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  • BravoGolf Moderator 4 Oct 2005 18:25:20 12,740 posts
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    I'm trying to use this Usenet thingy and can't find myself a decent software for searching through all the posts and stuff. I tried NewsBin Pro and UseNext, but my God, they are really counter intuitive!

    Any reccomendations?

    By the way, what's the difference between newsgroups and usenet?
  • Retroid Moderator 4 Oct 2005 18:38:50 44,503 posts
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    Download Grabit. The software is free but the bloke also does his own paid-for usenet service, to which I'm subscribed. Quite decent.

    Usenet is the blanket term for Newsgroups so far as I can tell.

    Enjoy :)
  • BravoGolf Moderator 4 Oct 2005 19:12:10 12,740 posts
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    Retroid wrote:
    Download Grabit. The software is free but the bloke also does his own paid-for usenet service, to which I'm subscribed. Quite decent.

    Usenet is the blanket term for Newsgroups so far as I can tell.

    Enjoy :)

    Grabit looks very nice, ta Retroid and Furbs for that clarification :-P

    Retroid, or anyone for that matter, can you reccomend any newsgroups to point to?
  • Vroom 4 Oct 2005 19:32:10 4,644 posts
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    Evnin chaps!

    Hey Dad! ;o)

    I've been using grabit for a few days now. It does look better but it doesn't seem to have the lovely automated method for putting your files back together like usenext had :o(

    Anyone else getting an awfull lot of corrupt files and incomplete files?

    Vroom

  • The-Old-Bill 4 Oct 2005 19:33:19 5,101 posts
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    Grrrrrr.


    BRAVO!

    /gets out his shotgun

    :o)
  • The-Old-Bill 4 Oct 2005 19:39:18 5,101 posts
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    P.S. Sorry about that vroom!, I may have gotten you confused with Vanquish.

    Edit-Ah dear, forgot the explamation mark.

    Edited by The Old Bill at 19:43:49 04-10-2005
  • BravoGolf Moderator 4 Oct 2005 19:43:23 12,740 posts
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    The Old Bill apologises:
    P.S. Sorry about that vroom!, I may have gotten you confused with Vanquish.

    Edit-Ah dear, forgot the explamation mark.


    Hehe, I never mentioned your name, Old Bill. It was kind of fitting though, I mean, after all, Vroom! is very childish ;)

    You could always inflict some revenge via CS:S ;)
  • Vroom 4 Oct 2005 19:45:04 4,644 posts
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    The Old Bill wrote:
    P.S. Sorry about that vroom!, I may have gotten you confused with Vanquish.

    Edit-Ah dear, forgot the explamation mark.

    Edited by The Old Bill at 19:43:49 04-10-2005

    Jesus H Christ Bill, did you just accuse me of being a newbie?

    I was here before Bravo.

    BRAVO!!!!

    /BG and Vroom take aim at Bill.
    /BG spots distant Driv3r fan.
    /They shoot, laugh and cuddle a little, just a little mind.

    Vroom

  • The-Old-Bill 4 Oct 2005 19:45:49 5,101 posts
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    Ah.....

    Shite :)

    /hastily deletes posts

    :) (I'll click on that link later, my connection's b0rk3d due to my torrent
  • The-Old-Bill 4 Oct 2005 19:47:09 5,101 posts
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    Vroom! wrote:
    Jesus H Christ Bill, did you just accuse me of being a newbie?

    I was here before Bravo.
    Naw, I called you a little tyke :)



    Sweetums

    /runs
  • BravoGolf Moderator 4 Oct 2005 19:47:46 12,740 posts
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    Vroom! wrote:
    Jesus H Christ Bill, did you just accuse me of being a newbie?

    I was here before Bravo.

    BRAVO!!!!

    /BG and Vroom take aim at Bill.
    /BG spots distant Driv3r fan.
    /They shoot, laugh and cuddle a little, just a little mind.

    /Feels Vroom!'s hand wander
    /Backs away
  • tonynibbles 6 Oct 2005 10:16:39 2,247 posts
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    I got a license for NewzBin pro (I like to give something back, so I buy a license for this software :p)

    But recently switched to the vastly superior NewsLeecher. Simply awesome. Snarf! Snarf! Snarf! Its the future!

