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  1. Hathegkla

    Hathegkla New Member

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    ok, so its been 12 years since I've hit up the news groups and people keep telling me I should get back in the game. I'm just wondering what's a good service to use thats not too expensive.
     
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    AJP 7-1 LOL Green Gay OT Supporter

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    Hathegkla New Member

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    cool I'll check it out.
     
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    I would recommend easynews. 30GB for $10.00, up to four weeks of retention, no rate limits (I get 500kB/s), unlimited simultaneous connections and, most importantly, they support sourceforge. So, if you enjoy open source software, you should support them by giving them your business...
     
  5. AJP

    AJP 7-1 LOL Green Gay OT Supporter

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    30gb :mamoru:, I get 1.3mb/s from newshosting, run 12 connections, and even though they say 40 days retention I have downloaded things 65 days old.
     
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    ...but do they support sourceforge? I don't think so...
     
  7. Hathegkla

    Hathegkla New Member

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    hmmmm, 1.3mb/s sounds a lot better than the average 25mb/s I get on torrents lol, but I'll take 500, shit. well I'll take a look at both. but I'm definitely gonna get one this friday (payday).
     
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    Because both services offer unlimited bandwidth, how much speed you get will be determined by your internet connection and not their's...
     
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    Hey, did you just say 1.3mb/s? That's only 166kB/s!
     
  10. AJP

    AJP 7-1 LOL Green Gay OT Supporter

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    You know what I meant 1.3 Mb/s
     
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    AJP 7-1 LOL Green Gay OT Supporter

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    I download 30gb in a few days. In a normal month I probably download 150gb+
     
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    Umm, do you mean 1.3MB/s (megabytes per second)? If so, that's awesomely fast. If you mean 1.3Mb/s (megabits per second) then that's more typical of what a consumer internet connection is like...

    Yeah, that's a lot of downloading. You either delete a lot of what you download or you buy an awful lot of harddrives...

    You can buy a higher limit but it will cost more, so your value will depend on your usage. If you weren't going to download that much anyways, then it's a waste to spend so much on a high download limit...
     
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    AJP 7-1 LOL Green Gay OT Supporter

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    I mean 1.3MB/s

    Yeah, that's a lot of downloading. You either delete a lot of what you download or you buy an awful lot of harddrives...

    DVD-R's, and HDTV movies
     
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    I personally use Giganews, cost more for the unlimited but it is 70 day retention.
     
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    DaveyD Fuck Ohio State, son

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    I use Astra. http://www.news.astraweb.com/
    I bought 90 gig a while ago, and haven't touched it for a while now. But I know it is there when I want to down load something.
     

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