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blackstarinc 04-17-2013 04:27 AM

Usenet Deal - Unlimited + Online Storage $6/mo - +VPN $10/mo - 50% Off All Block Plans - Newsdemon
 
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Newsdemon is having a one day sale on a lot of their products:

https://www.newsdemon.com/usenet-...er2013.php

Unlimited + Online Storage - $6.00/mo (for the lifetime of the account)
https://www.newsdemon.com/billing...April2013a
COUPON CODE April2013a

Unlimited + Online Storage + VPN - $10/ mo (for the lifetime of the account)
https://www.newsdemon.com/billing...April2013b
COUPON CODE April2013b

All block accounts are 50% Off:
https://www.newsdemon.com/usenet-...er2013.php
USE COUPON CODE: "April2013c" at checkout
10GB - $1.00 = https://www.newsdemon.com/billing...April2013c
25GB - $2.50 = https://www.newsdemon.com/billing...April2013c
50GB - $5.00 = https://www.newsdemon.com/billing...April2013c
75GB - $6.00 = https://www.newsdemon.com/billing...April2013c
100GB - $7.50 = https://www.newsdemon.com/billing...April2013c
200GB - $9.50 = https://www.newsdemon.com/billing...April2013c
500GB - $23.50 = https://www.newsdemon.com/billing...April2013c
1000GB - $43.50 = https://www.newsdemon.com/billing...April2013c

wikipost 04-17-2013 04:27 AM

This post can and should be edited by users like you :)
 
This is great for downloading all those free public domain shows like TED.

http://sickbeard.com/

This is great for movies
https://couchpota.to

This is great for downloading all the Linux ISOs. It's also cross-platform :)
--It's really just a nzb downloader

http://sabnzbd.org

mrtasan 04-17-2013 04:41 AM

wow pretty good deal, but i dont dl much so no need

reg036 04-17-2013 05:49 AM

They are a Highwinds reseller FYI!

jclyon41 04-17-2013 05:51 AM

They were doing really well for a while but now they've gone the way of Astraweb.

srnrsn 04-17-2013 05:54 AM

Noob question - are Highwinds resellers to be avoided for any reason? Also, does anyone have experience with their VPN service?

elite001 04-17-2013 06:04 AM

noob question, I've been googling around about "usenet" and still have not yet too sure what does it mean... could any1 care to just give me a brief explanation in simple words what is usenet is actually means?
thanks in advance

ratherDashing 04-17-2013 06:07 AM

FYI:

Harry: Welcome to live chat support.
Harry: Hello.How may I assist you ?
Me: Harry, I have an account already at newsdemon and i see you are running a special today for $6 a month using the coupon code April2013a I was wondering if I could change my plan to the $6 a month plan.
Harry: May I know the Member id/ User name ?
Me: Username/Member Id: XXXXXXXX
Harry: Thank you for the info.
Harry: Please wait while I look into your account information.
Harry: Thank you for your patience.
Harry: [Me], I have successfully moved your account to current promotional as requested. You will be charged $6.00/month from your next re-bill.
Harry: Is there is anything else that I can help you with?
Me: thank you sir. that is it
Harry: My pleasure.
Harry: Thank you for using Live Chat support.
Harry: Have a great time [Me].

moku160 04-17-2013 06:10 AM

I currently pay $6 for another provider. but an additional $4 will give me a vpn and online storage? might have to jump on this

anyone have experience with their vpn and or online storage systems?

m6284505 04-17-2013 06:11 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by elite001 (Post 58906050)
noob question, I've been googling around about "usenet" and still have not yet too sure what does it mean... could any1 care to just give me a brief explanation in simple words what is usenet is actually means?
thanks in advance

Whatever you do, DO NOT believe any post by user boltman2007. In fact, block him now.

Usenet is where some people download games, movies, pictures, mp3s...literally anything, illegal and legal. What you do there is not our concern but some people here think they can be the internet police and preach their views to you, like the name above.

pikabb 04-17-2013 06:12 AM

Can anyone comment on how this compares to Thundernews? Lately I've been having trouble grabbing things using Thundernews and am wondering if this would be any better. Thanks!

jamori 04-17-2013 06:12 AM

I signed up with a .edu account (which could/should have provided an additional 25% discount), but was charged $7.80. Paypal didn't let me review the actual payment amount before charging. Here's the email I just sent to support:

Quote:

I signed up from the promotion page which listed a $6/month unlimited plan: https://www.newsdemon.com/billing...April2013a but I was charged $7.80.

I used a .edu email address, which should have netted an additional 25% discount.

From http://www.newsdemon.com/educator...scount.php :
"This exclusive offer from NewsDemon.com Newsgroups is available on all of our subscription based plans. Simply enter your school email address at checkout and our system will automatically apply your discount." Nothing on that page or the promotion page listed above indicates it cannot be combined with other offers.

Paypal did not allow me to review the actual amount which would be charged before charging my account. Please either: correct my subscription rate to $6 - 25% = $4.5/month and issue a refund of $7.80 - $4.5 = $3.30, or cancel my account and refund my full payment of $7.80.

JiNaMoN 04-17-2013 06:20 AM

What kind of speeds do you guys usually see on these services for dling torrents

goblinpunk 04-17-2013 06:24 AM

Keep in mind, for most users block accounts are really a much better value. At the TB price it's 4.4 cents/gb. You would have to download over 137 gb per month to make the $6/month more cost efficient than the TB block account.

reg036 04-17-2013 06:29 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by srnrsn (Post 58905920)
Noob question - are Highwinds resellers to be avoided for any reason? Also, does anyone have experience with their VPN service?

Highwainds is one of the major usenest companies and they are based in the United States and therefor follow DMCA takedown notices very fast and effectively. Some people do not like this and prefer independent or a Dutch usenet provider.

Quote:

Originally Posted by elite001 (Post 58906050)
noob question, I've been googling around about "usenet" and still have not yet too sure what does it mean... could any1 care to just give me a brief explanation in simple words what is usenet is actually means?
thanks in advance

Google is your friend! The lifehacker article is out of date with software & providers but the info is good!

Quote:

Originally Posted by pikabb (Post 58906186)
Can anyone comment on how this compares to Thundernews? Lately I've been having trouble grabbing things using Thundernews and am wondering if this would be any better. Thanks!

Thundernews is also a Highwinds reseller so you'd have the same issues!

http://www.newsgroupservers.net/

jamori 04-17-2013 06:51 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by jamori (Post 58906190)
I signed up with a .edu account (which could/should have provided an additional 25% discount), but was charged $7.80. Paypal didn't let me review the actual payment amount before charging. Here's the email I just sent to support:

Talked to live support. They changed my subscription to $6/month, refusing the additional 25% "because it's already discounted".

I have to submit a separate offline ticket to get a refund of the difference. Ugh.

joebob23 04-17-2013 06:54 AM

Now, we wait and see thecube will match or give us a different deal. They tend to when ever competitors have promotion.

mofofofo 04-17-2013 07:07 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by reg036 (Post 58906484)
Highwainds is one of the major usenest companies and they are based in the United States and therefor follow DMCA takedown notices very fast and effectively. Some people do not like this and prefer independent or a Dutch usenet provider.

