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Anybody want to explain Usenet to me like I'm seven?

Discussion in 'Now Playing - TV Show Talk' started by cheesesteak, Apr 27, 2011.

  1. Dec 28, 2012 #701 of 1642
    MikeMar

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    I've signed up for like 7 of those newznab indexer sites and going to set them all up in sickbear/couch so if one fails or whatever. I figure it would cover
     
  2. Dec 28, 2012 #702 of 1642
    Fofer

    Fofer XenForo Rocks! TCF Club

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    Oops. I just found an email receipt for my $10 donation to dognzb. I totally forgot I'd already made one :eek:
     
  3. Dec 28, 2012 #703 of 1642
    DUDE_NJX

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    What's up with couchpota.to? Can't access the site to dl the software.
     
  4. Dec 30, 2012 #704 of 1642
    innocentfreak

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    I really wish there was an easy way to create something like what ReplayTV had but for TiVo for swapping shows.

    It seems everything even stuff 1yr+ is gone now or something else is going on with my setup. I tried to find a couple older season packs and everything failed. I had heard it was mostly new stuff that was disappearing, but now it appears it is going back to the beginning.
     
  5. Dec 30, 2012 #705 of 1642
    Malcontent

    Malcontent Aka: Smiling Bob

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    Which usenet provider are you using?
     
  6. Dec 30, 2012 #706 of 1642
    innocentfreak

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    Multiple. I still have Astraweb since in year plan as main. I have a cheap thunder news which I only keep due to the price. Xusenet free account, blocknews block account. I have another free account, but It is limited per month forget who. I also am trying a block from sslnews since I was hearing good things.

    It just seems everything in the last 24 hours I tried regardless of age failed.
     
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  8. Jan 1, 2013 #708 of 1642
    DUDE_NJX

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    How did you guys set up SB to start automatically on a Mac?
     
  9. Jan 1, 2013 #709 of 1642
    vertigo235

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    With automater I believe. I did it a long time ago.
     
  10. Jan 1, 2013 #710 of 1642
    tigercat74

    tigercat74 Lets go Bengals!!!!!

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    Is there anything I can do to repair a file on binsearch that has some missing parts? The files I am looking at are just missing some parts. The files are for this old house. Thanks in advance,
     
  11. Jan 1, 2013 #711 of 1642
    danterner

    danterner Not it!

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    Begin by carefully labeling each existing part. Next, remove any pressed fiberboard from the file parts you have. Disassemble their joints, and repair any split spindles with a scarf joint. After you have done this, drill dowel holes in the broken ends of the available file parts. Insert the missing parts. Apply glue and allow sufficient drying time. Brush on a heavy coat of semi-paste finish remover, and then download carefully once the complete file has been fully reassembled.
     
  12. Jan 1, 2013 #712 of 1642
    Hoffer

    Hoffer Captain Chaos

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    I just went out to try and download something from a couple months ago. I found 4 different uploads of it. All of them say article not found. I did a google search on it and found people saying that DMCA takedowns are being done on Usenet now. I've only seen this the last couple months.
     
  13. Jan 1, 2013 #713 of 1642
    Fofer

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    [​IMG]
     
  14. Jan 1, 2013 #714 of 1642
    SeanC

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    [Chandler Jarrell]
    My dear, sweet brother Numsie!
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    :D

    Love that movie.
     
  15. Jan 1, 2013 #715 of 1642
    NetJunkie

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    Yep. If it's not a recent release it's getting tough to find. I tried to grab a few seasons of a show the other night and anything older than a month was just gone off EasyNews. I may sign up with a usenet provider in Europe to see if it's better.
     
  16. Jan 1, 2013 #716 of 1642
    bareyb

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    It's definitely tightening up. The UFC event from last weekend didn't even show up at all on most of the indexing sites I use. That's a first. It showed up one of the ones I use, but not until the next day. Usually they are there by midnight...

    I hate to say it, but I think we may be seeing the beginning of the end. There's some dude who used to run an indexing site that turned traitor and is now working for the UFC and others to shut it all down.
     
  17. Jan 1, 2013 #717 of 1642
    pteronaut

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    I'm wondering if it is any easier for Mark Monitor to identify the contents of a usenet packet than that of a BT packet for it's snooping.
     
  18. Jan 1, 2013 #718 of 1642
    Azlen

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    There are only a handful of usenet backbones now, Highwinds, Astraweb, Giganews, Readnews and some European providers. Here's a map [​IMG]

    With so few, it is fairly easy to send DCMA takedown requests. It's not nearly as easy with torrents.
     
  19. Jan 1, 2013 #719 of 1642
    NetJunkie

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    Interesting. Thanks.
     
  20. Jan 1, 2013 #720 of 1642
    MikeMar

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    So if you had a block of data from all of those, would that help at all. Or most likely if gone from one it's gone from others (at least pretty soon)??
     

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