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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. Jan 2, 2014 #1041 of 1642
    Win Joy Jr

    Win Joy Jr Active Member

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    Well, the Credit Card I am using for frugelusenet has expired. Before I go and make the changes on PayPal, any suggestions for a provider? I have been having issues getting complete posts recently...
     
  2. Jan 2, 2014 #1042 of 1642
    Ment

    Ment Active Member

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    Try Tweaknews trial on your incompletes. Anything more than a few days out you'll probably not get but its worth a shot. I use it as my block backup to Blocknews/frugal. It used to be when you let the trial run out they'd send you a coupon code but don't know if thats in effect anymore.
     
  3. Jan 2, 2014 #1043 of 1642
    Malcontent

    Malcontent Aka: Smiling Bob

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    +1 Ment

    I would keep Frugal and buy a block from Tweaknews (use as backup server) which is what I've done. The block should last a good while because it won't be used unless parts are missing from Frugal. A pretty cheap and effective combo. No provider(s) is 100% bullet proof.

    BTW, are you having completion issues downloading new or old stuff?

    Best thing is to automate as much of your downloading as possible with programs like Sickbeard/Nzbdrone and Couchpotato.
     
  4. Jan 2, 2014 #1044 of 1642
    Win Joy Jr

    Win Joy Jr Active Member

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    Yeah, I know I need to automate. Its a combination of new and old that I am having issues with.
     
  5. Jan 2, 2014 #1045 of 1642
    danterner

    danterner Not it!

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    Yes
     
  6. Jan 4, 2014 #1046 of 1642
    bengalfreak

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  7. Jan 5, 2014 #1047 of 1642
    The Spud

    The Spud Rather be cruising TCF Club

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    I spent some time playing with NZBDrone yesterday and I think it so much more elegant than Sickbeard. It took me a while to get everything configured correctly, probably because I was making it more complicated than necessary. The true test will come on Tuesday when 2 shows should be automatically downloaded. Assuming NZBDrone passes the test, I will be switching for good.
     
  8. Jan 5, 2014 #1048 of 1642
    Malcontent

    Malcontent Aka: Smiling Bob

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    One of the features of Nzbdrone I like is if a download fails, it will try and download a different release of the episode. Drone blacklists the failed release so that it won't attempt to download the same release again. This currently only works if your using Sabnzbd.
     
  9. Jan 5, 2014 #1049 of 1642
    MikeMar

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    uhhh I could not for the life of me get NzbDrone to see my NAS at all. And I get so lost in that it runs as a service, I dislike that you can't easily turn it off like SickBeard

    Looks really slick and great features, but I'll probably never use it now, oh well
     
  10. Jan 5, 2014 #1050 of 1642
    vertigo235

    vertigo235 Active Member TCF Club

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    I'm running sickbeard on my synology Nas, doesn't look like an option w nzbdrone.
     
  11. Jan 5, 2014 #1051 of 1642
    MikeMar

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    I just run sickbeard on my PC and it has 0 problems seeing my NAS at any time
     
  12. Jan 5, 2014 #1052 of 1642
    vertigo235

    vertigo235 Active Member TCF Club

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    I like sickbeard running on my Nas because it is self contained media center, and my pc doesnt have to be left on all the time. Even though it pretty much is anyhow.

    I do have go run couchpotato on my pc though, it seems to to choke out on my Nas.
     
  13. Jan 5, 2014 #1053 of 1642
    Malcontent

    Malcontent Aka: Smiling Bob

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    Have you tried posting to the Nzbdrone support forum? Maybe you can get some help trouble shooting.
     
  14. Jan 5, 2014 #1054 of 1642
    Malcontent

    Malcontent Aka: Smiling Bob

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    Quick follow up.

    https://github.com/NzbDrone/NzbDrone/wiki/FAQ

     
  15. Jan 8, 2014 #1055 of 1642
    bengalfreak

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    My wife is a big fan of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills. When doing a search, I can find no NZB's whatsoever of the current season. Seasons 1 - 3 are listed but nothing at all for season four. Any ideas why that would be?
     
  16. Jan 8, 2014 #1056 of 1642
    DUDE_NJX

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    A small victory for humanity? ;)
     
  17. Jan 8, 2014 #1057 of 1642
    brettatk

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    It was probably the same person who uploaded Season's 1-3 and for whatever reason they decided to stop and not do Season 4. It's happened for a number of shows I used to download like Iron Chef, Cupcake Wars, Chopped, etc. I haven't been able to download any in the past year or so.
     
  18. Jan 8, 2014 #1058 of 1642
    Malcontent

    Malcontent Aka: Smiling Bob

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    I was able to find the first 4 episodes of the new season but that all. Three episodes are HD and one is SD. I found them on Dognzb.
     
  19. KungFuCow

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    Anyone got any invites to any of the big index sites they'd be willing to share?
     
  20. etsolow

    etsolow Don't Try

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    I don't know if you'd consider it "big" but https://www.nmatrix.co.za is in open registration until Feb 1. I've been using it as my go-to site for quite some time.
     

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