Can you recommend some of those independent/Dutch Usenet providers?

mircury 04-17-2013 07:09 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by mofofofo (Post 58907178)
Can you recommend some of those independent/Dutch Usenet providers?

tweaknews

reg036 04-17-2013 07:17 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by mofofofo (Post 58907178)
Can you recommend some of those independent/Dutch Usenet providers?

Quote:

Originally Posted by mircury (Post 58907208)
tweaknews

Ditto!

MarshallB 04-17-2013 07:18 AM

Every few months they have their Demon Deal sale and offer Unlimited transfer for only $9.99 a month. A great deal compared to other unlimited usenet providers.

Current Plan: Demon Deal
Billing Cycle: 1 Month
SSL Enabled: YES
Registration Date: 09/03/2012
Expiration Date: 04/26/2013
Current Transfer Total: UnLimited
Current Plan Price: $9.99

Actually, you can try to ask one of the people in online support if the deal is available. Can't hurt to ask!

gclc1216 04-17-2013 07:26 AM

tweaknews has 10mb unlimited download for 42 euros / yr = 55 USD / yr = 4.6 USD / mon. isn't that a better choice over newsdeamon? but newsdaemon has faster DL speed with its plan, correct? how else is newsdaemon better? any tip is much appreciated!

MarshallB 04-17-2013 07:27 AM

I just logged into Newsdemon to copy my plan and post it here and seen the free online storage from storageninja.com and I just clicked one button and it created my account. With the Newsdemon unlimited plan, you get almost 10 Terabytes of storage for free!!!! Holy cow!

Current Account Type: Newsdemon 30

Cancel Account : Click here to cancel your account

Total Space : 10000 GB

Space In Use : 0 B

Max File-size : 0 B

Member since : 17 Apr, 2013

turuncu 04-17-2013 07:27 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by jclyon41 (Post 58905876)
They were doing really well for a while but now they've gone the way of Astraweb.

What is wrong with astraweb. Which one do you prefer?

playgamespool 04-17-2013 07:28 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by MarshallB (Post 58907382)
Every few months they have their Demon Deal sale and offer Unlimited transfer for only $9.99 a month. A great deal compared to other unlimited usenet providers.

Current Plan: Demon Deal
Billing Cycle: 1 Month
SSL Enabled: YES
Registration Date: 09/03/2012
Expiration Date: 04/26/2013
Current Transfer Total: UnLimited
Current Plan Price: $9.99

Actually, you can try to ask one of the people in online support if the deal is available. Can't hurt to ask!

whats the difference between Demon deal and what op posted? Just wondering.

jbrukardt 04-17-2013 07:30 AM

im on the lookout for a new provider, newshosting.com (not sure who they work through) has almost nothing now, every other file is missing blocks or corrupted (im suspecting due to DMCA stuff)

MarshallB 04-17-2013 07:31 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by playgamespool (Post 58907600)
whats the difference between Demon deal and what op posted? Just wondering.

Demon Deal offers Unlimited transfer for only $9.99 a month.
The closest they offer instead of unlimited in the OP's deal is for 1000 GB at $43.50 a month.

DogAndPony 04-17-2013 07:34 AM

What makes this better than torrents? Is this untraceable?

mircury 04-17-2013 07:40 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by DogAndPony (Post 58907748)
What makes this better than torrents? Is this untraceable?

No it is not untraceable. Very few things are. Onion routers are the closest i think. But ask yourself this. Are you uploading anything using newsgroups? Are you using SSL? Who normally get's in trouble with torrents? Are you sharing anything using newsgroups?

pur 04-17-2013 07:41 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by MarshallB (Post 58907678)
Demon Deal offers Unlimited transfer for only $9.99 a month.
The closest they offer instead of unlimited in the OP's deal is for 1000 GB at $43.50 a month.

This is unlimited

DogAndPony 04-17-2013 07:42 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by mircury (Post 58907852)
No it is not untraceable. Very few things are. Onion routers are the closest i think. But ask yourself this. Are you uploading anything using newsgroups? Are you using SSL? Who normally get's in trouble with torrents? Are you sharing anything using newsgroups?

So DMCA only cares if you are sharing? I can download copyrighted material without worry as long as I do not upload?

mircury 04-17-2013 07:44 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by DogAndPony (Post 58907890)
So DMCA only cares if you are sharing? I can download copyrighted material without worry as long as I do not upload?

Ummm... Downloading anything that is copyrighted without permission is illegal. If you want to be safe don't do it.

DogAndPony 04-17-2013 07:47 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by mircury (Post 58907940)
Ummm... Downloading anything that is copyrighted without permission is illegal. If you want to be safe don't do it.

Oh, I don't. I was just curious...

spikey911 04-17-2013 07:54 AM

Hmmm

I am on the $6.50 deal from Thundernews....

Would it be a good move to grab the $6 from here? Having the additional storage would be a big plus..

sceptor 04-17-2013 08:08 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by joebob23 (Post 58906932)
Now, we wait and see thecube will match or give us a different deal. They tend to when ever competitors have promotion.

im about to quit my cubenet unlimited account. With all the DCMA requests I've had to resort to torrents more often then not these days and ontop of that it's very hard to find a good indexer since matrix went down. All the other ones I was using went down also and I just barely found oznzb

sceptor 04-17-2013 08:12 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by reg036 (Post 58906484)
Highwainds is one of the major usenest companies and they are based in the United States and therefor follow DMCA takedown notices very fast and effectively. Some people do not like this and prefer independent or a Dutch usenet provider.

Google is your friend! The lifehacker article is out of date with software & providers but the info is good!

Thundernews is also a Highwinds reseller so you'd have the same issues!

http://www.newsgroupservers.net/


can you reference a dutch usenet provider?

pizzaslut 04-17-2013 08:24 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by sceptor (Post 58908478)
im about to quit my cubenet unlimited account. With all the DCMA requests I've had to resort to torrents more often then not these days and ontop of that it's very hard to find a good indexer since matrix went down. All the other ones I was using went down also and I just barely found oznzb

I cancelled CubeNet as well. Not because they were bad but because this is .99 cheaper plus free storage. I am a Slickdealer after all.

switchback1 04-17-2013 08:27 AM

I logged into my Newsdemon account and didn't see anything about the free storage I've seen mentioned.

joeH1974 04-17-2013 08:29 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by m6284505 (Post 58906144)
Whatever you do, DO NOT believe any post by user boltman2007. In fact, block him now.

Usenet is where some people download games, movies, pictures, mp3s...literally anything, illegal and legal. What you do there is not our concern but some people here think they can be the internet police and preach their views to you, like the name above.

I'm surprised he hasn't shown up yet...:lmao:

MarshallB 04-17-2013 08:30 AM

Mine was at the top of my Members Area page. It was in huge letters stating about qualifying for free storage. Maybe you have to be on the unlimited plan?

switchback1 04-17-2013 08:33 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by MarshallB (Post 58909038)
Mine was at the top of my Members Area page. It was in huge letters stating about qualifying for free storage. Maybe you have to be on the unlimited plan?

I have the unlimited plan, Got a deal some time ago for $7 month. I'll check again, maybe it is specific to certain plans.

WuBanga 04-17-2013 08:38 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by switchback1 (Post 58908962)
I logged into my Newsdemon account and didn't see anything about the free storage I've seen mentioned.

