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. logic88

    logic88 Well-Known Member

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    Too bad nzbs.org and pfmonkey.com are invite-only.

    Is 6box.me open for registrations? I just tried and it gave a vSphere error.
     
  2. Malcontent

    Malcontent Ancient Astronaut Theorist

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    Another reliable indexer is NZBFinder

    They opened up after NzbMatrix closed and have been very reliable. They are upfront about charging an annual fee. 10 Euro a year gets you 5000 API hits a day and unlimited downloads.

    You can sign up for free and get 10 API hits a day and 3 downloads.
     
  3. logic88

    logic88 Well-Known Member

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    Well, maybe I'm a glutton for punishment but I ended up paying for a "lifetime" VIP subscription to nzb.is for 10€.

    We'll have to see how long "lifetime" is. :)
     
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  4. laria

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    I've paid for two "lifetime" subscriptions now that went away (nzbmatrix and now Dog). I think I'm done with them. :)
     
  5. Kamakzie

    Kamakzie Are you serious bro?

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    Does anyone else do automated push besides dog? I really don't want to set up other programs like couch potato etc If I don't have to.
     
  6. Malcontent

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    I don't know of any other indexer that has automated push.

    Newznab indexers have RSS feeds that you can add tv shows/movies to and will be downloaded when RSS feeds are polled (when shows and movies are indexed) from Sabnzbd, ect. Look for "My Shows" or "My Movies" on just about any Newznab indexer. You won't have the level of control or features you would find on Dognzb.

    Nzbgeek has a more sophisticated RSS feed system then the average Newznab indexer. It's called "Geekseek". It's still not on Dog's level but is better then stock Newznab.

    Nzbgeek charges an annual fee but they do have a 14 day free trial.

    https://nzbgeek.info
     
  7. Nov 6, 2015 #1587 of 1871
    logic88

    logic88 Well-Known Member

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    I'm currently with Astraweb and I've noticed that they have a lot of problem with certain posts. So many problems that that they had to post a status update about it. Their explanation is that XSNews/Easyusenet isn't propagating their articles properly.

    http://helpdesk.astraweb.com/index.php?_m=news&_a=viewnews&newsid=66

    Has anyone else noticed a problem with XSNews/Easyusenet posts? If not, which provider do you use? I'm thinking about switching to News Demon.
     
  8. Nov 6, 2015 #1588 of 1871
    innocentfreak

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    There are several posts in reddit.com/r/usenet about it.

    The consensus seems to be the issue lies with Astraweb.
     
  9. Nov 6, 2015 #1589 of 1871
    brettatk

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    I've been wondering why I've had so many failed downloads lately, I guess that explains it. Not much I can really do about it. I've been with Astraweb for many years. Thing is that I haven't been charged by them in about 4 years. I always use to renew yearly with the unlimited option for around $90. I think my credit card expired one year and I never went in and changed it. I'm going to ride it out for as long as I can. When the day comes it stops working I'll look somewhere else. Hard to beat free and it must not be too important to them.
     
  10. Dec 5, 2015 #1590 of 1871
    innocentfreak

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    Quick question somewhat on and off topic.

    I am looking to build a dedicated Plex Windows PC to handle 3-4 streams at once while at the same time running SickBeard/Sonarr/CouchPotato.

    What are you guys running? I looked at the Intel Nuc machines but they don't support a 3.5 drive and I figured I would use a SSD for the OS and a WD Black drive for the landing drive for Sabnzbd. I have my Synology for storage, but I don't want to run anything on it and would prefer a separate machine.
     
  11. Malcontent

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    The indexer Pfmonkey has opened for new registrations. I'm not certain how long that will last (probably will close registrations after Christmas).
     
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  12. vertigo235

    vertigo235 Well-Known Member TCF Club

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    I use my Synology 415+, and I also have my desktop as secondary which also does syncs and now optimization transcodes.
     
  13. Kamakzie

    Kamakzie Are you serious bro?

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    Closed already, does anybody have an invite they would share?
     
  14. Malcontent

    Malcontent Ancient Astronaut Theorist

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    It looks like they opened 225 slots and they were filled quickly.

    PM me an email address.
     
  15. Jan 4, 2016 #1595 of 1871
    Malcontent

    Malcontent Ancient Astronaut Theorist

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    FYI,

    Frugalusenet has doubled it's retention from 300 days to 600 days with no price increase. Now allows 50 connections.
     
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    MikeMar

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    I always forget, does having it set at 10 vs 50 connections make a difference?
     
  17. Jan 4, 2016 #1597 of 1871
    Malcontent

    Malcontent Ancient Astronaut Theorist

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    It may help if you had a really fast internet connection. Something like Google fiber speed. I don't see the need for 50 connections for the average home user. It marketing.
     
  18. Jan 4, 2016 #1598 of 1871
    MikeMar

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    yeah mine isn't that fast, so I'll just keep it at 10, works fine enough

    I tried 20 once and made no difference
     
  19. Jan 4, 2016 #1599 of 1871
    KungFuCow

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    Ive bounced from place to place trying to max out my connection and cant do it. Fastest speed Ive seen is about 23MB/s down and thats really rare. Usually its about 16MB/s. Even switched to Super News after someone here said they were able to get close to 300mbit from them.
     
  20. Jan 4, 2016 #1600 of 1871
    vertigo235

    vertigo235 Well-Known Member TCF Club

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    Yeah I can max out supernews for sure 300mbit connection but it does slow down during peak hours.

    Early morning and during the day though it's easy to max out.
     

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