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XS Usenet: Free 1Mbit accounts

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by InvincibleCucumber, Oct 20, 2011.

  1. InvincibleCucumber

    InvincibleCucumber Newbie

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    They've reopened for registration. I registered by selecting Netherlands for country. Below the captcha you also have to solve a mathematical equation. They'll email you your username and password.

    http://www.xsusenet.com/#2
     
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  2. WizGizmo

    WizGizmo Super Moderator Staff Member Premium Member

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    Moved to the Lounge. We do not allow downloads
    or anything else that requires an opt-in in the
    Members Download section.

    "Wiz"
     
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  3. davidmayerc

    davidmayerc Registered Member

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    when entering the captcha i keep getting Error message, any solution?
     
  4. Shifty

    Shifty Newbie

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    worked fine for me, entered the captcha and the verification code under it, try it again
     
  5. rakoom2002

    rakoom2002 Supreme Member

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    I always thought usenet was a scam. everytime I look for a download on torrents and shit they recommend usenet. What is it? A P2P Like limewire?
     
  6. saxgod

    saxgod Regular Member

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    Lol
    usenet is one of the oldest networks and technolgy on the internet. Even older then www. Usenet started in the 70's and www in the 90's.

    Usenet was actually a prelude to wat forums are today: newsgroups. You could (and still can) post threads and reply to messages in different categories.

    You have to realise that back then there was no www and everything on the internet was done in terminal screens like telnet.
    So you would dial in to ur isp and get a command prompt. No fancy graphics, just something like a dos box.
    Since bandwith over the internet was limited and expensive the isp preffered u to stay on their local network thus every isp had its own usenet server and all these servers would be linked together creating a worldwide network. The internet back then was really an interlinking of networks. Irc also comes out of this period.

    Nowadays usenet gets used primairely for binairy transfers, thus big files. Lots of pirated content.
    Since all these servers are interlinked it does not really matter what server u use since they all have the same content.
    More important is the retention aka how long something stays on disk at the big isps.
    Nowadays thr bigger servers are around thousand days, which means that u can download something from 3 years back.

    Since there is no p2p u get very high speeds (i dl at 10mb/s from newshosting). Also the law in my country says that u cannot share pirated content, but they say nothing about downloading. So torrents are illigal since u also upload but usenet is not...

    If u want to see what the internet looked like before www take a look at the transcripts on takedown.com
     
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  7. rakoom2002

    rakoom2002 Supreme Member

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    Nice. Lol, a little embarrassed now. Anyway I appreciate the info, Thats pretty cool about the D/L speeds. I just will have to figure out how to use it now.

     
  8. charlie3

    charlie3 Senior Member

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    I've been thinking about starting to use UseNet in replacement of torrents. I'll try this out. Thanks :)