I just talked to live customer chat and had them change my existing plan to the $6/month plan with unlimited download/storage. Your Newsdemon member ID # and password will get you into storageninja.com site.

Separate question, anyone know anything about storageninja.com in terms of reliability/longevity?

FREEALTA 04-17-2013 08:42 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by MarshallB (Post 58907578)
I just logged into Newsdemon to copy my plan and post it here and seen the free online storage from storageninja.com and I just clicked one button and it created my account. With the Newsdemon unlimited plan, you get almost 10 Terabytes of storage for free!!!! Holy cow!

Current Account Type: Newsdemon 30

Cancel Account : Click here to cancel your account

Total Space : 10000 GB

Space In Use : 0 B

Max File-size : 0 B

Member since : 17 Apr, 2013

I had storageninja account along with my old usenet provider. The problem with most storage company is the limit on file size. I couldn't store a 1G file on there, so it's pretty useless if you can't store videos due to their file size. YMMV.

Another thing to keep in mind is some providers will throttle you after certain GB of download. I had Newgroupdirect and they would throttle me after a couple of 50G bluray movies download, i had to wait a few days before they would resume my unlimited speed. So keep that in mind also when you choose a unlimited provider. I don't have experience with Newsdemon to know if they throttle, just FYI.

joeH1974 04-17-2013 08:43 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ratherDashing (Post 58906090)
FYI:

Harry: Welcome to live chat support.
Harry: Hello.How may I assist you ?
Me: Harry, I have an account already at newsdemon and i see you are running a special today for $6 a month using the coupon code April2013a I was wondering if I could change my plan to the $6 a month plan.
Harry: May I know the Member id/ User name ?
Me: Username/Member Id: XXXXXXXX
Harry: Thank you for the info.
Harry: Please wait while I look into your account information.
Harry: Thank you for your patience.
Harry: [Me], I have successfully moved your account to current promotional as requested. You will be charged $6.00/month from your next re-bill.
Harry: Is there is anything else that I can help you with?
Me: thank you sir. that is it
Harry: My pleasure.
Harry: Thank you for using Live Chat support.
Harry: Have a great time [Me].

Did the same. Spoke with Harry. Conversation was almost verbatim to yours.

jrdnlc 04-17-2013 08:44 AM

I canceled my Thundernews $7 account and signed up for this Premium $10 Newsdemon but how are you guys getting unlimited storage? It only gave me 1TB as soon as I signed up :/


Edit: Signed in onto my StorageNinja account and noticed is 10TB instead of 1TB :o
Now to find out if they have an iPhone app or atleast support Webdav access.

mircury 04-17-2013 08:58 AM

Ok, I feel stupid asking this but on the free storage from storageninja how can you upload more than one file? All I get is a selection box to select a file to upload. Also, can't find the "Ninja file manager" app anywhere on the site. Do they expect us to upload 1 file at a time?

spikey911 04-17-2013 09:10 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by jrdnlc (Post 58909420)
I canceled my Thundernews $7 account and signed up for this Premium $10 Newsdemon but how are you guys getting unlimited storage? It only gave me 1TB as soon as I signed up :/


Edit: Signed in onto my StorageNinja account and noticed is 10TB instead of 1TB :o
Now to find out if they have an iPhone app or atleast support Webdav access.

Just curious, why did you opt for the premium instead of the $6 deal?

reg036 04-17-2013 09:13 AM

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Here is a good visual diagram of News Servers I found last year!
Attachment 1925424

I have kept Astraweb as my primary server and have a Tweaknews block as my backup server (Use SabNZBD) and have zero issues whatsoever.
Tweak is slower due to the distance traveled by the packets but necessary for completeness.

If you only download a little a month then a block plan is the way to go. You'll find that many won't openly talk too much about Newsservers as it's been a rough couple months with NZB sites shutting down, DMCA takedowns, and private invites getting slimmer.

I'm not a member of any private sites and have been using Usenet for well over a decade now (remember Agent and 300 day retention on Giganews? anyone?)

If you know what to do just use binsearch or nzbclub to find older stuff!

Thunderpants 04-17-2013 09:16 AM

Good deal but be warned DMCA seems to be hammering US usenet providers nowadays. Those linux isos end up being complete files a lot of times (this coming from someone that has Newsdemon for $6 unlimited from years ago). It almost makes me want to look for a Dutch or Euro Usenet provider or someone that provides a vpn service overseas that doesn't keep their log files for downloading torrents of those linux isos.

jrdnlc 04-17-2013 09:23 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by spikey911 (Post 58910206)
Just curious, why did you opt for the premium instead of the $6 deal?

I was paying $7 with Thundernews for only Unlimited w/ no storage and vpn so for an extra $3 i get vpn and 10tb storage I cant complain. Seems like a great deal to me

jrdnlc 04-17-2013 09:27 AM

Which site do you guys use to get NZB's? I paid the yearly subscription at NZBmatrix and they closed down 4 months later :mad:

Evi1d33d 04-17-2013 09:32 AM

Meh, after NZBmatrix got taken down there's no point using UseNet. Most uploads gets taken down after an hour or two of posting.

You can use automated downloaders but there's no way of telling if the file is fake or not. You can use private sites but good luck getting in.

bobfatherx 04-17-2013 09:53 AM

Great deal! I have been on Newsdemon's $6/month plan for about a year now.

One thing to note - all of the online reviews of usenet service providers are somewhat outdated now. Providers like Astraweb used to be the best in terms of retention and file availability, but nowadays DMCA notices propagate through all providers (including the overseas providers) extremely quickly, sometimes within an hour or less.

Because of that, my experience would tell me to pick up a cheap unlimited account like this one, and then back it up with a block account from a different service provider. You'd setup SAB to use your unlimited as your primary, and only pull blocks from the backup if necessary. Done this way, even a small block account can last a very long time.

kki000 04-17-2013 10:15 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by reg036 (Post 58910266)
Here is a good visual diagram of News Servers I found last year!
Attachment 1925424

I have kept Astraweb as my primary server and have a Tweaknews block as my backup server (Use SabNZBD) and have zero issues whatsoever.
Tweak is slower due to the distance traveled by the packets but necessary for completeness.

If you only download a little a month then a block plan is the way to go. You'll find that many won't openly talk too much about Newsservers as it's been a rough couple months with NZB sites shutting down, DMCA takedowns, and private invites getting slimmer.

I'm not a member of any private sites and have been using Usenet for well over a decade now (remember Agent and 300 day retention on Giganews? anyone?)

If you know what to do just use binsearch or nzbclub to find older stuff!

