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Anyone Still Use Usenet?

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by djever, May 2, 2011.

  1. djever

    djever Registered Member

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    Just wondering if anyone out there is still on Usenet?
    What apps and services do you use?
    Do you get a usenet account, plug it into an app, find nzbs, download, extract,..?

    Does anyone promote any usenet related offers/products?

    I have a usenet file sharing application. Its still in beta but we launched already. I'm looking for some feedback on the app UI/functionality and maybe a few suggestions for promoting it.

    I'll give upgraded versions free to a few testers so you get the full app experience.

    Jr.VIPs get a free upgrade too.
     
  2. Baraba

    Baraba Regular Member

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    I still use Usenet. For posting and reading I use Google Groups, although I receive lots of spam because of this. Currently I share files via filesonic and can't remember when was the last time I downloaded a file off the usenet. It must have been ages ago.
     
  3. cnick79

    cnick79 Power Member

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    I use Astraweb's server which gives me full 30MB down and nzbmatrix for NZB's. I run sabnzbd and CouchPotato on my HTPC. I tell CP what movies I want and adds it to sabnzbd for me. When it's down, it will repair the file is necessary, move the file to wherever I want, renames it, and also automatically updates XBMC. CP has a FireFox plugin so whenever I go to imdb.com I can automatically add a movie from their site. There's also an App for mobile phones that will do all of this if you can the barcode of a movie.

    This setup is awesome. Automation at its finest.

    EDIT: You're charging people for you app? CouchPotato and sabnzbd are free, and you would have to have a much better app to get me to purchase yours over these free ones.
     
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  4. Stalli0n

    Stalli0n Junior Member

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    I only use it sometimes, mostly One-Click-Hoster like rapidshare, netload
     
  5. blackhit

    blackhit Super Moderator Staff Member Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    I'm not using it for IM but for the rest it's my main source for movies, music, games, books and (non-IM) apps.
    Using a server with a 900+ days retention so 98% of the time I'm looking for something, it's there...:D
     
  6. djever

    djever Registered Member

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    The change is only for the download bandwidth. The app is free. With our app you don't have a usenet account from astraweb.

    I'll send you a PM so you can try the app. We pretty much automated a lot of the steps.

     
  7. djever

    djever Registered Member

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    Who is your provider?

    What download speed do you get? :)
     
  8. blackhit

    blackhit Super Moderator Staff Member Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    Provider is Newshosting.
    Speed is unlimited, only capped by my ISP max speed.
     
  9. sip

    sip Junior Member

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    i use it everyd ay for pretty much all my tv programs and movies

    giganews 1000 days retention as of today and i can DL at 50mbps if virgin media aint throttling it.
     
  10. rbbadzz

    rbbadzz Registered Member

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    I don't know I had Usenet two years ago for like 3 months and I couldn't seem to find anything I couldn't find off PB or D'noid torrent sites. It wasn't worth the added monthly to me. I will admit I prolly didn't take the time to config everything correctly. Seemed a bit too technical the way to set it up. You make it as easy as setting up Ut*rrent and you may have a winner.
     
  11. MonoPuff

    MonoPuff Junior Member

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    Bintube will basically spoil the fuck out of you... Streaming media on usenet
     
  12. Flurbuff

    Flurbuff Regular Member

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    Usenet is great for shows you can't see in your country. Seems a bit more secure than using torrents.
     
  13. GoldenGlovez

    GoldenGlovez Moderator Staff Member Moderator Jr. VIP

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    As someone who travels the world; Usenet is my most valued monthly subscription. Nothing compares in speed and reliability to Usenet, when connecting from different countries. I used Giganews for many years, however two years ago I switched to Newsdemon and get the same great retention and speed for less cost (I pay $9/mo for Unlimited Bandwidth w/ SSL). The price has gone up for new customers but is still very low priced.

    I highly suggest using SabNZBd+ for your reader application. It's free and integrates with your web browser, just typing in "localhost:8080" (or using a Bookmark) brings up the application interface. There are also Firefox addons that will further integrate your SabNZBd installation. For example: When you visit indexing sites such as binsearch or nzbds, it will create a NZB icon next to each listing and when clicked will automatically add the file to your download queue. Beats the paid competition blindfolded.
     
  14. theadultsplayground

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    I use the hell out of usenet (pay monthly for it).
     
  15. djever

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    So is anyone interested in trying the app? Free premium accounts.

    Just search in Google for Gygan. Download and install the app. PM or post your username and get a free account upgrade.
     
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    Astraweb and Binsearch with SSL connections is the most secure way to go, not even your ISP can know what is going on. Plus, I don't think that an ISP will ever throttle as long as you are utilizing SSL connections.

    I also second Flurbluff regarding international content.
     
  17. yaseking

    yaseking Registered Member

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    I?m insterested in your app affilate program,cound you pm me some tips and
    tricks.
     
  18. Roparadise

    Roparadise BANNED BANNED

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    Whats the difference between usenet and torrents?
     
  19. Typlo

    Typlo Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    It filled up wіth trolls аnd spam, thеn vBulletin аnd phpbb camе аlоng аnd wе suddenly had these comfy, popular, rеlativеlу troll-free and totally spam-free discussion forums, mоst of thеm run by responsible adults. We deserted Usenet іn droves.
     
  20. Roparadise

    Roparadise BANNED BANNED

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    I've never used usenet before,I think its before my time lol.