    I recommend this guide about NewsGroups for newbies
    Also, get a Giganews subscription.
    And I find the site www.newzbin.com to be useful...
  • tonynibbles 6 Oct 2005 10:29:51 2,247 posts
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    blizeH wrote:
    Would you recommend using this to download .. PS2 .... backups ... ?

    I was going to use it for films some time ago, but they're all DVD rips at 4.7GB on the groups, not very useful for someone with a DivX DVD player ;(

    Well, how else would I have Winning Eleven 9 on PSP and PS2?

    I also got hold of Batman Begins on Saturday. The quality is probably the same as retail. I cant see the compression you can so easily moan about with pirate copies.
    Oh, and that 4.6gb video-only iso took 4Hrs to Download and rip to DVD.

    Newsgroups piss on bit-torrent.

    And If you've a PS2 made after Nov '03 - it will play DVD-R /RWs. Fuck the DIVx dvd!

    [disclaimer: the above is entirely fictional]

    Edited by tonynibbles at 10:32:05 06-10-2005
  • Clart 6 Oct 2005 10:35:31 992 posts
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    Vroom! wrote:
    Evnin chaps!

    Hey Dad! ;o)

    I've been using grabit for a few days now. It does look better but it doesn't seem to have the lovely automated method for putting your files back together like usenext had :o(

    Anyone else getting an awfull lot of corrupt files and incomplete files?


    I've been using Grabit for years - it's my favourite news reader by far (especially cos its free). The rebuild corrupt posts, you'll need to d/l the PAR2 files. You then use a program (can't remember the name of it) to rebuild the PARs. This fixes and repairs the RARs.

    If you don't want to d/l whole groups worth of headers, try using NZB files. There are some sites that allow you to d/l them for free. The idea is you search for wehat you want on a usenet search engine, d/l the NZB files and double click on them.
    Grabit will automatically read them, and add the files to the Batch window for download.
  • brokenkey 6 Oct 2005 10:35:39 6,939 posts
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    blizeH wrote:
    Would you recommend using this to download .. PS2 .... backups ... ?

    I was going to use it for films some time ago, but they're all DVD rips at 4.7GB on the groups, not very useful for someone with a DivX DVD player ;(

    So you didn't do a search for newsgroups with divx in the title?

    Usenet is for internet experts only.

    3DS 3497-0122-1484
    XBL/PSN/NNID: CptnBrokenkey

  • MikeD 20 Oct 2005 14:33:42 10,063 posts
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    Newzbin is down. :-(

    Hoep this is temporary. I had just purchased half a year's worth of membership. It was ever so convenient for tv series and such.
  • HiddenPooh 20 Oct 2005 15:05:48 1,427 posts
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    Newsleecher is the most useful bit of software you will ever buy. I also have an account with Newshosting who only charge 15 dollars a month for unlimited downloading.
  • HiddenPooh 20 Oct 2005 15:07:14 1,427 posts
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    Also, remember that you can pay extra with Newsleecher to get their own SuperSearch facility which works really well.
  • DiscoMike 20 Oct 2005 15:08:59 570 posts
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    I am a slave to News Bin Pro / Usersetserver.com / Newzbin
  • silentbob 20 Oct 2005 15:44:20 28,947 posts
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    HiddenPooh wrote:
    Newsleecher is the most useful bit of software you will ever buy. I also have an account with Newshosting who only charge 15 dollars a month for unlimited downloading.
    +10 - they are excellent - and while their retension isn't great, you can make up to 4 concurrent connections and speeds are always good with very little problems I have found.

    Also, to find out where things are use this webby. Their new beta search is excellent.

    Edited by silentbob at 15:48:43 20-10-2005

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  • DiscoMike 20 Oct 2005 15:51:06 570 posts
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    MikeD wrote:
    Newzbin is down. :-(

    Hoep this is temporary. I had just purchased half a year's worth of membership. It was ever so convenient for tv series and such.

    And now it's back !!!
  • BravoGolf Moderator 20 Oct 2005 16:00:10 12,740 posts
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    Heh, after much research and various free trials, I'm now usin easynews. Simply the best! Best I say!
  • MikeD 20 Oct 2005 17:25:25 10,063 posts
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    DiscoMike wrote:
    And now it's back !!!

    hurrah!

    Arrested development, here I come!
  • Dirtbox 22 Oct 2005 13:08:26 77,453 posts
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    Check your mail.

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