Thanks for the diagram, i finally dl and saved it.
Been using tweaknews as my main, as all us servers are for the most part useless.
How many connections are you using for tweak? It is slower per thread, but if i bump up to 20 connections or so, i fill my full 25-30mbits i get from my cable provider.

mircury 04-17-2013 11:04 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by jrdnlc (Post 58910530)
I was paying $7 with Thundernews for only Unlimited w/ no storage and vpn so for an extra $3 i get vpn and 10tb storage I cant complain. Seems like a great deal to me

10tb of storage is worthless if you can only upload 1 file at a time. It's a cruel joke.

nigerian 04-17-2013 12:16 PM

I just read newspapers online for my news. Why would anyone pay to read the news?

al3b3d3v 04-17-2013 12:38 PM

there are nbz indexes out there but its hard to get in on them since they are all private

monkeybiz 04-17-2013 12:43 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by mircury (Post 58907208)
tweaknews

repped, signed up for a free week trial. Like others I'm keeping Astraweb as my primary and hopefully my NewsBin Pro will fill in the blanks. Astraweb special
I am paying 96/yr - Been a few years, no problem, great service.
http://www.news.astraweb.com/spec...lhxfr2cwsw about $8/mo

Ignatz 04-17-2013 01:00 PM

What's the troll's name who comes around anytime anything Usenet-related is posted? The one who states a whole bunch of crap that has no factual basis...

timcdeals 04-17-2013 01:06 PM

Just signed up. FYI, I was charged $9 when I looked at my Payment History on their site. It also stated $9 in the email they sent me. I had to do a live chat to have them correct my monthly charge to $6. For the $9 they already charged, I had to open a offline support ticket to ask for refund. Hopefully this will not be an issue, if so I will reply back here.

porkrinds 04-17-2013 01:14 PM

Some resources:

Reddit: http://reddit.com/r/usenet <-- LOTS of information here. Read and read and read.
FTDworld: http://ftdworld.net A Spotweb implementation. Mainly for Dutch users, but mostly English (i.e. English audio, etc).
Free Public Search: https://binsearch.info (Raw Searching) or https://nzbx.co (less raw searching, basic browsing)

Various other sites and goodies @ the reddit.com link.

A small listing of Dutch providers: (Learn Dutch! Use google translate to help)
Tweaknews.eu
ExtremeUsenet.nl
ssl-news.info
4ux.nl
Cheapnews.eu (might be hard to pay for from USA)
Sunnyusenet (again near impossible to pay for right now from USA)

flatlight 04-17-2013 01:23 PM

Question regarding backup block accounts: Do programs like Newsleecher or SABNZB automatically download the missing blocks that were DMCA'd from the backup block account? Or do I have to manually determine which blocks are missing and go from there?

joeH1974 04-17-2013 01:24 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Ignatz (Post 58916576)
What's the troll's name who comes around anytime anything Usenet-related is posted? The one who states a whole bunch of crap that has no factual basis...

Boltman

Ignatz 04-17-2013 01:36 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by joeH1974 (Post 58917144)
Boltman

Sounds about right.

My favorite of his/her/its arguments: "Usenet is the reason that television is terrible."

monkeybiz 04-17-2013 01:37 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by flatlight (Post 58917126)
Question regarding backup block accounts: Do programs like Newsleecher or SABNZB automatically download the missing blocks that were DMCA'd from the backup block account? Or do I have to manually determine which blocks are missing and go from there?

I was just reading up on that in the reddit forum mentioned above. Some readers will allow you to check the backup option in setup. I'm unsure what my Newsbin will do, will test later.

timcdeals 04-17-2013 01:40 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by timcdeals (Post 58916706)
Just signed up. FYI, I was charged $9 when I looked at my Payment History on their site. It also stated $9 in the email they sent me. I had to do a live chat to have them correct my monthly charge to $6. For the $9 they already charged, I had to open a offline support ticket to ask for refund. Hopefully this will not be an issue, if so I will reply back here.

Got an email they refunded my $3 to my credit card and on their web site it shows -$3 in payment history. So everything looks good now.

jubjub 04-17-2013 01:42 PM

check out FTDworld.net

porkrinds 04-17-2013 02:04 PM

Yes, sabnzbd and newsbin pro will allow 'backup' or 'slave' servers. You specify when adding the server. If your main server doesn't have the file, it will attempt to source it from your backup/slave service.

BananaBoatX 04-17-2013 02:29 PM

So the Dutch servers don't have the problems that the US ones do?

monkeybiz 04-17-2013 02:43 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by porkrinds (Post 58918214)
Yes, sabnzbd and newsbin pro will allow 'backup' or 'slave' servers. You specify when adding the server. If your main server doesn't have the file, it will attempt to source it from your backup/slave service.

ditto, just checked and newsbin has a checkbox for Fill Server for files missing from primary. I'm burning through my Cubenet block too fast and they don't have much over Astraweb. Now I'll use tweaknews.eu as my fill server with Astraweb. I'm not good at this but trying to cut the cord. Directv just cut me some slack so I'll stick with them for awhile.

monkeybiz 04-17-2013 02:45 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by BananaBoatX (Post 58918860)
So the Dutch servers don't have the problems that the US ones do?

most have a fee trial, just signed up for one at
oops I meant https://www.tweaknews.eu/
from their site "Safe because you are free to use SSL you can rest assured that no big brother is watching you."
Judge for yourself. I'm guessing they have what you need. All you need is a name and email address to test.
I learn a lot from you guys. :)

jubjub 04-17-2013 03:00 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by BananaBoatX (Post 58918860)
So the Dutch servers don't have the problems that the US ones do?


If your question is regarding my post , I really don't think that the location of the server is of much consequence , inasmuch as FTD is just a chat room with links to usenet posts--not a server.

Think of it as a barebones "NZBMatrix".

Mystyrose 04-17-2013 03:12 PM

About Tweaknews, is the 10Mbit limit per thread or for the whole simultaneous download? Do they offer any deals at times? Thanks so much!

zAKai 04-17-2013 03:23 PM

Anyone have a link to their actual VPN service details? I'd like to know what gateways in which countries they have available.

Killerz 04-17-2013 04:02 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by zAKai (Post 58919874)
Anyone have a link to their actual VPN service details? I'd like to know what gateways in which countries they have available.

And if they are logfree... On that note, does anyone know of any good logfree cheap by the day VPN providers?

Eric10301 04-17-2013 04:29 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Mystyrose (Post 58919690)
About Tweaknews, is the 10Mbit limit per thread or for the whole simultaneous download? Do they offer any deals at times? Thanks so much!

It's total speed, not per thread. If you sign up for a trial they will send you an email after a week or so with some deals trying to get you to sign up.

fink.nottle 04-17-2013 04:41 PM

Has anyone used put.io around here? They used to have free accounts earlier, but I guess they've stopped now. I've found their service to be pretty good. Their basic plan is 5 bucks a month for 10 GB storage and I've found it to be sufficient. It's not capped at the amount of data transferred. Their tiers are based on the maximum storage that you can get at a given point of time. That is not so much of a problem unless you are interested in really large files, because you can always flush and repeat. I have a cubenet block too, but I hardly use it. It is far easier to find torrents (which work with put.io) than to find nzb files.

itaintrite 04-17-2013 04:54 PM

ahem... DMCA... But good enough if you have sickbeard or similar set up.

elBradford 04-17-2013 05:02 PM

All of your talk convinced me to drop my $7/month thecubenet plan and just grab a block account. I don't use it nearly enough. Someday I'll set up a couch potato and sickbeard server but until then it's just a waste.

darksiderising 04-17-2013 05:03 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Evi1d33d (Post 58910778)
Meh, after NZBmatrix got taken down there's no point using UseNet. Most uploads gets taken down after an hour or two of posting.

You can use automated downloaders but there's no way of telling if the file is fake or not. You can use private sites but good luck getting in.

