxxx.xxxxx.xxxxxx.......it was endless. You could find a group for ANYTHING!

Ahhhh, the good old days.

:cP


It was also the best way to download certain... uh.. art photos in the days before fast internet connections.

bobley said:   Signed up. What do I do with this?
If you don't know, you don't need it.

germanpope said:    You will be able to find basically every movie, TV series, song and software program you ever wanted. You will also literally be able to use your full bandwidth, allowing you to download, for example, a 5 GB HD movie in about 30 mins (depending of course on your internet connection speed). Another important difference between Usenet and torrents is that Usenet is very clean. You donít have to worry about spyware, malware, bogus password-protected downloads and all the other wonderful stuff that comes along with dirty, dirty torrenting.. ----- quote from Nick Pierno blog

That's not entirely accurate. There are some jackass posters that put up password-protected files and there are occasionally issues with virus/spyware/malware. However, it is generally pretty clean as noted in the quote, and the community is generally good at replying on any upload that is either password-protected or infected with something to warn others.

Note that the free account is limited to 1Mb speeds, so you will not get close to your full bandwidth unless you are still using a dial-up modem. Still, it's hard to argue with free.

germanpope said:   phatkrazy said:   what does usenet do?
Is like people upload stuffs to it and other people could download that stuffs?


You will be able to find basically every movie, TV series, song and software program you ever wanted. You will also literally be able to use your full bandwidth, allowing you to download, for example, a 5 GB HD movie in about 30 mins (depending of course on your internet connection speed). Another important difference between Usenet and torrents is that Usenet is very clean. You donít have to worry about spyware, malware, bogus password-protected downloads and all the other wonderful stuff that comes along with dirty, dirty torrenting.. ----- quote from Nick Pierno blog


thanks for more info
so i need newbin sw to work w/usenet

Gotta dust off my Agent newsreader...

Thanks for the post. Got my account and confirmation email. Anyone else getting "permission denied" when trying to download an 'article'? Maybe there's a delay for the account to go active.

Anybody know if they respond to DMCA notices?

I don't know why people think that files from Usenet are spyware free? Even if the Usenet hosted servers try to cleanse files for you, zero day viruses would be easily spread this way. It's like saying: "Don't worry...that porn star gets tested every few weeks for disease."

kdn102 said:    If they all jump off the Sears tower, should I do that too? Meh! I

there' must be a good reason why they jumping off the Sears tower! so you should do it too! haha

Wow, this is like deja vu. Or was it deja news? Now to find a reader and go dig up rec.boats.paddle again. Thanks OP.

PhilGil said:   redgtxdi said:   Ha ha. Wow, talk about blast from the past.......

rec.sport.xxxx.xxxxx.xxxxxx.......it was endless. You could find a group for ANYTHING!

Ahhhh, the good old days.

:cP


It was also the best way to download certain... uh.. art photos in the days before fast internet connections.


Ah the memories of waiting hours for a single eh.... art photo to download over a 2400 baud modem.

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Thanks OP!



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