Newsgroup noob help please!

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  1. Labster

    Labster OT Supporter

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    I'm basically clueless about using Newsgroups but people keep telling me how great they are. Any help would be great. thanks in advance
     
  2. P07r0457

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    what do you want from newsgroups? If it's discussion, forums are generally better. If it's software, don't be a theif and pay for your products.
     
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    Don't infringe on other people's copyright, I believe is what he's trying to say.

    But don't be a thief either.

    I never got newsgroups either, but I'm fine BitTorrenting everything I need, 99.9999% of the time. There are some great people out there.
     
  4. Labster

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    I'm more or less looking to use it for DVDs and music. Not software.
     
  5. mace

    mace i don't read

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    well the first thing you need is a server

    either one provided by your isp or one that you pay for.
     
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    you more or less are still a theif and pirate. Stealing DVDs and music are exactly as bad as stealing software.
     
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    1. server www.giganews.com

    2. client www.newsbin.com

    3. a way to find what you want www.newzbin.com

    pay for an account with 1 and 3 monthly, buy a binary newsreading client that supports nzb formatted xml files.

    essentially the usenet is a large group of servers who communicate with each other over port 119 using nntp protocol which is similar to smtp. The servers who are peers push all articles to each other, the users post articles to groups etc.
     
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    :crying::crying::crying:
     
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    ah, gotta love it when the people doing the "crybaby" emoticons are the ones actually doing the theiving :rolleyes: I swear parents need to be allowed to beat their kids, again... Now we just have a group of sissys in our youth.
     
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    my dad kicked my ass plenty of times :rofl:
     
  12. Labster

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    I'm not doing it to sell the dvds or even copy them. I want to preview before purchasing. I don't like having burnt dvds in my collection. They look tacky and my ocd won't allow me to have things that are not uniform.
     
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    Isn't it sissys who take beatings?

    There's plenty more of that going on between kids in school anyhow to compensate.
     
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    gay buttsex is not the same as a good old-fashioned ass beating by a belt.
     
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    It's not the same when the person dealing the punishment isn't an authority figure with an ethical point to make.
     
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    I could make some ethical points for them.
     
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    Maximumusenet.com is a bit cheaper than Giganews, though it has an 85 day retention instead of 100. And it says it's uncapped, but I keep maxing out around 1mbyte/sec, though that could be my connection.
     

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