NZBMatrix was just an indexing site, not hosting the actual files. There are plenty of other indexing sites out there.

bsdc 04-17-2013 05:11 PM

I've been using Newsdemon for over two years now (on a $7 unlimited plan I was lucky enough to get in on) and I've been very happy with it the entire time. Now I get to save an extra dollar a month :)

TU + rep!

Chmarr 04-17-2013 05:16 PM

Well, for $6 I'd decided to see what their unlimited storage is like.

1. They resell storage from storageninja.com

2. The account details, once they were set up, says that i have 10TB storage. THis isn't "unlimited" but, okay, its 10TB... close enough,

3. Their webpage to upload and download files is a freaking joke. There's no way this is going to be useful for someone with a large number of files to manage. And as icing on the cake, their "My Account" link at the bottom of the page 404s.

4. My VERY first test of uploading a file, just 40MB, and attempting to download it again, totally failed. The upload appeared to go through fine, but doing the download redirected me to a different URL (via a javascript event, rather than a useful, sharable, link) and then just hung there. Waited 2 minutes already, with no further activity.


Total waste of $6.

buddybd 04-17-2013 05:17 PM

I'm still on my Astraweb 1TB block and managed to use 240GB so far. It sells for $50 now and I have had very little issues with it.

You guys can look into nzb-matrix.eu. Simple layout and has all the latest distros.

peanutty 04-17-2013 05:18 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by reg036 (Post 58906484)
Highwainds is one of the major usenest companies and they are based in the United States and therefor follow DMCA takedown notices very fast and effectively. Some people do not like this and prefer independent or a Dutch usenet provider.

Google is your friend! The lifehacker article is out of date with software & providers but the info is good!

Thundernews is also a Highwinds reseller so you'd have the same issues!

http://www.newsgroupservers.net/

reps to you for the Thundernews info -- and thanks for sharing the visual diagram! :wave:

i've actually been a Thundernews subscriber for a few years now, and have been wondering why the number of their mp3-related posts seems to have been gradually decreasing. (i guess because of their association with Highwinds?) the only thing is that i have never had trouble finding/downloading items found on nzb-indexing sites (using Thundernews servers). so maybe what i search for isn't high on any DMCA list?

not sure how much more i'll find with Astraweb or Tweaknews...

goblinpunk 04-17-2013 05:24 PM

Does anyone have any experience with this VPN? Is it an account from slickvpn? How easy is it to set up?

Evi1d33d 04-17-2013 05:24 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by darksiderising (Post 58921740)
NZBMatrix was just an indexing site, not hosting the actual files. There are plenty of other indexing sites out there.

Most decent indexing sites are private and really difficult to get in. Public ones like binsearch.info get a lot of spam and fake uploads.

And anything popular and public gets DMCA'd really quickly.

Tyler2Tall147 04-17-2013 05:26 PM

Anyone do the math on how much you have to download a month to make this better then the $50 1TB plans?

gooch007 04-17-2013 05:28 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by reg036 (Post 58910266)
Here is a good visual diagram of News Servers I found last year!


I have kept Astraweb as my primary server and have a Tweaknews block as my backup server (Use SabNZBD) and have zero issues whatsoever.
Tweak is slower due to the distance traveled by the packets but necessary for completeness.

If you only download a little a month then a block plan is the way to go. You'll find that many won't openly talk too much about Newsservers as it's been a rough couple months with NZB sites shutting down, DMCA takedowns, and private invites getting slimmer.

I'm not a member of any private sites and have been using Usenet for well over a decade now (remember Agent and 300 day retention on Giganews? anyone?)

If you know what to do just use binsearch or nzbclub to find older stuff!

Forte Agent. Those were the good old days.

deanzel 04-17-2013 05:29 PM

I'd definitely recommend Usenet to anybody especially those who like to store bluray or 720p/1080p web-dl quality of movies and tv shows. I've been on Highwinds for about a year (thecubenet unlimited currently and something else before) and honestly have found very little problems for the most part. On my Synology NAS, I have over 10TBs of movies (old and brand new) in 720p/1080p BRrips, 150+ tv & anime series in 1080p/720p (when available) and some games. I've set up Sickbeard and couchpotato so I literally have to do nothing while my NAS grabs everything for me and downloads at top speeds. Combining this with Plex, I'm in media heaven.

For some of the newer shows (particularly HBO) the high quality versions of new episodes and previous season Blurays get DMCAed but for the new episodes, there are always reposts (usually got to get them in a week for the rare shows). The regular sdtv and hdtv rips that all the torrent sites have are almost always up for a long time. Personally, I love/need 1080p/720p Web-DL (rips off the iTunes store with DRM removed) as they are the best quality available until the Blurays come out (which I then upgrade to) and torrents almost never have those along with high quality Bluray rips of even common shows.

DVDrips of everything are usually up for me and I've found things that are 1600+ days old working fine. I'm always trying to find the best current shows, but kind of obsess with having backlogs of all the best movies and tv shows from before and Usenet is honestly the best for that (if you have an unlimited account). I can easily go 2+ TBs in a month although now I'm having just a harder time finding new shows and movies that I even want to collect.

You can use hosting sites like uploaded.net, rapidgator, netload, etc but you have scour forums and manually input everything into jdownloader (can't have it automated like with usenet), deal with the same takedowns, run into more inconsistent speeds (I have to stop and start jdownloader all the time for some reason), and it's usually more expensive and has monthly download caps unlike an unlimited usenet account. However, they are good for some rare high quality shows that get DMCAed on usenet and are a bit older so I sign up for a month maybe every 6-9 months to get rare things (at 720p/1080p quality) that I'm picky about and can't find on usenet or torrents. However, sites like tehparadox.com are awesome to grab some rare things or see what you might have missed.

It's also great for movies especially getting Bluray quality copies of everything from the newest movies to classics released 5+ years ago. For movies older than 6 months, usenet is a breeze and almost always come through for me. For the newest releases, when they first come out with 720p/1080p bluray releases, the first ones probably get DMCAed in a day or less but only for the very popular movies. However, there are constant reposts and you'll eventually get it. If you don't want to have to search and scour all the time, set up Coachpotato which automatically searches indexes and grabs those movies when they are available at a certain specified quality that you want. It's better than torrents in my opinion because you can't get those movies in the beginning anyway because there are so many leechers and so few seeders. But if push comes to shove and you can't get a certain movie after a few days, I'll torrent it (very rare).

In terms of games, usenet is not the best for it. There are a decent # of posts and reposts and the new games will stay up for a couple days (I only know for XB360) but they go down and stay down. I don't really download too many games but I usually use torrents if it's an older game. If you stay up to date and like the newest games immediately, usenet works well.

In terms of privacy, nothing is untraceable. But compared to torrents, usenet is better. You're provider keeps basic logs of somethings (and some don't at all) but these almost in all certainty will never be used against you. Sharing is where they can get you, and you don't do that at all on usenet (you just download off of foreign servers). Usenet has SSL connections and combined with a VPN, you're pretty much good (unless you do something sick like download child pornography). I don't even use a VPN or proxy for my usenet downloading because I'd rather have the extra speed but a VPN for torrents is a must.

If you're a massive downloader, demand the best quality, and want a large collection or backlog of movies and tv shows (like me), usenet is for you (especially an unlimited account). If you don't download that much, but kind of want an automatic tv and movie PVR of the latest things, get a block account and set up the automation software like Sickbeard (for TV) and Coachpotato (for movies). At least try it out. SABNZBD is the best downloader in my opinion and has so many options, settings, automatic sorting and download automation /scheduler options. It even has a check before download feature if you're worried that something is DMCAed and don't want to waste downloading part of it to find out it's incomplete (I use this for some rare NZBs that are very large and I'm not sure if they're up). It also works in conjunction with so much other software. It also runs perfectly on my NAS. It blows jdownloader out of the water in my opinion (but obviously they're for very different purposes).

I'll also give some help on indexers since everyone seems to be complaining since the NZBMatrix got killed. People say the first rule of usenet is to not talk about usenet but that's stupid. Honestly, my downloading has gotten infinitely better after NZBmatrix went down but that might also be because I'm better at identifying what I want, at what quality, and what will work. The main advantage of NZBmatrix was the community commenting on various NZBs about its quality and if it was up or not. There is no equal among the new indexers for that but a lot of the info can just be found in the accompanying .nfo file (quality, language, stats, what files are included, etc). And for seeing if a file is still up, there is some basic feedback but you can kind of figure out the basic time frame for when a brand new Bluray movie or 1080p Web-DL of Game of Thrones will be down. You can also check if it's up with the SABNZBD feature before you even download a single byte (this does take a bit longer in the beginning though).

There are a bunch of indexers popping up almost weekly. I've been able to grab free invites and even some free VIP invites (found smackdownonyou.com right here on SDN) to like 5+ of them. For free invites and membership, most will have a limit on how many NZBs you can grab a day like 5-10 and how many API hits you can take a day (this is a premium feature at a lot of indexers too). API hits are important if you set up Sickbeard or Coachpotato to scan for new releases every 30mins, hour, etc. I haven't had to pay for a single indexer so the fear of them going down isn't a big deal to me. But I haven't had any of them go down since I've signed up after NZBmatrix got killed. Some of the best ones are:
omgwtfnzbs.org, nzbsrus.com, filesharingtalk.com/nzbs, smackdownonyou.com, nzb-matrix.eu

I think that you may have to be on the lookout for invites for free accounts, but paid accounts are mostly open to anyone. NZBRUS is probably the best paid site right now and omgwtfnzbs is a solid second. However, if you don't want to pay, filesharingtalk is pretty good in having the main releases up. If you want to set up automatic grab software like Sickbeard , getting a premium account for their API feature is a pretty good resource, but Sickbeard even has their own free indexer which works pretty well (might be behind like 15-30 minutes on the newest releases compared to paid sites).

My #1 resource by FAR though is nzbclub.com. This site is a BEAST. It is a search engine that goes through every single NZB release group and shows everything that's been released in like the last 1700+ days. If you know what you want, I don't even look at the indexers and just go straight here. There is no list comprehensible list of what is released that a newbie could follow like on indexers because they congregate everything. The only way is if you have certain alt.binary groups that you like to follow like for HD tv or anime. They have everything with pretty good sorting options (size, date released, relevance). Reading the .nfo files are critical here as they are critical in making sure you download what you want (and don't get like a German version of something). It can be a bit overwhelming so ease into it. But if you get a hang of this, it's absolutely money for building a good catalog of movies, shows, music, etc. I even sometimes use free accounts on the indexers just to see what is being released and grab the NZB from nzbclub so I don't use up a free grab. Also, you can start recognizing the best releasers for movies and tv shows and don't even have to read .nfo files. You can trust their quality (ie SINNERS, MacGuffin, AMIABLE, SPARKS).

That's a ton of info but I think that it gives a good overview of usenet and alternatives. In summary, usenet is awesome especially if you're a massive downloader, want solid privacy, want the best quality, and want to set up automatic grabbing services that serve as a PVR. It's still good if you're not a heavy downloader but just go with a block account or just try an unlimited account for a month if it's this cheap. Also, life still exists post-NZBmatrix. It's a bit harder to navigate but the quality is there. You just have to put some more time setting it up first, but once you get a hang of it, there is even more content available than what NZBmatrix offered. Hope this helps.

Marthisdil 04-17-2013 05:34 PM

too bad no nzb site comes close to nzbmatrix,,,,otherwise id consider it

Qhuck 04-17-2013 05:38 PM

Got a 1TB block as backup. Very good price. Thanks.

HirenS85 04-17-2013 05:46 PM

Usenet kind of sucks. I have it now and search using binsearch.info and nzbindex. Seems like a majority of the files are password protected and make you jump through some ridiculous hoops just to get the password for the archive. When it works its awesome but just expect to deal with tons and tons of password protected files. This might not bother people on an unlimited plan but those of us who have block plans burn through data for no reason because of this. It really is a cess pool out there.

xkingpin 04-17-2013 05:57 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by goblinpunk (Post 58922146)
Does anyone have any experience with this VPN? Is it an account from slickvpn? How easy is it to set up?

It says in the FAQ they use slickvpn. Their TOS basically says they keep logs as legally required and will legally turn over the logs if required.

JZoidberg 04-17-2013 05:57 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Evi1d33d (Post 58910778)
Meh, after NZBmatrix got taken down there's no point using UseNet. Most uploads gets taken down after an hour or two of posting.

You can use automated downloaders but there's no way of telling if the file is fake or not. You can use private sites but good luck getting in.

I agree completely. Usenet is dead. Everybody move on to something else and take the focus away from this dead dead service.

reg036 04-17-2013 05:58 PM

Deanzel has a lot of good info in his post for all you usenet newbs!

Personally I never used NZBMatrix ever in my life so I wasn't hurt much other then newbies flocking to where I usually hang out in.

Anyways I actually keep an old copy of newleecher around just so I can pull headers when I want to, old habit but useful sometimes to just browse a group but now a days they're using so many different groups it's becoming a lost art.

I actually just jumped into the SabNZB ship last month and still getting used to it, I still miss a separate program but there is no better software out now as newsreaders are dying off slowly!

Floaty93 04-17-2013 05:58 PM

I know newsdemon was one of the sites newsbin linked to. They are also a site nzbmatrix trusted enough to link on their site and on nzbxxx as well. They have been around a long time and have a pretty good rep.

I also know that a lot of these questions about vpn providers "logging" are kind of pointless. There are two kinds of vpn providers. Those who log the IP address used to access their servers and those who lie and say they do not log anything. ALL vpn providers who want to stay in business will log the IP address you use to access their system. If they do not, they can not act on take down notices and they have no rights under DMCA type laws. If they are not worried about their DMCA rights, then they are likely going to take your money for as long as you give it to them and then when they get shut down, they will run away with your money. I would NOT trust any vpn provider who claims to not log anything.

To my knowledge, no vpn actually logs WHAT and WHERE you visit. Just the IP address you use to connect to their network. It allows them to turn your account off when they get a take down notice.

Most VPN providers do not want to "rat out" their customers, its not in their best interest. They will protect their customers as long as possible. You are best off finding a good cheap VPN provider with a server relatively close to where you are located.

reg036 04-17-2013 06:04 PM

http://torrentfreak.com/vpn-servi...on-130302/

VPN Services That Take Your Anonymity Seriously, 2013 Edition

spicytofu 04-17-2013 06:04 PM

im sick of usenetserver. Something that was posted for one day and is already taken down. All the stuff I get are usually on DMCA's watch so i cant dl anything off highwinds servers. Goodbye highwinds.

namlook 04-17-2013 06:07 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by goblinpunk (Post 58906378)
Keep in mind, for most users block accounts are really a much better value. At the TB price it's 4.4 cents/gb. You would have to download over 137 gb per month to make the $6/month more cost efficient than the TB block account.

137 GB is nothing for many people. Some do that in a day.

jclyon41 04-17-2013 06:09 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by BananaBoatX (Post 58918860)
So the Dutch servers don't have the problems that the US ones do?

Not as much. Newsdemon just started doing automated takedowns. I had the $6 deal from Black Friday but cancelled yesterday and signed up for tweaknews.

reg036 04-17-2013 06:09 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by namlook (Post 58922864)
137 GB is nothing for many people. Some do that in a day.

:hide:

Floaty93 04-17-2013 06:17 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by reg036 (Post 58922796)
http://torrentfreak.com/vpn-servi...on-130302/

VPN Services That Take Your Anonymity Seriously, 2013 Edition

Yea, I read this earlier, but it really makes no sense. Many of the companies listed say they comply with the DMCA and that they use shared IP addresses so they can't single out a user. This is nonsense. To follow the rules and comply with a DMCA take down notice, you must notify the person who posted the content that their content is being removed and then give them the opportunity to prove ownership. Otherwise you are not complying. A vpn provider knows the IP address of the server that was used to post the content and they then must know the IP address of the customer who connected through that server. It may be a case where they have to notify multiple users that such and such content is going to be taken down, but they do have to notify someone or they are surrendering their rights of protection.

yourwhiteshadow 04-17-2013 06:24 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by JZoidberg (Post 58922662)
I agree completely. Usenet is dead. Everybody move on to something else and take the focus away from this dead dead service.

i also agree. there are only so many linux ISOs you can download. with ubuntu releases 6 months apart, i think it'd be best to just get them from canonical.

cluedweasel 04-17-2013 06:27 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by namlook (Post 58922864)
137 GB is nothing for many people. Some do that in a day.

Do that here and you'd get a $6,000 overage bill at the end of the month!

ndetect 04-17-2013 06:27 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by deanzel (Post 58922230)
I'd definitely recommend ....... there is even more content available than what NZBmatrix offered. Hope this helps.

Great post. Repped.

ndetect 04-17-2013 06:30 PM

Why do you need to download linux iso from these sites. Aren't those already available free to download?

yourwhiteshadow 04-17-2013 06:38 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ndetect (Post 58923248)
Why do you need to download linux iso from these sites. Aren't those already available free to download?

Speeds. I can download about 800 MB in about a 2 minutes or so with my connection.

monkeybiz 04-17-2013 06:50 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by cluedweasel (Post 58923188)
Do that here and you'd get a $6,000 overage bill at the end of the month!

that's the beauty of unlimited, no worries. Except my stupid DSL provider sent me a warning about abusing my 12.1MB plan. I was overpaying for pokey 1.5DSL for years so just making up some time. I was surprised how fast I burned through my first 25GB block from cubenet. I'm getting the full 12.1MB here to their EU server but going back to unlimited SSL at $8/mo. Can't get enough of Sasha Grey. :nod:

docnas 04-17-2013 06:50 PM

Guys a quick question about usenet providers. Frugalusenet and thecube which servers are they resellers of? I use frugal as my main unlimited (5/month) and thecubenet as my backup (i got 100gb block for $5).

goblinpunk 04-17-2013 07:09 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by namlook (Post 58922864)
137 GB is nothing for many people. Some do that in a day.

Those people are NOT the majority. Most people in the US have dl caps of 250-300gb a month from their internet provider.

Edit: Also what in god's name could you be downloading 4TB/month? The hard drive space alone...There's no way you could absorb all that media

provis83 04-17-2013 07:13 PM

Guys. Remember, what's the first rule of usenet?


The takedowns are nothing new but they separate the savvy and not so savvy. Usenet is getting way to much attention the last few years. Attention is its worst enemy.

Usenet is not for the weak of heart and that's one of the reasons it works.

npolite 04-17-2013 07:24 PM

If I were to purchase a block, does it expire? I have Astra as my primary. Haven't had any issues recently.

goblinpunk 04-17-2013 07:29 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by npolite (Post 58924260)
If I were to purchase a block, does it expire? I have Astra as my primary. Haven't had any issues recently.

Nope it doesn't expire. I picked up 1 tb block to go along with my 1tb block with astra as well. I haven't had any issues with them lately either but this is crazy cheap for a back up.

kevinator2010 04-17-2013 07:32 PM

Just got 1tb block for backup. Thanks you..

provis83 04-17-2013 07:33 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by goblinpunk (Post 58924342)
Nope it doesn't expire. I picked up 1 tb block to go along with my 1tb block with astra as well. I haven't had any issues with them lately either but this is crazy cheap for a back up.

If you are looking for cheap and are ok with Highwinds then I'd wait until next months terabyte tuesday from urlhasbeenblocked. http://www.urlhasbeenblocked.com/...e-tuesday/

$38 for 1.1 tb block. Can't be beat and the same backend provider as this.



Also note that highwinds isn't bad as a primary provider but not a good backup. This combined with a EU provider for backup blocks is a good solution.

pizzaslut 04-17-2013 07:35 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by goblinpunk (Post 58924008)

Edit: Also what in god's name could you be downloading 4TB/month? The hard drive space alone...There's no way you could absorb all that media


I can plow through a terabyte of porn every day and that's based on xvid encoding. You don't want my mkv stats.

provis83 04-17-2013 07:40 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by pizzaslut (Post 58924420)
I can plow through a terabyte of porn every day and that's based on xvid encoding. You don't want my mkv stats.

Hope you have a keyboard cover. Sounds sticky.

redirtfarmer33 04-17-2013 08:16 PM

I went ahead and joined up to.

namlook 04-17-2013 09:05 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by goblinpunk (Post 58924008)
Those people are NOT the majority. Most people in the US have dl caps of 250-300gb a month from their internet provider.

Edit: Also what in god's name could you be downloading 4TB/month? The hard drive space alone...There's no way you could absorb all that media

I agree that's not most people, that's why I said SOME people. I think a very large group of people dl more than 137GB in a month and would benefit from the unlimited plan.

jason79 04-17-2013 09:29 PM

I have tomato vpn ed. and ddwrt vpn ed. on some of my routers. Would anyone be so kind is to tell me how to setup SlickVPN using the ddwrt or tomato GUI? Can't seem to get it to work on neither. Intent is to route ALL traffic, or all which is possible over the VPN.

ThaWhat 04-17-2013 09:58 PM

So no replacement has come along for NZBmatrix yet?

RaGe420 04-17-2013 11:31 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ThaWhat (Post 58926668)
So no replacement has come along for NZBmatrix yet?

nzbsrus.com

namlook 04-17-2013 11:41 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by RaGe420 (Post 58927654)
nzbsrus.com

"Please upgrade to VIP to browse the site."

0.40 BTC for a year. Forget it. Too many other viable options to spend that kind of money.

swat_leader 04-18-2013 01:42 AM

Just tried ordering, looks like its dead! =\

"Coupon is expired and you can continue buying the plan for full price"

wctest 04-18-2013 02:00 AM

TO ALL WHO POSTED INDEXING SITE NAMES....WOW,?!? #1 rule is to not publicly name them! Your just asking to get them shut down sooner rather than later, ruining it FOR THE REST OF US!! Why do you think they are all being shut down? Because of amateurs like you that post them publicly.........There's a reason they are PRIVATE indexing sites. Please edit all of your posts and remove the PRIVATE indexing site names. OP -Thank you for posting the great deal! (Not being sarcastic)

krazyshopper 04-18-2013 05:46 AM

correct me if im wrong but except for the storage ability, arent there a lot of sites just like usenet that are free?

Flarghon 04-18-2013 05:47 AM

I am also getting "Coupon is expired and you can continue buying the plan for full price" when I try to sign up. Looks like the deal is dead.

karrr 04-18-2013 05:55 AM

deal is dead now

yourwhiteshadow 04-18-2013 08:13 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by wctest (Post 58928478)
TO ALL WHO POSTED INDEXING SITE NAMES....WOW,?!? #1 rule is to not publicly name them! Your just asking to get them shut down sooner rather than later, ruining it FOR THE REST OF US!! Why do you think they are all being shut down? Because of amateurs like you that post them publicly.........There's a reason they are PRIVATE indexing sites. Please edit all of your posts and remove the PRIVATE indexing site names. OP -Thank you for posting the great deal! (Not being sarcastic)

you can also thank the mod who put this deal on FP...

Flarghon 04-18-2013 08:29 AM

Since this deal has expired can anyone recommend a similarly priced deal for a provider that I could use as a primary account? I currently pay $11/month with astraweb and was looking to save any money I could.

RaGe420 04-18-2013 08:36 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Flarghon (Post 58933272)
Since this deal has expired can anyone recommend a similarly priced deal for a provider that I could use as a primary account? I currently pay $11/month with astraweb and was looking to save any money I could.

cubenet

ThaWhat 04-18-2013 10:45 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by RaGe420 (Post 58927654)
nzbsrus.com

Thanks. Repped.

Quote:

Originally Posted by namlook (Post 58927726)
"Please upgrade to VIP to browse the site."

0.40 BTC for a year. Forget it. Too many other viable options to spend that kind of money.

I don't mind paying, as I paid for NZBmatrix before and it was worth every penny. But with that said, I have no idea what a bitcoin actually is or how much it will actually cost even after doing a quick google search.

RaGe420 04-18-2013 11:29 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ThaWhat (Post 58936644)
Thanks. Repped.



I don't mind paying, as I paid for NZBmatrix before and it was worth every penny. But with that said, I have no idea what a bitcoin actually is or how much it will actually cost even after doing a quick google search.

BTC USD
coinmill.com
0.0100 0.90
0.0200 1.81
0.0500 4.52
0.1000 9.04
0.2000 18.09
0.5000 45.22

They have gone up a TON
When I did it I was able to get 1 BTC for about 20 and the cost at that time was 1 BTC
They change the price daily based on BTC prices
You can buy via paypal on ebay but going to run more than transferring money in

namlook 04-18-2013 12:43 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ThaWhat (Post 58936644)
Thanks. Repped.



I don't mind paying, as I paid for NZBmatrix before and it was worth every penny. But with that said, I have no idea what a bitcoin actually is or how much it will actually cost even after doing a quick google search.

Big difference in price. NZBMatrix was $10 for lifetime membership. nzbrus is around $38 for a year.

ThaWhat 04-18-2013 02:49 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by namlook (Post 58939916)
Big difference in price. NZBMatrix was $10 for lifetime membership. nzbrus is around $38 for a year.

Whoa! Huge difference. Didn't realize nzbrus isn't a one time fee. Thanks for the info.

elite001 04-18-2013 03:13 PM

I still haven't got the idea on why usenet is better than just regular web forum or file transfer using torrent/any other file host service like rapidshare, uploaded.net, etc.

jjj444yes 04-19-2013 06:51 AM

this thread reminded me to cancel cubenet ... if you signed up on this deal (another high winds reseller), prepare to be disappointed

cubenet started out great.. last month it basically became all the things that are broken with astra web...


RIP usenet... you died a quiet an ignominious death (has anyone else noticed how tv shows have gotten BETTER since then).. but in your place Hulu Plus was born.. it's awesome... bc it has like everything dood... even commercials (the way tv was meant to be seen... amirite?)

LuCaniTy 04-20-2013 09:05 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by jason79 (Post 58926282)
I have tomato vpn ed. and ddwrt vpn ed. on some of my routers. Would anyone be so kind is to tell me how to setup SlickVPN using the ddwrt or tomato GUI? Can't seem to get it to work on neither. Intent is to route ALL traffic, or all which is possible over the VPN.


I just emailed support, I'll let you know when they get back to me

playgamespool 04-21-2013 07:50 AM

just pointing out that it's not only the highwinds usenet companies that are being threatened. Pretty much all of usenet is under a threat. By signing up for something other than highwinds, you might get an extra day of whatever you were looking for but it will be taken down. Key is grab whatever you need as soon as it comes out.

ccdeviney 04-21-2013 08:43 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by provis83 (Post 58924392)
If you are looking for cheap and are ok with Highwinds then I'd wait until next months terabyte tuesday from urlhasbeenblocked. http://www.urlhasbeenblocked.com/...e-tuesday/

$38 for 1.1 tb block. Can't be beat and the same backend provider as this.



Also note that highwinds isn't bad as a primary provider but not a good backup. This combined with a EU provider for backup blocks is a good solution.


I got a 2.2 TB block a couple of weeks ago during the 2 hour special for $65 at News Group Direct (delete spaces), my main provider for the last ~ 5 years.

jason79 04-25-2013 12:02 PM

Anyone got IPSEC or L2TP to work yet? I could only get PPTP to work.

chimchim 04-26-2013 10:47 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by elite001 (Post 58943314)
I still haven't got the idea on why usenet is better than just regular web forum or file transfer using torrent/any other file host service like rapidshare, uploaded.net, etc.

I think this has been answered if you read the entire thread, but briefly:

Usenet has unparalleled variety of content, and usually unparalleled speed (can max out a 60Mbps connection or even higher). The costs are also lower than the Rapidshare type sites, and as Usenet has been around longer than the Internet, you can be sure that it will be around basically forever. If you paid $50 to MegaUpload... whoops, you not only lost that money, you're likely on some government list now. The Rapidgator type sites are probably organized crime syndicates, and you don't want to f*** with them or give them your CC number; Usenet is more like the geeky kids who want to live a socialist utopian ideal, and you can find the individuals behind the providers and talk to them on forums easily enough.

In comparison to torrents, Usenet is incomparably safer. You are downloading straight from a provider that is likely overseas, and your traffic is encrypted. The only way to be caught would be for a government sting type operation where they physically take over the Usenet server -- and that has never happened, and is unlikely to ever happen. I believe that it is still true that not a single person has been busted for downloading from Usenet -- unless it is something like child porn I don't read about. (Uploading is a different matter.) OTOH, probably hundreds of thousands of people have received DMCA notices for torrenting. With torrents, you're wide-open -- it's the nature of P2P. (VPN or VPS for torrenting is much safer, but your costs go up and convenience and speed go down.)


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